4th gen. roofer looking for work. willing to move family


#1

Looking for work and willing to move. 4th gen. roofer and part bus. owner going out of bus. and loosing everything. WORK NEEDED to stay alive. I am exp. in Hot,Shingles both kind,Shake,Torch,Tile clay and concrete,tpo,epdm, even minor carpentry,sheeting,facia etc. Just about everything. 28yrs young and willing to learn anything else needed. I have been running crews since i was 18 roofing full time since i was 16 and my dad has been taking me on roofs ever since i was about 5. I have seen a few roofs in my days.I live 30 min. outside of vegas but am willing to move my family in hopes of a better life . Have own new truck and hand tools, nail gun ,torch, etc. Looking for Sales, Super, or Foreman job or all of the above. 20+/hr please I’m no dummy i know my roofs


#2

You can make good money in Massachusetts. problem is cost of living is high. we will not be hiring again till spring most likley.


#3

Call 877-784-7663. Best company I have ever worked for. They have offices in 34 states. I am in Houston and we are extremely busy.


#4

Watch out for storm chaser companies sometimes they dont pay. I will say this stay out of michigan there is a lack of work.


#5

So does walmart pay their employees? Because you work for a national company doesnt mean you wont get paid but yes becareful as with even local companies. I know for a fact Aspen Pays.


#6

Shane it was not pointed to you. I have seen far to many guys get ripped off this year in his position. Dont be so defensive.


#7

Its alright. Mistook what you said because we are storm specialists. we are only three years old and on schedule to make over 50 million this year. We turned in 3 million in jobs just in the three Houston offices this week. We are revolutionizing the roofing industry as we are National in scope with a emphisis on Local service. Check out the testimonials on our website. www.aspencontractinginc.com . We have 120 Project Managers in houston alone.


#8

He is defensive because he works for a storm chasing company and everyone who actually knows roofing or any other sort of trade knows what those companies actually stand for. Just stay out of my neighborhood.

Twocooldad, I wish I could help you out right now but with winter comming we are going down to one crew. Hopefully you can find something to make it through the winter.


#9

Isn’t Aspen owned by a Gentlemen with the last name Tate? I wonder if he is related to Marty?


#10

We have those big multi-state 50 million dollar a year plus orginizations here in Minnesota as well.

They hire the cheapest Mexican roofers they can find at $55 a square or less off and on no matter the roof, buy cheap materials using as little products needed to pass inspection and they charge the highest amount possible to the insurance companies ($350-500+ per square). They cover deductibles by littering yards with $5 signs.

I personaly don’t care one bit for this kind of storm repair company. They steal work from the good local roofing contractors.

About the only thing these companies have that are local are pay as you go cell phones numbers and perhaps some local salesmen. A lot rent or buy companies to obtain a state license to pull permits. I had one of these companies approach me last Spring and I said no way. Work 10 years to build my name and sell it? Ya Right!


#11

Well I have been in roofing a long time and have many projects I have sold and installed myself…I am very anal about installation techniques and customer service. Aspen is hands down above anyone I have seen or worked for. The owners last name is Nussbeck. Marty owns APEX. We dont chase storms they come to us. We are in 34 states … kinda hard not to be there.
If I was in your hood bamm bamm I would sell more jobs and build jobs faster than your redneck a$$ could count. At least I can help the guy out with some work huh?
Im a white boy in Texas and I work for $50 a sq when I was roofing. weren’t you chasin storms in NO douger?? I aint been on here in a while but thought that was you. I dont recall you being born in minnesota…BTW we aint politicions …our signs are in our customers yards …thats it.
Dont hate …participate. Its all about a system…Robert Kiasaki …read it. You arent a business owner only self employed unless you can sleep every day and still make the same money…like sam walton who is dead and still makes millions each year.


#12

[quote=“Shane@Aspen”]Well I have been in roofing a long time and have many projects I have sold and installed myself…I am very anal about installation techniques and customer service. Aspen is hands down above anyone I have seen or worked for. The owners last name is Nussbeck. Marty owns APEX. We dont chase storms they come to us. We are in 34 states … kinda hard not to be there.
If I was in your hood bamm bamm I would sell more jobs and build jobs faster than your redneck a$$ could count. At least I can help the guy out with some work huh?
Im a white boy in Texas and I work for $50 a sq when I was roofing. weren’t you chasin storms in NO douger?? I aint been on here in a while but thought that was you. I dont recall you being born in minnesota…BTW we aint politicions …our signs are in our customers yards …thats it.
Dont hate …participate. Its all about a system…Robert Kiasaki …read it. You arent a business owner only self employed unless you can sleep every day and still make the same money…like sam walton who is dead and still makes millions each year.[/quote]

Who does the work?


#13

BTW My guys are still tarping roofs at 9 pm because FEMA didnt do it right and they are leaking with the first heavy rain. I dont have to and aint makin anything because of it but its gettin done anyways. where are you…sippin buds at the bar>? 1 Million roofs damaged in Houston…the largest contractor on the USA can only do 1% of that a year. Why arent you here helping if your that good? Ask your self that …who is self serving…the guy who stays in his comfort zone and watches people suffer or the guy who goes and does his best?? You can rip people off with out ever leaving your home town.


#14

We have about 160 crews who do the work but the man who owns the company doesnt need to be there becuase the system is set up correctly with checks and balances… from office managers and production managers and project managers and crew leaders etc.Things run smoothly. For 3 million in jobs turned in this week things run smoothly. Most jobs are done within two weeks after ins approval.


#15

Your source of labor is the weakness.


#16

wow someone got defensive. I also doubt you could come into my neighborhood and do that. We recently had one of those “storm” chasing companies come into my neighborhood and I went to every house that had their sign up in there yard and told them what they really are all about and 7 out of the 9 switched to me and one of the other two is already having problems and asked me to look at it and I told them I cant. That was two months ago btw. I actually have enough work to keep both of my crews busy until early next year. The salesman and I usually try to stay about two to three months ahead with work so I do not really need it. Thanks though. I must be doing something right since I just hired two former owners of companies who could not make it. I am right where I planned on being at this time.

Maybe you guys do it right. Maybe you dont. I do not know.

Also, rednecks do not live in my part of Wisconsin. Chill out.


#17

I also forgot to mention that when I said go down to one crew I meant one ROOFING crew. I have a crew that does siding as well. The other roofing crew will get split between the first roofing crew and the siding crew. That means the siding crew will have five guys, two of the roofers that have also done siding for years and then the roofing crew will have six because houses need to get done faster because of weather constraints. Then once spring rolls around everything goes back. Get it?


#18

Well anyone with the volume we do that is the hardest part to get right… I see alot of quality workmanship here from the crews who have been around a while and the new ones are learning…some the hard way. But the key is customer service and making sure it is done right! Check OC we are the best of the best. Largest installers of OC shingles.


#19

More like offensive…bet ya wouldnt steal mine…im glad your makin it…So we both learn not to jump to conclusions. I hate people who take advantage and steal from the homeowner. So if thats who your talking about fine but just because a company is big doesnt mean dishonest. Thats the difference…there are some out there…aspen, excell, and a few others. We were here b4 the storm. I only drove 2 hours. I evacuated also.


#20

Hey shane, dont go patting yourelf on the back to hard there.