In recognition of its generosity and service, Advanced Roofing Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has been presented with the ninth annual CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award sponsored by the National Roofing Contractors Association and CNA, one of the largest U.S. commercial property and casualty insurance companies.
The award honors charitable works performed by NRCA contractor members.
Advanced Roofing was honored for its charitable efforts regarding Enterprise Palm Beach Inc., Delray Beach, Fla., for The Bahamas Strong Foundation. The foundation was created after Hurricane Dorian struck the islands in September 2019, causing $3.4 billion in damage and leaving 70,000 people homeless. Advanced Roofing President and CEO Rob Kornahrens coordinated an effort in 2020 to repair 30 homes in the Bahamas and raised more than $500,000.
CNA awarded Advanced Roofing with $7,500 to be presented to Enterprise Palm Beach for The Bahamas Strong Foundation. In addition, NRCA dedicated the proceeds of its Cyber Monday sale in November 2020 to Enterprise Palm Beach for The Bahamas Strong Foundation.
Additionally, second-place winner Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, Irvine, Calif., received $5,000 for supporting the American Red Cross—Southern California Region, San Diego. When 19,000 blood drives in the U.S. were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Antis Roofing & Waterproofing provided sanitized office space at Antis Campus to host a series of blood drives. Since April 2020, Antis Roofing & Waterproofing has hosted 19 blood drives with 491 donors and 449 units of blood collected to help save 1,347 lives.
The third-place winner was Celoseal Roofing Inc., Orange, Calif., for its work with Amp’d on Life, an online community that provides people with limb loss or limb differences resources that allow them to live to their fullest potential. Celoseal Roofing donated $45,000 to Amp’d on Life to launch events and helped with website design, internet service and computer hardware. CNA awarded Celoseal Roofing with $2,500 for its charity.
In addition, Central Roofing Co., Minneapolis, was the winner of the People’s Choice Award, which was selected by public online voting on NRCA’s website. Central Roofing received $1,500 for its work with Fraser.
The awards were presented March 5 during NRCA’s Industry Awards Virtual Ceremony.