1st Choice Roofing is Inc. 5000 Top Roofing Company in Northeast Ohio, based in Cleveland, Ohio ranks #27 out of 61 Northeast Ohio companies and the only Roofing company listed in the 2020 Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of the Fastest-Growing Private U.S. Companies.

Every year, American businesses strive to be recognized in the Inc. 5000, a professional review and assessment of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States.

Inc. Magazine thoroughly reviews independent small businesses and covers a wide range of industries and company criteria. Prior years’ Top Inc. 5000 list generated initial acclaim for big-time brands like Pandora, Yelp, LinkedIn, and Zillow. Many of the list leaders span the prolific, profitable industries one might expect (tech, software, finance, medical, utilities). However, every industry garners exposure and it’s fascinating to get a glimpse into some of these small business success stories.

With a 3-year growth of 172% and a workload increasing by the day, 1st Choice Roofing earned recognition on the Inc. 5000 for the second year in a row. On the recently released 2020 Inc. 5000 list we found some exciting stats.

1st Choice Roofing ranked:
  • No. 16 out of the 45 Cleveland, Ohio companies from all genres listed
  • We were the ONLY roofing company recognized in Northeast Ohio
  • No. 27 out of the 61 nominated companies based in Northeast Ohio in all categories
  • No. 215, Midwest (2020) Inc. 5000 Series
  • No. 130 out of the 350 Construction companies in the entire Inc. 5000 list
  • No. 2,412 amongst all 5,000 companies in all categories
  • Climbed up rankings 1,878 spots from 2019’s listing of No. 4,290 to 2020’s list No. 2,412

1st Choice Roofing’s No. 2,412, a vast ascension from our previously proud 1st Choice Roofing Inc. 5000 2019 List position at No. 4,290. While it’s an honor to make the list, it’s important to dive deeper into the rankings to really get a sense of our company’s growth and performance on a more refined scale. Narrowing down to the Midwest region of the U.S., 1st Choice Roofing sits at No. 215. Furthermore, of the 61 nominated companies based in Northeast Ohio, 1st Choice Roofing ranks No. 27 and is the only roofing company recognized in the region.

Inc. 5000 Award excites 1st Choice Roofing Company

Allison from 1st Choice Roofing excited for our 2nd Inc. 5000 Award.

Established in 2006, 1st Choice Roofing provides commercial roofing services spanning Northeast Ohio and surrounding areas. The corporate headquarters and the workers in the field comprise a collaborative team of business minds and construction, general contracting, and roofing experts.

Our business is evolving and expanding its operation at a rapid rate but keeping its family values in place. Our day-to-day operation repairs, replaces, and services roofs and exterior construction projects. 1st Choice Roofing’s commercial roofing services excels at roof removal, repair, and installation.



We provide routine commercial roofing maintenance and can also provide emergency service within 24 hours. With over thirty years of experience in the industry and throughout Ohio, roofers and contractors are aptly skilled to work with various and artisan building materials such as metal, copper, slate, tile, etc. 1st Choice Roofing strives to be the client’s “first choice” when it comes to delivering solutions and catering to the concerns of its customers.

ian fess quote on inc. magazine 2020 inc. 5000 list

Founder Ian Fess says, “It is a humbling honor to be considered one of the emerging companies in the region, but to be the only roofing services provider among the entire group speaks volume to our team and our capability to get the job done. We take pride in our dedication and commitment to each project and it’s refreshing to see how far we’ve come and more importantly, how much further we can advance. For as long as we’ve been involved in roofing, our mission has stayed the same. We are a customer service-oriented company providing unmatched integrity and education in the roofing and construction industry.”

The esteemed Inc. 5000 ranking differentiates 1st Choice Roofing in Ohio and validates its performance in the marketplace. It is a direct reflection on the business model, customer service, and technical expertise that 1st Choice Roofing has carefully implemented. Growth and capturing market share continue to be the focus for the organization.

1st Choice Roofing’s leadership understands the significance of brand reputation, ethical working conditions, family values, and professional expertise. Its performance rests solely on its personnel and 1st Choice Roofing continues to hire, train, and treat its workforce with a team-oriented approach, a commitment to company goals and over market value benefit and compensation programs.

Growth and success lead to higher pay and more jobs in Northeast Ohio and surrounding areas, so 1st Choice Roofing inspires all to apply. With a long-term vision and short-term strategy in place, 1st Choice Roofing is primed to continue its productivity and bolster its footprint in an essential industry spanning a highly-competitive metropolitan area.

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