Stories of an Extraordinary Industry
10 Keys to Keeping Your Workers

10 Keys to Keeping Your Workers

October 7, 2020

How many superintendents in the U.S. have been working at the same roofing company for 49 years? Learn how Graham Roofing, West Point, Miss., ensures its talented employees stay.

 

Sponsored by the NRCA Health Care Program

Roofing “Jerry’s World”

Roofing “Jerry’s World”

September 16, 2020

Football is back, so let's head to Arlington, Texas, where a roofing company takes on the challenge of installing a roof on one of the steepest and largest football stadiums in the U.S.

 

Sponsored by the NRCA Health Care Program

Innovation Comes from Unlikely Places

Innovation Comes from Unlikely Places

September 2, 2020

NRCA tells the story of a man who had a long and winding journey that led to becoming the president of a $3 billion roofing materials manufacturing company. The story reveals three keys to being at the forefront of innovation and will encourage anyone who is concerned life’s road has too many hairpin turns.

Sponsored by Bitumar

No Room for Hostility

No Room for Hostility

August 19, 2020

We profile a roofing industry leader who handled difficult life circumstances that had the potential to rip her company apart. Learn how she created a company culture that can stand strong when times get tough.

 

Sponsored by the Roofing Alliance

A Company Failure Alters Roofing History

A Company Failure Alters Roofing History

August 5, 2020

General Roofing Services was one of the first roofing roll-ups in the U.S., and it collapsed. Where did it go wrong, and how did it change the roofing industry? This story is a profound lesson about a type of investment rarely discussed because few have the courage to do it.

 

Sponsored by FiberTite Roof Systems

The Daughter Becomes the Boss

The Daughter Becomes the Boss

July 8, 2020

Family-run businesses are part of what makes the roofing industry so special. In this episode, we profile three multigenerational roofing companies. Running a business with your kids can bring moments of pure joy and moments of complete exasperation, and there are lessons to be learned from these three companies.

Sponsored by NRCA ProCertification®

A Roofing Roll-up

A Roofing Roll-up

June 24, 2020

A group of roofing company owners join forces to make more money. Isn’t that what business is all about? Can they put aside egos and weather storms of recessions? Will they last the hard-fought years of negotiation battles? There is a lot to learn from this story, and it’s more than just making money.

Sponsored by the Roofing Alliance

Roofing Industry Rallies Around Ambitious Goal

Roofing Industry Rallies Around Ambitious Goal

June 10, 2020

An out-of-work roofer from Southern California took matters into his own hands and started his own company. But there was one glaring problemhe could never leave someone with a leaky roof, even if they could not afford to pay. Would his generosity be the downfall of his company as it struggles to make a profit? Or will his actions be a spark that unites the roofing industry around an ambitious goal? 

Sponsored by the Roofing Alliance

House Flipper to Roofing Industry Leader

House Flipper to Roofing Industry Leader

May 21, 2020

We tell the story of a young man from Deer Park, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati. Growing up, he enjoyed doing small construction projects with his dad, but these would be just fond memories as he headed off to college. This is the story of an unusual journey, which—spoiler alert—leads to the start of a roofing company. He wanted to run his business better, so he joined NRCA, where he asked the right questions and challenged the status quo, putting him on the path to becoming the chairman of the board for the association. This is the story of Nick Sabino.

Sponsored by Owens Corning

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