Caraway Properties - It makes all the difference in the world to hire a professional. The professionals at Swan Roofing have made my job so much easier and have served as an invaluable tool to keep our tenants happy in the way the buildings are maintained.
Kirk Swan showed an early interest in the roofing business, taking building trades and vocational-technical training while still in high school. He graduated early and was motivated to start building his business.
Kirk moved to Plano, Texas in 1981 and founded Swan Roofing, L.L.C.. In the early years, the company operated from his garage, providing roofing repairs to area homes and businesses. Soon he was able to hire crews and take on larger re-roofing jobs. "My office was my truck, and I met the crew in the bank parking lot every Friday to hand out their checks," Swan recalls.
In 1992, the company was able to expand into office space on West Parker Road, and over the next four years continued to grow and establish its own headquarters on Gables Court, which included Plano's only roofing showroom. Says Kirk, "It is very important to people that they know where they can come and see you; a company like ours needs that physical address."
Today Swan remains a hands-on company field manager, and is proud of the team of sales representatives and roofing professionals that make up Swan Roofing. Kirk's wife, Terrisa, serves as Operating Manager.
Swan credits his company's growth to positive word of mouth and satisfied customers. Swan Roofing has also been able to build relationships with insurers, providing a steady stream of referrals. The company is proud to be a "preferred contractor" for several major insurance companies.
Swan Roofing has grown its business every year since it was founded, even doubling revenues some years. The company stays busy with over 500 roofing jobs each year.
The company is a certified contractor for several major roofing material manufacturers and is a member of the Plano Chamber of Commerce, The Better Business Bureau of Dallas, and many other professional trade organizations.