NRCA CEO Reid Ribble Makes Statement Urging the Roofing Industry to Tap Into Its Giving Spirit by Helping Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey


NRCA CEO Reid Ribble Makes Statement Urging the Roofing Industry to Tap Into Its Giving Spirit by Helping Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Epic Flooding Inundates Houston After Hurricane HarveySince becoming NRCA’s CEO, I have frequently spoken about the tremendous generosity of the roofing industry and its willingness to donate time, money and resources to those in need.

As Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate residents of the Houston area, many in the roofing industry have been asking: “What can we do to help?”

There are many ways to help.

NRCA member SRS Distribution, McKinney, Texas and its SRS Raise the Roof Foundation has announced a two-week fundraising campaign dedicated to the direct relief and support for those affected by the hurricane. SRS will match 100 percent of all contributions received during this period, with all funds raised supporting relief organizations or, on a limited basis, directly to hurricane victims. Those who wish to donate may do so at  www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5RN4VQ75LDH2E.

In addition, NRCA member Beldon Roofing Co., San Antonio, has alerted NRCA the San Antonio Food Bank is in immediate need of monetary donations to help feed the thousands of Houston’s residents who have fled to the hurricane. Contributions can be made at www.safoodbank.org.

NRCA and The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress’ Helping Our Own program will each be making $1,000 contributions to both organizations.

There also are countless additional organizations that have established campaigns to support those in Hurricane Harvey’s path. Following are a few.

American Red Cross

Feeding Texas

Salvation Army

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Texas

Greater Houston Community Foundation

United Way of Greater Houston

There are countless additional charitable agencies across the U.S. that have established funds to aid those affected by this terrible hurricane. NRCA continues to closely watch the hurricane as it progresses, and will alert the roofing industry of additional fundraising plans.

Thank you in advance for your generosity to those affected by this devastating event.

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Published at Thu, 31 Aug 2017 20:07:23 +0000


Texas Roofing Contractors, Industry Associations Assist with Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts


Texas Roofing Contractors, Industry Associations Assist with Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

The roofing industry is responding to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Roofing contractors from around Texas and beyond are pitching in with financial pledges, donating equipment and actively participating in rescue and relief operations along the state’s eastern shoreline. An area spanning more than 250 miles between major population centers like Corpus Christi, Houston and Beaumont was saturated with an unprecedented amount of rain, estimated at more than 50 inches of since Harvey struck last weekend as a category 4 hurricane. So far, 31 deaths and many more injuries have been blamed on the storm, which already is expected to be among the most costly in terms of damage in American history.

Published at Thu, 31 Aug 2017 07:02:00 +0000


Loveland Innovations Awarded a Second Patent for Ground-Breaking Drone Technology


Loveland Innovations Awarded a Second Patent for Ground-Breaking Drone Technology

New patent in drone technology improves how aerial imagery can be used in capturing, identifying and estimating roof damage.

ALPINE, Utah – August 30, 2017 – Loveland Innovations®, maker of advanced drone solutions for the Property and Casualty Insurance Industry, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded it a second patent. The new patent continues to illustrate Loveland Innovations’ fierce commitment to constantly improving drone technology for the Insurance industry. This patent advances the way that aerial imagery, used for the purposes of identifying and estimating roof damage, is captured. The approach positions the drone in a way that limits potential image distortion and lays the groundwork for further image capture techniques that will accelerate the use of aerial imagery in established Insurance workflows.

“Our team has 200+ combined years of experience in developing technology solutions for insurance,” says Jim Loveland, CEO and Founder of Loveland Innovations. “By drawing on this wealth of experience, and through listening to key industry players, we’re vastly improving the industry’s approach to capturing aerial images for the claims process in ways above and beyond advances in hardware. The speed in which we continue to receive patents from the USPTO is a tremendous testament to our unique skill set and incredibly innovative approach as a company.  This latest patent is one of many of our planned steps forward for insurance-focused drone solutions.”

The issuance of patent number 9,734,397 comes just a few months after Loveland Innovations’ first patent, which covers advanced image capturing techniques as well as in-app technologies that makes performing drone inspections simple for Insurance professionals. Together, these patents represent Loveland Innovations’ dedication to delivering the most advanced drone-based inspection solutions for the Property and Casualty Insurance industry.

For more information about Loveland Innovations and how it’s changing the way that roof and property inspections are done, visit www.lovelandinnovations.com

About Loveland Innovations
Loveland Innovations is the first company in the world to develop an autonomous drone inspection solution specifically for—and only for—Property and Casualty Insurance. With our patented technology in the hands of insurance carriers, adjusters, and contractors, claims, underwriting, or roof inspections can be done safely and in just a matter of minutes.

Published at Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:11:08 +0000


MRCA Foundation Auction Fundraiser


MRCA Foundation Auction Fundraiser

Donating to the Foundation Auction is now easier than ever, click here to access the auction donation form.

This year the MRCA Foundation Auction Fundraiser will be held October 17th at 5:30 pm in the beautiful Crystal Ballroom of the Marriott St. Louis Grand. 

Remember – not only will hundreds of MRCA Members see your strong support of the Foundation, but the money raised from your donated item will go towards these important initiatives:

  • Roofing Industry Research
  • Industry-related Academic Scholarships for MRCA Members and their families
  • Educational Programming directed towards MRCA Members

The online auction site will feature all of the items that are donated.

Online bidding will be available before and during the actual event. Even those who can’t be there in person can still bid.

For questions please contact Megan Miller at mmiller@mrca.org or call 800-497-6722. 

The Foundation Board graciously thanks all of the donors for their support and generosity.
 

Published at Thu, 31 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000