The Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA) has officially kicked off the 43rd Western Roofing expo at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.
Roofing contractors from all over the western United States gathered Sunday for a range of fundraising events for the Davis Memorial Foundation to kick-start the show, including the annual golf outing, a sporting clays tournament and silent auction. The foundation was established 20 years ago in memory of Larry and Mary Davis, who died in a plane crash returning from a WSRCA event in 1995.
The expo floor opens today and features a wide variety of exhibitors, giving attendees the opportunity to connect with manufacturers, suppliers and other industry contacts.
Some of the more notable events at this year’s show include keynote speaker Jay Johnson, a ventriloquist with more than thirty years of performing experience, as well as the 3rd annual Roofing Games which will feature a steep-slope nailing competition. Attendees are also encouraged to attend seminar sessions to help network and grow their businesses.
The 41st annual Western Roofing Expo kicked off Sunday, June 14 with a welcome reception and lively silent auction. Hundreds of contractors, suppliers, manufacturers and consultants filled the Champagne Rooms at the Paris Las Vegas to bid on a variety of items from a drone and GoPro camera to fine jewelry and sports-event packages. The silent and live auction items raised more than $48,000 for the Davis Memorial Foundation, which provides academic scholarships to deserving college students across the western United States. Auction organizers said the total raised far surpassed last year’s event and could provide scholarships for 10 students.