The Story of BEI
BEI Exterior Maintenance’s owner Walt Burris began his roofing career in 1978 by selling roofs to homeowners. He learned about the roofing process by studying and observing. In 1981, as his knowledge grew, he started Burris Enterprises Inc., which began as a consulting and independent sales company. Over those years, Walt gained experience and respect in the industry.
In 1994, Burris Enterprises was asked to assist in the renovation of 80 condominiums. The condominiums had been severely damaged in 90 MPH straight-line winds. Walt invited his son David to participate in this project with the idea that if, after completing the project, they were still speaking to each other, they would form a new company together. Thus, BEI Exterior Maintenance was born with Walt, David and Walt’s wife Ellen as partners. In the early years of the business, BEI was purely a roofing company. That all changed in 1998 with the single largest hail storm to hit the Twin Cities region. About one-third of the area roofs required attention which upset the normal life cycle of roofs in the region.
The aftermath of the 1998 hailstorm found BEI Exterior Maintenance diversifying by adding exterior construction to the services they provide. As the company has grown, Walt, Ellen, and David have led this award-winning company with its experienced teams of roofing, construction and exterior professionals. As a State licensed Minnesota Multi Housing Association roofing instructor for over twenty years. Walt has shared his expertise with countless numbers of CRMT maintenance professionals.
The BEI Exterior Maintenance Mission
The BEI Exterior Maintenance Mission is to provide a level of construction quality and service to the residential, commercial and property management segments of the Twin Cities metro area that meets and exceeds your expectations. We will be unwavering in our efforts to provide the best people, products, and services available.
BEI has consistently been chosen to receive a variety of Designations and Awards from leading manufacturers in the roofing industry.
These awards include:
- GAF Certified Master Elite Contractor 2001 – 2018
- GAF Installation Excellence Award 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
- GAF Consumer Protection Excellence Award 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017
- GAF Training Excellence Award 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
- GAF President’s Club Winner 2013
- Owens Corning Preferred Contractor
Our computer database is designed to support the service needs of property managers and community associations, both large and small. We track visits to individual units and record details related to the initial request for service and the materials and methods required to resolve the problem. These resident “histories” allow us to be more efficient on a time and materials basis. We pride ourselves on providing a high level of communication, including confirmation of service requests, homeowner notification and completion notices.