“Our Roofing Association has come a long way from its humble beginning in 1946 with four roofing contractors getting together to discuss problems and solutions for themselves. Through the years since, we incorporated in 1956 as a preventative against legal actions and merged with Gold Coast Roofing Contractors’ Association in 1986 to become one of the largest associations in the state. Problems back then have not changed much today, only the names and faces.
We continue to have an open dialogue with building officials on codes and procedures. Our Board of Directors has been active with legislation for both local and state issues. As we head into the future, we need to remain strong as an industry and try to install an active apprenticeship program and get more involved. Remember as Theodore Roosevelt said, “Strength in Numbers.” “Every man owes a part of his time and money to the business or industry in which he is engaged. No man has a moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere.”