Sioux Falls Roofers seek community help in roof giveaway


, Published 7:03 a.m. CT March 27, 2017 | Updated 7:23 a.m. CTMarch 27, 2017


David Holmquist knew when he went into roofing that he wanted to use his skills to give back.


Holmquist has been a roofer in Sioux Falls for about a year and a half, and in October, he started his own company, Sioux Falls Roofers.


Now, he's looking for the community's help to give a roof away.


Holmquist is bringing the national No Roof Left Behind program to Sioux Falls for the first time this year.


No Roof Left Behind provides all of the shingles and materials needed for a new roof to a family in need, and a local contractor, in this case Holmquist, provides the labor required to get the job done.


"I've ran into several cases where I know that the homeowner themselves simply could not provide a roof replacement for themselves," Holmquist said.


In the past, he's helped families in need through partnerships with churches who pay for roofing materials that Holmquist donated his time to install.


Through No Roof Left Behind, the community helps decide which home is most in need of a new roof.


Nominations are accepted through the end of May (yes, homeowners can nominate themselves), and then four finalists are selected.


The community then votes for one of the finalists to receive a new roof courtesy of Sioux Falls Roofers and No Roof Left Behind.


"We rely heavily on the community to be involved," Holmquist said.


If the program is successful this year, Holmquist hopes he can make No Roof Left Behind an annual event for Sioux Falls.


Nominations for No Roof Left Behind can be submitted starting April 1 at Finalists will be announced in June.