Board of Trustees

SCOTT HOWARD (1979)

Scott Howard, president of Commercial Roofers, Inc., is a third-generation roofing contractor/builder whose family businesses - Howard's Roofing, Inc. and general contracting companies - have been in the Las Vegas valley since 1959.

Howard is a 1979 graduate of Oral Roberts University, where he earned a degree in business administration. He joined the family enterprises full time as vice president of Shaw Development, Inc., where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of custom home construction. When the family concluded general contracting in 1982, Howard became project manager for Howard's Roofing. When the family subsequently sold Howard's Roofing in 1986, Howard remained with Universal Roofing/Bryant Universal/NRC Universal and held the positions of project manager, unit manager for Las Vegas, regional manager for the state, and general manager. On Nov. 1, 1996, Howard purchased the assets of NRC Universal for the state of Nevada, named the company Commercial Roofers, Inc., and returned the business to local ownership.

From 1996 until today, Commercial Roofers' revenues have steadily grown to more than $41 million, and from a staff of 40 to more than 280 full-time field and office employees. Licensed in Nevada, California, Utah and Arizona, the company has established strategic alliances with other contractors across the country to better service clients through RoofConnect. In 2000, Commercial Roofers earned the industry's highest honor and was named "RSI Roofing Contractor of the Year." In 2009 Commercial Roofers was honored again by being named "National Commercial Roofing Contractor of the Year," along with numerous other civic and industry awards.

Howard is also committed to giving back. His company has donated labor, materials and entire new roofs for numerous community and charity projects such as the Salvation Army, St. Jude's Children's Home, the Convoy of Hope, Las Vegas Zoo, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. They also set up a $10,000 scholarship fund at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas School of Architecture.

Howard is a graduate of the Chamber of Commerce's Leadership in Las Vegas program and has served in the past as a trustee, chairman and treasurer for the Desert Southwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, trustee of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Neighborhood Watch Board, and trustee of the Las Vegas Franklin Graham Festival. For 21 years, he has been a trustee and treasurer at his church, Trinity Life Center.

In 2005, Howard came to the rescue of his alma mater, lending his roofing expertise when ORU suffered the effects of a violent hailstorm that damaged most of the campus's roofs. The work he contributed was valued at nearly $3 million. He began serving on the ORU Board of Regents in the spring of 2007.

Scott and Janet Howard have been married for more than 27 years. They have three children: daughters Angela and Lindsay, who are both ORU graduates, and a son, Sean.