Project Manager Spot Light

“Project Manager Spotlight”

“Project Manager Spotlight”
What is a Project Manager? Well to see what that is, lets understand who are behind the titles. Meet Kenneth Oatman. Ken, is 48 years old and has been in the roofing industry since 1988. Ken enjoys scuba diving, sky diving, and fishing. Ken is almost a part of the Masonic brotherhood. Why do our customers love Ken? Well not only is he G.A.F certified as well as OSHA 40, Ken cares about our customers. Just ask Jennifer!  

We sat down with Jennifer and asked her about her experience with Ken and Interstate Roofing.

Q. How long have you lived here in this community?

A. “I’ve lived here for 21 years

Q. How did you hear about us?

A. During our last storm, Ken approached my house and introduce himself. Unlike other roofing companies who approached me that day, Ken was not only professional but extremely knowledgeable.

Q. What made you decide to go with us?

A. Well as I stated before, a lot of these storm chasers only come to our neighborhood after a storm. Ken’s approach with looking professional and his ability to explain how Interstate Roofing has been in business for 25 years and how Interstate Roofing is locally owned and operated, gave me a sense of trust. You hear all the time how roofing companies will come from out-of-state and close shop within three to six months. How are they able to offer a warranty?

Q. How was your experience with Ken?

A. Ken was honest, professional, and a true expert. His ability to keep an open communication with me always, was huge for me. Whenever I would call or text Ken, he would respond to me right away. Ken told me a crew would be at my house to start replacing the roof by the 21st of August. When I woke up that morning at 7am, that’s exactly what I saw; a crew. Not one person but an actual crew with a dumpster and everything needed to complete my roof.

Q. What do you feel that separated Ken with other roofing companies you’ve worked with in the past?

A. Well I was in the middle of refinancing my house when the storm hit. My mortgage company told me that they will place a two week hold on the appraisal inspection because of the hailstorm but the roof was a major part of the inspection. Not knowing if I was going to lose value or even be able to replace my roof in time, I was worried. Then I met Ken, I explained to Ken the situation of the refinancing and he assured me that he will be able to have everything done and replaced before the deadline. Ken kept his word.

Q. Would you recommend Interstate Roofing to your friends or neighbors?

A. I already have, there is a difference between out of state storm chasers and roofing companies that care about their community. Interstate Roofing is one of those roofing companies that cares and will be here long after the storm.

5 Important Steps for a Successful Job Search in the Colorado Roofing Industry

A job search in the local roofing industry, for high principled Colorado Springs roofing companies, can prove to be quite fruitful, as long as you know what you want and where to look for it. There are currently hundreds of dedicated roofers looking for good workers in Denver and many other locations throughout Colorado. So, you’ll find there’s no shortage of demand here.

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Consider these steps to find the right company for you:

  1. Know your skills and talents. What is your experience and expertise in roofing?
  2. What do you want to achieve? Are you more interested in preparing concrete, installing flashing, upgrading roofing systems or customizing roofing products for a unique look? There are countless possibilities in Colorado.
  3. Think of other criteria, such as the area where you’d like to work, the benefits you want, the salary you’re looking for and the type of roofing company you’d be interested to work for.
  4. Look for available job openings based on the criteria mentioned above.
  5. Send your resume, along with references and a cover letter informing each company of the unique contributions you can bring to their success.
  6. If you also do a quick background check on each company, and you know a few basics about their mission and goals, you’ll find that completing all these steps will be easy. Now it won’t be long before your phone starts ringing and you have to prepare yourself for several job interviews.

The Main Aspects of a Really Good Construction Company

finding a job and following a career pathIf you want to get a job in construction for a well respected Colorado Springs roofing company, it stands to reason that you’d only want to be hired by the best. This means not only will you want a high salary – although that’s usually a deciding factor – but also a company that can provide you with fairness, a safe work environment, good medical coverage and stable, long-term benefits. The following points should be considered in this regard:

  • Find a company that listens. This means, if you or any other worker has a problem, your manager will go above and beyond to look for a solution. A good construction firm is only reliable as long as its workers are treated fairly, and money can rarely make up for any form of neglect or unfairness.
  • Onsite training is also a plus. Even if you have some training and experience in your line of work, it often happens that the company in question has its own way of doing things. If that’s the case, they should provide new employees with guidance and support.
  • Avoid companies that are known to hire workers just for quick jobs, then release them when the going gets tough and there are no more construction projects to work on. Unless you’re only looking for a temporary job, this isn’t the best way to extend your career in the local industry.