Facility managers are constantly on call to attend to occupant needs. HVAC problems, overhanging tree limbs, and interior walls that need to be moved are all part of the job description; however, handling roof leaks is often high on the list of problems and yet many can be avoided.
Celebrating 20 years in Asheville NC, North American Roofing headquartered in Asheville, NC on track for a $100 million-plus year
Asheville, NC, (October 16 2013) – North American Roofing, headquartered in Asheville, NC, celebrated its 20th anniversary recently with a cake, a hotly contested chili cook-off, and impressive sales.
President and CEO Brian Verble, along with judges Grant Hower, Approved Contractor Network Manager and Jennifer Stalnaker, Collection Coordinator, sampled some dozen or so chili entries ranging from mild to “raging hot.”
Verble recalled relocating to Asheville from Indianapolis when his father moved the company in 1993. Some 15% of the 100-plus employees at the national headquarters in Asheville have been here since the move.
Recognized with numerous awards and accolades for customer service and quality by GAF, Carlisle, Firestone and Seaman, some of the nation’s biggest manufacturers of building products, North American Roofing has grown to become the 3rd largest commercial roofing company in the United States, and as Verble put it, “we have a lot to celebrate.”
“North American Roofing has seen excellent revenue growth, on average 20% per year over the past few years, so we weathered the recession well. We’re on track to break our sales projections for this year, which will exceed $100 million. And, with over 100 people employed full-time here in Asheville, we are one of the area’s largest employers.”
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Approximately 70 of those employees attended the celebration that had all the appearance and feel of a tailgate party of close friends and a family get together rather than a typical company event. The company became an Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) company in October 2012.
And, just for the record, the winners of the chili cook-off were: Randy Talley, taking first place honors and the 2013 trophy, with runners-up, Jarrod Geoffrey in 2nd and Stacey Sordahl in 3rd.
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ABOUT NORTH AMERICAN ROOFING – A pioneer in the commercial single-ply roofing industry since 1979, North American Roofing specializes in commercial and industrial low-slope roof systems and is the 3rd largest commercial and industrial roofing company in the United States. In addition to installation, repair and preventative maintenance, the company continues to expand its operation, which now includes the North American Roofing’s Energy Services Group specializing in integrated solar roofing and energy systems by designing and installing high caliber solar arrays. Employee-owned and in continuous operation for three generations, North American Roofing has installed and serviced more than 950 million square feet of roofing on more than 19,500 facilities across the United States, in its 34-year history.
Only 1% of roofing contractors in the country have earned GAF’s Master SelectÔ status, according to Jim Slauson, Vice President of GAF Certified Program and Services. “It is a distinction that truly sets them apart from the rest … North American Roofing is among the ‘best of the best’,” Slauson stated.
Meeting strict compliance standards and competitive bidding requirements, North American Roofing strengthens its national position as one of the largest commercial roofing companies in the U.S. with the award to participate in the National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA), through their premier construction program with ezIQC®, which helps municipalities find sources for construction and repair facilitating the competitive bid process on behalf of their members.
North American Roofing, headquartered in Asheville, N.C., has been awarded a 2013 Firestone Building Products Inner Circle of Quality Award in addition to winning a prestigious Master Contractor Award, their third in a row in that category.
Announcing the highly regarded honor in a letter to North American Roofing CEO Brian Verble, President of Firestone Building Products Timothy Dunn states, “You demonstrate a commitment to commercial roofing excellence and superior installations and it is clear that quality is at the foundation of your roofing firm’s success.”
While most of us had visions of sugarplums dancing in our heads, North American Roofing was busy finishing the roof installation of Sierra Nevada’s East Coast Brewery under construction in Mills River, NC, 12 miles south of Asheville.
The $1 million+ roof installation contracts with Sierra Nevada were for two facilities – one 147,000 square foot, the other a smaller 10,000 square foot structure.