Elite Roofing Supply Expands its Presence in Louisiana

Elite Roofing Supply, a locally owned, independent distributor of roofing materials and supplies, recently added a branch in Baton Rouge, LA, bringing the total number of Elite branches to 15 locations across Louisiana, California, Colorado and Arizona. Founded in 2013, Elite’s mission is to provide roofing contractors an independent distribution partner that is knowledgeable in both commercial and residential roofing, committed to being good stewards in the industry and serving the professional roofing contractor community.

The leadership team at Elite opened Baton Rouge in April, a year after opening the Monroe and Bossier City branches, because the Louisiana roofing market was needing more distribution options. The Baton Rouge branch is led by Managing Partner, Dave LaCouture, a seasoned professional who most recently served as a manager for another distributor. With a strong history of playing professional hockey, Dave brings the value of teamwork and leadership to the Elite organization. Dave oversees nine employees with a fleet of three trucks to serve the surrounding area. The branch carries a large variety of commercial and residential roofing products and is strategically located on Airline Highway, close to Interstate-10 to provide the needed access for contractors.

“Elite remains steadfast in partnering with roofing professionals that have strong ties to their communities,” commented Chief Operating Officer, Sarah Weiss. “Dave LaCouture and his team have long-lasting relationships in Baton Rouge and are committed to customers and vendors to create winning scenarios for all involved. Our continuing philosophy of being a locally-owned distributor that delivers a customized customer experience and comprehensive line of quality roofing materials is a constant the contractor community can count on.”

For more information, visit www.eliteroofingsupply.com.

Elite Roofing Supply Adds Two Branches in Colorado

Elite Roofing Supply, a locally owned, independent distributor of roofing materials and supplies, recently increased its footprint in Colorado from one branch in Denver with the addition of two branches — one located in Loveland and the other in Colorado Springs. Founded in 2013, Elite’s mission is to provide roofers with an independent distributor that is knowledgeable in both commercial and residential roofing and committed to being good stewards in the industry and serving the professional roofing contractor community.

The managing partner of the Colorado Springs branch, Bert West, has been in the roofing industry for over 38 years, 25 of which was spent running a roofing company before transitioning to the wholesale side. According to the company, West is focused on providing top-notch customer service and when he is not advocating for his customers, you will find him on a forklift or driving the delivery truck — whatever it takes to make each day a success. His dedication to his customers and team has led to deep roots within his community and has guided his success in his career.

The Loveland branch is strategically located to service Northern Colorado and led by Managing Partner Randall Adam. A graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a degree in Industrial Distribution, Adam joined the roofing industry in 2002. Since then, he has worked in many roles ranging from loading roofs and dispatching trucks to selling materials and managing his branch. According to the company, over the years Adam has built many longstanding relationships in the roofing community, believing life is about the people we meet along the way. His passion for building relationships and strong teams are what has driven Adam’s successes over his career and fare a natural fit with Elite’s core values.

Elites’ CEO and Chairman of the Board, Brian Torry, said, “We are thrilled with the addition of these two branches to the Elite family and are confident that our customers will reap the rewards of this dedicated group of people. Bert and Randall exemplify the Elite culture – putting the customer’s needs first by providing long-term relationships, knowledge of the industry and a comprehensive line of quality roofing materials.”

Elite Roofing Supply is a locally owned, independent distributor of roofing materials and supplies currently serving Arizona, California, Colorado, and Louisiana with a fleet of over 55 trucks to ensure timely deliveries for its customers. Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Glendale, Arizona, Elite’s mission is to provide roofers with a knowledgeable independent distributor that is focused on making the experience of buying their roofing supplies as easy as possible.

For more information, visit www.eliteroofingsupply.com.

Elite Roofing Supply Continues its Tradition of Giving Back

Elite Roofing Supply (Elite), a locally owned, independent distributor of roofing materials and supplies, recently held its annual “Tools for School” program for its 250+ employees and their families. With the school year in full swing, the leadership at Elite understands the challenges and expenses related to getting children prepared for their education. To help ease the financial burden on its employees, Elite holds an annual event to provide the necessary tools for their children.

Started in 2016, the “Tools for School” program involves each of its 12 branch managers buying needed resources such as backpacks, lunch boxes and school supplies for every employee’s children ages three to 23 years of age who are enrolled in school. Employees provide the supply list given by the school, as well as what the children are interested in – whether it is a certain sports team or TV or movie character – so that they are provided materials that are uniquely suited to the student.

“We love this program because we value our employees and want to support their families in as many ways as possible,” commented Chief Operating Officer, Sarah Weiss. “The best part, however, is to see the smiles on the faces of these young students. I look forward to this time of year because of those happy faces.”

For more information, visit www.eliteroofingsupply.com.

 

Elite Roofing Supply Celebrates its Fifth Year in Business with Six Branch Openings

Elite Roofing Supply recently added branches in Monroe and Bossier City, LA; Tucson and Mesa, AZ; and Denver, CO to its list of branch locations and is scheduled to open Lynwood, CA on September 1, 2018. Founded in 2013, Elite’s mission is to provide roofers with an independent distributor that is knowledgeable in both commercial and residential roofing and committed to being good stewards in the industry and serving the professional roofing contractor community.

Recognizing the Louisiana market was underserved, Elite opened two strategically-placed locations in Bossier City and Monroe. The Bossier City branch with its 11 team members and fleet of three trucks, serves the surrounding Shreveport area and is operated by Managing Partner, Robert McCalman. Robert is from Bossier City and has been in the construction industry for 25 years, 14 of which have been in roofing distribution. The Monroe, LA location serves customers within a 100-mile radius of its location. Managing Partner and Branch Manager, Doug Norman, a Louisiana native, has a long history in the industry having worked in building product distribution as an owner and manager for over 35 years. He oversees a team of 12 highly skilled people and a fleet of four trucks to serve the area.

With its roots in Arizona, Elite’s growth with its Mesa and Tucson branches expands its opportunity to service this important market. The Tucson location is led by Managing Partner, Rick D’Alessio, a seasoned professional with over 30 years in the roofing and construction industry. This branch employs 11 people and operates four vehicles in its fleet. Paul LeFevre is the managing partner of the Mesa branch, overseeing a team of 14 people and a fleet of four vehicles. Paul has more than 30 years of industry experience starting in 1986 as a truck driver and quickly moving into an inside sales position. He ascended the ranks holding different positions such as Purchasing Manager, Manager of Procurement and Regional Manager for one of the larger distributors.

The Lynwood, CA branch is placed at a key location close to where I-105 meets I-710 to serve the South Los Angeles area. Managing Partner and Branch Manager, Rick Sasseen has been in the building products distribution industry for over 30 years. Working in various roles including driver, crane operator, inside sales, operations and management, Rick knows the business inside and out. A native Californian, Rick will oversee a team of 15 people at this location with its five trucks and looks forward to opening their doors in September.

Elites’ CEO and Chairman of the Board, Brian Torry says, “We open branches in markets where we find synergies with the right people who have expressed interest in joining the Elite family. Our goal is clear – to be the preeminent independent distributor west of the Mississippi, and our expansion plans are determined by the strong partners who wish to be part of our independent distribution culture.”

“Elite offers a unique value proposition to our customers,” commented Chief Operating Officer, Sarah Weiss. “Each branch’s managing partner has long-lasting relationships in their markets, understands the challenges of the business and is empowered to partner with customers and vendors to create winning scenarios for all involved. This year marks our fifth year in business and with 12 branches open and more to come, we remain committed to our philosophy of being a locally-owned distributor that provides a customized customer experience and a comprehensive line of quality roofing materials.”

For more information, visit www.eliteroofingsupply.com.