Advanced Roofing Inc.
Robert (Rob) Kornahrens was born in Long Island NY in 1957, he is the youngest of 4 boys. During High School he worked with a commercial roofing contractor, Triple M Roofing from Long Island. Every summer he would come back to Triple M Roofing and work on the roofs, until graduating in 1979 from the University of Arizona with a BS in Business Administration. This is where he became a rugby player and where he played until 4 years ago when he snapped his Achilles in an old boy’s game. Upon graduating from the University of Arizona he had to make a decision to go into family business on long island manufacturing refueling equipment for airports or take a position with Triple M Roofing to open the new branch in Atlanta Georgia.
Doing some research he found out Atlanta had the Atlanta Renegades Rugby Club, one of the best rugby clubs in the Southeast United States, thus the decision to go to Atlanta.
Rob was successful in Atlanta and the owner decide to move him to Fort Lauderdale to take over an existing operation. He was successful there as well, and in 1983 he decided to borrow $15K form his dad and buy a pick-up truck to start his own business. From that point on he focused on customer service in the commercial reroofing business and it has grown steadily for the last 33 years. They have been in the top 10 Commercial Roofing Contractors in the United States and #1 in Florida.
In 2007 one of his twin boys (who are in the business with him now Kevin and Michael) brought him a thin film solar product. They made a deal with the manufacturer to be a distributor, due to the connections with the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and Roof Connect (an organization Rob started with 12 other Contractors and is now one of the largest providers of national roofing services). Rob though if he could train other Roof Connect and National Roofing Contractors he could build a valuated solar distribution company, which he did. Advanced Green Technologies. Today, Advanced Green Technologies is the largest in the State of Florida as well as the top 50 in North America. The succession planning with Kevin and Michael is under way and they have purchased 2 roofing companies in the State of Florida to expand their geographic footprint and grow the Service, Air Conditioning, Lightening Protection, Roofing and Solar Business. Rob has positioned the company along with all his associates to have the best brand in the State.