FRISCO, Texas — Two roofing contractors considered among the best in the country have been honored with Roofing Contractor magazine’s “Contractor of the Year” award.
Greenwood Industries of Worchester, Mass., was named 2023 “Commercial Contractor of the Year,” while Indianapolis, Ind.-based Bone Dry Roofing was awarded 2023 “Residential Contractor of the Year.” Each winner was selected among dozens of well-qualified nominations submitted throughout the year.
The awards were presented on Monday during the 19th Best of Success Conference, held in Frisco, Texas.
Commercial Contractor of the Year
Greenwood Industries Dave Klein (at right) accepting the 2023 Commercial Contractor of the Year Award along with members of the Greenwood Industries team.
Founded in 1993, Greenwood Industries has nine locations throughout the Northeast. Staying true to founder Dave Klein’s idea of working on "any type" of roofing project helped Greenwood earn jobs, as did its commitment to union-oriented projects. That flexibility led to more commercial roofing opportunities and a steady pool of trained workers.
In 2022, it reported revenue of $218 million, placing it in the top 10 of RC’s Top 100 list for 2023.
“Company leaders Dave Klein and Matt Brown operate a team that has become a force in roofing and waterproofing across the northeast,” said RC Editor-in-Chief Art Aisner. “They have demonstrated a level of consistency and award-winning caliber work over the years that is now paying off in record revenues and employee retention.”
Those award-winning projects include being a 2012 NRCA Gold Circle Award Winner and earning the NACIAA Award for wall cladding installations on the University of Connecticut campus at Storrs. In 2022, Sika Sarnafil recognized Greenwood's work as a Project of the Year for sustainability on Boston University's new Center for Computing and Data Science building.
Upon accepting the award, Klein reflected on how his parents taught him determination and integrity, and thanked Brown, his COO, for his vision and leadership.
"This achievement is the culmination of years of relentless work and a shared vision with everyone who works at Greenwood," said Klein. "We have a truly exceptional team. I may be the one accepting this award, but it belongs to everyone at Greenwood."
Residential Contractor of the Year
Founded in 1993 by Gene Judd in his Speedway, Ind. garage, Bone Dry Roofing earned $65,000 in revenue in its first year. Building upon a reputation of excellent customer service and high-quality work, it capitalized on a 2006 hailstorm in Indianapolis that gave the company entry into adjacent markets in Ohio and Kentucky. It continues to grow through a strategic plan calling for acquisitions as well as establishing an in-house training program.
In 2022, the company reported $121.6 million in revenue, good for earning the 18th spot on RC’s 2023 ‘Top 100’ list.
“The company’s recent growth is astounding; following a strategic plan put in place in 2019, Bone Dry expanded its operations to 20 locations in those seven states through both acquisitions and greenfields,” said RC Editor Emeritus Rick Damato. “Two years ago, it committed to invest in its people — and established ‘Bone Dry University’ to help train, retain and develop its workforce.”
Aside from roofing, the company has diversified into gutters, siding, drywall, painting, masonry, heating and cooling, and, most recently, establishing Bone Dry Solar.
Judd called receiving the award "humbling and surprising" and said his success boils down to having good people in his company, including the families that support his employees.
"I've been blessed, Bone Dry has been blessed over the years with a ton of great people in the organization past and present, so I want to recognize all their hard work and effort they put into taking care of our customers and doing it the right way and doing it the Bone Dry way," Judd said.
For full coverage of the Contractors of the Year, read our December 2023 eMagazine.