Faces of Duro-Last: Scott D. Franklin

Scott D. Franklin - National Architectural Services

Scott D. Franklin - National Architectural Services

Scott D. Franklin joined the Duro-Last sales team in June of 2008, focusing on National Architectural Services. He is responsible for developing opportunities with architectural firms for Duro-Last contractors and sales representatives, and assisting architects in creating CAD drawings and specifications in order to specify the Duro-Last roofing system for their projects. He works closely with both the TXMAS (Texas) and CMAS (California) state purchasing programs, which qualify manufacturers such as Duro-Last to be specified for school and municipality roofing projects.

“Through former positions, I have a lot of contacts in the TXMAS and CMAS programs, which will hopefully open some doors for Duro-Last,” said Scott.

As a matter of fact, Scott is in the process of earning a contracting license in California in order to help Duro-Last get specified on more educational and governmental roofing projects. He is also partnering with Duro-Last Vice President of Western Operations, Tim Hart, to develop more roofing opportunities in the Los Angeles area.

“I really enjoy doing what I do best – working with people to find solutions to their problems,” he noted.

Scott and Tim are also trying to organize a formal catastrophe-response program that would help businesses that have Duro-Last roofs receive immediate assistance following any major disaster that affects their roof. He has worked extensively with the U.S. Navy and Wal-Mart Corporation on their respective programs.

Scott was formerly self-employed as a Roof Consultant in Celina, Texas. He also worked as a consultant/expert witness at Four T Partnership/Forensic Investigation & Consulting in Dallas as well as in sales at Owens Corning in Los Angeles.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Harding University.

Scott resides in Celina with his wife, Holly, and their two sons, Tanner, a sophomore in high school, and Trevor, a sixth grader. His two older sons, Tyler, 20, and Troy, 18, attend the University of North Texas in Denton.

So what does Scott enjoy about working at Duro-Last?

“The great thing about Duro-Last is, we have already done the hard part and developed long-lasting relationships with our contractors,” he said. “Plus, Duro-Last has been in the roofing business for a long time and figured out what’s important – consistency and credibility.”

“There are huge opportunities for Duro-Last with architects, specifiers, and roofing consultants, and I am looking forward to helping our sales team build those relationships,” he concluded.