Hi, I’m Mike!
I started out working for my stepfather‘s business at the age of 12. Weekends, spring break, summer. We did commercial and residential roofing.
At age 17, I went full-time. And was running an entire roofing crew.
When I was 18, I ran a hot tar crew at the new YMCA in Phoenixville. Also, we were not union…until local 30 caught up with us and made us go union.
Whenever there was a roof leak situation, I was always elected to track the leak. Turns out I had a knack for tracking roof leaks, a sort of roof leak guru.
In 1980 I parted ways with my stepfather and started my own business doing roofing and siding and windows. I had a roofing crew of 5 to 7 men.
In 1989, I was talking to a roof owner friend. As I was complaining to him that nobody wants to pay for honest, quality work, he said, why don’t you do what you’re good at tracking leaks. After all, that’s what I did for his company. Occasionally, when his roofers couldn’t find them, he would call me.
I decided to concentrate on specializing with tracking hard-to-find roof leaks. racking roof leaks.
So 40 years later, everybody knows my name. My stepfather taught me everything I knew about roofing. I learned through on-the-job training in the school of hard knocks.
In 2008, I met up with Jon Annis. He has been with me ever since and became my business partner.