Gregg Wallick, President of Best Roofing in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has over three decades of experience in the roofing industry. And during those 33 years, Wallick has built quite a reputation.
The primary focus of Wallick’s company, Best Roofing, is diagnosing roofing problems, prescribing repairs, and maintaining and replacing roofing systems. “Our investigation methods enable our specialists to determine whether the roof is a candidate for repairs, restorations or replacement,” he said. “We have developed special techniques to enhance the quality of your roof and keep it in excellent shape, all of which saves you tens of thousands of dollars in roof replacements.”
Wallick, who purchased Best Roofing in 2001 after spending 20-plus years building the General Roofing Services group of companies, notes much of his experience comes from years of “hands-on” roofing applications.
Wallick prides himself on his ability to determine why roofs fail and what can be done to correct the situation. He also takes pride in conveying his knowledge, experience, strategies and tactics to a staff of dedicated professionals thoroughly trained in diagnosing roofs and offering a range of options for owners to consider.
Best Roofing performs almost all of its work in the commercial market, although a small part of the company’s work is large custom residential homes. “We focus on what we do well,” Wallick said. He had this advice for contractors: “Never cut corners. Understand what it really costs to do a project.”
Wallick said Murphy’s Law must have been written by a roofing contractor. “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong,” he said. “Nothing takes the place of pre-project planning.”
During tough economic times, Wallick said his company has been forced to focus on helping its clients maintain their roofs until money loosens up for them to make the required investment in a long-term solution. “We’ve been servicing the short-term objectives of our client until they can afford to replace their roofs. As the commercial real estate market rebounds we will be in relationships with these clients as we assisted them during the difficult times.”
Best Roofing is most proud of the Keiser University project, in which a GAF TPO roof system was successfully installed over a holiday break. “Keiser University was closed between Christmas and New Year’s, and needed a 90,000-square-foot roof area completed prior to staff and students returning,” Wallick said. “Best Roofing was committed to getting the roof done.”
Wallick has served as Director of the National Roofing Contractors Association and as a member of the Board of Governors for the Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress. He is also a member of the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Association, and he currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Everglades University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s of Business Administration from the University of Miami (Fla.). He also served as captain of the Miami football team in 1976 and served as an assistant coach in 1977-78 prior to entering the roofing industry.
Wallick resides in Plantation, Fla., where he and his wife have raised six children, ranging in age from 12 to 24 years old.
“My hobbies are gardening, fine dining, bookstores, reading and church,” And don’t forget his main hobby: “training the next generation on how to solve roof problems for our clients.”