NRCA Gold Circle Award
The Durable Slate Company was awarded the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) Gold Circle Award in 2020, 2007, and 2006, with an honorable mentions in 2008 and 2005.
To qualify for the Gold Circle Award, a company must first be nominated by industry peers or community leaders. Once submitted, the NRCA votes and eventually selects the winning project. It is the highest roofing distinction within the United States. The 2020 Gold Circle Award honored Steeple Square, Dubuque, IA, in recognition of our Outstanding Workmanship and Innovative Solutions and is awarded to projects that exceed standard roofing practices.
The 2007 Gold Circle Award for Outstanding Workmanship honored the First Congregational Church, Akron, OH. In the 1970’s, the church’s slate roof had been replaced with asphalt and the decorative copper monitor, valleys, and ridges had been removed. Although the ridges and valleys had been eventually replaced, leaks resulted. We restored their roof’s timeless appearance using Evergreen Slate’s variegated purple slate, a new underlayment, and rebuilt copper valleys, ridges, box-gutter liners and finials.
Our work on First United Methodist Church, Lancaster, OH, was recognized for Outstanding Workmanship, earning us our first Gold Circle Award in 2006. The church had decided to replace their magnificent copper cuppola, a challenging job to be sure, made worse without access to any original plans. In spite of this, we were able to fabricate and install the complex copper structure.
The 2008 Honorable Mention was for All Saints Church, Keokuk, IA, and recognizes outstanding workmanship, especially for particularly challenging projects. Earlier in 2005, we earned an Honorable Mention for the First Christian Church, Springfield, OH, steeple restoration.