The reason the #'s & $$ seems unrealistic is because you are probably feeling the results of the large hailstorm that went through Central Texas last year in May, then the Houston hurricane & even Austin’s hailstorm last week.
YES, $$ can be made. A friend of mine made some really large money in the last two years… but he’s a workaholic, doesn’t enjoy (nor know how to enjoy) any vacations with his wife, & will be the 1st to tell you that he doesn’t have any hobbies.
Don’t think that he’s a boring guy, because he’s not. But like anything, the reward you get is based on the effort you put out. It just so happens that a decent amount of insurance money is flowing through Texas right now.
In sales, you eat what you kill. Roofing is no different. I’m doing better now because I have a network of prior customers built up & I get a decent amount of referrals & callbacks based on this.
Nothing is overnight, especially in this business.