MCKINNEY, TX – FEBRUARY 19, 2021 SRS Distribution Inc.(“SRS”), one of the largest and fastest-growing building products distributors in the United States, today announced its inclusion in the Forbes 2021 list of America’s Best Mid-Sized Employers. SRS’s continued commitment to its employees proves to be successful as the organization is ranked 101 out of 500 of the top mid-sized employers in the country.
This March, we pay tribute to women and their important role in our world. As part of this recognition, we celebrate our partnership with Habitat for Humanity and their affiliate in Gwinnett GA near Atlanta. We recently donated the roof for a new home they built for Tatiana Anderson, a former Army specialist, who served in South Korea on active duty and then in the Army Reserve. Amber Hayes of our Superior Distribution branch in Conyers GA helped coordinate the donated materials for Tatiana’s new roof. Over 25 women helped with this Habitat home including Erica Dodge, the national Habitat Veterans Build manager, Gwinnett Habitat program director Jen Welch and Christina Moore, Gwinnett volunteer coordinator along with dozens of crew leaders, construction and hospitality volunteers who contributed 265 volunteer hours. Tatiana says she is happy to have a strong and stable roof over her head! SRS and Raise the Roof salute the women who made this possible and Give Back to provide veterans like Tatiana and others a decent place to live.
SAN ANTONIO - Work has begun to restore the home of 94-year-old Alfred Guerra, who earned the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart during World War II while fighting in the Pacific. Tony Roman, a retired veteran himself, said offers to help came in soon after he shared that Guerra’s home had fallen into disrepair but became stalled due to the pandemic. Broken Warriors Angels, a grassroots nonprofit organization that assists homeless and disabled veterans, also learned of Guerra’s situation and got involved. “It’s veterans helping veterans.” said Fred Alvarado, the group’s CEO. Word of the project reached SRS Raise the Roof Foundation, who reached out to SRS leadership and their Southern Shingles branch in south San Antonio. They wholeheartedly agreed to help put the new roof on Guerra’s home. Tim Lynch, branch manager, said when he first met Guerra, he was out in his yard raking leaves. He said he felt compassion for the war hero. Southern Shingles and SRS TopShield not only provided the roofing products, SRS regional leadership also funded the crew to put on the roof, which was completed last week. Guerra said if there ever was a dream come true, restoring his home was it. “I will never forget what you did for me.” he stated. Lynch said, on behalf of SRS Distribution and Raise the Roof Foundation, “It’s a blessing to be able to help Mr. Guerra.” Read the full story here.
Our partnership with Habitat for Humanity continues as we completed our second roof donation through their Veterans Build program. This one is located in our Northeast region near Buffalo NY for Vietnam era Army veteran, Clifford Lincoln. Our B&L Supply Buffalo branch team donated products for the Lincoln’s roof. Barry Weiss of Habitat said “This whole experience could not have been better. We were able to reduce the cost for the family, which makes it less burdensome for them. In addition, we were able to reduce our own costs due to the donated materials, so the money we saved can go to serving another family.” Additional roof donations for Habitat Veterans Build are underway in California, Georgia and Florida. As we Give Back with these contributions, we support our veterans and help Habitat build a world where everyone has a decent place to live, an especially important mission in times like these.
In perhaps the most challenging year many of us have ever faced, we have an even deeper attitude of gratitude for our SRS Raise the Roof Foundation friends during this season of thankfulness. Please enjoy this special message from us to you!
We are excited to announce a wonderful partnership between Habitat for Humanity and SRS Distribution. Beginning this year and through 2021, SRS will donate one roof per region, primarily for Veteran homes needing a new roof or repairs. Roof and other product donations will be coordinated between our local branches and the Habitat affiliate in each recipient’s community. SRS TopShield, working with our partner Lomanco, is contributing ventilation products for our Habitat veteran roofs. Additionally, SRS Raise the Roof Foundation has made a significant financial donation through this new partnership.
Our first roof under the new program was recently completed in Colorado Springs for Larry, an Army veteran who served from 1968 to 1972 during the Vietnam War era, and his wife. SRS’s local branch American Roofing Supply donated the roofing materials to help make their home safe and secure. Greg Kovach, director of operations for Habitat’s Pikes Peak affiliate said, “The process to obtain the materials went really well. The gents we worked with at American Roofing Supply were super helpful, the materials were of high quality, the communication was excellent, the delivery occurred on the day requested and they placed the shingles on the roof for us which is really helpful for us old guys. Thanks for coordinating this program!”
More veteran roof donations are underway, including locations in southern California, near Atlanta GA and Buffalo NY. Habitat selects most of the veteran recipients through their national veteran engagement program but will consider referrals for veterans in need. Nominees must complete an application and meet Habitat qualifications for consideration. Habitat must also have a local affiliate in the nominee’s area to coordinate the project. To learn more about the Habitat Veteran Build program, visit https://www.habitat.org/volunteer/near-you/veterans-build. We also plan to involve interested SRS team members as volunteers for Habitat builds across the country when it is safe to do so. When we Give Back through these contributions, we help Habitat build a world where everyone has a decent place to live, a crucial need now more than ever before.
SRS Raise the Roof Foundation announces their sponsorship of the newest Service Dog for Veterans team from Canine Companions for Independence® in Texas. US Marine Corps SSgt Jose was matched with his service dog Jill, completely free of charge. Jill is expertly trained in commands that help create space in public and assist with anxiety interruption for him as well as other daily activities. Jill is now by Jose’s side each day to provide enhanced independence and confidence. Dan Tinker, President of the Raise the Roof board of directors and President and CEO of SRS Distribution, said “We are honored and proud to partner with Canine Companions for Independence as sponsors of this very special graduate team under their expanded Veterans Initiative™ for the South Central Region. We at SRS and Raise the Roof have a longstanding history with our commitment to veterans and their mental health. We recognize the value of our veterans’ military experiences, service to country and dedication to teamwork as well as the challenges that certain situations can create for them. We also understand and appreciate how the unconditional support and daily assistance from a specially trained service dog can help them. We welcome this new graduate team into the SRS family as their sponsor and are excited to see them grow together as veteran and canine partners.”
June 28, 2019: SRS Distribution Inc. ("SRS") announced today that they have entered the Military Spouse Employment Partnership ("MSEP") program. This partnership, the latest military recruitment initiative from SRS, is designed to support the hiring and retention of military spouses as they relocate to new geographic locations. SRS believes this is the beginning of a strong, enduring and mutually beneficial partnership with the Department of Defense.
This partnership includes a Statement of Support between SRS Distribution and the Armed Forces. Included in this is a pledge to:
SRS believes this partnership will improve their ability to hire excellent employees while bolstering their efforts to support military veterans and their families. Eric Jacobson, CHRO of SRS Distribution said "SRS is honored by the opportunity to enter into this partnership, which is a natural extension of our established commitment to hiring veterans. The skills, diversity and experience military spouses provide will bring tremendous value to our organization."
There will be a formal signing at the MSEP Induction Ceremony on October 22, 2019.
SRS Distribution Inc. had the opportunity to attend a luncheon hosted by Allies in Service.
Currently, there are more than 350,000 veterans living in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and 110,000 of those veterans are in Dallas County. Over the next five years, more than one million service members will leave the military.
The discussion around mentorship opportunities and what businesses in the DFW area can do to help transitioning veterans land on their feet upon relocating to the area.
This past Memorial Day weekend, over two dozen employees and family members representing SRS Distribution and our Raise the Roof Foundation attended the Dallas Carry The Load opening ceremony and Memorial March on behalf of the 22Kill Tribe. Carry The Load is a non-profit dedicated to providing active, meaningful ways to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation's heroes - military, veterans, first responders and their families. Team SRS was honored, humbled and proud to participate in this event to help Carry The Load in their mission in bringing all Americans together to honor our nation's heroes every day.
Lifting spirits of wounded warriors during periods of hospitalization or rehabilitation by uniting them with their family members is the mission of partner agency Luke's Wings. Families are flown free of charge to join their veterans so they can help with the physical and emotional healing needed to assist in their recovery. They also provide flights to families of veterans on hospice care to bring them together during that painful, yet precious time. On April 27th, SRS Raise the Roof Foundation is again honored to be part of Luke's Wings annual Heroes Gala in Washington DC and meet the families of these wounded warriors we serve. Because of the generosity of our donors, we will be able to help Luke's Wings provide more than 700 free flights again this year to reunite veterans and their families.