By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2009
(L to R) Noe Lucas Garcia, crew chief, Tim Burns, owner, Rebal, company mascot, Tom Queally, general manager, and Manny Madrid, claims specialist, are ready to help you 24/7 at Power Roofing & Exteriors.
Whether the team hits, kicks or bounces a ball, Power Roofing of Bixby is proud to be a major sponsor for 2009-2010 University of Oklahoma athletics. Sponsorships for other athletic programs, teamed with a local charity, are also in the works. Last baseball season, Tim Burns, owner of Power Roofing, presented a check for $4,150 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Oklahoma. The check was in memory of Mitchell Whitaker, a 10-year-old baseball fan who lost his battle with leukemia.
“Our business is successful because of the wonderful people in our community who call and then tell their friends and neighbors about us,” says Tim. “We appreciate being able to make a difference in someone’s life.” Their appreciation goes far beyond athletics, with efforts to raise toys, food and money for a wide range of local charities, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation Concept Home, American Cancer Society, Cattle Baron’s Golf Classic, Live the Dream Athletics and Calvary Christian Boarding Academy. Their big-unit RV serves as a first responder for any catastrophe throughout the state, as well as a community liaison for police and fire emergencies.
Customers from Bixby, Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Glenpool, Mannford, Sapulpa, Mounds and Kiefer say that they never knew a roofing company could deliver like Power Roofing can. This grassroots company, led by Tim and his three sons, is based on the highest level of integrity and consideration for others. One employee went so far as to knock on all the neighbors’ doors to apologize for any noise from a nearby roofing job.
The fact that all Power Roofing employees are insurance claims specialists is one factor that sets the company apart from everyone else. From the moment a representative comes to your home, you are literally working with your insurance company. They use the same claims software as about two thirds of all major insurance companies. This means you can get a replacement roof in days instead of weeks. And you’ll have little or no out-of-pocket expense – even on large claims.
Tim said a lot of people hesitate to call for an inspection because they don’t want their premiums to increase. “This is a common misconception,” he explains. “Actually, premiums increase because of all the claims in an entire region. One homeowner cannot be singled out.” If high winds and hail have pounded the roofs in your area, you will likely pay a portion of everyone else’s replacement roofs. So why wait? A damaged roof can only lead to more damage, including the risk of moisture buildup and mold in your home.
The licensed, bonded and insured professionals at Power Roofing are experienced in replacing both residential and commercial roofs of all materials – flat roofs, architectural roofs, three-tab shingled roofs, and asphalt, cedar and shake shingles. They also contract for siding, gutters and interior damage caused by roof leaks. The company is currently in the process of “going green” by developing a shingle recycling plant in north Tulsa.
Customers who come into the office often ask about Rebal, the pit bull terrier who accompanies Tim occasionally and rides in local parades. Rebal, described as the company mascot, defies all breed stereotypes by putting his head on your lap to ask for attention.
Last year Rebal disappeared while playing with a visitor’s dog near the office. A day went by. Everyone searched, hung signs and made calls. Two days, and the atmosphere was sullen. On the third day, a lady called to say Rebal had wandered into her backyard. The vaccination tags on his collar led her to a veterinary clinic in Wisconsin, where he had lived, and then to a forwarding number in Bixby.
Call Power Roofing today for a no-obligation evaluation. And tell them Rebal sent you!
Deanna Rebro has worked in the publishing industry 30+ years, including eight years writing for Value News. She has also worked in real estate for the past six years. Deanna graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio with a B.A. in Journalism. Outside of work, she serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Pet Adoption League. “Every story I write is a learning experience,” she said.