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NRCA - Stories of an Extraordinary Industry Podcast Playlist

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Presented by NRCA, the Stories of an Extraordinary Industry podcast is meant to enlighten, educate and inspire. From the roof system installers to the manufacturers and everyone in between, the roofing industry is made up of incredibly talented people. This is where we tell their stories.

Like what you hear and want to become a sponsor? Contact NRCA’s Kristina Damjanoska at (847) 493-7554 or kdamjanoska@nrca.net.


Season 2

Roofing DFW

September 30, 2021

What does it take to install a roof on one of the world’s busiest airports? Learn from someone who spent decades dodging airplanes.

Sponsored by TRAC - Training for Roof Application Careers


Celebrating 25 Years of the Roofing Alliance 

September 9, 2021

A group of roofers recognized industrywide problems and said: “It’s time to put up or shut up.” Learn how they accomplished big things by turning their dreams into reality.

Sponsored by NRCA ProCertification®


Roofers United (Rebroadcast)

August 12, 2021

We look back at a time when the roofing industry rallied together in the face of tragedy and showed the world this country can be united.

Sponsored by the Roofing Alliance


A Company Failure Alters Roofing History (Rebroadcast)

July 29, 2021

General Roofing Services was one of the first roofing roll-ups in the U.S., and it collapsed. Where did it go wrong, and how did it change the roofing industry? This story is a profound lesson about a type of investment rarely discussed because few have the courage to do it.

Sponsored by FiberTite Roof Systems


Sweet Josephine Lilly

July 14, 2021

A 4-year-old girl from Jamaica inspires a homeless roofer to go after his dream job. When tragedy strikes, will the roofer turn it into triumph?

Sponsored by the NRCA Health Care Program


Two Simple Words

June 16, 2021

How does a community of roofing industry competitors create friendly competition? With two simple words.

Sponsored by NRCA's Qualified Trainer Conference


Season 1

A Look Back: What We Learned

January 7, 2021

NRCA CEO Reid Ribble recaps Season 1 of “Stories of an Extraordinary Industry,” including what he learned, what surprised him and behind-the-scenes stories.

Sponsored by Tecta America


Roofers United (Revised)

December 17, 2020

We look back at a time when the roofing industry rallied together in the face of tragedy and showed the world this country can be united.

Sponsored by the Roofing Alliance 


BONUS: No Roofer Left Behind

December 2, 2020

This episode is a continuation of the “No Roofer Left Behind” episode, offering tips for supporting someone struggling with mental health issues and substance abuse.

Sponsored by the NRCA Health Care Program 


No Roofer Left Behind

November 12, 2020

They survived a car crash, the death of their parents and substance abuse. The Dunlap brothers from Wapakoneta, Ohio, want you to know the roofing industry will not leave you behind.

Sponsored by the NRCA Health Care Program


10 Keys to Keeping Your Workers

October 8, 2020

How many superintendents in the U.S. have been working at the same roofing company for 49 years? Learn how Graham Roofing, West Point, Miss., ensures its talented employees stay.

Sponsored by the NRCA Health Care Program 


Roofing "Jerry’s World"

September 17, 2020

Football is back, so let's head to Arlington, Texas, where a roofing company takes on the challenge of installing a roof on one of the steepest and largest football stadiums in the U.S.

Sponsored by NRCA Health Care Program


Innovation Comes from Unlikely Places

September 3, 2020

NRCA tells the story of a man who had a long and winding journey that led to becoming the president of a $3 billion roofing materials manufacturing company. The story reveals three keys to being at the forefront of innovation and will encourage anyone who is concerned life’s road has too many hairpin turns.

Sponsored by Bitumar


No Room for Hostility

August 20, 2020

We profile a roofing industry leader who handled difficult life circumstances that had the potential to rip her company apart. Learn how she created a company culture that can stand strong when times get tough.

Sponsored by Roofing Alliance


A Company Failure Alters Roofing History

August 6, 2020

General Roofing Services was one of the first roofing roll-ups in the U.S., and it collapsed. Where did it go wrong, and how did it change the roofing industry? This story is a profound lesson about a type of investment rarely discussed because few have the courage to do it.

Sponsored by FiberTite Roof Systems


The Daughter Becomes the Boss

July 9, 2020

Family-run businesses are part of what makes the roofing industry so special. In this episode, NRCA profiles three multigenerational roofing companies. Running a business with your kids can bring moments of pure joy and moments of complete exasperation, and there are lessons to be learned from these three companies.

Sponsored by NRCA ProCertification®


A Roofing Roll-up

June 25, 2020

A group of roofing company owners join forces to make more money. Can they put aside egos and weather storms of recessions? Will they last the hard-fought years of negotiation battles? There is a lot to learn from this story, and it’s more than just making money.

Sponsored by the Roofing Alliance 


Roofing Industry Rallies Around Ambitious Goal

June 11, 2020

A roofer from Southern California could never leave someone with a leaky roof, even if they could not afford to pay. Would his generosity be the downfall of his company or would it unite the roofing industry?

Sponsored by the Roofing Alliance 


House Flipper to Roofing Industry Leader

May 28, 2020

This is the story of a young man’s unusual journey, which—spoiler alert—leads to the start of a roofing company and puts him on the path to becoming NRCA’s chairman of the board. This is the story of Nick Sabino.

Sponsored by Owens Corning 


 



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