Happy New Year. I sure hope 2023 has started off well for you all considering the little cold spell we received at the start of this year.
Looking back at the last couple years, we have all endured a lot with the COVID pandemic and shortages with labor and materials but we have all kept positive and pushed through these obstacles. So, to you all, I want to say Congratulations!!!!. I wish you all the best in this New Year and we, together, can start to build up again from what we have all lost over the last couple years.
I am Guy Mumford, your new CRA President. Thank you for your support and for believing in me to continue all the great things the CRA has done and provided for its members and our profession. Looking back to when I first came to the United States back in 1998 for a sport I love and then finding my way to Denver and getting my first job at a Commercial roofing contractor. I am very fortunate to have found a great man & mentor, Bob Keift, who showed me everything I needed to become a professional roofing contractor. I must say I don't miss the long days of hot mopping, shoveling rock, working in the winter on the E-470 Toll booths. Bob gave me such a good base of knowledge in all aspects and taught me what a hard work ethic can achieve, it definitely helped me be who I am today.
I started Kudu Roofing LLC in July 2005, predominantly a Service oriented business but shortly after found my way into the Custom Home market working along the Front Range. I have been a member of the CRA since 2007 and the friendships, advice and connections I have made has been so special to me and definitely helped me through these past years.
One of my biggest goals while President is to try to bridge the gap between us ”Old Hats” of the industry and the new “Young Professionals” group coming into our industry and try to work together to adapt to the “New World” of our profession and strive to continue building our industries brand. I also hope to be able to share some of my own “ups & downs” and knowledge I have gained over the years onto the younger generation.
In closing, I want to say thank you to Suzie Boyd for doing such a wonderful job over the last 2 years as President... I sure have some big shoes to fill. I am so honored to have gotten to know and work with Suzie during this time and learn from her over the last couple years. She is such a passionate woman and puts her all into the things she believes in and that has shown within the CRA over the last few years. Suzie's dedication and loyalty to our industry is commendable.
I look forward to meeting many more of you wonderful people within our industry and look forward to continuing the CRA successes and will strive to do my best for all our members in the CRA. Happy New Year to you all and hope you have a blessed 2023 with many successes.
Stay Safe out there!!!
A Final BIG THANK YOU to our 2022 Sponsors!
2023 Dues Increase
2023 Dues Increase
A message from the Board of Directors
Dear Valued Members:
The association was fortunate to keep dues unchanged the past 3 years. For 2023, the CRA Board, after careful review of revenue and expenses, made the difficult decision to increase membership dues by $150.00. This amount will ensure that we can meet all our expenses, which have risen substantially in the last year. We are mindful that this affects your budgets as well, but we feel membership in the CRA is still reasonably priced when considering the many benefits offered by our Association.
CRA's continued commitment to promote the ethics, education and image of the roofing industry in our State continues to bring about positive changes for our members in recent years. We feel that these changes continue to enhance both the value and benefit of your membership in the Colorado Roofing Association.
As we grow and strengthen our association, we continue to keep our focus on the quality of members rather than quantity. When a consumer visits our website, and selects one of our members, we want them to be able to trust that we have done some of their homework for them and can proudly say that any and all of our members are the right choice for them!
Our two full-time people on CRA's administrative staff are there to assist the board with delivering timely, high quality programs and services that are of value to you. From in-person training to virtual training, we continue to add value to your membership. At our newly remodeled training center, we have top quality industry experts with real experience and a real passion for roofing instructing students at our Intro, EPDM/TPO, Metal and coatings classes. Our education seminars, webinars and membership luncheons also continue to offer an excellent variety of speakers and subjects throughout the year to help you keep up, learn and improve you and your teams skills and knowledge base.
This newsletter continues to inform and offer insight on local, state and national topics, while our website demonstrates the professionalism of our association, gives you more control over your information and serves to educate the consumer year-round. Our Marketing Committee continues to improve our social presence not only with member topics but with a focused marketing campaign that includes a core message of ‘education, awareness, responsibility.’ We work each month to drive people to our membership directory and coloradoroofing.org in an effort to help homeowners and commercial building owners and managers make informed decisions about replacing and maintaining their roof systems.
Our active legislative committee helps keep members informed as well as represented at the Capitol. Recent victories include private construction contract retainage payments to 5% and payment assurance on bond requirements for public projects using private financing. It’s about business not politics. The committee actively monitors, supports and/or opposes legislation that impacts your roofing business.
Our Building Code & Standards committee works hard each year to keep you current with current code guidelines, code updates and changes that impact us. By partnering with OneClick Code to bring you free reports as well as creating resources and guides for recommended roofing best application practices for residential/steep slope and commercial/low slope roofing in Colorado’s extreme climate and tools like our recent ‘Buyer Beware - Understanding Total System Warranties.’ post.
CRA's most popular events continue to be the annual golf tournament, Awards banquet and most recently our Fall Sporting Clay fundraising tournaments which offer members a chance to relax for a day and take a break from their busy schedules. Our annual Trade Show, the largest attended event and held in January each year, has proven to be a great chance to find out what’s new in the roofing industry and includes free admission, a free educational seminars and free lunch for everyone who attends. Finally, we can ’t say enough about the generosity of our members who have stepped up our community service efforts. We roofed over 20 Habitat for Humanity Homes and 3 deserving private homeowners and have several projects in the works for 2023 already.
The addition of our Young Professionals committee in 2022 has us looking to the future of the association. Young professionals are the future building blocks of the association and the committee will help build interest, create awareness and provide opportunity for YPs in roofing and related careers.
As we’ve stated to our members in the past, we have not been successful in passing state licensing of roofers in Colorado. At the same time, we acknowledge that many of the elements of the proposed licensing program are very important and beneficial and still remain a part of our own membership requirements including, but not limited to:
- Sign the Code of Ethics every year upon renewal; keeping our core values fresh in everyone’s minds
- Physical address will be required
- New companies applying for membership will need to be sponsored by another CRA member
- Three business references will be required with all new member applications
- We also want to see more of our membership take an active role in being a member of the CRA which is why members must sign the CIU form every year upon renewal; reminding all current and new contractor members of their requirement to get 8 Continuing Involvement Credits (CIU’s) annually for renewal the next year by attending CRA seminars, workshops, trainings, events, etc.
Hopefully this give you a bigger picture of all the elements that comprise what the CRA is. We are not just a logo for marketing materials; we are so much more!
If you have additional questions, please call Guy Mumford at 303.738.1032 or by email.
Check out our membership services and benefits:
UPCOMING EVENTS, SEMINARS & WEBINARS
Join us for these upcoming webinars and events.
Safety Webinar: Leveraging Medical Provider Relationships
Presented by: Pinnacol Assurance
Get the best medical treatment for your injured worker!
Selecting a medical provider to care for your employees is similar to choosing your own family physician — the relationship is based on trust and communication. In workers' compensation, the primary care provider, also known as the designated medical provider, is the key to effective and efficient medical treatment for your injured workers.
This course focuses on how to select and get to know your providers before you need to know them and an overview into workers’ compensation treatments and processes.
- Does the treating doctor have availability?
- Does the treating doctor have the experience necessary to treat the injury or condition?
- Does the treating doctor understand the workers’ compensation claim process?
- Are they willing to provide detailed reports in support of the claim as appropriate?
- And more.
Grab a lunch and join us on Jan 18th to learn how selecting the right doctor is paramount and can make all the difference when it comes to helping an employee return to work quickly!
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Entry Fee = Free
Register to attend, by clicking on the "Register Now" link below.
(CRA Member CIU’s = 2 per person)
CRA Trade Show January 26, 2023
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Come find out what’s new in Colorado’s roofing industry.
Excitement is once again building for CRA’s Annual Trade Show.
Thursday, January 26, 2023
11 am – 3 pm
Arapahoe County Event Center & Fairgrounds (Quincy & E-470)
New Roofing Products & Services
Whether you are new to roofing or just trying to keep abreast of the new products and services available in Colorado, you’ll want to attend our annual trade show. Come see new roofing materials, installation techniques, solar and PV products/ applications, safety products, and business management solutions (i.e. roofing software/tech products, insurance, trash removal, etc.)
Face-to-Face Interaction with Vendors
Talk face-to-face with suppliers and manufacturers. Find solutions for your roofing questions and needs.
Free Trade Show Admission
- Free admission
- Complimentary lunch
- Door Prizes & Vendor raffles
- Must register in advance.
- 11:00 | Fall Protection - Making sure you go home (Open Discussion)
- 11:30 | CertainTeed Impact Resistance
- 12:30 | Advantages of Upgraded Sloped Roofing - Tile & Metal by Westlake
- 1:00 | CRA Membership! What's in it for me?
- 1:30 | Experience Titan presented by TAMKO
- 2:00 | Maximize Efficiency with Roof Software
Vendors... space is still available, check out the details here.
Thursday, February 23, 2023
We are excited to invite you to our 22nd Annual Celebration of the CRA Awards Dinner – an inspiring evening where we honor the “Best of the Best” in Colorado’s Roofing projects and to highlight the achievements of our members. Recognition is given to contractors in both the steep and low slope roofing categories and a Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an outstanding individual who has contributed to Colorado’s Roofing industry.
Thursday, February 23, 2023
5:30 pm Cocktails | 7:00 pm Dinner | 8:00 pm Awards Presentation
Social Capitol Event Center
6543 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada CO 80003
$95 Individual | $900 Table of 10
Registration will open soon.
Mark your calendars to attend, then look for your invitation to arrive in the next couple of weeks and be sure to send back your RSVP by February 16th. Or, register here once it opens.
Corn Hole Tournament Legislative Fundraiser
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 | Wagner Rents, Aurora
Please join us on April 12 for an “EPIC Corn Hole Tournament” – a joint fundraising event by the Colorado Contractors Coalition (ASAC, CRA and RMSCA). Have a little fun while helping us as we work to protect and advocate for roofers and other subcontractors in 2022.
Recent victories include the passage of 5% retainage on Private Construction Contract Payments (C.R.S. 38-46-101 to 38-46-103) - Passed May 17, 2021 and effective Sep 6, 2021.
Your participation will help us raise money for our legislative efforts in 2023 – funding a lobbyist, legislator and industry communication and participation in industry coalitions and organizations.
Sponsorships available, see registration link for more details.
Register to attend, by clicking on the "Register Now" link below.
(CRA Member CIU’s = 1 per person)
Click here to view the full 2022 Event Calendar – calendar includes additional event dates, member luncheons, pinpoint seminars, Training Center courses, etc.
ITEMS OF NOTE
WELCOME to 2 New Members(s)…
303 Mulberry Circle | Broomfield, CO 80020-2942 | 843.252.9362
16601 Central Green Boulevard Suite 100 | Houston, TX 77032 | 480.229.6851
Manufacturer - Coatings
Elite Roofing Supply announced the opening of its 28th location and 5th in Colorado located in South Denver at 12255 Dumont Way, Littleton, CO 80125. Branch will serve residential and commercial roofing customers in Unincorporated Jefferson County and the surrounding areas. The branch is open and fully operational offering products and accessories for low slope, steep slope, residential and commercial applications from all the name brand vendors.
In a statement issued on Dec. 29, the IRS said that beginning on January 1, 2023, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) is:
- 65.5 cents per mile driven for business use, up 3 cents from the midyear increase setting the rate for the second half of 2022.
- 22 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes for qualified active-duty members of the Armed Forces, consistent with the increased midyear rate set for the second half of 2022.
- 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations; the rate is set by statute and remains unchanged from 2022.
These rates apply to electric and hybrid-electric automobiles, as well as gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles, according to the Agency. Read more.
Digital innovation is transforming our world. It’s time for construction businesses to look to innovators in other industries and think seriously about how new technologies can transform their own organizations in order to make their businesses more resilient, flexible, and efficient, even in these difficult times. The reality is that construction innovators need to look beyond tried-and-tested digital tools. The key is to look not just at how construction businesses have traditionally operated, but at how businesses of all kinds are adapting to the possibilities of an increasingly plugged-in world. Read more.
The Colorado legislature convened on January 9, 2023 and is well underway. As we kick off the new year, we have several updates to bring you.
First, our advocacy efforts happen because we belong to a great coalition and have great partners in the Colorado Contractors Coalition (ASA-Colorado, CRA & Rocky Mountain Steel Association). Thank you to everyone involved and we are ready to meet the challenges of the 74th General Assembly.
Your CRA Legislative committee and our coalition, leadership, lobbyists and grassroots network, are ready to advocate for your business interests before the Colorado Legislature and Colorado Construction Industry.
Refreshed Coalition website @ www.ColoradoContractorsCoalition.com
Opening day in the Colorado General Assembly bring cheers and shenanigans . . . read more
Tracey Bernett resigns from Colorado legislature, accused of lying about her residence . . . read more
Colorado GOP appoints Perry Will to fill 5th Senate District Vacancy . . . read more
New monthly publication from CCC "Above The Bottom Line". . . read January 2023 Issue
Consider a donation to our joint fundraising efforts via CCC Website
If you are aware of any specific legislation coming up in 2023 that will affect our industry, please contact me so that we can follow and share with the membership. With your help, we can continue to work together for positive changes in the roofing industry.
Next Wave Roofing
Gov't Relations Committee Chair
The CRA Marketing Committee is Here for You!
We’re proud of what we do here at the CRA to promote the positive image of the roofing industry, and we want to share some of our 2022 highlights with you:
- The CRA Website Was Visited 60K+ Times in 2022
- Social Media Audience Grew to 6K+ People Across 3 Platforms
- Digital Ads Had Just Under 2 Million Total Views Across Google, Facebook & Instagram
We want to promote you, our members, even more in 2023, to help you grow your business serving educated consumers. Send us photos, videos, press releases, and anything else and we will highlight your business in the upcoming months.
Additionally, throughout 2023, we’ll be providing you with hands-on marketing tips for your own business. These will be distributed via the monthly newsletter and posted on the Member Marketing page.
If you have a question, you’d like us to answer in one of our upcoming Monthly Marketing Tips, email Kelly @ Old Town Media and note CRA Marketing Tips in the Subject Line.
This month's Building Code updates/notices & resources you can use!
On January 9, 2023, Denver City Council adopted the 2022 Denver Building and Fire Code and the 2022 Denver Green Code. This code cycle, the city placed a significant focus on energy and climate action. Denver’s building codes are critical in helping the city reduce greenhouse gas emissions and raise the bar on the long-term performance of all buildings in Denver.
The building code is based on the 2021 series of international codes (ICC codes) and includes local amendments tailored to Denver’s unique climate, context, and citywide goals. The new code will become effective on May 1, 2023, with certain provisions needed to implement the city’s Energize Denver requirements taking effect earlier on March 1, 2023.
March 1, 2023, Changes
Please visit www.denvergov.org/quickpermits for a detailed list of what’s changing.
Starting March 1, 2023, the city will no longer allow quick permits to replace the majority of gas equipment in commercial or multifamily buildings. (Examples: compressor, condenser, direct expansion, or split system A/C units that serve a heated space, forced air heating systems, roof-top units, water heaters, etc.) This change was made to implement the city’s Energize Denver ordinance and encourage the transition away from fossil fuels.
To apply for permits for these equipment installations after March 1, project teams must select the “Building Log” application in e-permits and upload additional documentation (Electrification Feasibility Report, gas leak testing, and/or right-sizing report) to be reviewed before a permit can be issued.
- Learn about Electrification Feasibility Reports: newdaynewcode.com
By moving away from gas-powered heating and cooling systems and working with building owners to improve energy performance, Denver will not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions from commercial and multifamily buildings by 80% by 2040, but also lower energy bills and improve public health outcomes.
Resources you can use!
The Building Code & Standards committee has been working hard to bring you a best practice resource document for low slope roofing applications. We are excited to announce that is done and ready to share with all of you.
We have also developed a "Buyer Beware - Understanding Total System Warranties" page on our website that you can use to help your clients understand that all low-slope warranties are not the same. Check it out.
Have you been using the other resources and tools available on the Member Education Page? You should!
Material Price Escalation and Volatility Contract Provisions courtesy of HPPS Law.
Have you heard of any upcoming building code changes with any of the municipalities you work with? Please share them with us by emailing the BC&S Committee via Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Increase in roofing injuries and upcoming safety training opportunities.
The latest data shows the rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in the roofing industry increased by 16% from the previous year and kept more roofers away from work.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the total rate of injuries/illnesses for roofing contractors was around 7,100, or 3.6 per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers in 2021. This is up from the 2020 rate of 3.3, or roughly 6,100 cases.
Pinnacol has published their 2023 Training Calendar. If you are a policyholder, we highly recommend you to view the list for the year and take advantage of these training opportunities:
- January 12 - OSHA Recordkeeping (with Form 300 due on Mar 2nd, this is a good one to take advantage of).
- February 9-10 | OSHA 10-Hour Construction
- February 16 | Scaffold Safety
- March 9-10 | OSHA 10-Hour Construction
- March 16 | Fall Protection Essentials
For the details and to see the full year, go to https://www.pinnacol.com/safety-and-training/training/policyholders
National Update: Worth sharing …
NRCA Update - Border security and Roofing Day in D.C.
A couple key items we felt were noteworthy from NRCA this month:
The new Congress convenes - The 118th Congress convened with the election of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif) as speaker of the House on a vote of 216-212, with six Republicans voting “present,” on the 15th ballot in the early morning hours of Jan. 7. McCarthy had faced determined opposition from hard-liners within his own party on the previous 14 ballots. The 15 ballots needed for the election of a House speaker were the most since the 1850s during the pre-Civil War era. Republicans now have control of the House with a narrow 222-212 majority, with one vacancy to be filled in a special election in Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District. In the Senate, Democrats will have a 51-49 majority, and it will be necessary to obtain bipartisan support to achieve the 60-vote threshold needed to pass most legislation. Although Republican Sen. Ben Sasse from Nebraska resigned Jan. 8, the governor will announce a Republican replacement soon.
The House also passed a rules package that will govern how the House operates for the next two years on a near party line vote of 220-213. The package contains numerous concessions made by McCarthy to obtain the votes of hold-out Republicans in his bid for speaker, including a provision known as the “motion to vacate the chair,” which allows a single House member to call for a vote to remove the speaker. The threat of the use of such a provision led to the resignation of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in October 2015. Other new rules include provisions to demand a minimum of 72 hours for members to read newly introduced bills before they vote; requiring legislation to be focused on only one issue to avoid large omnibus bills; and the elimination of proxy voting instituted by Democrats during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Biden administration announces expanded migration enforcement process - On Jan. 5, the Department of Homeland Security announced an expansion of a program aimed at addressing border security issues at the southern border given the continued failure of Congress to address the problem. Under the expanded program—first extended to individuals fleeing political and economic turmoil in Venezuela in fall 2022—individuals from Cuba, Haiti and Nicaragua will have the opportunity to request advance authorization for travel and temporary parole for up to two years in the U.S., including work authorization. There will be a cap of 30,000 visas per month on the number of parolees from these three new countries and Venezuela. In addition, the program contains expanded enforcement efforts by U.S. and Mexican authorities to prevent unauthorized border crossings. To be eligible to enter the U.S. lawfully, individuals must have a designated supporter in the U.S. who will provide financial assistance and other support and pass rigorous national security and public safety screening and vetting, among other requirements. View more information regarding specific requirements and how to support qualifying individuals.
Registration for Roofing Day in D.C. 2023 is open! - Each year, roofing professionals meet with members of Congress on Capitol Hill to discuss the critical issues facing their companies and the roofing industry. And you know what? We’re making a big difference. So far, we have increased funding for career and technical education, advanced legislation that addresses workforce development needs and secured a strong buildings component in bipartisan infrastructure legislation.
But our work is not done yet. We are just getting started. Join us for Roofing Day in D.C. April 18-19 and help us make it the biggest and best roofing industry advocacy event ever! After you sign up, click on the link to invite a friend from your confirmation email and you could win a $500 Amazon gift card!
Registration is only $95 for company representatives and $35 for field workers, students and spouses. Please visit www.nrca.net/roofingday to view testimonials from last year’s event and learn more. Sign up today!
Helpful Member Benefits & Tools
The CRA Board of Directors has issued an advisory with additional information and details about these public adjuster clauses we have seen being used in Colorado that basically state that the roofing contractor may negotiate or act as a public adjuster on behalf of the owner. This is against Colorado’s Residential Roofing Law (SB38) and it is required that you must be a licensed public adjuster before you take on this role. Click here to view the advisory.
Concerning Ladder Liability. Help us in educating consumers and concerned citizens about the liability and risks involved with unattended ladders set for inspectors.
CRA Safety Group Workers’ Comp Program. Receive a 4%-upfront discount, group or individual loss history dividend calculation and much, much more. Members of the program automatically belong to the CRA Safety Group whose focus is on continuing safety education and training and improving safety in the roofing community. In partnership with Moody Insurance Agency and Pinnacol Assurance. Call Kim Burkhardt. at 303-824-6600 to receive additional information regarding this program.
RoofersCoffeeShop Free Classified Ad. RoofersCoffeeShop is the premier networking site in the roofing industry, helping contractors find information, materials, services, tools, labor and training in one place. Share ideas and stories in our RCS Forum, and visit their classified ads section to sell and find items and get help. Use promo code CRA for your FREE classified ad.
Colorado Contractors Legislative Advocacy Coalition - CRA partners with several other construction associations to make our voices heard as joint members of the Colorado Contractors Coalition. Together we have successfully passed legislation including payment reform (public and private to 5%), bonding requirements, pro-rata liability and construction defect reform policies. Check out the CCC website for more information and to keep up with our CURRENT advocacy efforts.
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