Horch Roofing scholarships assist Midcoast students pursuing trades

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 4:00pm

WARREN — Horch Roofing has announced the recipients of four scholarships in 2019 totaling $3,500.

“We believe it is important to encourage young men and women to study and seize opportunities for great careers within the trades,” said Horch Roofing owner and president, Peter Horch, in a news release. “There are thousands of trade jobs that go unfilled because there are not enough skilled laborers, and those with a trades education can get into great careers with earning opportunities very quickly.”

Horch Roofing recently awarded two direct scholarships through their Trade School Scholarship Program for 2019.

The two young men also received monogrammed Carhartt jackets with the Horch Roofing logo, similar to what the Horch Roofing crew wears in the winter.


Justin Secotte, of Lincolnville, received a $1,000 scholarship. He will study mechanical and electrical engineering at the University of Maine at Orono.


(President Peter Horch and Justin Secotte stand outside Horch Roofing’s office as he receives his scholarship check. Photo courtesy Horch Roofing)


Matthew Scott, of Mount Vernon, received a $1,000 scholarship. He will study precision machining at Central Maine Community College.


(Matthew Scott of Mount Vernon. Photo courtesy Horch Roofing)


In addition to the direct scholarships, Horch Roofing also gives two scholarships through the Mid-Coast School of Technology in Rockland.


Alexis Cutliffe, of Rockport, received a $500 scholarship. She will study nursing at Simmons University.


(President Peter Horch and Alexis Cutliffe. Photo courtesy Horch Roofing)



Ashley Curtis, of Hope, received a $1,000 scholarship. She will study automotive collision repair at Northern Maine Community College.


(President Peter Horch and Ashley Curtis. Photo courtesy Horch Roofing)


Horch Roofing was founded in 2003 with two full-time employees working out of Peter Horch’s home. Today, the company employs 42 year-round employees.

“I am honored and humbled that Horch Roofing has grown so much that I can now ‘pay it forward’ to the community,” said Horch, who attended Waldo County Technical Center in high school prior to starting his business. “I want local young people to feel encouraged in their pursuit of a trade career. These scholarships are just a small way for Horch Roofing to show that we support their career goals and their future.”

The trades scholarship is open once again. Applicants have until May 1, 2020, to apply on the Horch Roofing website.

See other ways Horch Roofing gives back to the community through its Responsible Giving Program.