NEW CANAAN, Conn.—Gridiron Capital portfolio company, Erie Home, appointed Jenilee Common as chief executive officer. Erie Home’s founder and former CEO Pat Trompeter is now chairman of the board and Randy Hamilton will continue to support the company’s growth as president. In 2022 the company generated $448 million in revenue from 58 offices.
Jenilee Common brings over 20 years of experience in leadership, sales, business strategy, pricing, supply chain management, and finance to Erie. She was most recently the vice president and general manager of roofing components at Owens Corning, the global building and construction materials company. Common has held several operational and financial roles over 11-plus years at Owens Corning, including sales director and pricing and business strategy manager.
Prior to her tenure at Owens Corning, Common served as a controller at Eaton Corp., a Fortune 500 multinational intelligent power management company. She spent the first half of her career with Owens Illinois, a leading global producer of glass packaging, where she was a controller and materials manager. She received a B.A. from The University of Toledo and an M.B.A. from Virginia Tech.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to lead Erie Home in the company’s next phase of growth, and I look forward to joining a world class team. Together, we will continue to deliver a differentiated, best-in-class direct-to-consumer residential products and services experience to homeowners across North America,” Common said. “My personal ties to Toledo and experience in leading growing businesses focused on roofing and home improvement will allow me to take on this new challenge and execute on the growth strategy as the business continues to scale. I look forward to collaborating with Pat, Randy, and the rest of the team to accelerate the company’s significant momentum and preserve the strong culture they have established.”
“Jenilee is a dynamic leader with an impressive history of building growing, world-class organizations. Her proven ability to lead in multi-billion dollar divisions and her specific expertise in roofing is a great match for Erie Home as we continue our path towards becoming a billion dollar plus business.” said Pat Trompeter. “I look forward to supporting Jenilee and Erie Home through its next chapter of growth as chairman of the board.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Jenilee as the new CEO of Erie Home and continue our partnership with Pat, Randy and the entire Erie Home team. The company has successfully scaled through strong organic growth and a proven new office opening model that has solidified Erie as a national leader in home improvement. We look forward to working with Jenilee and we are confident her significant industry and operational experience will have a meaningful impact on Erie’s success,” said Tom Burger, co-founder and managing partner of Gridiron Capital. QR