Ken Kelly, President of Kelly Roofing & Energy Saving Solutions of Naples, FL uses the Flir B-Camera infrared camera to help locate & detect variations in temperature, & to detect active leaks & pinpoint problem areas. “The Flir B-Cam helps locate & detect area of sitting moisture & damp insulation under roofs without performing destructive testing,” Ken Kelly said. ”It helps by showing customers existing areas of energy loss by pinpointing holes, gaps & sealant voids throughout the building envelope.”
Ken Kelly said he also uses the infrared camera for determining the surface temperatures of existing roofing systems in order to calculate the approximate savings a new, reflective roofing system would provide if installed. “It is very reliable roofing system & easy to use, Ken Kelly said. “The camera also acts as a third party to help trust. It saves thousands of dollars every year in labor & materials by helping us find the right area to fix. As a sales tool, we provide a detailed estimate – better than what a roof consultant provides – giving our company the edge in the bidding process.”
FLIR-BCAM INFRARED CAMERA
Kelly Roofing, in the heart of hurricane country, got its share of work from the wreckage left in the wake of 2004’s Hurricane Charlie. But while hurricanes create business, it’s not business that lasts. Kelly Roofing president Ken Kelly says that his company’s survival in a market with far fewer roofers than there once were comes from putting the right processes in place.
For instance, foremen assuage customer fears and explain scope of work. “I give them the authority to make the tough decisions and the responsibility to make the right ones,” the owner says.
Kelly has built an upscale customer base by leveraging his company’s longevity, its green roofing practices, and his own participation in organizations such as the affordable housing committee and the code enforcement board.
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Kelly Roofing Honored with Big50 Award
|Naples, Florida – May 11, 2011 – Ken Kelly, owner of Kelly Roofing, has been selected by REMODELING magazine to join the REMODELING Big50. Big50 is a National Award signifying the best of the best in the construction industry.
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May 11, 2011 – The Big50 awards were presented at a gala dinner at the Remodeling Leadership Conference in Arlington, VA on May 13, 2011. The 2011 Big50 winners are featured in the May issue of REMODELING, a national trade publication read by more than 80,000 professional remodeling contractors.
Each year since 1986, the REMODELING Big50 inducts 50 owners of remodeling companies that have set exceptionally high standards for professionalism and integrity through exemplary business practices, craftsmanship, and impact in their community or the industry at large. Big50 remodelers run successful, often growing, companies of various sizes that have taken the lead in raising industry standards.
The Big50 selection process has become increasingly rigorous in recent years, and the result, REMODELING editors believe, is one of the strongest classes to date. All 2011 inductees “stood up to detailed examinations of their businesses and their books, and they all demonstrated an admirably deft ability to restructure, retrench, and flat-out hustle to remain viable in a challenging economic climate,” according to REMODELING.
“We are very honored to receive this distinction,” says Ken Kelly, President of Kelly Roofing, Naples, FL. “The award recognizes excellence and leadership, and we are privileged to be named to this select group of remodelers.”
REMODELING editors, columnists, industry leaders, and the companies themselves make the nominations each year. Following a lengthy evaluation and interview process, the editors select the 50 individuals who exemplify the best of the industry that year, and who have something to offer other remodelers in proven practices. Winners are selected in these categories: business savvy, fine design, industry impact, market wise, movers & shakers, niches, sales & marketing, and teamwork. Ken was selected for the category of Business Savvy.
REMODELING, published by Hanley Wood, LLC, is the leading publication in the home improvement industry. Designed to address the specific concerns of residential remodeling pros, the magazine is both a business tool and an industry leader for a market that reached nearly $300 billion in 2010.
Born in Naples, Florida, Ken is a traveler, businessman and humanitarian. Compassionately raised by two loving parents, Ken’s ability to search out fairness with a strong sense of organization, always looking for the potential good in any situation is his strength. Continuing tradition in 1993 by taking over the family’s roofing business provided a venue for creative implementation of successful ideas. In 2004 and 2005 the Kelly Roofing team responded to their community’s needs during tough hurricane disaster times. In 2008 Energy Saving Solutions, a consulting and educational firm was created with the goal to help others understand the true meaning of “Green”. As an Instrument rated Airplane and Helicopter pilot, Ken’s passion for life and dedication to excellence is exemplified through the rigors of aviation. Currently Southwest Florida’s Wing Commander of Angel Flight Southeast, Ken helps fly and coordinate missions for those in medical need; including transplant, cancer and military veteran patients. Ken donates time to his community by sitting on various boards and commissions such as the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and the Code Enforcement Board, both of which he has chaired. As an industry leader, Kelly Roofing is currently ranked 53 out of all roofing contractors in America. An industry spokesman, contributing author and circuit speaker, Ken enjoys sharing and helping other business professionals in all sectors. Hope Contained, a non-profit Ken helped form, is dedicated to helping the poorest of poor throughout the world by recycling and converting steel shipping containers into homes, creating villages and designing micro-farms in developing nations. Ken is a single parent to Austin, his 15-year-old son, but earns the title “Father” by passing on traits learned and further developed. The two are committed travel and volunteer partners, always on the prowl for new achievements. Ken lives his life to serve others through the implementation of “Kaizen”, the Japanese word for a life-long commitment to constant learning and improvement.
Kelly Roofing provides free inspections and estimates to repair or replace tile, shingle, asphalt, flat, pvc, tpo, shake, cedar, metal, standing seam or any other type of pitch or flat roof systems. Kelly Roofing can also provide tips on energy savings, insurance savings and maintenance savings. Kelly Roofing has a solar PV, Photovoltaic division and is dedicated to recycling, sustainability and other green principles. They service the Southwest Florida market including; Naples, Bonita Springs, Florida, FL, Estero, Marco Island, Everglades City, Fort Myers, Ft. Myers, Ft Myers, Cape Coral and surrounding areas. “Go Kelly, Go Green” www.KellyRoofing.com
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Kelly Roofing is a family roofing company specializing in Tile, Shingle, Metal & Flat Roof products serving Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, Estero, Fort Myers, Cape Coral and all of Southwest Florida performing roof repair and new roof installs.