Brian Land wore many hats. He was a dedicated business owner, the founder of Land Enterprises Roofing, a respected Oklahoma contractor, and a devoted family man. My husband passed away in March 2019, but his memory continues to live on.

In an effort to honor his memory, we have created a commemorative logo showcasing Brian’s original contractor number. 

The significance of the number 30

In 2010, the state of Oklahoma implemented a new system to register certified contractors. The system ensures that roofing contractors are properly vetted, insured, and experienced before working on your home. 

Brian was the 30th contractor in the entire state to secure a contractor number (#80000030). When Brian passed, his number was retired so that no other contractor can hold the same number. Not even me, his wife. I obtained a new contractor number this year in my name (#80004579).

The heart logo honors Brian’s retired contractor number and the strong reputation it held. Land Enterprises Roofing has proudly been around since 1986, well over 30 years! We have decades of experience under our belt, even if that belt is now in different loops. Brian’s spirit breathes through every project we complete, just as it did when he was alive. 

The story behind the heart

The heart in the logo is a direct symbol of our love. When Brian and I were newly married, we went on a canoeing trip. We looked down in the water and saw a river rock in the shape of a heart. After that experience, we looked for heart rocks everywhere we went. I still have that collection of rocks, and I love the special memories they represent. 

Brian passed away from heart complications, which adds an extra layer of meaning to the symbol. 

Even the color orange has a purpose

Open up Brian’s closet, and you’ll see nothing but orange. Almost every picture he’s in features a bright orange shirt under his radiant smile. To this day, I think of Brian if I see a man walk by in an orange shirt. This color is the embodiment of Brian, and I knew it had to be incorporated in his honorary logo. 

What may look like a simple number on our trucks is actually an emblem of honor. Every aspect of the logo has a special meaning, and I tear up sometimes when I catch a glimpse of it. Brian gave us a firm footing, and Land Enterprises Roofing is here to stay. I know he’s watching over us in every step of this next chapter.

11 Comments

  1. Terri Derrick on November 17, 2020 at 7:31 am

    You guys are the best. I recommend you all the time!

  2. Cathy Guevara on November 17, 2020 at 7:37 am

    I absolutely love this! Wish I could get a hat or a mug. Brian was a remarkable man and his customers knew they could trust his work. His heart was in everything he did.

  3. Tommy White on November 17, 2020 at 8:25 am

    The nicest businessman I have ever met. Anytime anyone needed a roof or repair I recommended him. One of a kind guy with fairness and kindness and customer satisfaction paramount.

  4. Bill Lovell on November 17, 2020 at 8:48 am

    Wow, that makes me miss Brian so much but also it is so very inspiring to hear the stories of how your design came together. You and your family are in our prayers.

  5. Helen Kromanaker on November 17, 2020 at 9:11 am

    What a wonderful lasting tribute to a great man and your world. May this commemoration help your heart to heal.

  6. Mary Robertson on November 17, 2020 at 9:54 am

    How appropriate and so meaningful! Brian was well-loved and respected by many! Such a warm-hearted young man and a good businessman. He would be proud of you, Kirsten.

  7. Frank Newcomb on November 17, 2020 at 10:53 am

    Thank you for the beautiful story. I love you guys along with Brian and my memories of Brian. Keep up your fantastic attitude and work. You are the BEST!

  8. Dana Parsons on November 17, 2020 at 11:13 am

    I agree with every word Frank Newcomb said. Brian represented the best of human nature. He was the kindest, gentlest man and we are all the better for having known him. Kirsten shows us the true beauty of love. You see it in everything she does. She is what the world needs more of. Best of luck in everything you do. You truly are the BEST!

  9. William Greenwood on November 17, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    Over the years Brian took care of our roofing needs. It was always a pleasure visiting with him. Such a nice man and so very professional. Tragic loss particularly at his age. Your tribute is so well thought out. I appreciate the explanation and admire your strength in carrying on.

  10. Marilyn Pulliam on November 17, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    I have such special memories of Brian, as well as, you as we worked together in ministry. Brian was always available to help in anyway needed. Your love for each other and the Lord was evident as you lived life.

    Precious Memories, how they linger. 💕

  11. Cathy Guevara on November 17, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    I wish I had a mug with the logo. It seems he always had a cup of coffee with him. Much love and peace to Kirsten and Land Enterprises.

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