The National Roofing Contractors Association has announced Furman Insurance, an Acrisure Partner, Pompano Beach, Florida, has joined NRCA’s One Voice initiative as a partner member.
Launched in 2017, NRCA’s One Voice initiative is a transformational approach to addressing the roofing industry’s most critical issues and concerns by uniting the industry and speaking with one voice to secure its future.
To ensure all industry sectors are given an opportunity to participate, NRCA amended its bylaws to allow manufacturers, distributors, architects, engineers and consultants that choose to participate to become full members of the association, meaning they will be granted voting rights and eligible for leadership roles within the association. Previously, such rights were reserved only for contractor members.
“NRCA’s One Voice initiative offers a unique opportunity for the roofing industry to address the major issues we face,” said Reid Ribble, NRCA’s CEO. “However, our work can only be accomplished with commitments from leaders from all sectors of this great industry. Only together as a roofing community can we take this transformational approach to address our issues and concerns and achieve success in the future.”
“As a service provider responsible for managing one of the top five expenses for roofing contractors, we are aware of the significant pressure on margins for elements out of roofing contractors’ control, such as material and labor shortages,” said Tyler Kocis, commercial insurance and risk advisor for Furman Insurance. “But insurance and risk management are controllable items. It is our firm’s intense focus to take on roofing contractors’ points of view so we may proactively predict and respond to what is emerging in the industry. That is one of the reasons we are so passionate about being involved in NRCA’s One Voice initiative.”
Issues currently affecting the roofing industry include workforce development and certification; advancing the industry’s public policy agenda; building codes and insurance; and increasing professionalism throughout the industry.
For more information about NRCA and its One Voice initiative, including a list of the 44 current One Voice member partners, visit nrca.net/onevoice.
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