In 1969, several farsighted individuals began discussion regarding formation of a statewide group to fulfill the needs and unite contractors in the roofing industry in Arizona. Representatives from the Central Arizona Roofing Contractors Association and the Tucson Roofing Contractors Association joined together to form the Arizona Roofing Contractors Association, a non-profit trade association that has been serving the roofing industry in Arizona ever since.
The President of the Central Arizona Roofing Contractors Association, Robert Wardle from Asbestos Engineering Company in Phoenix, and the President of the Tucson Roofing Contractors Association, Wayne Vose from Johnson-Vose, Inc. in Tucson, were the main originators with many other individuals assisting. Both of these gentlemen went on to serve as Present of the Arizona Roofing Contractors Association. Vose served a total of four terms and has been honored as a Life Member of the organization, one of only nine ever awarded. Wardle passed away some time ago.
ARCA, as we are also known, has grown to become one of the largest subcontractor trade associations in Arizona, with over 250 members throughout the state. We are involved in all facets of the roofing industry, assisting our members and working to protect the integrity of the roofing industry.
Membership benefits for ARCA members are second to none. More than 125 of our members subscribe to the ARCA/SCF Arizona Association Safety Plan, where members receive a minimum of 10% deviation on their base premiums and are eligible for bonus money over and above their worker’s compensation insurance dividend checks. Our ARCA members’s bonus has averaged over 40% for the past 29 years and has resulted in our members earning over $8 million dollars in bonus money alone.
ARCA staff represents the roofing industry statewide and ARCA members at the Registrar of Contractor’s office, the Arizona State Contractors Coalition, the Arizona legislature and many other state, federal and city agencies. We have 18 active committees working to help protect and improve the roofing industry as well as ensure our members’ success.
The success our association has achieved over the years is attributable to many hard-working people representing all facets of the roofing industry, but none more than those that worked and sacrificed in the beginning to form the Arizona Roofing Contractors Association. We owe a debt of gratitude to all of those that came before us and laid the foundation for our success. We also owe a debt of gratitude to the hundreds of ARCA member volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure the success of all of our programs, both charitable and internal. It would be an impossible task to maintain the 18 committees without their assistance and dedication.