Co-owner and president of Advocate Construction, Doug Cooper, said EagleView allowed them to “scale their business.” The Illinois-based company was founded in Glendale, Illinois by Doug and his partner Nick Wallace in 2012. Since then, it has branched throughout the mid-west and serves customers from Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas and Colorado. Advocate employs 110 professionals and has used EagleView roof reports to minimize potential risk associated with physically demanding and potentially dangerous jobs like roofing. Advocate Construction uses EagleView’s more than 3,000 job reports each year allowing them the opportunity to grow, improve employee safety, ensure measurement accuracy and save significant amounts of time. The company's improvements were terrific, “EagleView is saving us a ton of money,” Doug said.
Being up on a roof is dangerous. Falling can lead to serious safety violations and difficult customer issues, let alone severe injuries or even death to the contractor. Working amid this avoidable risk just doesn’t make sense, according to Doug. “When you’re up there and thinking about not falling, you might forget to run a measurement on a valley, and you have to go back. Or you might make an error transitioning a number, and it can throw off your material count.
“Getting off that roof is probably the single most important thing I appreciate about EagleView,” says Doug. “I haven’t measured a roof by hand in over eight years.” Doug goes on to add: “Anybody who has ever had any sort of safety violation or experienced a fall injury on their team – an injury to someone you care about – knows how important it is to keep people off the roof whenever possible.”
“We rely on EagleView so we don’t have to set foot on a roof,” Doug says, noting that Advocate uses EagleView for “everything,” including both residential and commercial roof and wall projects. “For the risk we avoid and the time we save, it makes sense to order an EagleView report whenever we secure a job,” adds Doug, noting that using the EagleView measurements helps Advocate’s:
Cost and material control
Beyond the risk of injury or error, hand measuring a roof job, especially a commercial job, can take a significant amount of time. “I wouldn’t even tackle a 10-building project without EagleView. The amount of time it would take to measure that would be crippling, and that is time you didn’t get to use calling on someone else. It’s hard to scale up your business that way.”
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