BRADENTON, Fla. - Longtime NRCA and FRSA member Manson Roofing Inc. has received two Small Business of the Year awards for 2008.

“With all the challenges in our industry, I must say that it has been a very good year,” states Bruce Manson, President of Manson Roofing Inc. of Bradenton, Fla.

On June 5, Manson Roofing was awarded the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year (a business with over 11 employees category).

On June 13, the firm was honored with the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year (80 employees or less category). In both Chamber of Commerce cases, this is the first time a roofing contractor has won the award. The firm participated in an application and interview process where review of the company strategic plan, employee enhancement program, work place safety, drug free work place and community involvement were noted as significant factors in choosing Manson for the accolades.

The awards come during the celebration of Manson Roofing’s 30th year in business.