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Jude Laperouse is 1st Recipient of NRCA's John Bradford Volunteer Award

NRCA Jude Laperouse is First Recipient of NRCA's John Bradford Volunteer Award
Award is named after John Bradford, who served as NRCA’s president from 1982-83 and was a past president of the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association.

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) announced John Laperouse, former president of Edward J. Laperouse Metal Works Inc. (Houma, Louisiana) is the first recipient of the John Bradford Volunteer Award. The award was presented at NRCA’s 135th Annual Convention held Jan. 30-Feb. 3 in New Orleans. 

The John Bradford Volunteer Award is a new award developed by NRCA’s Awards Committee to be presented to an individual in the roofing industry who has consistently demonstrated outstanding acts of volunteerism. 

Laperouse started volunteering his time with NRCA more than 30 years ago. In 1988, he was elected to NRCA’s board of directors and served three terms. In 1991, he was elected to the Executive Committee and served as a vice president until 1993. He also served on numerous NRCA committees, including the Affiliate Relations Committee, Building Codes Education Operating Committee and Manual Update Committee. 

Laperouse’s volunteerism extended beyond NRCA. He served as president of the Rotary Club of Houma from 1982-83 and was named Outstanding Rotarian of the Year in 1986, as well as The Courier’s Most Useful Citizen in 1987. He spent his career managing Edward J. Laperouse Metal Works, a roofing company started by his father, and retired in 2016. 

The John Bradford Volunteer Award is named after John Bradford, who served as NRCA’s president from 1982-83 and was a past president of the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association. He was instrumental in the development of the Montana Roofing Contractors Association, served on many boards during his roofing career and enjoyed civic involvements. 

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