Baker Roofing has recently received Roofing Contractor’s Commercial Contractor of the Year award for 2016. Building up to this award we ranked 17th nationally out of 20 roofing subcontractors in 1979, listed in Engineering News Record, and rose to 3rd from 2010-2014. We also held the 3rd spot on Roofing Contractor’s 2016 Top 100 list for the 5th consecutive year.
Baker’s strong customer focus, as well as our employee’s commitment to upholding quality service — always, has won us many high-profile projects. That includes the Kansas State House Dome replacement, a copper dome located in Topeka, Kan., that holds the record for the tallest dome in the nation. There’s also the well-known Duke Chapel at Duke University; as well as the “guitar” roof on the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.
These accomplishments help validate the hard work put in by the employees here at Baker, many who’ve been with the company for decades. “The recognition that we are one of the top roofing contractors in the nation, it isn’t lost on us,” Kavanaugh said. “Each and every day we all leave our families and spend hours working really hard. We are working hard to keep the successful status, and this affirms those sacrifices that we have made in order to work and provide for our families.”
The extensive customer base Baker has built over their long history is centered around a promise to follow through on commitments. “We understand the best way to build a relationship with our customers is to deliver on the promises we make to them,” Kavanaugh explained. And those commitments are carried out, rain or shine, and regardless of the challenges.
Fourth and fifth generations have now began to stake their claim in Baker Roofing’s history, which gives up hope that the future is looking brighter and brighter. In a novel written about the company’s history titled, “Always Good Work,” Prentiss explained, “It becomes a team and people want to be on a winning team. Our people — they’re our number one strength.” Further, these new generations will continue to lead the company forward, both financially, and through the continued building of strong customer relationships.
As far as what’s next, Prentiss remains adamant that the best of Baker is yet to come. “The future is very bright for Baker Roofing Company because of its people and their dedication. Our best days are ahead of us as we give our people opportunities to grow and be the best they can be.”