Roofing Contractor of the Year 2013
Phoenix Roofing Company Star Roofing Inc. was awarded Roofing Contractor Of the year by Roofing Contractor Magazine View article here www.roofingcontractor.com
The future is Bright at Star Roofing
By Chris King
Asked what makes their company successful, executives at Star Roofing Inc. Immediately pointed to the company”s talented, experienced staff. “Our Strength is our people, both in the office and field, who take pride in their work and have a lot of experience,” said President John Plescia. “We have the ability to install a wide variety of systems, both new and re-roof.”
Operations Manager Pete Schmautz agreed, noting that the company is structured to make the most of that talent- and adapt to changing conditions. “The biggest thing for us is open lines of communication,” he said. “We do have a hierachy of sorts – you’ve got to have the various levels of duties – but there’s nobody that’s above doing anything within our operations.
That’s the thing – our versatility. If somebody is a project mamnager, and they need to do something else, then they do it. We’re not so tied into titles: we’re there to supprt each other. If someone needs help they are going to get it.
Talented Workers with a team_first mentality have developed a reputation that sets the company apart, noted Schmauz. “We’re better at certain types of systems than our competitors,” he said. “In some cases, it seems the tougher jobs are, the better suited we are to deal with them.”
Headquarters in phoenix, where it was founded in 1954, the union_shop roofing and waterproofing company has 70 employees. the vast majority of the company’s work is in commercial arena, both re-roofing and new construction. About 10 % of its work is residential.
Star Roofing is a member of National Roofing Partners (NRP), a group of affliated independent contractors headquartered in Dallas That service accounts nationwide. The company is also a member of several industry orgnizations including the national Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA) Arizona Roofing Contractors Association (ARCA) and American Subcontractors Association (ASA, to name a few.
Star Roofing Employees have been active in leadership roles in these associations over the years. Plescia served three terms as ARCA president, as well as stints on the boards of NRCA and WSRCA. He is also the longtime chairman of the regional roofer’s union health and welfare trust.