North East Roofing Educational Foundation

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 or their families 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 in furthering 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.

The NEREF Trustees met to approve the recipients of the annual NEREF scholarships. The trustees are pleased to announce the following awards:

  • The recipient of the Robert W. Therrien Sr., Scholarship is Isabella Crotta of Northford, Connecticut. Isabella will be entering her sophomore year at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
  • The recipient of the Robert W. and Beverly G. Therrien Sr., Scholarship is Kevin Ballentine of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Kevin will be entering his senior year at Grove City College, in Grove City, Pennsylvania.
  • The recipient of the 21st Robert F. and Marion R. Shea Jr., Memorial Scholarship is Gabrielle Daley of Springfield, Massachusetts. Gabrielle will be entering her freshman year at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • The recipient of the 19th James A. McBrady Sr. Memorial Scholarship is Matthew Murphy of Reading, Massachusetts. Matthew will be entering his senior year at the University of Massachusetts, in Lowell, Massachusetts.
  • The recipient of the 18th Firestone Platinum Scholarship is Lucy Norton of Leominster, Massachusetts. Lucy will be entering her freshman year at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island.
  • The recipient of the 17th Logie Family Trust Scholarship is Amanda Correlli of Abingdon, Maryland. Amanda will be entering her junior year at the Towson University in Towson, Maryland.
  • The recipient of the 16th North/East Roofing Contractors Association (NERCA) Scholarship is Katelyn Huey of Reading, Pennsylvania. Katelyn will be entering her sophomore year at Lebanon Valley College in Anville, Pennsylvania.
  • The recipient of the 14th Eastern Architectural Representatives Scholarship is Gabrielle Santos of North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Gabrielle will be entering her freshman year at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island.
  • The recipient of the 10th Lincoln R. McKie Memorial Scholarship is Margaret Norton of Leominster, Massachusetts. Margaret will be entering her sophomore year at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
  • The recipient of the 8th Thomas S. Gunning Scholarship is Cole Snavely of Lititz, Pennsylvania. Cole will be entering his junior year at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
  • The recipient of the 6th James McAdam Scholarship is Brice Tolan of Abington, Massachusetts Brice will be entering his sophomore year at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.
  • The recipient of the 2nd North East Roofing Educational Foundation (NEREF) is Lauren Harris of Holtsville, New York. Lauren will be entering her senior year at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
  • The recipient of the 1st Angelo A. Gentile Sr. Scholarship is Trinity Reilly of Warwick, Rhode Island. Trinity will be entering her freshman year at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island.
  • The recipient of the 1st Richard N. Jenkins Family Trust Scholarship is Hailey Correlli of Abingdon, Maryland. Hailey will be entering her freshman year at the Hartford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland.
Board of Trustees

Chairman
James MacKimm
Beacon Sales Company
Peabody, Massachusetts

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

Treasurer
Skip Gentile Jr.
SRC Inc.
Quincy, Massachusetts

Trustees

Thomas J. Gunning
Milton, 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

Mark Puleo
Eastern Architectural Reps
Woburn, Massachusetts

Christopher Sears
John F. Shea Co., Inc.
Mattapan, Massachusetts

Robert W. Therrien Jr.
The Melanson Co., Inc., a TECTA America Company LLC
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, Nashville, Tennessee
McKie Family, Lincoln Equipment Associates Inc., West Medford, Massachusetts
Robert W. Therrien Jr., The Melanson Company, A Tecta America Company, LLC Keene, New Hampshire
Stephen P McBrady, SMR Inc, Portland, Maine
Angelo Gentile, SRC Roofing Inc, Quincy, Massachusetts

Titanium

Steve Field, Heritage Wholesalers, Malden, Massachusetts
Robert W. Therrien Jr., The Melanson Company, A Tecta America Company, LLC Keene, New Hampshire
Christopher Sears, John F. Shea Co., Inc., Avon. 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
Richard Jenkins, Weston, 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, Peabody, 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., LLC, 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