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Byers Enterprises Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary
GRASS VALLEY, Calif. —April 3, 2016, Byers Enterprises is celebrating 30 years in business with an Open House and reception on April 28 from 5pm to 8pm at Byers Design Center, 115 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley, CA. Enjoy live local music along with complimentary food and drink.

Ray Byers first visited Nevada County in 1986 when he came from his Oxnard home to help his Grandmother put a new roof on her Grass Valley cabin. It was there, sitting on the roof and watching the sun set over the Sierras, that Ray Byers saw a future that could include a new life for him. Within a short time, he was living and working in Grass Valley while studying for his roofing contractor license.

The early days started with knocking on doors, bidding home projects and doing the accounting on a card table in his Grandmother’s living room. Not one to shy away from a hard day’s work, Ray methodically built the business into a successful commercial enterprise with significant contracts throughout the North State under the name Byers Black Gold Roofing. Along the way, he attracted some very talented individuals to his team, including General Manager Jeff Fierstein and Sales Manager Lance Bellows. “I just always believe life should be fun, and I’ve surrounded myself with people who enjoy life and want to work hard while having fun at what they do.” comments Ray Byers.

In 1995, frustrated with the quality of gutters from sub-contractors, Byers decided to look into a new product called LeafGuard Gutters. Within a few short years, Ray saw that LeafGuard could help him realize his dream of ending long road trips and extended stays out of the area. LeafGuard Gutters keep people off ladders and in their homes longer, a critical service and concern beyond maintenance. In 2000, he took the radical step of closing the roofing business and switching all operations to LeafGuard. Gradually over time, Ray’s constant requests for roofing led him back to rooftops in 2010. “This time, we found we could do so much more for our customers—we were already on the roof installing the gutters at their homes and quickly saw what was needed for the roof. Frankly, our customers really drove this decision by asking us to help them. The same is true of solar, which we’ve been installing since 1998. Who better to install solar than someone who is on your roof, responsible for your roof with full knowledge of all the materials and their requirements? We recently have dedicated an entire team just to solar, again, really based on customer’s requests for these services.” Byers Solar represents over 80 years of solar industry experience with team leaders Eric Stikes and Martin Webb and outstanding solar veterans, including Brian Bookout, Sandy Philpott and Vince Lucia.

Byers still holds to the values he brought to Byers Enterprises in 1987, helping people to protect their homes and doing the right thing each day, even when no one is looking. “In 2004, I was delighted and surprised when my son Ray Jr. chose to participate in the family business. My son Cameron also now works with me—what an honor!”

Byers today is comprised of 5 major service divisions: Roofing, Leafguard Gutters, Solar, Solatube, Land Clearing and Wildfire Prevention. Byers has over 80 employees and is committed to building a strong local economy. Byers is the exclusive dealer for LeafGuard Gutters in California and is one of the top 5 LeafGuard dealers in North America, is among the top 2% of GAF and 1% of Owens Corning Roof installers in the US, is a SunPower Elite dealer and rates in the 98th percentile of Guildmaster Service Awards.

“We strive to not only offer the best products and services, but to be the very best within premium contracting materials. It’s simple, this way we really know we are providing our customers with the highest quality available, which means a safer, more efficient home protected for the maximum warranties. It means we are treating our customers exactly the way we would wish to be treated—that’s Byers.” explains Ray Byers, Jr., Byers Operations Manager.
WHAT: Byers Enterprises 30th Anniversary Celebration featuring food & live music
WHERE: Byers Design Center, 115 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley, CA
WHEN: 5-8pm
DETAILS: thatsbyers.com