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 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.

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 freshman year at the Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
  • The recipient of the Robert W. and Beverly G. Therrien Sr., Scholarship is Amy Piccolo of Walpole, Massachusetts. Amy will be entering her senior year at Northeastern University, in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • The recipient of the 20th Robert F. and Marion R. Shea Jr., Memorial Scholarship is Ashley Frank of Somerset, Massachusetts. Ashley will be entering her junior year at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • The recipient of the 18th James A. McBrady Sr. Memorial Scholarship is Lauren Schenker of Portland, Maine. Lauren will be entering her sophomore year at the University of Oregon, in Eugene, Oregon.
  • The recipient of the 17th Firestone Platinum Scholarship is Aimee Dupont of New Salem, Massachusetts. Bridget will be entering her freshman year at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
  • The recipient of the 16th Logie Family Trust Scholarship is Margaret Norton of Leominster, Massachusetts. Margaret will be entering her freshman year at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
  • The recipient of the 15th Michael and Judy Meyer Family Scholarship is Joseph Castellucia of Wall, New Jersey. Joseph will be entering his senior year at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • The recipient of the 15th North/East Roofing Contractors Association (NERCA) Scholarship is Paxton Fetterman of Apollo, Pennsylvania. Paxton will be entering her junior year at Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.
  • The recipient of the 13th Eastern Architectural Representatives Scholarship is Megan Cazeault of Osterville, Massachusetts. Megan will be entering her freshman year at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • The recipient of the 9th Lincoln R. McKie Memorial Scholarship is James Lane of Sterling, Massachusetts. James will be entering his junior year at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont.
  • The recipient of the 7th Thomas S. Gunning Scholarship is Vincent Maimone of Hammonton, New Jersey. Vincent will be entering his senior year at La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • The recipient of the 5th James McAdam Scholarship is Brice Tolan of Abington, Massachusetts Brice will be entering his freshman year at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.
  • The recipient of the 1st North East Roofing Educational Foundation (NEREF) is Nicolas Mays of West Milford, New Jersey. Nicolas will be entering his senior year at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Board of Trustees

Chairman
James MacKimm
Beacon
Peabody, 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

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.
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., 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