Letter from the CEO
Welcome HOT summer! We are excited to announce a promotion in our sales force, a well-deserved industry honor, One Team awards, and more!
With this heat wave in full swing, it’s a reminder to be prepared to for extra hot weather and the cool temperatures to come. Now that the solstice has passed, the reality is each day is getter shorter and before you know it winter will arrive so there’s no better time to prepare than now. We have a lot of work to get done and there are several large contracts of roof replacements to fulfill. Also new this year is that our Columbia Roof Advantage (CR-Advantage) qualifies us for Carlisle SynTec Systems’ Continue-Care® Preventative Maintenance Program. This allows us to offer the 25-year No-Dollar-Limit Warranty.
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We are excited with our new internal program this year: One Team! We cannot stress enough that the success of our business is all about our people.
We feel the One Team expresses our core values: Integrity, Relationships, Respect, Results and Safety. So far, this year’s One Team honorees are: January, Matt Henderson (Tualatin); February, Morgan Friton (Tualatin); March, Paige Parsons (Tualatin); April, Christy Souvinette (Long Beach); May, Anthony Smith (Tualatin); June, Jennifer Roose (Tualatin); and July, Mitch Rimer (Tualatin).
Our One Team of 62 full-time employees are some really hard working, skilled quality folks. In fact, one in particular, Jake McMurchie, stands out and we’ve
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recently promoted him to Commercial Roofing Consultant at our Washington branch. McMurchie has worked with us now for about four years; initially as a service apprentice. We have been impressed with his ability to pick up the trade swiftly and he then advanced into a Foreman role. McMurchie, a former fire fighter, is a strong leader and he provides our customers with quality service.
Kendall Ekerson, our Business Development and Recruiting Manager, also had an impressive feature earlier this year in a special publication, “Women of Vision,” of the Daily Journal of Commerce. You can read about Kendall on page 5 here.
Additionally, we are very proud to receive the Carlisle SynTec Systems’ 2018 Excellence in Singly-Ply (ESP) award. This is second year Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal has earned this award; the first award was in 2016. ESP status is an annual award – created 21 years ago by Carlisle – to congratulate the top two percentage of its most dedicated and professionally minded applicators. Read more here.
According to a Carlisle SynTec Systems’ letter from Nick Shears, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing, selection into this elite group is based on a company’s volume and quality of Carlisle single-ply roofing systems. Shears stated: “Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal has installed and warranted 4,159,761 square feet of Carlisle’s single-ply roofing systems over the years and has completed 93 Perfect 10 installations as judged by Carlisle’s final inspection process. It is obvious that your company is committed to installing Carlisle’s roof systems with the utmost care. You are one of a select group … solidifying your elite status.”
We have had a great year so far and we’re looking forward to more awards, new employees, projects and more to announce this fall/winter. Thank you for your ongoing support of our amazing and growing company. We are a truly ‘elite’ One Team!
Sincerely, Mark Carpenter