Elite Roofing Supply, a locally owned, independent distributor of roofing materials and supplies, recently added branches in Monroe and Bossier City, LA; Tucson and Mesa, AZ; and Denver, CO and is scheduled to open Lynwood, CA on September 1, 2018. Founded in 2013, Elite’s mission is to provide roofers with an independent distributor that is knowledgeable in both commercial and residential roofing. Elite is committed to being a good steward in the industry and serving the professional roofing contractor community.
Recognizing the Louisiana market was underserved, Elite opened two strategically-placed locations in Bossier City and Monroe. Its Bossier City branch is operated by Managing Partner, Robert McCalman. Robert is from Bossier City and has 25 years of construction industry experience, 14 of which were in roofing distribution. With 11 team members and a fleet of three trucks, Elite’s Bossier City branch is well equipped to serve the surrounding Shreveport area. Monroe’s Managing Partner, Doug Norman, is a Louisiana native with a long history in the industry. In fact, he worked in building product distribution as an owner and manager for over 35 years. Currently, Doug oversees a team of 12 highly skilled people and a fleet of four trucks to service customers within a 100 mile radius of its location.
With roots in Arizona, Elite’s new Mesa and Tucson branches allow the company an even greater opportunity to serve this important market. The Tucson branch is led by Managing Partner, Rick D’Alessio, a seasoned professional with over 30 years in the roofing and construction industry. Rick’s branch employs 11 people and operates a four vehicles fleet. Paul LeFevre is Mesa’s Managing Partner and has over 30 years of industry experience. As a matter of fact, Paul began as a truck driver in 1986 and quickly moved into an inside sales position. He ascended the ranks holding different positions such as Purchasing Manager, Manager of Procurement and Regional Manager for one of the larger distributors. Currently, Paul oversees a 14-person team and 4-vehicle fleet at Elite’s Tucson branch.
The Lynwood, CA branch is placed at a key location close to where I-105 meets I-710 to serve the South Los Angeles area. Lynwood’s Managing Partner, Rick Sasseen, has over 30 years’ experience in building products distribution. Having worked in various roles including driver, crane operator, inside sales, operations and management, Rick knows the business inside and out. A native Californian, Rick will oversee a team of 15 people at this location with its five trucks and looks forward to opening their doors in September.
Elites’ CEO and Chairman of the Board, Brian Torry says, “We open branches in markets where we find synergies with the right people who have expressed interest in joining the Elite family. Our goal is clear – to be the preeminent independent distributor west of the Mississippi, and our expansion plans are determined by the strong partners who wish to be part of our independent distribution culture.”
“Elite offers a unique value proposition to our customers,” commented Chief Operating Officer, Sarah Weiss. “Each branch’s managing partner has long-lasting relationships in their markets, understands the challenges of the business and is empowered to partner with customers and vendors to create winning scenarios for all involved. This year marks our fifth year in business and with 12 branches open and more to come, we remain committed to our philosophy of being a locally-owned distributor that provides a customized customer experience and a comprehensive line of quality roofing materials.”