We are dedicated to fighting for roofers, and associations work with that same mission in mind by providing a collective voice for those involved in the industry. As General Counsel for various roofing associations, we find that associations support the growth of the roofing industry through education, training, networking, and advocacy.
We currently work with local, regional, and national associations on governmental issues and regulations. For instance, for the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (FRSA), we often argue in front of the Construction Industry Licensing Board to protect the rights of roofing professionals. We also work with associations to actively fight legislation that is unfavorable to the industry.
Last year, a group of us attended NRCA’s Roofing Day in Washington, D.C. to discuss important issues affecting the roofing industry. We saw firsthand how our unified front sent a message to Congress to help advocate for our industry. We will be attending Roofing Day again this year and believe roofing professionals across the country should attend as well in order to show Congress that the roofing industry is a force to be reckoned with.
Roofing businesses, no matter how big or small, should get involved with local, regional, and national associations. Not only do they serve as a great resource for your company, but they provide opportunities for your voice to be heard so that you can make a difference in the industry.
Trent Cotney is the founder or Cotney Construction Law. See Trent’s full bio here.
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