Awards & Scholarships

Waterproofer of the Year

The Waterproofing Contractors Associations gives this award to recognize the recipient’s dedication to the Association and their outstanding achievement in the Waterproofing Industry.

Past Winners

2016 James Duncan, Kenseal
2015 David Honeycutt, REI Engineering
2014 John McDougall, Baker Roofing
2013 Roger Baldwin, Tucker Kirby
2012 Mark O’Brien, Guaranteed Supply Company
2011 Richard Bramlett, Southern Paint & Waterproofing
2010 John McDougall, Blair Duron Restorations
2009 Jim Smith, T.A. Rupert Waterproofing
2008 Robert McDowell, Seager Waterproofing
2007 Ken Hope, Tremco
2006 Mark Hollander, White Cap Construction Supply
2005 Tim Hobbs, Neogard
2004 Robert Amos, Valcourt Building Services
2003 Brian Perrell, Seager Waterproofing
2002 Bob Gallagher, Procon & Associates
2001 Mike Wilkerson, Pro-Tech Construction
2000 Chuck Pardue, Tucker-Kirby
1999 Greg Harrell, Harrell’s Waterproofing
1998 Willie Goncharow, Guaranteed Supply
1997 Gary Cox, Kenseal Construction Products
1996 Randy West, Watertight Systems
1995 Steve Wright, Carolina Restoration
1994 Don (Cotton) Coltharp, Pecora Corporation
1993 Louis Boyd, Carolina Agents

The Boutwell Award

When warranted through dedication and significant contributions, the Waterproofing Contractors Association presents an award to one deserving individual who has contributed a great deal to the Association at present and in the past. This award was originally named “The Jim Boutwell Award”.

Jim Boutwell (1918 – 1978) was a representative of Sonneborn Building Products for more than 20 years in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. He was a very devoted member of the Association, serving as an officer of the Carolinas and serving on numerous committees. Jim Boutwell was always at the meeting and he always did more than was required. His enthusiastic support of the Association was instrumental in keeping the Association
moving forward.

The Jim and Annette Boutwell Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Association. In 2001, the Association changed the name to the Jim and Annette Boutwell Award to also recognize the contributions of Jim’s wife, Annette (1922-2002), the association’s retired executive director who passed away in 2002.

PREVIOUS JIM AND ANNETTE BOUTWELL AWARD WINNERS

1978 Glenn R. Blackburn
1979 Joseph C. Troutman
1980 Jerry Chipman
1981 Tom Doman
1982 James (Bob) Simmons
1983 Jimmy Harrell
1984 Don Coltharp
1988 S. W. Baldwin
1989 Robert N. (Bob) Wilkerson
1991 Pat Lauro
1996 Steve Wright
2001 Greg Harrell
2007 Pam Harrell
2009 Willie Goncharow
2015 Kit and Kelly Andrews

The WCA Student Scholarship Program
Rules and Criteria:

Up to $6,100 in scholarship money will be awarded if needed.

The targeted breakdown in money will be:
2 -$2,000 annual scholarships for students attending an accredited 4 year college or university
7 – $300 annual scholarships to either an accredited college or university or technical college

The targeted breakdown may be adjusted based on demand in either category.
The $300 scholarships will be awarded on a first come basis, based on the electronic receipt of the published scholarship form by the Executive Director.

The $2,000 scholarship will require a brief written essay which will be sent electronically to the Executive Director and then forwarded blind to the Scholarship Committee for judging.

Students may apply for both scholarships – but if he/she is awarded a $2,000 scholarship the name will be removed from the $300 list and the next name in order of receipt will take its place.

In all instances, the Board of Directors will have the final authority in the awarding of scholarship money.
These policies may be amended by the membership on an annual basis if changes are deemed necessary.

WCA $2,000 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY RULES

1) The applicant must be a fulltime student and an immediate family member (defined specifically as son, daughter or grandson / granddaughter) of a WCA Member Company Employee. The company’s membership dues must be paid for the year and the company must be active (having a company representative attending at least one of the past two semi-annual meetings) in order for an applicant to receive a scholarship.

2) Company employees must reside in North or South Carolina, or in the case of national reps, extensively call on businesses in the Carolinas. Companies with employees and offices outside the Carolinas should restrict their applicants to only those individuals working in, or primarily calling on accounts in the Carolinas.

3) Scholarship money, if awarded, will be sent directly to the school.

4) The Executive Director will forward all essays in a blind format to the Scholarship Committee (last 2 past presidents). The essays will be judged and the recipients will be announced by June 30th

5) The student’s enrollment will be verified with the college’s admissions office prior to sending a check to the school’s Financial Aid Office.

6) Scholarships may be renewed for a maximum of four years, but renewal is not automatic. Past recipients must reapply each year and meet the above criteria. Essay themes will vary and will require new essay each year of re-application.

7) The WCA Board of Directors will be the final authority in the distribution of any and all funds. (rev March, 2007)

WCA $300 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY RULES

1) The applicant must be a fulltime student and an immediate family member (defined specifically as son, daughter or grandson / granddaughter) of a WCA Member Company Employee. The company’s membership dues must be paid for the year and the company must be active (having a company representative attending at least one of the past two semi-annual meetings) in order for an applicant to receive a scholarship.

2) Company employees must reside in North or South Carolina, or in the case of national reps, extensively call on businesses in the Carolinas. Companies with employees and offices outside the Carolinas should restrict their applicants to only those individuals working in, or primarily calling on accounts in the Carolinas.

3) Scholarship money, if awarded, will be sent directly to the school.

4) The Association will award scholarships on a first come, first serve basis based on the electronic time/date stamp of the submission to the WCA (up to an initial limit of two scholarships per company). An equitable distribution of funds among the active WCA membership in the Carolinas is a priority of the Scholarship Committee and the Board of Directors.

5) Companies may submit more than two scholarship requests but these additional scholarship requests will only be considered for funding if there are unallocated scholarship funds after the initial distribution of a maximum of two scholarships per company. These additional allocations will be at the discretion of the WCA Scholarship Committee and the WCA Board of Directors.

6) The student’s enrollment will be verified with the college’s admissions office prior to sending a check to the school’s Financial Aid Office.

7) Scholarships may be renewed for a maximum of four years, but renewal is not automatic. Past recipients must reapply each year and meet the above criteria.

8) The WCA Board of Directors will be the final authority in the distribution of any and all funds. (rev March, 2007)

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