Having dependable shelter of various kinds is one of life's vital components. Employees of Frisco-based Elevated Roofing company have the privilege to witness the joy of providing shelter to others, both physically and spiritually, every day.
For 20-plus years, trustworthy experts at Elevated Roofing have handled residential and commercial projects. They provide free roof inspections, roof repairs, roof replacements and storm or hail damage repair to those in need. However, Mike Witte and Randy Hughes, Elevated Roofing's owner and president, don't stop at roofs when clients' buildings and homes have been damaged by storms. Through an extended team of subcontractors, Elevated Roofing also can repair or replace gutters, painting, screens, windows and fences. They also can guide or assist navigating through insurance mazes for home insurance claims.
The company's quality work and dedication to customer service frequently get noticed, too. During 2018, Elevated Roofing earned a spot on the 2018 Top 100 Contractors List compiled by Roofing Contractor Magazine.
Elevated Roofing is licensed or certified by these organizations: Roofing Contractors Association of Texas, North Texas Roofing Contractors Association, General Aniline and Film (GAF), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Additionally, it belongs to a handful of the region's chambers of commerce.
A giving thread also runs through the company regarding case-by-case pro bono projects, such as recently replacing a roof for a food pantry.
Throughout each year, Elevated Roofing supports area charities and nonprofit groups in need.
"We believe in giving back to the community and making a difference both locally and globally," Mike says.
Complimenting the underlying themes of selflessness, gratitude and community-wide support that carries this time of year, the following are examples of the entities supported by Elevated Roofing teams.
"Our work with local charities is part of our mission to build and uplift the community. We're proud to support and to volunteer as a team. We encourage our employees to donate their talents to other causes that are close to their hearts," Randy explains.
Additionally, Elevated Roofing supports Roofs for Troops, a program that provides roofing-system rebates to active members, veterans and retirees of the U.S. military, as well as Life Unlimited Food Pantry.
1. Kids Shouldn't Have Cancer Foundation
This foundation, in the memory of Jonny Wade, is a nonprofit organization founded shortly after the 7-year-old died of pediatric cancer in 2015. Jonny’s selfless wish was for no other child to have cancer. In that spirit, the organization’s mission is to generate urgent action in the form of research and responsible legislation to end pediatric cancer.
2. Hope Women's Center
Hope Women’s Center was founded in 2006 as a nonprofit Christ-focused, missionary-based pregnancy center. They desire to reach teens, women and families experiencing unplanned pregnancies and provide them with compassionate assistance and accurate information to empower them to make healthy, informed pregnancy and lifestyle decisions.
3. Mended Little Hearts of Dallas
Since 2004, Mended Little Hearts has provided patients and families of children with congenital heart disease many services that directly improve their quality of life, including group programs, educational resources, hospital outreach, congenital heart defects awareness initiatives, community health education, online connections and advocacy.
4. Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County
Starting as the McKinney Boys Club in October of 1968, this club has been a landmark in the Collin County community and has influenced the lives of countless children. In 1997, the Frisco branch opened and operated out of the Frisco Independent School District Administrative Offices. Less than a year later, it moved to Acker Elementary School until opening doors to a location at 6890 Main St. in downtown Frisco. Not long after, the Bob and Joy Darling Branch was opened at 6726 Main St., also in downtown Frisco. For several years, this location served approximately 300 to 500 children per day. Children crowded around the floor to soak up the motivation and teaching that came from staff members. They moved pool tables and foosball tables every day to set up tables to enjoy a hot meal. The Frisco club moved again in 2008 and now serves nearly twice as many children.
5. Bernie Moore Ministries
As an evangelic organization founded in 2016, Bernie Moore preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ to others with the objective of conversion. Bernie will travel to any church, country or place he feels called by the Holy Spirit to preach the Good News.
6. Christians United for Israel
As the largest pro-Israel grassroots organization in the United States, Christians United for Israel is also the only Christian organization devoted to transforming millions of pro-Israel Christians into an educated, empowered and effective force for Israel.
7. The Samaritan Inn
This initiative is a comprehensive homeless program that helps willing people gain dignity and independence by being more than just a place to spend the night. It's a detailed program that teaches self-sufficiency and life skills to meet the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness. On a given night, approximately 160 people sleep at the Inn in McKinney, of which one out of three are children.
8. Adopt-a-Street in Frisco
As a part of Keep Frisco Beautiful, Adopt-a-Street teaches citizenship and community improvement. The Adopt-a-Street program provides teams of all kinds—families, clubs, co-workers and civic organizations—the opportunity to help beautify Frisco by volunteering to collect litter on designated streets. Litter is unsightly and costly to taxpayers, and it contributes to overall pollution. Volunteering for litter pick-up builds community and group pride.