A big welcome to our new Bronze Advocate Makita Tools!

It all started with the motor over 100 years ago. Makita Corporation was founded in 1915 as an electric motor sales and repair company. Today, as a global brand in over 40 countries, Makita is an innovation leader, manufacturing best-in-class products at 10 plants operating in 8 countries. The unmatched quality and durability of Makita products is driven by the company’s strong R&D capabilities, and have earned the trust of professional users worldwide. Every day, on jobsites around the world, Makita delivers the power, performance and durability that professional users demand with products that are more compact, have less vibration and feel better.

Roger Redden | Makita Tools, La Mirada
rredden@makitausa.com, (949) 289-2565 | Website

Industry Veteran Joins Sales Team at South Coast Shingle!

We are excited to introduce you to a new member of our Sales Team. Miguel Murillo is a 16 year veteran of South Coast Shingle, starting as a helper on the truck loading material – to working in the yard and eventually becoming Yard Supervisor. Miguel knows what it takes to get the job done out in the yard and out in the field. He is ambitious and driven and can’t wait to help you in any way he can! Be sure to stop by our Long Beach location and say Hi to Miguel. While you’re there, ask him for a SCS T-shirt!

Happy Retirement, Gary!

Gary Stephens has been a devoted member of the South Coast Shingle Family since October 25, 1986. He will be ending his 32 year run on December 1, 2018. Prior to his time with SCS, he was a roofing installer for Whitcomb Roofing (Artesia, CA).

Gary and his wife Toni are excited about being able to spend more time with their two daughters and five grandkids.

South Coast Shingle thanks Gary for his dedicated service and for playing a big part in the success of SCS during his time with the team!

Enjoy Retirement, Frank!

In May of this year, Frank Paour (JB Wholesale) decided to call it a career and turn a new page in life! We want to give a big thank you to Frank for his years of service to our Board of Directors, and to the industry.

Frank joined our Board of Directors in 2005 after a recommendation by current Board Member Ross Riddle (South Coast Shingle).

For the next 13 years, Frank would serve with great dedication on our Golf and Scholarship Committee, taking special enjoyment in working with vendors in support of our Annual Jim Nienow Golf Tournament.

Frank sees the management of Connerly and Associates, beginning in 2006, and the outstanding leadership of Executive Director Julie Cisneros as a turning point for the association, with Julie becoming “our true leader and the voice of our association.”

35 Years of Work in the Industry

Frank started his career in 1983 with Atlantic Pacific Building Materials, working there until 1994 when the business closed due to the rise of big box stores and the failing economy. That same year, he assumed the role of Branch Manager with Structural Materials Co. in Montebello, working with Chis and Paul Byrne. Their outside salesman Gerry Tabert became a longtime coworker of Frank, with the two of them working together for nearly 20 years.

When Structural sold to Beacon in the summer of 2012, Frank accepted the opportunity to open a new branch for Roofing Supply Group in Hawthorne. After RSG sold to Beacon, he eventually moved to JB Wholesale in 2015, staying with the company until his retirement in May of this year.

“This industry has brought me many good friendships and endless great times,” Frank reflects. “I want to thank all the vendors I worked with, and so many of the great employees that I worked with and helped mentor during these years. I am happy to see so many of them still working and carrying on until their day of retirement.”

Over a Decade of Service to RCASoCal

It was truly a pleasure having Frank on our Board of Directors for so many years. He could always be depended on for his creative ideas. But just as important as that, Frank was always a great listener. His ability to show attentiveness is one of his great strengths. He constantly welcomed the flow of ideas, and genuinely desired the best for RCASoCal.

“Frank gave me pointers and, due to his support, I could do my job better,” says RCASoCal Executive Director Julie Cisneros. “Each of the Board Members holds the key to the success of the association. The Board, including Frank, have shown me great trust in leading the association, and have given me flexibility with ideas and staff support to build the association we have today.”

Frank, on behalf of the association and its Board of Directors, we salute you and thank you for your years of service to our association and our industry!

Important Update to Our Contact Information

Our office address and fax number have changed:

Roofing Contractors Association of Southern California
1111 Exposition Blvd, Bldg 100, Sacramento, CA 95815
SAME Phone: (714) 630-7000 / Fax: (714) 441-8633

How to reach RCASoCal:

Call:
(714) 630-7000

Text:
(714) 630-7000

Email:
Executive Director, Julia Barajas, rcaofsocal@gmail.com

Fax:
(714) 441-8633

Mail:
1111 Exposition Blvd, Bldg 100, Sacramento, CA 95815

2018 Project Reroof Has Been Completed!

Our 2018 Project Reroof has been successfully accomplished!

As you may know, Project Reroof is our annual contribution back to our communities of what we do best – putting a roof over the heads of needing charitable organizations.

This year’s recipient was First Southern Baptist Church. The church’s congregation primarily consists of homeless persons. They offer a number of services geared towards helping those in need get back on their feet by providing shelter, food boxes, clothing, hot showers and two wholesome meals daily for upwards of fifty people.

Of course, our Project Reroof is impossible without the dedication of the companies who volunteer to make it happen. We want to send a tremendous THANK YOU to the following for giving back to the community through this year’s Project Reroof.

Thank you for making this happen!

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Jim Nienow Memorial Scholarship Applications Due July 12, 2018!

RCASoCal takes great pride in offering its James A. Nienow Memorial Scholarships every year!

We look forward to awarding scholarships to immediate family members and employees of RCASoCal members in memory of the late James O. Nienow. Jim worked for Roofmaster for over 30 years and left a unique impact on the roofing industry.

We are excited to help as many deserving applicants as we can, depending on the success of our Annual Jim Nienow Golf Tournament on September 11!

Download our 2018 Scholarship Application here.

Applications must be postmarked no later than July 12, 2018!

We look forward to the opportunity to help our member families and employees with their educational and professional dreams.