Clients and Industries
Nielco Roofing http://www.nielco.net
With over 100 combined years in the industry and an architectural metal fabrication shop measuring 12,000 square feet, Nielco handles virtually every type of complex roofing job for government, large industrial, commercial, multi-residential and custom residential clients.
“We’re known for expert, complex metal roofing jobs associated with copper roofing,” Goodrich says. “We’re asked to do extremely difficult jobs requiring practiced craftsmanship. We’re happy to do the Walmart or normal pitched new-construction roof, but our handicraft is interlocking hand-made tapered soldered panels interlaced with shingles, complex domes, finials, TPO, heat melt systems, and anything else that shows amazing difficulty or complexity.”
Neilco’s roof graces the Jon M. Huntsman Center, regarded as one of the top college arenas in the nation since 1969. A landmark, the still-pristine 15,000-seat Huntsman Center is rated one of the top five collegiate arenas in the nation (Inside Sports). And no less impressive is Nielco’s roof on the Dee Events Center at Weber State University, a 12,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Ogden, Utah. Sheltering performers like Pink Floyd, The Beach Boys, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, LeAnn Rimes, Ringo Starr, and Widespread Panic, the 83,000 sq. ft. 450-ton roof spans approximately two acres and measures 309 feet in diameter, standing just over ten stories at 101 feet above the playing floor.
Since AboutTime frees up Nielco workers to work their craft anywhere in the country, their Cold Roof Systems handiwork is found at both the Grand Targhee Resort in Wyoming and the Glenwild Clubhouse and Spa, a 39,000 sq. ft. resort near Park City, Utah. Recognized by Golf Digest as “the Best Course in Utah,” Glenwild’s 7,541-yard, par-71 masterpiece was designed by Tom Fazio and sports with the Nielco roof very large windows welcoming the outdoors— all framed by Nielco’s ability to make seasonal transition from course to countryside in any weather.
Lisa Orwin, Controller at Nielco recalled, “One day I literally saw when we switched to AboutTime. In one month our normal paperwork went from a stack this high (hand gestures about a foot off the desk) to this tiny little pile (shows just a few paper sheets). We immediately stopped entering 250 dailies from Monday to Saturday… and then no longer spent time verifing all those thousands of entries we’d keyed.
“We’d become accustomed to rounding. It’s human nature. You round up and you round down, but you always round to your benefit. It’s not always dishonest; it’s easier to add. But what could we do? That’s the first place AboutTime saved us a ton of money. Now we pay to the minute based on when they clock in and out, and not some extra ten- or fifteen-minute cushion... with an extra 13 minutes at lunch.
“So paying to the minute (not to the next 15 minutes) cut costs. But then we cut Workers Compensation because different labor codes prove the level of hazard they actually worked. AboutTime reports let us submit different amounts for workers comp. Everyone wins. They get to keep their jobs and we get to stay in business.
With more than six years at Nielco, Lisa doesn’t mince words, “We work across Utah, Wyoming, Nevada and Idaho, and California so we live by GPS. That’s why AboutTime’s transmittal of time cards from around the country via the 60-second sync is very appealing. Every time they punch in or change a job code it’s GPS time stamped. I faithfully get my job data no matter the circumstance or distance. That’s critical in running any company these days and finishing strong.”.