Like many successful entrepreneurs, Anthony Umina started his business in a residential garage. After working for a local roofing firm for less than a month in 1989, he and a partner decided to establish their own roofing company in northeastern Ohio. Anthony Umina’s grandfather volunteered his garage for the fledgling concern, DunRite Roofing. Within two years, the business outgrew its quarters, and the partners bought a building. In 1995, the partner sold his holdings in DunRite Roofing to Anthony Umina.
The company continued to grow, more than tripling the staff over the years, adding home improvements to the list of services, attaining general contractor status, and building a new complex in Hudson, Ohio. Subsequently, Anthony Umina added adjacent property that more than doubled the size of the DunRite site. Over the years, his company developed a reputation for great craftsmanship and stellar service in Cuyahoga, Summit, Stark, Geauga, Lorain, and several other counties. Additionally, Anthony Umina remained current on industry products and services through memberships in Professional Remodelers of Ohio, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, and the National Roofing Contractors Association.
As Anthony Umina expanded the company, he also diversified the firm’s capabilities, offering door, window, gutter, and siding replacement; painting; damage repair from wind, hail, and other storm phenomena; and commercial snow plowing. A high percent of the business volume results from repeat customers and referrals, a testament to Anthony Umina’s focus on providing value and top customer service. DunRite became the first roofing contractor in northeastern Ohio to achieve Master Elite status with major roofing supplier GAF Materials Corporation. The company also remains the only roofing firm in the region certified to provide the three major shingle manufacturers’ highest rated warranties. Since 2006, DunRite has been named one of the Top 500 Remodelers in the USA. This year, DunRite is number 208 in the United States and number 9 in the State of Ohio through Qualified Remodelers magazine.
Anthony Umina and DunRite Roofing belong to the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce. Sharing his success with the community, the business owner donates to churches, law enforcement organizations, and a number of charities. A devoted husband and father, Anthony Umina takes pleasure in spending time with his family. He particularly enjoys following his children’s sports and school activities.