Craig Scott - Celebrating 38 Years at CentiMark as he retires April 30, 2021
Today is the third in our eight part blog series featuring memories from several of CentiMark’s longest term associates and a focus on the “Mark” that CentiMark and the Dunlap’s have contributed to the commercial roofing and flooring industries.
For 38 years, Craig Scott has worked in the warehouse and expanded his responsibilities at CentiMark. He currently works as Maintenance Supervisor overseeing CentiMark buildings in Canonsburg, PA, Ed Dunlap’s numerous businesses and Ed & Anna Dunlap’s home. He’s a jack-of-all trades and works tirelessly at the tasks at hand. His dedication, professionalism, experience and knowledge will be greatly missed as he enters his well-deserved retirement. Although - and this is an editorial comment - he will not miss putting up all the Christmas decorations at the various properties!!!
How would you describe Ed Dunlap? “What I admire most about him is his drive. He was always exactly right with his drive and his push of his associates to achieve goals. He kept pushing himself and everyone in the company to do better, work harder, succeed. And equally, I admire his generosity to thousands of charities over the years, to individuals in need and to his CentiMark associates.”
What did you like about working for CentiMark? “The family atmosphere. CentiMark is a family business and Ed Dunlap creates an atmosphere of family for all of us. He also set the tone that everyone works together for the cause - for CentiMark to succeed. He celebrates the successes and shares the wealth. When I think about the company’s growth and success, it seems like it happened so fast as I look back on it.”
When did you realize that CentiMark would be a successful business? “Well, Ed Dunlap always told us we would succeed. And together we celebrated all the victories and milestones together over the years with office parties, cakes, gifts, etc. - $1 million in sales, $5 million in sales, $10 million in sales. In 1993, when we were getting close to $100 million in sales, he took the entire company and their spouses to Paradise Island in the Bahamas for a week. That’s when I knew there was no turning back. That trip was my absolute favorite CentiMark memory!
“And, there were two significant factors that contributed to CentiMark’s success: the use of EDPM as a roofing membrane in the 1970s and the creation of a National Accounts program in the 1980s. Those were the game changers. And the rest is history.”
Craig, thanks for 38 years of hard work at CentiMark. Best wishes to you, Debbie and your family as you enjoy your retirement!