Professional Profiles: Specialty Roofers

Cole Bakker, CEO
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Cole Bakker, CEO

Specialty Roofers began as three employees working from home. Ten years later, they have 50 employees and a new office in Freeport. The roofs over their heads have improved, which is the same thing they can guarantee each customer.

In 2007, Cole Bakker and Mike Miller worked together at another roofing company. They parted from the company but kept in touch before deciding to open their own roofing company in 2011. They welcomed their third partner, Josh Diehl, this past year.

Specialty Roofers provides residential, commercial and new construction roofs alongside a service department offering repairs and maintenance. While they began as a residential roofing company, commercial roofing is a majority of their work.

Notably, they partner with GAF, which is the largest roofing manufacturer in the country. They are GAF master elite contractors, a level that only 3% of contractors achieve, qualifying them to provide manufacturer warranties that other companies are unable to offer.

“It’s an honor to celebrate 10 years of business,” said Bakker. “Our company has maintained steady growth and success because of our employees and customers. The reviews of happy clients are the highest measure of success.”

Growth is also on the horizon, with a new state-of-the-art metal fabrication shop and the opening of their Alabama-based office within the next year.

“We want every customer to experience great service, from the day they call our office to meeting their project manager to the end result of a quality new roof,” said Bakker. “We pride ourselves on building relationships — and roofs.”

124 Trout Branch Drive, Freeport  ‭|‬ (850) 974-ROOF (7663)  ‭|‬

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