NEREF

History

In 1999, the North East Roofing Educational Foundation was formed as a not-for-profit corporation. NEREF provides financial assistance for employees or immediate family, of our roofing contractors. These scholarships are for roofers seeking post-secondary education in college or vocational programs.

This spring, NEREF was able to provide fourteen scholarships to members of the roofing industry to assist those who might not have otherwise been able to further their education. Through the generosity of several foundation members and contractors, all fourteen scholarships were completely funded. However, even with their generosity, the Foundation was forced to turn away more than forty deserving applicants. Our goal is to be able to provide additional scholarships to deserving individuals from the roofing industry in the years to come.

2017 Scholarship Application

 

On June 11, 2016 the NEREF Trustees met to approve the recipients of the annual NEREF scholarships.  The trustees are pleased to announce the following 2016 awards:

  • The recipient of the Robert W. Therrien Sr., Scholarship was Andrew Hunt of Wilbraham, Massachusetts. Andrew will be entering his junior year at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
  • The recipient of the Robert W. and Beverly G. Therrien Sr., Scholarship is Drew Cazeault of Osterville, Massachusetts. Drew will be entering his freshman year at Coastal Carolina University, in Conway, South Carolina.
  • The recipient of the 17th Robert F. and Marion R. Shea Jr., Memorial Scholarship was Lucas Svedine of Raynham, Massachusetts. Lucas will be entering his junior year at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
  • The recipient of the 17th Harry J. Langburd Memorial Scholarship was Alexander Kaubris of Westfield, Massachusetts. Alexander will be entering his sophomore year at University of Massachusetts Amherst in Amherst, Massachusetts.
  • The recipient of the 15th James A. McBrady Sr. Memorial Scholarship was Taliesin Amero of Windham, Maine. This September, Taliesin will enter her junior year at University of Maine in Augusta, Maine.
  • The recipient of the 14th Firestone Platinum Scholarship was Christian Bean of Middleboro, Massachusetts. This September, Christian will be entering his senior year at ITT Technical Institute in Norwood, Massachusetts.
  • The recipient of the 13th Logie Family Trust Scholarship was Alexandra Caselli of Woodbury Connecticut. Alexandra will be entering her sophomore year at Lincoln College of New England in Southington, Connecticut.
  • The recipient of the 12th Michael and Judy Meyer Family Scholarship was Joseph Castellucia of Wall, New Jersey. Joseph will be entering his freshman year at University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • The recipient of the 12th North/East Roofing Contractors Association (NERCA) Scholarship was Vincent Maimone of Hammonton, New Jersey. This September, Vincent will be entering his freshman year at La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • The recipient of the 10th Eastern Architectural Representatives Scholarship is Connor Ostrander of Longmeadow, Massachusetts. This September, Connor will be entering his sophomore year at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
  • The recipient of the 6th Lincoln R. McKie Memorial Scholarship is Tymothy Regnier of Agawam Massachusetts. This September, Tymothy will be entering his freshman year at Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • The recipient of the 4th Thomas S. Gunning Scholarship is Samantha Mays. of West Milford, New Jersey. This September, Samantha will be entering her junior year at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.
  • The recipient of the 2nd James McAdam Scholarship is Abigail Caselli of Woodbury, Connecticut.  This September, Abigail will be entering her senior year at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Connecticut.
Board of Trustees

Chairman
James MacKimm
Beacon Sales Company
Somerville, Massachusetts

Vice Chairman
Stephen P. McBrady
SMR Inc.
Portland, Maine

Treasurer
Skip Gentile Jr.
SRC Inc.
Quincy, Massachusetts

Trustees

Paul C. Cappello
Boxford, Massachusetts

Richard N. Jenkins
Weston, Massachusetts

James D. McAdam
FJ Dahill Co. Inc.
New Haven, Connecticut

Michael K. Meyer
Canopy Roofing Systems
Briarcliff Manor, New York

Robert W. Therrien Jr.
The Melanson Co., Inc.
Keene, New Hampshire

NEREF Foundation Friends Program

The trustees are extremely grateful for these donations and are hopeful for the future of this program. For further information on the Foundation Friends Program please contact Patsy Sweeney at the association office at 781/849-0555.

Scholarship

Andrew Logie, Beacon Sales Company, Somerville, Massachusetts
Dan Chalifour, Eastern Architectural Representatives, Woburn, Massachusetts
Mike Vall, Firestone Building Products Inc, Carmel, Indiana
McKie Family, Lincoln Equipment Associates Inc., West Medford, Massachusetts
Robert W. Therrien Jr., The Melanson Company Inc., Keene, New Hampshire
Stephen P McBrady, SMR Inc, Portland, Maine

Titanium

Steve Field, Heritage Wholesalers, Malden, Massachusetts
Robert W. Therrien Jr., The Melanson Company Inc., Keene, New Hampshire
Christopher Sears, John F. Shea Co., Inc., Mattapan. Massachusetts

Diamond

Michael K. Meyer, Canopy Roofing Systems, Briarcliff Manor, New York
James D. McAdam, F.J. Dahill Company Inc., New Haven, Connecticut

Platinum

Brad Segal, Bradco Supply Corp, Avenel, New Jersey
Norman Elvin, G&E Roofing Corporation, Augusta, Maine
James McDermott, GAF Materials Corporation, Sweedesboro, New Jersey
Brian C. Hurley, Hurley Construction & Roofing Co., Inc., Malden, Massachusetts

Gold

Charles Hallenbeck, Soprema, Inc. – East Region, Wadsworth, Ohio
Gary Wolfe, Wolfe Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., Reading, Pennsylvania

Silver

James MacKimm, Beacon Sales Company, Somerville, Massachusetts
Ray Gorman, Gorman Roofing Inc, Cumberland, Rhode Island
Thomas J. Gunning, North/East Roofing Contractors Association, Braintree, Massachusetts
Anne Hassin, OMG Roofing Products, Agawam, Massachusetts
Angelo Gentile Jr., SRC Roofing Inc., Quincy, Massachusetts

Bronze

Michael Ambrose, MJ Ambrose Enterprises Inc, Dedham, Massachusetts
Paul T. Cappello, C&C Cornice Co. Inc., Newton, Massachusetts
Clark Chase IV, Constructions Collaborative Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts
Charles Gorman, CMG Roofing Co., LLL, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Doug Klein, H. Klein & Sons Inc., Mineola, New York
Robert Marshall, Marshall Roofing & Sheet Metal Co., Inc., Peabody, Massachusetts

Copper

Norman Elvin, G&E Roofing Corporation, Augusta, Maine
Todd Rotti, NorthStar Construction Services Corporation, Shirley, Massachusetts
Robert Dunn, R&S Construction Services Inc., Middlebury, Connecticut
Gary Wolfe, Wolfe Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., Reading, Pennsylvania