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How an Engineer Got Into Roofing: Rachel Wrobel After Hours Profile

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.” ― Flavia Weedn Four years ago, Rachel Wrobel began searching for a career closer to home, and roofing chose her to her surprise.  Her background was in engineering, not roofing, so the commercial roofing industry was not at all on her radar.  “I found Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance through [...]

2020-09-25T13:14:07-06:00By |

Filling in the Gaps

Our experience this year at NWIR Day 2020 was soooo exciting. Tremco and WTI were honored to share our efforts in building for the future and expanding diversity in our field staffing during the general session. With only 10 minutes to share our story, we feel like we left a lot out. I would like to take this opportunity to fill in the gaps. […]

2020-03-10T08:27:19-06:00By |

DALLAS. TX: First-ever WORLD AWARD winner, Heidi J. Ellsworth, announced at NWIR Day 2020

The 3rd annual NWIR DAY Conference in Dallas, TX awards Heidi J. Ellsworth with the first-ever WORLD AWARD (Woman of Outstanding Roofing Leadership Distinction) to an audience of 300+ attendees at their 3rd annual conference. The full day of educational, mentoring, networking and recruitment sessions closed the event with the announcement of Ellsworth as the award’s inaugural recipient. Heidi is a true entrepreneur as the sole proprietor of HJE Consulting, partner of RoofersCoffeeShop® and the founder [...]

2020-02-24T09:17:52-07:00By |

Call for Presentations for NWiR Day 2020

The third annual NWiR Day will be held February 2, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. To create an energetic and intuitive agenda that is responsive to the needs of women in the roofing industry, we are looking for your suggestions and contributions on best practices and important issues to empower women in the roofing industry. NWiR Day is not just another professional development conference; it is a time for women to engage in education, networking, and mentoring [...]

2020-06-25T12:48:34-06:00By |

National Women in Roofing Raise the Roof for a Family in Need!

NWiR – Seattle Chapter/SheBuild On April 27th, 2019, the women of the NWiR Seattle Chapter strapped on their tool belts to help one single mother with some critical home repairs. Partnering with Rebuilding Together of South Sound, the ladies of the Seattle Chapter gathered for the city of Tacoma’s first ever SheBuild, taking place on National ReBuilding Together Day. […]

2019-06-05T17:50:11-06:00By |

Roofing Alliance Update

The Roofing Alliance is committed to shaping the industry’s future by funding education, research, scholarships and philanthropic initiatives, all for the purpose of securing the industry’s future excellence.  Composed of 168 members representing extraordinary leaders from the contracting, manufacturing, distribution and service provider communities, the Roofing Alliance has committed $13 million to enhance the performance and long-term viability of the industry and allocated more than $5 million to fund [...]

2019-06-05T17:12:31-06:00By |

How to Interview Your Child

The only thing worse than having to fire someone who isn’t right for the job is having someone who is right, not show up to work. Finding and hiring the right people is one of the biggest challenges facing the roofing industry these days. Many companies are feeling the pain of what seems to be a revolving door of employees coming and going. Find out how to properly screen [...]

2019-05-06T05:42:53-06:00By |

Downed Powerlines

What to do if encountering Power Lines: If you are experiencing a power outage you are thinking of your expiring food in the refrigerator, not the reason for the power outage which could be a downed power line.  Thirty to sixty linemen die from live power lines.  Six hundred people annually die from encountering power lines.  Hopefully you never have to come across a downed power line, but, if [...]

2019-04-30T19:29:20-06:00By |
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