BRS Roofing

Story by Benita Drew

Photo by Benita Drew

BRS Roofing

(479) 967-2288 | 213 Reasoner Lane, Russellville

www.brsroof.com

It all started three and a half years ago with three guys and a home business. Now, with more than a thousand jobs under their belts and 30 full-time employees, Ray Wilkinson and Jared Mclemore continue to do what they do best: providing quality roofing products and unmatched service to their customers.

“We all had previous experience roofing and decided to open our own business. We started off working out of a home but two years ago moved here to the Cowell Steel building,” Mclemore said. Luke Miller now owns BRS as well as Cowell, which has moved to Pottsville.

Mclemore explained that BRS started out with residential roofing, but now also does commercial work and is expanding in the industrial side as well.

Residential

Although they’ve added commercial and industrial, residential is still the bulk of BRS Roofing’s business. Mclemore said the first contact with a client usually starts with a phone call. “It’s going to typically be a leak or they are going to want a full replacement. Both could be insurance work, depending on the severity and what caused it.”

While they do offer 24/7 emergency response repairs, for a more typical non-emergency call, the goal is within 48 hours (weather permitting), a representative of BRS is on site to assess the job for a quote. Once the customer calls to approve, most jobs are done within two to three weeks.

BRS offers a variety of residential roofing options including Certain-Teed Lifetime Roofing Systems, architectural asphalt shingle roofing, architectural metal shingles and metal roofing systems. They are residential certified in Malarkey, Certain-Teed and Owens Corning.

Aside from complete roof installations, BRS offers roof maintenance service programs, gutter installation and clearing, roof surface pressure washing and assisting with insurance questions.

Mclemore said the largest residential job he recalls for BRS, was 12,000 square feet.

Commercial

Several recognizable businesses in Russellville have BRS roofs installed including West Side Church of Christ, Russellville Family Funeral, Cowell Steel, Stoby’s, the ATU Alumni House, and the Church of Christ Student Center. In Morrilton, BRS has roofed and repaired several of the historic commercial buildings in downtown.

While the majority of residential is shingles, commercial is typically metal or membrane. On the commercial side of BRS, they are certified with Johns Manville, Mule Hide, MBCI, GAF, Certain-Teed, Duro-Last, PPG and Rustoleum.

Industrial

Mclemore said he sees the industrial side of BRS, Industrial Solutions Group, Inc., experiencing the most growth in the near future, expecting to hire another 25 or more people in the next five years.

BRS is available to travel out of state and conforms to the specific requirements of each industry. Currently offering boiler repair and replacement, coatings, maintenance services and roof systems, he said they are working with a new product for industrial use, which will likely lead to more contract work.

BRS is licensed, bonded and insured and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. BRS is located at 213 Reasoner Lane, Russellville, and can be reached at 479-967-2288. For more detailed information about their products, their website address is brsroof.com. Whether for your home or business, as their motto states, BRS has “got you covered.”