2018 Roofing Day in D.C.

Posted on: March 14th, 2018 by Sarah Burns No Comments


More than 400 roofing professionals took over Capitol Hill for the first Roofing Day in D.C. and RCAT was there!

On March 6-7, NRCA joined with partner organizations from across the roofing industry for Roofing Day in D.C. 2018. With more than 400 roofing professionals participating in this inaugural event, the industry's voice was heard like never before by lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Roofing Day in D.C. 2018 was the first annual industrywide advocacy event designed to fulfill NRCA CEO Reid Ribble's vision of how NRCA can enhance the industry's image and expand its influence on policymaking in Washington, D.C. In the past, NRCA has provided its contractor leaders with the opportunity to meet with senators and representatives on Capitol Hill to build relationships and communicate the views of our members regarding key legislative issues. But Roofing Day in D.C. is a much larger venture that brings together roofing professionals such as contractors, manufacturers, distributors and others to deliver the industry's message to lawmakers in Washington, D.C. By hearing directly from their constituents during Roofing Day in D.C., lawmakers gain a better understanding of how legislation and regulations affect roofing industry employers and become more energized to address our concerns and priorities.

On March 6, Roofing Day in D.C. participants gathered at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Washington, D.C. The event began with a reception that featured special guest Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget. Mulvaney provided an update regarding administration policies of interest to the roofing industry, including implementation of the recently passed tax reform law and regulatory issues.

On March 7, participants gathered for a breakfast program that featured Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Johnson has worked closely with NRCA regarding several business-related issues, including tax, regulatory and immigration reform legislation, and provided an overview of the upcoming congressional agenda and insights regarding recent political developments.

Following the breakfast, participants heard a presentation from Mike Gula, president of Prime Advocacy, a consulting company retained by NRCA to help manage the logistics of Roofing Day in D.C. Gula provided a training session regarding how to conduct advocacy meetings with members of Congress, including a mock meeting with Ribble to demonstrate. Along with an issue briefing from NRCA staff, the session prepared Roofing Day in D.C. participants with the information needed for meetings with lawmakers.

After the training session, the 400-plus participants were bused to Capitol Hill to carry the industry message to Congress. Participants had 300 meetings with 87 percent of congressional offices and focused on three top roofing industry policy issues: regulatory reform legislation designed to reduce burdensome regulations on employers; legislation to improve career and technical education and help address the labor shortage; and immigration reform that meets the industry's workforce needs. To review the policy papers outlining the roofing industry's position regarding these issues, click here.

To view a photo gallery from Roofing Day in D.C. 2018, click here.

NRCA and partner organizations already are planning for the second Roofing Day in D.C., which will be held in spring 2019. The goal is to continue to grow and strengthen our influence with Congress. A save-the-date announcement for Roofing Day in D.C. 2019 will be coming soon.

Fishing Tournament Registration is OPEN!

Posted on: March 14th, 2018 by Sarah Burns No Comments



MAY 3 - 5, 2018 PORT ARANSAS, TX


Woody’s Sport Center 136 W Cotter St, Port Aransas, TX 78373

Thu. 5/3/18-
9AM - 2PM RCAT Committee & Board of Directors Meetings
5-9 PM - Drawing for Guide/Fishing Day & Cash Pool Auction Event

Fri. 5/4/18-
6AM – 3PM Fishing Tournament Day 1
2-3PM - WEIGH-IN Day 1
4-7 PM - Fishing Tournament Captain's Party with food, refreshments, door prizes and entertainment. Come network and get the day-one tournament standings.

Sat. 5/5/18-
6AM – 3PM Fishing Tournament Day 2
2-3PM - WEIGH-IN Day 2
4-6 PM Weigh-in & Awards Presentation (food, refreshments and door prizes)




>All entrants must be current RCAT Members in Good Standing (dues paid and proof of insurance for contractors on file at the RCAT office).  

>TWO DAY TOURNAMENT: Friday May 4 AND Saturday May 5, 6:00 AM Start -  3:00 PM Weigh-in on both days. 25 Guided Boats will fish each day - the purchase of a guided boat does not mean that you fish on both days. Your guide AND fishing day will be drawn by the Team Captain at the Kickoff Event Thursday May 3 OR YOU CAN "PRE-BUY" YOUR FISHING DAY (more information below)



Entry Fee: $850 per team/boat for guided boat division (includes boat with professional guide for one fishing day, and the "Front Half of Boat" - see rules for complete details). $213 per person for individual angler entries (on guided boats). $300 per team/boat for individual boat division. All entry fees include, "Front Half of Boat," prizes, events, and weigh-in.


**Cash Pool Auction Event:   Thursday May 3, 5:00 - 9:00 PM at Woody's.

1) Team Captains will draw for their fishing guide AND fishing day (Friday OR Saturday).

2) *Heaviest Stringer Category awards Cash Pool auction (two auctions will be held - one for the guided division and one for the individual division). The purchase of the "Front Half of Boat" (50%) has been covered in your tournament entry fee.  For each boat entered the remaining "Back Half of Boat" (50%) will be auctioned to the highest bidder during the Cash Pool auction. The Cash Pool for the guided division will be SPLIT between BOTH fishing days this year. YOU MAY PRE-SELECT YOUR FISHING DAY BY PURCHASING THE BACK HALF OF BOAT NOW FOR $500. THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE CASH POOL AND THE BOAT WILL NOT BE AUCTIONED OFF. YOUR GUIDE WILL BE RANDOMLY SELECTED BY THE WEIGH MASTER PRIOR TO THE KICKOFF EVENT.


Guided Boat Division Categories & Prizes (Same prize structure will be awarded for BOTH days of fishing in this category):

a). Heaviest Stringer (1st, 2nd and 3rd prize awards to be determined by Cash Pool*)

b). Heaviest Redfish (1st place $500, 2nd $250 3rd $150)

c). Heaviest Trout (1st place $500, 2nd $250 3rd $150)

d). Spot Pot for Redfish with the Most Spots (minimal of 3 unconnected spots required and prize of $100 awarded to one winner per day in this category. In case of a tie the winners will split the prize.)

>   Guided boats - 50 boats will be available in this division. These are first come first serve, payment MUST accompany your registration form to reserve your boat.  Team members can be changed later. RCAT will build, or fill, boats without four team members from the individual angler entries.


Individual Boat Division (Fishes on Saturday ONLY) Categories & Prizes:

a). Heaviest Stringer (1st, 2nd and 3rd prize awards to be determined by Cash Pool*)

>   Individual boats will be allowed with a maximum of (4) anglers per boat. Individual boats are non-guided and no hired professional fishing guides will be permitted as team members on boats in this division. A maximum number of 20 individual boats will be allowed to enter.


All tournament rules apply to guided boats and to individual boats


Congratulations 2017 Scholarship Winners!

Posted on: August 28th, 2017 by Sarah Burns



$5,000 Award Recipients:

Liliana Guerrero attending Texas A&M University
Affiliated Member Company: Sechrist-Hall Company

Robert Amar attending Stephen F. Austin University
Affiliated Member Company: ABC Supply

Samuel Lewallen attending Oklahoma State University
Affiliated Member Company: Johns Manville


$1,000 Award Recipients:

Ada Coronado attending Texas State Techincal College
Affiliated Member Company: Sechrist- Hall

Austin Haveman attending L.R. Scarborough College at Southwestern Thelogical Seminary
Affiliated Member Company: Pitts Roofing

Hunter Hampton attending Texas Tech University
Affiliated Member Company: Outback Roofing

Isaiah Medina attending Dallas Baptist University
Affiliated Member Company: Beldon Roofing Company

Kaitlyn Vinson attending Southwestern University
Affiliated Member Company: Amtech Business Solutions

Kemerly Dexter attending University of Texas
Affiliated Member Company: WestEnd Roofing Supply

Taylor Bainter attending Texas State University
Affiliated Member Company: WestEnd Roofing Supply

Victoria Gilbert attending Austin College
Affiliated Member Company: WestEnd Roofing Supply