What’s the benefit of belonging to a local trade organization? For us here at Knickerbocker, they are many. As a long-standing member of the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA), we can testify to the valuable services and resources the CRCA offers its members and the customers we serve.
So, what is the CRCA? It’s a local trade association that serves the construction, roofing, and waterproofing industries across the Chicago area. Members come together to discuss and solve issues important to the roofing industry. They are from all sectors of the industry such as contractors, manufacturers, and representatives – forming a well-rounded group of professionals to learn from and network with.
The association is active in sponsoring events for understanding important aspects of the industry including industry affairs, safety standards, and new technologies and products. The next big event we will be attending is “Roofing Week in Chicago—Weighing the Facts!” This CRCA sponsored trade show and seminar takes place on January 19th and 20th at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.
Expert panels will address topics such as attic ventilation, building envelope research, lightweight structural concrete, equipment safety, and code requirements. The takeaway from these seminars adds to our already deep knowledge of the industry. We are strong believers in learning and exploring new ideas and expanding our current knowledge base to the benefit of our employee and customer base. The field is diverse and constantly growing. CRCA helps us stay current on what’s happening throughout the Chicagoland area and the industry.
As a member of CRCA, we gain an advantage over the competition by staying current on roofing and waterproofing topics. In turn, we are better suited to offer our customers innovative solutions for tough or challenging roofing projects. From the simple to the complex, Knickerbocker has the skills and expertise to repair or replace any type of roofing system. Contact us today to talk with one of our CRCA professionals, or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for more information!