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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 2024 McCawley Award Nomination Form


2023 McCawley Award Recipients:

Greg Bloom

This year’s honor was awarded to Greg Bloom of Beacon Building Products.

Greg Bloom's journey in the roofing industry began at the young age of 18 when he started his career in an allied distribution warehouse. Over the years, he has transformed into one of the industry's most influential and well-known figures, leaving a lasting mark through his expertise, leadership, and unwavering commitment.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Greg Bloom has selflessly given back to the roofing community by actively participating in various roofing associations. He has generously served on numerous boards and foundations, embodying the spirit of collaboration and dedication that defines the industry.

The MRCA Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for industry research, education, and scholarships. Greg Bloom's consistent support and involvement have significantly contributed to the foundation's ability to advance these critical initiatives, ensuring the growth and prosperity of the roofing profession.

Congratulations to a very deserving Roofing Professionals!


Greg pictured with his family after accepting the award. 

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 2024 Industry Innovation Award Nomination Form

Click Here for the 2024 Community Impact Award Nomination Form

2023 Industry Innovation Award Winner:
ReadySump RetroDrain

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.

2022 Impact Award Winner:
Empire Roofing

IB Roof Systems partners with the Red Cross every quarter to promote participation in their local blood drives.  They have collected over 120 units which has favorably impacted over 360 lives!  It is our pleasure to recognize our MRCA Members who go above and beyond for their communities.  We thank you for your positive impact on your community and for furthering the positive image of the roofing industry.


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

Congratulations to Bob Poutre on receiving 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.

The following contractors received Platinum Award Status:

  • Advanced Industrial Roofing, Inc.
  • Beldon Roofing Company
  • CIM Roofing, Inc.
  • Delta Innovative Services
  • Johnson Roofing, Inc.
  • KPost Company
  • Marshall Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.
  • Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.
  • Meade Construction, Inc.
  • Rackley Roofing Company, Inc.
  • Roof Tech, Inc.
  • Roofmasters Roofing & Sheet Metal Co., Inc.
  • Royalty Roofing
  • T&K Roofing & Sheet Metal Company
  • Texas Roof Management, Inc.
  • Zenith Roofing Services, LLC

    The following contractors received Gold Award Status:
  • AAA Roofing Company, Inc.
  • Alpha Roofing LLC
  • Academy Roofing & Sheet Metal Company
  • Kreiling Roofing Company
  • Manchester Roofing, Inc.
  • McDowall Company
  • MRB Contractors
  • Adams Roofing, Inc.

The following contractors received Silver Award Status:

  • Highland Roofing Company




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

Rodney Hughes
Boone Brothers Roofing
Sioux City, IA

Ronnie McGlothlin
Empire Roofing, Inc.
Fort Worth, TX

Mike Budenbender
Premier Contracting, Inc. 
Kansas City, KS

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

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Fred Horner
Advanced Industrial Roofing, Inc.
Massillon, OH

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. Fred Horner, we thank you for all of the time and effort you have put into leading the Foundation.






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