Superintendent/President Ed Knudson and Antelope Valley College Foundation President Chuck Church invite you to the 2014 AVC Achievement Awards Dinner.

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Johnny Zamrzla: Professional Achievement Award

Johnny Zamrzla
Professional Achievement
Johnny Zamrzla
Western Pacific Roofing Corp.

Johnny Zamrzla is president of Western Pacific Roofing Corporation and has been actively involved in the roofing and waterproofing industry since 1957. He is also heavily involved in leadership and philanthropic roles on the local, state and national level, including serving as president of the Showdown Rodeo, California Circuit Finals Rodeo. He serves on the boards of the Antelope Valley Board of Trade, Antelope Valley Sheriff’s Boosters and the Antelope Valley Hospital Foundation. He and his wife Pam live on their working ranch in Lancaster.

In 1965, Johnny incorporated his first roofing business. His experience covers every facet of field operations, management as a roofing contractor, and expert consultant. Although contracting operations have taken the company to Hawaii, Mexico, Florida and the western states, today Johnny’s construction operations are based in the California cities of Palm Springs, Azusa, Palmdale, Dublin and Sacramento. Johnny serves as a consultant on commercial, industrial, multifamily units and condominium projects.

He is an expert witness and testifies in court proceedings. He has been involved with many organizations that work to improve the quality of the roofing and waterproofing industry, including: president, National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA); three terms as president of the Roofing Contractors Association of Southern California (RCASC); three terms as president of the Roofing Contractors Association of California (RCAC); one term as president of the Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA); three terms as vice president of National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA); two terms as vice president of the Associated Builders & Contractors Association of Southern California.

Johnny was inducted into WSRCA Hall of Fame and the RCAC Hall of Fame and received NRCA’s J. A. Piper Award, the roofing industry’s highest achievement award. He received the RCASC’s first Award of Excellence, now known as the Johnny Zamrzla Award. Johnny was the first contractor in Southern California and the seventh in the United States to be accepted into the Academy of Accredited Roofing Contractors.

Johnny has twice been congressional appointee to the White House Conference on Small Business and was a member of the state Senate Select Committee on Small Business. He was appointed by the California Assembly Speaker to chair the first committee on the underground economy and unlicensed contractors and was chairman of the Joint Committee on Reform of Asbestos for the Roofing, Flooring and Pipe Industries.

Among Johnny’s numerous community honors are the A.V. Fair Director’s Award, 2008; the Palmdale Playhouse Medici Award, 2003; the Los Angeles County Special Award for re-roofing the Pentagon, 2003; Zonta International’s Athena Award, 2001, and the Kiwanis Outstanding Achievement Award.

Johnny is a member of the AVC President’s Circle; chairman of the PRCA/ PBR rodeos in the Antelope Valley; a major sponsor of the Showdown Rodeo; on the advisory board, A.V. Fair Equestrian Center; Foundation Patron, Autry Museum of Western Heritage; associate, A.V. Chapter of Ducks Unlimited; life member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation; and life member of the American Quarter Horse Association.