My roofing career started in 1996 when I first started working as a shingler in the summer months and on flat roofs in the winter seasons. Working in construction started much earlier with my father, who did drywall. I would work during summer vacation from school and on weekends in our home province of Prince Edward Island. It wasn’t my intention to become a roofer. Originally, I took welding in college, but was unable to find work in that field so I took a roofing job. I loved being in the sun and working outdoors and have never looked back. What appeals to me the most is the satisfaction of seeing my daily progress unfold, and that one man who is a self-started can piece together a company and be successful.
Since starting Green Earth, I’ve learned to wear a lot of hats: sales, estimating, drafting and putting together proposals., but I still love to smash some bundles in the sun. Over the years, I’ve jumped around a lot in the industry, from residential shingles to running large flat crews on some massive projects, like hospitals, schools, penitentiaries, R.C.M.P. stations, and shingles on the Banff Springs hotel. But the reason I stayed in the industry is the gratification of dealing with homeowners who put their trust in me to take care of their possessions, and the satisfaction of doing a good job that will last for 30 years in the worst conditions possible. I really love what I do and where I do it. Calgary is my home and I wouldn’t live anywhere else.