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.

 

On June 23, 2018 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 Joseph Castellucia of Wall, New Jersey. Joseph will be entering his junior year at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • The recipient of the Robert W. and Beverly G. Therrien Sr., Scholarship is Amy Piccolo of Walpole, Massachusetts. Amy will be entering her junior year at Northeastern University, in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • The recipient of the 19thRobert F. and Marion R. Shea Jr., Memorial Scholarship is Christian Bean of Middleboro, Massachusetts. Christian will be entering his junior year at New England Institute of Technology in Greenwich, Connecticut.
  • The recipient of the 19thHarry J. Langburd Memorial Scholarship is Connor Ostrander of Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Connor will be entering his senior year at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
  • The recipient of the 17th James A. McBrady Sr. Memorial Scholarship is Lauren Schenker of Freeport, Maine. This past May Lauren entered her freshman year at the University of Oregon, in Eugene, Oregon.
  • The recipient of the 16th Firestone Platinum Scholarship is Bridget Flynn of Quincy, Massachusetts. Bridget will be entering her freshman year at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine.
  • The recipient of the 15th Logie Family Trust Scholarship is Paxton Fetterman of Apollo, Pennsylvania. Paxton will be entering her sophomore year at Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.
  • The recipient of the 14th Michael and Judy Meyer Family Scholarship is Lauren Harris of Holtsville, New York. Lauren will be entering her sophomore year at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
  • The recipient of the 14th North/East Roofing Contractors Association (NERCA) Scholarship is Gabrielle Morgan of Morganville, New Jersey. Gabrielle will be entering her freshman year at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware.
  • The recipient of the 12th Eastern Architectural Representatives Scholarship is Jason Bean of Middleboro, Massachusetts. Jason will be entering his sophomore year at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • The recipient of the 8th Lincoln R. McKie Memorial Scholarship is James Lane of Sterling, Massachusetts. James will be entering his sophomore year at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont.
  • The recipient of the 6th Thomas S. Gunning Scholarship is Vincent Maimone of Hammonton, New Jersey. Vincent will be entering his junior year at La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • The recipient of the 4th James McAdam Scholarship is Madison Washock of Rensselaer, New York. Madison will be entering her freshman year at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York.
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

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

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