YORK, Pa. — Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) announced the launch of its first award program to recognize the Innovator of the Year.

RT3 said in a release that the organization consists of “a group of progressive roofing professionals focused on technology solutions for the roofing industry.”

The Innovator of the Year award was created to nationally recognize a roofing contractor that has contributed to the advancement of the roofing industry through technical innovation and/or product development in one of the following areas:

  • Production/Technology Efficiency
  • Safety Innovation
  • Client Service/Quality of Delivery
  • Employee Recruitment/Training/Retention
  • Environmental Impact

Award judging criteria will be based on innovation, results, design and strategy. The recipient will be announced in September at the Best of Success conference. Hosted by Roofing Contractor magazine, the Best of Success conference is set for Sept. 15-17 in Miami.

To be eligible, a roofing contractor must be licensed and bonded for a minimum of five years and have a minimum of $5 million in annual revenue. They also must be a member of a professional industry association and be able to cite community enrichment ties through support of nonprofits or company culture programs.

For more information and to submit an award application visit www.rt3thinktank.com/innovator-award. There is a $50 nomination fee to cover processing and award costs.

The deadline for nominations is July 30.