2019 Scholarship Applications Now Available!

As you probably know by now, RCASoCal takes great pride in offering its James A. Nienow Memorial Scholarships every year!

In this day scholarships are needed more than ever. Since 1993 our scholarship program has awarded over $200,000 to family members of our member companies in support of their passions and dreams.

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 10 and our 1st Annual Clays for a Cause!

Download our 2019 Scholarship Application here!
Applications must be postmarked no later than July 12, 2019!

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

Thank You Steve, On Behalf of All of Us!


What a run, Steve!

Above: Incoming President Ron Malekow, Howard Roofing Co., Inc. (right) presents Outgoing President Steve Lang, Lang Roofing (left) with a special plaque for his years of service to our association.

Steve, we cannot thank you enough for your years of tireless and passionate service to the Roofing Contractors Association of Southern California.

We thank you for all that you have done, from your dedicated service as Vice President, to Chair of our Golf Committee/Tournament work, to your tremendous tenure as President.

Your countless hours of time. Your remarkable output of work. Your authentic outpouring of energy. Your heartfelt service. You have poured yourself into our association and we will forever be thankful.

At our meeting on January 29, we presented a plaque to Steve in honor of all his years of work for the Roofing Contractors Association of Southern California.

We know that most – if not all of you – have met Steve and gotten to know him over the years.

But just for the record… Here are ten quick facts you should know about Steve!

How it all started. As a teenager, Steve spent his summers in Downey, California, working construction and roofing jobs.

One for the record books. At just 19 years of age, Steve passed the California contractor’s license exam, becoming the youngest B-1 general contractor in California.

Early beginnings. At the ripe age of 22, Steve started his own roofing company.

A model for small businesses. Forty years later, Lang Roofing is still a thriving small business in Orange and Los Angeles Counties.

Steve and RCASoCal. In 1995, Steve joined the Board of Directors for the Roofing Contractors Association of Southern California. He has served in various capacities for almost 25 years!

Steve outside of the industry. Steve volunteers with his church and has spent a considerable amount of time working with youth in various mentoring programs.

A higher calling. Steve has served as a bishop in his area for over 15 years.

A family man. Steve has been married to his wife Cindy for over 35 years. They have three daughters and twelve grandchildren.

The great outdoors. He’s an avid golfer and surfer and loves being outdoors.

Work and life ethic. If anyone knows Steve, there’s one thing they can tell you for sure: The man knows the value of hard work.

A big welcome to our new Bronze Advocate Makita Tools!

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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!