Sharon Keppler, Vice President of Evergreen Roofing, Inc., White City, OR was elected President of Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA) during the annual Western
Roofing Expo held at The Paris in Las Vegas, June 4-5.Sharon has been on the WSRCA Board of Directors since 2000 and was the Senior Vice President and Convention Chairperson for the
This years convention floor was sold out, and had over 2,800 attendees. In addition to the
trade show, the Western Roofing Expo had several educational seminars and an annual
luncheon which featured keynote speaker Frank Abagnale, a security expert on whose book Steven Spielberg based the movie "Catch Me If You Can".
Additionally, through the Davis Memorial Foundation, WSRCA awarded $10,000 in scholarships for students furthering their education in college or trade schools. WSRCA provides education specific to the western states for the roofing industry, a liaison between manufacturers and contractors, a means for industry problem identification and resolution,
and promotes the highest industry standards in the West.
During her term of office, Sharon Keppler plans to increase membership in WSRCA, and is working with manufacturers to help determine the volume of asphalt shingles a community such as Medford will generate in waste (due to reroofs and waste during installation of new roofs) during a one year period. She believes this information will help companies involved in asphalt paving to determine the feasibility of recycling used asphalt shingles - decreasing our
dependence on foreign oil and reducing waste in our landfills.
Evergreen Roofing, Inc. has been a local licensed roofing contractor for the past 24 years.
Gene and Sharon Keppler have donated many roofs in the Rogue Valley, such as the covered bridge in Eagle Point, the original Children's Advocacy Center, several Habitat for Humanity homes and Providence Festival of Trees playhouses. They have a very strong recycling
program, separating and recycling paper and cardboard products, cans and bottles, wood and metal and hope to add asphalt shingles to this list.