Erie Home_Jenilee Commons_mug.jpgErie Home, a leading residential home improvement and re-roofing concern based in Toledo, Ohio, announced the appointment of Jenilee Common as chief executive officer. Pat Trompeter, Erie Home's founder and former CEO, has been elevated to chairman of the board; Randy Hamilton will continue to support the company's growth as President.

In a statement, Erie Home praised Common and her two-plus decades of experience in profit-and-loss leadership, sales, business strategy, pricing, supply chain management, and finance. Common was most recently the vice president and general manager of Roofing Components at Owens Corning, where she spent more than 11 years at the company. 

Before Owens Corning, Common was a controller at Eaton Corporation, a Fortune 500 multinational intelligent power management company. She received a bachelor of arts from The University of Toledo and an Executive M.B.A. from Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.

“I'm honored that Pat and Gridiron Capital are entrusting me to lead Erie Home in this next phase of growth,” Common said in a statement. “I look forward to joining a world-class team and continuing to deliver a differentiated, best-in-class direct-to-consumer residential product and service experience to homeowners across North America," Common said. 

For his part, Trompeter had nothing but praise for the decision. 

“Jenilee is a dynamic leader with an impressive history of building growing, world-class organizations," he said. "Her proven ability to lead multi-billion dollar divisions and her specific expertise in roofing is a great match for Erie Home as we continue our path towards becoming a billion dollar plus business.” 

Founded in 1982, Erie Home has grown to become a national company providing end-to-end services and consumer product solutions. Its partnership with Gridiron Capital, an investment firm, has pumped equity into Erie, allowing the company to expand its national presence. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Jenilee as the new CEO of Erie Home and continue our partnership with Pat, Randy and the entire Erie Home team,” Tom Burger, co-founder and managing partner of Gridiron Capital, said in the announcement. “[W]e are confident her significant industry and operational experience will have a meaningful impact on Erie's success.”