Inc. Magazine Names Roman Roofing #152 Fastest Growing Private Company

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Cape Coral Firm Recognized as Fastest Growing Contractor in Florida.

“We were absolutely stunned to learn of this amazing news”, stated Lindsey Dopfer, the company’s co-founder and Chief Financial Officer

Inc. Magazine has released its annual list of the nation’s 5,000 fastest-growing private companies. Among them and ranked number 152 is Roman Roofing, Inc of Cape Coral, Florida. This coveted list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses.

“We were absolutely stunned to learn of this amazing news”, stated Lindsey Dopfer, the company’s co-founder and Chief Financial Officer. “We get up every morning, just wanting to do the best we can for our employees and the community” added husband and Chief Executive Officer, Norm Dopfer. “The credit really goes to our 100+ plus dedicated employees who carry-out our vision every day to our customers.”

Based in Cape Coral, Florida since it was founded in early 2015, Mr. and Mrs. Dopfer have quietly re-invented the traditional reputation of roofers from gritty-tar-covered-hucksters to state-of-the-art, trained professionals deploying the latest technology. Their number one goal is to educate and assist their customers in making wise and informed decisions. The couple’s confidence has undeniably disrupted the roofing services sector in Southwest Florida. That confidence has paid handsome dividends – Inc. Magazine reports the company’s trailing three-year compounded annual revenue growth rate at 2,482%.

“Congratulations to Roman Roofing on their extraordinary growth and in recognition of this exciting achievement in the Inc. 5000 ranking of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.,” said Jerry Orlando, Vice President of Steep Slope Sales, Southeast at GAF, North America’s largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer. “As a GAF Certified Master Elite and President’s Club member, Roman Roofing represents the top one or two percent of roofing contractors nationwide. Their team’s hard work and commitment to customer satisfaction have made a clear difference in becoming one of the premier roofing contractors in South Florida.”

Aside from leveraging drone and marketing technology, Roman Roofing has shot onto the scene and built its reputation around a culture of continuous improvement, ongoing education and empowering employees at all levels to take ownership and responsibility for each customer’s happiness. “Who is in a better position to solve immediate concerns than the person on the ground with the customer,” proposed Norm, adding, “you need to trust your people to make the right choices, we don’t always get it right, but those are the times we learn the most.” When not pouring over spreadsheets and financial reports, Lindsey plays full-time mother to the couples’ two young and rambunctious boys. Norm is unsettled, determined to continue pushing the envelope and fine-tuning their business model. “What Roman Roofing has done is extraordinary, but we know first-hand that the Dopfers’ business model is unique – they have always paid their bills on time while growing immensely, and they invest capital in areas other roofing contractors typically ignore,” commented Yader Areas of Suncoast Roofers Supply, a trade vendor since the company’s founding.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

Norm and Lindsey are originally from the Midwest – she was born in Ada, Ohio while he is from Delta some 60 miles to the north. A remarkable rag-to-riches story, the couple first crossed paths in Southwest Florida back in 2007 – Lindsey was teaching at Cape Coral High School and Norm was just cutting his teeth in the roofing sector.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Methodology
The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

About Roman Roofing, Inc.
Founded in early 2015 and named after their now eldest son, “Roman” Roofing is the brainchild and vision of Norm and Lindsey Dopfer, long-time residents of Southwest Florida. Through sheer grit, determination and a distinct approach to the rendition of roofing services in an area frequented by hurricanes, the couples’ vision has proven wildly successful. Four years later, the Roman family consists of over 100 loyal employees, who have successfully completed over 3,500 residential and commercial roofing projects – adorning over 14 million square feet of only the highest quality roofing products in and across Southwest Florida. Follow this storied roofing contractor on LinkedIn and Instagram.

About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success.

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