By Robert Medley
When the leaks overhead get too big and the drips come down all too often, it may be time for a new roof.
And if a new roof is needed at a commercial building, it could be a major job.
Flat, low-sloping roofs on commercial property are the specialty of a Yukon business, Restoration Coatings, owned by Yukon resident Matt Dodson.
Restoration Coatings has restored the roofs at several Yukon Public school sites as well as businesses across the state.
“Restoration Coatings is very much a family-style run business. We don’t have a bunch of sub-contractors. All of our work is in-house. We have specifically trained crews for certain types of products. We don’t intermix and mingle those. We specialize in commercial roofing and re-roofing only,” Dodson said.
“We’re on the remodel side of the business. We also specialize in the low-slope and flat roof and leak detection on those surfaces,” Dodson said.
A few examples of jobs Restoration Coatings has completed include Locke Supply, and roofing jobs at Yukon Middle School, Lakeview Elementary School and Independence Intermediate School.
Dodson started his career as a trim carpenter before moving into general contracting.
“I decided to really buckle down and focus on a niche of construction. I had an opportunity and was educated, and it was kind of the path I got on. It has really spread like wildfire,” Dodson said. He started Restoration Coatings in 2016 in Yukon.
Dodson lives in the Banner Schools District west of Yukon where his sons attend school.
“We’re very active in the Banner community,” Dodson said.
He said he is also doing work on leaky roofs for the Banner Schools District.
The latest trend for materials used for re-roofing has included manufactured white material known as TPO, or thermal plastic ozone material.
“There has been a big transition in roofing material,” Dodson said. “We have gone from the old black roofing with tar and asbestos materials and transitioned over to white roofing that is very energy efficient, with non-invasive products that are very good for the environment as well,” Dodson said.
Restoration Coatings salesman Colt Thomas, 34, a Mustang native, has three children, ages, 12, 7 and 5 who have attended Yukon Public Schools. Thomas grew up with Dodson, who is also a Mustang native.
Thomas recently built them a 24 foot by 12-foot building in the backyard, a one-room schoolhouse, for home school classes during the pandemic. He has been married 12 years.
“I am an entrepreneur by heart,” Thomas said.
His father Randy Thomas owns Mustang Pawn & Gun since 1981.
“I’ve always been a salesman at heart. I started out in the oilfield production side,” Thomas said.
He started a business out of high school called Thomas diamond, buying and selling jewelry.
In 2013 he worked in the oilfield. The construction field lured him, and he went to work for Dodson selling commercial roofing. He then started landing accounts such as the Yukon Public Schools. “It was an opportunity for me to execute sales and I started doing commercial roofing,” Colt Thomas said.
To reach Thomas call (405) 627-8079 or email him at email@example.com.