David Schulte is the CFO of Schulte Roofing® and one of the founding owners. Schulte Roofing® has been providing the Brazos Valley and surrounding areas with professional commercial and residential roofing for the last 25 years.
Conventional and modern commercial roofing systems and roof assemblies that meet and exceed building code for architect, engineer, and construction firms.
I sit here and think: “Why are we still here after 25 years when so many in the same trade have fallen by the wayside?” There are lots of reasons; honesty, sincerity, hard work, and integrity to name a few. We have our issues, like many do, but why do we sustain?
The answer is the same defining reason a customer should choose to do business with us…COMMITMENT. When our guys sell a job or do a job we must have all those previous things (honesty, sincerity, hard work, and integrity) but most of all we must have the ability to fulfill the customers needs after the sale; the commitment; “Should you ever have a problem, we’ll be here for you.” I live by that.
Sales organizations are notorious for it…..”say what you have to, get the sale, that’s all that matters.” They will sell at any cost. They blow wind up your skirt, sugar coat it, whatever it takes and lack the integrity to just be sincere and honest. In other words, most companies shine when they are giving you their opening performance. The opening performance comes in many ways. It could be the sales presentation, the great website, what they say and promise, or just the “great price.” By not giving you realistic expectations, not being truthful, and/or selling at any cost, they set the consumer and themselves up for future disappointment and failure.
Schulte Roofing® has always shined on the opening act, most companies do, but we shine the brightest and will continue to after the sale, because of our commitment! Commitment to our roofing customers in Bryan, College Station, the surrounding Brazos Valley, and to our people. I believe our mission statement says it the best;
To provide roofing installations that exceed manufacturer specifications and to provide competitive pricing for our customers while not sacrificing quality to insure our slogan “committed to excellence”. To maintain profitability to underwrite our company’s growth and stability in our marketplace for today and in the future for both the customer and our employees.
I pray God gives all of us here the opportunity to shine on another 25 years!