Premier Roofing Company has announced that Luke Marklin will take over as chief executive officer, effective Aug. 1, 2023. Marklin replaces Co-Founder and Board Member Chris Tulp.
In a release, Premier Roofing said Marklin's "resume and accomplishments are impressive, making him the ideal choice to replace Mr. Tulp." The company added that Tulp will continue to support Premier as founder, helping with strategy and key initiatives.
Premier Roofing has 400 teammates in 15 cities across the U.S., replacing thousands of roofs on homes annually, according to the company.
"Premier's growth and success would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of every member of the Premier Team," said Tulp. "We will continue to thrive and grow to new heights under the leadership of Luke Marklin, who has the experience and track record to guide Premier to the next level."
Marklin joins Premier from Bellhop, a nationwide, tech-based moving business. In his role at Bellhop, Marklin served as CEO, overseeing more than 3,000 employees and contractors in the residential moving market.
During his six-year tenure at Bellhop, Marklin grew the company from 15 to 40 locations. These impressive gains bumped Bellhop to No. 2 in the U.S. News and World Reports list of Best Moving Companies.
Marklin has also successfully navigated positions as a general manager at Uber Technologies Inc. (Uber), director at Emerson Electric Co. and a construction manager for Barton Marlow.
Premier said in a statement that Marklin's proven record of building strong relationships with teammates and his track record of success are exactly what Premier needs to scale and lead the company during its current phase of growth.
"Thanks to the hard work from every teammate, Premier is one of the leaders in the $50-billion roofing industry," said Marklin, CEO of Premier. "I'm excited to work alongside our dedicated team members as we continue our rapid growth towards being the largest and most beloved company in our space."