A local roofing company, Force Roofing Systems, grows and expands next to Williamson County.
The veteran-owned company opened in 2020 with just five employees, but owner David Dees is keeping pace with the Middle Tennessee market by opening a new office location and expanding his team.
“[There’s been] certainly a lot of growth in our community,” said Matt Largen, President and CEO of Williamson Inc., at Monday’s ribbon-cutting event. Since January, the county chamber of commerce has seen nearly 30 ribbon cuts for new or expanding businesses – a testament to the region’s economic growth.
“I appreciate your willingness to invest in this community, your willingness to make an impact and hire your team,” Largen told Dees during the event. Force Roofing provides roof maintenance, installation, repair and inspection services to Franklin and throughout Williamson County and has tripled its workforce in three years.
“It’s really good to be a part of the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce,” said Dees. “When we moved here to Franklin, it didn’t take long for us to be in Williamson County to see the growth opportunities and we decided to open our doors.”
Dees said his path to entrepreneurship was a little unique. After completing three combat deployments and one civilian deployment in the US Marines, Dees transitioned into the project management and then roofing industry.
“In October 2020, we started doing that,” he said. “It started with just a few people and I’m proud to say that those people are here now. Now we are at 12 employees and will be at 15 by the end of May.”
Although the company is growing and expanding its range of services, Dees remains committed to serving as a local business.
“We’re a local service provider,” he says. Dees summarized Force Roofing’s core values as: “Do the right thing, show up on time, be honest and show compassion.”
To learn more about the company and its mission, visit https://forceroofingsystems.com/about/.