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The Alliance announces MVP Award winners

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress announced the winners of its 11th Annual Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards during NRCA's 124th Annual Convention held Feb. 14-18 in Las Vegas. The MVP Awards program recognizes and honors outstanding roofing workers from various U.S. regions.

The winners were chosen based on their significant contributions in one or more of the following areas: outstanding on-the-job performance; on-the-job safety performance; contributions to a team effort; community service and volunteerism; and other noteworthy contributions and activities. The winners are:

Will DeGrace, superintendent for Baker Roofing Co., Raleigh, N.C.
Frank Delgado, superintendent for RSI Roofing, San Diego
George Denton, superintendent for Supreme Systems Inc., Dallas
Robert Marshall, foreman for CentiMark Corp., King of Prussia, Pa.
Kevin Moretz, foreman for CentiMark, Jessup, Md.
Charlie Navatta, superintendent for Supreme Systems, Dallas
Gary Pegump, superintendent for T&K Roofing and Sheet Metal Co., Ely, Iowa
Tomas Perez, superintendent for Star Roofing Inc., Phoenix
Ernesto Ruiz, foreman for AAA Roofing Co. Inc., Indianapolis
Donald Wohlfeil Jr., superintendent for Noffke Roofing Co. LLC, Mequon, Wis.

Additionally, the Alliance named the following MVP Awards finalists:

Jorge Aguilar-Cruiz, driver for Allied Building Products Corp., Long Island City, N.Y.
Jack Garrett, superintendent for Black Roofing Inc., Boulder, Colo.
Melvin Gill, warehouse employee for ABC Supply Co., Bridgeport, Conn.
John Hunnicut, foreman for Harness Roofing Inc., Harrison, Ark.
Elvis Kremic, foreman for CentiMark, Rocky Hill, Conn.
Matt Mattison, foreman for CentiMark, Garner, N.C.
Hector Molina, superintendent for KPostCompany, Dallas
Antonio Moscoso, foreman for Maggio Roofing, Takoma Park, Md.
Joseph Quintana, superintendent for B&M Roofing of Colorado Inc., Frederick
David Wilson, foreman for CentiMark, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

For more information about the MVP Awards program, contact Bennett Judson, the Alliance's executive director, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7513 or

Pocket guide addresses safety issues

NRCA's Pocket Guide to Safety is a 100-page, pocket-sized, spiral-bound safety guide for laborers, mechanics, foremen and others on job sites. Among other things, the guide addresses first-aid and emergency treatment; weather; fall protection; personal protective equipment; hazard communication; substance abuse; and Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.

A Spanish version of Pocket Guide to Safety, Guía de Bolsillo de Seguridad, also is available. Both versions of the pocket guide cost $8 for NRCA members and $16 for nonmembers.

For more information or to purchase the guide, contact NRCA's Customer Service Department at (866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or

RISE™ certifies solar professionals

Roof Integrated Solar Energy™ (RISE) Inc., which was founded through a partnership between NRCA and the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing, has announced its first Certified Solar Roofing Professionals™ (CSRPs™). The CSRP designation is a voluntary certification for professionals who plan and oversee the installation of roof-mounted photovoltaic systems. The certification applies to individuals only, not companies.

The following CSRPs successfully passed a rigorous exam in December 2010 to obtain the certification. The next exam date is scheduled for May 13.

Jason Boyd, construction specialist for Solutions Before Solutions After, Golden, Colo.
Michael E. Clark, president of Michael E. Clark & Associates Inc., Macon, Ga.
Richard L. Cook Jr., partner, vice president and lead for Building Envelope Group for ADC Engineering, Hanahan, S.C.
Trevor Cost, project manager/sales for Warren Roofing & Insulating Co., Walton Hills, Ohio
Megan Danner, senior forensic specialist for Solutions Before Solutions After, Golden, Colo.
William DeGrace, project manager for Baker Roofing, Raleigh, N.C.
Douglas O. Hodne, president and owner of Hodne Construction Inc., Torrance, Calif.
Michael Hogan, principal of Paradigm Partners, Boston
William Jawish, project manager for Pfister Energy of Baltimore LLC, Baltimore
Bryan Karel, project manager/supervisor for Garlock-French Roofing, Minneapolis
Ethan McKee, forensic specialist for Solutions Before Solutions After, Golden, Colo.
Mark Swansburg, principal of Paradigm Partners, Boston
Richard E. Weibley, senior project manager for Supreme Systems Inc., Dallas
Ronald R. Winkle, project manager for Western Pacific Roofing Corp., Palm Springs, Calif.

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The Alliance launches new website

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has launched its new website at

The website features Alliance news and information and a navigation bar where site visitors can find links to information about the Alliance and its programs, meetings and membership opportunities.

For more information, visit or contact Bennett Judson, the Alliance's executive director, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7513 or

NRCA members can receive free insurance quote

NRCA members can receive a free, no-obligation health insurance quote from Mass Marketing Insurance Consultants (MMIC) Inc., Orland Park, Ill., which specializes in providing individual and group health insurance to association members.

Additionally, NRCA members can obtain a free discount pharmacy card that provides savings of 10 to 60 percent. Members do not need to request a health insurance quote or purchase insurance to receive the benefit.

For more information or to request the free quote, visit or contact MMIC at (800) 349-1039 or


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