A racing dynasty

Maintenance work leads to a new project at Petty Enterprises' complex

To ensure long-term roof system performance, maintenance is crucial. And it also can help create positive relationships between roofing contractors and building owners that can generate new work.

McRae Roofing Inc., Asheboro, N.C., learned the benefits of creating a maintenance relationship—it has performed roof system maintenance work on Petty Enterprises' complex in Level Cross, N.C., for about two years.

"Petty Enterprises' buildings mostly have metal roof systems," says Tim Allen, president of McRae Roofing. "The most common repairs are loose laps, backed-out fasteners, failed gaskets, broken gutter joints and other typical metal problems."

The complex, headquarters for the Petty Enterprises' NASCAR drivers, features 17 buildings—including those for the company's marketing department, administrative offices, fabrication shop, tire room, body shop and engine room—dedicated to the racing organization with the most wins in U.S. motor sports. Petty Enterprises, founded by Lee Petty in 1949, boasts drivers Kyle Petty, Jeff Green and Christian Fittipaldi. NASCAR legend Richard Petty retired as a driver in 1992.