|Remodeler launches ‘No Roof Left Behind’|
|Written by RACHEL GAST Sentinel Staff Writer|
|Monday, 09 September 2013 08:48|
On Oct. 9, Jeffrey Brummitt of Nail it Down remodeling L.L.C., in conjunction with GAF, will launch the No Roof Left Behind project.
"It's a year-long process. We put together a committee of preachers, lawyers and mayors" who will cull the submissions down to a few finalists. "Then the community votes."
Any Wood County resident is encouraged to submit their own names, or the names of a family in need of a new roof.
"When I am out giving estimates I hear a lot of sad stories and see many roofs that are in desperate need of replacement but people just cannot afford it. We're a smaller company," Brummitt says, "and we're not financially capable of just giving away a new roof to everyone. With this program, GAF will be donating the material for the roof, Willoughby Supply out of Maumee is sponsoring as well and donating a free dumpster, drip edge, roof nails, wood if the roof needs new wood, and free delivery."
The Nail it Down remodeling team will personally install the roof and pay the fee for the GAF Golden Pledge Warranty, giving the new roof a lifetime guarantee.
Brummitt, and all of his employees, have been GAF Master Certified, putting Nail it Down remodeling in the top 3 percent of roofing contractors worldwide.
Brummitt has 17 years of roofing experience. He and his wife Tammy have owned Nail it Down remodeling for the past three years. "We do estimates all the time-when someone calls for an estimate and the roof's leaking, we do what we can. Ninety-five percent of the time we repair the leak for them with extra shingles we have, for free."
So Brummitt is excited to work with the No Roof Left Behind program. "This is doing something real for somebody and helping them out."
"The No Roof Left Behind program has been going on now for five years," Brummitt explains. GAF emailed all the Master Elite Contractors in the U.S. and other countries about the philanthropy.
"I thought it would be a great opportunity to help someone and bring the community together."
To hold the competition in Wood County, Nail it Down remodeling had to pay the $2,000 fee. "If this year's competition goes well, we're hoping to do the same thing but without the No Roof Left Behind organization for every year to come. Then everything will be locally based with no outside source charging us $2,000 to help a neighbor in need."
The team is currently in negotiations with Cedar Creek Church to help with advertising. Brummitt hopes to have a large community gathering in front of the winning house the day they install the roof.
"Depending on the size of the roof it will take 1 -2 days to install." The winner will be announced next June, and the new roof will be installed in July.
Visit NoRoofLeftBehind.com for more information or to nominate a needy family. Contact Jeffrey Brummitt at 419-557-1005 to find out how to help.
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