CRCA - Chicago Roofing Contractors Association


2015 CRCA Event Schedule

  • January 22-23rd - 32nd CRCA Trade Show & Seminars, Drury Lane, Oakbrook  Terrace
  • Feb. 3 - CRCA Committee Day - Committee Members Only
  • March 10 - CRCA Membership Meeting, Maggiano's Oak Brook
  • May 19 - CRCA Membership & Scholarship Dinner, Maggiano's Oak Brook
  • July 9 - CRCA Industry Day Golf Outing, Silver Lake Country Club
  • August - CRCA @ Kane County Cougars, Geneva
  • September 15 - CRCA Membership Meeting, Maggiano's Schaumburg
  • November 17 - CRCA Membership & Annual Meeting/Elections, Maggiano's Naperville
  • December 4 - CRCA Annual Member Awards Dinner, TBD


Next membership meeting:

September 15, 2015

Maggiano's Little Italy, Schaumburg, 11:00 am

 (Note: Each CRCA Member firm is entitled to one free attendee; additional attendees are $45. Online Registrants will be billed afterward if applicable. Any cancellations must be received by CRCA the Thursday prior to the event to avoid a cancellation fee.)

CRCA Membership Meetings

CRCA Membership Meetings are held four times per year and feature time for relationship building / networking, lunch, plus industry leading speakers.  Of the four membership meetings, one is the 'CRCA Scholarship Dinner'. 

Past CRCA Membership Meeting Luncheon topics are usually assigned to Committees to recruit and provide a speaker.  Topics include:

Legal – CRCA has had several attorneys speak at the Membership Luncheons.  Marjorie Newman, Esq., discussed lien rights of contractors in relation to bankers.  Risk management presentations focusing on contracts have been well recieved. Leading Construction Attorney Stanley Sklar, Esq. has also presented to the group.

Roofing & Energy Codes – CRCA has had the CIty of Chicago and State of Illinois speak to the association about energy codes as they are adpated and used by the construction industry.

Insulation Availability Issues – CRCA asked the Insulation Industry to present what the current situation is, why and how it occurred, plus an outlook to the future. CRCA announced its position paper on this important topic at this Membership Meeting.

Legislation – CRCA Members heard about HB 805, a bill that could affect workers compensation issues for all employers at the membership meeting. Jim Clune, Esq., Garafolo, Schreiber, Hart & Storm enlightened the group what the bill is, and how it could affect the contracting industry in Illinois.

Safety - CRCA Members receive safety updates from CRCA Safety Consultant Safety Check and other industry professionals on hot topics affecting the roofing and waterproofing industry.

Interesting & Fun – CRCA Members have heard from NASA Astronauts, a Mentalist, Chicago Bears personalities, a former NFL Umpire, NBC5 President Larry Wert, Entreprenuer Cherryl Thomas and more.

CRCA Membership Meeting speakers have come to us from our own CRCA Membership, NRCA, MRCA, General Contractor and Architectural Associations, plus many other groups. CRCA Membership Meetings have been an industry tradition and learning ground for CRCA Members since the inception of the Association in the 1870’s.

Come to a CRCA Membership Luncheon Meeting or the CRCA Scholarship Dinner and find out what generations have been taking advantage of for over 100 years.

2011 Scholarship Recipients

CRCA Speaker, Cherryl Thomas, (Ardmore Associates) with the 2011 Scholarship Recipients

2010 Membership Meeting and CRCA Scholarship Dinner

Becky and Rolf Snobeck (Anthony Roofing) with Astronaut Dan Tani
at the May 2010 Membership Meeting and CRCA Scholarship Dinner

2009 CRCA Membership Luncheon

L to R: Brad Schmitt, Marguerite Dixon (Sea Bright Insurance), Gary Eaton (Columbian Insurance),
Jim Petry and John Lanzendorf (CRCA Contracts & Insurance Chairmen)

2008 CRCA Membership Luncheon

Jack Jeffries (Lord Bissell & Brook) speaks to the Sept. 11, 2008
CRCA Membership Luncheon on Lien & Bond Rights and Warranties.

2006 CRCA Membership Luncheon

CRCA member Gary Eaton (Columbian Agency) discusses Insurance Industry Trends
at the November 2006 Luncheon Meeting

NRCA's Tom Shahanah presents Risk Management Approaches at the November 2006 Luncheon Meeting

CRCA's Safety Committee welcomes speaker Mike Connors, OSHA Region 5 Administrator (2nd from left)

Chuck Scislo (NRCA), Greg Spitzer (Legat Architects), Tom Bollnow (NRCA) and John Albrecht, (City of Chicago, Dept. of General Serv.) joined CRCA March 14, 2006 presenting on the LEED system and "Green" Building.

CRCA Contracts & Insurance Co-Chair John Lanzendorf joins CRCA Sept. 13 membership meeting speakers (left to right) Elmer Gonzales (Zurich Insurance), Mike Ahern (CNA Insurance), Bill Cahill (Weibel & Cahill) with Jim Petry, CRCA C&I Co-Chair.

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