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May 30, 2019 THE REASON TO ORGANIZE  
May 30, 2019 THE REASON TO ORGANIZE  

National Roofing Week 2019 is coming up June 2-8, 2019. The National Roofing Contractors Association sponsors Roofing Week annually to raise awareness of the significance of roofs to every home and business.

Dozens upon dozens of roofing associations have formed nationwide over the last half century. From the North East Roofing Contractors Association (NERCA) to Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA) to the Iowa Roofing Contractors Association (IRCA) to the National Women in Roofing (NWIR), organizations bring together the power of professional roofers. To a one, these organizations are proponents of professional roofing vs. the scurrilous reputation earned by carpet-bagger-type roofers flooding a suburban neighborhood after a hailstorm.

In the last five years the roofing industry has grown by 5.2%, reaching $49 Billion in 2019 according to IBIS World. IBIS World is a provider of business market research and analytics on thousands of industries in the US, UK and Australia.

Bob Bellitt founded Arapahoe Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc. in 1967. Roofing in the 1960s was altogether an entirely different business than it is today. Belitt and his partner Terry LaVelle were founding members of the Colorado Roofing Association (CRA). Their interest was in organizing the industry by improving education and regulation.

The CRA’s website promotes that the group’s commitment to promoting “ethics, education, and image of the roofing industry throughout the State of Colorado through the actions of its members.” Bottom line, the group’s outreach is intended to help consumers make informed decisions about replacing and maintaining their roof systems.

The moral fiber that inspires people like Belitt and LaVelle to genuinely seek oversight of an industry that had none until they organized demonstrates the integrity of these leaders and Arapahoe Roofing. Contact Arapahoe Roofing with your roofing needs and concerns. Our number is 303.466.7386.