Absolute Roofing and Construction, Inc. was named one of the top 50 contractors in the United States in 2009 by Remodeling Magazine. This prestigious award is given for excellence and leadership in the industry to a select list called the Big50. Absolute is the ONLY company to ever receive this award on the first entry.

For the 20th consecutive year we are pleased to announce the newest members of the Big50, an elite group of remodeling professionals whose exemplary business practices, management skills, community service, and craftsmanship distinguish them from their competitors and elevate the stature of the professional overall.

Homeowners, fearful of losing their jobs in Northeast Ohio, a region hard hit by recession, often prefer to get the roof fixed rather than replace it.  “My salesmen want to sell a roof,” Absolute Roofing & Construction owner Chris Kamis says, “But they don’t lie about the options. They explain the merits of roof repair versus a new roof.”

Kamis, a one-time apprentice carpenter and chimney sweep, responded to a 1987 layoff by starting a company in his dining room.  The business plan he put together called for him to “grow, but grow slowly enough to control it.”  Today the company divides its efforts between construction and quality niche roofing jobs.

A year and a half ago the company implemented its Customer Complete Satisfaction Experience program “to ensure that the customer is getting the best possible service from the time they call in to the time they pay the bill and beyond,” Kamis says.  That and the systems to make it happen helped Absolute Roofing & Construction penetrate more affluent areas where homeowners’ first consideration is the quality — not the cost — of the job.  “I love this business, and I love construction,” Kamis says. – Remodeling Magazine