At Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, we "err on the side of generosity" to create a ripple effect that will make the world a better place! The American Red Cross is world renowned humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education across the United States and throughout the world. Antis’ own Karen Inman, COO, has joined the board of directors for the Orange County chapter of the American Red Cross. Our company will be working more actively with the organization moving into 2018. We are pleased to share with you some of the successes we’ve had with the Red Cross this past year and we look forward to working together in the years to come.
In September, some of Antis Roofing & Waterproofing’s staff attended the Red Cross’ “Sound the Alarm” campaign, which aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by installing free smoke alarms in the community. Home fires kill seven people every day in the United States, and more then 60% of fire-related deaths are in homes without working smoke alarms. Together with volunteers, fire departments and local community partners, the campaign not only installed free smoke alarms but they replaced alarm batteries that had died and helped families create escape plans and thought them about fire prevention.
Antis also championed a company match up to $10,000 for Disaster relief with the American Red Cross in response to the series of natural disasters that occurred in the past few months – hurricanes, fires and the Mexico earthquake which impacted family members of some of our Antis employees. We presented our gift to the chapter this month. We hope that our ripple created by donating to the Disaster Relief fund will deliver help, support the humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross and encourage others to do the same!
Next up for 2018 – we will be hosting a blood drive at the Antis campus. Blood is always needed – every 2 seconds, someone in the United States needs a donation; and a single donation can potential help more than one patient. We hope you will help support our blood drive!
Every November, Antis supports the Movember Foundation, a charity tackling men’s cancer awareness and health globally. The Movember Foundation’s focuses include prostate cancer, testicular cancer and suicide prevention. We profiled the nonprofit as a company in our philanthropy suite at the Honda Center for the month and encouraged our guests to lend support to the cause.
To kick off Antis’ Movember Foundation campaign, Antis held a luncheon at Bosscat Kitchen that included 20 of Antis’ friends. Over the course of the month, our team raised a total of $1.100 dollars for the Movember Foundation. We did our best to look the part as well! Our technicians wore Antis Movember Mustache hats on the roofs all month and the Antis male office staff and field technicians all sported some fine looking facial hair.
To bring good encouragement and great mustaches together for such a worthy cause, we created a fun contest for Movember that allows both men and women to participate while raising money and awareness for men’s health issues. Entering and participating in the contest was easy. In order for participants to receive an Antis Movember Hat and be entered into the grand prize drawing of a Whiskey Tasting at Bosscat Kitchen, participants needed to donate to the Movember Foundation on the Antis MoTeam Page, grow their “Mo,” and post a picture on social media, tagging Antis by including the hastags #AntisMoBros and #Movember. No matter the dollar amount donated, participants received a limited-edition Antis Movember Hat! At the end of the month, we celebrated a successful campaign with the grand prize winner and 8 Antis stakeholders as they indulged in a Boscatt whiskey tasting!
To learn more about the Movember Foundation or to donate to the Antis MoTeam, please visit http://moteam.co/antis-roofing-waterproofing.
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of a disease that affects 1 in every 8 women in the United States. All over the country, companies like Antis Roofing & Waterproofing are showing their support for those affected by the disease and survivors of the disease, as well as to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, the value of screening and early detection, and treatment options available to women and men who are diagnosed with one of the many forms of breast cancer.
"One in eight women will be diagnosed each year, and even men can be affected by breast cancer, so I am fortunate enough to work for a company that takes time away from profit to the company to help to spread awareness and make a difference in the community." – Aaron Antis, Director of Sales
Antis Roofing & Waterproofing started honoring the month with good friends at Seabreeze Property Management Company, Inc. by visiting their offices in our festive pink hats! The former CEO of Seabreeze, Lisa Dale, is a breast cancer survivor, and in her honor we donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, a cause Lisa is active with. Our suite at the Honda Center will be highlighting the Susan G. Komen Foundation all month, donating suite tickets for the foundation’s staff, volunteers and other stakeholders. The Susan G. Komen Foundation, founded in 1982, has transformed how the world treats and talks about breast cancer and has helped turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors.
Antis Roofing & Waterproofing employees support Breast Cancer Awareness month by sporting pink, which has long been the official color of the movement, across the company for the entire month of October! The Antis sales and marketing teams will be wearing pink while visiting customers and giving away our pink hats, and our techs will be in the field in pink hats all month to show their support.
"Breast Cancer has touched each and every one of us in some way, so it’s amazing to work for a company that supports the fight against this devastating disease and impacts the lives of those around us." – Cori Vernam, Marketing Manager
Together, we can fight a disease that has become the leading cause of cancer death among women ages 20-39 in the US.
Imagine uprooting your entire life to take a chance on yourself? That’s exactly what Joey Hernandez our new Account Executive has done. “I packed up and moved out to California with no job lined up and told myself I would just figure it out when I got there.” Originally from Phoenix, Arizona Joey spent his formative years working in his family’s janitorial company. From an early age, the backbreaking labor made him was aware that people live in different circumstances.
“All my friends at school had everything handed to them on silver platters, but if I wanted something, I had to work for it. I hated it as I was growing up, but as I got older, I realized that value of hard work and that if I want something, I have to work to get it.”
Upon arriving in California, Joey spent some time exploring what he wanted to do. After a brief stint working in a restaurant, he decided to get his resumes out to companies in other industries and it just so happens Antis Roofing & Waterproofing was one of those companies!
“I was interviewing with several companies and Antis stood out as soon as I walked in the office. It was vibrant, and seemed like people genuinely enjoyed being here.”
Joey found the interview process comfortable from the get-go. He felt an instant connection with our purpose and our professional and fun-loving team. To Joey, Antis stood out with its positive air of camaraderie. Not to mention his love of our sweet wrapped trucks!
Joey aims to bring excellent relationship building skills to his sales role. He knows that people prefer to do business with people they trust and enjoy being with, and Antis fits that mold. The hard work, dedication and joyful demeanor Joey radiates is not lost on us here at Antis Roofing & Waterproofing.
“At Antis, we’re all about relationships and doing the right thing. It was apparent that Joey values the same approach. In the short time he’s been here, Joey has impressed clients with his ability to focus on relationships and being a great partner. We’re proud to have him on our team!” - Karen Inman, President & COO
What is your advice for people interviewing at Antis?
Just be yourself!
What is an achievement you are most proud of?
Making this move happen! I had talked about it ever since I was a kid and knew that if I didn’t end up doing it, I would have regretted it. There was never going to be a perfect time to make it happen, so I just had wing it and hope for the best.
What's your ideal vacation destination?
Anywhere with a beach and good food!
In the modern age where efficiency and precision take precedence, technological advances are paramount to keep not just businesses relevant, but the industries that they serve. Technology is not just software or innovative apps that bring the world to the fingertips of the consumer. It is also using services and software solutions to increase productivity of a company and its employees. To its detriment, roofing is a very traditional industry and as such, many roofing companies are slow to adapt new technology.
Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) is on the forefront of researching, developing and engaging those in the roofing community to find innovative technology solutions to be used within the roofing industry. The organization encourages contractors to embrace technology to scale their business. In the spirit of RT3, Antis Roofing & Waterproofing aims to use current and future technologies to stay on the forefront of these improvements, incorporating new technologies into best practices and attracting and retaining the next generation of roofing professionals.
• Aerial Imaging – Aerial imaging advancements are the new movers and shakers in the roofing tech business. With aerial imaging capture, property measurement reports are created to assist roofers in their build by providing 3D detailed diagrams of a project. By using property measurement reports and aerial imaging to their advantage, residential and commercial roofing contractors can increase sales closing rates, improve production planning, increase profitability through time savings, obtain more precise material ordering, and have a better understanding of the risks involved with each roof layout. As this technology progresses, it is likely that the imaging quality will only improve, allowing roofers more visibility into the task at hand. It is also likely that larger aerial imaging firms will not be the only ones able to produce such high-resolution images, as drone technology will bring the power of sight to roofing companies both small and large.
• CRM Technology – In any service industry, customers are key however when businesses begin to scale, keeping track of those customers is another matter. Enter Customer Relationship Managers (CRM), a software system designed specifically to track and manage customers. Breaking down the entire process from initial calls to completion, CRM is a way to log each customer interaction. Using CRM, roofing companies can see how many jobs they have, monitor job progress, the costs associated with each job, and the number of customers being serviced. Essentially, CRM streamlines the business in such a way that it saves time for roofing companies while also reducing the margin of error, as there are fewer forgotten follow ups, fewer jobs not completed on time, fewer payments left uncollected and a stronger ability to track the functionality of each job.
• Mobile Technology – In today’s world, people are constantly attached to their mobile devices, using it as a source of entertainment, learning, and business. The mobile space for roofing companies is not immune to this phenomenon. Mobile technology allows contractors to connect instantly with roofers in the field, ensuring the best and most time-sensitive decisions can be made by the foreman, thus reducing the margin of error which can cost a business significantly. The use of this on-the-go technology can also help attract and retain new customers, which makes it a vital new technology in the roofing business. Many clients want to see what a finished project will look like, as well as the different options they have for materials, design and cost along the way. By using mobile tablets on the job site, customers can make fast decisions by showing them all their options on the spot. While Antis primarily uses work order information and documentation, including photos, to plan builds with our commercial clients, mobile tablets are worth a mention as they permeate the residential roofing market in its current state.
• Building Information Modeling – Building Information Modeling (BIM) uses computer programming to create a digital representation of a physical building, before a roofer begins to work on the project. The digital programming allows the owner or building manager to make reliable decisions during the construction process by providing cost and timing information, ensuring projects stay on target for completion. Once the structure is completed, these BIM programs can provide timely notices and schedules for maintenance and repair, as well as budget projections for costs to maintain the facility. This tool is essential for roofers as they partner with other contractors in the erection of a new structure.
As the above technologies continue to advance, improving effectiveness and efficiency in the roofing industry, Antis Roofing & Waterproofing will stay on the forefront of these improvements, incorporating new technologies into best practices. Moreover, by hiring the best minds, retaining quality employees and forging relationships with vanguards like RT3, Antis hopes to inspire the future of roofing technology. As history has shown, those closest to the field are apt to make the most change!
About Antis Roofing & Waterproofing: Founded in 1989, Antis Roofing and Waterproofing is a fully licensed, bonded and insured provider of roofing, waterproofing and decking services for homeowner’s associations and multi-family residential communities that operates in operates in Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. Utilizing innovative technology, comprehensive photo-documentation systems and the industry’s most experienced technicians, Antis has built its reputable brand on superior workmanship, honesty and transparency. With 80 employees, Antis has served Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties for more than 28 years. Antis is not only one of the most trusted names in the roofing industry, but also a respected leader in community philanthropy. For more information, visit www.antisroofing.com