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Janie’s Cakes In Tyler Gets Clean New Commercial Roof

Many ingredients go into making the perfect pound cake. But without a building to work in, the team at Janie’s Cakes would have nowhere to whip up their delicious treats. That’s why it was important to them — and us — that Janie’s Cakes get the best possible roof for their kitchen and storefront in Tyler.

Janie Clapp and Katherine Crow are the mother-daughter duo behind Janie’s Cakes. While the company began decades ago, they did not move into their current location until 2009, repurposing the old Coats-McCain Lumber Company building on East Front Street. “It’s been here for a long time,” said Clapp. “I’m not sure when it was built. Twenties? Thirties?”

The roof had been leaking for a little bit, Clapp and Crow explained. They realized that it was time to find an honest and reliable roofing company to tackle the job. “We’d just finally gotten to the point where the leaks were a little too frequent,” Crow said. “I called y’all’s office and got a call back, and then Roland was over here, like, lickety-split.”

Crow is talking about Roland Browne, the founder and CEO of Stonewater Roofing, who personally addressed the Janie’s Cakes project. “Janie’s Cakes is iconic in the East Texas area, and they have a beautiful building that’s just a ray of sunshine to look at,” Browne said. “I’m so happy that we were able to get them covered with a strong and dependable new roof.”

“They were on it, very efficient,” Clapp said of the roofing process.

Crow was quick to echo her mother’s statements. “Efficient, prompt, on time, well organized,” she said. “Anytime we do a project, we like to improve upon it, and Roland had the same point of view. So, not only would our roof be replaced, it would be replaced with a better quality material. It would overall be more energy efficient and more durable. So, maybe we’ll gain another decade or so out of it.”

“I appreciate the fact, too, that they kept us informed,” Clapp said. “If something came up with our oven, our vent to go with that I mean, they talked it over with us. They just didn’t do something. They discussed what they were going to do.”

“It looks great. It’s clean. It’s definitely an improvement from what we had, and really thankful that it happened so quickly,” said Crow. “Great overall. I enjoyed the whole process. I would do it all over again.”

Crow even gave Stonewater Roofing the best compliment of all, comparing our commercial roofing knowledge to those yummy desserts that she and her mom make each day. “Y’all are experts in your field just like we’re experts at making cakes,” she added. True, but our roofs don’t taste so darn good!

Are you ready to protect and improve your business with a new roof? Contact us now to schedule a free damage assessment, and see for yourself why Janie’s Cakes and so many other companies in Texas and Louisiana are raving about Stonewater Roofing’s commercial services.

Stonewater Roofing Begins Accepting Cryptocurrency

Stonewater Roofing is now one of the first roofing companies in Texas to begin taking cryptocurrency as a form of payment. The innovative East Texas roofers are working with BitPay, the industry’s leading cryptocurrency processor, to accept transactions using Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Stellar, Monero and more.

“We pride ourselves on being innovators within the roofing and construction industry,” explained Stonewater Roofing CEO and founder Roland Browne. “From the initial process of setting up an appointment, through the actual roofing project, down to this final step of making a payment, we want everything to be simple for our customers. New technology contributes to that.”

The company had already been accepting online payments as part of its Remote Roofing program, which allows property owners to go through the roofing process with little to no direct contact with Stonewater Roofing personnel. This program also involves electronic documents, videoconferencing and online photo sharing — other technological advancements that Stonewater Roofing was quick to embrace.

In addition, Stonewater Roofing recently introduced Solar Solutions for those looking to cut the cost of their monthly electric bill from 60 percent to 100 percent. This is yet another innovative option that not all roofing companies are able to offer.

Cryptocurrency payment is an extension of these advancements. “It’s about giving our customers as many options as possible and breaking down any obstacles that may come between a property owner and the safety of a new roof,” Browne added. “When the crypto market is hot, and an early adopter has a lot of profit in their account, they might see that as a good opportunity to invest in the home, whereas a more steady cash income might be guarded more tightly to make payments at places where crypto is not yet accepted.”

Cryptocurrency is still in its infancy, and only a handful of major companies have adopted it as a form of payment in the United States. Those include Microsoft, Starbucks, The Home Depot, Whole Foods and Tesla.

Paying with cryptocurrency is simple for those who already have invested in the digital assets. Simply visit our Financing page and click the BitPay button to submit an outstanding payment. “We’re so proud to offer this new option to our customers,” said Browne, “as we continue to lead the way into the future of our industry.”

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. Click here to apply now!

Raffle Raises Money To End East Texas Poverty

Stonewater Roofing was one of several East Texas businesses that banded together to help raise money for People Attempting To Help (PATH), an organization that is dedicated to ending area poverty.

Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q hosted a raffle with the help of Stonewater Roofing, Roast Social Kitchen and many more Tyler businesses. They will also soon host a concert featuring several national musicians who are originally from the East Texas area.

PATH is a poverty alleviation agency that is locally funded and governed to specifically serve East Texas.

Stonewater Roofing owner Roland Browne jumped at the opportunity to help out with the raffle. “I’ve had experience with other organizations like them, and the fact that I know that I’m doing something to contribute back to society makes me feel good,” he said. “It makes me sleep good at night.”