GLENDALE, Ariz. — Elite Roofing Supply, a locally owned, independent distributor of roofing materials and supplies, recently added six new branches across the U.S.
The company said it has opened branches in Monroe and Bossier City, La.; Tucson and Mesa, Ariz.; Denver, Colo.; and Lynwood, Calif.
Founded in 2013, Elite said its mission is to provide roofers with an independent distributor that is knowledgeable in both commercial and residential roofing and committed to being good stewards in the industry and serving the professional roofing contractor community.
“We open branches in markets where we find synergies with the right people who have expressed interest in joining the Elite family,” said Elites’ CEO and Chairman of the Board Brian Torry said. “Our goal is clear — to be the preeminent independent distributor west of the Mississippi, and our expansion plans are determined by the strong partners who wish to be part of our independent distribution culture.”
Recognizing the Louisiana market was underserved, Elite said it opened two strategically-placed locations in Bossier City and Monroe. The Bossier City branch with its 11 team members and fleet of three trucks, serves the surrounding Shreveport area and is operated by Managing Partner Robert McCalman. He is from Bossier City and has been in the construction industry for 25 years, 14 of which have been in roofing distribution.
The Monroe, La. location serves customers within a 100-mile radius of its location. Managing Partner and Branch Manager Doug Norman, a Louisiana native, has a long history in the industry having worked in building product distribution as an owner and manager for over 35 years. He oversees a team of 12 highly skilled people and a fleet of four trucks to serve the area.
With its roots in Arizona, Elite’s growth with its Mesa and Tucson branches expands its opportunity to service this important market. The Tucson location is led by Managing Partner Rick D’Alessio, a seasoned professional with over 30 years in the roofing and construction industry. The branch employs 11 people and operates four vehicles in its fleet.
Paul LeFevre is the managing partner of the Mesa branch, overseeing a team of 14 people and a fleet of four vehicles. LeFevre has more than 30 years of industry experience starting in 1986 as a truck driver and quickly moving into an inside sales position. He ascended the ranks holding different positions such as purchasing manager, manager of procurement and regional manager for one of the larger distributors.
The Lynwood, Calif. branch is placed at a key location close to where I-105 meets I-710 to serve the south Los Angeles area. Managing Partner and Branch Manager Rick Sasseen has been in the building products distribution industry for over 30 years. Working in various roles including driver, crane operator, inside sales, operations and management, Sasseen knows the business inside and out. A native Californian, he will oversee a team of 15 people at this location with its five trucks. The location opened Sept. 1.