What is your position within your company?
I am service manager for AAA Roofing Co. Inc., Indianapolis.
What is the most unusual roofing project of which you have been a part?
I traveled to Puerto Rico to provide service to a national customer. I had never been to Puerto Rico, so there was a rapid adjustment period. Thankfully, the people were wonderful, and I was able to work effectively and enjoy the island.
Why did you become involved in the roofing industry?
My grandmother worked in the front office of a roofing company for years, and my father has been in roofing his entire life. My plan was to enter the fire service after college, but I found I loved the people and structure of the roofing industry.
What was your first roofing experience?
A nighttime tear-off with EPDM, built-up roofing and foam glass insulation on a high-rise building in downtown Indianapolis. It was a great introduction to the complexities of working on high-rise structures.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An artist or illustrator
What’s the most exciting/adventurous thing you’ve done?
Working as an EMT and volunteer firefighter. Every run was a new challenge, and the experience was rewarding.
What is your roofing industry involvement?
AAA Roofing is a member of NRCA and the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association, and we regularly attend conferences. I am currently enrolled in NRCA University’s Future Executives Institute—Class 9.
What songs are you listening to over and over?
Unfortunately, all the songs from “Frozen” and “Frozen 2” because of my 6-year-old daughter, Zoe. Disney® music plays constantly at home.
People would be surprised to know ...
I am an identical twin. Although we look alike, our personalities are almost exact opposites.
What three condiments always are in your fridge?
Sriracha, Kewpie mayonnaise and ranch dressing
What is your favorite stress reliever?
Spending time with my wife, Aubrey, and Zoe. We love to watch movies and spend time outdoors with our two bullmastiffs and French bulldog.
What was your first job?
I was an assistant karate instructor. I was able to do the work while my twin brother and I trained and competed at the state and national levels.
What do you consider a waste of time?
Jigsaw puzzles—I lack the patience to get them done, and I’d rather be up and moving.
My favorite part about working in the roofing industry is ...
The people—the roofing industry is full of talented people and amazing innovation. I have never met a more genuine or hardworking group.
What do you consider your most rewarding experience?
Being a father—I love to watch Zoe experience new things and introduce her to hobbies and interests Aubrey and I enjoy. She is an amazing child and makes us laugh every day.
What quality do you most admire in a person?
Empathy—during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is wonderful to see the capacity for some people to relate to others. The pandemic is a negative situation, but it’s bringing all of us closer together as we work toward a healthier future.