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Monday, February 8, 2010


I'm mad as heck. Contractors lying and, thus stealing. Here is an example:

"In the roofing industry, there are good guys and bad guys. Vertical Roofing prides itself on being one of the few good roofing contractors out there by conducting business honestly and putting on a quality roof without cutting corners to save a penny. That’s why we believe in hiring only the best people with the biggest hearts.

Vertical Roofing has made fundraising and philanthropy part of our basic foundation. We are good honest people that truly enjoy giving back to the communities that we service. Vertical Roofing is pleased to donate a portion of the proceeds from each roof project that we complete to the Susan G. Komen Foundation® in an effort to eradicate breast cancer forever. To find out more and see what charity events Team Vertical will attend next, please visit our GO “PINK” page."
What a liar! I checked their link to "Race for the Cure" and no money contributed even though they had referrals on Google Maps Comment section claiming that one of the reasons they used this company is they donated for breast cancer research.
This is from their Houston City Voter ad:Vertical Roofing is a Texas based company with over 20 years of experience in the roofing industry servicing Dallas / Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston as well as their surrounding areas. It is through this experience that we have earned a reputation for roofing excellence. We are a team of experienced professionals who work hard to maintain excellent relationships with customers, manufacturers, suppliers, insurance companies, and adjusting firms throughout the nation. Vertical Roofing is a company that believes in giving back to the communities we service. We believe in supporting local charities and taking part in many different activity based charitable events. That is why Vertical Roofing donates $25 per roof project that we complete to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in an effort to help eradicate breast cancer forever.
This comment was posted in the Houston publication:
Vertical Roofing Northwest Hills, Austin
Pat K. says: ""Very professional roofer. They actually roofed our house in 1 day which was very nice with the noise associated with roofing. Gerard Roof. ""
Posted 20 days ago

"We hired Vertical Roofing after taking several bids on our roof. We agreed to let them deal directly with our insurance company to get as much money from them as possible so we would not have to pay any out of pocket expense. We were doing a wood roof replacement and we were interested in metal roofing so we had them quote us both the Decra and Gerard, stone coated steel roofing products, as well as a standing seam metal roof and we decided to go with the Gerard in the end. We could not be more happy with our roof and they were right about the energy savings a metal roof provides. Great company with great service and we like the fact they donate to breast cancer research as well." PatKarbonsky posted on Kudzu.
There were a lot of postings on Google and Yahoo from people that said Vertical did a great job on their roof. No money in the "Race for the Cure" queue.
They claim to have an A+ rating as a BBB member but a national, state, URL, and address search came up empty at the BBB.
They claim to be members of the NRCA, National Roofing Contractors Association, which has been around since 1886. No Vertical Roofing there either.
Metal Roofing Alliance, MRA, is listed as one of their credentials. Not there either.
I called Gerard, a premium metal roofing manufacturer that sells direct to roofing contractors. Did not hear of them.
These are the sort of lies that people give out when they want to set you up to steal. They have already stolen from anyone whose done business with them by all the lies they tell.
EAGLE POSTAL CENTERS owns their Dallas location.
Mail Box Plus owns their Fort Worth location.
Nassau Portal Postal Center shows up on Google Maps as this location for the Houston address.
Postnet is where their Austin address is. I wonder what Postnet does? Roofing?
Now I've looked up all their offices and found postal boxes, not a roofing company but I did come across one other location for Vertical Roofing, by accident, in Cedar Hill, but it is not on the website. It's owned by Colby Conklin.
Update from your not on the spot reporter.
Wrong! I was all wrong. Conklin is a great guy but two other guys at Bradco were working there when the scandal was broke by moi. Conklin was just helping. They all were fired and now that it has been several months Vertical still has not paid a penny to the "Race for the Cure" even though they trade on the foundations good will. If I ran the Susan B Korman organization I'd send a cease and desist letter.
May %th, 2010, and the Better Business Bureau report for Vertical Roofing in Fort Worth says they've been in business since 2004, I believe.

Jon Wright

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