Employee Spotlight: Meet Lamont

Randy Blog

The staff at Innovative Roofing Group is responsible for making us who we are today and we are grateful for each and every team member. Find out a little more about the people that keep you dry and how they make our success possible.

Lamont Ross Sr. joined the Innovative Roofing Group team in July of 2005. More than fifteen years later, Lamont is a Senior Foreman in our Service Division and is one of the industry’s very best at chasing leaks and repairing them. He has the experience and the skills to work on all types of installed roof systems. We asked Lamont a few questions to help our customers get to know him, and Innovative Roofing, a little better.

How did you get into the Roofing industry?

In 2005, I joined Innovative Roofing Group as a laborer on a production crew. The skills I learned tearing off and installing roofs continue to help me in my role today. Back then we were installing a lot of hot asphalt systems. In 2009, I transferred into the Service Division as a helper and was fortunate to be teamed up with Johnny Clark, Innovative Roofing Group’s second employee. Johnny has been an incredible mentor to me, both in the roofing industry and in life.

Describe your role at Innovative Roofing Group?

IRG has one of the largest commercial roofing service departments in Georgia. We run a dozen crews daily. We service a wide range of client roofing needs from emergency leaks, to planned repairs, and preventive maintenance. As a Senior Forman, I run a crew, dispatched to address different roofing conditions daily. I take pride in properly diagnosing roofing issues quickly and installing repairs that last.

What do you like most about your job?

I enjoy interacting with our customers and their tenants, and I find solving their problems very satisfying.

What is your favorite memory of working at Innovative Roofing Group?

The day I was hired!

Tell us about your family? 

I have a big family but, my life is all about my two boys, Lamont Jr. (16) and Damontae (13). I am a single dad and being a positive role model for my sons is the most important responsibility I have.

What do you like to do in your spare time or on your days off?

My spare time is all about my boys who are very active. We follow all of the Atlanta sports teams but my favorite is the Atlanta Falcons.

Stop by our office at 1149 Logan Circle NW to say hi to Lamont and meet the rest of our amazing staff! For more information about Innovative Roofing Group and the services we offer, call 404-351-8797 or send us an email today!

3 Reasons to Hire a Local Commercial Roofer

Randy Blog

The exterior of your building says a lot about your company. Keeping your roof in good condition ensures uninterrupted operation due to leaks, contributes to a professional appearance, and protects your assets and occupants from damage and injury. If your roof is in need of repairs, maintenance, or full replacement, there are some serious benefits of hiring a local commercial roofer. The following are just a few of those benefits.

1. Building Code Knowledge 

Your roofer will need to know the area’s building code, which for roofing can vary quite dramatically from location to location. With a local roofer, it is highly likely they will be inherently familiar with the codes. Ensuring the roof design and specification meets code will simplify and speed the permitting process and eliminate any code enforcement delays while the project is underway.

2. Issue Resolution 

Sometimes things don’t go quite as planned in construction. Weather is unpredictable and unforeseen conditions can present. If you have hired a local roofer, that company’s senior leadership and likely it’s owner will be there to address issues as they arise and to respond to your questions. There are few things more frustrating during a construction project on your property than having to wait on some game of telephone with the corporate office or some decision process that includes multiple management layers of a large corporation to get an answer on an issue of importance. When working with a local company, you can be pretty confident that the company’s leadership, and possibly owner, will be directly involved in your projects and focused on a successful outcome.

3. Personal Service

Local contractors can typically be counted on to provide more personal and attentive service. They know the area, they earn their living in that area, and they likely live in the area. It’s reasonable to expect that a local roofer will go to great lengths to protect their reputation in the marketplace, doing everything possible to ensure your experience is positive. 

Contact a Local Roofer Today

Whether your roof is damaged and in need of repair, or you’re looking for someone to handle maintenance, a local contractor is your best bet. Contact Innovative Roofing Group by calling 404-594-6038 or emailing us today to learn more!