Four Twelve Roofing is a product of the current climate in Baltimore City.
As many post-industrial cities across America have fallen into decay, they have also experienced a resurgence. The economy has improved and cultural awakenings have blossomed in urban areas. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Baltimore.
The birth of Four Twelve fell out of a public policy program called the Vacants to Value (or V2V) program. The V2V program is an effort by local government to catalogue vacant homes and make them available to homebuyers and investors. Following the financial crisis of 2008, Baltimore City – like many US cities – was burdened with an oversupply of housing. Whenever we have out-of-town visitors come to Baltimore, they are always shocked when driving around the city – there are blocks upon blocks of homes that lay unoccupied, overgrown and neglected.