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IKO in the Past, Present and Future. Roofing — and People — Elevated

IKO in the Past, Present and Future. Roofing — and People — Elevated Submitted by Carol Perkins, Director of Marketing for IKO Industries At IKO, our slogan is “Roofing Elevated.” As the company prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2021, I believe our growth and success have been achieved in large part through a philosophy of “People Elevated.” It’s not an official slogan; it’s an attitude born of a sincere and humble desire to serve [...]

2020-10-30T11:09:56-06:00By |

Shaping our Future

Melody Reh is a new recruit to our roofing industry. She has joined Johns Manville as the Specifier Services lead in the Southeast Region. Melody graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design with an emphasis in Architecture. Previously Melody held roles in the Denver Metro area as an Architectural Designer with Studio 646 Architecture and as a Drafter with Peak Engineering. Thank you for helping Shape the [...]

2020-11-02T10:27:18-07:00By |

Five Questions with Wise Women in Roofing: Mardee Billingsley

Submitted by Melissa Walker 1. When you were starting out did you have a mentor, and if so was it someone you sought out or they found you? My mentor was my immediate boss who was a manufacturing sales person and I then reported to a engineer running our contracting business who then taught me most of my contracting knowledge. 2. How did you get into the roofing industry? Where you in something different prior? I [...]

2020-11-02T10:32:27-07:00By |

Coffee Conversations Continue to Bring the Roofing Industry Together

Submitted by Megan Ellsworth RoofersCoffeeShop® has been delivering networking, information and education since 2002. It is a website community “Where the Industry Meets.” Launched by Vickie Sharples to compliment her Roofers Exchange newspaper, the site soon became the place where contractors came to do business in the classified section, to network in the forum, to stay up to date in the newsroom and to find ongoing educational resources. As a women-owned business, Vickie worked with a [...]

2020-11-02T10:53:33-07:00By |

The Unmasking of National Woman in Roofing

Submitted by Denise Cantu The Unmasking of National Women in Roofing kicked off on October 1st; with the topic of Mental Health Matters. With close to seventy people in attendance, it was deemed a huge success! Over the next six months, National Women in Roofing in conjunction with GAF and Optum will be rolling out monthly mental health topics as well as resources to help manage these stressful times. On November 5, the topic of discussion [...]

2020-11-02T10:59:06-07:00By |

GAF Wins Award for Women In Sales Summit

Submitted by Chris Mooney and Jennifer Keegan The Brandon Hall Group, a research firm focused on organizational excellence, recognized GAF for its unique and innovative Women in Sales Summit that provides networking and skills-building for women across its sales organization. The one-and-a-half day summit provided an exciting new platform for GAF's dynamic group of women leaders so they could share perspectives about growing in a winning-culture, and learning new techniques to succeed in the roofing industry. [...]

2020-11-02T14:37:19-07:00By |

New Additions: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee to the Board of Directors

Submitted by Jennifer Stone BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: National Women in Roofing has added to our Board of Directors! • Rae July, Business Development – Steep Slope for Chinook Roofing in Tacoma, WA. • Jess Cress, Special Project Manager for Bone Dry Roofing Company in Bogart, GA. • Meredith Marsh Shaevitz, MBA Owner / Operator of Pitch Perfect in Oklahoma City, OK. Rae and Jess will be the Co-Chairs of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee. Meredith will [...]

2020-11-02T14:44:19-07:00By |

NWiR Seattle Council – Welcome Back Fall

Submitted by Brittany Wimbish Letter from the Chair Hello All! As we enter the final quarter of what has been one of the most unpredictable years of our lives let us pause to reflect and in the midst of it all be mindful. Who would have thought that in the last 9 months we would have experienced a pandemic which created a domino effect of loss of lives and financial difficulties? Then wrapped in that unsightly [...]

2020-11-04T16:38:37-07:00By |


National Women in Roofing Wheeling Council collaborated with Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. during NRCA’s National Roofing Week to raise $2,600 for the YWCA Wheeling. COVID-19 still has the YWCA on lockdown, forcing fundraising events to be canceled and limiting donations. NWiR raffled off five gift baskets that featured Oglebay Park Resort, Meraki Hair Salon, Route 40 Lumber Jaxes, Good Mansion Wine, among others. "The YWCA Wheeling is honored that the local National Women in [...]

2020-11-04T16:46:35-07:00By |

Girls Build Shed with Metal Roof and Awning for Habitat Fundraiser

Allentown, PA | August 25, 2020 – This year, the advanced campers at the Let's Build Construction Camp for Girls built a shed for a local homeowner. His winning bid at the Lehigh Valley Habitat for Humanity’s fundraising auction resulted in a new building for his property. Seven high school aged girls, who have attended the camp in previous years, got together for one week in July to build a structure from start to finish. ATAS [...]

2020-08-25T22:30:37-06:00By |