Valley native Jeremy Crowder new owner of Doug Horn Roofing


By Morgan Bryce

While the Opelika-based business Doug Horn Roofing may be under new ownership, it is staying in the family.
Doug Horn, previous owner of the company, sold the business this summer for $1 to Jeremy Crowder, a Valley native who he “trusts like a son.”
“For the past four years since my wife (BJ) died, I haven’t done any roofing. I realized after I met (Jeremy) that he had a great work ethic for a 40-year-old young man,” Horn said. “I was impressed with his knowledge of roofing and carpentry and his desire to do the best job he could do. I have given him my and my father’s name and trust him like a son and ask (customers) to give him a chance.”
Started by Horn’s father (Doug Lester Horn) more than 60 years ago, the business has a solid customer base in the Auburn-Opelika area and surrounding communities.
Crowder’s experience in roofing can be traced back to working with his stepfather when he was 13 years old.
After high school, Crowder and his stepfather relocated to the Boaz/Albertville area and operated C and H Roofing for several years.
In 2002, Crowder moved back to the area to learn and hone his craft from family members who were experts in framing and roofing.
Prior to merging businesses and operating under the Horn name, Crowder most recently operated his own roofing business called Crowder Construction.
With the merger of the two businesses, Crowder said his business can do home repairs and specializes in roofing services.
Crowder is fully licensed and insuranced, and can work with all insurance companies for damages from storms. Following are some of the roofing services now offered through Doug Horn Roofing, which extends to a 50-mile radius outside the Auburn-Opelika area:

  • chimney flashings
  • commercial (flat), industrial and residential roofing
  • installing ridge vents
  • re-roofing
  • and roof repairs, among other services.
    They are the only roofing company that is a member of the Opelika Chamber of Commerce.
    Now assuming ownership of a company that is so deeply rooted in the community, Crowder said he plans to keep the business going for another 60 years, all the while continuing its mission to deliver quality work and customer service.
    “I’m humbled to have the Doug Horn name, and it means so much that he had confidence in me to keep it going,” Crowder said.
    For more information or to get a quote, call 334-744-5246.


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