Testimonials

Excellent contractor. Easy to work with. Owner, Rod, is a very good listener with a really good understanding of what needed to be done. Work was performed on schedule without interruption. I’ve used Southern Specialty Contractor several times over the years and am always satisfied with the quality of the work performed. A roof that leaked through two replacements and many patches over two decades was replaced a few years ago and no longer leaks.

You can’t go wrong with Southern Specialty. Rod, the owner, and his crew are great. It’s a pleasure to work with a company that values the integrity of their work and customer satisfaction. I think that says it all.

Everything went very well. Rod and the crew were very courteous and did a fantastic job. This is a top notch contractor that we have used many times for many different projects. We are very satisfied and we will be using them in the future.

Rod (owner) was great. He was quick to respond to my call and arranged a meeting the same day.
The work was done as promised and when promised. The crew was courteous and cleaned up as they
worked.

Prompt response from owner Rod who did not pressure us and took the time to point out what we needed fixed, which was roof and gutters due to severe hail damage. He initiated the claim with my homeowner’s insurance. The insurance company initially balked on a couple of things and he went to bat for us and eventually got everything approved, which was good because I don’t know anything about fixing roofs/damage/insurance claims. Once approved, they promptly fixed the damage and replaced my roof. Rod even performed a final walk-through to make sure everything was done properly and pointed out a couple of things he was not happy with that he wanted touched up that we would have honestly never noticed on our own (so I found that very honest). All in all, I would use them again.

We were extremely pleased with the people and the company.

Overall experience was very good. Out of three estimates, Southern Specialty was the only one that gave me fair and accurate quote for my roof square footage. Others tried to gouge me. The job was scheduled quickly, and labor and materials were on site bright and early as promised. Took 2 days to complete, and cleanup was thorough. They honored my online deal, and allowed me to upgrade as well on other items I needed to fix my roof. No surprises.

Southern Specialty did a great job. The staff were professional, friendly, very customer-friendly, and very responsive. They showed up on time every day, worked all day, and clean up well. I was very pleased and used again for some follow up siding repairs.

Comments: I had a pipe bust and flood majority of my town home. Southern Specialty was hired to complete the rebuild and restore of my home. I am very pleased by the service that was provided and would fully recommend them to anyone else needing home repair and remodeling.

They were very professional, courteous and respectful throughout the entire process. They finished the job on time and on budget from the original scope of work. Rod was very helpful in working with the Insurance company to ensure my house was restored to its previous state prior to the incident.

Their quality of work was superb and you can tell they care about the end product and take pride in what they do. Very pleased and will use them for any personal remodeling projects in the future. Great job!

Comments: Rod made the whole process smooth and easy. Every attention to detail was made. They were very accommodating to our work schedule servicing our funerals. Southern Specialty is our go to contractor for all of our remodeling and repair needs. We are very satisfied with the quality workmanship as well as the professionalism of Rod and all of his crew. I highly recommend Southern Specialty for any project and will only use them for our projects.

Comments: Did you ever have that terrible realization that your roof leaks? I could actually hear mine leaking- it woke up my wife on a rainy Thursday night. I called Rod Holbrook of Southern Specialty Contractor LLC and that very afternoon (Friday), he came by and put a tarp on my roof where the leak was. After refusing any payment for the tarp, he offered a very reasonable estimate for a more permanent solution. I accepted his offer and he was able to come on the next business day (Monday) with his crew to do the work. Rod’s crew was finishing up as I was coming home from work and he took me up on the roof to show what they had done. When we came back down his crew was just finishing cleaning up all the trash the construction project had generated- apparently on their own initiative. I would heartily recommend Rod for anyone looking for a conscientious contractor.

Comments: The owner of Southern Specialty is a perfectionist and he ensures that his work, as well as that of his team members, is flawless. The new addition & roof were completed in the time promised for the agreed upon price. Southern Specialty is our #1 choice for remodeling or new construction products.

Comments: Rod was exceptional from the start. A true southern gent that purveyed an honest hardworker immediately. I told him what I wanted and how much I wanted to spend. Rod took it from there. He had plenty of cost saving solutions that really helped give us value. He had a great crew and Rod was always on site and working. They came in at budget and they finished on time for the baby. They cleaned up after themselves everyday and after all was finished gladly came back to tweak some details. Best experience I have ever had with a contractor. I have and will always recommend Rod and his company anytime. JM

Member Comments: Southern Specialty installed a new roof covering on my house in April 2012. I am very pleased with the quality of the shingle and the look of the roof and the price. The firm is owned by Mr. Rod Holbrook. I met Rod at my property and he performed the inspection and gave me a written cost estimate. By the way, I had 5 contractors give me bids to replace my roof. I choose Rod and Southern Specialty for three reasons.

  1. I saw another roof project they had just completed and it looked very attractive.
  2. Rod agreed to pull a building permit which this city requires while the other contractors did not.
  3. His price was little better. Rod suggested I use a architectural shingle.

The cost was a little more; however the shingle looks better, lasts longer and is attached with additional nails to tolerate strong winds. I took Ron’s suggestion and it was worth the extra money. The architectural shingle has a longer warranty and creates a more attractive look. The crew finished my house in 1 day. Prior to getting my new roof there was a leak around the chimney flashing. I mentioned this to Rod and we agreed on a flashing method and a commercial quality sealant. Rod installed new chimney flashing part of the job himself. The new flashing and sealant has solved the problem. I have gone into my attic during heavy rains and verified the chimney has no signs of water leaks. I found Rod was fair to work with. My old roof covering was over 20 years old. Once the old roof was taken off there were a few soft deck boards near the brick chimney. Rod removed the soft deck boards and replaced them 
with new wood for a fair price. Southern Specialty provides a labor warranty on roofs they install. The work crew cleaned up my yard of all roofing debris and used large magnets to pick up any stray nails in the grass. Southern Specialty installed a good roof on my house and I suggest you have them bid your project. Good luck!

Comments: His crew was very good at removal of the old shingles, replaced flashing, and power ventilators. He was able to replace my architectural shingles with an exact match per my request. He added flashing to section where squirrels made a hole in the soffit. He even repaired a vent pipe that had broken in the attic for no additional charge. They also painted all of my exposed vents for a more finished look. The clean up was very good. They swept the area with magnets several times to get the nails. I will tell you that I found more nails several weeks after the job, generally when we had stormy weather. I think nails still in roof valleys or even launched into trees during the removal eventually blow down during storms, so I don’t hold responsible, I think it is just a fact of life with a roofing job.He gave me a 5 year warranty on all work done. Recently a storm blew off a section of gutter guard and a vent cap. I called Rod and he was out within 2 days to repair it at no charge. I had had some bad experiences with other contractors, but Rod really does stand by his commitments and the quality of work is outstanding.