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Local Teachers Nominated to Win Free Roof from Specialty Roofers, Inc.

Updated: Jul 13, 2021

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Erin Bakker April 29, 2021


Specialty Roofers, Inc.

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — Voting is now open for Specialty Roofers, Inc.’s Roofs for Educators contest! More than 275 Northwest Florida educators were nominated to win a free roof, and now it is down to the final three: Billie “Charisse” Stokes from Crestview High School, Donna Barton from Destin Elementary and Patrick Cole from Niceville High School.

“As a local company that deeply cares about this community, we want to give back,” Erin Bakker, director of business development at SRI, said. “Early in my career I taught first and second grade at Destin Elementary, so I know firsthand that teachers deserve all the praise and appreciation we can give them.”

Specialty Roofers, Inc. (SRI) is partnering with GAF Roofing for this latest contest. Last year, Perry Heslep, an officer with the Fort Walton Beach Police Department and Florida National Guardsman, was the lucky winner of their Roofs for Responders contest. Voting for the Roofs for Educators contest is open today through Thursday, May 6 at midnight. Read more about each nominee and vote on the Get the Coast website

“The 2020-2021 school year has posed many hurdles for educators across the country, and we are especially proud of the hard work and dedication of our teachers in Northwest Florida,” Mike Miller, president of SRI, said. “We would like to show them that we appreciate them.”

The prize, valued at more than $7,000, will include all labor and materials and the lucky homeowner will be able to select their shingle color. SRI will also include its Golden Pledge warranty on the roof, which includes a 50-year material warranty and a 25-year labor warranty. Specialty Roofers offers the most trusted commercial and residential roofing brands and products and stands behind them with comprehensive installation and repair services.

Specialty Roofers has earned a reputation for being one of the best roofing companies in Northwest Florida. Local accolades include 2018, 2019 and 2020 Finest of the Emerald Coast by Northwest Florida Daily News, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Best of the Emerald Coast by Emerald Coast Magazine and Best in Niceville for several years. SRI has a local reputation for giving back to the community they live in through various endeavors, events and sponsorships. For more information about SRI’s products and services, visit or contact Erin at or call 850-855-5375.

Specialty Roofers, Inc. is proud to be among the two percent of roofers who qualify as GAF Master Elite Certified, and was honored with the 2020 GAF President’s Club Award for the third year in a row. This highly coveted award recognizes SRI as one of the most elite roofing contractors in the United States. SRI was one of only 78 contractors in North America to receive the designation.


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