Business North July / August 2021

| 83 CONTRACTING Demand through the roof for firm Apex Roof ’n’ Clad Northland company Apex Roof ‘n’ Clad has taken on additional staff to cope with increased demand for its services. Kelly Deeks G eared up to cater for increasing de- mand for roofing products and services in Northland, Apex Roof ‘n’ Clad is continuing to grow, restructure, and acceler- ate its efficiencies to provide a second to none service to an ever-growing client base. Apex Roof ‘n’ Clad chief operating officer Tony Hunt says the past 12 months have seen increased demand, which the business is growing to accommodate. “We’ve hired additional project managers and roofers, as well as taking on four new ap- prentices. People have been talking about the construction bubble, but we certainly aren’t seeing any signs of this bubble slowing down.” Apex Roof ‘n’ Clad has the numbers to han- dle any scope of project and any constriction of time frame. The team at Apex Roof ‘n’ Clad comprises about 60 roofing specialists including contrac- tors. Different teams specialise in scaffolding, fascia and gutter, tile, and long run, and each of these crews has a designated project manager. A new role of project coordinator has recently been established in order to handle the administrative support to the project managers. “We are constantly working on efficiencies and workloads to ensure all of the projects we are working on run seamlessly,” Tony says. Finding the required tradesmen in order to grow is as difficult as ever, and Apex Roof ‘n’ Clad is advertising nationwide. “Finding skilled tradesmen in this cur- rent environment is challenging so we now recruit and train the skills required. We have a training plan in place where new staff are partnered with experienced roofers so they can grow their skill sets.” Apex Roof ‘n’ Clad, owned by Jake and Jess Tomason, has been in business for 10 years and is one of the largest roofing companies in Northland. The company has recently moved into a new 4000sqm premises at 112 Port Road. Firmly established as in industry leader, Apex Roof ‘n’ Clad has gained a wonderful rep- utation in the marketplace and has become the go to roofing company for large commer- cial projects and residential roofing. “If we say we’re going to do something, our customers know it’s going to happen. With the numbers we’ve got on our team, we have the ability to move crews onto large projects or tight time frames and get the job done.” In 2019, Jake and Jess joined The Roofing Store group with The Roofing Store Whanga- rei, adding the manufacturing of roofing and cladding to their capabilities. This year, The Roofing Store Whangarei purchased a new dual roll forming machine and now roll forms sheets up to 36m out of the Whangarei facility. This has led to shorter time frames for customers as product is now run locally. With a new site, new machinery, and one of the most experienced and respected teams in Northland, Apex Roof ‘n’ Clad and The Roofing Store are well positioned to service Northland and its roofing requirements well into the future. For all your mobile hydraulic crane requirements Northland wide 10 tonne rough terrain crane to 130 tonne all-terrain cranes available. Locally owned & operated 25 Gumdigger Place, Whangarei 0800427 663 WE’VE GOT IT COVERED Steel & Tube offers a comprehensive range of roofing products, services and solutions for residential and commercial builds. Fromnuts and bolts through to roofing, reinforcing and floor decking, we’ve got it covered. Talk to one of our specialists today to find out howwe can help with your project. A one-stop-shop for all your roofing and steel requirements.