When your area is affected by a major hail or wind storm it seems like roofers start coming from everywhere and nowhere all at the same time. You want to keep the work and the warranty local, so you look to your local phone book or Better Business Bureau and find a local company to look at your damaged roof.
What you don’t know: Ironically, the companies pushing the hardest for you to shop local, are not local anymore. The day after the hail storm an out of town storm chasing company used the same phone book and BBB listing to find that same contractor. This national storm chasing company has either bought into the local company, or completely bought it out. For the out of town contractor, this helps circumvent local licensing laws and builds instant credibility.