Roofing firm owner, president emphasizes honesty, investment in employees
Mary McNamara, owner and president of Cornell Roofing & Sheet Metal, has risen to the top in a male-dominated industry by promoting honest business practices and investment in employees. McNamara aims to use as little advertising as possible and instead rely on the company's reputation and kept promises to bring in word-of-mouth clients. Employees are also encouraged to tell the truth at all times, because "the sooner we know about mistakes, the sooner we get a chance to recover," she said. McNamara invests in her employees by providing them with leadership training when they are given additional responsibilities. The Examiner (Independence, Mo.)
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Marshall Roofing succeeds with focus on repair work
Marshall Roofing in Virginia has succeeded by shifting away from builders to primarily offer repair work for homeowners. This change in focus insulated the company from economic and housing market downturns, and also provided more opportunities for word-of-mouth referrals. "Every job you do is an opportunity for them to refer their friends to you," said founder Troy Marshall. Fauquier Now (Warrenton, Va.)
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Roofing contractor is indicted in connection with an employee's fatal fall
James J. McCullagh, owner of James J. McCullagh Roofing, Jenkintown, Pa., was indicted on charges of allegedly lying to Occupational Safety and Health Administration authorities who were investigating the death of one of McCullagh's employees, according to the Department of Justice. The employee was killed June 21, 2013, after falling about 45 feet from a roof bracket scaffold while performing roofing work for McCullagh. The indictment alleges McCullagh failed to provide fall-protection equipment for his employees. See more information.
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