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MRCA Awards Program

MRCA provides members an opportunity to nominate colleagues for their excellence in the roofing industry by offering four award categories. These prestigious awards are presented at the Membership Meeting each year at the Annual Conference. Whether it’s contributions to the industry, innovative products, compliant safety program, or giving back to the community, companies and individuals deserve to be recognized for a job well done.


                        James Q. McCawley AwardMcCawley Pin

James McCawley dedicated his life to the Roofing Industry.  To honor his extensive contributions, MRCA established the James Q. McCawley Award.  This award is given to an individual in recognition of their devotion to the roofing industry and is the most prestigious award given by MRCA. This award was first presented in 1969 and is a long-standing tradition of MRCA. To learn about the history of this Award and view a list of the previous award winner, click here.

Nominees are not restricted to owners/officers of roofing firm and are not restricted to individuals located within the geographical area of MRCA. In addition to owners/officers of roofing firms, nominees can be, but are not limited to those connected with associate member firms; employees; association staff; architects, engineers, attorneys; legislators.

Please complete the nomination form for the person you would like to nominate to receive the James Q. McCawley Award. Complete and accurate information will help the selection committee in making its determination and will likewise assist your nominee in receiving appropriate consideration. 

      Click Here to for 2023 McCawley Award Nomination Form


2022 McCawley Award Recipients:

Jim Ramser
Mark Langer

This year’s honor was awarded to Jim Ramser of Highland Roofing Company.
Jim has over 42 years of experience in the roofing industry, and he is a 4th generation owner of what is now a 5th generation legacy company. His service to MRCA began over 25 years ago in 1998 and he served as MRCA President in 2011. Jim is currently the MRCA CERTA Chair.

This year's honor was also awarded to Mark Langer of Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Co. Mark began his roofing career in his early teens, washing Langer Roofing trucks and working in the yard. After high school graduation, he began his journey as a “roofer” for several years. Mark was promoted to foreman and eventually superintendent. One day his father (A McCawley Award winner himself) called him into the office and told him to change his clothes and take the helm. Mark began volunteering his time to the MRCA Officially in 2011, but really never knew a life without MRCA due to his family’s involvement. He served as MRCA President in 2017 and remains active with MRCA in the Technical and Research Committee.

Congratulations to two very deserving Roofing Professionals!

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Industry Innovation and Community Impact Award

The Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA) Industry Innovation Award recognizes suppliers and manufacturers who have contributed to the advancement of the roofing industry through innovations or product development related to safety, technology, efficiency, or environment, and significantly improved the well-being of the roofing contractor.

Click Here for the 2023 Industry Innovation Award Nomination Form

Click Here for the 2023 Community Impact Award Nomination Form

2022 Industry Innovation Award Winner:
OMG: OptiWeld Technology

The Innovation Award recognizes Associate Members who have contributed to the advancement of the roofing industry through innovations or product development related to safety, technology, efficiency, or environment, and significantly improved the well-being of the roofing contractor.
OMG Roofing products

2022 Impact Award Winner:
Empire Roofing

Empire Roofing donated reroofing to 3 buildings that St. Philips purchased which were in bad condition. This organization offers year-round programs for people with disabilities in the Dallas, Texas area. This project was led by Matt Kelly of Empire Roofing.

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Naphis Mitchell-Reyes: Excellent Safety Professional Award


In October of 2021, MRCA lost our dear friend, respected colleague, and Board member, Naphis Mitchell-Reyes.

Those of us lucky enough to have known Naphis, know that he was a man who valued honor, truth, and family above all else. Always seeking excellence in all his endeavors; he would say "I will never stop learning." He was loved by every person that met him; he will forever be remembered in our hearts.

We are proud to introduce the Naphis Mitchell-Reyes Excellent Safety Professional Award. This award recognizes roofing safety professionals who exemplify the values that we most respect in Naphis Mitchell-Reyes.

The winner of this award must demonstrate a passion for safety, as well as a vast knowledge and understanding of safety and a drive to create an authentic safety culture for their company or clients. MRCA knows that like Naphis, this award is special, and it will not be awarded every year, but only when the nominee truly embodies the wonderful qualities that Naphis always shared with us.

Nominate your favorite safety professional today for a chance to be a recipient of this award.



Click Here to Nominate for the Naphis Mitchell-Reyes: Excellent Safety Professional Award

Elite Safety Program Awards

The Midwest Roofing Contractors Association’s ELITE Safety Program Award is pleased to recognize MRCA member companies that have demonstrated a commitment to improving jobsite safety through development, implementation, and enforcement of a safety and risk management program.

Click Here for the 2023 ELITE Safety Program Award Application

The following contractors received Platinum Award Status:

  • AAA Roofing Co., Inc.
  • Advanced Industrial Roofing, Inc.
  • CIM Roofing
  • Delta Innovative Services
  • Diamond Roofing
  • Empire Roofing, Inc.
  • KPost Company
  • L. Marshall Roofing & Sheet Metal
  • Langer Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc.
  • Meade Construction, Inc.
  • R. Adams Roofing, Inc.
  • Roofmasters Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.
  • T&K Roofing and Sheet Metal Company Inc.
  • Texas Roof Management, Inc.
  • Zenith Roofing Services, LLC.

    The following contractors received Gold Award Status:
  • Alpha Roofing Company
  • Beldon Roofing Co. 
  • Empire Roofing
  • Johnson Roofing, Inc. 
  • Manchester Roofing, Inc.
  • Nu-Tec Roofing Contractors, LLC
  • Roof Tech, Inc. 
  • Royalty Roofing Co., Inc.
  • Sterling Commercial Roofing, Inc. 

The following contractors received Silver Award Status:

  • Rackley Roofing Company, Inc.

The following contractors received Bronze Award Status:

  • Highland Roofing Company Inc
  • Waukesha Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. 

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Thank you to everyone who submitted applications for the Awards Program.  The MRCA Safety Committee is committed to providing you with tools to continually improve your safety program and safety culture.  For more information about the MRCA SHARP Plus Safety Program, contact Morgan Arwood at

MRCA Service Awards

Jim Huntington
AAA Roofing Co., Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

The duties of each Board Member require a large amount of personal time and resources. Jim Huntington has given back in a huge way to the MRCA, and we thank you for your service.

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Kevin Gwaltney
Diamond Roofing
Dodge City, KS

The MRCA Foundation has its own Board of Directors, and it is led by the Immediate Past Chairman of the MRCA Board. The MRCA Foundation funds Scholarships for Members and their families. It also funds research projects led by the MRCA T&R Committee, and it funds our Industry-related education. Kevin Gwaltney, we thank you for all of the time and effort you have put into leading the Foundation.





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