When it comes to roofing materials, Advanced Building Products, off Mary Taylor Road, is a one-stop shop that offers more than quality products.
As part of the strongest national network of independent roofing distributors, its parent company, SRS Distribution, has streamlined the roof purchasing process to ensure the best service and experience for clients. SRS operates around 260 stores nationwide and is based out of McKinney, Texas.
Birmingham Branch Manager and company investor, Mike McGaughy, says Advanced Building Products is top-notch in the industry. “You’re going to get premium products,” said McGaughy. “We carry the four main brands of shingles.”
For home builders and contractors, Advanced Building Products offers a wide variety of luxury, designer, and traditional roofing shingles, along with all the materials needed to install a new roof. “We have roofing nails, paint, caulking, shingles, and whatever is needed. It’s all here,” said McGaughy.
The experts at Advanced Building Products make purchasing seamless and easy. Every step along the way, from placing an order to delivery, allows clients to have peace of mind, knowing orders will be handled with care, no matter the level of complexity.
For accuracy, the company has a four-step order-completion process. First, the purchase order is printed. Then, the PO is verified by a staff member. Next, the warehouse builds the order. After that, it is staged and shipped. With every step, tickets are initialed. This process ensures the order is accurate and complete.
The company uses the Roof Hub app to track orders. Clients can access real-time data showing their order status and details, order tracking, delivery ETA, delivery confirmation, and invoice history. The free app keeps you on track, on schedule and ahead of the game.
“We’re the leader of technology in the business,” said McGaughy. “Customers can look up an invoice and see what time their products are supposed to be delivered. The customer even gets a notification when their stuff gets on the ground and they get pictures. At any time, they can pull it up and see exactly where the truck is.”
McGaughy says there is no need to travel to downtown Birmingham. You can simply place an order with Advanced Building Products and have all you need for a complete roofing job delivered to your work site.
Advanced Building Products keeps materials on site, so there is little wait time for customers. The company also has the means to deliver in a timely manner.
“Our staff is amazing. We are also big on hiring veterans,” said McGaughy. “We like to hire the best people that we can. Most military veterans are disciplined, they’re hard workers, and they’re awesome teammates.”
SRS’ motto is “Make Money, Have Fun and Give Back.”
“I have a staff of 12, and we are really a close-knit family,” said McGaughy.
The staff at Advanced Building Products picks a charity to give back to every year during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
As for the parent company, SRS invests in its communities through the Raise the Roof Foundation. The non-profit organization that benefits in disaster relief and veteran’s needs.
According to the company’s website, “SRS highly values the service and dedication that the members of the United States Armed Forces show each and every day” and the company has dedicated a majority of funds raised to causes and organizations that support them.
The corporate structure is designed to require the corporate office to work for the field and not the reverse.
McGaughy believes customer service is the most important part of his job. When he’s not in the office, he’s out visiting customers and asking them about their experience with Advanced Building Products.
“I ask how we can help or how we can do better,” said McGaughy. “In this business, it’s important to develop relationships with your customers and your vendors.”
Perhaps that dedication is why the Birmingham branch of SRS, which has been open since 2012, was recognized as one of the top 20 branches in 2018. The award is given for outstanding achievement.
Advanced Building Products delivers all around central Alabama. There are also locations in Huntsville and in Montgomery. With a strict focus on residential roofing, the company is able to offer a broad inventory at its store. The client is sure to be satisfied.
The family of industry-leading, independent roofing distributors is committed to serving professional roofing contractors.
SRS is a private company backed by Leonard Green & Partners and Berkshire Partners and led by a management team of industry veterans who understand the needs of professional contractors. Continual growth through acquisitions since 2008 has allowed SRS to employee the most talented professionals in the industry. With a focus on customer service and employee satisfaction, SRS has unlimited opportunities for future growth and success. Those opportunities are directly reflected within the communities in which the company operates.