An Important Update on Our 80 in 80 Campaign!

National Day of Giving seems to be an appropriate time to update everyone on the status of our 80 in 80 campaign. As a reminder, we are celebrating our 80th year in business with a charitable campaign in which we are awarding 80 grants throughout 2018 and 2019.

This campaign features three categories of support:

  • 40 organizations chosen by Ferguson Roofing will receive support
  • 20 organizations will receive support through community application nominations
  • 20 people will receive trade industry scholarships through application entries

In the upcoming weeks, we will be announcing the first round of finalists!

As Ferguson Roofing will be selecting many of the organizations for this campaign, we formed a committee to vet the publicly nominated organizations. Our esteemed selection committee had the difficult task of paring all of the great candidates down to 10 for 2018 grants. We will also be introducing you to this group soon!

To help the committee with their decision process, we met as a group to decide on the overarching criteria. After much banter, we appropriately settled on “Diversity.” We were hopeful that the finalist would represent differences in such ways as: mission, demographics served, sector represented, organizational size, and the grant type needed (money, volunteers, resources/construction services). The committee did not disappoint in the finalists selected.

Over the upcoming weeks, we will be featuring each of the grant recipients. We will highlight their mission and how Ferguson Roofing is able to best support it. We have contacted each of our first round winners and are in discussions to learn the best way we can honor their mission. We are privileged to help support them.

As 10 more publicly nominated applicants will be awarded in the spring of 2019, we hope that our community will continue to send well-deserving organizations our way. To nominate an organization or trade school attendee, please visit our website.

Ferguson Roofing Goes “Full Throttle” on the Open Road

Ferguson Roofing team members Brett, Troy and Justin standing next to their motorcycles, as seen in Full Throttle Magazine

What is life without adventure? We all define it differently. Depending on your personality, it can range from free falling from 13,000 feet to trying a new dish at your favorite restaurant. Adventure for three members of the Ferguson Roofing team is easy to identify: the freedom of the open road behind the handlebars of a Harley. For Brett, Troy and Justin, there is no better way to see the world than going full throttle with the wind.

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Pinterest: An Illustrative Narrative

By now, you’ve probably heard of the social media powerhouse, Pinterest. As one of the fastest growing websites in history, it boasts over 70 million users and drives more consumer activity than Facebook and Twitter. With 85 million unique visits each month, what business wouldn’t want to be part of the fun?

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Ferguson Roofing Honored as Top Family Owned Business

Long before the days of large corporations and publicly-traded companies, small family-owned establishments built the foundation for business as we know it today. Communities rely heavily on small businesses to build local economies and provide job opportunities. Ferguson Roofing has been a family owned and operated business for 75 years serving the St. Louis region. It has a long, healthy relationship with the city it calls home. The company prides itself on community involvement, treating customers like family and taking care of their staff. These values have not gone unnoticed.

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Ferguson Roofing Named a Top Family Owned Business

Long before the days of large corporations and publically-traded companies, small family-owned establishments built the foundation for business as we know it today. Communities rely heavily on small businesses to build local economies and provide job opportunities. Ferguson Roofing has been a family owned and operated business for 75 years serving the St. Louis region. It has a long, healthy relationship with the city it calls home. The company prides itself on community involvement, treating customers like family and taking care of their staff. These values have not gone unnoticed.

Last month, Ferguson Roofing was recognized by Small Business Monthly as being a Top Family Owned Business of 2014 in the St. Louis area. Small Business Monthly (SBM) is a print and digital publication that serves the Greater St. Louis market and represents privately owned companies. The magazine covers topics such as business trends and best practices. It aims to be a resource to companies to be successful in the St. Louis marketplace.

Each year SBM recognizes awardees in a number of categories, including Top Young Entrepreneurs, Best IT Firms and Best in Reliability, to name a few. This year, Ferguson Roofing President, Jason Shupp, was presented with the Family Business Award on behalf of the company he co-owns with his brother, Brett Shupp.

Jason frequently uses SBM as a resource for growing and developing business opportunities, and building relationships with other companies in the community. The Shupp family and the Ferguson Roofing staff are honored to be among the awardees that SBM has selected as exceptional businesses in 2014.

Ferguson Roofing Celebrates National Men’s Health Month

We all want our friends and loved ones to live long, happy lives. We celebrated the men that mean so much to us by participating in National Men’s Health Month. This event occurs every June to raise awareness of the importance healthy living. The staff of Ferguson Roofing reserved a day to wear blue and distribute care packages to fellow employees. The bundle included items specifically recommended for the male anatomy like bananas and dried blueberries.

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To Clean or Not to Clean…

As homeowners, we know it takes a lot of work to keep our homes looking nice. We spend hours maintaining our homes, both inside and out, to keep up tidiness and functionality. One chore that often falls to the wayside is cleaning out gutters because getting up on a ladder isn’t everyone’s favorite activity. Not to mention it’s not the cleanest job. Neglecting gutters, however, can lead to some very undesirable and costly consequences for our homes.

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New to the Ferguson Family? Me Too!

When picturing an office environment of a roofing company, several mental images probably come to mind. My preconceptions included thoughts of a warehouse-type environment filled with tools, building materials, hard hats, sweaty guys in steel-toe boots and the smell of tar burning in your sinuses. Perhaps something along the lines of taking your car to the shop for a tune up; a male-dominant environment with lots of testosterone and the odor of hard work saturating the air. On my first day on the job, I learned that at Ferguson Roofing, this was wildly incorrect.

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Beware of Scammers

A man posing as a roofer made news this past March for scamming people in the St. Louis area. He managed to con thousands of dollars out of unsuspecting homeowners before being caught.  Check out this news video with the details.

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Partnerships

I am an avid motorcyclist. I am also a race fan. Add some dirt and this is the recipe for great action through Supercross and the Outdoor National Motocross races. This year has had particularly exciting races. In seasons past, like in many elite level individual sports, there are a few participants that tend to dominate consistently. This year, the depth of the competition has allowed more racers to be in the mix and different faces at the top step of the podium. I love to see the competition. As a competitor, I don’t see competition as an obstacle to be the best, but as the catalyst to be better than you are. For more information about Supercross, click here.

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