Exciting Achievements of 2017

Twelve months may not seem like a very long time, but when you have a nationwide group of roofing contractors laser-focused on growing their commercial pipeline, there is a whole lot that can happen!

Although it takes many hours to go through everything that happened, we do a recap every year to remember how big of an impact we’re making across the country. To see how our group did last year, feel free to read the previous recap “Strong 2016 Success Builds Powerful Momentum for 2017”.

Every year just keeps getting bigger and better!

Key Stories and Highlights

Many New Success Stories Added

The “What Contractors Are Saying” page now has 20 examples of videos, recorded calls or articles featuring contractors across the country that experienced strong commercial growth after joining the group. Highlights include Rufus Hostetler starting at 22 years old and is now full-time in commercial, Andrew Near who closed 14 jobs in his 1st year, and John Miller who went from a struggling contractor to landing an 80,000 sq. ft. job (among other commercial projects) with expectations of doing twice as well next year.

427 Roofing Leads due to Multiple Website Upgrades

We spent more money on our website than ever before, which is possible because of the expanded budget resulting from successful events and an increased number of endorsed members. Not only are we on a dedicated SSD server, but site-wide improvements led to faster speeds, better messaging, and added features to increase everyone’s success.

Member Shares Story with Audience of Nearly 1,000
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Sam Hostetler, one of our members, was invited to share his story to hundreds of people in Branson, MO. If you haven’t heard it before, his framing business was devastated during the great recession of 2008, which nearly took him under. But, after his cousin introduced him to roof coatings and helped him get started in commercial roofing, Sam ended up closing $1.3 million in signed contracts just 18 months after starting his marketing strategy. View the recording yourself here: Convention Recording.

Three Members Independently Host Monthly Trainings
Andrew Near of Empire Contractors, Amos Byler of CV Roofing Systems, and Sam Hostetler of ECO Commercial Roofing early this year started putting on local hands-on training events at their businesses on the first Saturday of each month. They went all out with life-like mockups of actual roofs and everyone who attended learned a lot. We absolutely love the incentivized mentorship program in place to reward members who help others get into commercial! View pictures: Facebook Gallery.

29 New Contractor Relationships

The size of our group continues to expand! This is good for everyone since it means more experience, greater connections, larger market presence and more contractors to help complete jobs. Nearly all the relationships were made because endorsed members and supported contractors in the group told others about what we’re achieving as a nationwide team.

Workshops Keep Getting Better and Better

Word spread fast from the prior workshops we did! Our January workshop in Cleveland was quickly sold out and we did another one just weeks later in Tyler, TX. There’s simply no other commercial roofing event this comprehensive that is led by successful commercial roofers. There is no better way to receive hands-on training and insider info on sales and marketing than from the ones who are doing it successfully themselves. For more info, visit: Nationwide Workshop & Forum page.

Top Cover Story of CoatingsPro Magazine

Over the year’s we’ve enjoyed a fantastic relationship with Stephanie at CoatingsPro Magazine. In the latest edition, founder Jonathan Keim’s article was the most prominently featured in the roof coatings supplement released back in October. The article was written to help contractors consider a few important items before accepting work on a large roof. Having the right resources and proper preparation is key to ensure things go well. To read the article visit: October 2017 Digital Magazine.

197 Blogs, 263 Comments, and 1000+ Subscribers
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As everyone knows, content is king and so we’ve always made it our core focus! This year we put up lots of new content and the community keeps amazing us with their engagement. Our group literally has hundreds of comments from others on various blogs and now delivers the weekly newsletter to more than 1,000 contractors across the nation. We’re excited to see where some of the new relationships will take us in 2018!

2018 is Expected to be Even Bigger!

We’ve never had so many pages on the first page of Google, so many contractors who further the group cause, or the amount of experience that we do today. At convention in February, we’re going to announce something big that is expected to unlock a new level of opportunity for our members! Stay tuned as we continue to find ways to improve the commercial roofing industry for both contractors and building owners.

If you would like to learn more about joining the group or receiving service for your commercial building, you can reach us at (800) 670-5583 or use our Interactive Member Directory to talk directly to a member.

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Written by: Jonathan Keim
Jonathan Keim
Jonathan founded the group 10+ years ago. He brings a wealth of experience in commercial roofing that spans from marketing, sales, product support and much more. In addition to connecting building owners to reputable service providers throughout the nation, he has helped more than 300 contractors expand in the commercial roofing industry.