MRA Will Host Seminars for Metal Roofing Contractors at METALCON

MRA Will Host Seminars for Metal Roofing Contractors at METALCON

The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) has announced it will be hosting two seminars for metal roofing contractors at METALCON 2017.  Both are designed to help contractors grow their residential metal roofing businesses with advice and ideas that can make an impact. Led by metal roofing expert Frank Farmer, the MRA training sessions will be held on both Oct. 18 and 19, as follows:

Growing Your Residential Metal Roofing Company in the Age of Millennials

Hiring, Training and Turning Millennials into Rock Stars

  • While most companies are struggling with low productivity of a millennial workforce, your company can excel.  Understanding what the millennial generation wants and needs is the key to your growth and profitability. This seminar will share how to turn your company into a magnet that attracts people while developing a profitable company culture that millennials crave.
  • Presented Oct. 18, from 9:30 a.m – 10:30 a.m. and Oct. 19, from 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Increasing your Residential Metal Roof Company’s Profitability

  • Learn how to create value and urgency without being the lowest bid.  Frank will share sales techniques specific to the metal roofing industry, including how to become your customer’s first choice and make the order on the first visit at the price you want.
  • Presented Oct. 18, from 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. and Oct. 19, from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

For more information, and to register for the sessions, contractors can click here to review the conference schedule and choose a session.  MRA is also offering registration for the show floor at this link.   

Published at Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:00:42 +0000

SRS Distribution Announces the Acquisition of National Building Supply

SRS Distribution Announces the Acquisition of National Building Supply

MCKINNEY, Texas — SRS Distribution announced the acquisition of National Building Supply Corporation, a family-owned distributor of residential building products with locations in Belleville, Roselle, and Dover, N.J.   

National Building Supply was founded in 1962 and currently employs a team of over 30 people. National covers a primary market area of Northern & Central New Jersey servicing professional contractors, local homebuilders, home improvement contractors, and remodelers. Tom Lazur, National’s current owner, and National’s entire sales and operations team will be staying with the company to run the branches going forward.  All National locations will continue to operate under that name and will become part of SRS’s family of independent distributors.    

Dan Tinker, president and CEO of SRS Distribution, commented, “We are very excited to have Tom and his great team join the SRS family.  We have had a long relationship with the Lazur family over the years through various supplier outings and industry gatherings.  One of the things we love about this industry is how many friends you make over time and decades later you get an opportunity like this to work together as partners.  The addition of National makes us exponentially stronger in New Jersey and also provides us with access to the CertainTeed Vinyl Siding line in the region.” 

Tom Lazur, owner and president of National, added, “I am pleased that I have found the right partner for the future of National and look forward to joining forces with my friends at SRS.  My family and I have owned and operated National as an independent distributor for almost 40 years, but felt it was time to find a partner that could help us grow the business and preserve our family’s legacy for decades to come.  Over the past several years, I have done my research on the market landscape and am confident without any doubt that SRS is the best possible partner for our family, our employees, and our customers.” 

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Published at Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000