The submission window for RC’s 2023 Top 100 List closed earlier this month, and we editors are hunkering down, verifying information and fleshing out content for its forthcoming publication. While the process is still underway, a few notable trends immediately stood out. So, below are five (way too) early things about the 2023 Top 100 List.


It was clear from the calls and emails we received shortly following the submission period opening last January that interest in this year’s list was going to be very high, and the total number of submissions reflects that. While we begin weeding out duplicates or since-merged companies from the mix, the raw data indicates a striking uptick in participation. The total number of usable submissions by roofing contractors nationwide reached above 200 entries, the highest since 2019.


Unsurprisingly, states with the most robust roofing markets showed up multiple times throughout this year’s entries. At least 28 companies entering this year denoted Texas as their headquarters state, with the majority located throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. That said, roofers from Austin, Houston, and San Antonio also made their presence known. Florida is next, with 23 companies headquartered in the Sunshine State.


Rhode Island.pngConversely, some states were conspicuously absent — or barely represented — among this year’s entries. While it’s normal not to receive submissions from all 50 states, only three will be excluded from this year’s list: Arkansas, Rhode Island and North Dakota; nary one roofing company headquartered in either state participated this year — so sorry to those Great Plains states and the hangnail in New England. (We love you, Rhode Island.)


Missouri.pngMissouri — the 'Show-Me' State — had just two companies represented, the same as Idaho, Nebraska, and Nevada. Other perennial Top 100 producers like Kansas (4), Oklahoma (4) and California (2), each had only a few companies represented; Arizona showed up once, matching Hawaii, Montana, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming.


Residential roofing contractors demonstrated an edge in this year’s submissions, with nearly 60% indicating they primarily perform residential work. About 40% of all companies that entered do commercial work, and 19% of those identified themselves as solely commercial roofers.

This is just a taste to whet your appetite. Stay tuned as we continue to whittle, crunch and refine until the big reveal in August.