On the Ingram’s Magazine¹ list of Top Area Women-Owned Businesses, Cornell Roofing and Sheet Metal shows continuous growth from previous years. From the 24th spot in 2017 to number 23 for 2018, Cornell’s impressive growth of over 3-million drove gross revenues well past the 17-million mark.
Now employing close to 100 people, owner Mary McNamara commented “We continue to grow because we keep our promises and deliver quality work with a real team approach.” McNamara added, “Our continued growth in 2019 is a reflection of our people and their commitment to delivering quality work on time and on budget.” When you take into consideration that men still outnumber women in the construction sector by a 10-1 margin, Cornell’s growth as a 100% woman-owned business is even more impressive.
The overall labor shortage in the construction trades has impacted the commercial roofing business in the Greater Kansas City area as well. With so many construction projects moving forward, working smarter and utilizing new technologies and equipment is a necessity not an option. At Cornell, numerous internal initiatives, including utilizing many industry training opportunities, have helped make continued growth a reality.
As 2019 winds up, it looks to be another banner year. Have a safe and happy New Year from our team to yours!
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