McNamara was the majority owner of F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co., Inc. (FJAC) from 1967 to 1995. After his retirement, he helped lead the formation of Tecta America Corp. and also served as its first CEO and on its board of directors. McNamara served as NRCA president from 1986-87.
“Don had a strong dedication to the roofing industry. It was so strong, it led him out of retirement to help build one of the largest roofing companies in the country,” says Reid Ribble, CEO of the NRCA. “He was a great leader who knew how to live life to the fullest.”
In addition to serving as NRCA’s president, McNamara also chaired several committees during his NRCA tenure, including the Aesbestos Committee; Nominating Committee; NRCA/IWA Labor Relations Committee; Audit, Budget and Finance Committee; and the Awards Committee.
He also was the 1990 recipient of the J.A. Piper Award, NRCA’s highest honor.
NRCA offers its condolences to his three sons, Timothy, Rob (former NRCA president) and Theodore, and his wife, Valerie.