March 10, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
The Nationwide Roofing Contractors Affiliation has introduced Robert Daly Jr., president of Kaw Roofing & Sheet Metallic, Kansas Metropolis, Kan., is the 76th recipient of its annual J.A. Piper Award.
The award was offered throughout NRCA’s 136th Annual Conference held March 6-9 in Dallas. The J.A. Piper Award is the trade’s most prestigious honor and acknowledges roofing professionals who’ve devoted fixed excellent service to NRCA and the roofing trade.
Daly is a third-generation roofing contractor who grew up working at his household’s firm throughout summers and holidays. After attending a semester of junior school, he was drafted over the last draft of the Vietnam Struggle and served two years within the U.S. Navy.
After serving his nation, Daly returned to school and graduated from Regis College, Denver, with levels in enterprise administration and economics. Following school commencement, he joined his father—who obtained the J.A. Piper Award in 1950—brothers and sister within the household enterprise based by his grandfather.
After Daly’s father handed away, he and his brothers turned co-owners of the corporate, and Daly joined the board of administrators of his native affiliation. In 1996, he was elected to NRCA’s board of administrators and served as a director from 1996-99 and 2002-06. In 2000, he was elected as an NRCA vice chairman and served from 2000-02 and 2003-04. In 2006, Daly served as senior vice chairman earlier than being elected as NRCA’s president in 2007.
Whereas president, Daly led the affiliation by means of a strategic planning course of and reached out to producers and suppliers to incorporate their voices. Considered one of his most difficult duties was guiding the group by means of a troublesome funds cycle in the course of the Nice Recession. Due to his skilled management, NRCA made it by means of that difficult time proactively and responsibly.
Daly additionally served on many NRCA committees and process forces, together with the Related Specialty Contractors, Vitality Conservation and Atmosphere, Authorities Relations, Nationwide Roofing Service Company and PAC Advisory committees.
Along with volunteering his time at NRCA, Daly served on the board of administrators of the Related Roofing Contractors of Larger Kansas Metropolis; The Builders—a chapter of the Related Normal Contractors; and the Sheet Metallic and Air Conditioning Contractors’ Nationwide Affiliation—Kansas Metropolis chapter earlier than serving as president.
Daly additionally served as secretary/treasurer of Nationwide Roofing Companions; has co-chaired the Joint Roofing Business Labor and Administration Committee of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Employees since 1989; has served on the Labor Negotiating Committee for Larger Kansas Metropolis Constructing and Development Trades Council since 1993; and is a member of the Roofing Alliance.
“He has integrity and robust dedication to the roofing trade,” mentioned Allen Lancaster Jr., vice chairman of Metalcrafts, a Tecta America Firm LLC, Savannah, Ga., when presenting the award. “He’s led a lifetime of serving to others—from small residential contractors to company producers. He’s not afraid to take what he’s discovered in enterprise and life and share it with others so they might prosper. He’s dependable, clever, loyal, reliable and buddy.”
First offered in 1948, the J.A. Piper Award is known as for former NRCA President Joseph A. Piper, whose extraordinary efforts stored the affiliation alive in the course of the Nice Melancholy.
Since 1886, the Nationwide Roofing Contractors Affiliation has been the house for generations of entrepreneurial craftsmen and enterprises who shelter and defend America’s households and companies and one another. Our imaginative and prescient is the popularity of our members as professionals and to unite the trade to that objective. NRCA is among the development trade’s most revered commerce associations and the voice of roofing professionals and main authority within the roofing trade for info, schooling, know-how and advocacy. It represents all segments of the roofing trade, together with contractors; producers; distributors; architects; consultants; engineers; constructing homeowners; and metropolis, state and authorities companies. For details about NRCA and its companies and choices, go to nrca.internet.