b'INDUSTRY NEWSNelson Braddy Receives Prestigious NRCA J.A. Piper AwardThe National Roofing Contractors Association has announced Nelson Braddy, founder of King of Texas Roofing Co. LP, Grand Prairie, is the 74th recipient of its annual J.A. Piper Award. The award was presented March 5 during NRCAs Industry Awards Virtual Ceremony. The J.A. Piper Award is the industrys most prestigious honor, recognizing roofing professionals who have devoted constant outstanding service to NRCA and the roofing industry. Braddy was elected to NRCAs board of directors in 2007 and served several terms, including as an NRCA director from 2007-08 and 2010-11 and vice president from 2008-12. He also served as NRCA senior vice president from 2012-13 and NRCA president from 2013-14. A two-time recipient of NRCAs Charlie Raymond Award,Braddydemonstratedremarkable commitment to recruiting new members to the association. He has been involved with several NRCA committees, including the ManagementDuring his more than three decades in the EducationWorkForceCommittee,Manualindustry, he has been a passionate advocate Update Committee, PAC Advisory Committeefor NRCA, the industry and its workforce, said and Retirement Program Committee. BraddyMark Gaulin, founder of MAGCO Inc., Jessup, also served on the Roofing Alliance Board ofMd., and founding member of Tecta America Trustees from 2002-05 and 2014-18 and remainsCorp.,Rosemont,Ill.,whenpresentingthe an active volunteer with the organization.award. Throughout his roofing career, he has Aftermakingaswitchfrommechanicalprovidededucationalinsightandproductive engineering to construction, Braddy has been inchanges in the industry and his community. the roofing industry for more than three decades.He is an honest worker, trustworthy colleague, Starting his roofing career at his father-in-lawstirelessvolunteer,acutebusinessmanand Pennsylvaniaroofingcompany,R.W.King,innovative leader. Braddy helped expand the companys roofingGetting involved with the industry seemed to By: Chris Gray work to projects in Texas during the 1980s. Inme a natural thing to do, and it was a lot of fun, 1987, R.W. King was liquidated, and BraddyBraddy said when accepting the award. This started his own roofing businessKing of Texasaward is something you think about, but you RoofingintheLoneStarState.Underhisnever know if youll get it. Thank you. This is a leadership, the company has grown to becomegreat honor. one of the largest roofing contractors in the U.S.First presented in 1948, the J.A. Piper Award and specializes in single-ply roof systems. Braddyis named for former NRCA President Joseph ispassionateaboutperformingcommunityA. Piper, whose extraordinary efforts kept the service and promoting continuing education toassociation alive during the Great Depression. his employees. He was one of the first industry leaders to commit his company to professional excellence by registering employees for NRCAs ProCertification program. 8 www.mrca.orgMidwest Roofer'