The New York City Special Riggers Association – About Membership

The president of K Restoration and Roofing Corporation, Barry Grummer oversees the company’s more than 20 active projects and over $15 million in annual sales. A longtime restoration and roofing professional, Barry Grummer is also a member of the New York City Special Riggers Association (NYCSRA).

The NYCSRA was created in response to pending legislative changes to the special rigger’s license. With dozens of member companies, the NYCSRA serves as an advocacy group and resource to keep its members and the city’s general population safe through update notifications from OSHA and the New York City Department of Building.

Open to licensed special rigger organizations and individuals who perform construction and restoration projects on the city’s skyscrapers from suspended scaffolds, the NYCSRA has established itself as a significant presence in the industry. For instance, it has testified before the NYC Council Committee on Housing and Buildings hearing and assembled a panel of experts from the Department of Building for a NYCSRA meeting.

To become a member of the NYCSRA, interested parties need to fill out an online application to indicate the company’s specialty, any notable projects, how its business is divided, and whether or not it owns or rents its equipment. Additionally, the nonprofit association is open to both union and non-union organizations.

Young Autism Program – Early Intervention and Preschool Initiatives

Experienced contracting professional Barry Grummer has led as president of KR&R Restoration and Roofing since 2002. Barry Grummer also contributes to such nonprofit organizations as the Developmental Disabilities Institute’s Young Autism Program (YAP).

The YAP at the Developmental Disabilities Institute offers a number of services for young children with autism and their families. Young Autism’s early intervention initiative, for example, provides state-approved evaluations and services to children with confirmed diagnoses. These programs include speech and physical therapy, parent training, and developmental groups that offer child-specific support and instruction. YAP’s services, which include on-site programming as well as home visits and parent support, are available to children aged 18 months up to 3 years.

Similarly, YAP’s preschool program operates through the New York State Education Department’s Office of Special Education, which oversees and funds approved providers, including YAP, statewide. The YAP preschool program offers children a multidisciplinary and individualized approach that incorporates behavior analysis and support as well as differentiated academic instruction. Students learn from specialized, respectful teachers, who collaborate in their work with board-certified behavior analysts, speech pathologists, physical therapists, and other skilled professional staff members.