2018 Western Roofing Expo

“The Largest Regional Roofing Expo presented by Roofing and Waterproofing Contractors for the Roofing Industry” – the Western Roofing Expo 2018 is June 10 -12 at Paris Las Vegas! This is your once-a-year opportunity to maximize your company’s productivity, efficiency and profitability. Known for bringing all of the elements of the roofing industry together, the Western Roofing Expo focuses on the western region of the United States and the specific needs that roofing and waterproofing contractors face in these areas.

Get free access to the trade show floor!

The Expo offers a Free Trade Show Pass to contractors, architects, engineers and consultants.

(This pass doesn’t include seminars and luncheons.) Learn more here.

Get all the details about this year’s Western Roofing Expo!

2018 Roofing Day in D.C.

Roofing Day in D.C. 2018
March 6-7, 2018
Marriott Marquis/Capitol Hill
Washington, D.C.

On March 6-7, 2018, the roofing industry will come together in Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress and their staffs. We will deliver our message about the most important legislative issues affecting the roofing industry and your business. Our goal is to have 1,000 roofing professionals participate. This is a unique and exciting opportunity as we will take over Capitol Hill and speak with one voice as a united industry!

What’s included

The event includes a reception Tuesday night, March 6, a breakfast Wednesday, March 7, and training Wednesday morning for how to best communicate with members of Congress and their staffs. You are on your own for travel and hotel expenses. Your Congressional appointments will be scheduled for you; they will start Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. All you need to do is show up to join the roofing industry in delivering our message with one voice!

Sign up to be a Team Captain

NRCA is looking for Team Captains from each state. To be a Team Captain, you agree to participate in Roofing Day in D.C. 2018, assist in the promotion of the event and recruit industry colleagues from your state. (NRCA will assist you.) Team Captains will receive reimbursement for one night’s hotel stay (room and tax) and recognition at the breakfast March 7. Please click here to register as a Team Captain.

Use CONNERLY2018 to join Marc Connerly, RCASoCal Senior Consultant,in advocating for our industry.

Register now!

Registration for Roofing Day in D.C. is only $49. Please click here to register, make your hotel reservations and for more details. If you have any questions, please call NRCA’s Washington, D.C., office at (800) 338-5765.

June Membership Meeting

June Membership Meeting
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Old Ranch Country Club
3901 Lampson Avenue, Seal Beach, CA 90740
Registration 3:45 p.m.

Space is limited!
3:45 p.m. Registration | 4:00 p.m. Program | 5:15 p.m. Buffet Dinner

About Our Speaker:

Kevin Monson has over 38 years experience in commercial litigation and the representation of small businesses. After working with large law firms for the first eight years of practice, Mr. Monson has been a sole practitioner in Orange County for over 30 years. Throughout his practice, Mr. Monson has represented owners, developers and contractors in construction and building disputes, and suing insurance companies (which make their money by charging outrageous premiums and then not paying claims). Mr. Monson graduated from the J. Rueben Clarke law school at Brigham Young University.

Plus Question and Answer session!

Attention Vendors!


2017 Vendor Table Discount:
Sponsor a table this time, and next meeting we will take $100 off your table.

$100 off each time you buy a table after that.

$400.00 for a TABLE

Set up: 3:00 p.m. • Tear down 6:30 p.m.

A draped 6’ table will be provided along with dinner for TWO!


Individual Member $45
Individual Non-Member $55

Display and present your product
(10 minute optional presentation included)
Vendor Table: Member $400
Vendor Table: Non-Member $500
Includes 2 Dinners


Register online. | Register by paper. | Call our office at (714) 630-7000

Deadline: Jim Nienow Memorial Scholarship Applications Due July 14, 2017!

Apply for scholarship money through our Jim Nienow Memorial Scholarship program!

Download our 2017 scholarship application here.

By now you are probably well aware of our great success with last year’s scholarship awards, and how tremendously our Jim Nienow Golf Tournament supports our scholarship program. We are excited, once again, to award scholarship support to qualifying candidates this year, and hope you take advantage of this opportunity!

Download the 2017 Jim Nienow Memorial Scholarship Application here.

Our Jim Nienow Memorial Scholarship program is a great source of pride for our association, as it supports the professional development of RCASoCal Member employees and family members.

Since 1993, we have recognized the achievements of over 160 students. Over the last seven years, we have awarded over $180,000 in scholarships. Last year, we awarded $20,000 in scholarships to 19 students!

We look forward to receiving your applications for this year’s scholarship awards.

Please note:

  • The Jim Nienow Memorial Scholarship Application is reserved for current RCASoCal members. If you have not renewed your membership, please do so today by contacting Julie Cisneros at JuliaCisneros@aol.com.
  • Scholarship applications must be postmarked by Friday, July 14, 2017.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted, so please make sure to contact us with any questions
  • Assistance is also available in Spanish.
  • If you have any questions or need help with the application, please contact Julie Cisneros at JuliaCisneros@aol.com.

We look forward to awarding scholarships to this year’s deserving candidates!

Cal/OSHA & CSLB Meeting February 21

RCASoCal Cal/OSHA & CSLB Meeting
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Old Ranch Country Club
3901 Lampson Avenue, Seal Beach, CA 90740
Registration 3:45 p.m.

This meeting will feature a much-needed and important update on Cal/OSHA regulations and enforcement priorities. The presentation will cover updates to silica regulations and fall protection requirements, as well as Findings from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and the efforts of the Labor Enforcement Task Force.

Mary Chapman will join us to discuss new laws affecting contractors. She will present updates on licensing, enforcement, and fee increases.

A Q/A will follow the presentations.

Register here.

Members Only Section

We are glad to announce our new RCASoCal Members Only section located here.

The Members Only section is a brand new section of the website that allows you to manage your membership account online. With our new Members Only section, you can:

• Pay your membership renewal online

• Update your membership details

• Register for meetings

• Access Members Only content and more

To access the Members Only section, please use the following credentials:

User ID: The email address associated with your membership account
Password: If you have not yet accessed your members only account, please use the password reset option to create/reset your password here.

Please note: Only members with an active membership, or a pending membership renewal, have access to the Members Only section.

Be sure to give our office a call at (714) 630-7000 if you need any help accessing your account.

2017 RCASoCal Calendar

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Membership Meeting, Old Ranch Country Club, Seal Beach

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Membership Meeting, Old Ranch Country Club, Seal Beach

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Membership Meeting, Old Ranch Country Club, Seal Beach

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

28th Annual Jim Nienow Golf Tournament
Oak Creek Golf Club, Irvine

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas Party, Old Ranch Country Club, Seal Beach

Looking Back. Looking Ahead. Roofing Contractors Association of Southern California


By now you have received your Roofing Contractors Association of Southern California membership renewal notice for 2017.

First, we’d like to thank you very much for supporting RCASoCal. Your membership plays a significant role in our work to support the professional growth of the California roofing contractor.

What Has RCASoCal Done For Our Members Lately?

0a13e25c-ab75-4f6c-a19c-7b38c8de69e8Throughout 2016, our members enjoyed various educational and networking opportunities:

In February, we offered a course entitled One Goof, No Roof: Acrylic or Silicone for Single-Ply Enhancement?, where members learned about the advantages and disadvantages of acrylic and silicone products. Also in February, members had the opportunity to participate in a free webinar, Managing Your Vehicle Fleet to Key Performance Indicators (KPI): How and Why, which explored the different KPIs that fleet managers and business owners can oversee in order to improve their bottom line and increase employee productivity.

We provided owners with important information on making critical business decisions:

In October, Tax & Financial Group presented a class entitled Business Exit Strategies For You & Your Business, free to RCASoCal members. Members received crucial information on retirement and exit approaches.

We kept owners updated on state laws that impact them:

In late October, we offered a legislative meeting for owners, Labor and Employment Law Update, presented by Ryan McCortney, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP. Members received the latest on California labor and employment laws that affect businesses in the state. Members also learned about the workforce management tool, Exaktime!

RCASoCal members had the opportunity to take part in RCAC’s Annual Legislative Meeting in October in Corona. They learned about laws passed in 2016 and received insight into how those laws will impact businesses in 2017. Members also heard from EDD on important topics, such as the new e-file requirements for all employers with more than 10 employees, and more.

Members enjoyed opportunities to network with industry peers:

Our exclusive CertainTeed Plant Tour/Membership Meeting in May was a notable success. Members networked and enjoyed a 78d0aeed-a964-49a9-8b1c-d84ffec18d54tour of the CertainTeed Plant in Wilmington. They saw CertainTeed shingles from the Landmark line manufactured from start to finish and much more during this membership tour.

In July, Old Ranch Country Club hosted our July Trade Show & Dinner Meeting. Associate members displayed their products and roofing contractors had the opportunity to network, learn about vendor products, and more.

RCASoCal member employees received free dedicated safety training days:

RCASoCal members had the opportunity to take part in Southern California Safety Day this year (hosted by the Roofing Contractors Association of California) – free to all RCASoCal member employees. Member employees enjoyed specialized courses on CERTA, roofing safety, heat illness, ladder safety, and much more. It was a day focused on valuable seminars and critical training.

Jim Nienow Golf Tournament: A Tradition of Success:

c351db39-52e0-410a-b5a8-7f9cb434c1ecOnce again, our Jim Nienow Golf Tournament sold out and was a resounding success. This year’s 27th Annual Jim Nienow Golf Tournament was held at Oak Creek Golf Club on September 13, with proceeds benefitting our Jim Nienow Memorial Scholarships. The tremendous success of the tournament enabled us to award $20,000 to 19 students.

RCASoCal gave back to those who serve and protect our community:

Our 2016 Project Reroof was completed by RCASoCal Vice President Ron Malekow and the team at Howard Roofing Company, Inc. This year’s recipient was the Pomona Police Officers’ Association. We send our gratitude to Ron, the employees of Howard Roofing Company, Inc., and all of the donating companies for bringing this year’s Project Reroof to life. Thank you for your tremendous efforts.

We awarded $20,000 in scholarships to RCASoCal member employees and family:

Because of your continued support of our Annual Jim Nienow Golf Tournament, we awarded over $20,000 in scholarships to479d641e-0612-4a88-9da0-a5a936488f59 RCASoCal member families and employees! Read about this year’s recipients.

New Website

We built a brand new RCASoCal website, providing easy access to association information, news, meetings, scholarship information, Project Reroof information, our member directory, and more. We added a Members Only Section to the website as well, where members can easily manage their membership account online, register for meetings, and access Members Only content.

As we turn the calendar to the new year, we look forward to your continued membership with the Roofing Contractors Association of Southern California. If you have not already done so, you can conveniently renew your membership by logging into your membership account here with the email address associated with your membership.

We appreciate your support of the Roofing Contractors Association of Southern California, and look forward to continuing to offer our members the best in professional development, education, and networking.


Steve Lang, Lang Roofing
RCASoCal President
Over 20 years of membership with RCASoCal