Timothy K. Lynn, President & Chief Executive Officer
Timothy K. Lynn,
founded Northern Illinois Roofing in 1980 with a vision of building and growing an honest and ethical company that provided real solutions to its clients. He worked intently to not only develop his list of clientele, but to create an environment that allowed the people that worked for NIR, opportunities to be successful beyond what they may have thought was possible.
In 1988, in the middle of a recession in the construction, Timothy’s used his 25 years in roofing and his entrepreneurial spirit to design the NIR RoofTop Maintenance Program®. The company amended its name to National International Roofing and began the dream of expanding across the country with this industry changing program. The Program was focused on helping building owners realize that by regularly scheduled maintenance visits, they would prolong the life of their roof and avoid costly leaks. By choosing this simple program, owners would be able to delay replacement and reinvest their savings back into their companies or begin to budget for their future replacement.
In 2014, Timothy amended the name to NIR Roof Care, Inc. to reflect the true nature of his company, a company that is focused on taking care of and extending the life of the customer’s roof, all while providing outstanding services. Over the past 26 years, the NIR RoofTop Maintenance Program® has evolved into the NIR Roof Care Plan® and is so much more than just scheduled visits. The new NIR Roof Care Plan® would reduce roof leaks by 50% and increase the life of a customer’s roof by 100%, all with a return on investment of “dollars for each penny” invested into the plan. He also designed 5 different level plan levels to be affordable and customizable to fit any owners’ budget. Timothy’s decision to create a plan that would include all aspects of a roof’s care was so successful and welcomed by business owners that in 2016, NIR expanded outside of its Corporate headquarters in Huntley, IL and opened up service routes in 13 different states.
Today, NIR is a consistent leader in the commercial roofing industry by way of holding true to those original ideals; to simply work for the building owner’s best interests and to provide outstanding services.
NIR currently cares for roofs totaling over 100 million square foot across the United States. Its programs are saving owners thousands to millions of dollars every year simply by doing one thing, only replacing the roof when it is absolutely necessary.
Timothy is a published author of two books. His first book, “Money Over Your Head: The Secrets to Commercial Roof Care” continues to help commercial building owners in their businesses while his other book, “The Next Step” guides anyone through a path of balance and health in their lives to achieve personal satisfaction in life. Timothy is also an avid helicopter pilot and serves on numerous charity boards. He is also guiding his company and its foundation NIR Cares, to encourage all to give back to God’s Kingdom.
Timothy K. Lynn founded NIR Roof Care, Inc. in 1980 with a vision of building and growing an honest and ethical company that provided real solutions to its clients. He worked intently to not only develop his list of clientele but to create an environment that allowed the people that worked for NIR, opportunities to be successful beyond what they may have thought possible. Today, NIR is a consistent leader in the commercial roofing industry by way of holding true to those original ideas.