By Alec Doniger.
Being a professional roofing contractor is no easy feat. In addition to providing specialized roof installations, there are lots of organizational skills required for succeeding in the roofing trade. Without a resource to keep track of deliveries, invoices, and available materials, contracting companies may find themselves scrambling to find information and wasting time that could be better spent elsewhere.
In a recent episode of Roofing Road Trips, Heidi J. Ellsworth talks with Brad Messer, South Central District Manager of ABC Supply, to discover what his company is doing to help ease contractors’ work. ABC Supply is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing materials in the U.S. Founded in 1982, they have been one of the most influential corporations in roofing for 40 years. The key to their success has been excellent customer service that is flexible with ever-changing technology.
myABCsupply is their new mobile app and web application that embraces the needs of our contractors today. “It helps contractors do more on the go, and it's packed with features that make their jobs easier,” explains Brad.
“They can access and manage their account from anywhere, anytime with quick online ordering, either [on a mobile device] or on a desktop. They can also view delivery information. So, they can find out when their load's going out, when it's going to be there, when it's scheduled, and if it has been delivered and see the photos of that.”
The features packed into the myABCsupply app streamline all the processes of roofing contracting. Now, more than ever, contractors can get ahead of their work all in one place. The process is so much easier than it was in time’s past.
“When I was a sales rep 17 years ago in this industry, it was pen and paper and it was paper invoices… [I'd] print off the perspective invoices, [I'd] fill out the little sheet, and we [would] mail this in and you [would] get your credit card in the mail to give you the money for the things that you were buying from somewhere anyway,” Brad recalls.
Times have changed, and ABC Supply has worked to meet their customers eye-to-eye. Today, Brad is proud to say “we've taken that, and we've made it digital. So, contractors can enroll by contacting their local ABC Supply branch or sales rep or by signing up through my ABC Supply.”
Learn more about ABC Supply in their RoofersCoffeeShop® Directory or visit abcsupply.com.
Listen to the whole podcast to discover what ABC Supply has to offer.
Alec is a reporter for RoofersCoffeeShop, MetalCoffeeShop and AskARoofer. When he isn’t investigating the state of the roofing industry, you might find him playing drums with his bands in Denver.
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