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Baker Roofing's Will DeGrace Earns Top Industry Recognition

Bookmark and Share Raleigh, N.C. - April 21, 2011 -

Will DeGrace, a building superintendent and project manager for Baker Roofing Co., has received national industry recognition for both innovation and achievement.

DeGrace was named one of 2011’s 10 Most Valuable Player (MVP) award winners by the Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress at the national organization’s annual convention.

The MVPs are awarded to 10 individuals in the roofing industry by region and are based on outstanding on-the-job performance, safety achievement, contributions to team efforts and community and volunteerism service. DeGrace was the only MVP recipient in the Southeastern U.S.

In addition, DeGrace was one of the first individuals to achieve a Certified Solar Roofing ProfessionalsTM (CSRPTM) certification. The recognition from the Roof Integrated Solar Energy (RISE) organization is for those professionals who plan and oversee installation of roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) systems.

DeGrace was among the first team of fewer than 15 individuals nationally to earn the certification which is based on eligibility and a challenging examination. He was one of only three professionals in the Southeast to be certified among this first team.

The certification was created to provide evaluation and certification of solar roofing professionals to support the widespread use of rooftop solar energy.

DeGrace has been with Baker Roofing for nearly three years and is a senior project manager.

For more information about DeGrace and Baker Roofing, contact Ryane Miller at rmiller@bakerroofing.com or 919-828-2975.

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