1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply (originally called B&B Wholesale Metals) manufactures the majority of the products they sell, but also has relationships with over 25 other manufacturers both regional and national companies to uniquely offer unprecedented selection of material in hundreds of different profiles and colors for any project imaginable, large or small.
DISCOVER 1ST COAST’S BEGINNING
1967 – THE BEGINNING
Bob Sizemore and Bill Kuhn, began a general contracting business, building commercial and residential buildings In the 1st Coast and Palm Coast area. The concept was to give the very best product available for a fair price; still a core concept in our business today. Our name has evolved over the years, but our values and commitment remains the same as when bill and Bob started their dream many years ago.
1998 – THE ENLIGHTENING
After 31 years of building structures, many with metal roofing, the two decided that Metal Roofing was the future. Metal Roofing provided long term protection at a reasonable price; exactly what they believed in, Value. The two men closed their very successful contracting business and Started B&B Wholesale Metals, a Metal Roofing Supply Company selling only Metal roofing.
2006 – EXPANSION
After the Hurricanes of 2004-2005 it was time to pass the torch to a staff that maintained the core values of the founders. Continued growth required B&B Wholesale metals (1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply) to relocate to a new 3 acre facility on State Road 207 in East Palatka, Florida. This central location allowed for more efficient servicing to the many valued customers that came to trust the service orientated business over the years.
2010 – CHANGES IN THE INDUSTRY
The Metal roofing industry begins to become mainstream and many contractors are becoming aware of the great value in metal roofing. The increased demand necessitated faster service; the decision was made to purchase a state of the art 21 ft CNC folder to make all the trims and flashings quickly and efficiently. Also, in order to keep up with the quickly growing pace of the industry a decision was made to invest in a CAD drafting system to be able to provide our customers with computer generated blueprints of all the materials required to complete their project on the site instead of hiring an outside draftsman.
2012 – COMPETITION GROWS
The Metal roofing industry continues to refine itself, including paint systems that no longer fade like they used to, leading to an expansive color wheel for the customer to choose from.
Not just green, red and silver anymore, the business is getting more complex and competition is growing expediently with the realization that Metal Roofing not only is a good value, but also saves cooling costs and is recyclable; making it a “green product”.
To help meet these new challenges a cut to length line was purchased. This equipment takes large 10,000 coils of metal and splits it into thinner pieces and cuts them to any length needed.
Although the investment in the machinery and the coils required to meet all the new color choices was staggering, this addition provided the service and pricing advantage required to remain competitive.
2013 – DELIVERING THE BEST
Providing guidance on products and installation, giving the customer service exceeding their expectations and doing it all at a highly competitive price has always been core goals of the founders since 1967.In order to continue these concepts with the growth emerging, it was apparent that we needed to enlarge and improve our delivery systems.
We have and continue to deliver the completed products to the exact location on your property you desire, not just along the side of the road or driveway, but where you need it. In order to accomplish this and still be able to deliver the many jobs ordered every day we needed to improve our productivity for deliveries; until now we painstakingly hand carried the job to the exact spot you wanted it, which, although very time consuming, was our way of exceeding our customers’ expectations, and we will still do it today as needed or as requested.
The decision was made to add tractor trailers to our fleet with a muffed delivery system, basically a specially designed forklift that is made to go on turf, but more importantly, can go sideways and forward, which becomes important with long panels of metal to be able to put your job where you want it.So no matter whether it is a few pieces in the back woods or a whole warehouse building, we can deliver.
2016 – ROLLING WITH THE CHANGES STARTED ROLL FORMING OUR OWN PANELS
Since the inception of B&B Contracting Corporation in 1967 we have continued to maintain relationships and licensing agreements with many national companies that produce a multitude of different panel profiles in metal, aluminum, copper and Stainless steel for everything from residential homes to high-rise buildings, if it is made of metal we know where to get it and how to install it.
Manufacturing some of these profiles requires highly specialized machines and the sheer number of choices is mind boggling, but we have committed to be the Metal Roofing supply company to go to no matter what you may need. This year we have decided changes need to be made in our business model, so along with our many long time relationships for the many unusual or specialized panels we sell every year, we have decided to produce our own panels.
Producing our own panels for the products we sell most will give us the ability to again exceed expectations by providing your project even faster; now instead of 2-3 days to get your job it is possible to get it the very same day you order it.
Knowledge – Service – Selection; not just words
2016 – INTERNET MARKETING GROWS B&B WHOLESALE METALS
A commitment to service above all else and embracing technology has transformed a sleepy 43-year-old, small-town business into a major distributor specializing in a niche market.
1ST COAST’S SERVICES
1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply offers a full service commercial department, staffed with highly experienced individuals with years of roofing and framing knowledge. This expertise and the most recent cad technology enables 1st Coast to offer state of the art take-off services.
Our knowledge, service, and selection are unmatched in the industry. Customers will always find consistent, fast, and friendly service offered by our knowledgeable sales team that strives to exceed your expectations.
In such a high demanding industry, 1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply understands your need to have it now, offering a variety of panel profiles and trim, along with an extensive inventory of all the materials you will require to make your project a durable weather tight installation for many years to come including a full inventory of screws, closures and sealants, down to drill bits and snips. Give 1st Coast a call today for an estimate on your next roofing project!
1ST COAST’S STAFF
Here at 1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply, our entire Staff takes pride in our company and realizes the value of each and every customer. From our Sales Team, to our Production. We are here to provide you with the best service in the industry.
When you arrive at our plant on State Road 207, you will be greeted by one our very knowledgeable sales staff, with over 50 years of combined experience in the industry. Our Sales Team is well trained on the products and their installation, whether you are a DIY person or just want to understand more about metal roofing they are here for you. Ordering is made easy because we understand what you need and the task can be finished while you are here or by phone. From Panels that are cut specific to your project, to the materials that make it a weather tight installation for many years of worry free safety, 1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply is your finest choice.
Our experienced Architectural CAD dept, can provide a materials takeoff quickly by using different sources. including sketches or plans, and satellite images to make sure you are provided with the proper products for your specific project, large or small.
Our staff and our showroom is only the beginning of what 1st Coast has to offer. Once an order has been placed our seasoned Production staff, with years of experience is capable of meeting almost any of your unique Trim requirements. With 1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply servicing customers from South Georgia, to the Caribbean. It is important to have the correct delivery vehicles for multiple applications. With multiple trucks to meet different needs, such as narrow or dirt roads, long panel lengths, and loads that are large to very small.
1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply is able to accommodate your delivery with a sense of personalization rarely found in the industry. Our drivers, have years of service and experience, and they are able to off-load your project with ease and place it in most any location you request; unlike the industry standard that just can’t get your product more than several feet from the road. 1st Coast understands that having materials brought out to your home can be a stressful occasion, with this in mind we want to make it as easy as possible for you.
1st Coast Metal roofing Supply utilizes a crabbing Moffet System (forklift) that enables us unload your materials and safely place them in a convenient location out of harms way. Local customer? Here at 1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply, we are fully equipped to efficiently assist any customer who chooses to pick up their materials. We have external staff that will ensure that your needs are met while loading your vehicle with the materials. Our 3 Acre facility gives our customers the ability to comfortably pull into our yard, have materials loaded onto their trailer, and safely drive back out without having to back up.
1ST COAST’S LOCATION
1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply is located at 186 State Road 207 in East Palatka on 3 acres. Our location in Northeast Florida allows 1st Coast the ability to offer the most efficient and effective service and delivery to all of our customers. From Georgia, all over Florida, to the Caribbean, 1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply has the capability to meet almost all delivery needs.
1ST COAST’S PROMISE
We promise to offer the best combined knowledge, service, and selection in the industry. It is our goal to attain and maintain long-term relationships with all of our customers through our workman approach and unparalleled service.
1ST COAST’S FUTURE
- The future of Metal roofing is very bright with new colors and styles to give the consumer more roofing choices than ever.
- Metal roofing is over 2000 years old, but the majority of improvements in the industry have come in the last 50 years. Paint systems and materials have recently been tested to last up to and over 60 years.
- 1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply maintains the commitment to stay on the cutting edge of the industry.
- Metal roofing is our life, we continually improve our Knowledge through education and experiences we learn from being in the business every day, many from the very customers we serve.
- 1st Coast is continually improving every facet of its service to our customers, from the ordering process to the delivery process. Never forgetting our roots, we truly believe in giving old fashion service.
- 1st Coast has the best selection of products in the industry, both the newest and the best and we are here to help you find the right product for your project whatever the size.