By: Tom Fink | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2020
Advantage Roofing & Construction owner Scot Willis.
Don’t let the name fool you: Advantage Roofing & Construction handles much more than just roofing and construction.
From siding to deck work, repair work to fencing and more, Advantage Roofing & Construction workers come with the expertise and experience to tackle all of your light or heavy projects, drawing from more than 50 years of craftsmanship, quality service, hard work and superior products.
And it the coming months, it would be even more to your advantage to reach out to Advantage as company owner Scot Willis will be giving away free fencing.
“We’re going to be giving away 150 feet of free four-inch picket fence posts, four-inch runners, etc. – this also includes a 4 foot walk gate,” said Scot Willis, owner, Advantage Roofing & Construction. “To be eligible for this, all a person has to do is go to Facebook, like our page, comment and share it and when we reach 500 likes, we’ll give the fencing away.”
Advantage employees Blake and Scott digging post holes to be used to hold posts to support a fence at a residence in Claremore.
Future giveaways are planned in the coming year, Willis said, to include another 150 feet of free fencing, and in summer time, a free roof giveaway.
Willis, who owns and operates several businesses, has more than 15 years of personal experience in the field of construction, having overseen operations of Advantage for the past three, “constructing” a successful business along the way.
“I started the company (Advantage) three years ago in 2017, and we’re soon to head into our fourth (year),” he said. “I was originally an engineer, and that’s something I still do, but I initially got into construction because of a neighbor of mine, who had his own roofing company. I went to work for him, and as it turned out, I found out that I really liked the work, so I’ve been involved in some form of construction or another since then.”
Willis enjoyed construction so much that he decided to study it in school, after which he went to work with an oil and gas company, later undertaking his own business venture with Advantage.
“I won’t lie, the money’s not bad, but really that wasn’t the reason why I got into construction,” he said. “For me, my favorite part of what I do is what I can bring to each job that I do, to the work – my integrity,” he said. “Unfortunately, in this field, as in any other field, there are people who are good at what they do, and people who are bad at what they do, there are people who will deal fairly with the customer and people who will take advantage of the customer.
“Unfortunately, the bad ones don’t just hurt the customer, they hurt everyone else – all the people working construction who know what they’re doing and are good at it,” he continued. “It doesn’t take but one bad construction job or company to damage the reputation of all the good ones – to give them a bad name. What I want to do, what I’ve always done, and what I’ll continue to do is earn my good reputation through the quality of my work – one job at a time, and being the kind of roofing and construction company that people think highly of helps give similar companies a good name.
“Construction is something I’ve wanted to do most of my life, and even though this isn’t my only business, it’s one that I’ve worked very hard to be a success – if we weren’t doing our job, the company wouldn’t have grown into the success it is today,” he said. “Believe me, construction isn’t easy work, and if it wasn’t something I cared about, I wouldn’t be doing it, but I do, so I do.”
Work is done through in-house employees, Willis said, but subcontractors are sometimes called upon for specialty work, and all working for Advantage only do so after they have passed background checks and drug tests.
“Our ‘area’ that we cover is basically from 1-35 and east,” he said. “In addition to the residential jobs we take, many of our customers are commercial, and well-known names, like Lowe’s, for example. Our work is in 15 Lowe’s stores all across the state. We do their fencing, siding, roofing, decks, etc. We probably do more than 20 projects every week for Lowe’s.”
Willis said Advantage has done projects for Lowe’s in Claremore, Tulsa, Bixby, Ponca City, Stillwater, Tahlequah, Muskogee, Bartlesville, Grove and others.
But commercial or residential, big name or little, Willis said each project is approached with the same level of professionalism and integrity.
“Our bottom line is to always work with honesty and integrity, to follow through on everything we do, to make our customers as satisfied as possible – obviously, there are jobs that are more challenging than others, but customer satisfaction is highly important to us,” he said. “Over the years, I’ve seen materials, and the quality of materials change, improve, but one thing that never changes or goes out of style is the need for people to know that they can trust you – that they can rely on you -- and having integrity in what you do accomplishes that. We follow through from start to finish.”
So, whether it’s a new roof, repairing an existing roof, fence work, deck work, or some other home or business project, take advantage of a good thing by contacting Advantage Roofing & Construction.
Advantage Roofing & Construction holds and “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau and is rated five stars on HomeAdvisor.
For more information or to inquire about project costs, visit them online at www.advrc.net.
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