There is an Arabic proverb that says: "When a door opens not to
your knock, consider your reputation." After spending a day with
Nelson Braddy, president and chief executive officer of King of
Texas Roofing Co. LP, Dallas, it is clear his reputation opens many
doors. More than a dozen people used the same three words to
describe him: honest, fair and wise.
"When people ask where I work," says Jose Valdez, safety
director for King of Texas Roofing, "I say I work for a good,
Braddy's co-workers, colleagues and family members hold him in
high esteem and have the utmost respect for him. He has worked hard
and diligently throughout his life to achieve success for his
family and everyone around him. And despite many challenges, he's
always maintained a high level of integrity. The respect he has for
others is returned tenfold.
"His respect for people and their lives and what they have to do
to maintain their personal lives is admirable," says MaryAnne Doss,
King of Texas Roofing's office manager. "I have the utmost respect
for him, professionally and personally. He doesn't sacrifice people
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