Our theme for Duro-Last’s 2010 National Sales Seminar, Partners for a Strong Tomorrow, was, by many accounts, the perfect fit for this year’s event. At Duro-Last, we are extremely proud that the relationships we have with our customers are unlike any in the roofing industry.
Many of our contractor customers have been partnering with us since the beginning of Duro-Last more than 30 years ago. At our Tucson event, we were thrilled to recognize those companies who have won a decade’s-worth – two decades’-worth – or even more – of Duro-Last sales awards. With respect to business strength, all we had to do was look around the hotel ballroom to see the history of excellence represented there.
In 2009, 20 Duro-Last contractors had sales of $1 million or more – a remarkable achievement considering the state of the economy. Parsons Commercial Roofing from Waco, Texas, was our Contractor of the Year for the fourth consecutive year and topped the $7 million dollar level in Duro-Last sales for the third straight year. With this accomplishment, Parsons now has the most total sales of any Duro-Last contractor in history.
In the early years of Duro-Last, there were many days when we weren’t sure what tomorrow would bring. Then – just as now – we depended on the commitment and loyalty of our customers and independent sales representatives. And we have enjoyed tremendous sales growth throughout our history as a result.
A proverb says that a cord with three strands is not easily broken. When we consider our three strands – authorized contractors, independent sales representatives, and the Duro-Last corporation – the future looks like it will be filled with terrific tomorrows for all of us.
The Duro-Last 2011 National Sales Seminar will be back in Orlando – this time at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. We’re already in the planning stages to make next year’s event the best ever for our business partners: the world’s best roofing contractors!