Sam Boak offers more work for employees to keep them employed during colder months

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In the exterior contracting field, the winter season can often interrupt projects due to snow and cold temperatures. At Boak & Sons, Inc., employees are no stranger to seeing a slow-down in scheduling. Often times the result of this season for employees to temporarily collect unemployment, but that’s not always the case at Boak & Sons. President and Founder, Sam Boak, has made a priority at the start of 2021 to increase projects to ensure his employees stay busy and have a steady paycheck year-round.

“It’s important that my employees know they will be taken care of year-round, especially now,” said Sam Boak. "If I can help my staff members keep a steady paycheck, that’s what we’re going to do.”

In the exterior contracting field, the winter season can often interrupt projects due to snow and cold temperatures. At Boak & Sons, Inc., employees are no stranger to seeing a slow-down in scheduling. Often times the result of this season for employees to temporarily collect unemployment, but that’s not always the case at Boak & Sons. President and Founder, Sam Boak, has made a priority at the start of 2021 to increase projects to ensure his employees stay busy and have a steady paycheck year-round.

Boak & Sons, Inc. is a residential and commercial exterior contracting based in Youngstown, Ohio serving customers from Cleveland, Ohio to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The company specializes in roofing, insulation, siding, gutters and sheet metal. Boak & Sons is one of the leading contractors in the region, but as with any other exterior contracting company, some jobs just can’t be done in cold weather. Many roofing materials cannot by properly applied in adverse weather conditions, so there are not as many scheduled projects during those months. Some employees are laid off during this time who are able to earn unemployment pay to help them get through these colder months. For those who don’t qualify or haven’t been an employee long enough, Sam Boak makes sure they have something to keep them busy and put food on the table.

Boak & Sons’ headquarters is a large warehouse that houses material, equipment, tools, vehicles and many more crucial stock items for the company. These items need to be properly cared for and maintained throughout the entire year to ensure Boak & Sons does not waste money on deteriorating equipment. Sam Boak pays his employees to maintain, clean, and organize the warehouse throughout the cold season.

“It’s important that my employees know they will be taken care of year-round, especially now,” said Sam Boak. “Whether it’s in the warehouse or crossing into another department, there is work to be done here at all times. If I can help my staff members keep a steady paycheck, that’s what we’re going to do.”

By keeping his employees busy, Sam Boak has been able to continue offering various benefits to his employees such as the 401K program, health and dental benefits as well as bonuses and many more. With the lasting effects of COVID-19 on many businesses in the area, Sam Boak was able to continue scheduling jobs for his customers and his employees.

To learn more about Sam Boak or Boak & Sons, Inc., visit http://www.boakandsons.com or call 330-793-5646.

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