NRCA named former NRCA President Don McCrory, president of Kiker Corp., Mobile, Ala., recipient of its 68th annual J.A. Piper Award at the association's 128th Annual Convention held Feb. 22-26 in New Orleans. Presented each year at NRCA's convention, the J.A. Piper Award, the roofing industry's most prestigious honor, recognizes roofing professionals who have devoted constant, outstanding service to the association and roofing industry.
In addition to serving as NRCA's president in 2002-03, McCrory served as NRCA senior vice president from 2001-02; vice president from 1999-2002; on NRCA's Executive Committee during 1990-91, 1996-98 and 1999-2000; and as a director from 1986-89 and 1991-94. He has been a member of many committees, serving as chairman of the Environmental Task Force and the International Relations Committee, Roofing Awareness Program Task Force, Industry Advisory Board, Budget and Finance Committee, Exhibitor Advisory Committee, Convention Committee, National Roofing Service Corporation, Nominating Committee and PAC Advisory Committee. He currently serves on NRCA's National Roofing Council.
McCrory also helped develop ROOFPAC, NRCA's political action committee, and NRCA's Washington, D.C., office.
Kiker Corp. is a member of The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress.
"In the mid-1970s, he decided to start his own business and the rest, as they say, is history," said fellow former NRCA President and 2014 J.A. Piper Award winner Rob Therrien, president of The Melanson Co. Inc., Keene, N.H., as he presented the award. "The company has become one of the most respected in its part of the country."
"I have served with such a great group of people who have been mentors and best friends to me," McCrory said as he accepted the award. "I am so honored and humbled to receive this award. It's the best honor I've had in my life, other than my faith."
First presented in 1948, the J.A. Piper Award is named for former NRCA President Joseph A. Piper, whose extraordinary efforts kept the association alive during the Great Depression.