PRESS RELEASE – September 26, 2013
With solid growth and sales on track to beat projections, North American Roofing, the 3rd largest commercial and industrial roofing company in the United States, has much to celebrate on its 20th anniversary in Asheville, NC and 34 years of award-winning service.
North American Roofing, the 3rd largest commercial and industrial roofing company in the United States, celebrated its 20th anniversary in Asheville at its national headquarters with a cake, a hotly contested chili cook-off and strong sales going into the last quarter of 2013.
Along with Grant Hower, Approved Contractor Network Manager and Jennifer Stalnaker, Collection Coordinator, after sampling some dozen or so chili entries ranging from mild to “raging hot,” President and CEO Brian Verble joked, “I’m going to need some water to speak.”
Verble recalled relocating to Asheville from Indianapolis when his father moved the company in 1993. Pointing to the 20th anniversary cake, he noted, “North American Roofing has been in continuous operation for 34 years and here in Asheville, 20. That’s a pretty good record in the roofing business.”
“We have a lot to celebrate,” Verble said. “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.”
And there’s good reason: throughout the years, North American Roofing has won numerous awards for customer service and installation quality, from major manufacturers such as GAF, Johns Manville, Firestone, Carlisle, Sika Sarnafil and more.
North American Roofing continues to offer innovative programs to help their commercial roofing customers enjoy long lasting, cost-effective installation and service, such as their innovative fixed-cost “RoofGuard” program. And, they have established the North American Roofing Energy Services Group specializing in integrated solar roofing and energy systems by designing and installing high caliber solar arrays.
Locally, North American Roofing installed the new Sierra Nevada brewery roof, among other projects, and nationally their customer base includes some of America’s most well-known commercial operations such as Wal-Mart, Home Depot, IKEA, Lowe’s and General Electric.
North American Roofing’s 34-year operation can be traced in part by not only offering award-winning service and building professional relationships, but by building an organization made up of people who also feel part of a larger family.
Approximately 70 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. 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.