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!
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!
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.
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!
DISPLAY YOUR PRODUCT
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
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.
We look forward to receiving your applications for this year’s scholarship awards.
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!
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.
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.
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?
Throughout 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 tour 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:
Once 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 to RCASoCal member families and employees! Read about this year’s recipients.
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
We awarded over $20,000 in scholarships to RCASoCal Member families and employees! (Read the full tournament recap here.) Thank you for your continued support of our annual Jim Nienow Golf Tournament, which supports or Jim Nienow Memorial scholarships. Read about this year’s recipients below. See how much your scholarship support means to the sons, daughters, and siblings of our members. Members, sponsors, supporters – You made this happen! Thank you.
Byron Aguilar, son of Sergio Aguilar of Chapman Coast Roof Co., Inc.
Byron has been interested in electrical engineering since fourth grade when he researched how motors and wires work in a circuit for his science fair project. He will take his passion for robotics to the University of California, Santa Barbara, to pursue studies in Electrical Engineering.
University of California, Santa Barbara, Class of 2020, Electrical Engineering
Kelly Bright, daughter of Kim Bright of Roofing Supply Group, Southern California
Kelly has a passion for learning about human behavior, and studying why people act and respond in the ways they do in different social situations. She appreciates the way sociology helps her understand other human beings, and anticipates receiving her degree in Sociology from Sonoma State University.
Sonoma State University, Sociology, Class of 2019
Lilialana Wise, daughter of Penni Barnes of BEST Contracting Services, Inc.
Though many kids don’t like to go to the dentist, Lilialana found herself undaunted by the experience growing up. Eventually developing an interest in dental hygiene, and always having had a love for children, she is excited about pursuing a career as a dental hygienist.
Cerritos College, Dental Program, Class of 2022
Kylie Swenson, daughter of Michael Swenson of KJ Roofing, Inc.
Self-described as introverted and observant, Kylie has found a home in writing. She enjoys using the form as a way to create pictures with words to convey her thoughts to the world. Her natural propensity for writing, combined with her experiences as a volunteer in urban communities and a child mentor, has inspired her to serve others, and find understanding and connection.
University of Southern California, M.F.A. Candidate, Writing for Screen and Television, Class of 2018
Janae Swenson, daughter of Michael Swenson of KJ Roofing, Inc.
Janae’s affinity for education can be traced to her experiences babysitting and the enjoyment she found teaching children through play. In high school, she connected with a special needs student, taking the time to explain lessons to her so she could succeed. Her longstanding desire to help, teach, and bring out the best in people motivated her pursuit of a Master’s degree in Education.
The Gevirtz School, University of California, Santa Barbara, Masters in Education, Class of 2017
Isabel Salazar, sister of Lionel Salazar of Structural Materials
A connoisseur in math, Isabel has loved the subject of mathematics since she was young. A field she has always excelled in and received recognition for her performance in, she looks forward to completing her studies in Economics Administration at the University of California, Riverside.
University of California, Riverside, Economics Administration, Class of 2017
Ivy Rivas, daughter of Cruz Rivas of Rey-Crest Roofing & Waterproofing
Ever since she watched her father build a house when she was ten years old, Ivy has been interested in engineering. Always around the smell of wood as she watched her father work, she found herself intrigued by the entire process of building. Her fascination with how a piece of paper with sketches transformed into the reality of a home spurred her passion to pursue a career in Civil Engineering.
University of California, Davis, Civil Engineering, Class of 2018
Alexander Pinto, son of Lana Pinto with Hoyt Roofs, Inc.
Alexander has found his passion in serving his church as a youth Bible Study leader and mentor of teenage boys. In his outreach to adolescents boys, he discovered that much of their struggles were rooted in parental disconnection. From this realization, he aspired to be a strong male influence for them. As he connected with the boys through outreach, Alexander started taking on a leadership role to help guide them in life choices. He takes his passion to serve and connect with others to the University of Southern California as he pursues a degree in Law.
University of Southern California, Law School, Class of 2019
Zack Pinto, son of Lana Pinto, Hoyt Roofs, Inc.
Since he was young, Zack’s family has instilled the importance of compassion and service in him. He first discovered occupational therapy in high school, where he taught dance to special needs children. He saw how dance improved their motor skills and self-confidence, and eventually discovered the professional field of Occupational Therapy. He sees Occupational Therapy as the ideal profession in which he can use his compassion to serve and dedicate himself to the mental, emotional, and physical improvement of people through everyday activities.
University of Southern California, Occupational Therapy, Class of 2017
Jessica Parmenter, daughter of Scott Parmenter of Boral Roofing
With strong organizational skills and family and friends always delegating her with the task of planning events, Jessica looks forward to a career as an event planner. Having participated in a corporate event planning internship, she is excited about continuing to hone her skills as an event planner as she studies at Queens University of Charlotte.
Queens University of Charlotte, Communication, Class of 2018
Maria Fatima Nifas, daughter of Marilyn Nifas of Roofmaster
“Dream big. Aim high.” These are the words Maria’s mother always tells her. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Legal Management with a minor in International Studies in the Philippines, Maria carries her mother’s uplifting advice with her as she completes the accounting program at UCLA Extension. Maria sees accounting as the core of any business, and looks forward to assisting business owners and individuals through this service.
UCLA Extension, Accounting, Class of 2018
Daniel Moreno, son of Lorena Moreno of CertainTeed Corporation
Daniel’s passion for solving challenging problems that can ultimately benefit other people is the inspiration behind his pursuit of a degree in Electrical Engineering. His fascination with electronics and how they work, as well as his excitement about the opportunities in the field, inspired Daniel to pursue studies in electrical engineering at California State University, Los Angeles.
California State University, Los Angeles, Electrical Engineering, Class of 2019
Vanessa Moreno, daughter of Lorena Moreno of CertainTeed Corporation
Noticing many of the students she graduated from high school with didn’t have a plan for their futures, Vanessa decided to study to become a high school counselor. Studying for her Master’s Degree in Counseling at California State University, Los Angeles, she plans to assist students with completing high school, establishing direction in life, and planning for their futures.
California State University, Los Angeles, Master’s Degree in Counseling, Option in School Based Family Counseling, Class of 2018
Candace Ford, stepdaughter of Steve Peters of JB Wholesale
After seeing her uncle and grandmother suffer strokes within a year, and watching a family friend pass away from ALS, Candace developed a passion for speech therapy. She’s come to realize how vital speech therapy is in helping stroke survivors – and individuals dealing with other physical hardships – return to normalcy. She has even seen the impact speech therapy has had on the lives of her brother and sister who both have autism. Candace’s experiences with those in need of speech treatment, along with her patience and compassion, have inspired her to pursue a career in Speech Pathology to help children.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, English/Speech Pathology, Class of 2020
Alejandra Castillo, daughter of Ignacio Mendoza, Sr. of BEST Contracting Services, Inc.
After seeing her father work long hours in construction, Alejandra became interested in labor rights. As she pursues her degree in Political Science and Media Studies, she looks forward to working with political representatives to deliver messages to her community regarding the laws and rights they may not be aware of.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Political Science and Media Studies, Class of 2018
Joshua Parmenter, son of Scott Parmenter of Boral Roofing
Since he was a child Joshua has had a desire to help people – his passion only growing as he has gotten older. From teaching blind people how to surf to other acts of compassion, he is focused on serving others. Joshua intends on using his studies in Public Health to work in the medical field where he can regularly assist those in need.
Public Health, Class of 2020
Griffin Grimes, son of Ray Grimes of Boral Roofing
Although currently Undeclared, Griffin has developed a passion for working with children after watching his seven year old sister grow up over the years. He enjoys serving children and has worked at summer camps, volunteered at events for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, and worked as a caretaker. He sees making a positive impact on the lives of children as a source of inspiration and joy.
San Diego State University, Undeclared, Class of 2019
Christel Griego, daughter of Marlon Griego of BEST Contracting Services, Inc.
Christel looks forward to a career as a Physician Assistant, as she’ll be able to help people everyday who need care the most. After volunteering at Children’s Hospital with cancer patients, she realized that time is the best gift anyone can receive. She looks forward to caring for those in need as she pursues a career in the Healthcare field.
MCPHS University, Pre-Med & Health Studies, Physician Assistant Pathway, Class of 2018
Wyatt Christiansen, son of Jon Christiansen of United Contractors
Wyatt’s journey in fitness and wellness started in high school when he was introduced to body weight fitness. He liked the idea of controlling his body, and began studying anatomy and nutrition. He eventually enrolled in the HEART Academy and learned about the variety of medical careers he could pursue. After suffering numerous injuries and working himself back to fitness, Wyatt’s passion for health and wellness grew, inspiring him to pursue studies in Fitness Wellness.
Fitness Wellness (Major), Business (Minor), Class of 2020
Letters from our 2016 Jim Nienow Scholarship Recipients
“The James Nienow Scholarship makes a big difference in people’s lives. It paves the way for students like me to achieve their dreams and goals. With the contribution that the association has given me, I am a step closer to finishing my studies and becoming a CPA. Thank you for making dreams come true. The scholarship is a blessing to every individual given the opportunity and their families. Thank you for making a difference in our lives.”
Maria Fatima B. Nifas (Tammy), UCLA Extension, Accounting, Class of 2018
“I am sincerely honored to have been selected as a recipient of the Jim Nienow Memorial Scholarship. Thank you so much for your generosity, for it has allowed me to purchase all of my books and pay a partial amount for my housing. Additionally, I won’t have to work so much during the semester and can now dedicate more time to my studies.
As I complete my education at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, I am extremely grateful for receiving this gift. Because of this scholarship, I will continue to study hard so that I graduate and go onto Physician Assistant school.”
Thank you again for your benevolent gift.”
Christel Griego, MCPHS University, Pre-Med & Health Studies, Physician Assistant Pathway, Class of 2018
“It is with profound appreciation that I receive this gift of education. Thank you for being a champion of my academic and professional careers. With little financial aid available for Graduate students, this award helps relieve some of my financial burden. I humbly carry this gift with me as I work toward my Masters in Writing for Screen and Television at the University of California’s School of Cinematic Arts. I wrote my first short story at seven years old and knew then it was my life’s purpose to write. You are helping me get that much closer to realizing my dreams.
I can only hope to one day offer this invaluable contribution to another student in need.
I am honored and eternally grateful for your benevolence.
Thank you RCASC for gifting me the invaluable gift of education!”
Kylie Swenson, daughter of Michael Swenson of KJ Roofing, Inc.
“Thank you for selecting me as a scholarship recipient. This scholarship will help my parents’ and my own finances throughout my college journey. I will try my best to succeed and make my education worthwhile. Again I am very grateful to have been selected as a James O. Nienow Scholar.”
Byron Aguilar, University of California, Santa Barbara, Class of 2020, Electrical Engineering
“The generosity of the Roofing Contractors Association continues to astound me. As I move on from undergraduate into my first year at USC Gould Law School, I look back to see RCASC providing me with support and encouragement every step of the way. I know that I am not alone when I say that I would not be where I am today without this organization’s renewed kindness. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do.”
-A.J. Pinto, University of Southern California, Law School, Class of 2019
“I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you for selecting me for the James Nienow Memorial Scholarship. It means a lot to me and I wanted to thank each one of you at the Roofing Contractors Association for the generous award of $750.
I am currently a second year student at Cal State, Los Angeles, obtaining my Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering with hopes of becoming a Circuit Design Engineer. I am also working part time at Certain Teed, learning the ropes of the real business world, while also focusing on my studies. The financial assistance you have provided will be of great help to me in paying my educational expenses.
Thank you again for your generosity and support.”
– Daniel Moreno, California State University, Los Angeles, Electrical Engineering, Class of 2019
“I am writing this letter to thank you for selecting me for the James Nienow Memorial Scholarship.
On May 2015, I graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a BS in Child and Adolescent Development. I am currently employed part time with the Blind Children’s Learning Center in Santa Ana as a one on one aide for a child with special needs.
I am currently pursuing my Masters of Science in Counseling with the option in school-based family counseling. I plan to pursue a career in school counseling upon graduating from Cal State, Los Angeles.
I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals as you have helped me.
Thanks again to the Roofing Contractors Association, as I am one step closer to achieving my goals.”
– Vanessa Moreno, California State University, Los Angeles, Master’s Degree in Counseling, Option in School Based Family Counseling, Class of 2018
“I cannot show my gratitude enough for all of the help I have received from The Roofing Contractors Association and the Jim Nienow Memorial Scholarship selection committee. I appreciate the committee for noticing my work and for helping me in continuing my education. Opportunities like these come rare and I cannot thank you enough for giving students, like me, the chance to apply and receive help along with acknowledgment.
Thank you, thank you.”
– Janae Swenson, The Gevirtz School, University of California, Santa Barbara, Masters in Education, Class of 2017
“I am writing to you, to thank you and feel honored that I was chosen for this scholarship and I really appreciate it.”
Isabel Salazar, University of California, Riverside, Economics Administration, Class of 2017
“I want to thank the association for granting me this money to help me further my education. College has been an amazing experience and opportunity thus far and the RCASC has been there to support me every step of the way. I really do not know where I would be if I was not granted these scholarships because they are so crucial to my attendance at USC. It truly is an honor to be supported by all of you.”
Zack Pinto, University of Southern California, Occupational Therapy, Class of 2017 Back to the Top
Thank you to our 27th Annual Jim Nienow Golf Tournament Sponsors!
Thanks to all of you for your rounds of golf, and a special thank you to the sponsors and donors who contributed. We hope you had a wonderful day, and we hope you will be back next year.
Thank you also to our Tee Sign Sponsors: Rey-Crest Roofing & Waterproofing | Safety Compliance Co | Eagle Roofing Products | Tru-Fast Roofing Products | Tom T. Sales Group | Bay Cities Metal Products | Lang Roofing | Chapman Coast Roof Co Inc | Dephino Roofing | Highland Commercial Roofing | Letner Roofing Co. | Lomanco | Nemeon, Inc. | Western Colloid | Western Pacific Roofing Corp | Eberhard Roofing
We want to extend our gratitude to Oak Creek Golf Club for all their hospitality as our tournament host over the years. They are also our Raffle Sponsor, so we want to give them a big shout out for all of their support to the association.