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Feb 1, 2016 | Blog, Latest News

Advanced Roofing’s CEO Rob Kornahrens Hits the Pavement to Raise Money for Multiple Sclerosis

Advanced Roofing, Inc. (ARI), Florida’s largest commercial re-roofing company, was built on a foundation of giving back. In the commercial roofing industry, it’s not only how the job’s performed, it’s who the people are doing it. President & CEO Robert Kornahrens has created a company with a heart by developing an engaged workforce where a commitment to the community we serve is at the core of our values and is important to our business. ARI employees provide help and support in the community, making a difference in the lives of many.

For more than two decades, ARI has partnered with several organizations in South Florida and throughout the nation to support philanthropic efforts through Kornahrens’s involvement in a variety of executive and leadership groups. From starting the ABC Roofing Apprenticeship program in 2014 to raising nearly $400,000 since 2002 to help fight Multiple Sclerosis (MS), ARI supports charities and community programs through a combination of commitment and passion; a company bringing together people and resources to do good.

For Kornahrens, leadership is about making a positive difference. “I started raising money for MS 12 years ago in support of my friend Mark Speedy who was diagnosed several years back with MS,” said Kornahrens. “He has gone through quite a struggle. However, I am happy to say after visiting with him recently, his health has improved greatly due to new medicines available through the MS research. Unfortunately, since starting our MS Bike Ride team, my two nieces have been diagnosed with the disease. Due to all your help, I was able to get them in treatment with some excellent doctors.”

The wheels are in motion for this year’s Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Bike Ride taking place March 5-6, 2016.  For the 13th consecutive year, Kornahrens will be cycling from Miami to Key Largo and back on March 5 and March 6 (75 miles each way) to help raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Last year, the “Tar Peddler/Solar Sprockets” team raised $12,797, with a staggering total of $399,150 raised over the past 12 years. “That is amazing, and it is all thanks to the support from our customers, friends, and family,” said Kornahrens.

You can help our team beat our goal this year, and save lives!

In appreciation of your generous donation, you’ll receive special gifts from our team:

  • $100 or more: You’ll receive an Advanced Roofing/Advanced Green Technologies Solar Sprocket Visor.
  • $500 or more: You’ll receive an Advanced Roofing/Advanced Green Technologies Solar Sprocket Visor and T-shirt.
  • $1,000 or more: You’ll receive an Advanced Roofing/Advanced Green Technologies Solar Sprocket Visor, T-shirt AND join me in a sail fishing or swordfishing excursion aboard Kornahrens’s son Mike’s 39′ Sea Vee.

M.S Bike Ride Miami Donation Link

Advanced Roofing Donation Page — Click Here

Kornahrens is taking to the pavement again this summer to continue his support of this important cause.  He will once again ride in the MS Colorado Bike ride on June 25-26. If you’re interested in joining our team on this ride through the beautiful Colorado mountains, contact Rob Kornahren’s Executive Assistant, Kim Campanile at 954-522-6868 or by email kimc@advancedroofing.com.


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