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Stonewater Remains Open To Serve Your Home & The Community

East Texas officials have been forced to take drastic action in an attempt to prevent the coronavirus outbreak from spreading even further. Longview and all of Gregg County are under a ‘stay-at-home’ order until at least April 9, and now Tyler and Smith County join that order until at least April 10.

“The purpose of this order is to further protect the health, safety and welfare of Smith County,” said Judge Nathaniel Moran.

This means that non-essential businesses (retailers, salons, theaters, gyms and more) will be closed until the order is lifted, while only essential businesses (grocery stores, pharmacies, service providers, banks and more) will remain open. Smith County created an infographic to show citizens the difference between essential and non-essential businesses.

Smith County Infographic: Essential Vs. Non-Essential

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We are proud to assure you that Stonewater Roofing is deemed an essential business, as we work to protect you and your property from the elements. This means that roof work will continue uninterrupted with both new and existing customers. However, with offices in Tyler and Longview, we will not be visiting homes or commercial properties for door-to-door sales purposes.

But there is still an innovative way for you to get a new roof on your home or business while the order is in effect. Remote Roofing by Stonewater allows you to communicate with us via text message and video conferencing, receive and sign digital documents, and make payments using our secure online portal. Should you choose, the whole process can be done without ever opening your door. It’s simple and safe, and now is the perfect time to consider using this option.

“Our office is going to be reducing staff and following CDC guidelines to keep ourselves and our clients safe, but all offices remain open at this time,” stated Stonewater Roofing COO and co-owner Jacob Law. “Don’t be afraid to reach out to us if you’re having a problem. We are allowed to move around and take care of you, and we can do that safely.”

In addition to the service that we provide to homes and businesses throughout East Texas, we at Stonewater Roofing also strive to give back to our community. With that in mind, we are exploring numerous ways to help out area senior citizens and others who may be struggling to survive this crisis. “We’ve got a few things lined up that we’ll be actively doing to assist our community,” Law added.

This is an uncertain time, and nobody can definitively say how long it might continue. But it is important to remember that we are all in this together, and Stonewater is here for you.

This article was originally published on March 27, 2020.

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.

CeeLo Green Headlining Party To Help East Texas Nonprofit

It’s almost time to turn back the clock for an epic, once-in-a-lifetime party right here in East Texas! Get ready, because we are just a few days away from Tyler’s very own Night of Nostalgia, a totally awesome event which promises to be an experience that guests will never forget.

The night will feature a live performance from music superstar CeeLo Green. Before being an inaugural coach on the NBC singing competition “The Voice,” Green was a member of ’90s hip-hop group Goodie Mob, and released the hit song “Crazy” as part of a duo called Gnarls Barkley. The track was later named by Rolling Stone as one of The 500 Greatest Songs of All-Time.

Dustin Diamond

Dustin Diamond played Screech on television’s “Saved by the Bell.”

The Night of Nostalgia will also include appearances from other ’90s celebrities like Dustin Diamond (Screech from television’s “Saved by the Bell”) and Tiny Lister Jr. (Deebo from the movie “Friday”). This is a chance for people in East Texas to rub elbows with the actual entertainment stars from their childhood!

“Come hang out with me and party,” Lister said. “We’re gonna take it to the back.”

Tiny Lister Jr.

Tiny Lister Jr. played Deebo in the movie “Friday.”

Along with retro pop culture decor and a break dancing show, those who purchase VIP tickets get access to the full party. That includes free appetizers and desserts, free playtime on some vintage video games (Atari, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega, and upright arcade machines), and an autograph and/or meet-and-greet with the celebrity guests. Challenge them on the gaming floor, snap photos, and ask questions during a panel conversation.

This radical Night of Nostalgia is happening on March 7, 2020 at the Harvey Convention Center in Tyler. Tickets for the complete VIP package are just $45.00 per person, while those who only want to see CeeLo Green in concert and watch the celebrity panel can get tickets for just $30.00 per person. This is an event unlike any other in East Texas, but space is limited to ensure a safe and interactive experience for everyone.

Tickets are on sale now at www.NightOfNostalgia.com.

Proceeds from the Night of Nostalgia will benefit PATH, an East Texas nonprofit that supports less fortunate families in need.

Stonewater Roofing is a proud sponsor of this event.

Academic Rodeo Recognizes Brightest Students In East Texas

Some of the brightest young minds in East Texas received awards and scholarships on Friday during the annual Academic Rodeo, organized by the East Texas State Fair and sponsored in part by Stonewater Roofing. The competition recognizes more than 300 students across all grade levels.

The Academic Rodeo began in 2013 and has awarded $11,000 each year.

Elementary school winners walk away with a cash prize, while middle school and high school winners are able to apply for various college scholarships. Participating students may also receive trophies, medallions, ribbons or certificates. In addition to the lucky kids, outstanding educators are also named for each level and given cash awards of their own.

The contests started late last year, however, winners and prizes were not announced until this month.

Students were able to compete in 14 different categories: Academic Challenge, Agriculture Identification, Art, Computer Science, Drama, Engineering, Fashion, Kinder Critters (Crafting), Math, Mindset Breaking, Science, Spelling, Writing and the Pentathlon which combines basic subjects.

Stonewater Roofing is proud of the students for delivering another outstanding competition this year, and congratulates all of the winners.

Click here to see the full list of winners.

Kids Bring Valentine’s Day Surprises To Tyler Nursing Home

Every woman deserves to feel loved on Valentine’s Day, and a special group of ladies got a surprise visit from some pint-sized Cupids this year. The sons of Stonewater Roofing employees hand-delivered gifts to the elderly women at Park Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Tyler.

“Stonewater Roofing is very active in the community, showing our love and appreciation for the people,” stated chief marketing officer Trent Spradlin. “This is not about installing roofs. We know that these people aren’t going to be getting new roofs. It’s just about making sure that they feel loved.”

Valentine's Day Delivery At Nursing Home

The children who participated in this generous deed were as young as 3 years old.

Mark’s Formals provided dress clothes for the young men, while Stonewater Roofing purchased a wide variety of small presents including socks, hand sanitizer, tissues, puzzle books and more. The female residents also had the chance to get a picture made with their tiny Valentines.

“We wanted those who may be without their husbands or significant others to still experience the love of Valentine’s Day in some capacity,” said Spradlin.

Valentine's Day Delivery At Nursing Home

But the kind gesture was not just about the lucky ladies. It was also beneficial for the kids who took part. “We look at this as an opportunity to show the young men in our families the importance of loving and valuing women,” Spradlin explained. “We hope that it instills a sense of respect within our boys as they get older.”

Stonewater Roofing Reviews Roll In, Along With Severe Storms

Customers have given Stonewater Roofing an outstanding start to the new year, and we could not be more thankful. The first week of 2020 has seen multiple five-star reviews pop up on Google from residents across East Texas, eager to praise us for our quality workmanship, professionalism, site cleanup, customer service and more.

A number of our roofing experts were even applauded by name.

 

Michael Rushing and David Shoemaker, Stonewater Roofing employees, provided quality work with extra effort to details. I had some issues on material delivery. Michael found a solution to the problem, allowing the installation to be completed on time. The company installed quality undercovering and shingles in a professional manner and carefully removed all nails and debris upon job completion. I got what I paid for; quality materials, professional workmanship and they returned my calls promptly.
Sylvia Brady of Tyler (January 5, 2020)

 

Wonderful experience working with Dillon, Gage and the team at Stonewater Roofing. They were very accommodating to our busy schedules and patient with our many questions as we were roof replacement “rookies.” The work crew replacing our roof were very professional and left our yard immaculate after the job was complete.
Grace Manke of Tyler (January 6, 2020)

 

Jacob and Cary provided exceptional customer service coupled with quality and craftsmanship that were second to none! After a huge storm, we needed urgent roof repairs before more rain caused additional damage. Jacob came out the same day that I called and put tarps in place to protect our home from further damage until the insurance company determined total replacement was needed. Jacob even worked directly with our insurance company to make sure we were completely covered. Everyone with Stonewater went above and beyond to make sure every aspect of our roof was taken care of. Everything, start to finish, went incredibly smooth and we now have a beautiful new roof that will protect our family for many, many years to come! We highly recommend Stonewater Roofing!
Jeni Sikes of Bullard (January 6, 2020)

 

Stonewater Roofing was able to quickly identify my issue causing a leak in my garage and resolve in a very timely manner. They were also able to identify other areas that needed attention and the causes. I am very pleased with their attention to detail and quality of work. I will definitely use and recommend them in the future.
Kevin Holland of Hawkins (January 6, 2020)

 

Thank you so much to Stonewater Roofing for the professional manner and workmanship in which your crew reroofed my home. Thank you to Jordan for working with me on pricing over and above what insurance declined to pay. Thank you Cary Collum for being such a great Project Manager making sure the job was done properly. If you are looking to have a new roof, then I highly recommend Stonewater Roofing.
Glennys Harris of Longview (January 8, 2020)

 

These positive reviews could not have come at a better time for other East Texas residents and business owners. Meteorologists are forecasting severe weather on the horizon with a threat for powerful winds and damaging hail. More roofs throughout the Tyler and Longview areas will likely be battered by the storms.

But now you know who to trust with your roofing needs.

After severe weather strikes, do not wait. If you think that your home or business may have been damaged by strong winds or large hail, contact the highly trained experts at Stonewater Roofing to schedule your free assessment and make sure that your property, and your family, are protected before the next round of storms arrives.

Forbes Publishes Tyler Man’s Article On Dark Side Of Journalism

For many people, the start of a new year can also mean the start of new lifestyle changes. Some may choose to begin a diet and exercise plan. Others might try to break a bad habit. And many unhappy workers look to the new year as motivation to switch career paths.

Trent Spradlin joined Stonewater Roofing in 2018 as the Chief Marketing Officer, but he previously spent more than a decade in the broadcast journalism industry. He detailed his experience in a newly published article for Forbes entitled “How To Find Empathy Inside The Newsroom.”

Trent Spradlin

Trent Spradlin

In his article, Spradlin touches upon some of the traumatic experiences that journalists are forced to endure in the pursuit of breaking news. He also explains how journalism employees, much like the industry as a whole, are expected to be desensitized to whatever tragedies they may encounter.

In my 13 years of broadcast news, not once was there a mental health service offered (even when requested) to employees to navigate the things we experienced. Unlike emergency service personnel, we were not on the scene to help — we were there to exploit for ratings and financial gain.

The article paints a bleak picture of a journalism job that was often exhausting, unsettling, and sometimes downright gruesome. It became obvious that, for Spradlin, a career in news was ultimately not the right fit.

I was miserable, but numb thanks to external substances. It kept me going. It kept my job. The cycle continued with no help from supervisors.

Thankfully, with support from his friends and family, Spradlin was able to escape this industry that tied him down. He found new life at Stonewater Roofing. Spradlin is now extremely proud of his work. He has the freedom to be creative and expressive, and he is able to enjoy his job without a need for mental healthcare.

Does your current job leave you feeling frustrated, depressed, or underappreciated? Perhaps the new year is the time for you to switch career paths as well. Stonewater Roofing is currently looking for salespeople in both the Tyler and Longview areas. Visit our Careers page to apply today and get your future back on track.

Stonewater Employee Makes Holidays Bright For Veterans

The best part of the Christmas season is bringing smiles to people’s faces with a kind gesture or a thoughtful gift. But there are some people who go all year barely being noticed. Despite decades of bravery and service, many residents at Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home in Tyler often find themselves alone for the holidays.

“You don’t realize how many of them have nothing. They don’t have anybody,” said Bryanna Chapman of Stonewater Roofing.

Chapman and her sister, Kelse Hollowell of Reuland Orthodontics, started working together to change that. “We got a whole bunch of stockings, and we have a list of things that were really needed by the veterans at the veteran home,” Chapman said. “We started this little thing for people to swing by the offices and pick up some stockings and just fill them with things that the veterans needed or wanted, or stuff that we thought would be a good little Christmas gift.”

Bryanna Chapman (left) and Kelse Hollowell (right) proudly display the Christmas stockings that are being filled for veterans.

The wishlists included items like non-slip socks, pens and notepads, tissues, lip balm, hand sanitizer, lotion, crossword puzzles and other activity books.

Chapman’s family at Stonewater Roofing was happy to help. “I just asked a lot of the guys or the office people if they wanted to help pitch in as well, and got a lot of response from it,” she added.

But this was not just an act of service for Chapman and Hollowell, it was a labor of love. “My husband, he’s in the Army. A lot of people in my family are in the military,” Chapman explained. “Veterans being in need over Christmas just broke my heart. I really wanted to help.”

Employees check over the Christmas stockings before they are delivered to veterans.

The stockings were delivered to the veterans in the days leading up to Christmas.

“It just makes sense,” Chapman continued. “They just didn’t have anything or anybody for Christmas, so being able to provide them with stuff like this just seemed like the right thing to do.”

Tyler Area Business Owners Mingle At After Hours Event

Business owners took a break from the scorching 95-degree East Texas heat on Thursday evening to mingle with their peers at this month’s After Hours event, courtesy of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and Stonewater Roofing.

The happy hour gathering was held at the Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites in south Tyler.

After Hours

These monthly After Hours events give the Tyler area’s elite a chance to unwind and get to know other local business owners, potentially sparking some mutually beneficial relationships and strengthening the Rose City’s economy. Jenni Wilson with the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce said that such events are “really important.”

“We have over 2,000 members in the Tyler Chamber,” Wilson explained. “This gives them an opportunity to network with each other, trade secrets and just get to know each other.”

After Hours

Along with free drinks provided by R&K Distributors, patrons were treated to finger food from Montez Brothers Catering and live acoustic music from former “American Idol” contestant and Tyler native Vivian Villapudua.

Stonewater Roofing was thrilled to be the sponsor for the August iteration of this event.

 

Trent Spradlin is the Chief Marketing Officer for Stonewater Roofing. “The greatest thing about these types of events is being able to see a healthy Chamber, which means there is a healthy community of businesses that are not only helping grow the community as a whole, but partnering together on different events and projects,” he said. “It’s great to see our advertising partners out here. It’s great to see other businesses that we have partnered with in different capacities over the last few years, and we look forward to continuing that growth in the future.”