Building a Better Community

Building a Better Community

At Ridgeworth Roofing, we don’t want you to think of us as just another Chicagoland roofing company.

As a team, we’ve given our time, sweat, and effort towards Chicagoland roofing projects that helped rebuild and rehabilitate some of the most beautiful buildings our area has to offer.

To us, the most rewarding projects aren’t the biggest, or the most profitable. Instead, it’s about the projects that give back to the Chicagoland community we call home.

Like our working relationship with the Ronald McDonald House, where we’ve helped coordinate, build, and repair roofs across the area to build a stronger, healthier community.

Help Through Roofing

Installing and maintaining a quality commercial roof is sometimes pricey and unfortunately, the impact of a failing roof can extend far beyond the physical structure itself.

Damage from a roof leak stalls businesses, or the delivery of a critical human service can be significantly slowed by conditions inside an affected building.

Time and time again, Ridgeworth Roofing has assisted members of our community in overcoming the financial hurdle of a new or newly repaired roof because we believe a roof is more than a roof.

Ridgeworth Roofing and Ronald McDonald House

In the fall of 2018, then vice president of the Roofing Alliance and owner of Ridgeworth Roofing, Rod Petrick, “issued a challenge to all Roofing Alliance and NRCA members to adopt the remaining 53 roofs of the 165 stand-alone Ronald McDonald House programs throughout the U.S.” One year later, all 165 roof projects were adopted by members of the NRCA across the country.

Our partnership with the Ronald McDonald House program allows us to work alongside the great people of Chicagoland while helping build a healthier, safer community.

It didn’t take long to figure out the NRCA needed help with the roofs as they didn’t know how many and what conditions existed. We quickly reached out to our community of roofing contractors, and everyone enthusiastically said yes.

The Roofing Industry jumped in to help. Piers Dormeyer of Eagleview supplied a detailed report identifying roof areas and measurements for each stand-alone Ronald McDonald House. Daryl Maronic of Dataforma put together a portal on his company’s site to accumulate and track all information and work completed at each location.

The “sponsorship funds the adoption of the roofs for the 165 stand-alone Ronald McDonald House programs in the U.S..” Because of this, “the Roofing Alliance has brought together roofing professionals…to provide regular roof system inspections, maintenance, repairs and/or replacements while also volunteering and donating financially.”

In 2018, Ridgeworth Roofing partnered with Bennett & Brosseau Roofing in Romeoville to work on the Ronald McDonald House near Loyola University Medical Center in Hines. Our team “handled the re-roofing of the house’s four-story flat roof section,” including a skylight restoration.

Petrick said, “We have been giving back to nonprofit organizations for years. Working at the Ronald McDonald House near Loyola was a very good opportunity to put our best foot forward and do something that will, in turn, help other families for many years. They will be able to utilize this facility and don’t have to worry about lodging.”

We wanted to give back to the community we love by re-roofing the Ronald McDonald House and protecting those inside it from the harsh outdoor elements.

Other Community Projects

Some of our other charitable projects have included St. Rita of Cascia High School, Inner Voice, Shady Oaks Camp, and the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago, among others, and we are honored to have played a small role in enabling these individuals to continue the excellent work they do to build our community.

All of these commercial roofing projects play a more prominent role in shaping our city’s history, and we believe that roofs are the backbone of our community.

“In Chicago, Ridgeworth joined forces with a friendly competitor, George Patterson of Bennet & Brosseau, to adopt the house at the Hines Hospital complex; I then asked other contractors to adopt the various sites in our area. I never was told no,” said Petrick.

We continue to work alongside Chicagoland roofing companies to inspect, build, and re-roof the beautiful buildings in our city.

Our Next Steps

Even though our initial work with the Ronald McDonald House was finished, we continue working with them on new projects. This project has been going on for over six years, and we have other contractors asking to be involved as they see a need they would like to help.

Our goal for Ridgeworth Roofing is to continue building relationships with local businesses, historical buildings, and Ronald McDonald houses to assist in building a stronger Chicagoland community.

Work doesn’t stop once the job is done as the Ridgeworth Roofing team continues to build relationships and provide assistance whenever or wherever the Chicagoland community needs us.

Have a community project? Let us know.

Our crew saw firsthand the impact we could help with as families looked out the windows at what we were doing. We still visit sites for annual inspections and, with our partner, are planning to put together the major roof replacement on the upper main roof at the Ronald McDonald House shortly. 

“I feel that personally and as an industry, we need to give back to help those in need,” Petrick said.

Want more information? Reach out to Ridgeworth Roofing today for all of your commercial roofing needs.