Our Story


How we got started

Southern Sustainability, LLC was founded in 2008. Owners, Derron Cook, Matt Erickson and Ryan Kirkland had the vision of running a rep/design firm with their long time partner and previous employer, Carlisle Syntec. With a fair amount of strategic planning and timing, the vision became a reality. Since inception, the team has grown sales as well as market share at a very brisk pace. Upon adding product lines that compliment their low slope roofing program, the decision was made to grow the sales and support team. The group quickly doubled in size, adding 3 additional salespeople and 3 support staff covering inside sales, marketing and financial management. The team’s primary focus is to support the installer of the material, the designer and the building owner/manager in all facets as it pertains to the products they represent. They offer a wide variety of systems that support a net zero carbon footprint through renewable energy and energy efficient, high performing building materials. With all eyes looking forward to the future, this team of professionals remains on the cutting edge of technology and the next generation of sustainable building materials and practices.