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NWiR at the WRE: Education session on coaching and mentoring

In addition to the NWiR breakfast scheduled for Monday morning (more info here), NWiR is also presenting a breakout session/education class at the Western Roofing Expo on Monday, September 25, 2023, from 8:45-10am. Featuring panelists and contributors from the NWiR membership, the session will cover how to use coaching and mentoring in the workplace and as a leadership skill. The era of the controlling boss is gone. Supporting employees on the rooftop or in the office [...]

2023-09-08T13:14:01-06:00By |

In Her Own Words: Improving Project Outcomes

I really enjoy staying up to date on the current research regarding women who work in male-dominated industries. Whether is our own beloved roofing industry, an adjacent industry like construction, or even something further afield like law enforcement, I have found it really interesting to review new research on the topic. I have several go-to resources for current research, but today I’d like to highlight the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). NCCER provides [...]

2023-09-08T11:46:42-06:00By |

Fostering Roofing Industry Growth With Allies

As the Executive Director of NWiR, an aspect of my role is to build and maintain relationships with other trade associations and professional associations related to the roofing industry. Trade associations unite companies under a common product or service umbrella.  An example of a trade association is the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA); they represent manufacturers who make asphalt-based roofing products. Another example of a trade association is American Automobile Dealers Association; they represent companies that [...]

2023-08-04T10:56:14-06:00By |

A new engagement and communication platform for NWiR members: CommUnity

We are delighted to extend our warm welcome to NWiR members on the newly established member communication and engagement platform known as CommUnity. CommUnity can be envisioned as a fusion of a private Facebook group and a LinkedIn account. It is important to note that full access will be granted solely to active NWiR members. CommUnity offers a wide range of functionalities that enable members to engage in various activities. These include: communicating with fellow NWiR [...]

2023-06-06T16:45:55-06:00By |

National Roofing Week 2023: June 5-10

NWiR is a proud sponsor of National Roofing Week and we love this additional opportunity to highlight women who work in the roofing industry. Each year, National Roofing Week increases awareness about the significance of roofs to every home and business and shares the good deeds of the industry. NWiR encourages members to participate in National Roofing Week by engaging in their communities and informing the public about the essential role roofs and professional roofing contractors [...]

2023-06-06T11:04:04-06:00By |

Stay Tuned … Public Voting Opens on May 15

What is Female Roofing Professional of the Year? Beacon Building Products is shining a spotlight on hardworking women in the roofing industry. For this North American competition, Beacon encouraged the public to nominate a woman who has faced adversity or gone above and beyond for a customer, co-worker, or her community - women that build by example. We are proud of the women who are an inspiration to others each day and strive to strengthen the [...]

2023-05-09T17:23:15-06:00By |

Q1 2023 Market Index Survey Results

The Q1 2023 Market Index Survey for Reroofing shows increasing customer inquiries but a slight decline in general confidence. Respondents include both roofing contractors and roof consultants with >80% of respondents doing business on both steep-slope and low-slope roofs; about 18% of respondents do business on steep-slope only. Below are a few topline highlights of the recent survey: Customer Inquiries: 41% of all respondents reported that customer inquiries increased for Q1 2023 as compared to the [...]

2023-05-09T17:19:36-06:00By |

NWiR Hispanic and Latina Council

We are so honored to announce the launch of our first special interest council, the Hispanic and Latina Council. Just as women in a male-dominated field have a unique perspective, the Hispanic and Latina women in our industry have a distinct aspect of their lived experience, and we want to make space for them to share this with each other. Cultural, racial, and linguistic attributes are an individualized expression, and this council is intended for women [...]

2023-05-09T17:05:50-06:00By |

Reroofing Market Index Survey on 2023 Q1 Activity Now Open

Roofing contractors and roof consultants are invited to take part in a Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing. The purpose of the survey is to take the pulse of the reroofing industry on a quarterly basis and become a regular barometer of the industry’s business conditions. Industry professionals have an opportunity to share their thoughts and experiences regarding reroofing as a sector of their businesses. The survey is an industrywide effort to collect information about the reroofing [...]

2023-04-06T15:53:23-06:00By |
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