A Team Player
Curtis Purvis, Chamberlin Superintendent, was featured on the cover of Professional Roofing for his “Best of the Best” honor. Curtis was chosen as a Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress’Most Valuable Player in three of their five categories: leadership, safety and community service. In addition, he was honored with Professional Roofing’s ONE Best of the Best Award out of all of the entries from across the country.
"Receiving this award is a great accomplishment for an individual," says Tim Rainey, president of Supreme Systems Inc., Dallas, and MVP Task Force chairman. "We are impressed with the time Curtis devotes to charities, as well as his leadership on the roof every day. The roofing industry can no longer be defined simply as someone yielding a hammer but great people contributing to the community in many ways."
Curtis insists it was a team effort saying, "It's nice to get that pat on the back and recognition for doing a good job. I appreciate the award and the recognition of us as a company. But all the people behind that success—I wish I could give them awards, too.”
From computer engineering to shipping to the roofing industry, Curtis’ path has been an interesting one. At Chamberlin, he oversees crews, recruits, trains new hires, communicates with clients and pitches in elsewhere when need be. "He goes the extra mile to make sure we meet or exceed their expectations." Bill Lawson, Chamberlin Vice President, says. "It is part of his personality. He always is asking the client if there is anything else he can do for them and making sure we install a quality roof in a safe and productive manner."
Find out what others had to say about Curtis along with his thoughts on the importance of teamwork here.