The Roofing Guys & “Bridge Street” Announce “Roof For A Reason” Contest Winner


Bridge Street teamed up again with The Roofing Guys for the “Roof For A Reason” contest.

“This year’s competition was about giving away a roof to someone in need in the area, and we’re so happy to be here,” said Angela Flynn, co-owner of The Roofing Guys. “There were so many beautiful entries. We opened it up to everyone and it was so humbling to read them.”

Applications were accepted in July. Each had to include a story about why the homeowner felt they deserved a new roof for their home. A jury judged them all (over 100) and narrowed it down to five finalists before choosing a winner.

The winner: Marlea Stecyk of Northern Syracuse.

This is the entry she submitted:

My house is older and my roof is very old and extremely weathered over the years.

My plan to have a new roof ended 6 years ago as my life changed drastically.

The irony of my issue is that I was engaged to my best friend who was, wait, a very successful roofer who ran his own roofing business, respected in the community for quality and reliability with a respectable roofing reputation for 46 years. Like the cobbler’s wife, who had old worn out shoes, I also have an old worn out roof.

I was also always on the waiting list.

Sadly, what was considered a chest cold turned into stage 4 lung cancer that took my soul mate’s life within a year. He promised to give me my new roof as soon as he felt a little better from the ravages of the chemo, because it sucked the life out of him.

He never got better, he was never able to get my roof on, and as he lay delirious with weakness he whispered that I should have that roof done.

My need for a new roof, my story.

Marlea gets a new roof from The Roofing Guys, worth up to $10,000.

“Oh, it’s just great,” she says. “The generosity that the struggle he went through trying to get your things sorted for me before he died. It just hits. I mean, I appreciate it.”

Click here for more information about The Roofing Guys or call them at 315-558-9511.

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