Plymouth based roofing company Stormforce is celebrating its 20th anniversary by hosting an open day for its clients and suppliers, and committing to twenty good community deeds to mark the occasion.
The company was started by Adrian Howe, Sarah Howe, Simon Kalas and Neil Phillips in 2003. Since then, it has established itself as one of the leading roofing firms in the region with 45 staff and a list of commercial clients including the Ministry of Defence, Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, NHS England, Devon County Council, Somerset County Council and Plymouth Community Homes.
Specialists in tiled, flat, pitched and heritage roofing, Stormforce has undertaken some high profile projects in the South West, including the 78m high Beckley Point development in Plymouth which was completed in May 2018.
It has also invested in its skills such as drone surveying and expertise in environmentally friendly roofing which saw them complete a pioneering project at the Chemotherapy Unit at North Devon District Hospital.
Central to the company’s progress has been its consistent investment in apprenticeships and training for its team. This has seen it plough over £250,000 in careers and skills for over 200 local people, as well as 18 apprentices whom they have guided through their qualifications. This commitment to excellence in the industry has seen Stormforce have four apprentices make the national finals in the last five years and one in the Great British Slate Off finals.
Commenting on the 20th anniversary, Company Director Adrian Howe, said: “It has been great to look back on and celebrate the trusted relationships we have built, careers we have started and projects we have completed. I’d like to thank everyone who has played a part in that. Looking forward, we’ll continue to grow our reputation and knowledge so that we can continue to provide robust and environmentally friendly roofing systems for our clients.”