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Baltimore HeatMap

UPDATED HEAT MAP (SPRING 2018) | Four Twelve Roofing

In Winter of 2018, we put together our first Heat Map – showing all of our ongoing and recently completed projects.

With this business, things are evolving and growing quickly, so 3 months later – here is an updated Heat Map – a snapshot of all the projects Four Twelve Roofing has taken on across Baltimore this Spring. We have included our custom home project as well as those for roofing in Baltimore as well.

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To provide some additional insight, below we have provided some color commentary regarding the blue dots you see above:

1. ROOFING, STORMS, ROOF REPLACEMENTS

We are now doing business as Four Twelve Roofing – having hired additional sales, marketing and production staff to take on new projects. Since last month’s wind storm, Four Twelve Roofing has taken on a number of leads and performed nearly a dozen roof replacements in Baltimore County and Baltimore City. Below is a photo of a roof replacement job in the Remington neighborhood of Baltimore City.

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2. FELLS POINT 8-UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING

Four Twelve has been working for the past month with a group of young investors in Fells Point on a renovation of an 8-Unit apartment building near Patterson Park. For this job, we have already performed the roofing and the framing portions of the project. We will also be performing additional trades up through paint and drywall. Below are some before and after photos of the roof work that took place.Image of before and after of the Roof

3. CANTON HOMEOWNER ADDITION

Another exciting project to spotlight was a 3rd story addition we built for a young family on the Northeast side of Patterson Park. For this project we framed the addition off the existing 2nd story roof and then performed the roofing and siding work. Below are some in-progress photos of this project.

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If you or anyone you know has projects on the horizon, in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, or in the surrounding areas we would love if you thought of us. Check What Others Are Saying About Our Services!

Feel free to visit our website and submit a contact form. Whether you need roofing, gutter, skylight and other essential property renovation services,  you may contact us at (410) 989-7343. You may also visit us at 10 E North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218 for a personal consultation!

We’ll be happy to come visit your home and see if we can be of any assistance 🙂

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The Four Twelve Team

MEET OUR NEWEST TEAM MEMBERS | Four Twelve Roofing

Four Twelve is a constantly growing and improving Baltimore roofing contractor.
And with the increase in projects, including but not limited to roofing, siding, skylight, and gutters,  we have also brought on some fresh faces to step our company up to the next level.

Baltimore – meet our newest hires!

VICKY INZANA
OFFICE MANAGER

Vicky has been with the team for about 1 month now, working as Four Twelve’s Office Manager. Vicky is the new voice of Four Twelve Roofing – onboarding clients from the moment they call our office and ensuring customer satisfaction throughout their job. At the young age of 23, she has 6 years of work experience and is an absolute rockstar. She also brings a female presence to the office – something much needed in the world of construction! We are thrilled to have her and excited to watch her grow within the company.

Fun Fact about Vicky:
-She is a veritable animal whisperer, who grew up with 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 parrots, a litany of turtles, an iguana, hamsters and many more house pets that we can’t even keep track of.

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ANDY LEAVITT
SALES

Andy is the other newest, most exciting piece of the Four Twelve equation. Transitioning out of owning his own handyman company, where he built a brand known for its attention to detail, customer service and reliability – Andy is joining our sales staff, where he will be assuming leadership of new projects and becoming the primary point of contact for a large amount of our jobs. Andy hails from Wisconsin – the land of cheese, beer and smiles. He is incredibly knowledgable in homebuilding and works tirelessly to make sure his clients are satisfied. For this reason, we are thrilled to have him on the team. His approach to business is well-aligned with the brand we are building here at Four Twelve.

Fun Fact about Andy:
-Andy used to work as a cheese salesman in Wisconsin. His highest selling product during this stint was the dessert cheese fudge (yum yum..!)

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A LETTER TO OUR CLIENTS: THANK YOU

A Letter To Our Clients

When growing a business, entrepreneurs are forewarned that it is going to be hard work. Late nights, sacrifice and less time with significant others. Fortunately at Four Twelve Roofing, we have built a team that takes pride in our work – whether it be laying a row of shingles, sweeping up a driveway or anything that concerns roofing, gutter, siding, skylights, and other property improvement services.

When you take pride in what you do, all the sacrifices fade into the background. And the thing that now brings us the most pride, is completing a project and shaking hands with a satisfied client.

There is a quote that comes to mind, “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” As we have built this business, we have seen that through our work, we can truly help people. To us, this is work worth doing.

We are writing this letter to let our clients know how much we appreciate them. Serving our clients is what keeps us up late into the night, drives us to deliver a quality product and what allows us to keep doing the thing that we feel most passionately about – being a part of quality construction projects that improve the city of Baltimore.

We look forward to continuing to serve you.

Sincerely,
Shea and Sam

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Baltimore Insurance Claims Roofing

THE PROPERTY OWNER’S GUIDE TO NAVIGATING A ROOF INSURANCE CLAIM | Four Twelve Roofing

Two weeks ago, a wind storm hit Baltimore. When storms come to town, there is damage to real estate. And no place gets hit harder than your roofing in Baltimore, MD.

If your roof is missing shingles, or you see roof material that has blown down onto the sidewalk, you have a valid claim for a roof replacement. Every property owner should know this.

As a Roofing Contractor, part of our job is to understand the insurance process, and to help our clients navigate this process. For this reason, Four Twelve put together The Property Owner’s Guide to Navigating a Roof Insurance Claim. Homeowners and business owners alike – if you own real estate – this guide is a must read.

 

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We Are Your Expert Roofing Partner Here in Baltimore County

1. STEP 1 – ASSESS YOUR ROOF. 

Roof Replacements can range in cost from $5,000 – $40,000+ for homeowners in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. So if you see damage to your roof structure, it is in your best interest to file a claim. You may be able to get your insurance to pay for a new roof, as opposed to paying the full cost, out of pocket 5 years from now.

2. STEP 2 – FIND A LICENSED AND INSURED ROOFING CONTRACTOR TO WORK WITH. YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN “REPLACE YOUR ROOF FOR THE COST OF YOUR DEDUCTIBLE.”

Across our community, there is some confusion about Step 2. Insurance providers and homeowners’ natural inclination is to shop around for the best price from contractors. When doing your kitchen or bath, yes – this makes sense. But let us shake some new knowledge into your head. Insurance claims are a different game. When it comes to Roof Insurance Claims – Price DOES NOT matter.

As a homeowner, you want to know 2 things when hiring a contractor for an insurance claim:
1) Have they done any insurance claim work (ask them for examples, references)?
2) Can they commit to replacing your roof, for the cost of your deductible? If they say yes, get this in writing and sign a contract with them to represent you through the process. If you’d like a sample contract, reach out to Four Twelve and we can share with you our template.

No matter where prices fall out, know that you as the homeowner have the final say – in that you tell your insurance company who you’ll be working with. And for this reason, you should be focused on finding a contractor who does quality work, has experience working with insurance and who can commit to replacing your roof for the cost of your deductible.

***BE WARY OF CONTRACTORS WHO SAY THEY WILL PAY YOUR DEDUCTIBLE
Insurance fraud is common in the world of storms and roofing. Any roofing companies who tell you that they can lower their deductible or pay you back your deductible, is committing fraud. If you engage in this, you could be liable and exposed to criminal charges, even if you did so unknowingly. So be careful.

3. STEP 3 – FILE A CLAIM

Contact your insurance company and open up a claim for storm related damages. Tell them you would like an adjuster to come out to the site and create an estimate for repairs. If you are signed on with a contractor, they should be able to handle this process for you.

At this point, you should have selected a contractor, based on the criteria above (roof replacement for the cost of my deductible). You will want to know from the adjuster, when they will be coming to your house to create the estimate. It can be helpful in expediting the process, to have your contractor meet the adjuster on site for their 1st meeting. The adjuster’s estimate for damages will be incredibly low compared to the actual cost of the work. This is where your contractor can help tremendously, in negotiating with the adjuster on your behalf. This negotiation can go on for a long time, but if your contractor is present at the 1st meeting it can speed things along.

4. STEP 4 – RECEIVE THE ADJUSTER’S ESTIMATE. HAVE YOUR CONTRACTOR NEGOTIATE ON YOUR BEHALF.

As I mentioned above, your adjuster’s estimate will be a lowball offer. They will either exclude items or put low dollar values on replacement costs. Never accept the 1st offer from an adjuster. Their 1st offer is not the final take it or leave it price, ever.

When the adjuster’s estimate comes in your email, your contractor should negotiate on your behalf. Their goal is to get enough money to repair your property, in a quality fashion, while only having you as the homeowner on the hook for your deductible. If you are paying out of pocket on top of your deductible – your contractor is not doing their job.

The adjuster will prepare their estimate through a software program called Xactimate. This is the universal software program for insurance claims. You want a contractor who works in Xactimate as well. This way the insurance company has no excuses. An “apples to apples” comparison is what the insurance company will look for in determining whether a contractor’s claim is legitimate and professional.

5. STEP 5 – CONTRACTOR FINALIZES NEGOTIATION. CONTRACT IS AGREED UPON AND SIGNED. WORK COMMENCES.

After the negotiation between your contractor and your insurance provider, you should sit down with your contractor and clarify the final scope of work. The contractor may have gotten certain damages funded and certain damages not funded. Based on the money they received, they should have a good idea of what is being replaced and what cannot (based on the funding). You will want to finalize this scope of work, and have it inserted into a formal contract, which you and your contractor sign and agree upon.

After this, you are free to proceed with the work. We wish you luck in this process and hope this guide is helpful. If you have any friends or colleagues, who are in need of insurance clarification – please, share this article with them or refer them to Four Twelve to help with their roof insurance claims and we promise to take care of them.

Four Twelve is dedicated to providing a better offering to the community of Baltimore and we want you as homeowners and business owners to be better informed about how to protect your investments – hopefully through putting the teachings of this article into practice. When it comes to roofing, gutter, skylight, and property renovation needs, you can contact us for help. You may also visit us at 10 E North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218 for a personal consultation. Contact Us Today! 

Call Four Twelve Roofing Today for a FREE ESTIMATE
Baltimore’s Local, Trusted Roofing Contractor.

(410) 989-7343

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Baltimore Creativity Young Entrepreneurs Program

APPLY TO FOUR TWELVE’S YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS PROGRAM

Are you in high school or college?
Are you looking for a part-time job?
Want to make money, while learning business at the same time?

Introducing Four Twelve’s Young Entrepreneurs Program.

Four Twelve is looking for young men and women interested in learning entrepreneurship, sales and marketing.

Requirements:
-Must have a valid driver’s license
-Must have own vehicle
-Comfortable speaking with homeowners and clients
-Organized
-Driven, self starter
-Aptitude for sales and socialization
-Can work anytime (Weekdays, Weekends, Days, Nights) – no set hours

If you or anyone you know, may be interested in this position, please contact us at (410) 458-7407 or sam@fourtwelvedev.com, to schedule a time for an interview.

Sincerely,
The Team at Four Twelve

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Baltimore Construction HeatMap Roofing

HEATMAP (WINTER 2017-2018) | Four Twelve Roofing

 

When growing a small business, sometimes you have to “grind.”

This leaves you little spare time for fun side projects. But today, we’re getting back to the basics – having some fun with this thing.

To keep our friends and family, in the know, on what we’ve been up to over the past couple months, we put together this heatmap – showing all our project work over the course of Winter 2017-18.

The business is growing and so is the intrigue of our project load. Here are a couple of bullet points to summarize the activity we’ve seen over the last few months:

1. We’ve been awarded our first restaurant build out
2. We’ve begun construction on two townhome gut rehabs for an investor in Remington
3. We’ve performed multiple roof tear off and replacements, from Federal Hill all the way up to Hampden

The one commonality we are seeing in our project work, is that the majority of it is taking place in Baltimore City. If you or anyone you know has projects on the horizon, in Baltimore City, we would love if you thought of us. Feel free to visit our website, Four Twelve Roofing, and submit a contact form. We’ll be happy to come visit your home and see if we can be of help 🙂