National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has announced John Gooding, chairman of the board of GSM Roofing, Ephrata, Pa., as the 69th recipient of its annual
J.A. Piper Award. The award was presented at the association’s 129th Annual Convention held Feb. 17-19 in Orlando. The J.A. Piper award is the industry’s most prestigious honor, recognizing roofing professionals who have devoted constant outstanding service to NRCA and the roofing industry.

Gooding, who served as NRCA’s chairman of the board in 2003-04, currently serves on the association’s National Roofing Council.

Prior to serving as NRCA chairman of the board, Gooding served as NRCA chairman of the board-elect from 2002-03; vice president from 1997-99; and director from 1989-92; 1994-96 and 1999-2002. In addition, he has served on many committees, including serving as chairman of the Affiliate Relations, Budget and Finance, Health and Safety, PAC Advisory and Strategic Planning Committees as well as the Insurance Advisory Board and the Insurance Board of Governors.

GSM Roofing also is a member of The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress.

“He had roofing in his blood,” says fellow former NRCA chairman of the board and 2015 J.A. Piper Award Don McCrory, president of Kiker Corp., Mobile, Ala. “He’s transformed the business his father started into one of the largest and most successful roofing companies today.”

First presented in 1948, the J.A. Piper Award is named for former NRCA Chairman of the board Joseph A. Piper, whose extraordinary efforts kept the association alive during the Great Depression.