“We thought that becoming part of Tecta America would create synergies that would make us more competitive and help us grow,” said Tecta America New England President Peter Owens.
Among them was an opportunity to reduce insurance costs. Delta had invested heavily in safety and had an excellent MOD rating as a result; safety was and is a similar priority at Tecta America. OSHA regulations and decision driving are among the areas in which employees are trained and the investments have paid off. The company’s record for keeping employees safe remains exemplary and insurance costs have indeed fallen.
Insurance costs weren’t the only reason to join Tecta America. Owens says that having a national company behind them has allowed Tecta America New England to reduce purchasing costs, tap into a wealth of knowledge and become more of a full-service company. Tecta America New England has long specialized in reroofing and custom sheet metal restoration, but it has now developed one of the region’s largest service businesses.
Like safety, workforce is another area in which Tecta America New England’s investments have paid off. “It’s a tough labor market out there right now,” Owens said, “but once people sign on with us, we have a strong retention rate.” Tecta America New England has had a longstanding focus on letting employees know that the company represents an attractive career path, not just a job.
Tecta America New England’s home office is in North Billerica, MA. With additional offices in Hanover, MA, Portland, ME and East Hartford, CT, it can meet commercial and industrial roofing needs anywhere in the region. Another reason Tecta America was attractive for the former Delta Roofing was having access to a national pool of workers. “Because we can pull manpower from our area and from other Tecta America locations across the country, we’re able to take on projects and deadlines that other roofing companies can’t,” Owens said.
Peter Owens thought that joining forces with Tecta America would put his company in a better position to grow. Just over a decade later, it’s clear that he was right.