For more questions or information contact info@crca.org
CRCA's Annual Golf Outing
Another CRCA Golf Outing is in the books and we could not have asked for a better day. CRCA has held this industry wide event for over 50 Years!

Congrats to our Course Champions:
North Course : Edyta Jarosinski, Michael Orchirbat, Battar Bessanuren & Tim Soag
South Course : Jeff Dickman, Chuck Neuhaus, George Neuhaus & Kevin Neuhaus
Congrats to our event winners:
Longest Drive : North- Matt Adler (Adler Roofing); South: Brian Pelletier (Atlas)
Longest Putt:  North - Bill Callahan (ARCBAC); South - John Jocke (JOBBA)
Closest To Pin: North - Kyle Donoghue (DuPage Construction); South - John Bliss (Lakeshore Recycling)


CRCA also thanks all of our amazing sponsors who helped make the day incredible.

A great big thanks to all who donated to the CRCA Foundation during the outing, over $3,000 was raised! 

Take a look at the event photos here !
Save the Date: Upcoming CRCA Events
August 3 – CRCA Day at the Kane County Cougars- Contact CRCA for tickets
September 10 – CRCA Membership Meeting and Luncheon, Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago register
September 17 - CRCA CWIR Event, La Barra, Oak Brook register
October 17 - CRCA Emerging Leaders Topgolf Event, Topgolf Naperville
October 24 - CRCA Contracts & Insurance Event, information coming soon
November 12 CRCA Membership Meeting & Luncheon, Location TBD
November 12 CRCA CWIR Meeting, Location TBD
December 6 - CRCA Annual Awards Dinner, Esplande Lakes by DoubleTree, Downers Grove

Quick Hits
CRCA Today Magazine: CRCA Today's Summer Issue will be out in early August. Articles topics include: the Importance of Safety Culture, Part 1 of Air Barrier Series, Roof Talk with Peterson Roofing & Legat Architects and more!

Have an article idea or want to advertise? Contact linda@crca.org

CRCA Hosting a Workshop and Legislative Reception in October: CRCA leaders will be meeting with Illinois legislators to discuss roofing and construction issues. To learn more contact info@crca.org
CRCA Member News
Chris Olson, the Controller at the Tecta America Commercial Roofing division in Chicago, is retiring after 35 years of dedicated service. To show their appreciation, the Chicago office held a retirement party for Chris. Good Luck, Chris!
Brad Schwab, Schwab Group LLC awarded CSI Chicago's President's Award. H e received the award, in part, for all of his efforts in elevating CSI Chicago's communications to the next level by creating a social media presence & improving member and non-member communications.

Brad has also been named the President Elect of CSI Chicago Chapter. Brad is currently on the CRCA Board and the CRCA Membership Committee Co-Chair.
Garza Roofing Equipment & Supply receives it's MBE Status. Obtaining a MBE certification  can be a long, complex and arduous process. CRCA congratulates Garza on this very exciting achievement!

Is Your Company MBE, WBE or DBE Certified?
 If your company has MBE, WBE, DBE or any other certifications, we want to know. CRCA will be adding this information to members' online member listings and to next year's CRCA Directory and Resource Guide.

If your company has any sort of certification status, please email the information to info@crca.org !
Does your company have any announcements or news you'd like CRCA to share in the next Enews? Email jessica@crca.org to be included.
CRCA Advocacy Updates
CRCA @ NRCA’s Mid-Year Meetings – CRCA’s Executive Director, Bill McHugh, participated in the NRCA’s DC Fly-In and Membership Committee Meetings recently. Planning is well underway for the NRCA’s 2020 Roofing Day in DC Fly-In with big plans set. With over 400 participants in each of the last two years, there’s great momentum for even more to attend and provide Washington with the Roofing Industry’s opinions, needs, and more. Mark your calendars now for April 21-22, 2020. It will be here before we know it! 

CRCA & NEW Energy Codes – Both the City of Chicago and State of Illinois have adopted new energy codes, which became effective for buildings permitted after  July 1, 2019. There has been no change to the new construction requirements for insulation on low sloped roofs, it’s still min. R-30 continuous insulation.  The changes were in roofing at existing buildings . All of Chicago’s 2016 Code Memorandum on Roofing was incorporated into Chicago’s new code. CRCA w orked at both the Chicago and Illinois Energy Code Development Processes to be sure that the codes allow for flexibility when new construction insulation thicknesses are technically infeasible. 

CRCA & New Chicago Building Code The City of Chicago went through a lengthy process to update Chicago’s Building Code by adopting an amended version of the 2018 International Building Code. This means there will be a chapter in the Chicago Code on Roofing. There was no roofing chapter in the Chicago Municipal Building Code prior to this new code being adopted. Being a performance code, it expected the roof not to leak, fall down, etc. The new code might be used on buildings permitted as soon as this fall voluntarily, and will be mandatory for buildings permitted August 2020.  Watch for details on the new code at CRCA’s September Membership Luncheon where Chicago’s Building Commissioner Judy Frydland is presenting. 

Questions for Commissioner Frydland? In order to make September's Membership Meeting as effective as possible for CRCA Members, CRCA is asking for questions ahead of the September 10 event. please send any questions you have for the Commissioner to info@crca.org to help drive a dynamic conversation.

CRCA Speaks – CR CA will be spreading the word on the new Codes in Illinois and Chicago over the next several months. We’re speaking in Sept. in conjunction with Comm. Frydland , O ct., Dec., and of course, at CRCA’s Trade Show & Seminars in January. Watch the Enews for dates and locations. 
CRCA Committee Corner
CRCA's Committees have been quite active in the first half of 2019. Here are some of the updates!

Contracts & Insurance Committee will be collaborating with CRCA Member, Cotney Construction Law, to provide legal assistance to CRCA Members starting in September. Larry Marshall, III, committee co-chair stated, “This will be a great benefit to CRCA contractor members and others”. To learn more about CRCA Membership, contact info@crca.org today.

CWIR's Third Anniversary Event will be held on September 17th at La Barra in Oak Brook. The evening will feature a presentation on how effective communication improves productivity and culture, as well as possibilities for advancement. Please join CWIR to connect with other at all levels of the industry to practice your new communication skills at this fun, relaxed event. CRCA's CWIR will also be collection donations for WINGS at this event. Register today!

Emerging Leaders' third part of the Mentor Workshop Series will be Networking 101 on October 17 at Topgolf Naperville! At this workshop you'll learn to expand your professional network by applying strategic business development criteria to outreach efforts, narrowing the selectivity of your contacts, and navigating the meeting agenda for mutual benefit. Registration will open in late August.
Attendance at previous workshops not required. Did you miss the previous workshops and want to learn more? Stay tuned to the Members Only section on CRCA.org, where CRCA will be posting two short presentations from Steve Ritter of overviews of the first two workshops.
Welcome New CRCA Members
CRCA would like to welcome our new members since May 2019: