Brian Hicks never wanted to have the biggest roofing company in the world — just the one that did the best work. After 35 years in the roofing industry, including the last 21 years as owner of Chandler’s Roofing in San Pedro, Calif., Hicks has earned a reputation for top-quality work.
In its 25 years of operation, PetersenDean Roofing and Solar Systems has designed and installed roofs and integrated roofing and solar systems valued at well over $2 billion. Since its founding in 1984, the company has grown to become the largest privately held integrated roofing and solar contractor in the country, employing 4,500 people and operating coast-to-coast in over 15 offices in five states.
When Curt and Suzie Boyd formed Academy Roofing Inc. in Aurora, Colo., their objectives were simple but ambitious. “We started our company in 1980 and our goal then was to build a reputation as an honest and reliable company with an emphasis on outstanding workmanship and complete customer satisfaction,” said Curt Boyd, president of Academy Roofing Inc. “Today that goal is as important as ever.”