Reaching New Heights These roofing specialists are growing their business by focusing on the environment.
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Competition placed some limits on Kelly Luckett and MikeCrowell's architectural sheet metal business, but they dreamedbig. In 2001, four years after founding Florissant, Missouri-basedSaintLouis Metalworks Co., they decided green roofing was thefuture.
Covering a roof with plants is environmentally friendly, but hastraditionally been expensive and difficult to do. So the paircreated Green Roof Blocks--aluminum trays containing soil andplants. Compartmentalized and mobile for easy installation, theblocks are designed to last 65 years with no maintenance, since theplants resist drought and require no irrigation. Better yet, theblocks increase roof life up to 200 percent and lower heating andcooling costs.