Angi joins NRCA’s One Voice initiative
NRCA has announced Angi, Denver, has joined its One Voice initiative as a partner member.
Angi is a comprehensive solution for consumers’ home needs, including repairs, renovations, products and financing. Angi has been a member of NRCA since 2013 and partners with NRCA to provide special offers for NRCA members who join Angi Leads. Angi has helped millions of homeowners with their projects, including roofing projects, and by joining the One Voice initiative, Angi hopes to play a larger role in addressing industrywide issues.
NRCA’s One Voice initiative is a transformational approach to addressing the roofing industry’s most critical issues and concerns—with one voice—to secure its future.
NRCA invites manufacturers, distributors, architects, engineers, consultants and service providers to fully engage with NRCA, as partners, and actively address the industry’s most pressing issues, including workforce certification; effecting change in Washington, D.C.; building codes and insurance; and increasing professionalism in all industry sectors.
Study shows construction industry is implementing hybrid work
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, companies throughout the U.S. have implemented hybrid working models—part in-person and part remote. New data shows the construction industry also has been adopting this trend, according to constructiondive.com.
Construction tech company OpenSpace, San Francisco, surveyed its customers about their working models and found before the pandemic, 52% of respondents said their field teams had never worked remotely; now, 92% say they will allow occasional or frequent remote work. Additionally, 95% noted technology was very or critically important in their decisions to continue allowing remote work.
Eighty percent of survey respondents—which included general contractors, subcontractors and developers—say they were just as productive or more productive when working remotely. Many companies reported seeing various benefits by adopting a hybrid work model for field teams, including saving time and money by decreasing travel to and from sites (72%); improving work-life balance (72%); and allowing teams to put their best people on more jobs than typically would be possible, likely because of reduced travel times (20%).
NRCA launches new installer certification
Experienced installers who demonstrate substantial skills and knowledge of architectural metal flashings and accessories installation now can apply to become NRCA ProCertified® Architectural Metal Flashings and Accessories Installers.
Diane Hendricks again tops Forbes’ list
Diane Hendricks, co-founder and chairman of One Voice member ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., has topped the list of America’s Richest Self-made Women in Forbes magazine for a fourth consecutive year.
Worth $11 billion, Hendricks chairs one of the largest wholesale distributors of roofing, siding and windows in the U.S.; ABC Supply has more than 800 branch locations and more than $12 billion in sales.
According to Forbes magazine, Hendricks started the company in 1982 with her late husband, Ken, and has led the company since his death in 2007. Under her leadership, ABC Supply made the two biggest acquisitions in its history—buying rival Bradco in 2010 and building materials distributor L&W Supply in 2016.
Hendricks has spent millions supporting local economic development, rebuilding entire blocks in Beloit and bringing several new businesses into the state.
Supply chain crisis Telephone Town Hall recording is available
A recording of NRCA’s Sept. 22 Telephone Town Hall addressing the supply chain crisis now is available.
The Telephone Town Hall was moderated by NRCA Chairman of the Board Rod Petrick, president of Ridgeworth Roofing Co. Inc., Frankfort, Ill., and leaders of significant industry manufacturers offered updates regarding the current supply chain crisis. Additionally, participants’ questions were answered by the panelists, including John Altmeyer, executive chairman of GAF Commercial Roofing, Parsippany, N.J.; Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Attorneys & Consultants, Tampa, Fla.; Jamie Gentoso, president of Firestone Building Products, Nashville, Tenn.; Josh Kelly, senior vice president of OMG® Roofing Products, Agawam, Mass.; Nick Shears, president of Carlisle Construction Materials, Carlisle, Pa.; Joe Smith, president of Johns Manville Roofing Systems, Denver; and Brian Whelan, executive vice president of SIKA North America, Lyndhurst, N.J.
Topics included panelists’ expectations regarding when the supply chain crisis will end, supply sources, transportation issues, specific material shortages and volume of orders, among other topics.
More than 3,600 listeners tuned in to the Telephone Town Hall, with 2,473 attendees listening via phones and 1,183 attendees listening via the livestream link. The town hall recording is available at nrca.net/resources/supply-chain-shortage.