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Roofing Alliance Announces New Governor Member – The Durable Slate Co.

Roofing Alliance members help shape important initiatives that improve the roofing industry. 

(Rosemont, IL) March 28, 2023 - The Roofing Alliance announces its newest Governor Level member, The Durable Slate Co., Columbus, Ohio. 
Gary Howes, COO, The Durable Slate Co., said, “John Chan and I feel very grateful for all the great opportunities and experiences that we have had from our years in the roofing industry.  We both feel that we have a responsibility and moral obligation to give back to this industry so it can continue to create greater opportunities for current and future generations.  We want the roofing industry to be widely recognized and well known as a professional and viable career path for anyone who seeks it.” 
The Roofing Alliance has attracted some of the best and brightest roofing professionals in the industry. Together, they select and provide oversight of programs and funding for progressive research that shapes, improves, and advances the roofing industry in four key areas: education and training, technology, sustainability and philanthropy.  
“Member participation is vital within the Roofing Alliance, and much of the organization’s strength comes from its broad base of supportive contributors,” said Executive Director Alison L. LaValley, CAE. “The roofing industry has a wonderful history of generosity, and for roofing professionals who would like to be involved in giving back and securing the future excellence of the roofing industry, the Roofing Alliance provides the perfect opportunity to collaborate, commit and contribute on multiple levels.” 
For more information about how to get involved and make a commitment to the Roofing Alliance, please contact Alison L. LaValley, CAE at or visit 



About The Durable Slate Co.
Durable Slate was founded in 1986. We specialize in natural slate and clay tile roofing as well as copper roofing. We have stayed true to the traditional installation techniques and tools that have been tried and true for centuries.  We service all types of clients from small residential repairs for as little as a few hundred dollars to large Government and institutional projects that are in the millions. We service the entire United States as well as projects abroad. Learn more at



About the Roofing Alliance
The Roofing Alliance is committed to shaping the industry’s future by funding education, research, scholarships and philanthropic initiatives—all for the purpose of securing the industry’s future excellence. Composed of 188 members representing extraordinary leaders from the contracting, manufacturing, distribution and service provider communities, the Roofing Alliance has committed $14 million to enhance the performance and long-term viability of the industry and allocated more than $5.9 million to fund 53 research, education, technical and philanthropic programs and projects. Serving as the foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), Roofing Alliance members are focused on giving back and supporting high-quality educational programs and ensuring timely and forward-thinking industry responses to major economic and technological issues.  For more information about Roofing Alliance initiatives, visit