FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Division 7 Supply, a distributor of roofing and insulation materials throughout Georgia and borders of Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina opened in 2008 in Suwanee.
But it wasn’t until they relocated to Forsyth County in August 2013 that business started to really take off.
“I wouldn’t say that business has exploded, but it has gone up significantly,” said Jeff Muratori,
Division 7 Supply president and owner. “That’s a good thing.”
Randall Toussaint, vice president of economic development for the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce said this is something he hears a lot from small businesses.
“His story is indicative of the level of growth that we are seeing within our community’s small business sector,” Toussaint said.
Muratori, 43, has lived in Forsyth County since 2001. He said there are additional benefits to being located at an industrial park, 2545 Ivy Street East in Cumming near Peachtree Parkway.
“I think Forsyth County is leading the state in home starts and that has a little to do with it, as well as the location,” Muratori said. “We are between I-85 and I-75 and we are able to get to Gwinnett and Cherokee counties quickly.”
They are also located near Ga. 400, which gives them access to the most affluent areas of metro-Atlanta.
“We’re able to service that corridor a lot easier,” he said.
Division 7 Supply distributes roofing, windows, doors and insulation materials to contractors.
“We have a very extensive line and broad spectrum of materials,” Muratori said. “We also do sheet metal fabrication. Our main business with sheet metal fabrication is chimney pans and masonry chimney caps and stuff that has to do with the fireplace.”
Since relocating to Forsyth County, Muratori has been supporting other local small businesses. He hands out each customer a flier with information about why they should shop locally.
“The success of local businesses means more jobs and stability for our community,” one of the points says.
Muratori employs 15 people that include drivers, outside sales representatives and warehouse staff.
But location is not all it takes to succeed, Muratori said. Being there for customers is what’s important.
“What’s good about our business is customer loyalty and the repeat business,” Muratori said. “We develop deep relationships with our customer.
“Because of that, there’s a trust factor that’s involved and respect and that’s allowed us to grow so well.”
Call 678-541-0303, or visit www.d7supply.com for more information.