When it comes to patronage, 3rd generation Ferguson Roofing owners, the Brothers Shupp, believe in an institutional value of social consciousness. Building on the legacy instilled by their grandfather (1st generation), this fundamental philosophy is clearly evident in their day-to-day actions and is consistent with the culture they foster among their staff and families. This practice positively translates into their daily professional practices and the core values that guide their business operation.
Ferguson Roofing encourages social responsibility and contributing to organizations that share this value. One business in particular caught Brett Shupp’s attention as he sought out Ferguson-branded promotional items. The Handicapped Sales Workshop is a company that has been in business for 24 years. Their mission is to create jobs for disabled workers and to foster their professional development.
The Handicapped Sales Workshop specializes in quality, company-branded products and apparel. They have hired and trained hundreds of individuals with physical or cognitive conditions and provide them with opportunities to earn an income and develop professionally. In the U.S., disabled persons suffer from an exceedingly high unemployment rate compared with other demographics. Only 20 percent of Americans with disabilities are employed, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Supporting organizations like The Handicapped Sales Workshop means promoting independence for employees and easing the burden on social programs they rely upon when employment opportunities are scarce.
The company offers a broad range of products that can be produced with custom imprints, all of which can be viewed and purchased on their website: http://www.hsw.net/. Ferguson Roofing has been consistently satisfied with the various items it has ordered. Most recently we received the branded flashlight key chains, pictured below. We’d like to extend a huge thank you to The Handicapped Sales Workshop for helping to “light” our way and the amazing principals for which they stand.