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Great Time To Start A Career At Stonewater Roofing

Unhappy With Your Career? You Don’t Have To Be

More than 60 percent of Americans are searching for a new employer, according to a 2020 study conducted by human resources firm Ceridian. That’s a staggering number — but it doesn’t have to be this way.

Stonewater Roofing is the perfect landing spot for self-disciplined, motivated individuals who are seeking a new career path.

The family owned and operated roofing company was founded in 2010 — in the spare bedroom of a humble Tyler home — and has since grown exponentially. We now stretch from the DFW area to Shreveport, Louisiana. Stonewater Roofing was also the first East Texas company to receive the GAF Master Elite Triple Excellence Award.

But your job search shouldn’t be based on market growth or awards.

What Does Stonewater Mean To You?

We asked our employees that question, and the responses were powerful.

“Stonewater means everything to me,” explained direct sales manager Jordan Cagle. “It’s helped me grow and know more about people, our community, questions and concerns.”

“But the most important thing, to me, that Stonewater represents is our culture, our diversity within our culture, and how that everyone comes from different backgrounds,” Cagle continued. “We come, unite for a common goal — which is genuine caring for each and every client we have.”

That caring attitude, Cagle stated, extends down from the rooftops and into the communities that we call home. “Just making our footprint in our community known,” he said. “What we represent is so much more than construction.”

Senior sales representative Anayo Onyi added, “Stonewater means, to me, that you can start out in a not-so-favorable position, with not all the opportunity and not all the optimism, and you can work hard, transition, overcome and help build something great — be a part of something great.”

Apply Today!

Stonewater Roofing is now hiring in DFW, Tyler, Nacogdoches and Longview. Employees are offered healthcare and retirement benefits. “We want you to grow with us,” said CEO and founder Roland Browne.

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Tornado Hits Dallas, Storm Then Brings Destruction To East Texas

Powerful storms blew through Northeast Texas on Sunday night and early Monday morning, leaving behind extensive damage to homes and businesses. There were reports of quarter-sized hail, tornadoes and straight-line winds that reached more than 100 mph in some areas.

The most severe weather struck the DFW Metroplex, and Dallas in particular.

Officials with the National Weather Service have confirmed that tornado touched down near Dallas Love Field on Sunday night before moving northeast through the city. There were no serious injuries reported, but nearly 140,000 people were left without electricity across Dallas, Richardson, Garland, Rowlett, Sachse and surrounding cities.

Power lines were torn down, trees were knocked over and many structures were damaged or destroyed.

A house owned by Dallas Stars player Tyler Seguin was among the buildings ripped apart by the tornado. The athlete explained on Twitter that this property was actually for sale, and that he had recently moved to another home. Seguin thanked those who reached out to him online and called the situation “an extremely sad sight to see.”

Many more homes, schools and shopping centers were left in shambles after the tornado. Tina Devlin of Dallas told KXAS-TV that her house was a “total loss,” and similar reports came from homeowners in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas, Garland and Sachse. “I heard all the snapping of the trees and the wind blowing, and so I climbed into this bedroom closet, and just as I got in there, the roof blew off,” Devlin said.

Shingles were reported missing from roofs in various cities from Keller, located north of Fort Worth, all the way to Carthage, to the southeast of Longview. That is a path of nearly 200 miles.

Dallas Fire-Rescue also responded to a structure collapse on Sunday night. Seven people escaped from the building, said to be an auto repair shop, just before it came down. Firefighters also received calls about broken glass and debris at multiple homes, and a 7-Eleven convenience store that collapsed. Again, everybody made it outside without injury.

Even a fire station was not safe from the overnight storm’s destruction. According to Jason Evans with Dallas Fire-Rescue, one of the department’s stations sustained significant damage — including a partial roof collapse — as a result of strong wind gusts and flying debris. No firefighters were hurt, but the building was left uninhabitable.

Radio station KNON-FM went off the air when the storm hit. Lew Morris of “Reckless Rock Radio” told The Associated Press that the Dallas building’s power went out just before the “distictive whistle” of a tornado. “We then heard the building shaking and could hear the glass windows shattering everywhere along with debris banging around. We waited until all the noise died down,” Morris recalled. The studio was destroyed, but staff members were not harmed.

Meanwhile, the Dallas Independent School District canceled classes at some schools on Monday, citing damage to campuses.

After the storm ravaged the DFW area, it marched toward East Texas with the same fury. The National Weather Service stated that a tornado also touched down near Fair Play on Sunday night, about nine miles west of Carthage. Power lines were ripped apart and trees were toppled in Henderson, Pine Hill and Alba. A hardware store in Troup was destroyed.

Crews with the National Weather Service will be surveying the storm damage in Rusk County and Panola County on Monday to determine if more tornadoes were responsible for some of this destruction.

Need Help?

Let the experts from Stonewater Roofing help you get your life back on track after this devastating storm. We have crews across East Texas available to assist with the cleanup efforts and inspect your property for damage. We are ready to help homeowners and businesses find peace of mind after this disaster. Stonewater Roofing is here for you.

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Child Asks Johnny Manziel About His Favorite Candy

If you had the chance to interview your favorite pro athlete, what questions would you ask? Maybe you could discuss their past achievements. You might delve into their current status in the sports world. Perhaps you could talk about the lessons that this legendary figure has learned along their path to success.

Or you could just ask about candy.

That’s what happened when a little girl came face-to-face with former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel at SportsCon in Dallas earlier this month. The event gave kids (and adults) an amazing opportunity to interact with well-known personalities from the sports industry including Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and MLB legend Pete Rose.

Johnny Manziel Interview

Johnny Manziel chats with Stonewater Roofing at SportsCon 2019 in Dallas.

Stonewater Roofing was a proud sponsor of the event, and built a stage to host athlete interviews. Manziel was one of the many stars who stopped by to chat with his young fans. But things got a bit quiet when one small girl took the stage alongside Johnny Football.

Manziel and Stonewater Roofing’s Skyler Hefley waited as the tiny fan chewed… and chewed… and chewed. She was apparently still working on a handful of Skittles that she stuffed into her mouth before taking the stage. Anticipation grew as the child kept smacking on her sugary treat, at her own pace.

“Do you like Skittles?” asked the former Texas A&M football star.

The little girl gave a big nod and finally asked her question: “What’s your favorite candy?”

While many chuckled, Manziel was a good sport and gave an answer that is sure to ignite a debate among fruit-flavored candy connoisseurs. “Starburst,” he told the child, who then walked away seemingly satisfied with his response and likely looking for another fistful of candy.

“You gotta love the kids, man,” Hefley said.

“You’ve got to, of course,” Manziel affirmed.

SportsCon In Dallas Gives Fans Chance To Meet Athletes

For the past two years, sports fans from across the nation have descended on DFW for the National Fantasy Football Convention. Now, the event is evolving into something even bigger. This summer, get ready for the first-ever SportsCon, a celebration of all sports, giving fans a chance to interact with their favorite professional athletes.

The original convention was the brainchild of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

When the event’s first two years were an overwhelming success, organizers knew that they needed to step up their game. “After listening to fans, attendees, players and sponsors, it was clear that everyone wanted more,” explained SportsCon CEO Andy Alberth. “We really had no choice but to expand in a major way.”

 

Inspired by the annual San Diego Comic Con, the new SportsCon aims to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for sports fans from around the world, offering interactive exhibits and panel conversations with top athletes and sports personalities. “Instead of meeting your favorite superheroes, you get to meet your favorite sports heroes,” Alberth continued.

FOOTBALL

Ezekiel Elliott

Melvin Gordon

Dez Bryant

Michael Irvin

Taco Charlton

+ MORE!

BASEBALL

Pete Rose

Delino DeShields

Jose Canseco

Rusty Greer

Dwight Gooden

+ MORE!

BASKETBALL

Devin Harris

Charlie Villanueva

Trey Burke

Justin Jackson

Chris Owens

+ MORE!

FIGHTING

Randy Couture

Errol Spence Jr.

Shawn Porter

Paulie Ayala

Rashad Coulter

+ MORE!

More than 150 professional athletes are scheduled to attend. This includes stars from the world of football, baseball, basketball, boxing and mixed martial arts. SportsCon will also feature two football fields, multiple basketball hoops, putting greens, batting cages, a wrestling ring and an eSports lounge.

SportsCon will be held on July 12-14 at Fair Park in Dallas. Tickets are available now. Visit the event’s official website for more information including pricing details, a complete schedule of events and updated list of attending athletes. Stonewater Roofing is proud to be a sponsor of this unique sporting experience.

Wind Can Be More Damaging To Your Roof Than Hail

It makes perfect sense that hailstones would cause damage to your home’s roof. After all, we’re talking about chunks of ice barreling down onto your property at a high rate of speed. But even storms that do not have much hail can be destructive to your roof. That is because wind has the power to rip away entire pieces of your home’s protective top layer.

Such a storm was felt recently in the DFW area. There were very few reports of hail, but winds reaching up to 80 mph knocked down trees and power lines, damaged buildings and even toppled a crane in downtown Dallas. It might not be the kind of storm that has homeowners thinking about roof repairs, but that is a mistake.

According to the National Weather Service, some slight roof damage can occur with just 45 mph winds, even though this is considered to be a “non-severe” storm. A traditional “severe” storm features winds of at least 58 mph, and definitely has the potential to rip apart a home’s roof. Wind speeds above 75 mph will likely cause widespread roof damage.

The effects of strong winds on a home can be pretty interesting, because the damage is not done in a uniform manner. Wind tends to cause the greatest amount of damage along the edges of a roof, or in areas that were damaged by a previous storm. Those are the places where the shingles can most easily be ripped away from your property.

Much of the reasoning is based in science. Wind pressure is greater along a home’s perimeter, and lower in the middle sections of a home’s roof. Also, there are two types of pressure: positive and negative. The positive pressure creates a pushing effect while the negative pressure is more like a suction. Your roof will experience both kinds of pressure. The section of your roof that sees each type of pressure depends on the direction that the wind hits your home.

Strong winds knocked trees down onto and around a home. (credit: NOAA)

That wind pressure will cause the materials on your home’s roof to move. In areas of higher pressure (like the edges) or locations where the shingles are already damaged, that movement will be greater. The problems increase exponentially from that point. Once there is a little bit of movement, it becomes easier for wind to grab that shingle and move it more, or even peel it away from the roof entirely.

This kind of roof damage usually starts very small, and is difficult for most homeowners to notice. But the problem increases with each gust of wind that blows through your area. Spots where shingles are raised, displaced or missing altogether become susceptible to water damage from rain, which can quickly lead to leaks inside of your home.

The goal is to prevent wind damage before problems become devastating, or fix your home’s issues very soon afterward. Contact the experts at Stonewater Roofing for your FREE damage assessment. We can thoroughly look over your home and let you know if recent storms have had a hazardous impact on your family’s safety.

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Storms Bring Large Hail & Strong Winds To DFW

The first day of spring arrives later this month, but the DFW area already saw some early spring storms late Friday night and into Saturday morning. That included powerful winds and quarter-size hail, both of which can be damaging to your roof. Not only that, but more showers are expected throughout the coming week.

The storm was widespread, dropping hail on homes and businesses in many North Texas cities. Dallas, north Fort Worth, Grapevine, Lake Worth, Haltom City, Keller, Southlake, White Settlement, Flower Mound, North Richland Hills, Coppell, south Frisco, west Plano, Prosper, Allen and The Colony were all among those areas where damage was reported.

A neighborhood in Mesquite even felt the force of an EF0 tornado.

Most of the ugly weather has since pushed past the Metroplex, and the rest of Saturday looks to be warm and dry. But a cold front moves in on Sunday morning, bringing several days of rain to the area once again. Expect showers Monday through Wednesday, but no more severe weather.

Still, the rain alone could be enough to exacerbate any damage caused by the latest round of wind and hail, or damage that was previously caused to any homes and businesses. This is a good time to have your property assessed by a trusted and experienced roofing professional like the ones at Stonewater Roofing.

Call us at 903-266-1205 for a FREE damage assessment!

City Limits Apartments Residents Happy With New Roof

The weather in Texas can change in a minute, and it is often unforgiving. Powerful wind gusts. Hailstones that are the size of baseballs. A violent tornado. The remnants of a Gulf Coast hurricane. No matter what Mother Nature is throwing your way, safety is the top priority.

Few people understand this better than the owners of multi-family dwellings.

That is why Stonewater Roofing is proud to have just completed a project at the City Limits Apartments in far north Dallas. The residents of this 406-unit complex can rest easy, knowing that they are well protected from the harshest elements that Texas has to offer.

“One thing Stonewater brings to the table with these multi-families is our knowledge of the industry,” said COO Jacob Law, adding that the company is able to make sure that projects are not only done properly, but also smoothly. “We want to make sure that things go on as smooth as possible on a day-to-day basis.”

“These apartment complexes are going to stand for a while,” Law continued, “and they’re going to need to satisfy their residents.” Those living in the three-story Dallas apartment buildings seem to be quite pleased with the results.

“We had a resident come out today, and she said she’s been living in this particular apartment complex over 10 years. She’s a home nurse. She came out to thank us,” Law recalled. “She’s needed to get in and out of the apartment with her client a few times, and our guys have been there to assist.”

But it’s not just Stonewater Roofing that had the woman and others smiling. “The residents here seem to be pretty happy,” Law said, “that not only we’re out here doing it, but that the owners took the time and investment to make this property better.”

Stonewater Roofing works closely with property owners and insurance companies to make sure that multi-family buildings like this get the proper roof installed by highly-skilled and experienced professionals, all at an affordable cost.

Call 903-266-1205 today for a free damage assessment!