News and notes from the NRCA

NRF Elects New Officers

The National Roofing Foundation, Rosemont, Ill., recently elected new officers during its board of trustees meeting in Tucson, Ariz. Terms began June 1.

Nelson Braddy, president of King of Texas Roofing Co., Grand Prairie, Texas, was elected 2003-04 president. Braddy, an NRF 2000-04 trustee, was a National Roofing Contractors Association director during 1999-2002. Braddy also has served on several NRCA committees. Larry Reardon, president of Enterprise Roofing Service Inc., Concord, Calif., was elected 2003-04 vice president. Reardon, an NRF 2002-06 trustee, is an NRCA 2002-05 director. Reardon also has served on several NRCA committees and as a past NRCA director during 1998-2001.

Don Springer, president of Springer-Peterson Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., Eaton Park, Fla., was elected 2003-04 secretary and treasurer. Springer, an NRF 2001-05 trustee, is an NRCA 2001-04 director. He has served on several NRCA committees and as a past NRCA director during 1995-98. Springer also served as an NRCA vice president from 1999-2001.

NRF, founded in 1970, is a separate but related educational and research organization of NRCA. The foundation concentrates its efforts and resources on programs and projects that are of the highest quality for roofing contractors; ensure timely, forward-thinking industry responses to major economic and technological issues; and enhance the long-term viability and attractiveness of the roofing industry. NRF also administers a scholarship program.

NRCA Issues Comments to OMB

On May 5, 2003, NRCA submitted comments to the Office of Management and Budget about “Draft 2003 Report to Congress about the Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulations.” The draft guidelines are intended to assess the costs and benefits of regulatory action and improve the existing rulemaking process. Visit to view NRCA’s comments.

NRCA Releases Annual Market Survey

NRCA has released the 2002-2003 Annual Market Survey exclusively on CD-ROM. The survey provides statistics and information about the roofing market, including commercial and residential roofing activity, roofing material usage, regional breakdowns, insulation installations by material type, roofing squares applied by respondents and industry sales volume. The survey also addresses buying decisions, such as who decides which roof system type and manufacturer to use and what influences these decisions. By analyzing the survey, roofing contractors will gain knowledge about industry trends and manufacturers and distributors will find data about roofing material, equipment and vehicle expenditures.

The NRCA 2002-2003 Annual Market Survey on CD-ROM is available for $150 to NRCA members and $225 to nonmembers. To order the survey, contact NRCA InfoExpress at 866.ASK.NRCA (275-6722); fax 847.299.1183; or visit NRCA’s virtual store at