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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 linda@crca.org or call (708) 449-3340.

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Introducing the CRCA Affiliate Relations Committee

Under the guidance of CRCA President Troy Wormley, CRCA Board Member Shawn Sullivan and CRCA Associate Member Paul Larson, CRCA’s newly formed Affiliate Relations Committee was created to nurture relationships among CRCA members and other associations and organizations within similar industries. The Affiliate Relations Committee not only wants to host networking event for our members to get to know each other, but we believe that by combining resources with other organizations, CRCA will be able to provide more educational opportunities to its members.

The Committee is hosting a kick-off event to jump start these relationships between the CRCA and other associations. The event is going to be on the evening of November 5th, 6-8 pm, at Pinstripes in Oak Brook. The Affiliate Relations Committee feels this will be a great opportunity for individuals in several organizations to network and communicate about where they envision this committee. Please register by November 1 here or at crca.org/events.

If your company is a member of an organization that you feel could be a good fit for this group, please email jessica@crca.org with any information.


CRCA @ CSI Chicago Chapter Roundtable

Over 20 people attended a recent CSI Chicago Roundtable on the code requirements for roof recover, roof replacement and the process that goes into the operation from code to common issues. CRCA presented on the State of Illinois Energy Code and City of Chicago Roofing Memorandum during this program with key specifiers from Chicago and several CRCA Member Manufacturers and Manufacturers Reps attending.


CRCA "Septembership"

The CRCA Membership Committee has launched the ‘Septembership’ membership campaign. Every day, your dues are paying for the work it takes for CRCA to work on your behalf. We need you to keep doing what we do. We also need the companies that are not members – but should be – to join CRCA. Send us the contact information of a contractor company or roof consultant, that’s not a member, and we’ll get in touch with them. Remember, it’s ‘Septembership’ until December is done! If a new member uses you as a reference, you receive $100! The deadline for application receipt is Friday, Nov. 9th.

Here are some of the many benefits for a company to become a CRCA Member:

  • Website Listing at CRCA.org, gets you found online by potential customers.
  • Membership Meetings provide education and networking opportunities.
  • Committee Participation keeps you and your company in the forefront of local, state and national actions at code development and advocacy on behalf of the industry.
  • CRCA Municipality Survey – CRCA researches code requirements at various jurisdictions and publishes the results in the Members Only Section at CRCA.org. We also provide the link to CRCA’s website where they’ll find you, the professional roofing contractor.
  • CRCA’s Advocacy
    • At the State of Illinois, CRCA brought clarifications that help your customer comply with roofing requirements.
    • At the City of Chicago, this meant a 2016 Code Memorandum that clarified unclear code language that drives your customers crazy.

CRCA Committees Corner

CRCA’s Chicagoland Women in Roofing (CWIR) Committee held a meeting on October 4th. Joan Crowe, GAF Manager of Codes and Compliance, discussed the difference between codes and standards and what few changes the 2018 IBC and IECC codes will bring in relation to roofing. She then highlighted some code questions frequently asked by CRCA members such as determining minimum R-value, wind load, air barriers, and the City of Chicago Code Memorandum which was developed with CRCA’s input. A great big thanks to Joan for this important education provided to the Women in Roofing!

CRCA Emerging Leaders officially launched the CRCA Mentor Network at the Emerging Leaders Annual Topgolf Event on October 18. This program will be a powerful tool for CRCA's growth, as well as for the professional growth for its members. Contact jessica@crca.org if you are interested in being a mentor or mentee.

Over 70 CRCA members attended this great event and got to play some Topgolf and networked with many other CRCA members. Contractors. manufacturer reps, roofing consultants, as well as material, equipment and service distributors were all represented. The Emerging Leaders can't wait to see you at the next event in January! Check out the photos from the event!

CRCA’s Health and Safety Committee met in October to plan the 2019 CRCA Trade Show Safety Seminar. This year’s seminar “Safety Programs Start to Finish – Connecting the Dots” will provide attendees the correct steps to creating and implementing a successful safety plan, including pre-planning before up on the roof, job site set-up, onsite coordination during the installation and finally downloading after complete. This very popular program will be presented on Friday, January 18 in the Drury Lane Theater.

CRCA's Membership & Health and Safety Committees hosted the very first CRCA 101 Breakfast Seminar. Several new and long time CRCA members came to learn all about how their membership dues are put to work. Frank Marino (Safety Check) spoke about some of the biggest safety issues plaguing the roofing industry today. CRCA Executive Director, Bill McHugh, gave a presentation on how he and other CRCA representatives advocate for code updates and changes on behalf of CRCA Members in Chicago, Illinois and beyond. He also spoke about various CRCA committees, events and happenings.

CRCA Program Committee has opened registration for the CRCA Annual Awards Dinner. This year's event will be held at the Eaglewood Resort in Itasca on Friday, December 7th. The NuBlu Band led by Blues Legend Buddy Guy’s daughter, Carlise Guy, will be performing again! Register by November 9th. Learn More

CRCA Committee Day will be held on December 11th at The Drake-Oak Brook. If you're interested in participating on a committee in 2019, please contact the CRCA office at any time!


CRCA Elections

CRCA will announce the 2019 Officers and new Directors at the November 13th membership meeting. With the recent bylaw change, CRCA’s associate directors' terms will now be three years with one new rotating in each year. Ballots will be sent to CRCA Associate Members for input on this one board spot the last week in October. Don’t forget to vote!

North Coast’s Greg Dedic will be completing his term on December 31, 2018 as Associate Director. CRCA thanks Greg for his time spent on the board! He will remain Trade Show co-chair along with Rod Petrick (Ridgeworth Roofing


CRCA at ICC Code Development Hearings

During the week of Oct. 24, CRCA will spend time time at the International Code Council Code Development hearings. Watch for a report on the hearings in the next CRCA Today Magazine. Just when we think we’re finished, the International Energy Conservation Code Submissions will be due, early next year.


Welcome New CRCA Members

CRCA would like to welcome all of our new members since September 2018:

Contractor:
Dream Restorations

Associate:
Attic Systems

 

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