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Sam Boak Reinvests in his Company and his Employees in 2021


Now that 2020 is finally over, many businesses are doing their best to work through the "new normal." Business owners everywhere have had to make major adjustments to how they do things because of COVID-19, and many are learning new ways to advance through this pandemic. For Sam Boak, president and founder of Boak & Sons, Inc., that means reinvesting in his company and the employees that work for him.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (PRWEB) February 12, 2021

Boak & Sons, Inc. is a residential and commercial exterior contracting company based in Youngstown, Ohio. The company specializes in roofing, siding, insulation, sheet metal and gutters and serves customers from Cleveland to Pittsburgh. When COVID-19 first took hold, Sam Boak made a tough decision to keep his employees safe at home, even though they were considered an essential business that could remain open. The company ran with a skeleton crew, responding only to emergencies. Over time, Boak & Sons was able to fully reopen with new, very strict safety policies. It was a process of trial and error for the last few months of 2020 to get used to working in today's uncertain times, but Sam Boak kept his employees and customers safe as they got back to work. It was with the coming of the New Year that Sam Boak decided he needed to start reinvesting in things that would continue to build the business.

"This business is only as strong as each and every one of its employees," said Sam Boak. "If I don't make sure my employees have the best equipment and training, I can't ensure they will provide the best quality service to our customers. That's just not how we do business at Boak & Sons."

When Sam Boak decided to reinvest in his own company, he went directly to the crews. He asked them questions about what they needed in terms of tools and equipment, safety gear and even purchased a new crane. He had several open conversations with everyone from project managers, foreman and crew members to listen to the needs of everyone on all levels. It was important to Sam Boak to speak to those who are doing the work every day and the ones who are actually using the equipment.

"We don't always hear the needs of every employee throughout every day," said Vice President of Operations, Chris White. "It's important to Sam and all of us here to have these conversations with everyone so we have a greater understanding of what we can do to make things better for everyone. By taking care of our own, we motivate our crews to take care of their customers. It's a win-win for everyone."

To learn more about Sam Boak or Boak & Sons, Inc. visit or call 330-793-5646.

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About Boak & Sons:

Boak & Sons, Inc. was founded by Sam Boak in 1974 as an insulation contractor. With the high energy costs of the 70's, Boak & Sons expanded early on into the roofing business. They offered economical roof installations through cutting edge technology and equipment, allowing customers to recoup even more in energy savings. Today, Boak & Sons is a residential and commercial contractor for roofing, insulation, sheet metal, siding, and gutters. Based in Youngstown, Ohio, the company serves customers in surrounding areas from Cleveland, Akron, and Canton to Cranberry and Pittsburgh. For more information on Boak & Sons, visit their website at:

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