Location: Longwood, Fla.
Founded: 1994 by Doug and Joyce Lanier
Current Principal Owners: Doug and Joyce Lanier
Scope of Work: 83% Residential, 17% Commercial
Company Specialty: Commercial, new construction and residential roofing installations and replacements; and commercial, new construction and residential PV and pool solar installations.
Number of Employees: 265 non-union
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram
2017 Annual Revenue: $61.2 million
Last year was: “While Collis Roofing grew year-over-year, we expected to generate more revenue in 2017,” said Doug Lanier, owner and CEO. “The impact of Hurricane Irma from giving time for families to prepare, families who evacuated, loss of gas and power in areas — some for weeks — impacted our ability to continue to perform work as planned. It increased the number of opportunities available to work, however, from insurance claims for the end of 2017 that will continue on far into 2018. Over 281,000 insurance claims were filed in the Collis Roofing service areas.”
This year will be: “We fully expect Collis Roofing to continue to grow in 2018,” Lanier said. “As Collis Roofing has never been a roofing contractor solely or primarily focused on insurance claim work, but rather cash roofing jobs, the additional high demand of roofing needs from repairs to roof replacements due to the impact of an overwhelming amount of insurance claims in the service area has shown a positive increase in revenue.
“Additionally, as the economic environment continues to be more and more positive in Florida, new construction from production and custom builders means additional roofing revenue. Commercial companies that are seeing less taxation are able to budget more for needed repairs or roof replacements.”
Fast facts: “When Collis Roofing’s employees were trying to prepare for Hurricane Irma’s approach, they were genuinely impacted by the victims of Hurricane Harvey,” Lanier said. “The employees instead turned their focus onto creating a donation drive for the victims. While donations were open to the public, over 90 percent of all the donations came from the employees of the company. They incorporated local schools where employees’ children went to create cards for children in shelters. They collected enough donations to fill and deliver multiple truck loads all before Hurricane Irma made landfall. Collis Roofing’s family not only believes but lives the mantra of service over self.”