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Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA)

CRCA is the leading trade association of roofing and waterproofing contractors in Illinois and beyond. CRCA members include Contractors, Manufacturers, Distributors, Manufacturers Representatives, Allied Services Suppliers and Consultants.

CRCA Members meet to discuss and make things happen to solve issues, codes, and build public and members-only resources important to the steep and low slope roofing industry and waterproofing industry at codes, standards, and key other locations.

Help make things happen. Join CRCA to get access to CRCA Members Only resources, discounts on CRCA Events and more!


2024 trade show & seminars registration is now open!

Come to the 40th CRCA Trade Show & Seminars on January 17-19, 2024 at teh Drury Lane Conference Center in Illinois! This event offers educational resources for contractors, consultants, specifiers, code officials and others to develop top level practices which will ultimately provide building owners and managers the best roofing, waterproofing, insulation and air barrier installations that can be found.

Schedule at a glance:

  • Wednesday, January 17: Roofing Round Tables from 4-5 pm
  • Thursday, January 18: Industry Breakfast from 9-11am (Pre-Registration Required - No Walk-Ins)

Free Exhibit Hall and seminar hours:

  • Thursday, January 18, 11am to 5pm
  • Friday, January 19, 9am to 1pm

Sessions that require pre-registration:

  • Wednesday, January 17, 3-5pm: CRCA's CWIR & Emerging Leader's Round Tables (Free)
  • Wednesday, January 17, 5pm: CRCA's Roofing Week in Chicago Kick-Off Cocktail Party (Free)
  • Thursday, January 18, 9-11am: CRCA's Industry Breakfast. Learn more about the program and speaker
    (FREE for Roof Consultants, Architects and Building Officials, $40 for all other CRCA Members and $65 Non-members. Payment is required at time of registration to guarantee your spot.)

The CRCA Industry Breakfast has limited seating, secure your spot before it sells out!
Registration will open to the general public on November 27.

Note: there is no charge for any of the Wednesday Events, however a voluntary $10 tax-deductible donation to the CRCA Foundation is strongly recommended.

For more trade show information, such a speakers and exhibitors, please visit the CRCA Trade Show Page.

Register today!


Trade Show Exhibitor Resources

JANUARY 17-19, 2024 - DRURY LANE CONFERENCE CENTER, 100 DRURY LANE, OAKBROOK TERRACE

IMPORTANT TIMES: 

  • Wed., Jan. 17, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Exhibitor Move-in/Set-up - (Move-in Guidelines & Map) NO Wheeled Carts thru Drury Lane's Front Door.
  • Thurs., Jan. 18,  11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Trade Show Exhibitor Hours
  • Fri., Jan. 19, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Trade Show Exhibitor Hours
  • Fri., Jan. 19,  1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Exhibitor Move-out

Learn More!


Manufacturer Videos 

CRCA is excited to announce the launch of its CRCA Manufacturer Videos Page. CRCA has worked with many of its manufacturer member companies to provide a one stop shop for their training & installation videos. 

A special thanks to the 30+ companies that have already send in their videos! It's because of them CRCA is able to help educate the industry!

If you are a CRCA Manufacturer Member and would like CRCA to add your videos, please email jessica@crca.org


Click on the links below for more information

CRCA Member Roofing and Waterproofing Contractors List

CRCA Members Events

CRCA Resources

Join CRCA

CRCA Today Magazine: Spring 2020


Join a CRCA Committee

Want to volunteer for one of CRCA's Committees but aren't sure where to start?

Take a look at all of CRCA's Committees here , then email info@crca.org today with your top 3-5 committee choice. CRCA is always looking for volunteers to add to committees. Committee Day, an event where all of CRCA's committees get together to plan the upcoming year, will be held on December 10.

Any other questions on CRCA's Committees? Email info@crca.org


New CRCA Member Benefit

CRCA is partnering with Cotney Construction Law to bring CRCA Members and exciting new member benefit! CRCA Members will now receive 15 minutes of free legal advice a month and review of applicator agreements.

CRCA Members will also receive a discount in they opt into one of Cotney's subscription plans. Already have a plan with Cotney? Be sure to mention you're a CRCA Member and they will apply the benefit to you!

To learn more contact CRCA at  info@crca.org  or Cotney Construction Law at  info@cotneycl.com .


eBooks

RCS Presents: Coffee Conversations - Season 2

Top Ten Coffee Conversations from Season Two

The Coffee Conversations podcast from RoofersCoffeeShop® invites you to pour a cup of coffee and sit with experts for conversations about what is top of mind for roofing contractors and the overall roofing industry right now. Held every other Thursday morning (6 a.m. PT), the team at RCS video chats ...
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Latest Podcasts

Hunter Panels - Coffee Conversations - A Season of Giving with Trent Cotney Sponsored by Hunter Panels! - POD

Coffee Conversations - A Season of Giving with Trent Cotney Sponsored by Hunter Panels!

Join Heidi J. Ellsworth for a Coffee Conversations that hits the heart of the roofing industry: giving back through roofing foundations. Sponsored by Hunter Panels, this episode welcomes Trent Cotney and industry foundation representatives including Kelly Van Winkle, president of the Roofing Alliance; Chuck Chapman, chairman of Davis Memorial Foundation; ...
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ABC - Coffee Conversations - A Season of Roofing Giving - POD

Coffee Conversations - A Season of Roofing Giving

S3:E6 Join Heidi J. Ellsworth for a Coffee Conversations that hits the heart of the roofing industry: giving back through roofing foundations. Sponsored by ABC Supply, Trent Cotney and foundation representatives including Dave Lawlor, President of the Roofing Alliance; Chuck Chapman, Chairman of Davis Memorial Foundation; Les Sims with the FRSA ...
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Cotney - S2:E8 Coffee Conversation - Giving Back in the Roofing Industry Sponsored by Cotney Construction Law

Coffee Conversations - Giving Back in the Roofing Industry Sponsored by Cotney Construction Law

S2:E8 Join Heidi J. Ellsworth for a Coffee Conversations that hits the heart of the roofing industry: giving back through roofing foundations. Sponsored by Cotney Construction Law, Trent Cotney and foundation representatives including Kyle Thomas, President of the Roofing Alliance; Chuck Chapman, Chairman of Davis Memorial Foundation; Mike Silvers with the ...
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Latest Webinars

Coffee Conversations - A Season of Giving with Trent Cotney Sponsored by Hunter Panels! On-Demand

Coffee Conversations - A Season of Giving with Trent Cotney Sponsored by Hunter Panels!

Join Heidi J. Ellsworth for a Coffee Conversations that hits the heart of the roofing industry: giving back through roofing foundations. Sponsored by Hunter Panels, this episode welcomes Trent Cotney and industry foundation representatives including Kelly Van Winkle, president of the Roofing Alliance; Chuck Chapman, chairman of Davis Memorial Foundation; ...
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ABC - Coffee Convo - Season of roofing Giving

Coffee Conversations - A Season of Roofing Giving

S3:E6 Join Heidi J. Ellsworth for a Coffee Conversations that hits the heart of the roofing industry: giving back through roofing foundations. Sponsored by ABC Supply, Trent Cotney and foundation representatives including Dave Lawlor, President of the Roofing Alliance; Chuck Chapman, Chairman of Davis Memorial Foundation; Les Sims with the FRSA ...
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Cotney - S2:E8 Coffee Conversation - Giving Back in the Roofing Industry Sponsored by Cotney Construction Law

Giving Back in the Roofing Industry Sponsored by Cotney Construction Law

S2:E8 Join Heidi J. Ellsworth for a Coffee Conversations that hits the heart of the roofing industry: giving back through roofing foundations. Sponsored by Cotney Construction Law, Trent Cotney and foundation representatives including Kyle Thomas, President of the Roofing Alliance; Chuck Chapman, Chairman of Davis Memorial Foundation; Mike Silvers with the ...
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Latest Videos

The Weekly Blend Episode 92

Episode 92 - Happy Thanksgiving, Black Friday promo codes, matching donations to roofing industry foundations!

Join Heidi and Karen every Friday to learn about what's going on in the roofing industry. The 92nd episode of The Weekly Blend is here! Join the Coffee Shops’ President Heidi J. Ellsworth and COO Karen L. Edwards for the latest episode of this Coffee Shop original web series. This week, Heidi ...
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The Weekly Blend Episode 89

Episode 89 w/ special guest Trent Cotney - NRCA's fall meetings coming up, National Women in Roofing Day 2024

Karen Edwards and Trent Cotney discuss the latest roofing industry news in this week's episode of The Weekly Blend. The 89th episode of The Weekly Blend is here! Join the Coffee Shops’ COO Karen L. Edwards and special guest Trent Cotney, partner at Adams and Reese for the latest episode of ...
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