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Derby Fabricating Gives High Praise to Louisville Team


Turnkey recently completed a comprehensive roof replacement project for a commercial building for Derby Fabricating in Louisville, Kentucky. The Louisville team replaced damaged exterior metal siding and roofing for the entire commercial facility with several material types, including foam roofing, metal roofing, flat roofing and metal siding.

“The building had several sections, each with different roofing materials and finishes,” said David Lewgood, vice president, Turnkey. “This posed a challenge that we were more than happy to accommodate for our client,” explained Lewgood. “The materials and the fact that the roofing was replaced in an operating facility without shutting down production made this entire project challenging,” Lewgood stated, “but as problem solvers, we take on challenges like this for our clients with open arms.”

“We originally met Turnkey when the company gave us an estimate on our warehouse,” said Dave Kirschner, plant engineer, Derby Fabricating. “David Lewgood and his team impressed us immediately with their knowledge of the industry and responsiveness to our needs,” he added. “Turnkey responded promptly, answered all of our questions, corresponded with the owner of the building and managed to coordinate communication among all of the parties involved – Derby, the owner, the building’s maintenance team, the insurance company and of course the Turnkey crew,” Kirschner explained.

“I very much appreciated Turnkey’s proactive approach to the work at hand as well as communication with the team. All in all, everything went smoothly, there were no miscommunications or issues, and the project was completed on time, within budget and with top-notch quality,” Kirschner explained. “David and the Turnkey team were very customer service-oriented, consistent in the quality of their work and proactive in their communications and dealings with all parties involved. I would highly recommend Turnkey as a result of my above-average experience with them.”

With four locations across three states (Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio) today, Derby Fabricating Solutions was originally founded in 1977 primarily to serve the automotive and appliance industries. In the years since, the company has managed to compete successfully in dozens of industries with hundreds of products and services. In all of the product lines, Derby offers an award-winning quality program which has produced outstanding audit scores and PPM results from large commercial clients.