b'INDUSTRY NEWS2020 Commercial Contractor of the Year: Empire RoofingBUILDING AN EMPIREBy: Chris GrayEmpireRoofingPresidentRonnieAgain, congratulations to Ronnie and everyone at McGlothlin started in the roofing industryEmpire that has made that company so successful.at age 13 and began Empire RoofingRonnie has been a strong supporter of MRCA and in 1982. It grew from being a smallcurrently serves as Chairman of the MRCA Membership subcontractor to having 14 locationsCommittee; and is a member of the MRCA Board of throughout the country. Photo by JillDirectors.Ronnie served as MRCA President in 2010.Bloom. Ronnie McGlothlin worked for his father as a laborer RONNIE MCGLOTHLIN / EMPIRE ROOFING at the age of 13, moving up to become a traveling SELECTED AS ROOFING CONTRACTORforeman at the age of 18 and then a superintendent. By MAGAZINE COMMERCIAL CONTRACTOR OFthe time he was in his early 20s, he was making more THE YEAR money than ever, was just married, and drove a 1978 Congratulations to Ronnie McGlothlin and EmpireTrans Am he paid for himself. But something felt off.Roofing for receiving this well-deserved award. Deep down, he knew the roofing industry could be Below is a reprint of the article telling all about the awardbetter. A year-and-a-half later, he set out to make it and the success story of RonnIe and Empire Roofing.happen, and when he told his bosses he was quitting, he received all the inspiration he needed.14 www.mrca.orgMidwest Roofer'