McReynolds died on Sept. 17 at the age of 60 following a battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Funeral services were held on Sept. 27 in Arvada, Colorado.
In 2013, McReynolds won the CRA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The association has since established the Rob McReynolds Raise the Roof Charity Fund. Any donations provided to the fund will pay in whole or in part for a homeowner or nonprofit in need of a roof each year.
“Rob McReynolds had one of the biggest hearts — for his family, for his faith, for his community and for the roofing industry!” the CRA wrote in an email. “Rob always referred to the CRA as a family and we want to make sure this family member is not forgotten.”
McReynolds began a 36-year career in the roofing industry when he moved to Colorado in 1982 with his wife, where he landed a job with a roofing company. He later joined D&D Roofing in 1986 as a project manager, working for 11 years until he and partner John Beckham purchased the company on April 1, 1997. The business merged with a sheet metal company three days later, becoming D&D Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc.
D&D Roofing was established in 1977 and primarily focused on the commercial sector, but later evolved to include other services like residential, solar and metal roofing. In addition to the CRA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, McReynolds received numerous workmanship awards from the CRA and won the Gold Circle Award for job of the year from the National Roofing Contractors Association. McReynolds later sold D&D Roofing in January of 2016.
Outside of his fervor for his business, McReynolds had a passion for wrestling, having been a record-setting wrestler in high school. During his time as a high school wrestling coach, he helmed a three-year winning streak from 1993 to 1995 and served on the National Wrestling Coaches Association for 25 years. The nonprofit Hawkeye Wrestling Club even created an award in his name.
McReynolds is survived by his wife, Barb, and his daughters Megan McReynolds (Omar Millan) of Aurora, Colo. and Mo McReynolds (Greg Dickey) of Mount Maunganui, New Zealand and his grandson Brixton Dickey of Mount Maunganui. His siblings are sisters Dayna McReynolds of DeWitt, Iowa and Lori (the Rev. Chuck) Myers of Surprise, Ariz. and brothers Richard (Renee) McReynolds of Golden, Colo., and Michael McReynolds of Camp Verde, Ariz.
For information on contributing to the Rob McReynolds Raise the Roof Charity Fund, visit www.coloradoroofing.org/rob-mcreynolds-raise-the-roof-fund.