FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Advanced Roofing, Inc., Florida’s largest commercial re-roofing contractor and solar contractor, has acquired Pompano Beach-based Roof System Services (RSS), a leading company in South Florida’s roofing industry since its founding in 1995.
“Roof System Services founder Jeff Fazenbaker and his team built an active portfolio of roofing service and maintenance clients, with a customer-focused approach and quality craftsmanship that align with our core values and operations,” said Kornahrens. He and Fazenbaker had volunteered in many of the same industry and community organizations for years. After Fazenbaker had lost his battle with cancer this spring, his estate approached Kornahrens. 
 “Jeff was one of a kind,” Kornahrens said. “In his life and his work, he showed tremendous positive energy and concern for others’ wellbeing.” As experienced pilots, both men were supporters of Challenge Air, a non-profit organization whose Fly Days in cities nationwide inspire youngsters with special needs to expand horizons and achieve their full potential. 
Acquisition of Roof System Services is the latest step in Advanced Roofing’s expansion in South Florida and statewide. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Advanced Roofing has offices in Miami, Jupiter, Fort Myers, Sanford and St. Augustine and entered the Tampa Bay market by acquiring Roth Bros. of Florida in summer 2015. Kornahrens said that with Florida’s strong statewide demand, he expects his company’s 2016 revenues will exceed $76 million. Increasing roofing repair and maintenance business is one facet of the company’s strategy.
“The acquisition brings us a terrific skilled team, plus opportunities to serve a wider group of roofing service clients,” according to Kornahrens, who said many RSS employees have joined Advanced Roofing’s staff.  In addition to commercial re-roofing, maintenance and sheet metal services, Advanced Roofing’s vertically integrated scope brings RSS clients new access to wide-ranging services. Among those services are commercial HVAC installation and repair, award-winning solar energy design/build solutions, lightning protection services and the benefits of advanced construction technology and volume pricing.
In honor of Fazenbaker, and to help ensure excellence in the next generation of roofing professionals, Kornahrens said Advanced Roofing is making a donation to the ABC Cares Foundation. Established by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Florida East Coast Chapter, the foundation provides grants, scholarships, awards, training supplies and other assistance to individuals, organizations or families who pursue knowledge and skill in the construction industry.  
“We hope the region’s roofing and construction companies will join us in donating to the ABC Cares Foundation, as a tribute to Jeff’s concern that no one’s talent’s should be wasted,” Kornahrens said. Information on the fund is at
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