The Roofing Alliance, the philanthropic arm of the National Roofing Contractors Association, announced the 2023-24 Most Valuable Player Awards finalists and honorable mention recipients last December; the winners will be announced during the NRCA’s Awards Ceremony on Feb. 7 at the International Roofing Expo in Las Vegas.

Through the MVP Award program, the Roofing Alliance honors leadership in the field; roofing contractors nominate field roofing workers, foremen and superintendents. Distributors and supplier firms nominate warehouse employees, foremen, drivers or equipment operators. 

Individuals can be nominated for outstanding performance and leadership or community involvement. Since the program’s inception more than 20 years ago, 764 employees have been nominated, and 285 winners and finalists have been recognized. 

The 2024 MVP Award Finalists include:

  • Jeffrey Cypher, driver, Beacon Building Products, Braddock, Penn.
  • Jose Escobar, superintendent, Centimark Corporation, Houston, Texas
  • Daniel Gochenauer, foreman, GSM Roofing, Ephrata, Penn.
  • Obed Hernandez, foreman, Wagner Roofing Company, Hyattsville, Md.
  • Luis Villalta, field worker, Antis Roofing & Waterproofing LLC, Irvine, Calif.
  • Gerardo Rodriguez, superintendent, Nations Roof, Villa Park, Ill.

The 2024 MVP Honorable Mention Recipients include: 

  • Jesus Andres, superintendent, Madsen Roofing & Waterproofing Inc., Sacramento, Calif.
  • Kevin Buchanan, equipment operation, OMG Roofing Products, Agawam, Mass.
  • Alejandro Garcia Hernandez, superintendent, Bliss Roofing Inc., Clackamas, Ore.
  • Samuel Pichardo, foreman, Rike Roofing Services Inc., Fort Mill, S.C.
  • Tony Poblete, superintendent, Wagner Roofing Company, Hyattsville, Md.
  • Blas Vega, field worker, MGC Roofing & Construction Inc., Sanford, Fla.

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