NRCA Resources

Benefits for NRCA members

NRCA has partnered with Laborchex to offer NRCA members benefits from a new affinity program. Laborchex offers NRCA members reduced pricing for complete basic background investigations about applicants NRCA members are considering for employment. Laborchex quickly can check an applicant's criminal and driving records, verify previous employment and education, and check references. NRCA members benefit from no setup fees, minimum order requirements or monthly dues. For more information, contact Steven J. Austin at (800) 880-0366, e-mail or go to

Following is a list of other affinity programs NRCA currently offers.

  • Access One Inc. offers NRCA members local telephone service rates that are as much as 45 percent less than local exchange carriers; long-distance rates as low as $0.039 per minute; single, easy-to-read invoices; and customer service 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The program also offers a 90-day, risk-free trial and best-rate guarantees. Call Jason Buttner at (312) 441-9973, or e-mail

  • DHL offers NRCA members a full range of domestic and international shipping services in more than 220 countries and territories. NRCA members are eligible for preferred DHL association member pricing, and members who participated in NRCA's previous Airborne program will be transferred automatically to the DHL program. For more information, call (800) 636-2377 or go to

  • Electronic Data Payment Systems (EDPS) offers NRCA members a low-cost bankcard-processing program and payment options for customers of NRCA members. There is no enrollment fee or monthly minimum on debit-processing fees. In addition, if NRCA members offer credit card payment options to their customers or are considering offering these options, EDPS can offer savings opportunities. Members have access to toll-free customer support 24 hours per day for any account or equipment inquiries. Optional processing services are available, as well, including check guarantee service, American Express and Discover/NOVUS. For a no-obligation cost comparison, call (866) 578-9740. For more information, go to

  • Hertz Rental Cars offers NRCA members worldwide service, convenience, experience and efficiency. Through this partnership, NRCA members receive year-round discounts; value-added offers; and a toll-free, 24-hour members-only reservation number: (800) 654-2210. When calling, just mention CDP Card #0431800 to start saving immediately.

  • Office Depot offers access to more than 14,000 products and an additional 100 items further discounted exclusively for NRCA members. In addition, NRCA members will enjoy free next-business-day delivery for orders of $50 or more in local delivery areas. To take advantage of these Web-exclusive benefits and discounted pricing, go to, click on the Quick Links drop-down box and scroll down to Affinity programs.

  • Provantage offers NRCA members the option to provide homeowners and home-improvement dealers solid financing options. NRCA members will enjoy increased sales, direct deposits and improved cash flow, and customers will enjoy quick credit decisions. Other dealer benefits include simplified credit approval, increased cash flow, faster funding, minimal paperwork, special rates, lower fees on promotions and extended service hours. For more information about Provantage or to enroll, call (866) 578-9740 or access

  • Shell Oil Co. offers NRCA members a comprehensive fleet-management program that allows for 3 percent savings on company fuel purchases. The Shell Fleet Plus Card provides tools that will enable members to control and track expenses, save money and manage company vehicles efficiently. Members will receive detailed monthly reports that include expense summaries by card, driver and/or vehicle and a discount summary that shows the amount of money saved each month. Members can request as many cards as they need and place specific purchase controls on each card. For more information, contact Jonathan Kobler at (972) 653-5849 or e-mail

  • Yellow Transportation offers NRCA members discounts on all qualifying shipments for a full range of national, regional and international services for the movement of industrial, commercial and retail goods. For more information, contact Amelia Rowlett at (800) 458-3323, Ext. 5707, or e-mail To download Yellow Transportation's enrollment form and credit application, visit

For more information about NRCA's affinity programs, contact Jami Caiafa, NRCA's membership development coordinator, at (847) 299-9070, Ext. 7510; e-mail; or go to

NRCA, GAF and American Express offer new OPEN program

Roofing contractors now can receive free rewards, business-building benefits and NRCA credits using the American Express corporate OPEN card. This new program is available to NRCA members and nonmembers, as well as GAF-certified contractors.

Contractors who do not already have an American Express business card will receive $250 in NRCA credit—$350 if the contractor is GAF-certified—that can be used for any NRCA product, program and/or service, including NRCA membership, publications, educational conferences and more. Once a contractor completes the easy application process and is accepted, the corresponding $250 or $350 NRCA credit automatically will appear on his American Express statement. Those who already have American Express business cards will receive $50 in NRCA credit when they enroll additional card members.

The American Express corporate OPEN card provides rewards, benefits, special reports that track expenses, special savings from various vendors that support OPEN members and significant NRCA credit.

For more information, contact Chris Casey, NRCA's affinity program manager, at (800) 323-9545, Ext. 7530, or (847) 493-7530.

SpecRight News is launched

NRCA has released its premiere issue of SpecRight News, a monthly e-newsletter intended to provide NRCA members with a review of key issues affecting the roofing industry, energy and environment, as well as useful ideas about how to improve their bottom lines.

To receive issues of SpecRight News, register at

The SpecRight program was developed by NRCA and other industry partners with the support of The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress. The program's goal is to provide useful, consistent information about roofs, energy and the environment.

Attend NRLRC's annual seminar

Join the National Roofing Legal Resource Center (NRLRC) for its 27th Annual Seminar—Roofing Issues: Decks to Dockets—Nov. 2-4 at Naples Grande Resort & Club in Naples, Fla. The seminar will provide in-depth information about current legal, contractual, technical, insurance and safety issues affecting the roofing industry.

Seminar attendees will have the opportunity to learn from some of the roofing industry's brightest experts, share ideas and best practices, and make important business contacts.

For more information, contact Alison LaValley, NRLRC's executive director, at (800) 323-9545, Ext. 7573, e-mail or go to

Upcoming NRCA events

Additional information about upcoming NRCA events can be viewed at NRCA's Web site,


Ask the Expert—Legal Limits: Current Industry Legal Issues
Contact: Janice Davis
(847) 299-9070, Ext. 7505
Learn about legal issues currently affecting the roofing industry

Midyear Meetings
Contact: Bennett Judson
(847) 299-9070, Ext. 7513
Join NRCA's Executive Committee, board of directors and other committees to discuss NRCA and industry issues

Schiller Park, Ill.
Contact: Janice Davis
(847) 299-9070, Ext. 7505
Learn how to help your customers save money by lowering their energy costs


Exploring Roof System Options
Contact: Janice Davis
(847) 299-9070, Ext. 7534
Learn how to match characteristics of a roof system with a building's design

Ask the Expert—Tech Talk: Addressing Hot Industry Technical Issues
Contact: Janice Davis
(847) 299-9070, Ext. 7505
Learn about technical issues currently affecting the roofing industry

Maximizing the Life of Your Roof: Implementing a Roof Asset Management Program
Contact: Janice Davis
(847) 299-9070, Ext. 7505
Learn the proper procedures to best manage your roofing assets

Roof Repair and Maintenance
Contact: Janice Davis
(847) 299-9070, Ext. 7505
Learn techniques for achieving long life and value from roof systems

NRCA offers training consulting services

NRCA is offering two training consulting services to roofing contractors, manufacturers, design professionals and building managers to help establish effective training programs and upgrade safety programs.

NRCA's professional staff will visit your company to help identify performance problems, recommend solutions and implement training strategies to help meet your organization's mission and vision. For more information about this service or to schedule a consultation, contact John Schehl, NRCA's director of training, at (800) 323-9545, Ext. 7503, or

NRCA also can help implement or upgrade your organization's safety program through a two-day, on-site roofing safety "boot camp" that will provide you with necessary implementation steps or a comprehensive evaluation of your organization's current safety program, as well as guide you through a developmental program to produce a written action plan. For more information about this service or to schedule an on-site visit, contact Harry Dietz, NRCA's director of risk management, at (800) 323-9545, Ext. 7502, or


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