Welcome to our new web siteSubmitted by cthomas on Sun, 04/11/2010 - 10:50
Sometimes I'm simply amazed at the speed of changes we've seen at Gannon Roofing Supply since I came on full time in 2003. In the 7 years I've been working at Gannon's, we've said goodbye to some people, including Tom Gannon, who has probably had the most profound effect on our company in the last twenty years. We've seen new people come in, new equipment start into service, new relationships with vendors, and new realities in the economy. We've seen storms and heat and snow...lots of snow lately. We've even seen a change in ownership.
And that change in ownership will probably mean more changes. My partners and I made a commitment when we took over the reins to refocus on the things have made Gannon's great since my grandfather Gene was tossing around bundles in the warehouses: providing the best customer service possible, providing the best information possible, and doing both in a timely manner. Accordingly, we decided to update our web site. Though the realities of our business means we'll probably never offer the online presence of an Amazon or Google...it's pretty hard to ship twenty squares of shingles or a hundred of EPDM through UPS...the information distribution and gathering potential of the web is undeniable.
For those of you who remember our original rainbow-warrior web site, this is, indeed, the second incarnation of our new website. Originally, we modeled our site off of vendors' sites. But, gradually, we came to realize that we are not a manufacturer, and often we need to provide more up-to-date information to our customers. Therefore, we've shifted our focus again. Our "first" new web site was a pretty technical affair...it was not something that the non-geek could work on. This "second" new web site offers better interfaces for the non-technical to contribute through personal accounts.
So, check back to this space often, because our content will be changing pretty frequently, and we're going to do our best to keep you all up to date with the latest industry news and announcements. Feel free to sign up for an account yourself through the links on the left side of our page and join the dialog. Or, simply take a look around and let us know what you think. All of us here at Gannon Roofing Supply would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your support in the past, and we're looking forward to serving you in the future!