Blast from IIBEC’s Past: 1985

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October 1, 2019

Early members sitting around the tableThe Roof Consultants Institute’s (now IIBEC’s) board of directors’ summer workshop was held in Charlotte, NC, in July 1985. Seated from the left: Treasurer Bob Martin, Director Bob Lyons, Regent Herbert Busching, President Dick Canon, Secretary Ben Hales, Second VP Bob Phillips, and Executive Director William Correll.

The biggest thing on the agenda: plans for the association’s first national convention to take place in 1986 in Dallas, TX. William Correll, who had been volunteering for several years as executive director, was finally voted in an hourly compensation at the princely rate of $3.50 per hour. In August, a committee was organized to “test for professional registration of roofing consultants by 1986.” This would become the Registered Roof Consultant program, which as of this writing has approximately 500 registrants. By the end of 1985, the association’s membership had reached 106—double that of the previous year.

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