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National Roofing Week Puts Focus On Roofing Industry & Community

Stonewater Roofing is celebrating National Roofing Week from August 23-29, 2020. This is a chance to stress the need for a good roof on every home and business, focus on the value of a reputable roofing company, and promote positive endeavors within the roofing industry and the community.

Organized by the National Roofing Contractors Association, this annual occasion serves as a reminder that the roof is one of the most important components of every structure. It is the first line of defense against the elements. However, it is often taken for granted until it falls into disrepair.

For this reason, it is crucial that home and business owners make informed decisions about maintaining and replacing their roof systems when needed.

National Roofing Week enables roofing professionals to engage with their communities and inform the public about the essential role that a roof and a roofing company play in our lives. “Stonewater is committed to informing customers of the importance of choosing the right roofer,” explained Annissa Albers, Events & Marketing Coordinator for Stonewater Roofing. “This week helps Stonewater spread the word through different posts and events.”

Keep an eye on Stonewater Roofing’s Facebook page to see what is being done to celebrate the week. “We want to highlight our National Roofing Week projects as well as thank the employees of Stonewater Roofing for the hard work that they do.”

Stonewater Ranked Top 100 Roofing Contractors In North America

Stonewater Roofing announced Tuesday that the company has been named by Roofing Contractor magazine as one of the Top 100 Roofing Contractors in North America. The East Texas organization came in at No. 83 on the publication’s annual ranking for 2020.

This is the second year in a row that Stonewater Roofing received this honor. In 2019, the company was No. 88 on the list.

“One of the biggest characteristics of this company is that we pride ourselves on continuous growth,” said Chief Marketing Officer Trent Spradlin. “As our company grows, it’s a sign that our community is growing right along with us. The primary recognition we receive is the satisfaction from our customers. After that, recognition from the primary source of roofing news and information is just icing on the cake.”

This year has seen unique challenges within the roofing industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, quarantine mandates forced companies to find new ways of working with customers while maintaining social distancing. However, the team at Stonewater Roofing already had innovative procedures in place.

Remote Roofing by Stonewater lets customers receive roof repairs with limited contact. The process is easy. For instance, online payments and shared digital files allow you to take care of damages from anywhere, on your schedule.

Boxer Shawn Porter Shares Candid Story About Setback With Father

Professional boxer and two-time welterweight world champion Shawn Porter joined the Stonewater Roofing sales staff earlier this month for an inspirational look back at his career. When asked about one of his biggest setbacks, Porter told a candid story about clashing with his father.

Porter’s father also acts as his manager and trainer.

“My dad and I were not on the same page,” Porter said, “bumping heads in the gym and that carries on into home.”

“I basically stopped communicating with him, even though we were still in camp, still training together,” continued Porter. “I told myself that I had to protect myself, I had to protect my emotional state, I had to protect my mental and psychological state, so I could get in the ring and do what I had to do.”

 

 

The disagreement lasted three or four weeks, Porter said. It did not end until the weigh-in, on the day before a big fight. It was not clear which bout this preceded.

Porter was able to overcome the setback by creating space. “You’ve got to listen to him,” he said. “At the same time, create enough space from him so you can protect yourself and be ready for this fight.”

“We might all have relationships in our life that we shouldn’t have,” Porter said. “If there’s no way around it, we have to figure out how to make those relationships work that are going to be fruitful for us.”

Things have since gotten much better between Porter and his father. They continue to work together on a daily basis. “Through the grace of God, my dad and I are beautiful and closer than we’ve ever been,” he said. “But, for a while there, I thought it was the end for us.”

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Stonewater Employee Proves Roofing Industry Isn’t Just A Man’s World

The construction industry is often thought of as a boys club. Jobs are typically filled by tough guys with muscles like superheroes. But don’t tell that to Tayler Burkett. As one of Stonewater Roofing’s new project managers, she is proving that roofing is no longer a man’s world.

“I’ve had people tell me that this is a man’s job and ask me if I was ready for what I was getting myself into,” said Burkett from her latest project site, a home in an exclusive east Tyler subdivision. “I don’t think that females come short of many things. We’re as capable as men.”

“I think anybody can do anything that they set their mind to,” Burkett added.

More than a thousand people across the country agree with Burkett and have joined National Women in Roofing, an organization created to help advance the careers of women in the roofing industry. Stonewater Roofing has been approved as a company that supports females.

Stonewater Roofing is helping to develop NWIR’s East Texas council.

The coronavirus pandemic pushed Burkett out of restaurant management and forced her to explore other options. With some encouragement from friends, she decided to try something completely different. Burkett joined the Stonewater Roofing team in May. “I just took a leap of faith and went with it,” she said. “I love Stonewater, so it’s somewhere to make a career.”

“Stonewater does pride itself on its diversity,” explained COO and co-owner Jacob Law. Indeed, the company includes employees from various backgrounds. “We’ve got a lot of women and men in the same roles, project management, office staff and otherwise. What it does for us is it just creates a whole and cohesive team.

“We just want to make sure we have the right people in the right positions, regardless of exactly where they come from. Whether they be male or female,” Law continued, “we want to make sure we have the right person in the position that’s going to be able to serve the company’s needs, but also take care of our customers. We don’t really care who that is, as long as they can get the job done and get it done right.”

Interested in a career at Stonewater? Then check out our current job openings.

The project manager must be able to effectively communicate with both the property owner and the construction crew, ensuring that everything is done the Stonewater way. “I don’t see any difference with a woman or a man out here as a project manager, as long as they’re authoritative,” said CCO Shay Burton. “It’s all about getting your crew’s respect.”

“They work well together and I work well with them,” Burkett said of her crew. “We’re all in the same team, working toward the end goal, which is making the customer happy, doing things the Stonewater way, always following the same guidelines no matter male or female.”

Burton agrees. “Tayler’s doing good,” he said. “There’s still things she’s going to learn along the way. We expect everybody to do that. But she’s calling, she’s asking questions, she’s getting her hands dirty, she’s getting in there with the crew, elbows deep. Couldn’t ask for anything else.”

Stonewater Creates First East Texas Council For Women In Roofing

Stonewater Roofing is proud to support women by offering them a wide variety of careers in the typically male-dominated roofing industry. In addition, the company now has teamed up with National Women in Roofing to help develop the organization’s new East Texas council.

When most people think of roofing, they imagine strong men with hammers and shingles. But that is not always the case. Women are a key part of the industry. Inspections. Insurance claims. Construction. In every step of the roofing process, females play a vital role. This has been the case with Stonewater Roofing for the past decade.

“Stonewater has always strived to be inclusive,” explained Dianna Gregg, the company’s Director of Operations. “We have women on the office staff, at the executive table, and at the construction site. There is nothing that stops a female from holding these positions. In fact, it benefits us to have a variety of viewpoints at all levels of the company.”

For instance, Tayler Burkett is one of Stonewater Roofing’s newest hires. As a project manager, she reports to work sites across East Texas. Burkett ensures that all crews properly install new roofs on homes. The job requires strong leadership skills. “I don’t think that females come short of many things. We’re as capable as men,” she said.

Stonewater’s new project manager proves that roofing isn’t just for men.

National Women in Roofing took notice. The volunteer group consists of nearly 1,500 members across the nation. It aims to advance the careers of female roofing professionals. They provide networking, mentoring and education opportunities for women in all areas of the roofing industry.

This is done, in part, through local councils. Many have already been established in cities nationwide such as DFW, Houston and Austin. However, none yet exist in East Texas. National Women in Roofing is looking to change that by forming a council in Tyler. So, the group worked with Gregg and Stonewater Roofing for help.

“I was really excited to get approved. The council is already forming and I’m eager to get started,” Gregg said. “Stonewater Roofing has long supported women within our company. We are honored to continue that trend throughout the entire roofing industry here in East Texas.”

The council will regularly meet to discuss issues that impact women in the industry. They will have a chance to connect with their peers, exchange ideas and express concerns. Above all else, members are encouraged to work together and empower each other. “The main goal is to support and inspire members in their careers,” Gregg added.

Interested in a career at Stonewater? Then check out our current job openings.

“We expect a number of meetings and activities to be announced soon,” stated Gregg. Recruitment events are also being planned for those who wish to join the East Texas council. However, the first few meetings will be held online due to COVID-19. Visit the National Women in Roofing website for updates.

“This is an exciting new chapter for women in the roofing industry,” Gregg said, “and I’m so proud to be a part of it.”

Yes, You Have To Pay Your Deductible For Roofing Claims

Do you have to pay your insurance deductible? It is a question that confuses many homeowners, and Stonewater Roofing hears it often. In nearly every situation, the answer is yes.

Most people have not needed to make a roofing or home repair claim with their insurance company, but may have done so with their car insurance. It’s a very similar process. You have a set deductible for your car insurance. Then, when you get into a fender bender, you can take your car to the shop. You pay your deductible, the shop fixes your car, and you get your car back.

The same thing occurs with the roofing insurance claim process.

In most states, including Texas, homeowners are required to pay that deductible. However, many roofing companies will offer to absorb the cost. This is illegal. You should not trust a company that is breaking the law.

But also, if a company does not ask you to pay your deductible, where does that money go? It is likely coming out of the materials or the quality of the roof that they are installing on your home. “You want to be careful with your contractors,” stated Stonewater Roofing COO and co-owner Jacob Law. “Make sure that everybody is doing things above board and the correct way, not only by you, but also the insurance company and state regulations.”

Most contractors understand how a deductible payment can impact a family after a storm. They will likely offer financing options to cover the deductible and minimize the hardship.

In summary, yes, your deductible does need to be paid. Make sure that you hire a contractor who understands this and can guide you through the process the correct way.

Stonewater Uses Only The Best Roofing Materials From GAF

Do not get sold by sales tricks. Choose a company that uses only the best materials from GAF, the nation’s largest roofing manufacturer.

Go ahead and ask your roofing contractor if they are going to use GAF materials. See if they don’t try to sell you on something that is supposedly “better” (actually just cheaper for them). If they are using GAF materials, be sure to find out if your roof will have a full GAF system: synthetic underpayment (not black felt paper), real starter shingles, leak barrier protection and attic ventilation.

If it is not a full GAF system, you will not get the GAF Wind Proven Warranty of unlimited wind speeds.

“You may also want to inquire how you can get a 10-year or even a 25-year labor warranty,” added Stonewater Roofing co-owner and COO Jacob Law. “Unfortunately, most will not be authorized to offer it to you.”

When you choose Stonewater Roofing, the full GAF system is standard. If your project is an insurance claim, we only require that you follow the law and pay your deductible. You will receive the full GAF system at no extra cost.

Together with GAF, Stonewater Roofing helps you protect what matters most!

Customers Trust Stonewater After Hailstorms Hit During Pandemic

Stonewater Roofing would like to thank its customers new and old for trusting us with your roofing needs. From emergency tarp services to complete roof replacements, the company saw more than 170 contracts signed during the month of April. This is a 20 percent improvement over the previous year, and it comes at an unusual time as our nation grips with a global pandemic.

As previously stated, Stonewater Roofing temporarily ceased all door-to-door sales efforts in response to the coronavirus threat. Gov. Greg Abbott ordered all Texans to remain at home and practice safe social distancing

However, while these measures were in effect, cities across East Texas and western Louisiana saw multiple severe storms. There were reports of golf ball sized hail in areas like Nacogdoches and Tyler on Easter morning. Bossier City saw softball sized hail less than two weeks later.

A sampling of some of the hailstones that struck East Texas during April 2020.

Curtis Jackson, Vice President of Sales for Stonewater Roofing, explained, “The Easter storm in Tyler was followed by two rounds of storms in Nacogdoches and a pretty large one that stretched from Marshall to Benton.”

In the days that followed, a massive number of homes and businesses sought help from Stonewater Roofing. With stay-at-home orders in effect, many customers took advantage of Remote Roofing by Stonewater. This allows the roofing process to take place with no direct contact with salesmen or contractors, in most cases.

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With state and local governments beginning to ease some restrictions, Stonewater Roofing plans to resume door-to-door sales in the near future. “At this time, we are still adhering to the safety practices put in place with the stay-at-home order,” Jackson said. “I think you will see us back on the streets in mid-May.”

This, we hope, will allow us to more easily bring some peace of mind to property owners throughout the area.

Stonewater Roofing Still Hiring During Coronavirus Crisis

Unemployment claims skyrocketed across the State of Texas last month, climbing more than 600 percent according to the newest data from the Texas Workforce Commission. However, while many companies are releasing workers and cutting costs during the coronavirus crisis, Stonewater Roofing is actually looking to hire new talent.

More than 460,000 people throughout the state filed for unemployment benefits in March. “If we continue at this pace, we are on track to help the same number of Texans that filed for all of 2019 in just a little over a month’s time,” Cisco Gamez, spokesman for the Texas Workforce Commission, told The Dallas Morning News.

Those who have recently lost their jobs — and have strong sales experience — are encouraged to contact Stonewater Roofing about starting a career in the roofing industry. We are looking for honest, self-disciplined, motivated individuals to join our team as we continue to tackle projects in the Tyler and Longview communities.

“We want to find people who are passionate about a career in roof sales, people who want to help out others,” said Dianna Gregg, director of operations for Stonewater Roofing, “but we also want to offer a helping hand to those who may have just recently lost their jobs. We want to get them back on their feet and give them a way to provide for their families again.”

As an essential business that provides safety and protection to East Texas residents and business owners, statewide stay-at-home orders have not prevented us from offering roof services during this uncertain time. While our traditional door-to-door sales have been temporarily halted, our sales staff is still communicating with both new and existing customers, and the ‘Remote Roofing by Stonewater‘ method has made the process of getting a new roof completely hassle-free.

“The virus has really shifted how our sales team does business, but our guys are not missing a beat,” Gregg added. “They’ve done an excellent job at keeping in touch with our customers, following up with everyone and visiting any of the properties where they might be needed — and new technology has given us a way to ensure everyone’s safety.”

Stonewater Roofing offers health and retirement benefits, flexible schedules, advancement opportunities, and all with absolutely no commission cap. Your salary is based on your sales performance, and your earning potential is unlimited. If this sounds like a perfect career for you, contact us today. We cannot wait for you to join the Stonewater team!

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‘Remote Roofing’ Keeps You Safe During Coronavirus Pandemic

While the coronavirus threat continues to impact people’s lives in new ways each day, it is important for everyone to abide by the government guidelines regarding handwashing, quarantine measures and social distancing. Contact with others should be kept to a minimum or avoided entirely.

That is why Stonewater Roofing is reminding customers about a unique process implemented last year that is now more valuable than ever. Remote Roofing by Stonewater allows you to handle roof replacement procedures from your computer or smartphone, limiting your direct contact with salesmen and contractors.

We are committed to keeping you, your home and/or your commercial property safe during this time of uncertainty. We will continue to make ourselves available to customers, providing high-quality roof systems and ensuring that you stay protected. With Remote Roofing by Stonewater, it has never been easier to get a thorough assessment of your property, all on your own schedule.

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To get started with the Remote Roofing process, simply click on the link below to text Stonewater Roofing and schedule your free damage assessment. Our highly trained experts will visit your property and provide you with their findings. We can send digital documents to sign and payments can be made using our secure online portal. We can even conduct a video conference with you to discuss the process and answer questions in real time. Stonewater Roofing’s experienced project managers will ensure that your new roof is installed properly. Should you choose, the whole job can be completed without ever opening your door.

We encourage customers to take advantage of Remote Roofing by Stonewater, especially during these trying times when safety is essential. We are here to not only keep your property safe, but to keep you and our employees safe as well. We certainly hope that you will utilize this innovative, industry-leading approach to roofing, and look forward to hearing from you soon.