Over the last few days I was able to go to TX with my in-laws and wife to join Duro-Last in their national sales conference. Literally everyone in the company was there from private contractors, to regional sales reps, and people from corporate. Even the wife of the man that founded the company years ago. I was able to connect with several of the people that agreed to sponsor me for the 2015 season and got to know some of them a little better. I also talked about ways to help market their product, what I had planned to do as far as advertising for them, and some of their ideas. Over all, they were very pleased with what I’ve done in the last couple months since they agreed to sponsor me. It is always good to hear from the corporate side of things that they are happy!
But, why Duro-Last?
Last year was the first sales conference I attended (due to just being newly married into the family. My father-in-law is a private contractor for Duro-Last in Louisville, KY. Roofing Solutions is their company.) I was very impressed with the company for two reasons:
1. They strive to be the very best in the industry – they pride themselves in manufacturing the best products for flat roofing. Even though they are at the top of their game, they always are looking for ways to improve and become more efficient.
2. They were founded on, and still practice, Christian business principles – The company stands behind their products and sees value in the “little guys” that help keep the business open. They work with private contractors to ensure their satisfaction. I heard it from several private contractors both last year and this year: “Duro-Last is the best company to work for. I’ve never been let down by them.”
I felt like we had a lot in common: desiring to be the best in all areas of life and doing so in a moral and upright way. No cheating. Just hard work and giving credit to God, the one that gave me the ability and resources to train/race at a high level.
So, thank you, Duro-Last for getting behind me for 2015. I had a great time in Galveston, TX… meeting new people, getting antiquated with people from last year, and, of course, getting some quality training in some warm, sunny weather!
A little family fun at the welcome party!
Moody Gardens had an aquarium and rain forest. We had access to both of these during the welcome party.
One of the many sharks!
A nice sun burn from 2 long rides outside