Eric Kirberg, president of Kirberg Company, proudly announces that the company has received the coveted 2016 BBB TORCH Award. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois presented the award. The award recognizes their commitment to customer service through exceptional standards for ethical business practices. Kirberg Company has been a leader in the commercial and residential roofing industry for 97 years. Eric Kirberg accepted the award Thursday October 27th at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis.
“BBB’s TORCH Awards celebrate exceptional companies with great customer service and ethics,” said Scott Mosby, BBB board chair and chief executive of Mosby Building Arts. “Start with Trust, honor the exceptional and learn from the best, is our practice within St. Louis BBB. These companies and charities are examples to emulate for anyone who wants to be trusted in the marketplace.”
Lara Toledo, Executive Director of the Center for Women in Transition, nominated Kirberg Company for the TORCH Award. In 2015, Kirberg Company donated $36,000 in labor and materials to install a new roof at the Baker House.
“We are all extremely grateful for the generous donation of a complete roof replacement from Kirberg in 2015,” Laura Toledo stated. “They also coordinated with other contractors to make sure that the job was done well and at no cost to the agency. Kirberg has continued to support the mission of the Center for Women in Transition in numerous ways since then. Kirberg is an excellent company that is dedicated to its community.”
Through practicing and promoting restorative justice, the center assists women in the criminal justice system in making a successful transition back to their families and communities. Baker House is one of two transitional living facilities ran by the center. The women are offered safe, stable housing as they make the difficult transition from incarceration back to their communities and families. Residents receive case management, life skills instruction, guidance from volunteer mentors, assistance with locating jobs, and accessing other resources, such as substance abuse treatment, medical and mental health care.
“We were delighted to be able to help our friends at the Center for Women in Transition,” said Eric Kirberg, President, Kirberg Company. “The Center provides a wonderful service here in town, and a new roof was badly needed. Now the apartment building will remain open to help hundreds of women for years to come.”
In its nearly 100 years of service to the St. Louis community, Kirberg Company has installed almost every type of roof. After emigrating from Germany, Eric’s great-grandfather founded the business in 1920 and began installing slate and tile roofs. Once Eric’s father took over in the 1970s, the company dedicated energies to becoming experts in newer technologies which included roofing systems for flat roofs, such as EPDM, TPO, and Modified. Today, Kirberg Company services nearly every type of roof system from slate and tile, to flat roof applications. They are also capable of installing green roof systems and solar roofing systems.
Over the years, Kirberg Company has expanded by acquiring companies in Kansas City, Kansas, and Springfield, Missouri. Recently Kirberg has opened a new office in Springdale, Arkansas. Their reach allows Kirberg to service clients from coast to coast. Major retailers nationwide are among Kirberg’s regular customers.
Kirberg’s field personnel are all union members. By working closely with the union, the company can provide its employees top-notch training to sharpen hands-on skills and safety protocols. Kirberg rewards employees who exhibit conscientious safety awareness, remain accident free, and consistently demonstrates exceptional performance.
With 90 field employees in St. Louis and approximately 50 in its other branches, Kirberg Company is committed to exceeding customer expectations.
“Getting roofs done right the first time, that’s always been our motto,” Kirberg said. “When our roofers are as good as they are, it’s easy to have good customer service when the work is almost perfect.”
Kirberg company is located at 1400 South Third Street in downtown St. Louis. Learn more about Kirberg Company at www.kirberg.com.
BBB is a nonprofit, business-supported organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior.
PHOTO CAPTION: Michelle Corey, St. Louis BBB president and CEO, Eric Kirberg, President of Kirberg Company and emcee Chris Nagus, News 4 investigative reporter.