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TIPS Construction Project Spotlight

Coryell Roofing and Construction for Fort Smith Public Schools

Project Overview:
  • A new mechanically attached roof system over ½” gypsum to provide a severe hail rated system.
  • The system was installed over the existing metal roof system providing a watertight 20 year warranty without any disruption to the construction going on inside.
  • Installation of new gutters for proper water control.

Quote from Keenan Young, Coryell Roofing and Construction General Manager:

Coryell was engaged at the end of October by Fort Smith School District to help out with an immediate need at the Peak Innovation Center: the school needed 175,000 square feet of roofing put on inside of 2 months in an industry that was seeing lead-times for materials ranging from 3 months to a full year.  Utilizing our partnership with Duro-Last as well as TIPS to contract the project quickly, Coryell moved forward securing the materials needed and getting to work.  With a January 1st deadline Coryell started laying materials on the 13th of December and punched out their final finish detail on December 27th – 14 working days to cover 3 football fields of roof!  For Coryell, this project exemplified the motto: The difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a little longer!” 

I was opening a school, running into some supply issues, and was not going to meet the deadline for a sizable roofing project. I met Coryell Roofing at a conference, listened to their presentation, and told them about a critical timeline situation that I was in – they said they might be able to help. We set up a meeting, and Coryell claimed they could meet the timeline. They exceeded what they claimed. Coryell obtained the material and installed a massive roof in about three weeks. It was incredible how they kept me abreast of any potential problems; Coryell had more than one solution ready if a situation could arise. I was in the process of managing 130-million-dollar capital improvement projects; they completely took that portion of the roofing project off my plate.” 

Shawn Shaffer, Supervisor of Facilities at  Fort Smith Public Schools: