Recognized Standard of Excellence - All Association members are vetted by the Board of Directors before they can join the organization. VARP membership conveys professionalism.
Professional Development (Mentoring) - Opportunities to exchange ideas and information through networking at meetings and conferences with a diverse group of members.
Professional Business Resources – Clearinghouse of associated professional business services, including insurance contacts (liability, workers comp, health), financial planners and attorneys.
World Wide Web Presence - Members are immediately listed on the Association’s site and can be linked for greater visibility (. Consumers, general contractors, architects and consultants often call the Association for a list of members in a certain area. As an Association member, you are eligible to be on the lists that are requested.
Annual Membership Directory - The Association’s Member Directory of all members in good standing, available on-line.
Value Added Health Insurance Benefits from Optima Health - Members who have between 2 and 99 employees are eligible for value-added benefits from Optima Health for your employees and their families. Click here for more information.
Newsletter - NewsLeaks highlights members and their companies, introduces new members, and alerts readers to industry changes and new products.
Professional Staff - A full-time staff headquartered in Richmond, distributing information regarding upcoming events, industry sensitive changes, legislative action, and coordination of the work assigned by the Board of Directors to carry out the Association’s business.
Representation - A single, strong voice at the state level seeking more favorable laws and regulations for those in the roofing profession.
Education & Training
Technical Training and Education - Programs tailored to meet the current needs of the membership.
· Safety programs including Fall Protection and Torch Safety classes.
· AIA accredited technical training classes.
· Roofing Apprenticeship Program - The Association administers the only statewide Roofing Apprenticeship Program. After successful completion of the two-year program, apprentices receive a Journeyman Roofer Certificate from the Department of Labor & Industry, recognized throughout the United States.
Annual Summer Convention - The Annual Summer Convention allows members and guests to enjoy a family-oriented convention each Summer. Attendees have the opportunity to exchange ideas and information through networking, socializing with old and new friends and enjoying the many recreational activities and social events with their families...
Spring Seminar Showcase - The Association’s Spring Seminar Showcase offers expert speakers on "hot topics" in the industry. The exhibit hall features table top displays providing both contractors and suppliers an opportunity to expand their networks and capitalize on new business opportunities...
Regional Events - Regional networking events, including informal happy hours and ‘lunch and learn’ programs, provide opportunities for members to network and socialize with their fellow roofing professionals. Event sponsors
allow us to provide complimentary drinks and appetizers to attendees...