About Charlotte Norgaard

Charlotte Norgaard is media relations manager for the Rosemont, Ill.-based National Roofing Contractors Association.

Roofing Professionals Give Back During National Roofing Week

In honor of National Roofing Week—July 5-11—King of Texas Roofing Co. L.P., Grand Prairie; H&E Equipment, Dallas; Rmax, Dallas; Jim Whitten Roof Consultants, Austin; and the Rosemont, Ill.-based National Roofing Contractors Association, along with other industry partners, donated labor, materials, expertise and additional necessities to repair the roof system at Momentous Institute, Dallas. The institute helps build and repair social and emotional health for more than 6,000 children and family members every year through educational and therapeutic programs. It is owned and operated by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, a service organization of more than 600 business and community leaders committed to transforming kids’ lives.

In honor of National Roofing Week—July 5-11— King of Texas Roofing Co. L.P., H&E Equipment, Rmax, Jim Whitten Roof Consultants and NRCA, along with other industry partners, donated labor, materials, expertise and additional necessities to repair the roof system at Momentous Institute, Dallas.

In honor of National Roofing Week—July 5-11— King of Texas Roofing Co. L.P., H&E Equipment, Rmax, Jim Whitten Roof Consultants and NRCA, along with other industry partners, donated labor, materials, expertise and additional necessities to repair the roof system at Momentous Institute, Dallas.

The project, which replaced 26,000 square feet of the nearly 20-year-old roof on the campus at 106 E. 10th Street enables Momentous Institute to prioritize its funding for operations instead of capital investments.

“As professional roofing contractors, it’s our duty to give back to the communities we work and live in by serving those in need,” says Nelson Braddy, president of King of Texas Roofing. “National Roofing Week is important for recognizing the importance of every roof system, the value of the professional roofing contractor and also for encouraging roofing companies to give back to those who provide services to our communities.”

“This new roof is a huge undertaking for NRCA, King of Texas and the many sponsors who helped make it a reality,” adds Michelle Kinder, Momentous Institute’s executive director. “We are grateful to be part of National Roofing Week. The new roof will enable us to redirect funds to invest in those we serve.”

National Roofing Week increases recognition of the significance of roofs to every home and business in the U.S., promotes the good deeds of the roofing industry and emphasizes the value of professional roofing contractors. Learn more on NRCA’s website.

Proudly Installed by a Roofing Professional

As part of National Roofing Week, the National Roofing Contractors Association asked its members to share photos of their projects while holding a card that said, “Proudly installed by a roofing professional”. See the overwhelming response on NRCA’s Facebook page.

PHOTOS: NATIONAL ROOFING CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION

This article first appeared on NRCA’s RoofScoop blog.

Oklahoma Roofing and Sheet Metal Honors Children of Deployed Oklahoma Soldiers, Receives NRCA/CNA Community Involvement Award

In recognition of its efforts to help children of deployed members of the U.S. military, Oklahoma City-based Oklahoma Roofing and Sheet Metal LLC was presented with the second annual NRCA/ CNA Community Involvement Award, an award sponsored by the National Roofing Contractors Association, CNA and the CNA Foundation. The award honors charitable works performed by NRCA contractor members.

Oklahoma Roofing and Sheet Metal was selected for the 2013 award for its involvement with “Horseback Heroes”, an annual event to honor the children of Oklahoma soldiers. The event gives the children the rare opportunity to spend the day on a working farm, taking part in activities that include horseback riding, cattle roping, and tack and grooming.

The event took place on the ranch of Oklahoma Roofing and Sheet Metal President and CEO Gerry Shepherd and was offered free of charge to more than 80 children, between the ages of five and 16, and their families.

The CNA Foundation awarded Oklahoma Roofing and Sheet Metal with $5,000 for the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, which co-sponsored Horseback Heroes. The donation enabled Horseback Heroes to accommodate 163 children in 2014, allowing organizers to stick to their goal to never turn a child away from participating. Shepherd and the Oklahoma National Guard are hoping to grow the Horseback Heroes program to accommodate children of deployed soldiers from other states in the coming years.

“Although it requires us to buy and add another bucking dummy and find 20 more horses and two more buggies with teams to pull them, it also requires many more volunteers, more breakfast foods, more drinks and more lunch items,” Shepherd says. “Because of the award we received, we will be able to serve every one of these kids.”

NRCA currently is seeking entries for its NRCA/CNA Community Involvement Award. NRCA urges its contractor members to submit any charitable project, activity or donation completed between Jan. 1, 2014, and Dec. 31, 2014. One winning charity will receive $5,000. Two honorable mentions each will receive $1,000. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31, 2014.

The awards will be presented during NRCA’s Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, during NRCA’s 128th Annual Convention in New Orleans. For more information, contact me at (847) 493-7548, or visit NRCA’s webpage.

VIEW VIDEOS ABOUT HORSEBACK HEROES
A video highlighting the Horseback Heroes program
Gerry Shepherd, president and CEO of NRCA member Oklahoma Roofing and Sheet Metal, is interviewed in an Oklahoma National Guard video about his work with the third annual Horseback Heroes program, which took place Saturday, Oct. 18, at his Covey Creek Ranch.