The Excitement Continues – 2018 in Review

Over the last five years, the Choice Roof Contractor Group has continued to be a leader in helping commercial roofing contractors grow their operations. This past year has been no different. Throughout 2018, we continued to put the effort in to heighten brand recognition, increase contractor relationships, and promote superior training options which kept us on the upward trend of growth.

Highlights from 2018

428 Leads for Members

428 leadsOne of the main reasons we’re now well known is because the many online marketing initiatives. Our endorsed members this year were able to benefit from our strategic marketing programs by receiving a record number of roofing leads! Our focus will not waiver for 2019 as we will continue to focus efforts on the most effective marketing strategies!

430,000 Square Feet

430000 sq ft leadNo, that’s not the amount of roofing our members installed this year, it’s the largest roof lead of the year! That’s right, 4,300 squares for just one lead! The ongoing effort by Top Roof Marketing continues to rank us on the first page of Google for hundreds of keywords, sometimes even in front of the manufacturers themselves! These big fish just keep coming!

456 Contractors Interested in the Group

456 contractors interestedOur brand continues to be quite popular with contractors throughout the nation. With quality resources like our eBook geared towards educating contractors who are interested in switching to commercial roofing and the group connections with experienced contractors willing to help others, it’s no wonder we’ve had so many contractors reach out! And, in case you were wondering, this number is up almost 50% from the prior year!

The Added Credibility Makes a Big Impact

added credibilityWith their endorsement through Choice Roof Contractor Group, John Miller and his team at A-1 Roofing Systems were able to gain the trust needed from a large company that they have been trying to get an appointment with for a long time. The 40,000 square foot roof lead was just one more perk to their endorsed membership this year!

First Female Contractor Joins Up

female-contractorWe are excited to announce that this year we welcomed our first female roofing contractor to our ranks! Her initiative and drive makes her a perfect addition to our group. We appreciate Samantha joining the group, and hope that it will inspire other trail blazing women to join what is currently considered a male dominated industry.

Partnership with Dunn & Bradstreet

dunn and bradstreetIn order to continue to offer our members the best resources, we have partnered with Dunn & Bradstreet. This new partnership allows us to offer our members quality contacts for more than 75% off the retail costs! These resources allow our members to effectively reach out to business owners in their area for a fraction of the cost they could get elsewhere. Direct mail, email campaigns, and cold calling just got even easier for our group!

Strong Gains from Our Preferred Manufacturer

conklin$50 million in sales was reached by a record number of Preferred Contractors as well as others who chose Conklin to protect the roofs they service. Also, as of the last official count, there are currently more than 1,090 who have reserved their seats for the 2019 Conklin National Convention next month. We’re all looking forward to celebrating the manufacturer’s 50th year anniversary and all the success each of us achieved this past year.

Continued Relationship with CoatingsPro Magazine

coatingsproCoatingsPro Magazine continues to enjoy the relationship and expertise provided by the Choice Roof Contractor Group. As an industry leader sourcing quality content, they trust our group to provide reliable information about the roofing industry. A new article will be featured in their upcoming January edition about the past, present, and future of the coatings industry.

If you are interested in learning more about the group, or about becoming an endorsed member, call us at 800-670-5583 or reach out to us on the contact page. We’d be excited to tell you how to join the ranks of the independent contractors that make up our group!

P.S. If you’re interested in seeing the past five years at a glance, check out our Five-Year Recap blog!

Hail Damage – Commercial Roof Insurance Claim

When hail damage assaults your commercial roof, you should seriously consider filing an insurance claim and have the damage addressed.

Do I Need to File a Claim?

commercial roof hail damage claimWhether you need to file a roof insurance claim for hail damage depends largely on the type of roof you have and the severity of the damage.

First and foremost, a qualified commercial roofer should be brought in to inspect your roof following a hailstorm and to assess the damage with an expert eye. The roofer can determine the severity of the damage and advise you regarding what needs to be done to address it.

Certain types of commercial roofs withstand hail better than others. Thus, if you have a heartier roof type, you may be able to pass through a hailstorm relatively unscathed and not need repairs or to file an insurance claim.

For instance, metal roofing will typically get dented by hail, but it’s often just cosmetic damage and won’t impair the functionality of your roof. A thermoplastic roof, on the other hand, can be quite susceptible to damage from even small hailstones if the membrane is older and has begun to deteriorate.

Finding the Right Roofer

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Hiring the right commercial roofing contractor is one of the most important steps in dealing with hail damage and insurance claims.

Unfortunately, the industry is full of roofers who are not experienced, cut corners and don’t follow correct procedures in repairing roofs. So, always remember that “cheap” isn’t what matters when hiring a roofer. An inexperienced roofing contractor who charges less than a more established roofer may save you money in the moment—but a failed roof and much bigger expenses down the road due to shoddy workmanship is often the consequence.

The bottom line: It’s best to do things right the first time and to hire a roofer who is vetted, licensed and has a good track record.

A Good Roofer can be EASY to Find!

Finding a roofer you can trust can be a stressful game of guesswork. Fortunately, the Choice Roof Contractor Group is here to bring accountability and support to the space!

Choice Roof Contractor Group is a nationwide roofing association whose Leaders have put in the time and dedication to not only provide services for their local communities, but to help others build their own successful roofing companies throughout the nation.  This allows building owners to have peace of mind that they have group-wide support from a vast group of knowledgable contractors.

Choice Roof Contractor Group also has a working relationship with Voss Law Firm, which specializes in insurance cases. If your roofing needs include assistance with a roof insurance claim, our group and Voss Law Firm can work together to help you.

To locate a verified Choice Roof Contractor Group member in your area, simply call us at (800) 670-5583 or visit the contact page. We will connect you with a verified roofer and make sure your roofing needs are met!

 

Commercial Roof Damage

Some things are inevitable when you own a commercial building. One of them is commercial roof damage.

It’s pretty simple: If you have a roof, eventually you will need the services of a roofer. When that time comes, make sure the roofer you hire meets certain criteria. Failure to hire a reliable, reputable roofer will almost always end in disaster.

Qualities of a Good Roofer

commercial roof damageWhen it comes to your commercial roof, who you hire matters. A lot.

An inexperienced roofer peddling cheap prices for work performed should be an instant red flag to you. Many a building owner has lived to rue the day they hired the cheapest roofer available. If someone quotes you a significantly cheaper price than the competition, the likely reason is inexperience (or a long history of bad jobs that isn’t mentioned)—regardless, it almost always leads to improper workmanship.

When you’re looking to hire a roofing company, here are some of the qualifications you should always check for:

  • Current insurance
  • Positive references
  • Professionally trained technicians
  • Warranty options & guaranteed work
  • Certification from the roofing manufacturer whose products they use
  • Membership in & endorsement from a reputable industry association

If a roofer doesn’t meet most or all of these criteria, you definitely need to keep shopping.

How to Hire the Right Roofer

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Fortunately, there is an easy way to find a reputable, reliable roofer: through the Choice Roof Contractor Group.

The Choice Roof Contractor Group is a nationwide association of proven, qualified roofers who meet all of the above criteria and more. We have members throughout the United States who offer:

  • Verified track records
  • Proper insurance
  • Reputable endorsements
  • Professionally training
  • Expert workmanship
  • Non-prorated warranty options
  • And more!

Our members are also among the finest in their communities.  Their hard work and dedication shows with each project that they complete.  

To find a Choice Roof Contractor Group member in your area, give us a call at (800) 670-5583 or visit the contact page on our website.

 

Emergency Commercial Roofer

No matter where you’re located in the United States, if you own a commercial building you may eventually need the services of an emergency commercial roofer.

Disaster can strike in the blink of an eye. Whether a severe storm, an earthquake or some other incident that causes damage to your roof, choosing the right professional to perform the needed repairs is crucial for a variety of reasons.

Experience is Invaluable

emergency commercial rooferOne of the biggest mistakes a building owner can make is hiring the “cheapest” roofing contractor to repair roof damage. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for, and fly-by-night roofers or inexperienced contractors just starting out may quote you a low price and deliver shoddy work.

Roofing is not an area where you want to bargain shop. Cheap repairs and shortcut work will only lead to bigger problems and more expensive repairs down the road (and possibly even the need for total roof replacement). Get the work done right the first time by hiring a knowledgeable contractor who has good ratings with local customers in your area, extensive experience and been in business a while.

Warranty & Insurance Matters

commercial roof insuranceIf your commercial roof is covered under a warranty, bear in mind that you need to choose a roofing contractor who meets the standards set forth by the manufacturer of the product on your roof. Failure to do so can lead to the invalidation of your warranty.

Also, when roof damage is sustained due to an emergency-type situation, like a severe storm, the repairs will typically become an insurance matter. A good roofing company will often offer insurance-related help and will deal with the insurance company on your behalf. This is a very valuable service, so look for a roofer who has expertise dealing with insurance companies and offers that type of assistance.

Reliability is the Top Priority

reliable roofing contractorChoosing a roofer who doesn’t have a solid reputation, who hasn’t worked in your area long or who is just “traveling through” can bring disaster. Opt for a roofing company that has a solid business background and is likely to be around to back up the work they perform if any issues should arise down the road.

There is a common scam in the roofing industry that involves “storm chasers.” Storm chasers saturate an area where there has been a natural disaster, like a hurricane, and where there is more emergency repair work than local roofers can handle. Most of these storm chasers are in the market with one goal in mind: Making a quick buck at your expense.

Do your due diligence when hiring a roofer and make sure you choose a reputable one who will perform the work properly and will be around for the long haul after the work is done.

A Good Roofer is Easy to Find!

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When you work with the Choice Roof Contractor Group, you gain access to a lot more than just a service provider!

We’re a reputable, nationwide group of contractors focused on improving service by working together, sharing knowledge and keeping each other accountable. In order to belong to Choice Roof Contractor Group as an endorsed member, contractors must have verifiable good references, be fully insured, and be sponsored by someone affiliated with the group.

Our group is focused on providing superior services and product solutions that were made in the United States.  Each contractor has gone through training and has a dedication to continue to learn more as the industry grows.  When you work with a Choice Roof Contractor, you’re working with a contractor who is truly passionate about their craft.

To find a verified Choice Roof Contractor Group member in your area, give us a call today at (800) 670-5583 or visit the contact page of the CRCG website.

 

Emergency Commercial Roof Repair

commercial roof repair wind damageLife is full of unexpected happenings that can leave behind disasters. When Mother Nature turns cruel, for instance, business facilities and other commercial properties often bear the brunt, and business owners can be left scrambling to repair damaged property and recover from the catastrophe.

When disaster strikes your building and you find yourself in need of emergency commercial roof repair, do you know where to turn?

Beware of ‘Storm Chasers’

When emergencies arise, building owners can feel harried and hurried to find someone to repair their roof damage as quickly as possible. This state of stress and urgency can make them vulnerable to the ploys of roof scammers.

An unfortunate ongoing trend in the roofing industry has caused no end of trouble for innocent business owners. It’s a scam associated with “storm chasing,” and it involves con artists who prey on the victims of natural disasters.

This is how a common storm chasing scam works:
storm chasing emergency repair

  • “Storm chasers” travel to an area that has been hit hard by a large storm or other catastrophic event resulting in more roof damage calls than the local roofing companies can handle.
  • The storm chasers post help wanted ads promising applicants a six-figure income in a short time period. From responses to the ad, a “storm chaser” crew is formed.
  • The head storm chasers get in touch with a legitimate local roofing company, offering extra workers to help with the overabundance of storm damage repair work. In exchange, the storm chasers are authorized to use the local company’s name and warranty, and the local company gets a big payout from profit sharing.
  • The storm chasers saturate the area, taking on hundreds of roofing jobs using the local company’s name. Clients are quick to hire them, as they recognize the name of the “local” business.
  • Big insurance payouts are collected for the storm damage roof repairs and replacements performed, and the storm chasers and their host company pocket a tidy sum.
  • The storm chasers leave the area (money in hand). Eventually, the shoddy roofing work they’ve performed begins to fail—but, by that time, they are long gone.
  • Typically, the local host company can’t honor all of the warrantee claims that begin flooding in for the improperly performed roofing work; the company either goes out of business or continues operating but with an irreparably damaged reputation.

Whether you fall victim to a scam like this or find yourself on the losing end of a bad roofing job in some other way, the stress, costs and damage to your building can become insurmountable after an irresponsible or inexperienced roofer has crossed your path.

Finding a Reliable Roofer

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There is good news for commercial building owners, however, and it comes in the form of the Choice Roof Contractor Group. When your building is damaged by a storm or other event and you need emergency services, this elite association of roofing professionals work together to provide the skilled labor needed while keeping each other accountable.

To become an endorsed member, a roofing professional must first be sponsored by an existing group member and then must meet strict criteria, including possessing full licensure & insurance, verified track record via reference checking, and more.

Group membership carries many benefits for that trickle down to enhance the service customers receive, such as group-wide accountability, shared expertise and more.

In the Wake of a Storm, We’ll Be Here

From insurance claims help to top-notch roof repairs and replacement, the members of the Choice Roof Contractor Group are here to help you in the aftermath of a storm.

To find a member in your area, simply call us at (800) 670-5583 or visit the contact page of our website.

 

Hail Damage – Commercial Roof

The impact of hail damage on a commercial roof can be disastrous. While hail damage can vary in severity depending on the type of roof membrane you have, any damage should be assessed and attended to promptly by a professional roofer.

How Commercial Roof Types Stand Up to Hail

Each type of commercial roof has its strengths and weaknesses. When it comes to withstanding hailstones, some commercial roof types are more prone to sustaining damage than others, succumbing to hailstones as small as a half-inch in diameter or even smaller. Other types of commercial roofs have a more robust resistance to hail damage.

Here is a breakdown:

commercial roof damage

  • BUR: Built-up roofing (BUR) that features gravel surfacing to protect the roof membrane is very hearty in standing up to hail. BUR systems installed in smooth-surfaced configurations are more susceptible to hail damage.
  • Metal: Metal roofing commonly becomes dented when pelted with hail, but the damage is typically cosmetic. However, hailstones can impair a metal roof’s water-tightness if the roof panel finish is chipped or cracked by the hail, which can then lead to the development of rust.
  • EPDM: Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) roofing, also known as rubber roofing, is flexible and usually stands up well to hail up to 2.5 inches in diameter. If an EPDM roof does sustain hail-related damage, it usually manifests as surface cracking. EPDM roofs are most susceptible to hail-caused fracturing at the roof perimeter or in areas where equipment has been installed. Additionally, if the roof substrate isn’t solid, hail can puncture the membrane.
  • Modified Bitumen: Modified bitumen roofs are generally able to withstand even very large hail. Granule-surfaced BUR is the heartiest type of modified bitumen roofing, but the underlying reinforcement can sustain fracturing from hail, and hail can also displace the granules. The most vulnerable parts of a modified bitumen roof are unsupported areas where there is ridging or blistering.
  • Thermoplastic: Thermoplastic roof membranes, like PVC and TPO, can hold up against hail that is approximately 1 ¾ inches or smaller, but fracturing and other kinds of damage can occur from even very small hailstones if the membrane is old and has deteriorated.

Finding Expert Help in Your Area

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No matter what type of commercial roof you have, when hail damage assaults it, you can find a roofer through the Choice Roof Contractor Group. One of our members would be happy to take care of all problems resulting from the hail using industry-leading products and practices with the aim of restoring your roof to full functionality.

Our nationwide roofing association is composed of reputable roofing professionals throughout the United States. Before they are given endorsement status, applying roofing contractors must meet the following criteria:

  • Possess insurance
  • Provide proof of happy references
  • Attend an advanced training
  • And more

When you decide to work with a Choice Roof Contractor Group member installing Conklin, you can rest easy that you are in the right hands.  All contractors have gone through Conklin training and are dedicated to continuing to provide expert roofing services to clients in their local area.

To located a Choice Roof Contractor Group member in your area, give us a call at (800) 670-5583 or visit the contact page of our group’s website.

Accountable Commercial Roofing Contractors

accountable commercial roofersThe saying “When the cat’s away, the mice will play” is one of the oldest adages around, and it has been around for so long because it’s true. It is human nature to slacken one’s efforts when the pressure is off and no one is watching, such as when a boss or supervisor is temporarily away. But, thanks to the Internet, in today’s business world “the boss” is always watching.

This has definite application within the roofing industry.

The Web has made it possible for consumers to hold companies accountable like never before, in every field of service. Today, if you want to know whether a roofing contractor is reliable, for instance, you can simply Google the company and check out their online reviews to find out what kind of experience other people have had with them. On the flipside, if a contractor cheats you or does a poor job, you can similarly jump online and tell the world all about it, so other consumers can be forewarned when considering hiring that roofer. Of course, the opposite is also true, so reliable professionals can be well-rewarded for their great service.

For commercial roofing customers, there is also another avenue of accountability that helps ensure the contractors they hire have good reason to provide great service.

Accountability in Numbers

accountable commercial roofersWithin the roofing industry, there is a nationwide association composed of some of the best commercial roofing contractors across the United States known as the Choice Roof Contractor Group. Our trusted association has a stellar reputation in the industry, and its members are well-rated among their own customers. Group accountability is one of the factors that makes this so.

Within this group, members are can only join when sponsored by someone already in the group. This helps ensure that only desirable contractors are ever affiliated with the group. Further, endorsed members must meet stringent requirements in order to gain admittance, including:

  • They must be fully licensed and insured.
  • They must have a strong service record with their customers.
  • They must provide references we can verify.
  • And more.

commercial roofing guaranteeOnce someone joins Choice Roof Contractor Group, group accountability helps ensure they will continue providing outstanding service to their customers. The reputation of the group must be safeguarded, and each member is diligent in ensuring that it is. If for some reason a contractor part of the group fails to honor their word or provides substandard service, he or she will be given one chance to address the situation. If the situation remains unaddressed, that contractor loses all the benefits of being part of the group.

In addition to holding one another to the highest standards, group members are available to help and advise each other whenever a particularly perplexing roofing problem crops up—further ensuring that customers can get proper service and knowledge. The association also hosts special training opportunities to further foster excellence among its membership. Overall, being part of the group strengthens each member, which bolsters the association as a whole, and customers greatly benefit from this standard of excellence and reliability.

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Find a Trusted, Accountable Roofer in Your Area

To find a Choice Roof Contractor Group member performing work in your area, simply give us a call at (800) 670-5583 or visit the contact page.

You’re also more than welcome to check out reviews and testimonials. We’re committed to helping improve the commercial roofing industry and have taken great effort to build this network. Our goal is make sure building owners across the nation no longer have to worry about whether or not their local, independent roofing roofing contractor will get the job done!

 

Reasons to Choose Conklin Roof Coatings

When it comes to white roof coating reviews, one company stands out from the rest in terms of customer satisfaction, quality and overall performance excellence. It’s no wonder thousands of roofing professionals, including the experts belonging to the Choice Roof Contractor Group, put their trust into our preferred manufacturer.

Unparalleled Excellence

conklin coatingWe speak, of course, of Conklin. For more than 40+ years, the Conklin company has offered innovative products that have revolutionized the roofing industry. Among these are Conklin’s exceptional roof coatings—a technology the company helped pioneer back in the 1970s and has gone strong ever since.

Roof coatings are incredible, restorative solutions that revitalize old roofing systems and greatly extend their functional life. Anyone who has lived through (and paid for) a roof replacement knows just how expensive, time-consuming, business-disrupting and labor-intensive it is. If you could have your roof restored rather than replaced (and at a fraction of the cost), wouldn’t you do it? The answer, of course, is a resounding “Yes!” And that has been the answer from countless customers for decades.

Conklin Coating Benefits

conklin coatingConklin roof coating systems are fully adhered, seamless membranes that are applied right over top of an existing roof. These coatings not only cost significantly less than replacing a roof, they fully restore an old roof to like-new condition and boast a host of other impressive benefits, as well. After perusing the list of assets these innovative systems offer, it’s easy to see why roof coatings have continued to sweep the roofing industry ever since Conklin was part of introducing them!

Some of the standout benefits of Conklin roof coating systems include:

  • ENERGY STAR® certification
  • Extends the life of an old roof
  • Much less expensive and disruptive than roof replacement
  • Elastic properties allow roof coatings to expand and contract with changing temperatures
  • Heat and UV reflectivity helps reduce utility costs
  • A coating system that helps pay for itself in terms of utility cost savings
  • Industry-leading, non-prorated warranty options
  • Roofs can be recoated for indefinite life extension
  • Coatings help reinforce building structure
  • Can be installed in any climate in the U.S.
  • Major code approvals
  • And more!

The question for every building owner is: “Why replace a roof when you can restore it?” And the obvious answer is: “You shouldn’t!”

A Nationwide Crew of Roof Coating Experts

conklin coatingChoice Roof Contractor Group is a nationwide professional roofers association comprised of commercial contractors throughout the United States. By linking arms with Conklin, our group members have access to exclusive training opportunities and a first-rate mentorship program. Our members also have the unique benefit of groupwide expertise and accountability. Contractors in the group work collaboratively with one another to help ensure customers throughout the United States receive the very highest quality workmanship and expertise!

Expert Services Are a Click or Call Away!

To find a Choice Roof Contractor Group member your area, give us a call at (800) 670-5583 or visit the contact page of our website. We’ll connect you up with a trusted, verified roofing expert you can count on!

 

Choice Roof Contractor Group & Conklin Offer Win-Win-Win Scenario

For Cory Stone of Ultimate Choice Commercial Roofing, being involved with the Choice Roof Contractor Group and Conklin has been an opportunity in which everybody wins: Roofers win, customers win and mentors in Conklin win.

“It’s a win-win situation,” Cory said. “That’s why it’s a no-brainer.”

A Win for Roofers

cory quoteFor roofing contractors, the benefits of Choice Roof Contractor Group membership are multifold.

Contractors belonging to the group receive professional training through Conklin to ensure they know how to expertly install today’s industry-leading products. Not only are roofers able to offer their customers some of the best roofing solutions in the market, but they also have access to expert education regarding those products.

“The training is real good,” Cory said. “They want to make sure we’re certified and trained the right way before we just go out there and start installing the roofs.” 

Of course training on its own isn’t enough. That’s why group members also value other inherent benefits of association, including shared national reputation, qualified roofing leads, discounted pricing on roofing products, exclusive training and networking opportunities, and a pool of expertise to draw from when they need advice on a perplexing job.

For Cory, other standout benefits of belonging to the group have included the ability to bring on extra labor when he needs it for a project. He has been able to hire other members of the group to assist in installing roofs from time to time.

Though the group members are essentially competitors in the roofing business, this association lets them enjoy synergy rather than rivalry.

“You grow when you form strategic partnerships and do it as a team,” Cory said.

“You’re not going to land every sale anyway,” he added. “You can’t be everywhere at once, so you’ve got to get over the fact you’re never going to land every sale. So, you do it as a team and you help each other do more business. The end result is there’s a lot more work for everyone in the group.”

Additional Income Opportunities

contractor commercial helpingAnother benefit of working with Conklin that Cory is striving to take full advantage of is the opportunity to help other roofers join the Conklin family. Introducing new contractors to Conklin’s products not only gives those new roofers access to high-quality roofing solutions and training, but it benefits the Conklin contractor who made the referral and helps the new roofer succeed—another win-win.

Conklin is structured to reward contractors rather than salespeople, so when a contractor refers another roofer to Conklin, the referring contractor receives a commission for the products his recruit purchases from then on. As a result, the referring contractor is incentivized to share their trade secrets and do everything they can to make the next contractor as successful as possible.

“When you become part of Conklin and get trained, you’re a distributor and an installer,” Cory said, “So I’m a distributor, too, and I’m recruiting/helping other roofers. What’s so special is that we all get support/advice from people actually out there marketing, selling and installing roofs every day – not those that only know how to sell product. Product reps are in a totally different business than ours so they don’t really even know how to help us properly.”

The residuals that result from recruiting new contractors to Conklin continue as long as the referred roofer continues using Conklin’s products. This can mean a life time of sales commissions, Cory said.

This system not only gives Conklin mentors like Cory an additional revenue stream while they are active in the roofing business, but it can serve as an ideal retirement income when they are no longer able to climb up on roofs and do the labor. They can continue working with new roofers who are entering the industry and introduce them to Conklin’s outstanding products and solutions well into their retirement years.

“That’s a big part of what Choice Roof Contractor Group is,” Cory said. “We’re all together to certify and support the new roofers that come onboard.”

A Win for Customers

customer winWithin the Choice Roof Contractor Group, group accountability is a key focus, and members are held to a high standard of excellence—something their customers definitely benefit from. This means if they bring the name down, they get kicked out and lose all benefits. Choice Roof Contractors also have a vast network of roofing professionals to call on when they encounter a complicated roofing job, which further helps ensure clients their chosen roofers always have countless years of experience to tap into. They no longer have to rely on the expertise of just one company.

A key focus for Cory is helping his customers navigate the insurance process to get the repairs they need when their roof has been damaged. His company offers claims help and also advocates on a client’s behalf when an insurance claim has been denied.

Additionally, if a client can’t afford the high insurance deductible to have repair work done, Conklin’s roof coatings are excellent and affordable options Cory is able to offer his customers.

“We’re in it to help the client restore their building,” he said.

Find Out More About Choice Roof Contractor Group & Conklin

cory stoneCory is actively spreading the word about Conklin and the Choice Roof Contractor Group, and he is happy to share the information with other roofing contractors who want to do more commercial this year.

“If they have any questions and want to join the best team in Conklin, they should call us,” he said.

To find out more about how your roofing business can benefit from Choice Roof Contractor Group membership, contact Cory at (817) 876-6253 or [email protected] He will be glad to speak with you about this commercial roofing association and the many benefits of working with Conklin.

Contractor Achieves Great Success in Commercial with Help from the ‘Google of the Roofing Industry’

andrew near empireFor Andy Near, President of Empire Contractors, becoming part of the Choice Roof Contractor Group in 2015 has had a direct and significant impact on his business.

“It has definitely played a key role in our growth, and is probably the single reason we are now doing large commercial roofs consistently” he said.

During 2017 alone, Empire completed dozens of large commercial jobs, and more than half of those jobs were the result of marketing help he obtained through the Choice Roof Contractor Group. Empire achieved year-to-date sales of $1.75 million during the last week of 2017.

Beyond the impact the group has had on his own company, though, Andy sees huge value in what the group offers to the roofing industry in general.

“I think it’s going to be the Google of the roofing industry in a few years,” he said. “It’s going to be that important and that big and an industry changer.”

Betting on a Winner

For Andy, one of the standout benefits of Choice Roof Contractor Group membership is the availability of valuable resources. When he encounters an unfamiliar roofing problem or scenario, he can get help from various contractors within the group who have encountered that kind of situation before and can advise him.

Though Andy has been in the roofing business for 20 years, it wasn’t until he found Choice Roof Contractor Group that he discovered the wealth of knowledge a coalition like the group can offer. In the past, his limited resources included social media and product manufacturers, and neither source could answer questions like:

  • “What kind of pricing should I use?”
  • “How should I hire?”
  • “How should I structure the programs and agreements/contracts within my company?”

quote box“Certain things you just can’t ask other roofing contractors that are kind of your competition,” Andy said, “and you can’t ask your manufacturer, because they don’t know—they are a totally different type of business than you are.”

“I like the fact that Choice Roof Group has filled a void,” he said. “They’re taking the hand of a manufacturer and contractors, and then contractors across the board are reaching out and taking each other’s hands to say, ‘We’re all in this together, and we’re going to share all of our experiences and give access to new contractors so that they can grow faster. We can keep them accountable.’ I think the idea is so fresh and new that it’s just going to take a little while to get people to grasp it, but it’s one of the purest forms of mentorship in the roofing industry that I’ve seen so far, so that’s why I’m a huge advocate of it.”

Andy is a paying member of Choice Roof Contractor Group and doesn’t receive any kind of compensation through the group. Nevertheless, he has thrown his time and energy into helping the association grow. He will host a national workshop for the group at his business this month, and he has set a personal goal to help the group’s membership grow to 300 members.

“I believe in the program so much,” Andy said, adding, “I do it all from my heart and also from the idea that I know we’re onto something big, and I know I’m betting on a winning horse with Choice Roof Group.”

Big Rewards

big commercial roofing rewardsAndy greatly values his membership in the Choice Roof Contractor Group, and he says the annual membership fee he pays to be part of the association is nominal in comparison to what he gains from the group.

“The value that I get back is tens of thousands of dollars more than my initial investment, so that’s really peanuts compared to the value I’m getting back,” he said.

In addition to the many benefits of group membership, such as receiving qualified leads through the association, exclusive training opportunities and having access to shared knowledge among the contractors, Andy and other group members have also received incredible sales bonuses through Conklin. In 2017, Andy won not just one but two trips to Branson, MO, through the Conklin company and was able to take his wife with him on those vacations at no additional cost.

Our Group of Contractors Can Help You Succeed in Commercial, too!

Like Andy, you, too, can benefit from membership in the Choice Roof Contractor Group. Many contractors throughout the United States are discovering the various advantages of membership, such as:

  • Off-site and on-site assistance from veteran roofing contractors
  • Commercial roofing marketing strategies
  • Our popular roofing lead generation program after qualification
  • Helpful support from strategic partners and suppliers
  • Additional credibility due to our nationwide reputation for excellence
  • Professional commercial roofing training
  • Discounted pricing on energy-efficient, long-lasting roofing products
  • Job referral opportunities through connections in our network
  • And much more!

If you would like to talk to Andy about these benefits and the best things he learned since joining in 2015, call him directly at (231) 578-4760. He would be glad to speak with you!