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West Palm Beach’s Carpenter’s Roofing & Sheet Metal Hires Former President of Ray Roofing Co.
Richard Pepin, former president of Ray Roofing Co., an icon in the South Florida roofing industry, joins forces with Carpenter's Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc., the leading roofing company in the state, with 80 years in the business.
By: Jason Lovelady, president
“There’s a synergy that occurs when contemporaries join forces like this,” says the modest 60-year-old Pepin, who has a number of industry awards and association leadership roles to his credit. “This is an exciting time for me professionally. I’m looking forward to the challenges that lay ahead. Carpenter’s sets the bar at a very high level.”
According to Carpenter’s, however, Pepin is being brought aboard because his high degree of professionalism and numerous areas of expertise, together with Carpenter’s 80 years in the business, is expected to raise the bar even higher. President of Carpenter’s Roofing & Sheet Metal, Jason Lovelady, says he anticipates the addition of Pepin will increase business as much as 15 to 20 percent.
Pepin’s impressive resume includes president of the Palm Beach County Roofing Association, 1977 and 1985; president of the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Contractors’
“Ray Roofing Co. was an exceptional roofing contractor and a very worthy competitor of Carpenter’s that we all respected,” Lovelady says. “When the company shut its doors this year, the industry suffered a great loss. So, needless to say, we’re all quite honored that Richard agreed to come work with us. He’ll no doubt prove to be a tremendous member of the Carpenter’s team.”
According to Vice President of Carpenter’s Roofing & Sheet Metal, Joe Hart, a close colleague and admirer of Pepin for 33 years, the addition is a tremendous coup for Carpenter’s.
“Richard Pepin joining Carpenter’s is simply the creation of a dream team,” he says. “What could be better than combining the depth of experience that our two companies have into one provider of the highest quality roofing practices and standards that both the industry and our clients deserve?”
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Carpenter’s Roofing & Sheet Metal has been serving South Florida homeowners’ since 1931. With a huge portfolio of creative, sophisticated and innovative roof structures custom-designed and installed on the area’s most prestigious properties, Carpenter’s Roofing has gained a well-earned reputation as South Florida’s most trusted and respected roofing contractor.