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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 Linda at or call (708) 449-3340.

July/August 2018 E News

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CRCA’s Executive Director, Bill McHugh, presented at the International Roof Coatings Conference in Chicago. Since the program was in Chicago, our presentation was on the Chicago Energy Code & the Urban Heat Island (UHI) Ordinance requirements. Many in the industry state, ‘Chicago has a white roof requirement’. That’s not true. Chicago’s UHI Ordinance requires that either a .72 solar reflectance OR .50 solar reflectance after three years aging, for rooftop surfaces is required. The exceptions include 15lbs. of ballast, vegetative roof assemblies and rooftop decks.

Look for an article on the Urban Heat Island Ordinance in a future issue of CRCA Today. To Learn more about the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association, please visit their website

CRCA Foundation 5K and Emerging Leaders BBQ

Saturday, August 25th is just around the corner. Are you signed up for the CRCA 5K & BBQ?
The race will start at 8:30 am with a 100 meter run for the kids & the 5K will immediately follow. Once you're done running, enjoy the CRCA Emerging Leader BBQ which will have a DJ, face painter, bounce houses and much more.

Not a runner? All are still welcome to attend the CRCA Emerging Leaders BBQ. The BBQ will immediately follow the race, which should be around 10:30 am

All CRCA Member Company employees and families are welcome.
The picnic is free of charge and the 5K is $40. Use promo code MEMBER for $5 off your 5K registration.
To learn more, visit the picnic event page or contact

CRCA Industry Affairs at State of Illinois

CRCA’s Industry Affairs Committee worked with the Illinois Energy Advisory Council over the past few months via several teleconferences. Both Past President George Patterson and Executive Director Bill McHugh testified supporting CRCA’s longtime positions.

We were successful adding a new definition for mainly existing buildings. Concepts included Roof Membrane Peel and Replacement for when replacing only the roof membrane and reducing the amount of insulation when there are flashing height limitations. The flashing height limitations will allow the building official the power to reduce the thickness of insulation from the International Energy Code required R-30 to the maximum amount possible based on keeping the 8” flashing height required by manufacturers installation instructions and NRCA’s Roofing Manuals.

These new concepts have not yet passed the Capital Development Board nor Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and is not law yet. Roofing contractors, consultants and others can use this information though when petitioning for permits where the conditions occur. Look for more in future CRCA E-news and CRCA Today’s Fall/Winter Magazine.

CRCA's Annual Industry Day Golf Outing

With over 270 golfers, the course champions were:
North: Matt Adler, Ryan Harreld, Nate Tomich and Brandon Wilson
South: Ben Biedrzyski, Nick Frane, Eric Hurst and Patrick Johnson
CRCA thanks the Grand Raffle Sponsors Hunter Panels, Vac-It-All and Paramount Consulting. A great big “thanks” to all who donated to the CRCA Foundation during the outing….$3,000 was raised!

Take a look at the event photos here!

The NRCA Alliance is Accepting Gold Circle Awards Nominations

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress is seeking nominations for its 2019 Gold Circle Awards program, which recognizes NRCA or Alliance members for their significant contributions to the roofing industry.

Gold Circle Awards categories include:

  • outstanding workmanship—low-slope
  • outstanding workmanship—steep-slope
  • innovative solutions—new construction
  • innovative solutions—reroofing; and safety
  • preparedness and performance

Unique roofing-related projects, programs and services completed between June 1, 2016, and May 31, 2018, are eligible for the competition.

The deadline for entries is Oct. 12. Winners will be honored during NRCA's 132nd Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn.

For more information or to submit a Gold Circle Award nomination form, click here or contact Bennett Judson, the Alliance's executive director, at (847) 299-9070, ext. 7513 or


CRCA Foundation Receives More Inaugural Member Contributions

Sterling Commercial Roofing has become the newest Silver Level Member of the CRCA Foundation, while both Roofs Inc & Pine Roofing Inc. have become Friends Level Members.

The CRCA Foundation is excited that these long time CRCA Member Companies have become part of the movement, along with the Foundation's first donor, M.W. Powell Company.

For more about the CRCA Foundation, please visit If you or your company is interested in becoming an inaugural contributor to the CRCA Foundation, please contact

CRCA Committees Corner

CRCA’s Chicagoland Women in Roofing (CWIR) Committee met on August 1. Jeff Schoettle, of CRCA Associate Member firm, Safety Check Inc. presented a comprehensive overview of Safety for roofing contractors, including correct use of ladders, fall restraint vs. fall arrest and more. Watch for information on the October 4 CWIR registration.


CRCA’s Membership Committee has announced its fall membership drive, dubbed “Septembership” by CRCA President Troy Wormley, CRCA members are asked to be ambassadors of the association to find those who have not yet joined but would benefit greatly from the networking, industry knowledge and relationships gained. Plus, CRCA recognizes those who promote CRCA membership with a $100 incentive! To learn more, contact or contact CRCA Membership Chairs Jay Adler (Adler Roofing) or Brad Schwab (The Schwab Group.)


CRCA’s Emerging Leaders Committee is spearheading a mentoring program to be launched at the October 18 event at TopGolf in Naperville. As a mechanism to develop and build stronger relationships within the Roofing and Waterproofing industry, the committee felt that the shared knowledge of industry education, career support and face to face interaction will be a powerful tool for CRCA’s growth. Contact if you are interested in being a mentor or mentee.


CRCA Affiliates Relations Committee has been launched. With the goal of developing relationship with others in the Illinois Construction Industry, Shawn Sullivan (Olsson Roofing), Paul Larson (Comstruct Sales), Kevin Froeter (Sterling Roofing), Kim Kwasiborski (SJ Mallein) and Carole Ceja (Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc.) are planning a social event for this fall to start this important dialogue. Watch / Event for more information soon!


Not on a committee? Visit the CRCA Committee page at, and which Committee you want to join.


Welcome New CRCA Members

CRCA would like to welcome all of our

new members since May 2018:



Custom Roofing Contracting




Hicksgas/Liberty Propane

Sunset Logistics


Roof Consultant:


Save the Date: Upcoming CRCA Events

September 18: CRCA Membership
Luncheon & Meeting
Maggiano's Schaumburg Presentation: Your Employee Handbook-
Friend or Foe?, Alisa B. Arnoff, Scalambrino &
Arnoff, LLP
11 am - 2pm

September 25: CRCA
Harassment Policy
Webinar, Katherine A
Manuel and Norma
Manjarrez of Ogletree
Deakins, 11am - 1pm

October 4: CRCA CWIR
Committee Meeting

October 10: CRCA
Foundation Launch Event
Drake Oak Brook 5-8pm

October 16: CRCA 101
Breakfast Seminar
Maggiano's Oak Brook
8:30 am -10:30 am

October 18: CRCA
Emerging Leader
Committee Event
Topgolf, Naperville

October 30: CRCA Webinar
"Is Your Company
Addressing your Cyber
Liability Exposures?"
Webinar, Laura Zaroski,
Scoious Insurance
1pm - 2pm Register

November 13: CRCA
Membership Luncheon &
Meeting, Maggiano's
Oak Brook, 11 am

December 7: CRCA Annual
Awards Dinner, Eaglewood
Resort & Spa, Itasca


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