Premium Panels Inc was started in my garage in May of 2000. I had a friend of mine who was a metal roofing installer and fabricator who was moving his business back to where he grew up and wanted to have someone manufacture the roofing and flashings for the jobs he had still going in Colorado. I was very hesitant at first and wasn’t really looking for another job but was interested as always to make some extra money. We went around and around and finally he laid out the structure of how I would get paid and I decided to do it.
I had a custom Harley Davidson at the time so I sold it to help buy the equipment. I bought my first panel machine with one residential roof profile and some fabrication equipment and then went to work. The business was fairly busy that first summer even though I had a few hiccups.
I went to my employer at the time and asked them to sell the products through their company, and things went pretty strong until the September 11 crisis and then everything crashed, no contracts, contracts cancelled, no jobs for months, just payments. All the people we were selling to suggested I try a different approach since we didn’t have any work. We had no jobs, no leads, until March of the following year and thankfully they came then, as the company was down 0.00 dollars in the account and I personally was down to 400.00 dollars in my account and behind a house payment and a equipment payment. No relief was in sight until that job and we thought we were going to have to close the doors.
But we started with that job then another and we were going gang busters again. That’s when we decided to get into commercial panel profiles. From there we have not looked back and things have not ever been the same since. We now have 2 locations in 2 states, 33 employees and we cover a good portion of the Western and Central United States. We are a proud member of the Ultra Seam group and are certified manufacturers for many of the coil manufacturers out there.
If you can conceptualize it, put it on paper or not, we can probably make it and if we can’t, we know someone who can. So when it comes to metal roofing, gutters and wall panels, we have you covered!