Project of the Month: Beacon House, Marquette, Michigan

Duro-Last Roofing®, Inc. recently donated over 4,500 square feet of roofing membrane to Beacon House in Marquette, Michigan. Beacon House is an independent organization that provides lodging and other support services in a “home-like” environment for patients, their caregivers, and family members traveling to Marquette County for medical treatment.

Beacon House was contacted by Trevor Wagester, Associate Sales Representative for Duro-Last, when he heard about what the Beacon House is calling their “Extreme Makeover” campaign, and their need for a new roof. “Beacon House is sustained solely by the generosity of businesses, foundations, and guest donations,” he said. “We hope that others will follow in helping Beacon House with the many improvements that they need.”

Four roofing contractors in Michigan came together to help with the cause. Local Roofing of L’Anse, Lake State Roofing, Inc. of Iron Mountain, and Great Lakes Roofing of Sault Sainte Marie all donated their time to help install the roof. Pellow Roofing and Sales of Marquette coordinated the ordering of the roof, removed the rock ballast, and provided the crane as well as the labor for the installation and addition roofing materials. All of the roof installers worked together as a team with the single goal of getting the roof installed.

“Our prayers have literally been answered,” said Marcy Griffen, Executive Director for Beacon House. “We will no longer need to worry about our roof leaking when the big storms of the Upper Peninsula roll in. We are so grateful to Duro-Last and all the roofing companies coming together to help us.”

The highly-reflective white membrane will deliver energy cost savings to the Beacon House as well as provide the facility with a virtually maintenance-free, leak-proof roofing system. Backed by a 15-year full warranty, the Beacon House doesn’t have to worry about anything but caring for patients and their family members.