Keeping families safe and dry is the purpose of Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month. Antis credits extraordinary customer service, high employee retention and a significant give-back program for its longevity. “We exist to keep families safe and dry!” states Founder and CEO, Charles Antis. That spirit of giving and social responsibility and what Antis does for the community is as much a part of the Antis brand as the reputation for quality craftsmanship and customer service.
Charles is passionate about the social currency of doing good. He encourages businesses to fulfill a social need by brainstorming to build well-aligned models to create impact such as donating excess materials or doing pro-bono services as a way to get the ball rolling. The key to good giving by way of business is to make sure the giving doesn’t compromise the actual business but instead adds to it in a complementary way.
Charles often tells the story of when soon after opening Antis Roofing & Waterproofing in 1989, he arrived at the home of a single mother with seven children and a leaking roof. “Upon walking in the front door, I was overwhelmed by the strong and distinct smell of mildew. As I stood there, unable to avoid breathing in the toxic air, the youngest daughter grabbed my hand to proudly show off her home. When she led me into her bedroom I witnessed a sight I would never forget: four mattresses with moldy bedding. I realized the family could not afford new sheets, let alone a new roof. A struggling entrepreneur at the time, I scraped together low-cost roofing materials and a group of volunteers to provide a free roof for the family. The gratification of helping this family infused me with a passion for giving, and little did I know it would become the impetus for changing my entire business model,” shares Charles Antis.
A major turning point for Antis and its founder, Charles Antis, was the decision about ten years ago to donate roof leak repairs and maintenance services to non-profits in Orange County. To date, the company has donated $1 million in roof installations for every Habitat for Humanity home in Orange County. In addition, Charles brought to the National Roofing Contractors Association the proposal to lift the roofing industry with the first-ever national partnership with a non-profit, the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Roofing professionals across the country have adopted the houses in the United States with the purpose of keeping families safe and dry and close to their sick children.
The company’s 100 employees gathered on March 28th for breakfast to celebrate 30 years in business serving Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles Counties. Recently the company expanded into the San Diego region and looks to growth in Northern California in the near future. “We will grow and be here 30 years from now,” states Karen Inman, President & COO. “Not just as the best roofing company, but as the best company period. That is always our goal.”
At the breakfast, Antis took note of employees’ achievement, stating “We’re the cowboys on top of your roof, keeping you safe and dry when no one else will go. We are part of a passionate trade, superheroes with big hearts who believe giving back is our responsibility to you and everyone in the community. Thank you for 30 years!”
About Antis Roofing & Waterproofing
Founded in 1989, Antis Roofing and Waterproofing is a fully licensed, bonded and insured provider of roofing and waterproofing services for homeowner’s associations, multi-tenant communities, and commercial in Orange, San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. Utilizing innovative technology, comprehensive photo-documentation systems, and the industry’s most experienced technicians. Antis is one of the most trusted names in the roofing industry and a respected leader in community philanthropy. For more information, visit www.antisroofing.com.