Simpler Times, Simpler Summer Plans

May 12, 2016 | Filed under: Newsletter Articles,Uncategorized

“You are so quick and professional … Love it!” The words were simple when we heard them from a prospective customer this past week, but they meant so much to us. We had done what we are here to do. At Classic Metal Roofing Systems, one of our Core Values is Customer Satisfaction.

Our commitment:

“We achieve growth through quality products, personable needs-driven service, and the willingness to always go the extra mile.“

Because of this simple commitment, we frequently hear how we stand out from other manufacturers. We return calls. We reply to emails. We answer questions. We stand behind our words and products. We even remember birthdays!

It shocks us when customers comment that we’re a refreshing stream in the wilderness of today’s marketplace. Don’t all companies take good care of their customers?

Perhaps it is because of our roots here in the Midwest, but we can’t imagine doing things any other way. Born of stock that works hard and honors its word. Locally and privately owned and led. Committed to doing things right – committed to the Golden Rule! That’s the kind of care we want you to expect when you contact us. Because it’s the care and treatment you deserve.

Maybe we are from simpler times but it’s who we are. And, with that in mind, we want to share some simple summer destination ideas with you. We all remember our family vacations as children. Trips to the beach, or to Yellowstone National Park. Long rides in the family station wagon listening to AM radio. Hotel pools and even COLOR TV! Stops at local diners, old-style service stations, and quirky amusements. Those are the favorite vacations of our lives, and perhaps of yours as well. So, sit back, and let’s remember some of those vacation spots and maybe, just maybe, you will see us at one or two of these famous locations this summer.

Famous US vacation locations
Yellowstone National Park The US National Park Service is celebrating 100 years in 2016, so what better way to celebrate than to visit the oldest of our national parks. Yellowstone covers nearly 3500 square miles in the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. It is especially known for its hundreds of wildlife species, 40+ waterfalls, and its geothermal features including, of course, the famous geyser known as Old Faithful. Your visit this year will put you among Yellowstone’s 3.5+ million annual visitors.

Pocono Mountains Located in northeastern Pennsylvania and billed at times as “America’s Honeymoon Spot”, the Poconos became a family favorite vacation spot starting especially in the 1940s and 1950s with plush resorts and many activities. The region’s popularity as a ski destination grew in the 1950s with the development of snow-making machines. Today, the Pocono Raceway brings hundreds of thousands of NASCAR fans to the area each summer. While the Poconos perhaps lost some popularity in the 1980s and 1990s, they have rebounded strong in recent years with the development of water parks and modern, new, family-friendly resorts.

Myrtle Beach An estimated 14 million of us visit this popular spot each year. Approximately 10 miles long, Myrtle Beach is an island created by the intracoastal waterway on the east coast of northern South Carolina. Considered a sub-tropical environment, Myrtle Beach has mild winters and warm, pleasant summers with plenty of sun. Home to almost 2000 restaurants and nearly 500 hotels, Myrtle Beach has plenty of options for travelers as well as hundreds of entertainment choices. And, while traffic can be congested on Myrtle Beach, there are several smaller islands nearby for quieter, more reflective vacations including Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, and Holden Beach.

Atlantic City Known for its famous 4-mile long boardwalk and many celebrity sightings, Atlantic City is a vibrant, exciting vacation destination for 25+ million people each year. Located on Absecon island on the Atlantic coast of New Jersey, it was viewed as prime real estate for resort town development as early as the mid 1850s. The construction of two railroads to the beautiful coastal town fueled significant growth in the late 1800s. At one time, the boardwalk was three miles longer than it is today, until it was destroyed by the 1944 Great Atlantic Hurricane. Atlantic City was host to the 1964 Democratic National Convention which saw the nomination of Lyndon Johnson for President with Hubert Humphrey as his running mate. Famous for its availability of casino gambling today (which has roots to “back rooms” during Prohibition), Atlantic City remains a popular vacation spot.

Disneyland This may seem hard to believe but “The Happiest Place on Earth” turned 60 years old last year. Originally envisioned by Walt Disney to be called “Mickey Mouse Park” and be adjacent to the famed Disney studios, Disneyland is located on the south side of Anaheim, California and features numerous lodging and shopping alternatives. The resort is currently under expansion expected to continue into 2017. It’s impossible to fathom the many family and childhood memories that have blossomed forth from a simple mouse and his friends.

Grand Canyon Spectacular colors and heart-stopping cliffs abound at the Grand Canyon. The “dream destination” of many American families since the 1950s and even before, the Grand Canyon still has mule rides for those seeking a “wild west” experience, or helicopter rides and the “Skywalk” for other adventure-seekers. This northwest Arizona natural God-made wonder allows over five million visitors each year to explore His creative genius. July and August are the busiest seasons to visit the Grand Canyon but late Spring and early Fall are suggested for those wishing to avoid the crowds.

Smoky Mountains The Great Smoky Mountains National Park includes a mountain range along the Tennessee-North Carolina border. The “Smoky” name comes from the natural fog that often envelopes the mountain tops and rises like plumes into the air. Smoky Mountain vacationers often return home exhausted due to the variety of activities. From mountain drives to hikes that can even include the Appalachian Trail, plenty of outdoor activities exist. The area is also home to several resort towns including Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge where many artists reside. Activities include museums, water parks, amusement parks, and many attractions including shows and dinner theatres.

Now that we have shared a few of ours, what are your favorite vacation memories? Drop us a note at We’d love to have you take us back to a “simpler” time that we enjoyed so much.

And, if you want to take advantage of our customer support and service, we’d love to hear from you as well. We don’t even care if it’s not our product that you’re considering purchasing. We’re here to help and we are anxious to put our years of roofing, ventilation, and home construction experience to service for you! Because working hard for you is what we do. It’s what we care about and who we are. Call us at 1-800-543-8938 or contact us whenever we might be of service.