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Al Romanini
Willoughby Supply
Mentor, Ohio

 

Al Romanini has been working at Willoughby Supply for 30 years, essentially since he was 13.
Having worked in about every department during my high school years I decided to stay local (since I was completely smitten with my girlfriend at the time) and head to John Carroll’s business school with the goal of someday running and building Willoughby Supply into a company with a national footprint.  When I took over the leadership role in early 1996 we had one branch with about 25 employees and we sold mainly residential roofing.  Today, I’m proud to say we have about 200 employees in nine branches throughout Ohio and central Florida and we not only sell residential but also commercial and industrial roofing as well as siding, doors and windows.  Our commitment is simple and straight forward, focusing on hiring people with the right character, full of integrity, passion and purpose and we teach them the skills they need.  We will continue this philosophy indefinitely.  My girlfriend eventually became my wife and we’re blessed to have four children today ranging from age 9 to 18.