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NWiR Member Highlight – Terri Kruse, Lady On The Roof

Terri Audi Kruse, President/Project Consultant/Estimator Lady On The Roof® Inspired by a friend and I had a long history of insurance experience and a gymnast who was not afraid of heights to do backflips on a 4-inch balance beam. :) Why a member of NWiR? Attended IRE for the first time in 2020 and opportunity to join passion and work to inspire other young people, especially young women to get into the construction business and trades. [...]

2021-02-26T13:32:04-07:00By |

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 |

Jenna Gift – Writer Profile

Jenna Gift is the Lead QA & Sample Administrator for Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance and has been with the company for almost 4 years.  Her background is actually not in roofing, but in Criminology and Sociology.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University in 2007, and in the time prior to entering into the roofing industry, she was a corrections officer for the State of Ohio, amongst other various careers. The construction [...]

2020-08-16T11:10:59-06:00By |

Women in the Roofing Industry: Statistics, Support & Achievement – IKO

How women are helping to advance the roofing profession. Women are getting more involved in the roofing industry every day. Now, you can find women at the top of roofing companies as CEOs and marketing directors, and in other leading roles. You’ll also find them pursuing roofing research, sales, distributing, consulting and manufacturing, and, of course, you’ll find them on the roof. Women make up only 0.5 percent of the roofing professionals in America. In Canada, [...]

2018-11-16T13:11:29-07:00By |

Another reason to love the roofing industry – friendships are born when you least expect it!

Dana Castle didn’t know what to expect from her trip to the National Women in Roofing Day, but she sure didn’t expect this! GREEN LINK Engineering’s Sales and Business Development Coordinator, Dana Castle, was excited about attending the first National Women in Roofing Day prior to the 2018 International Roofing Expo in New Orleans. She knew it would be an opportunity to expand her knowledge, grow professionally and meet other women in the businesses. But, she [...]

2018-10-30T06:51:44-06:00By |

Meet the Women at Springer-Peterson Roofing

(Photo: Left to right is Diana King, Kelli Anderson, Kim Anderson, Carla Mendez) Diana King joined Springer-Peterson Roofing as the Service Department Coordinator and was promoted to Service Department Manager in 2008.  She manages all aspects of the Service Department. Diana has over 20 years’ experience in customer service.  Diana just completed year term as President of TCRCA (Tri County Roofing Contractors Association) and currently serves as an active board member. She is an active board member [...]

2018-10-01T10:40:59-06:00By |

Meet the Women of Quality Roofing

Quality Roofing, Inc. was established in Florida in 1994 and is a third generation licensed and state certified roofing and GC firm. They are qualified in all phases of commercial and residential roofing along with providing new construction, residential projects, roof repairs and roof assessment management programs. Susan Jenkins is the Marketing Director of Quality Roofing, Inc. She has been married to Rick Jenkins, President/Owner, for 22 years. Susan was born and raised in Tampa and [...]

2018-08-27T07:27:45-06:00By |

Meet National Women in Roofing’s 2018 Chair – Shari Carlozzi

Shari took over leadership at the NWIR board meeting in New Orleans at the International Roofing Expo. Did you know that Shari was part of the inception of National Women in Roofing (NWIR)? That’s right. Carlozzi was with RoofersCoffeeShop’s Heidi Ellsworth at a Midwest Roofing Contractors Association board meeting a few years ago when they were talking about the need for an organization that supports, educates, empowers and mentors women in the roofing industry. From that [...]

2018-08-14T06:19:50-06:00By |

Meet the Women of AAA Roofing

By Karen Edwards, NWIR Communications Chair. These three young women are the future of AAA Roofing in California. Riverside, California-based AAA Roofing by Gene was started nearly 30 years ago by Gene Smith. He knew one day he would likely pass the business on to his son(s), but probably never imagined that would happen after he had daughters instead. Gene’s daughters, Miranda and Madison Smith, would accompany their father to work and they would have fun [...]

2018-07-10T07:11:35-06:00By |
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