In 2014, when Todd Mitchell, director at Business Advocates for Veterans, Westminster, Md., needed assistance with his organization’s charitable efforts, he immediately thought of turning to Michael and Rebecca Drayer, owners of NRCA member Tri-County Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc., Westminster, Md.
“They have a strong reputation for giving back to their community,” Mitchell says. “They are wonderful people.”
Business Advocates for Veterans is a volunteer organization that promotes the hiring of veterans, assists them in obtaining employment and supports community projects to benefit veterans. In the three years since Mitchell approached the Drayers, they have provided consistent and significant support for the organization.
Most recently, Tri-County Roofing and Sheet Metal donated the repair of the roof system of a struggling veteran family with two children, provided monetary donations to numerous veteran families who were in need and supported the American Legion’s Adopt a Family at Christmas initiative by sponsoring four needy families.
Over Memorial Day weekend 2017, Tri-County Roofing and Sheet Metal played an instrumental role in honoring fallen veterans by purchasing 9,000 U.S. flags for a Memorial Day service with the purchase of 9,000 flags. The flags represented the Maryland service men and service women who have died in U.S. wars and conflicts since World War I.
In addition, the company donated a crane and light set to display a 30-foot U.S. flag that hung above the 9,000 smaller flags.
Because of the company’s generosity to Maryland’s veterans, Tri-County Roofing and Sheet Metal was recognized in 2017 as the Carroll County Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year in honor of all it has done to improve the community.
“The impact of their support and contributions have been incredible for a small family-owned business,” Mitchell says. “Our community is blessed to have people like Michael and Rebecca Drayer.”