Repairs to roofs damaged by hail storms have helped Hoffman Weber Construction in Brooklyn Center, Minn., grow by about 25% a year, according to this article. The company had specialized in siding when it incorporated in 2004, but a 2005 hail storm opened opportunities for it to repair storm-damaged roofs. The company doesn't wish for storms, but takes advantage of the fact that they are a part of life. It also employs subcontractors and independent contractors -- and uses a stringent hiring process -- to help meet demand.

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