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Awards | 2019 Best Roofing Contractor

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Division 7 Roofing Receives 2019 Best of Galena Award

Galena Award Program Honors the Achievement

GALENA November 25, 2019 — Division 7 Roofing has been selected for the 2019 Best of Galena Award in the Roofing Contractor category by the Galena Award Program.

Each year, the Galena Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Galena area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Galena Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Galena Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Galena Award Program

The Galena Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Galena area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Galena Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Galena Award Program

Community | Toys for Tots 2019


Division 7 Roofing is proud to support the Ohio communities in which we live and work through the Toys for Tots program. Our entire team has once again banded together to play a small part in making Christmas memorable for children throughout all of Central Ohio. This year we had a little extra fun and sent our official Division 7 Roofing Elf’s on a shopping spree to pick out some presents to donate. We love the Toys for Tots program and support it every year. Take a moment and check out our short and Fun 2019 Division 7 Community Support Video and Merry Christmas from Division 7.

Employee Appreciation and OSHA Safety Certification


Division 7 Roofing values our employees AND their safety! We recently hosted an award ceremony to recognize our commercial roofers and staff members commitment to Division 7. Various awards were given honoring individuals ranging from as little as one year to well over 30 years. Following the ceremony and meal our employees went through an OSHA certified safety training class specifically designed for industrial and commercial roofers. Our employee’s and their commitment to quality is why we are one of the oldest and most trusted commercial roofing contractors in Central Ohio.

Diversity in Roofing

Women in Roofing Columbus Ohio

Division 7 Roofing crew stands with our new hire!

Ladder to Success

President John Kiesel holds the ladder for her first steps taken to success as a Division 7 Roofing team member!











Division 7 Roofing crew stands with our new hire! Division 7 Roofing has made the commitment to our tag line, “Roofing with Integrity” in every aspect of our business and we always have. Roofing has traditionally not been a “female” field but that is quickly changing. Women are starting to become a driving force in the roofing industry with the newly formed councils of National Women in Roofing (NWiR) around the country. Division 7 Roofing is excited to be a part of the movement and welcome women who want an opportunity.

Your Commercial Roof Is Now 100% Deductible

The new tax reform bill is passing along savings to commercial building owners who make qualified real estate improvements to their properties. Formerly, commercial building owners were only allowed to expense improvements made to the interior of their buildings. Recently the new tax reform bill put into effect in 2018 allows expensing of improvements to the structural and exterior portions of non-residential buildings including roofs, HVAC systems, fire protection, alarm systems and security systems.

According to Toni Nitti, a contributor, “The Section 179 limitation will be increased to $1,000,000 for tax years beginning after 2017, with the phase-out beginning at $2,500,000 of qualifying assets placed in service.” To read more of Toni’s in-depth article on the tax reform click here.


Ohio re-roofing

School re-roofing project in Ohio

Re-Roofing Project: The Cap at Union Station

Division Seven Project

Division 7 Roofing, a commercial and industrial roofing contractor in Columbus, Ohio takes great pride in projects that are unusual and ones that can be difficult. The Caps at Union Station was no exception. This job was challenging, but it brought out our strengths of teamwork, dedication and ingenuity. Division 7 Roofing offers low-slope, single-ply commercial roofing services throughout Ohio and the surrounding states. We harness one of the largest service fleets in Central, Ohio and are proud to offer our clients unmatched service and help in roof asset management.

Does Division 7 Roofing do residential work?

Division 7 Roofing does not have a residential division. We focus on low-slope commercial single-ply roofs. Although that is our focus, Division 7 Roofing does repair and do preventive maintenance on commercial low-sloping and sloped commercial shingle roofs. At times Division 7 Roofing does refer work out to other residential roofing contractors if we find that we would not be the best contractor for the job. However, we are always willing to come out and look at your roof and give our professional opinion.

What should I know about my commercial roofing contractor?

There are many commercial roofing contractors out there and you want to be sure you are working with one that is qualified and knowledgeable. Ensure they have a good reputation in the industry. Be sure to also understand which manufacturer’s material are they licensed to install? There are many different materials out there and they are tiered. Top commercial roofing material manufacturers are Firestone, GAF, Carlisle, Johns-Manville, Sika-Sarnafil, Garland and Dow. How many of these is your commercial roofing contractor licensed to install and repair? Ask for a reference list. A good contractor will have a good reference list of companies they have worked for and should be willing to share that information. Contractors are always proud of the work that they do. Look on a company’s website and find pictures of projects they have completed. Your roofing contractor should also be in professional associations. Professional associations give contractors access to updated safety trainings, industry updates and standards, awards and recognition.

How long will my commercial roof last?

Commercial Roofs put on correctly can last upwards of 25 to 30 years if properly maintained and preventive maintenance is completed. It is important to you to have your roof inspected twice a year and have any deficiencies addressed. Many things can cause roofs to leak such as inclement weather, foot traffic, other mechanical contractors (HVAC/Window Washers), debris, and leaf buildup. Over time your roof will wear. UV rays and heat from the sun can also cause material deterioration, failed sealants and dry rot of pitch pockets. Having your roof inspected twice a year and preventive maintenance completed will go a long way in putting off a complete roof-replacement.