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Colorado Roofing Association (CRA)

About us

The Colorado Roofing Association was established in 1978. Our commitment is to “Promote the ethics, education, and image of the roofing industry throughout the State of Colorado through the actions of its members.”

Volunteer members of the non-profit organization serve on the Board of Directors and chair the 12 active committees that ensure this commitment is met. With over 260 members statewide, the CRA has become one of the top trade associations in the western region and professionally represents a unified voice for the industry.


Member events

CRA hosts a variety of events throughout the year from member luncheons to contnuing education and trainings. Some of their signature events include their trade show, awards dinner, golf tournament and sporting clay tournament!

Find more of the events that CRA hosts!

Trade Show 2024

Join us at the Araphaoe County Event Center in Aurora, Colorado on on January 25 and connect with Colorado’s roofing industry professionals. Whether you are new to roofing or just trying to keep abreast of the new products and services available in Colorado, you’ll want to attend our annual trade show.

Come see new roofing materials, installation techniques, solar and PV products and applications, safety products, and business management solutions (i.e., roofing software and tech products, insurance, trash removal, etc.). You also have a chance to network and talk face-to-face with suppliers and manufacturers to find solutions for your roofing questions and needs.

Registration opens in January!

2024 Awards Dinner

Save the date four our 23rd annual dinner honoring the “Best of the Best” in Colorado’s roofing projects and highlighting the achievements of our members. Recognition is given to contractors in both the steep and low-slope roofing categories, and a lifetime achievement award is presented to an outstanding individual who has contributed to Colorado’s roofing industry. This year it is on February 22 at the Social Capitol Event Center in Arvada, Colorado.

Make sure to register by Friday, February 16, 2024 to get access to our group rate at the Hilton Garden Inn Arvada! The hotel is located 1.6 miles south of Social Capitol at 5455 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80002 and also one block from Arvada's Old Town District. To get a discounted rate, call the Hilton Garden Inn Arvada and ask for the "Colorado Roofing" room block or book online. Either way, when making your reservation, be sure to let the agent know that you are booking with the Colorado Roofing Association and refer to group code CRA223.

Registration opens on January 5!


Training Center

Established in 2012, the CRA Training Center will help you and/or your employee in personal development and advancement through hands-on instruction. We believe that improving your knowledge of roofing directly relates to leveraging your skills and training for increased efficiency, productivity and quality within the present job and on the jobsite. CRA Training courses have already helped over 1,200 students acquire the additional training, techniques and experience to build their skill set and confidence levels, resulting in increased productivity and effectiveness.
Knowledge based training and education.

We provide first hand, practical information in a hands-on setting. Roofing solutions are organized into courses that target your particular situation, equipment, safety considerations and work practices. Small classes ensure personalized training that increases sustained knowledge and enhances valuable trouble shooting techniques.

CRA’s Training Center is located at 1660 Jasper Street, Unit I in Aurora, CO and is designed specifically for roofers and roofing applications. The center is being used for our Intro to Roofing, TPO/EPDM, Metal Roofing and Roof Coatings classes. The training space is also available for rent to our members and non-member contractors, manufacturers and others who need space to conduct their own training.

Learn more about the classes.


Education

Contractors

One of the primary goals of the Colorado Roofing Association is to educate its members. To reach this, CRA holds a variety of seminars and programs throughout the year that target specific roofing areas with the goal of increasing our membership’s knowledge and awareness of each. Past topics have covered such topics as TPO/EPDM, legal exposures, roofing technical updates, Silica exposure, metal roofing, underlayments, self-adhered membranes, submittal writing, hail damage assessment, healthcare reform, social media marketing, collections, plan reading, mold litigation exposure and felt alternatives.

Consumers

Roofs are a consumer's first line of defence against mother nature. They are one of the most important parts of a home or building because they protect the structure from the natural elements such as wind, rain, fire, ice, snow, extreme heat and hail. If the roof is damaged, there will likely be subsequent problems within the home or building. Over time, if ignored, water leaks can lead to serious problems on the interior including water damage, mold and other structural issues, as well as a roof collapse. The Colorado Roofing Association’s goal is to help homeowners and commercial building owners and managers make informed decisions about replacing and maintaining their roof systems.


Rob McReynolds Raise the Roof Charity Fund

The Rob McReynolds Raise the Roof community outreach fund was established in memory of Rob McReynolds. Rob was a fighter who won - first in wrestling, then in love, and later in business. But like any great fighter, he showed us that life is not about the individual wins. Rather, his life leaves a lasting impact because of how he chose to be accountable to each and every one of the moments in between, all the way through a graceful, life ending battle with Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

He began his 36-year career in the roofing industry in Colorado, and went on to purchase D&D Roofing, Inc. in 1997. Rob was known as much for his enthusiasm and trustworthiness as he was for his work ethic. Through Rob's leadership, D&D earned many workmanship awards from the Colorado Roofing Association (CRA) for 15 consecutive years, and won the prestigious Gold Circle Award for job of the year from the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). Fittingly, in 2013 Rob won the CRA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Rob was able to influence the standards of an entire industry while serving as director and Board President of the CRA from 2001-2004 and at the national level as a board member, director and vice president of the NRCA. During his CRA Presidency, Rob made community service a priority and always challenged the membership to get involved and give back to the industry. This commitment continued even after leaving the CRA Board.  Rob was always one of the first to step-up and help when it was needed. In establishing this fund, the Colorado Roofing Association wishes to honor his memory and the lasting impression he has made on us and the roofing industry.  

Projects Completed using Raise the Roof donations:

  • Aurora Soup Kitchen
  • Anchor House (home for emancipated foster youth)
  • Home in Otis, Colorado (single father of child with disability)
  • Integrated Family Community Services Food Kitchen (detached garage)

Donate today.


Call for 2023 Job of Year submissions!

An evening to honor the “Best of the Best” in Colorado’s Roofing projects and to highlight the achievements of our members. Recognition is given to contractors in both the steep and low slope roofing categories and a Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an outstanding individual who has contributed to Colorado’s Roofing industry.

We want to see your outstanding work!  Take the time to showcase the professionalism and expertise in your company by submitting a nomination (or two) for a Job of the Year Award. The annual Awards Dinner is also the time to nominate a deserving individual for the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Job of the Year
Job of the Year awards are given to roofing contractors in recognition of their outstanding work. Awards are judged based on size of contract. Nominated projects must have been worked on and completed between December 2021 and November 2022.

Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement award is given to an individual in the roofing industry whose contributions have impacted our industry in a positive way. A Lifetime nominee should be an individual who has contributed to the success, development and continuation of the Colorado Roofing Industry. 

Learn more.

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