Featured Employee: Roofing Salesman Matt MartinShare
Roofing salesman Matt Martin loves preventing headaches and saving money for our customers. That’s one of the reasons he’s dedicated to coordinating preventative roof maintenance for our clients. Read on to learn about Matt’s skills with Roof Logic, his woodworking hobby, and how many deer the Martin family bagged this hunting season.
What is an average day like for you on the job?
On a normal day of work, I keep the work rolling for the service techs, take sales calls, work orders, and curb installation bids.
What do you like most about your work?
I enjoy relating to the customers. That’s something that we at Weaver like to build on. My favorite part is helping people see what their issues are and eliminating those and doing all of that through a trustworthy relationship.
Why is maintenance so essential for the commercial roof?
If we can maintain the roof we can extend the life of that roof indefinitely or at least for a very long period of time. It buys you use on the backend of the roof. Also, it is a maintenance item, so when a business files for taxes they can write it off as a maintenance item. From a commercial perspective it makes sense from a tax standpoint as well.
How do you use Roof Logic?
Basically I’ll create a work order for our service techs or myself. I’ll do a drawing of the roof in Roof Logic. As I go out there and physically walk the roof I can make notes on my tablet on the drawing, of issues that I’m seeing. When I’m all done, I create a report for the customer. With that, I give a list of recommended actions.
Customers have found it very helpful to see the roof and what’s going on up there without having to physically get up there themselves.
What features make Roof Logic such a great program?
The report. That’s what I hear over and over. The reports that it generates. It’s so easy to do on our end but so impressive on their end. If I do everything I do on that roof, I can basically hit a button and print the report.
It’s that simple but so professionally well-done. People typically love that.
Why do you enjoy working on roofs?
That’s what I’ve done since I’ve been out of high school in ’96. Roofing is what I do and it’s what I’ve what I’ve always done.
What’s your favorite roofing material to recommend to a client?
EPDM black rubber roofing. My personal favorite is still black EPDM, its easier to work with and I’ve seen less problems with it. Black is good in the winter because it helps to heat the building. If I was doing a commercial building, I would put black EPDM on it.
What’s it like to work at Weaver?
Weaver is a company that is very much concerned about holding true to their word. If we say we’re going to do something for you, we’re going to do it.
Weaver is very much a Christ-centered company that has values integrity.
What’s your family like?
I’m married and I have seven children, the oldest is sixteen and the youngest is three.
Where’s your favorite restaurant to go out to eat with your family?
We do McDonalds. When you have seven children you go to the cheapest place! The dollar menu’s pretty good. In all honesty, we don’t go out to eat much.
Where do you like to go on vacation with your family?
We like to go to the mountains. My mother in law has a cabin in Huntingdon County on 137 acres. We got out there but not as much as we used to. I’m a bi-vocational pastor so between my four days here with Weaver and my pastoring job, my time at the cabin has really been cut down over the years.
Our favorite vacation spot as a family is Chincoteague, Virginia. We visit there for four or five days out of the year and hang out in the sand.
Have you gone hunting yet this year?
Yes I did. I haven’t gotten anything for the last several years. But we were just up there and came home with three. The Martin family had a good weekend.
How do you like your venison?
We grind it up and make it into jerky. We keep a few roasts but most of it gets made into jerky.
Tell me a little about your woodworking.
Woodworking is a hobby of mine. Again, it’s something that I don’t do near as much as I used to. I love making things out of wood. If I had fifty thousand dollars and was told to go to do whatever you wanted to do, I’d start a wood working company.
I have a little woodshop at home and tinker around in that. Over the years, I’ve made quite a few things like tables and extension benches and big drying racks.
My kids have even gotten involved in and actually have taken over certain aspects of that.