Mission: •Respect for all individuals, stewardship and a love for the roofing distribution industry
•Keeping our employees and customers safe
•Preserving the heritage and legacy of the companies we acquire
•Strong personal ...
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SRS distinguishes itself from our competition by the people we hire and the service we provide to our customers. Safety is our number one priority in everything we do. Our goal is to align with our customers so they can grow their business with us by their side. We are rooted in entrepreneurial spirit, just like our customers, so we know how important each and every sale is to them, as it is to us.
The goal of SRS is to form the strongest national network of independent roofing distributors with the most talented team of people working together to deliver the industry's best products and services. In addition to our commitment to customer focus, SRS strives to become the preferred employer in the industry with highly motivated and engaged employees operating in an entrepreneurial culture where the corporate office works for the field and not the reverse.
SRS Distribution Inc. (SRS) started in February of 2008 and quickly secured coast-to-coast operations in the United States. Originally a portfolio company of AEA Investors LP, SRS was initially formed to acquire the assets of Suncoast Roofers Supply and the story is uphill from there. Now SRS is a portfolio company of Berkshire Partners and together we have become the 3rd largest roofing distributor in the country. SRS has experienced incredible growth through acquisitions and openings of new locations year-after-year and we don't intend to slow down any time soon.
We hire people in all 41 states as CDL Drivers, Inside Sales people, Rooftop Loaders, Warehouse personnel, Outside Sales people (Territory Managers), Assistant Branch Managers, and Branch Managers. Some locations have Dispatchers, Operations Managers, Administrative Assistants, Window Experts, and more. Our goal is to hire from within first. We have District Managers and Warehouse Managers who were once Drivers and ready for a change. We mostly sell roofing products in the residential and commercial markets, but we have locations selling doors, windows, siding, gutters, decking and more. So there are opportunities to learn our distribution business and multiple product lines.
Our corporate office is in McKinney, TX with just over 100 people. We run lean and know we are here to support our branches. Our departments are what you would expect.
Credit * Pricing * Marketing * Information Services * Legal * FP&A * Human Resources * Fleet and Safety * Accounting/Finance * Supply Chain Mgmt
We also have a strong university presence as we hire Management Trainees, Summer Interns and MBA students from schools across the country to work in our distribution centers.
I have been working at SRS Distribution full-time (More than 3 years)
Giving back to the community
Opportunities to learn new things
Management who cares about its employees
Not really downsides/cons, but this company is growing rapidly, so the pace can be tough to keep up with at times.
Advice to Management
Continue keeping the SRS culture alive and continue to dedicate resources to corporate support roles as the company increases in size. Employees love working at SRS and knowing they will have the resources they need will go a long way with keeping employee morale high.
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at SRS Distribution (McKinney, TX) in November 2016.
Met at a career fair in college. Recruiter sent an email the next week saying they wanted a phone interview. Did the phone interview, then had an on campus interview about two weeks later with a branch manager and territory manager. Then, they flew me up to DFW where I interviewed with the VP of Operations, CHRO, and CEO. All of it was very relaxed, questions where asking where you grew up, what you like to do, what you did in college. They're trying to see if it's easy to hold a conversation with you. Easy stuff. And for a multimillion dollar company to have their CEO doing interviews for two days, they take this stuff pretty seriously. Final interview was Friday, received an offer letter the next Monday, which was not normal for everyone that did the final interview, but to each his own
You either accept or not. I didn't negotiate, pretty decent deal compared to what a lot of people were offered.