AVCO Roofing Inc. (AVCO Roofing website)

Tyler-based roofing company acquired

A Tyler-based roofing company has been purchased by Restoration Builders Inc., a company that works with restoration and repair contractors.

“I am very proud to announce the acquisition of AVCO Roofing,” said John Lorenz, chairman and CEO of Restoration Builders Inc. “This is an award-winning group with deep connections within their community.”

The announcement of the purchase was made Tuesday. According to a news release, Restoration Builders Inc. was founded in 2017 and has consolidated existing restoration and repair contractors located throughout the United States.

AVCO Roofing Inc. owner Heath Hicks purchased AVCO after its founder died in 2014. AVCO has grown to six locations and over 40 team members in the office and over 70 people in the field, the release stated.

Rural, Set, Go!

The Workforce Solutions East Texas Board in partnership with the East Texas Council of Governments, local elected officials and new vendor Career Team LLC will launch a series of rural economic development forums.

The forums, titled Rural, Set, Go!, seek input from local employers, businesses and community members on rural economic and workforce development issues.

“We recognize the value of rural economic development and the role employers play in developing and sustaining the local economy,” said WSET Board Chairman Robert Haberle. “We ask the local employers, businesses and community members to please join us to share your expertise and knowledge in developing a skilled workforce for the region.”

The forums are open to the public and will be held at the following dates and locations from 5 to 7 p.m.

• Jan. 21: Gilmer, Open Range Restaurant.

• Jan. 23: Jacksonville, Jacksonville College Student Activity Center.

• Jan. 28: Canton, Silver Spur Resort.

The program for the town hall style events will include local employers, chamber of commerce and economic development representatives coming together to discuss rural economic and workforce development issues

WSET staff will share local data on the labor market in each area and conduct a panel discussion facilitated by WSET Executive Director Doug Shryock. Forum attendees will have the opportunity to join the discussion with subject matter experts providing information on workforce training, child care services and other resources.

For information, or to reserve a seat, contact Kim Stacy at 903-561-8131 or Terrance Mathis at 903-758-1783.


I came to the Tyler Morning Telegraph in September 2019. I report on crime, courts, breaking news and various events in Tyler and East Texas.

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