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 10, 2017 the NEREF Trustees met to approve the recipients of the annual NEREF scholarships.  The trustees are pleased to announce the following 2017 awards:

  • The recipient of the Robert W. Therrien Sr., Scholarship was Andrew Hunt of Wilbraham, Massachusetts. Andrew will be entering his senior year at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
  • The recipient of the Robert W. and Beverly G. Therrien Sr., Scholarship is Brenda Hernandez of East Boston, Massachusetts. Brenda will be entering her freshman year at College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Massachusetts.
  • The recipient of the 18th Robert F. and Marion R. Shea Jr., Memorial Scholarship was Jashan Chopra of Mashpee, Massachusetts. Jashan will be entering his freshman year at University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.
  • The recipient of the 18th Harry J. Langburd Memorial Scholarship was Meghan Chavis of Winthrop, Massachusetts. Meghan will be entering her freshman year at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina.
  • The recipient of the 16th James A. McBrady Sr. Memorial Scholarship was Samantha Mays of West Milford, New Jersey. This September, Samantha will enter her senior year at Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, Connecticut.
  • The recipient of the 15th Firestone Platinum Scholarship was Paige Rodrigues of North Andover, Massachusetts. This September, Paige will be entering her senior year at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.
  • The recipient of the 14th Logie Family Trust Scholarship was Jillian Schmitz of Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania. Jillian will be entering her freshman year at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • The recipient of the 13th Michael and Judy Meyer Family Scholarship was Kevin Ballentine of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Kevin will be entering his freshman year at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania.
  • The recipient of the 13th North/East Roofing Contractors Association (NERCA) Scholarship in Memory of Donald Swansburg Jr. was Brendan Ross of Holbrook, Massachusetts. This September, Brendan will be entering his freshman year at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • The recipient of the 11th Eastern Architectural Representatives Scholarship is Joseph Castellucia of Wall, New Jersey. This September, Joseph will be entering his sophomore year at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • The recipient of the 7th Lincoln R. McKie Memorial Scholarship is Ashley Frank of Somerset, Massachusetts. This September, Ashley will be entering her freshman year at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • The recipient of the 5th Thomas S. Gunning Scholarship is Vincent Maimone. of Hammonton, New Jersey. This September, Vincent will be entering his sophomore year at La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • The recipient of the 3rd James McAdam Scholarship is Paxton Fetterman of Apollo, Pennsylvania. This September, Paxton will be entering her freshman year at Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.
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

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

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