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Retaining Talent Through Coaching & Mentoring

On June 13th, NWIR Co-Chair Jennifer Stone, NWIR Board Member Jennifer Keegan, and NWIR Executive Director Ellen Thorp conducted a presentation during the IIBEC Virtual Convention. Entitled "Retaining Talent Through Coaching & Mentoring" the presentation was based on an original white paper co-authored by an organizational psychologist. Although we aren't able to post the paper or presentation until given permission to do so by IIBEC, Building enclosure consultants are often in the position of training and/or [...]

2020-08-09T14:53:14-06:00By |

NWiR members serve on the NRCA Board of Directors

NWiR is grateful for members who serve in a variety of capacities in the roofing industry. Lisa Sprick, president of Sprick Roofing Co. Inc., Corvallis, Ore., serves as a vice chair on the NRCA Board of Directors and the following NWiR members serve as directors: Jennifer Ford-Smith, director of sales for Johns Manville, Denver - member Tammy Hall, director of marketing/service manager for CFS Roofing Services LLC, Fort Myers, Fla. Paige Harvill, Corporate Project Manager of Nations [...]

2020-08-09T14:52:22-06:00By |

National Women In Roofing and Roofers Coffeeshop Launch Recruitment Opportunity

National Women in Roofing (NWiR) and Roofers Coffeeshop have partnered to launch a recruiting campaign for the roofing industry. The campaign allows companies to submit job postings for Roofers Coffeeshop to share. Through opening a wide variety of job opportunities at companies to viewers, the partnership will be able to attract new talent and offer opportunities for companies to increase visibility to their job postings. Any company in roofing can submit job opportunities here: “Despite [...]

2020-05-29T12:58:10-06:00By |

NWiR signs letter to White House requesting that roofing be recognized as an “essential business” during COVID crisis

Recent orders by state and local officials closing “non-essential” businesses have created confusion as to the impacts on the construction industry and manufacturers. In order to address this confusion, NWiR supported the NRCA and other roofing industry associations in sending the attached letter to the White House asking for the Federal government to provide clear guidance in order to avoid the negative business and economic impacts associated with closing the roofing industry.  Read the letter to [...]

2020-03-20T16:29:07-06:00By |

Streamlining Estimating and Leveraging Technology on the Roof

After seeing a new technology at the International Roofing Expo, this company adapted it to fit their needs, improving estimating and eliminating errors. Have you ever heard of a Technology Innovation Specialist at a roofing company? Meet Lisa Garcia. She is that specialist at Tremco Roofing and Weatherproofing Technologies, Inc. (WTI). Lisa recently completed the rollout of a unique technology application that has streamlined the company’s estimating, reporting and ordering processes and she did it nationwide [...]

2019-12-10T03:34:37-07:00By |

Next-Gen Sales Technology Learns from Your Data

Predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and GIS technology for sales success. It sounds futuristic but it’s happening right now. Recently, RoofersCoffeeShop® attended the METALCON show in Pittsburgh where we had the opportunity to listen to a technology presentation by members of the Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) which was moderated by RCS’s Heidi Ellsworth. One of the panelists was Josey Parks, a roofing contractor and entrepreneur who shared how artificial intelligence (AI) and data can be a [...]

2020-06-25T12:36:03-06:00By |

Three-year Study IDs Top 5 States for Hail Losses

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) recently released the results of its three-year study to determine the top states with the largest hail losses. Graphic courtesy of The National Insurance Crime Bureau The NICB study involved a review of claims data from ISO ClaimSearch® which showed that there were just over 2.8 million hail loss claims from January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2018. That total is for any hail damage claim, not just roof damage; [...]

2020-06-25T12:49:35-06:00By |

Women Roofers in North Carolina create WeBuild! day camp

The 20 volunteers from the group Women Roofers hosted a summer camp for girls at Isothermal Community College in Spindale, North Carolina this past summer. They were highlighted in the news as News 13 WOLS' Persons of the Week. "Encourage young girls to maybe have some non-traditional skills that they may not learn anywhere else,” Lori Herrick with Women Roofers said of the girl power oriented mission. “Well, the chant for this week is 'Girls can, [...]

2020-06-25T12:50:15-06:00By |

No More Waiving Deductibles for Roof Claims in Texas

If you’re working storms in Texas, waiving deductibles and free roofs are against the law starting September 1. Waiving deductibles for homeowners in Texas has been going on for many years. In fact, in 1989 a law was passed to end the practice, but it was poorly worded and largely ignored by roofing contractors. These contractors became known as “deductible eaters.” Things are about to change. Texas House Bill 2102 was recently passed and takes effect [...]

2019-08-31T18:56:04-06:00By |
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