From Start-Up To Over $9MM in 9 Months | Our Conversation with Dustin Rees

Leaps and Bounds Podcast Episode 13, Featuring Dustin Rees, Owner of Gladiator Roofing

Episode 13: From Start-Up To Over $9MM in 9 Months

Dustin started Gladiator Roofing and Restoration in March of 2020. By year’s end, they had over $9MM in revenue! His secret? Hire great people, be true to your word and provide the best possible experience.

We’ll discuss his start in the industry, what led him to start his own business and take a step-by-step look at the insurance restoration sales process. We’ll also get more context around the trending hashtag #roofwarz, why he was served a cease and desist, and his thoughts on the future of the industry.

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The Guest Speaker!

Dustin Rees’s goal is to continue growing Gladiator Roofing & Restoration into one of Indiana’s largest restoration companies with their premiere focus on commercial roofing and restoration. One thing he learned long ago is communication is key in sales. Stemming from this lesson learned, Dustin and the Gladiator team take pride in every aspect of the sales process from the initial inspection right down to the final check and completion of the project.

Dustin has been on all sides of the business from Field Estimator, Sales Manager, Vice President of a multi-million dollar company, and now the President and C.E.O of Gladiator Roofing and Restoration. He understands what it takes to be successful and shares just how he’s done that in this podcast!

Gladiator Roofing and Restoration Owner, Dustin Rees, Standing in front of company sign

Our Host!

Thomas Basch, Strategic Partnership Manager at Leap. Starting in this industry 20 years ago, Tom never realized what went into making a home-improvement business successful. Now, having met with thousands of contractors, helping adopt technology and watching them grow, he’s excited to invite in a variety of guests

Thomas Basch, Head of Customer Experience at Leap

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