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Welcome to the Davis Memorial Foundation Web Site!

The Davis Memorial Foundation's mission is to support education, particularly as it relates to the development of a well-educated construction industry. Founded in 1997 in memory of Larry and Mary Davis, the Davis Memorial Foundation awards scholarships and grants, and sponsors technical seminars at colleges and universities. Become a Partner of the Future by donating to the Davis Memorial Foundation scholarship fund.

Larry and Mary Davis personified the heart and spirit of the roofing industry community. Committed to supporting the professional standing of roofing contractors, Larry promoted high standards and believed that a well-educated membership was key to the industry's future success. Founder of State Roofing Company in Modesto, California, Larry served as a director on the Western States RCA Board of Directors and was active on several committees, often flying to meetings with his wife Mary in their private airplane. They perished in a plane crash in 1995 when they were returning from a committee meeting.

The Davis Memorial Foundation is administered under the auspices of the Western States Roofing Contractors Association, which is committed to promoting professionalism in the roofing industry. Please feel free to contact us if you don't find the answer to your questions on our Web site.


Davis Memorial Foundation Announces 2020 Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to the following students who were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship for the 2020 scholastic year:

Tyler Kleinsasser
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Waterproofing Associates Scholarship

Grace Nicole Gladstone
Gonzaga University

Star Roofing, Inc. Scholarship

Chandler Wiggins
University of Kansas
Davis Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Camille Dodson
University of Reno
Cotney Construction Law Scholarship

Kenzie Bloom
San Diego State University
Dan Blue / Blue's Roofing Scholarship




We thank all who have supported us through donations and participation in our annual fundraising events. In particular, we'd like to acknowledge our founding contributors and thank them for their continuing support.

Firestone Building Products
Industrial Roofing, Inc. (Alaska)
Pacific Coast Building Products
Redding Roof Supply (California)
Specialty Roofing (Arizona)
State Roofing (California)
Terry and Susan LaVelle (Colorado)