Gunner takes home a 2024 Fast Company award: a milestone in innovation

March 25, 2024 by

In the world of homeownership, discovering your roof needs replacement can lead you down a rabbit hole of contractor searches, overwhelming choices, and the quest for trustworthiness. At Gunner Roofing, we’ve been on a mission to flip the script on this narrative, making the roofing process not just bearable but brilliantly simple. Today, we’re beyond thrilled to share a momentous achievement that marks a new chapter in our journey. Gunner has been awarded one of the most innovative companies of 2024 by Fast Company in the Business Services category.

This recognition is more than an accolade; it’s a validation of our vision to transform the home installation services landscape. Founded in Greenwich, Connecticut, 10 years ago, Gunner was fueled by a simple yet ambitious idea: to make roof replacement and repairs a breeze for homeowners. Fast forward to today, and it’s clear that our tech-forward approach has struck a chord, resonating with homeowners nationwide.

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At the core of Gunner’s innovative approach is our state-of-the-art online platform that utilizes satellite technology to provide a comprehensive online purchasing experience, revolutionizing the roofing industry. This cutting-edge approach enables us to offer homeowners precise 3D virtual visualizations of their homes, with top-tier roofing options from the industry-leading brand GAF. Our platform extends beyond just visualizations; it simplifies the entire roofing process. From accurate, satellite-generated quotes to buying your roof completely online with streamlined scheduling and accessible financing options, every step is designed to be effortless and efficient. This holistic approach transforms the traditional often tedious process of roofing projects into a smooth, stress-free journey from initial exploration to the final decision-making, all without leaving the comfort of your home.

The journey has been exhilarating, with our direct website leads skyrocketing by 450% year-over-year and our speed-to-install rate jumping by 28%. These aren’t just numbers – they’re a testament to the trust and confidence homeowners have placed in us, and the efficiency and effectiveness of our solutions.

But what truly sets us apart, and what this Fast Company award highlights, is the impact we’ve had on the homeowner experience. We’ve demystified the roofing process, empowering homeowners with knowledge, choice, and control. It’s this shift – from uncertainty to empowerment – that we believe is our biggest achievement.

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This award is a beacon of encouragement, urging us to keep innovating, to keep refining our services, and to keep prioritizing the needs and experiences of homeowners. It’s a reminder that with the right blend of technology, transparency, and a customer-first approach, we can redefine not just roofing but the entire home improvement sector.

We owe this milestone to our incredible community – our customers, our partners, and the dedicated Gunner team. Your belief in our mission, your collaboration, and your support have been the driving forces behind our success.

We’re already looking ahead, excited about the possibilities that lie before us. We’re committed to exploring new technologies, expanding our offerings, and continuing to empower homeowners across the country.

If you haven’t yet experienced the Gunner Roofing difference, check out our online tool. Whether you’re gearing up for a roofing project or simply curious about what we offer, we’re here to guide you, ensuring your home remains the sanctuary it deserves to be. Cheers to innovation, to empowerment, and to a brighter future for homeowners everywhere.