October 18, 2022 at 6:00 a.m.
By Cass Jacoby.
Roof Hub is the contractor platform solution made specifically for roofers. Learn how you can use this technology to boost your business.
In a new Roofing Road Trips episode, Heidi J. Ellsworth travels to Dallas, Texas to visit with the leader of Roof Hub with SRS Distribution Inc., Chris Hill. The two have a conversation on how bringing technology into your business can elevate your company and make a huge difference in company success.
Created specifically for the roofing trade, Roof Hub is the ideal tool for businesses of all sizes and complexity. Whether you’re sitting at your desk or on the go at the jobsite, Roof Hub offers real-time delivery tracking, invoice history, easy online ordering, training, interactive storm maps and more!
Chris tells Heidi that the app was created out of a desire to be what every contractor wants out of their app. “We just went out to our contractors and asked them, ‘What is it you would want to have if we were to build an app or a platform for?’ And so we took all their requests of things they said they wanted, we ranked them and prioritized them,” says Chris. “And here we are today, a few years later and you can place orders, you can view live pricing. We have integrations with multiple CRMs and measurement software. And so really, we always are just approaching with the customer needs in mind.”
They asked and listened. After steeping the development of this platform in many cycles of contractor feedback and testing, Roof Hub became the resource it is today.
It cannot be stated enough how much this technology equips roofers with the peace of mind to stop sweating the small stuff and focus on growing their business. Something as simple as sending your crew out at the right time because you know when the materials are being delivered can mean all the difference in terms of labor costs. Knowing when your materials will be on the site, having all your invoice history in one space and easy online ordering to streamline the process is a gamechanger — it means that you can focus on the big picture.
“We try to incorporate as much as we possibly can that anyone could use for their business to be able to enable them,” says Chris. “At Roof Hub, it’s not everything for everyone, but there’s something in it for anyone. So it’s across the board. We have contractors that do all kinds of different work. We have just roofing contractors, we have stormers, we have national accounts, we have very, very small people that maybe work hands on themselves, or they have one crew.”
Listen to the podcast and learn how you can use this technology to differentiate your roofing company and achieve greater success.
Cass works as a reporter/writer for RoofersCoffeeShop, AskARoofer and MetalCoffeeShop. When she isn’t writing about roofs, she is putting her Master degree to work writing about movies and dancing with her plants.