FIRST ANNUAL ROOFING DAY IN AUSTIN!

Posted on: December 18th, 2018 by Sarah Burns

 

Registration is open! Join fellow roofing industry professionals for our First Annual Roofing Day in Austin, TX, as we take our message to the Capitol! It is important for members of the Texas Legislature see and hear from you about the critical issues our roofing industry is facing. To be seen and heard, we need the industry speaking with one voice! Don't miss this opportunity to make a difference.

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Crowne Plaza Austin, 6121 North IH-35, Austin, TX 78752 (Salon D)

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Tuesday February 26

5:00 - 6:00 PM Registration

6:00 - 8:00 PM Opening Reception

Wednesday February 27

7:00 - 8:30 AM Working Breakfast Program

  • Welcome by RCAT President Brad Jones.
  • Keynote Speaker, Rep. Giovanni Capriglione
  • Issues Update, David White with Public Blueprint
  • Best Practices for Capitol Visits

8:45 AM Transfer to Capitol in Downtown Austin

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Meetings with Legislators at the Capitol in the Old Supreme Court Room

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Break for Lunch

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Individual Legislator Meetings (Meetings will be pre-scheduled and specific for each attendee. Complete details will be provided in the on-site registration packet.)

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2018

Beware of roofing fraud: unsuspecting property
owners at risk across Texas

“Safe Roofs Over Texas” initiative set to battle scammers statewide 
AUSTIN, Texas – Today, the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas (RCAT) announced the launch of its Safe Roofs Over Texas initiative to raise awareness among home and business owners about roofing scams that take place after bad storms and how they can protect themselves against fraud.

Currently, Texas does not require individuals to acquire a license before providing roofing services to customers, putting property owners at greater risk of losing thousands of dollars to roofing scams. The lack of basic oversight and regulation by the state opens the door for fraudulent roofers to easily move through recently storm-ravaged areas and swindle hard working Texans, who are already in the middle of dealing with a great personal tragedy.

After a devastating storm, such as hurricanes, hailstorms, and tornados, these fraudsters promise cheap repairs done quickly, which is extremely attractive to property owners who are desperate to secure needed repairs to their roofs. But many times, they do not complete the work, use lesser materials than were agreed upon, or simply disappear after securing a large down payment.

“Fraudulent roofers often look like the real thing and the lack of licensing requirements make it more difficult for residents to verify a roofer’s credibility or track them down and hold them accountable after a potential failure to deliver agreed-upon services,” said Sarah Burns, Executive Director of RCAT.

Until serious action is taken by the state to protect consumers, RCAT encourages property owners to be as informed as possible and follow these steps when hiring a contractor.

“Enough is enough. For too long, storm-chasing fraudsters have victimized Texans and our state government has failed to act,” continued Burns. ”Our industry is asking for reform to protect our customers and their property. With yet another storm season upon us without these reforms, the only defense the consumer has is knowledge and our Safe Roofs Over Texas initiative is designed to provide exactly that.”

For more information on how to protect yourself and fight against the roofing fraud crisis, visit SafeRoofsOverTexas.com.

 

Contact:
Elliott Griffin
elliott@publicblueprint.com
(512) 970-9944

Congratulations 2018 Scholarship Winners!

Posted on: August 28th, 2017 by Sarah Burns

 

CONGRATULATIONS 2018  SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS! THANK YOU CORPORATE SPONSORS, ABC SUPPLY, SOUTHERN SHINGLES AND BEACON ROOFING SUPPLY AND ALL OF OUR DONATING MEMBERS FOR MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO GIVE ADDITIONAL AWARDS IN 2018!

$32,000 IN TOTAL WAS AWARDED TO DESERVING STUDENTS!