Manasota SCORE Presents Company of the Year Award to Commercial Energy Systems, LLC

Commercial Energy System was honored as Manasota SCORE’s Company of the Year at the chapter’s April member meeting. The award was presented to Jim Wolff, manager of CES Commercial Roofing, by Chapter Chair Dennis Zink and Pat Loftus, the SCORE mentor who worked with Wolff.

CES Commercial Roofing, founded in 2014 and based in Englewood, Florida, is a professional roofing company that is a leading expert in liquid applied roofing. They help business owners cut costs and avoid total roof replacement by applying spray polyurethane foam and commercial grade industrial coatings to restore low-slope roof systems such as metal, tar and gravel, modified bitumen, TPO and other single-ply roof systems throughout Florida.

Wolff worked with his SCORE mentor to help him refocus his business model and grow the company’s internal resources, doubling his equipment acquisitions and employee base. Those changes, along with improved marketing, led to tripling the company’s gross revenue in 2017 over 2016.

Jim Wolff, manager of Commercial
Energy Systems, with
Pat Loftus, his SCORE Mentor

Thanking the organization for the award, Wolff said, “I greatly appreciate the objective, professional experience and resources Pat shared with me throughout the past year. She helped me make difficult business decisions that definitely helped my business grow and prosper in a way that never would have happened without SCORE’s assistance. With Pat’s help, we also improved our marketing by fine-tuning our direct marketing in our commercial roofing industry niche and integrating a robust web-based marketing strategy.”

“SCORE is proud to be a part of Commercial Energy System’s rapid business growth resulting from Jim’s refocusing of the business plan,” Loftus said. “We look forward to contining to provide real-time support and inspiration to assist him in profitably scaling his business to other Florida markets.”

Manasota SCORE provides free, confidential business education and mentoring services for established businesses and startups, offered by 80 volunteers with experience and skills in a broad range of business settings. In 2017, Manasota SCORE client businesses in Sarasota and Manatee Counties added 357 jobs. The chapter provided 12,342 services and assisted with the startup of 258 new businesses. The chapter is part of SCORE National, a non-profit started in 1964 that has over 300 chapters and 10,000 volunteers. For more information about SCORE, visit

Call CES Commercial Roofing for your large commercial, industrial, or residential and condominium buildings. We offer free roof inspections and can provide a solution to your situation to meet your budget and restore your roofing system.