Columbine Roofing LLC celebrated its Longmont location ribbon cutting on Thursday evening.
The family-owned full-service residential and commercial roofing company started 10 years ago in Thornton. It opened its second location at 328 Coffman St. in February this year, officially cutting the ribbon on Sept. 16.
Jeremy Riehl, owner and founder of Columbine Roofing, said a large part of why he settled on Longmont for the new location was because his six children — five sons and a daughter — go to Longmont Christian School. He is excited to be in Longmont and integrate more into its community, Riehl said.
“We wanted to get the word out that we're here in Longmont,” Riehl said to the group gathered Thursday. “Since we've gotten here, it just seems like we have been so embraced by the community, which is awesome.”
The Longmont location is now primary and the Thornton Columbine Roofing has moved from the headquarters to a satellite location.
Riehl began roofing at 18-years-old, working for a company in Boulder for a decade. He started Columbine Roofing and works with several family members including his father, wife, aunt and father-in-law. He hopes the roofing company will continue as a family owned and operated business and his children between the ages of 15 and 3 will take an interest in roofing.
Riehl plans to use Columbine Roofing for community involvement, adding that he plans on doing parking lot barbecues for people experiencing homelessness in the area. He added that Columbine Roofing has helped clients struggling with their financial situation by waiving fees for roof repairs.
“We definitely embrace this community. We want to definitely do as much as possible to help the community. That's a big deal to us,” Riehl said.
Scott Cook, CEO of the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, congratulated Columbine Roofing on the new location during the ribbon cutting event and presented a certificate marking the day.