© Frank Gale
Rick Flynn, general manager of BDW Roofing Inc. in Stephenville, accepted the CBDC Long Range 2013 Business Award of Distinction on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.
STEPHENVILLE — Rick Flynn, the new general manager of BDW Roofing Inc., is thrilled with the growth of the company since its inception in June of 2007.
During that time, the company has grown from five to 18 employees and has a direct impact on the community, Flynn told people in attendance Wednesday night at the annual meeting of the Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC) Long Range.
Flynn accepted the CBDC’s 2013 Business Award of Distinction at the Dhoon Lodge in Black Duck Siding. This year there were three nominations and BDW Roofing was chosen for the award.
“When it comes down to it, CBDC really got this company going,” said Flynn. “When Robert (White), the owner-operator, wanted to branch out on his own, he went to CBDC for guidance and support.”
He said the roofing company is very safety conscious, with roofers who take great pride in their quality of workmanship.
Flynn said since BDW got its bonding status last year, those roofers have been flat out doing large jobs and public tender work for everything from schools to municipal and government facilities. In addition to roofing, the company is also into asbestos abatement, mould detection and removal and infection control and do work all around the province.
The company’s work in Stephenville includes such large jobs locally as the Stephenville Manor, Stephenville Primary School, the Zion Pentecostal Church and St. Stephen’s Catholic Church. Other jobs included portions of the West Coast Training Centre and the replacement of the roof on the Regional Aquatic Centre, which is nearing completion.
White told the corporation his company does not experience staff turnovers and that his employees are one big happy family. Unfortunately he could not be on hand to accept the award as he was out of the area working.
The Business Award of Distinction recognizes and values the economic success of clients of Community Business Development Corporation Long Range and the outstanding commercial achievement of one of their clients each year.
Each business nominated was judged by their operating success, sales, future growth prospects and their contribution to the local and provincial economy.