Fortis Warranty Names David Schupmann Chief Operating Officer

Fortis Warranty announced David Schupmann will now serve as the company’s chief operating officer. A 25-year roofing industry veteran, for the past four years Schupmann has been senior vice president, Sales and Marketing for Fortis Warranty. Founded in 2003 by industry experts, Fortis Warranty is the only company to offer extensive roof reconditioning solutions for commercial buildings with a Lloyd’s-backed long-term performance guarantee as an alternative to traditional replacement solutions on existing commercial low-slope roofs.

“David has performed brilliantly,” said Rick Lewis, President and CEO, Fortis Warranty. “We’ve experienced considerable year-over-year growth under David’s leadership despite COVID, and his experience makes him uniquely qualified to manage and lead the important operational aspects of that expansion, and our continued growth at Fortis.”

Fortis has doubled in size since Schupmann was hired in 2018, and currently boasts more than 130 million square feet and 3,500 locations under warranty, including many Fortune 500 companies who have turned to Fortis to save money, gain financial certainty, and extend the life of their existing roofs. Fortis has more than 350 strategic contractor partners, and more than 70 percent of Fortis’ business is from repeat customers with large building portfolios.

Utilizing its unique Fortis Roof Risk Assessment (FRRA) app with propriety roof scoring algorithm process, third party lab testing, and 15+ year database of roof system data in its underwriting process, Fortis has helped its customers defer more than $500 million in capital roof replacement costs at an average ROI of over 250%.

“A focused strategic sales initiative included: clarifying our message and broadcasting it through several channels, hiring and training new sales team members, along with increased personnel in our administrative and operational groups,” said Schupmann. “The Lloyd’s backing, which we secured in 2017, helped us to streamline our underwriting process and fuel Fortis’ growth.”

Schupmann has been active in industry associations and organizations such as NRCA, ICSC, BOMA, USGBC, GRESB, and NAREIT, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Aurora University.

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