What is Corporate Social Responsibility?
Charitable Giving & Service, Ethical Business Practices & Economic Responsibility...
Investing in Industry & Society
CSR is a broad concept of corporate citizenship where companies conduct business ethically, encompassing a sensitivity towards social, cultural, economical and environmental issues. Policies implemented promote well-being and, at the same time, lessen negative impacts in society. Four main areas in CSR, include charitable giving & service, ethical business practices, economic responsibility and environmental sensitivity.
King of Texas believes in contributing significantly to not only industry, but also to marketplace, society, future generations and the environment. Namely, we closely collaborate with NRCA, and share common initiatives and areas of focus; such as CSR, advocacy, professionalism, education and certification, and research.
Texas A & M Wins Student Competition at IRE 2020
Educate, Advocate, Contribute to Future Generation
The Roofing Alliance is proud to announce Texas A&M University as the winning school. Celebrating its sixth year, the student construction competition had eight schools participate at the competition at the 2020 International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Dallas. Although it was the first time the university has presented in the competition, the team won first place. Team members included Tyler Stivers (team captain), Austin Davis (alternate), Erbey Hernandez, Collin Rosser and Kyler Hardison. Mark Standifer (King of Texas) served as the team’s mentor. Congratulations, Outstanding job TAMU team and Mark Standifer!
Pro Certification Initiative
Education and Certification
NRCA – A Message of Hope
King of Texas strongly supports and implements NRCA’s initiatives an certification through education and training. Through a series of assessments, NRCA certifies workers who have met all the requirements for each type of roof system installation allowing them to earn professional credentials. King of Texas’ experienced workers have demonstrated substantial roofing skills and knowledge an have been certified by NRCA in specific roof system installations.
Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) Visits KOT
Advocacy, Economic Legislation & Business Investment
Rep. Marc Veasey met with King of Texas Senior Managing Consultant, Nelson Braddy Jr. and CEO Kelly Van Winkle. In order to gain an understanding of the company’s overall operation, Representative Veasey visited the KOT main office, toured the metal fabrication facility, and discussed various topics such as, current marketplace workforce shortages, workforce training, immigration reform, and ways King of Texas could support business investment and economic related legislation.
Roofing Day in Washingon D.C.
Industry Legislation, Advocacy
For the past three years, KOT employees joined hundreds of fellow roofing professionals to meet with members of Congress and discuss federal issues of importance to the roofing industry. It is crucial the unified industry speaks with one voice.
The advocacy issues for Roofing Day in D.C. 2020 will focus on legislative initiatives that unite the entire roofing industry. These issues have been selected with input from the Roofing Day Advisory Task Force, which consists of NRCA members and representatives from affiliated roofing industry organizations and associations and Roofing Day in D.C. 2020 sponsors.
It is crucial members of Congress see you and hear about the critical issues facing your company and the roofing industry. Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference for your business and our industry!Learn More
Education, Community, Advocacy
King of Texas is closely affiliated with the Dallas NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction). Their purpose is to strengthen & amplify the success of women in the construction industry. As a women-focused organization, it offers courageous leadership opportunities, education, community and advocacy for women. Kelly Van Winkle, CEO of King of Texas, has served as Chairman, Professional Development & Educational Chair and Debbie Parker (HR Director at King of Texas), is currently President, formerly Vice President and has served on the Board of Directors.
During WIC Week,. Industry leaders participated in Lunch & Learn festivities. King of Texas hosted a presentation which featured “Fall Protection” for women.More Info
NRCA - Coalition Involvement
Advocacy, Safety, Integrity, Hard Work and Quality
The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is one of the construction industry’s most respected trade associations and the voice of roofing professionals and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy. King of Texas employees have supported the NRCA in various capacities, such as board members, presidents, and vice presidents. The NRCA establishes and participates in coalitions and industry groups to integrate lobbying activities, identify areas of mutual concern and advance the roofing industry’s policy agenda. Currently, NRCA is involved in the following organizations:
• Coalition for a Democratic Workplace
• Coalition for Workplace Safety
• Essential Worker Immigration Coalition
• Family Business Estate Tax Coalition
• High Performance Building Coalition
• Immigration Works USA
• Labor Relations Committee, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
• Opportunity America
• Parity for Main Street Employers
• S-Corp Coalition
• Stop the Health Insurance Tax Coalition