When it comes to protection, few features are as important as the roof above your head. Your roof is much more than just a hat for your house - it keeps outside elements like rain, sleet, snow, and wind outside so you and your family can stay comfortable and dry inside. A properly maintained roof also helps protect your home's structural integrity, keeps critters out, and insulates your home during cold months. With all that said, it's easy to see why your roof plays such a crucial role in your everyday life. That's why, when your roof needs maintenance or replacement, you need to work with experienced, trustworthy roofers in Columbus, GA.
Hixon's Roofing has been Columbus's go-to contractor for new roof installations and repairs for nearly three decades. As locals in the Columbus community, we pride ourselves on honesty, hard work, and being a business that you can count on consistently. There's no secret as to why our company is successful. The bottom line is that we do right by our customers and treat them the way we would like our own family to be treated. That's why, when you hire Hixon's Roofing, you'll be greeted with a warm smile and provided the highest quality roofing services in South Carolina.
When you work with Hixon's Roofing, you're not working with a mediocre roofing company in Columbus. You're working with a team of experts who are fully insured, bonded, and licensed for your peace of mind. If you're looking for the best service and the best products in the roofing industry, look no further than Hixon's Roofing.
There's a reason why Hixon's Roofing is considered the best roofing company in South Carolina. Instead of talking about why it would be our pleasure to show you in person. Whether your residential roof needs inspecting or your commercial structure needs a replacement, we're here to serve you.
Hixon's has seen and done it all when it comes to residential roofing services in South Carolina. Whether you own a small, secluded ranch-style home or a sprawling mansion in the suburbs, we have the expertise and tools to accommodate any job. Do you need a small leak fixed on your asphalt roof? No problem, we've got you covered. Are you in need of a brand-new roof built from scratch? We can help you with that, too. At Hixon' Roofing, we pride ourselves on combining top-notch roofing services with family values. Trust, honesty, and hard work mean a lot to us. We treat your home and yard just like we would treat our own. If we create trash or debris in your yard, we clean it up. It all goes back to treating our customers how we would like to be treated - something that Hixon's has been doing since 1984.
What types of residential roofing services do we offer in Columbus? Here are some of our most common job requests:
Our team specializes in all forms of roof repair, from minor leaks to major structural issues.
We will build you a new roof from scratch, using high-quality materials. If you have a vision, we can make it a reality.
Depending on your needs, we can remove your old roof and install a new roof on your home.
We will replace your old, worn-out shingles, metals, and other roofing materials.
We provide quality craftsmanship and products because we believe in what we do. We want happy customers who refer their friends and family. You may not see flashy internet ads everywhere for our company, but that's by design. Our word-of-mouth referrals are so frequent and far-reaching that we don't need to pay for ad spots. We would rather invest that money into the best tools and most knowledgeable roofing experts available. That way, we can better serve our customers.
Because, at the end of the day, your satisfaction is our #1 priority.
Your home's roof is exposed to the elements 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. As a homeowner, you probably do your best to keep your roof in good condition with regular maintenance and inspections. However, even properly maintained roofs can be damaged without notice. Mother Nature has her own set of rules, and when she chooses to unleash her power on your roof, there isn't too much you can do.
If your roof is leaking, growing moss, or your shingles are cracked, it's time to call the pros. You need contractors that are efficient, effective, and on-time. That's where Hixon's Roofing comes in.
Hixon's Roofing will provide quality roofing repairs for homes and businesses with all types of roofs. Whether you have a small, single-story home with a minor leak or a sprawling estate with multiple roofing issues, Hixon's will get your roof back to new in no time. It doesn't matter if we installed your roof or not, Hixon's will provide top-notch customer service and the highest quality roofing repairs in Columbus.
While some situations like downed trees require obvious roof repair, it's not always clear when your roof needs some TLC. Keep these common signs in mind the next time you do a visual inspection of your roof:
If the shingles on your roof are cracked or curling, you can safely assume that they are nearing the end of their lifespan. If you notice shingles missing, it's an obvious sign that your roof needs some repair.
Asphalt and composite shingles will shed granules over time, especially when they're starting to wear out. Often, these granules find their way into your gutter system. When you're cleaning your gutters this quarter, keep an eye out for this course, black grit. It's a telltale sign that your roof may need attention or repair.
It's a good idea for every homeowner to check their attics for signs of leaks and general disrepair. While you're up there, look at the ceiling in your attic. If you notice the rafters or decking is sagging towards the ground, you could have a serious problem on your hands caused by a leak. If your roof deck is sagging, call Hixon's as soon as possible for an inspection. If the damage is localized, you can often avoid a full roof replacement.
As a full-service roofing company, our team of expert roofers has installed hundreds of new roofs in South Carolina. Whether you need a metal roof for your secluded home in the woods or a new roof for your commercial business, we're here to make the installation process easy and streamlined.
It all starts when you call our office for a free estimate. We'll take all the time you need to go over your new roof installation options to customize the structure and style to your needs. Once we have defined the project's details, our roof installation professionals will get to work on your home or business. Unlike some roofing companies in Columbus, Hixon's is transparent about every step of the installation process. We keep our clients informed at all times and are happy to provide updates as we make progress on your new roof. While we are installing your new roof, we treat your home or business like our own. You can always count on friendly interactions and a clean and tidy work area. After your new roof is installed, we'll clean up behind ourselves so it's like we were never there.
When you hire Hixon's Roofing to install a roof on your home or business, know that we only use the highest-quality materials and the best construction techniques available. That way, you'll have a fantastic-looking roof that will last for decades. On top of our unmatched workmanship, clients also receive a 10-year labor warranty on architectural shingles and a 5-year labor warranty on three-tab and metal roofs.
Residential and commercial roofing are similar in that they both require experienced contractors to perform quality work. However, unlike residential roofing (a more straightforward process), commercial roofing projects can be complicated and lengthy. In our experience, there can be dozens of factors to be considered to complete the job correctly. Commercial roofing contractors in Columbus, GA, must account for rooftop HVAC systems, external piping, external utilities, and more. Because commercial roofing structures typically have many layers, it's more difficult to find and remediate leaks. As such, our commercial roofing contractors have different skillsets than residential roofing pros.
Like the residential side of our business, we have completed hundreds of commercial roofing projects in South Carolina. We know exactly what it takes to repair, install, or inspect a commercial roof. When businesses in South Carolina need roofing work, they come to Hixon's Roofing because they know that we will get the job done right the first time. They know that our team is dependable, friendly, and highly qualified to accomplish any commercial roofing project. We're talking roof repairs for small offices to new roof installations on huge, multi-building industrial complexes.
If you're starting a commercial roofing project, don't settle for mediocre roofing contractors. After all, a commercial roofing project can be a huge investment, and you need to get your money's worth. Hixon's is here to exceed your expectations and take on any commercial roofing needs you may have, whether they're minor fixes or major roofing replacements.
At Hixon's Roofing, we make it difficult for any other roofing company to compete with our helpful and professional services. For more information about our company and what we can do for your home or business, contact our office in Columbus. Our customer service reps have the knowledge and information to answer your questions and get the ball rolling on your roofing project in South Carolina today.Contact Us
They looked across the country only to find what they were looking for in their own backyard.Easterseals West Georgia, a nonprofit organization that provides services for people living with autism and disabilities, has tapped a longtime staff member as its new president and CEO after a nationwide search.Lakisha Taylor, who previously served as program director and vice president of programs and services, stepped into the role on January 1 after the former president and CEO, Sharon Borger, retired. Taylor has worked for Easterse...
They looked across the country only to find what they were looking for in their own backyard.
Easterseals West Georgia, a nonprofit organization that provides services for people living with autism and disabilities, has tapped a longtime staff member as its new president and CEO after a nationwide search.
Lakisha Taylor, who previously served as program director and vice president of programs and services, stepped into the role on January 1 after the former president and CEO, Sharon Borger, retired. Taylor has worked for Easterseals for more than 20 years, beginning in 2003.
A New Orleans native, Taylor came to Columbus because of her husband’s career with the military.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Fayetteville State University in North Carolina while her husband was stationed at Fort Bragg. When the family moved to Columbus, Taylor was able to earn her master’s degree in counseling from Columbus State University.
“We came here, and I said ‘I’m done moving around,’” Taylor said. “I wanted to stay put, and then I got the job at Easterseals. And I really loved this.”
Her passion for the people came through.
“She was obviously the best candidate because she loves the program,” Borger said. “The thing about Lakisha is that her passion and love for the folks we serve is unmatched.”
The Columbus-based organization provides services including child care, adult day services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, early intervention and others. Easterseals receives funding from private insurers, government agencies and fees-for-services, however it relies on public contributions to cover the difference between what the programs cost and what clients can afford.
“The majority of the fundraisers that we do fund the children’s program because the adult program is more self-sufficient,” Borger said.
Easterseals also receives funding because it is an United Way agency, Taylor said. This funding is extremely important to providing services to families the nonprofit may not otherwise be able to help, Borger said.
The organization moved into its new facility in 2019 after a capital campaign, Taylor said, and the new space allowed Easterseals to provide more services. Taylor hopes to continue expanding the services Easterseals is able to provide the community now that she is CEO.
“Behavioral support services is a program that we’re looking to provide in the next little bit,” Taylor said. “We’ve been wanting to do that program, but then COVID interrupted that.”
The program would provide behavioral clinicians who will support families and individuals that struggle with challenging behaviors, she said. It will help individuals and families’ loved ones self-regulate their behaviors so they’re able to go out and participate in activities where their challenging behaviors have been a barrier.
“It would help to remove those barriers,” Taylor said. “So that they can be more integrated and involved in their communities.”
Growing up, Taylor had a family member with intellectual disabilities with whom she spent a lot of her time. That experience is what led to her passion in helping individuals who have disabilities and is what made her gravitate towards this career.
“One of the things that I got to observe during those years is seeing how sometimes people who have disabilities are pushed aside and are not really valued as much,” Taylor said. “And that really made an impression on me as a child.”
Easterseals’ presence in Columbus helps families who would not otherwise be able to work, go to school or have a respite from caregiving, she said. Because the organization is here to make things easier for those families, those who participate in the programs are able to contribute more to the community and economy.
While Taylor is always working to expand the services Easterseals provide, she credits the organization’s staff for their success in helping clients.
“We have a tremendous staff here who are so passionate, so nurturing, so loving to the participants that we serve,” she said. “This is their passion that they get to live out every single day.”
The California-based restaurant chain The Habit Burger Grill is looking to continue its expansion in the nation’s southeast region in Columbus with its first Georgia locations.The Habit is in the early stages of entering the Columbus market, said John Phillips, chief global business partnerships officer. The process could take around 15 to 18 months before residents can expect to eat at one of the restaurants, he said.The chain operates with c...
The California-based restaurant chain The Habit Burger Grill is looking to continue its expansion in the nation’s southeast region in Columbus with its first Georgia locations.
The Habit is in the early stages of entering the Columbus market, said John Phillips, chief global business partnerships officer. The process could take around 15 to 18 months before residents can expect to eat at one of the restaurants, he said.
The chain operates with corporate-owned locations as well as franchising, Phillips said. The Habit typically works with franchise owners who can operate multiple restaurants, he said, and Columbus is a community where the chain could place three to four locations.
While there aren’t any specific locations in mind yet, The Habit typically likes to be located in grocery-anchored shopping centers, Phillips said, or near big box stores like Target, Home Depot or Lowe’s.
“We’d like to be in and around where people are shopping and where traffic is,” he said. “We want to be where people are getting their community needs. We love being near schools, too. High schools and colleges both do well for us.”
The restaurant chain bills itself as somewhere in between being casual dining and a quick service restaurant, Phillips said.
Customers can choose from a variety of charburgers, sandwiches, salads, sides, shakes and malts. The restaurant also offers vegan options, he said, and all orders are cooked fresh to order.
When visiting The Habit customers will place their orders at the counter and receive a pager to let them know when their order is ready, Phillips said. While waiting they have time to get their beverages, and there is a self-serve pepper bar if they would like to “doctor up their food.”
The kitchen is open so customers can see everything that’s been done, he said. Since everything is cooked fresh, there are no holding bins, microwaves or heat lamps.
“Our claim to fame is our Santa Barbara charburger,” Phillips said. “Which is a grilled sourdough with mayonnaise, pickles, lettuce, tomato, grilled onions, American cheese, crushed avocado and two patties.”
The Habit currently has over 350 restaurants nationwide, Phillips said, and was purchased by Yum! Brands in 2020. Yum! is also the parent company of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Founded in Santa Barbara, The Habit has already moved into the Carolinas and Florida, Phillips said. Exploring markets in Georgia was the next step to continue expanding in states along the east coast, he said.
Muscogee County is appealing because The Habit has done well in mid-size towns, Phillips said. Columbus is Georgia’s second largest city with 206,922, according to the latest census. The presence of Columbus State University and Fort Benning also make the city a good location for the burger chain.
The Habit considers itself an active lifestyle brand, Phillips said, and the number of outdoor activities — such as whitewater rafting on the Chattahoochee River — was a factor when choosing which Georgia markets to expand in.
“The demographics look good for us as well,” Phillips said. “We’re a solid, middle class brand and very family-based.”
The median household income in Columbus is $52,734, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The top industries Columbus residents work in include education, health care, finance and insurance, arts, entertainment and recreation.
The Habit prioritizes being integrated in the community, Phillips said, and catering towards families who are looking to dine out.
“We prepare food and create an environment that’s like casual dining but at a value price,” Phillips said.
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) announced a new partnership with Columbus State University’s Joyce and Henry Schwob School of Music. In this residency format, the orchestra will deeply connect with students and faculty over three days, Feb. 4 through the 6.On Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m., ASO Music Director Nathalie Stutzmann and the ASO will perform Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony and Prokofiev’s Sinfonia concertante, with cellist Edgar Moreau, at the RiverCenter for the Performing...
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) announced a new partnership with Columbus State University’s Joyce and Henry Schwob School of Music. In this residency format, the orchestra will deeply connect with students and faculty over three days, Feb. 4 through the 6.
On Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m., ASO Music Director Nathalie Stutzmann and the ASO will perform Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony and Prokofiev’s Sinfonia concertante, with cellist Edgar Moreau, at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts at Columbus State University.
Students at the Schwob School will have the opportunity to work with and learn from Stutzmann, ASO Associate Conductor Jerry Hou, and ASO musicians. On Saturday afternoon, activities will include conducting observation and coaching from Stutzmann and Hou. In addition, Stutzmann, a world-renowned contralto, will teach a choral masterclass for CSU voice majors.
On Sunday, Feb. 5, master classes, coaching sessions, and chamber music rehearsals with members of the ASO will continue, culminating in a joint chamber music concert featuring ASO musicians with Schwob School faculty and students on Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Schwob School’s Legacy Hall.
The morning of Monday, Feb. 6, members of the ASO administrative staff will host a panel discussion at 10 a.m. about careers in music and arts management. That afternoon, ASO musicians will hold audition excerpt master classes.
“I am excited about this partnership and all we can do to reach more young musicians on the road to a professional career in music,” said ASO Executive Director Jennifer Barlament. “Education is one of the pillars of our mission, and I can’t think of a better way to fulfill that mission than to take our long-standing relationship with the Schwob School to this next level.”
Dr. Wanda Ebright, Dean of Columbus State’s College of the Arts, credited the school’s partnership with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as a unique facet of preparing Schwob School of Music students for their chosen careers.
“Schwob School students and alumni are known the world over for their exceptional talent, their finely tuned skills, and the quality of their artistry,” Ebright said. “Being able to partner with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in this monumental way provides our students an incredible opportunity to develop and mature as artists and musicians.”
The ASO and the Schwob School of Music have a history together, beginning with ASO Board of Counselors member, Joyce Schwob, and her husband, Henry Schwob, who have transformed the school into a destination for exceptionally talented musicians from around the world.
“We are truly indebted to the Schwobs for their love of and commitment to the arts—especially music,” said Dr. John M. Fuchko III, Columbus State’s interim president. “It is in part their vision for music education and their investment in our academic programs that continue to elevate both the excellence of our programs, as well as the high regard for the efforts of our Schwob School of Music faculty and the talents of our students and alumni.”
One of those students, Venezuela native and violinist Samuel Vargas, was the 2021 winner of the Sphinx Competition grand prize, and conducting student Enluis Montes Olivar was recently named to a prestigious Dudamel Fellowship. One of the winners of the ASO’s Inaugural Orchestra Fellowship Program, Jordan Milek Johnson, is a 2022 Schwob School alumnus, and the ASO’s own violinist Anastasia Agapova attended the school as well.
Scott Harris, the Schwob School of Music’s Swift distinguished Chair, noted that Columbus State-ASO connections date back more than 40 years. When then-Columbus College celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1983, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performance kicked off a series of anniversary events.
“We are deeply honored to host the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on campus. This residency forms the foundation of a partnership that both organizations will build upon to benefit our students and our wonderfully supportive community,” Harris noted.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned with News Leader 9, for more information.
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — The Muscogee County School District hosted a FIRST Robotics Super Regional competition at Spencer High School on Saturday.The regional event brought together students from 10 different counties across the state of Georgia – as law makers continue to invest in STEM programs for the youth.FIRST, or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is an international youth organization that coordinates robot...
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — The Muscogee County School District hosted a FIRST Robotics Super Regional competition at Spencer High School on Saturday.
The regional event brought together students from 10 different counties across the state of Georgia – as law makers continue to invest in STEM programs for the youth.
FIRST, or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is an international youth organization that coordinates robotics competitions for students who are interested in STEM studies.
The Muscogee County School District and Columbus State University received $4 million dollars to expand robotics education — opening the doors for these students to more resources and opportunities.
“And they have now the resources and the opportunity to really develop their talents so that we in the United States of America will be able to compete favorably in the global marketplace in the years to come,” said U.S. Congressman Sanford Bishop.
Congressman Bishop and Senator Jon Ossoff worked together on the funding. From speaking with students, Congressman Bishop says competitions like these highlight student’s potential to grow their talents in the STEM field.
“This definitely proves that we have some of the best, some of the brightest, some of the most creative and ingenious young people anywhere in the world right here in our area,” said Congressman Bishop.
Students competed in Robot Performance, Robot Design, Core Values and Innovation Projects.
Mario Vargas, 14, joined the robotics program 2 years ago. He said it’s a nice outlet that allows him to design, build and program robots with his peers – all while being in an inclusive environment.
“In most schools or academics, there are not that many Hispanics, what I found out in many clubs that I’ve participated in,” said Vargas. “It’s very nerve wracking being different from everyone. But I’ve noticed in this particular event, in clubs, especially in robotics …they don’t judge. It’s pretty nice.”
Vargas and his team, Rowdy Rangers, ended up winning the Champions Trophy in the first competition, which is the highest award for this event. In the afternoon competition, students from Thomas County Middle School took the same award home, back to Thomasville.
Volunteers for the event include CSU professors, Fort Benning Robotics experts, community robotics experts and MCSD administrative staff.
Here is the full list of winners from Saturday’s FIRST Robotics Super Regional dual tournament:
Columbus, Ga (WRBL) – The Columbus High Blue Devils are still hard at work as they train for the rest of the season. They did have to make some more room in their trophy case since they just won the 2023 Class AAA Team Dual Wrestling Championship by just one point.“It felt amazing. It’s just a dream of mine ever since I started wrestling when I was five. I always wanted to win State Title. There’s no better group of people I would rather do it with than this team,” said sophomore Mason Pe...
Columbus, Ga (WRBL) – The Columbus High Blue Devils are still hard at work as they train for the rest of the season. They did have to make some more room in their trophy case since they just won the 2023 Class AAA Team Dual Wrestling Championship by just one point.
“It felt amazing. It’s just a dream of mine ever since I started wrestling when I was five. I always wanted to win State Title. There’s no better group of people I would rather do it with than this team,” said sophomore Mason Persons.
One of the biggest motivating factors for this year’s championship run, was the disappointing finish last season where the Blue Devils finished in 3rd place.
“Throughout the summer like we all wanted to get another banner on the wall up there so we needed to come in better this year and win it. Instead of getting third,” said senior Johnathan McDaniel.
“It was about that hunger of not wanting to be third and wanting to improve. So we sought to improve each year. We had goals and sought to improve and the improvement was being State Champions this year,” said head coach Namu Keys.
The road to a GHSA State Championship didn’t come without speed bumps. The Blue Devils captured the GHSA’s biggest prize without some of their best talent on the mat.
“We went through some adversity over the weekend. One of our best wrestlers get hurt and then the team stepped up and filled that void once he couldn’t wrestle anymore,” said Keys.
“I mean it was low hopes. I mean we didn’t know if we could pull it off but just through the leadership throughout the team, I mean we all rallied together and somehow found a way to do it,” said Persons.
Along with their championship trophy these Blue Devils are proud to solidify their legacy.
“It means a lot because the sport is really under appreciated. You know we work hard to get the recognition we deserve and I’m glad that we can bring home a State Title,” said McDaniel.
Congratulations to our newest Kia AutoSport Athletes of the Week, the Columbus High Blue Devils Wrestling team.