What is Corporate Social Responbility?
Charitable Giving & Service, Ethical Business Practices & Economic Responsibility…..
Investing in Industry and Society
CSR is a broad concept of corporate citizenship where companies conduct business ethically, encompassing a sensitivity towards social, cultural, economical and environmental issues. Policies implemented promote well-being and, at the same time, lessen negative impacts in society. Four main areas in CSR, include charitable giving & service, ethical business practices, economic responsibility and environmental sensitivity.
King of Texas believes in contributing significantly to not only industry, but also to marketplace, society, future generations and the environment. Namely, we closely collaborate with NRCA, and share common initiatives and areas of focus; such as CSR, advocacy, professionalism, education and certification, and research.
Educate, Advocate, Contribute to Future Generations
The Roofing Alliance is proud to announce Texas A&M University as the winning school. Celebrating its sixth year, the student construction competition had eight schools participate at the competition at the 2020 International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Dallas. Although it was the first time the university has presented in the competition, the team won first place. Team members included Tyler Stivers (team captain), Austin Davis (alternate), Erbey Hernandez, Collin Rosser and Kyler Hardison. Mark Standifer (King of Texas) served as the team’s mentor. Congratulations, Outstanding job TAMU team and Mark Standifer!
Education and Certification
King of Texas strongly supports and implements NRCA’s initiatives an certification through education and training. Through a series of assessments, NRCA certifies workers who have met all the requirements for each type of roof system installation allowing them to earn professional credentials. King of Texas’ experienced workers have demonstrated substantial roofing skills and knowledge an have been certified by NRCA in specific roof system installations.
Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) Visits KOT
Advocacy, Economic Legislation & Business Investment
Rep. Marc Veasey met with King of Texas Senior Managing Consultant, Nelson Braddy Jr. and CEO Kelly Van Winkle. In order to gain an understanding of the company’s overall operation, Representative Veasey visited the KOT main office, toured the metal fabrication facility, and discussed various topics such as, current marketplace workforce shortages, workforce training, immigration reform, and ways King of Texas could support business investment and economic related legislation.
Industry Legislation, Advocacy
For the past three years, KOT employees joined hundreds of fellow roofing professionals to meet with members of Congress and discuss federal issues of importance to the roofing industry. It is crucial the unified industry speaks with one voice.
The advocacy issues for Roofing Day in D.C. 2020 will focus on legislative initiatives that unite the entire roofing industry. These issues have been selected with input from the Roofing Day Advisory Task Force, which consists of NRCA members and representatives from affiliated roofing industry organizations and associations and Roofing Day in D.C. 2020 sponsors.
It is crucial members of Congress see you and hear about the critical issues facing your company and the roofing industry. Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference for your business and our industry!
Education, Community, Advocacy
King of Texas is closely affiliated with the Dallas NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction). Their purpose is to strengthen & amplify the success of women in the construction industry. As a women-focused organization, it offers courageous leadership opportunities, education, community and advocacy for women. Kelly Van Winkle, CEO of King of Texas, has served as Chairman, Professional Development & Educational Chair and Debbie Parker (HR Director at King of Texas), is currently President, formerly Vice President and has served on the Board of Directors.
During WIC Week,. Industry leaders participated in Lunch & Learn festivities. King of Texas hosted a presentation which featured “Fall Protection” for women.
Advocacy, Safety, Integrity, Hard Work and Quality
The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is one of the construction industry’s most respected trade associations and the voice of roofing professionals and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy. King of Texas employees have supported the NRCA in various capacities, such as board members, presidents, and vice presidents. The NRCA establishes and participates in coalitions and industry groups to integrate lobbying activities, identify areas of mutual concern and advance the roofing industry’s policy agenda. Currently, NRCA is involved in the following organizations:
Coalition for a Democratic Workplace
Coalition for Workplace Safety
Essential Worker Immigration Coalition
Family Business Estate Tax Coalition
High Performance Building Coalition
Immigration Works USA
Labor Relations Committee, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Parity for Main Street Employers
Stop the Health Insurance Tax Coalition
Proactive Environmental Initiative, Research
King of Texas responded to the call to action to be environmentally friendly. Historically, the roofing industry as a whole has utilized products which emitted harmful pollutants, or VOC (volatile organic compounds) into the atmosphere. At this year’s Johns Manville Executive Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs, Nelson Braddy discussed current and future industry key issues and how JM partners assist in fulfilling these issues. Two significant ways King of Texas Roofing Company, LP has responded to a call to action through the use of self-adhered product having low VOC emissions, and recycling roofing tear-off materials whenever possible.
Education, Training, and Making a Difference
Since 1968, the AT&T Byron Nelson Golf tournament has raised over $160 million for the Momentous institute, powered by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas. The Momentous Institute is a Dallas-based nonprofit organization which has partnered with students and parents to bring positive results in social-emotional health and strong academics in children since 1920. As a member of the Board of Directors, Nelson Braddy Jr., along with the King Of Texas roofing crew, supported the Momentus Institute, having installed TPO roofing material over much of the 64,000 sq. ft. on their Oak Cliff Campus. King of Texas also donated labor, which included a crew of eight, a foreman and superintendent.
Professionalism, Certification, Charitable Programs, Education
The Roofing Alliance was established within the National Roofing Foundation in 1996 to promote the advancement through research, education, technology and charitable programs. An endowment fund was created to serve as a resource for the roofing industry and its customers. The Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program offers two scholarship opportunities. Both scholarships are available to employees of NRCA contractor and supplier members.
The Accredited Post-Secondary Institution Scholarship
The Reid and Deana Ribble/Career Technical Education Scholarship
Senior Level Executives of King of Texas Roofing Company, LP, donated $100,000, in support the Roofing Alliance in the advancement of roofing through research, education, technology and philanthropic programs.
Crossroads Interfaith Housing Receives a New Roof
Charitable Giving & Service, Education
Crossroads Interfaith Housing is a non profit organization which provides long term transitional housing for homeless families. Ten apartments are available for families. Clients contribute to a savings plan when they begin working and are offered survival skills training associated with employment, budgeting, and living skills. Assistance is provided for medical needs, clothing, transportation, and counseling. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own.
King of Texas Roofing Company provided shingle roofing, paint and maintenance for temporary living facilities.
Education, Advocacy, Committed to Excellence
King of Texas is a member of the CIAC, which was established in 1946. Texas A&M University Department of Construction Science has led the way in excellence of construction higher education. With approximately 1,050 undergraduate and 40 graduate students, Texas A&M University Department of Construction Science continues to lead the way as one of finest programs of construction higher education in the nation.
This program integrates principles of architecture, technology, engineering, business and project management, preparing students to effectively manage the total construction process. Specialized course work is taught in a variety of areas, including building systems, materials and methods of construction, scheduling, cost estimating, structures, construction management, law, business/labor relations
This interdisciplinary approach provides the student with the best possible exposure to the various tools needed to become a construction industry leader.
Project Manager Mark Standifer is on the Curriculum Committee.
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