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