Ten years ago, Roofing Contractor set out to compile a comprehensive working list of top roofing contractors that excelled in both residential and commercial roofing markets across the country. The tradition continues as the RC team collected 2017 sales revenue totals submitted independently by companies from all around the country throughout the first half of the year. We then used the data to mold the 2018 list of the highest-earning roofing professionals industrywide.
When it launched, RC Publisher Jill Bloom said she was confident roofing contractors would be willing to share their success from the previous year and put their company reputations on the line. The belief was largely based off her experience with establishing the annual Best of Success conference — where contractors share their best practices in the hope of improving the roofing industry overall.
“It’s awesome to see how willing contractors are to share with each other,” she said. “This industry is all about people, relationships and how passionate they are about their business. This is exactly what we experience at Best of Success. People want to really help each other out, and our Top 100 gives roofing contractors an opportunity to take a moment and shine a light on their yearly success.”
RC’s Top 100 has taken on a life of its own, and participation by companies, whether they’re relatively new, or are continuing a family legacy now stretching across multiple generations, is growing. What began as a way to help roofing contractors establish themselves as reputable and successful businesses in the eyes of their peers and their customers has turned into nothing short of a roofing industry phenomenon.
That the Top 100 list consistently remains the best-read and most-shared content RC produces each year is also no surprise, Bloom said.
“It shows that roofing contractors are always trying to look for ways to push themselves, and find the other contractors out there to help try and figure out what they’re doing and how they’re doing it,” she said. “We’re grateful that it’s become a point of pride for some of the best roofing contractors out there, and a goal that others in the industry are striving to reach.”
Despite challenges in workforce, concerns over tariffs and the increasing costs of building materials, many roofing contractors in both commercial and residential sectors reported having strong years financially and demonstrated significant revenue growth. Many credit tax cuts and deregulation, while others said they simply invested more time and resources into their people, organizational structure and technological capabilities to keep customers happy and keep more work coming in.
Here are the Top 100 roofing contractors from around the country.