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, honorable man."
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 to achieve a bottom line."