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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Red Cross states that every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood and that less than 10% of the population actually donates. Blood donations are an integral tool of First Responders. As everyone knows, it is easier to perform your job when you have the proper resources available. Blood donations are essential to letting First Responders do what they do best…save lives. As part of our philanthropic mission to help support First Responders, the Ferguson Roofing staff is pleased to be participating in a blood drive today, January 14th, 2014. The owners of Ferguson have graciously agreed to give any staff member that wishes to donate paid time off to do so.
Ferguson Roofing has always been a philanthropic organization. We have sponsored and advertised with many events/organizations/functions that have some charitable purpose or altruistic goal. As we have grown and the third generation has settled in, the depth to our philanthropy has also grown – rather, it has become more focused.
I was recently walking my dog and when I felt something under my shoe. It was that unmistakable feeling immediately followed by the standard statement – “Did I just step in s##t?”. I confirm the truth and then begin the scraping process. As an avid dog enthusiast, I am of course annoyed that someone did not pick up after their dog. Perhaps someone happened to forget their doggie bags when they left the house. Perhaps they did not realize their dog took a nature break. Or perhaps they simply did not care.
“The most inspiring week I have ever had.” This was told to me by one of my employees recently at the end of a conference we attended. We were at a cloud computing conference in San Francisco. Our reason for attending relates to new software we will be utilizing to further improve the customer experience we aspire to deliver. The conference drew over 130,000 business professionals from around the country and world. Some of the companies represented were the largest in the world. Others are at the opposite end of that spectrum, including Ferguson Roofing.