World renowned Olympic gymnast Mary-Lou Retton likes to tell her motivational program audiences how her famed Olympic coach Bela Karoli, used to literally brainwash his talented performers with an acronym he would recite regularly: Together Everyone Achieves More. Delmarva Roofing & Coating, Inc co-owners Sheldon Swartzentruber and Verle Schlabach might not have made Karoli’s Olympic Gymnast Team, but they are certainly living proof of the Together Everyone Achieves More way of thinking. The two boys grew up across the fields from one another—Verle’s family with a hog farm and Sheldon’s family with a dairy farm, and experienced both their fathers using Conklin products (circa 1976, before Conklin formalized their Roofing Systems business). They attended school together, and dabbled in various construction projects, both on their farms and off, before settling–independently—on becoming roofing specialists. Because they both had the practical skills, and trusted one another, they would often work together on one another’s roofing jobs. These exposures set the foundation for a lifelong friendship built on teamwork, and a successful business partnership built on friendship, trust and mutual respect.
In 1995, Sheldon and Verle introduced DURADEK® to their product/service lineup and now devote a considerable portion of their business to supporting their full-time crews that install this superior high-style decking protective product to (both new construction and renovated) small residential and large industrial and corporate outdoor living areas. “We are different from the typical roofing business where roofers go out into the market, find a different product for each job, scramble together some training on how to use and apply the product, and then install it,” says Sheldon. “We start with the best. We’re trained to use and install these superior Conklin products. We can answer any customer questions about them, and are happy to provide fully transparent information on product features and benefits,” adds Verle.
Lives in Greenwood, DE with wife, Sylvia. Has two children. Enjoys Hunting, Camping, Riding Motorcycle, Involved in all Day-to-Day operations, Invoicing, Advertising, Marketing, Human Resources, & Safety Issues.
Lives in Greenwood, DE with wife Sandy. Has four children. Enjoys Hunting, Collects Toy Tractors. Involved in Day-to-Day operations of Commercial Roofing Dept., Purchasing, Job coordination, Vehicle Operations
He is the sales/estimator for the Commercial Roofing department. Lives in Greenwood, DE with his wife Amanda. He enjoys Frisbee golf, gardening and hunting.
Is the office manager assisting in all office responsibilities of the company. She lives in Greenwood DE, with her husband Sheldon. Has two grown children and enjoys reading, cooking, involvement in her churches college/career ministry and touring the country with her husband on motorcycle
He schedules and organizes the day to day operations for the Duradek Division. He lives in the Seaford, DE with his cat. Enjoys driving his new Camaro
He is superintendent of the Commercial Roofing Dept. Lives in Greenwood DE with his wife Holly and their daughter. Gary enjoys hunting, camping, cooking and being “sound man” for local community events.
Delmarva Roofing and Coating specializes in installation of commercial and industrial roofing systems and also home or commercial deck waterproofing membranes. We focus on eliminating leaks and repairs while providing unparalleled waterproofing and long-lasting solutions. We are your first choice for roofing across Delmarva.