Founded in 1886, the National Roofing Contractors Association is one of the construction industry's most respected trade associations and the voice of roofing professionals and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy. NRCA is a nonprofit association that represents all segments of the roofing industry, including contractors; manufacturers; distributors; architects; consultants; engineers; building owners; and city, state and government agencies.
In 1996, The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress was established with the National Roofing Foundation (NRF) to create an endowment fund to serve as a highly focused resource for the roofing industry and its customers. Its objectives are to conduct research and educational projects that support high-quality programs for roofing contractors; ensure timely and forward-thinking industry responses to major economic and technological issues; and enhance the long-term viability and attractiveness of the industry to roofing workers.
The Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship program was established by The Alliance in 2008 and sponsors scholarships for undergraduate students who are employees, immediate family members of employees or immediate family members of NRCA-contractor and supplier members.
Recently, The Alliance began working with some of the top construction management academic programs in the U.S. to lay the groundwork for enhancing students' experiences by exposing them academically and experientially to roofing as a potential career choice.