CRCA - Chicago Roofing Contractors Association


November 17, 2015

Maggiano's Little Italy, Naperville 11:00 am

Topic: Economic Forecast, National Information on a Regional Level

Speaker: Richard Branch, Senior Economist, Dodge Data & Analytics

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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 1 - CRCA @ Kane County Cougars, Geneva
  • August 20 - CRCA Emerging Leaders at Pinstripes
  • September 15 - CRCA Membership Meeting, Maggiano's Schaumburg
  • October 29 - Emerging Leaders Social Event, Pinstripes, Oak Brook, 6:30-9:30 pm
  • November 17 - CRCA Membership & Annual Meeting/Elections, Maggiano's Naperville
  • December 4 - CRCA Annual Member Awards Dinner, Hilton Oakbrook Hills

 (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 Meeting Description

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'. 

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.

2015 March Membership Meeting and Luncheon

CRCA Speaker, Jack Towarnicky (Willis) speaking on Affordable Healthcare

2015 May Membership Meeting and CRCA Scholarship Dinner

2015 Recipient Michael McGinley with Scholarship Committee Members

Dave Lowery, Chris Cronin and Rod Petrick

CRCA Speaker Chris Carter and Alison Flury (Safety Check Inc.)

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