Over a two day period earlier this month, more than 400 roofing professionals from across the country made their way to the nation’s capital for the annual Roofing Day in Washington, D.C. This year’s national Roofing Day was April 4, 2019.
For the occasion, representatives of the roofing industry headed to Capitol Hill to advocate for vital roofing industry priorities. Our own Chad Collins, President of Bone Dry Roofing Company and member of the Board of Directors of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), was part of the delegation that met with legislators.
The roofing industry consists of thousands of companies, tens of thousands of employees, and represents billions of dollars of annual economic activity in the United States.
In above picture from left to right, CJ Sharpe, Congressman Jody Hice, Bone Dry Roofing President Chad Collins, and Bone Dry Roofing Controller Mark Davis.
Roofing Industry Issues that Serve American Priorities
Organized under the umbrella of the National Roofing Contractors Association, or the NRCA, the mission of Roofing Day 2019 was to advocate and educate legislators about three vital legislative priorities that affect the roofing industry and the country writ large:
- Support Expanded Workforce Training Incentives
- Immigration Reform that Meets Workforce Needs
- Support Public Infrastructure Development through Public-Private Partnerships
“These priorities are not just crucial to the continued modernization and professionalization of the roofing industry, they also represent hugely important reforms that will benefit all Americans. The roofing industry supply chain is the backbone of the construction industry. We must invest in and continue to support these priorities in order to help ensure continued prosperity for generations to come.
Bone Dry Roofing is committed as a company and in our role as an industry representative to make these priorities a reality. We encourage everyone to let their local leaders know just how important these legislative priorities are, and thank everyone for their support of National Roofing Day.” – Chad Collins, President, Bone Dry Roofing
An in-depth analysis of these issues and the legislative priorities can be viewed on the official Roofing Day letter to Congress, signed by Reid Ribble, CEO of the NRCA.
Bone Dry Roofing is Committed to National Progress and Prosperity
Bone Dry Roofing is proud of our role actively supporting Roofing Day and other industry priorities, including the national online education and training ecosystem we are helping build and our involvement with the Ronald McDonald House and Habitat for Humanity.
Our commitment to the community is who we are and it defines and guides our culture. Everything begins with a safe roof over your head, but that’s only the beginning.
Roofing Day 2019 Was a Success!
Check out the NRCA video recapping the success of Roofing Day 2019: