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CRCA E-News is a monthly electronic newsletter that keeps you up to date on what's going on in the industry and throughout CRCA. For more information or for questions contact Alyssa at or call (708) 449-3340.


January 2017

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CRCA Trade Show & Seminars Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended, exhibited and sponsored the 2017 Trade Show & Seminars. This year’s event was a great success with over 2,500 attendees and 135 exhibitors. CRCA’s Roofing Industry Breakfast grew to over 375 and welcomed new NRCA CEO, former congressman and roofing contractor, Reed Ribble. Ribble presented introductory remarks about the future of the roofing industry both locally and nationally.

If you attended the show, please complete the survey!

To look at the presentations, visit

Special thank you to all our sponsors!

ABC Supply Co., Inc.

A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply

Brier Payne Meade Insurance

Big Rock Supply

Chicago Metal Supply and Fabrication Inc.

Garlock Chicago

Hunter Panels

Malarkey Roofing Products


North Coast Roofing Systems

Quality Building Supply Co.

SJ Mallein / Firestone Building Products

A very special thank you to the CRCA’s Trade Show Committee Volunteers including: Rod Petrick, Greg Dedic, Matt Adler, Dave Good, Greg Johnson, Austin Krusec, Ryan Petrick, Ron Quimby, Ross Ridder, Tony Roque, Dan Smith, Matt Wehrle.

CRCA Trade Show Safety Seminar Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended the “Using Roofing Equipment Safely,” presented by the CRCA Safety committee. A big thank you to presenters Frank Marino (Safety Check Inc.), Larry Joswiak (OSHA) and to the Safety Equipment presenters, Big Rock Supply and Garlock Chicago! Congratulations to Kreiling Roofing, winner of the 10 Compliance in a Can Fall Protection Kits, donated by Big Rock Supply.


CRCA’s Membership Committee and Leadership participated at the Chicago Area Chapter, RCI’s Wednesday, January 17 annual education program. As part of the “Roofing Week in Chicago,” CRCA’s Bill McHugh presented to the attendees. CRCA’s Membership Committee was also present to answer membership questions.  CRCA appreciates the relationship with CAC-RCI and many other organizations.

CRCA's Membership Renewal

CRCA Membership renewals were sent earlier this month. Please submit payment  to remain a member in good standing. Visit for more information or contact  the CRCA office at (708) 449-3340 or

2017 Scholarship Applications

Scholarship applications for both CRCA and Chicagoland Roofing Council (CRC) are available. The 2017 CRCA Scholarship is due March 3, 2017 and can be found on the CRCA Website. The 2017 CRC Scholarship is due April 7, 2017 and can be found on the Chicagoland Roofing Council Website.

CRCA Today Winter Issue is Out

Download your copy of the Winter 2017 issue of CRCA Today at Spring issue ad commitment deadline is February 17. Contact for more information.

CRCA Goes Downstate

CRCA’s work on programs affecting the State of Illinois has been beneficial for the whole state. The State of Illinois Energy Conservation Code, International Energy Conservation Code, and State of Illinois Roofing Contractor Licensing programs are all CRCA works on behalf of the industry statewide. CRCA’s Downstate Education Program and Legislative Reception in Springfield is aimed at servicing the downstate roofing contractors as well as connecting with the legislators. Watch for announcements for the April 4 program soon.

Welcome New Members

CRCA would like to welcome its newest members:

Insulation Solutions, Inc., East Peoria, IL – Associate Member

Tremco, Inc., Vernon, CA – Associate Member

January Events Recap

CRCA Chicagoland Women in Roofing (CWIR) Educational Session: Thank you to everyone who attended the first CRCA CWIR event of 2017! The turnout was great and a lot of great ideas were presented. Look out for upcoming CRCA CWIR events throughout 2017!


A very special thank you to Brier Payne Meade Insurance for sponsoring the event!

CRCA Emerging Leaders Reception: Thank you to everyone who attended the CRCA Emerging Leaders reception at Drury Lane Hilton Suites. It was a great way to kick off 2017! Look out for upcoming events throughout 2017.

Upcoming CRCA Events

February Membership Luncheon: Join us at CRCA's first Membership Luncheon of 2017 on February 14 at Maggiano's Schaumburg from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Bill McHugh, CRCA, will be presenting on Energy Codes and the exceptions for Existing Buildings in the ICC, Chicago, and State of Illinois documents. Don't miss out - register today!

Save the Date

February 14: CRCA Membership Luncheon, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Schaumburg

March 14: CRCA Membership Luncheon, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Schaumburg

March 16: CRCA Emerging Leaders Event, Punch Bowl Social, Schaumburg

April 4: CRCA Downstate Education Seminar & Legislative Reception, Springfield

April 11: CRCA Seminar Breakfast, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Schaumburg

May 16: CRCA Scholarship Dinner, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Oak Brook

June 25: CRCA Emerging Leaders Family Event, Pinstripes, Oakbrook

July 13: CRCA Golf Outing, Silver Lake Country Club, Orland Park

August 12: CRCA at Kane County Cougars, Fifth Third Ballpark, Geneva

September 12: CRCA Membership Luncheon, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Schaumburg

October 19: CRCA Emerging Leaders Event, Topgolf, Naperville

November 14: CRCA Membership Luncheon, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Oak Brook

December 1: CRCA Annual Awards Dinner, TBD


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