Roofing promotion helps many

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Matt Brinck, left, and Jonathan Price of Professional Roofing Contractors, recently held a brainstorming session with Dawn Holley, director of the United Way of Shelbyville/Bedford County about a recent Facebook promotion. (Submitted photo)

Professional Roofing Contractors recently used Facebook to give away a new roof to an Alabama woman, helping United Way in the process.

Facebook fans of the Shelbyville company nominated themselves or friends at, with many entries received from homeowners in middle Tennessee and northern Alabama, the areas which the firm serves.

Jo Gentle, center, of Brownsboro, Ala., recently won a roof valued at $5,000 through a promotion held by Professional Roofing Contractors, a Shelbyville-based company. At left is John Morris of Atlas Roofing, the manufacturer of the materials used, and at right is Matt Brinck of the Shelbyville company. (Submitted photo)

Jo Gentle, of Brownsboro, Ala., was the first place winner, receiving the most votes and receiving a new roof compliments of Professional Roofing Contractors and Atlas Roofing, the manufacturer of the roofing materials that will be installed.

Second place was won by Eleise Cox of Tullahoma, receiving a beautiful Kenmore washer and dryer from Sears of Shelbyville and Tullahoma, plus a $50 voucher from UGO. Denny Finney of Tullahoma, won a $100 voucher from UGO for third place.

According to Jonathan Price of the company, they have given away roofs in the past to good causes such as Habitat for Humanity, just recently donating a roof to the Childers Habitat project.

"However, this is the first time that we have opened anything like this up to the general public and had a great response," Price said. "Thus, we are considering making this an annual promotion."

The retail price of the roof they installed would have been approximately $5,000, Price said.

Not only did Gentle receive a new roof, but through the promotion, the company also donated $5 for each new "like" to their Facebook page to the United Way of Shelbyville/Bedford County, totaling over $500.

"We are proud to contribute to such a worthy organization, one that helps so many families here in Middle Tennessee," Price said.