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Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3)

Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3), is a consortium of thought leaders exploring emerging technology solutions for the roofing industry, striving to inform contractors by bringing together progressive and disruptive solutions that help build the professionalism and appeal of the roofing industry.

Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) strives to find innovative technology solutions to be used within the roofing industry. RT3 provides insights from progressive thought leaders both inside and outside the roofing industry along with practical resources for implementing potential solutions successfully. The organization will encourage and enable contractors to embrace technology as they seek to grow their businesses. With a commitment to disseminate technology advancement information, RT3 will help build the professionalism and appeal of the roofing industry.


Roofing Technology Think Tank Opens Nominations for 2022 Innovator of the Year Award!

The award recognizes a roofing contractor who has demonstrated a commitment to technology and the advancement of the roofing industry.

York, Pennsylvania, June 2, 2022 – Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3), a group of progressive roofing professionals focused on technology solutions for the roofing industry, announced that it has opened the nomination period for the 2022 Innovator of the Year Award.

This award was created to nationally recognize a roofing contractor that has contributed to the advancement of the roofing industry through technical innovation and/or product development in one of the following areas:

·       Production/Technology Efficiency

·       Safety Innovation

·       Client Service/Quality of Delivery 

·       Employee Recruitment/Training/Retention

·       Environmental Impact

Award judging criteria will be based on innovation, results, design and strategy. Nominations are reviewed blindly by a team of RT3 members who select the winner. The 2022 recipient will be announced at the Best of Success conference, December 4-6, 2022, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottdale, Arizona.

Nominate someone here!

To be eligible, a roofing contractor must be licensed and bonded for a minimum of five years and have a minimum $2 million in annual revenue. They also must be a member of a professional industry association and be able to cite community enrichment ties through support of non-profits or company culture programs.


2020 Innovator of the Year Award - Scott Riopelle, Interstate Roofing

From left: Jill Bloom, Publisher, Roofing Contractor; Anna Anderson, CEO, Art Unlimited; Scott Riopelle, CEO, Interstate Roofing.

Nominations for 2021 Innovator Award will be made available later this year.


The RT3 Podcast is Live! 

The RT3 Podcast highlights emerging and disruptive solutions that help build the professionalism and appeal of the roofing industry.

Grab your notepad, buckle in and let’s get ready to innovate!


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Latest Awards

RT3 Innovator Award

RT3 Opens Nominations for 2022 Innovator of the Year Award!

The award recognizes a roofing contractor who has demonstrated a commitment to technology and the advancement of the roofing industry. York, Pennsylvania, June 2, 2022 – Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3), a group of progressive roofing professionals focused on technology solutions for the roofing industry, announced that it has opened the ...
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2021 Innovator of the Year

Nominate someone for the 2021 Innovator of the Year! This award was created to nationally recognize a roofing contractor that has contributed to the advancement of the roofing industry through technical innovation and/or product development in one of the following areas: Production/Technology efficiency Safety innovation Client service/quality of delivery Employee recruitment/training/retention Environmental impact Judging criteria Innovation (Creative, ...
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RT3 2020 Innovator of the Year

Roofing Technology Think Tank 2021 Innovator of the Year Award

Nomination period closes July 31, 2021 The award recognizes a roofing contractor who has demonstrated a commitment to technology and the advancement of the roofing industry. This award was created to nationally recognize a roofing contractor that has contributed to the advancement of the roofing industry through technical innovation and/or product ...
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ABC - Coffee Conversations - RT3

Coffee Conversations - RT3, Moving the Industry Forward

S3:E7 Join Heidi J. Ellsworth live with some of the sharpest minds in the industry as she chats with RT3 members! Sponsored by ABC Supply, Anna Anderson, Scott Riopelle and John Kiesel are our guests and will be discussing all things technology, industry shortages, and what we will see coming in ...
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Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) is a consortium of thought leaders exploring technology for the roofing industry. The RT3 Podcast series highlights emerging and disruptive solutions that help build the professionalism and appeal of the roofing industry. Listen to these captivating podcasts and subscribe! Check out RT3 by visiting their ...
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Coffee Conversations - Getting to Know the Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3)

S2:E6 Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) roofing contractor member Wendy Marvin, Matrix Roofing & Home Solutions and RT3 Executive Director Karen Edwards will be Heidi J. Ellsworth’s guests for a Coffee Conversation all about technology in roofing. RT3 has been leading the industry in thought leadership since 2016, bringing roofing ...
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Latest Webinars

ABC - Coffee COnversations - RT3

Coffee Conversations - RT3, Moving the Industry Forward

S3:E7 Join Heidi J. Ellsworth live with some of the sharpest minds in the industry as she chats with RT3 members! Sponsored by ABC Supply, Anna Anderson, Scott Riopelle and John Kiesel are our guests and will be discussing all things technology, industry shortages, and what we will see coming in ...
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S2:E6 Coffee Conversations with RT3

Getting to know Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3)

S2:E6 Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) roofing contractor member Wendy Marvin, Matrix Roofing & Home Solutions and RT3 Executive Director Karen Edwards will be Heidi J. Ellsworth’s guests for a Coffee Conversation all about technology in roofing. RT3 has been leading the industry in thought leadership since 2016, bringing roofing ...
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RT3 Special Webinar #3: This week's buzz and special message from NRCA chairman Nick Sabino

Legal Updates, Connecting with Community & Special Message from NRCA Chairman of the Board Nick Sabino
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