Residential roofing firm A.R. Roofing is adding a commercial division.
The Pratt-based company said Gabe Goepfert, a three-year employee in Nebraska who also is a former commercial contractor, will lead the new division.
Goepfert will be based in Pratt.
A company official said Thursday that A.R. Roofing has been doing some commercial roofing work on request in the past five years – jobs that came about from its residential work.
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Recently the company has seen increasing demand for that type of work, said Phil Haase, a storm operations team member and marketer for A.R. Roofing.
“It just kind of took on a life of its own,” Hasse said.
Besides Pratt, A.R. Roofing operates an office at 4010 W. Irving in Wichita, and it has operations in Tulsa and Hastings, Neb. It does about 1,200 roof installations a year, company officials said.
The privately owned company was founded in 1995 and has more than 40 employees.
Haase said the company is actively hiring, including plans to add up to four sales people, partly to support the new division.