Jim Barr is president of Abilene, Texas-based Barr Roofing Co., a full-service commercial roofing company serving west Texas. Barr Roofing was started by Jim's father, Grady Barr, in 1964.
Jim joined the family business on a part-time basis in 1967, and took on a full-time role in 1975. In 1993, he became a partner at Barr Roofing, and in 2007, he took the reins as the company's sole owner. In addition to his service as chairman of the board, Jim previously served as NRCA's chairman of the board-elect from 2016-17; NRCA vice chairman from 2012-14 and 2015-16; and was a director in 2009-12 and 2014-15. He previously served as a vice president liaison to the Alliance Board of Trustees and Affiliate Relations, Community Relations and Disaster Relief, Contractor Management, Membership Marketing, Roof Integrated Solar Energy, Young Contractors and NRCA Retirement Program committees.
Jim also has served as a director of the National Roofing Legal Resource Center (NRLRC) and as a member of the Manual Update and Technical Operations committees. Barr Roofing also is a member of The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress.