Free Roof Giveaway

Franciscus Inc.

History of the Free Roof Giveaway


The commitment to customers carries over to the cities and towns they live and work in. We’re not just a contractor in the community — we’re part of the community. We give away three roofs a year to families in need.

The first community outreach project went to a customer, a teacher who had lined up a new roof to be put on in June. But when her husband passed away suddenly, the teacher called to cancel the job. “When I told Lee, he said, ‘Call her back and tell her we will put that roof on for free,’” said Tom Schlund. “That’s when I knew this was the company I wanted to retire at. We’re here to make money, but we acknowledge we are part of the community as well.”

The company now accepts essays nominating families in need for the roof replacement. We receive hundreds of nominations. Reading them is a humbling experience.

It’s all part of the company’s plan to invest in the community through these projects and others, like sponsoring youth baseball and soccer. Our project managers live in 11 different cities. We want to be a presence in all of them.

“How can I express my appreciation for your unbelievable kindness. What your company did for us – replacing our roof at no charge – is almost unheard of nowadays..

Despite the fact that I’m suffering such a tragic loss, your act of kindness provided much comfort to me. You have helped me at a time where I am undoubtedly financially strapped, but more so, you gave me hope that my life isn’t filled with all bad things right now and how reassuring to know that there are still good people in this world!

This card certainly doesn’t do justice for how you’ve helped us but please accept my sincerest appreciation and gratitude. Thank you for a beautiful roof and the comfort in knowing that my family now has a dependable roof over our heads!”

Jennifer H.
Recipient of Free Roof Giveaway