Sam Boak Recognizes Laborers For Their Role at Boak & Sons on National Skilled Trades Day



Boak & Sons has seen a decline in skilled trade workers due to a labor shortage in the United States. Skilled commercial and residential roofers, insulators, siders, and sheet metal workers are vital to business success. Sam Boak, President of Boak & Sons often holds events and giveaways for the crews to show his appreciation for the work they do.

May 1, 2019 was the first National Skilled Trades Day and another opportunity for Boak & Sons to highlight the important work their employees do every day. “We should not just celebrate our skilled trade people once a year, but take the time to recognize the work that our skilled laborers do throughout the rest of the year as well,” says Chris White, Vice President of Operations at Boak & Sons. “It is not easy work. We are lucky to have such an awesome group of roofers, insulators and sheet metal workers representing the Boak & Sons name.”

According to the Associated General contractors of America, 73% of construction firms surveyed are having trouble finding hourly trade workers in their field. A lack of skilled trade workers is a threat to the entire construction industry as businesses work to fill positions with qualified personnel.

“Our insulation department wrapped up a superb winter season, our residential siding and residential roofing departments are busy with the challenging spring weather conditions and our commercial roofing workers are just getting started and are looking forward to a great season,” Sam Boak says of his departments. “Our metal roofing contractors have been busy completing jobs with perfectly installed paneling and roofing systems.”

Boak & Sons is always on the lookout for talented and motivated skilled trade workers to join or commercial and residential roofing, insulation, siding, or sheet metal departments.

If you have any questions about our skilled trade workers, working at Boak & Sons, or Sam Boak, please contact Kellie Daley at 330-793-5646 or kdaley(at)

About Boak & Sons:

Boak & Sons, Inc. was founded by Sam Boak in 1974 as an insulation contractor. With the high energy costs of the 70’s, Boak & Sons expanded early on into the roofing business. They offered economical roof installations through cutting edge technology and equipment, allowing customers to recoup even more in energy savings. Today, Boak & Sons is a residential and commercial contractor for roofing, insulation, sheet metal, windows, siding, and gutters. Based in Youngstown, Ohio, the company serves customers in surrounding areas from Cleveland to Pittsburgh. For more information on Boak & Sons, visit their website at:


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