MAKING THE CONNECTION: 2019 ABC National Chair Tony Rader Infuses Experience and Energy Into Leadership Roles
Featured in Construction Executive - January / February 2019 Edition
That’s the motto Tony Rader carries with him into his new role as vice president at National Roofing Partners (NRP), where he is not only leading a huge expansion in the company’s scope of work, but also taking the helm as Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2019 national chair. His positive, action-oriented attitude—focusing on “what can we accomplish today”—will be the linchpin to managing a packed itinerary this year.
Rader’s 35-plus years of experience was the pivotal reason that NRP won a multi-million-dollar contract with a major telecom supplier to install 120,000 new 5G cellular towers nationwide in the next three years. The company will onboard nearly 50 new employees, plus expand office space in its Dallas area headquarters to support additional work in the telecom sector this year.
As ABC national chair, Rader will serve as the name and face of the merit shop, leading the organization’s campaign to elevate the construction industry’s reputation for safety, job growth and career opportunities for young professionals.
“As business owners, we often look at the negative and focus on what didn’t happen. Through Tony’s leadership, we now look at the good in what’s happened each day,” says NRP CEO Steve Little, who was personally responsible for bringing Rader on board. “Anything he applies himself to, he’s successful at. People follow that mindset. The people that work for him would take a bullet for him. He’s as dedicated to his family as he is to his faith as he is to his career. He doesn’t do anything he doesn’t like doing. And he does a lot for so many people.”
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