Cotney is the preeminent global leader in advocacy for the roofing industry.  We serve as General Counsel to the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA), and dozens of other regional, state, and provincial associations.  We are the only North American voting member of the International Federation for the Roofing Trades (IFD).  

Since 1999, our CEO and founder Trent Cotney has dedicated himself to the roofing industry.  Our firm represents more than 1,000 roofing companies and has a strategic relationship with every major manufacturer and supplier.  

John Kenney is the Chief Operating Officer of Cotney and CEO of the consulting group. Prior to joining Cotney, John had 45 years of experience in the construction industry.  He started his career by working as a roofing apprentice at a family business in the Northeast and managed many successful projects in the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania markets before continuing his accomplishments in Florida.  Because of his skill and hard work, he progressed from roofing laborer to foreman, estimator, chief estimator, Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer with his various companies.  As a third-generation roofer, John has worked for multiple Top 100 Roofing Contractors and is intimately familiar with all aspects of roofing production, estimating, and operations.

Cotney has been recognized by the roofing industry for its service and has received the following awards:

  • NRCA Gold Circle Award for Service to the Industry, 2014
  • WSRCA Outstanding Service Award, 2020
  • WCRCA Joe Whatley Lifetime Achievement Award, 2020
  • FRSA Earl Blank “Heart” Award, 2010, 2020
  • TARC Service to the Industry Award, 2018
  • WCRCA Byron Curry Award, 2009 
  • FRSA President’s Award, 2008
  • Named a Top Roofing Professional by Florida Construction News, 2016

General Counsel and Industry Partners

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