Who did you want to be?
June 19, 2015 | By: Marc Segal
In: Blog, Commercial roofing contractor, Florida Roofing Blog
Growing up I wanted to be a race car driver, a pilot or a firefighter. I don’t recall wanting to be a roofing contractor, but I do remember is wanting to be like my entrepreneurial father. I wanted to be successful like him and emulate his business talents, so I jumped at the chance to join him in 1985 when he created Rainbow Roofing. From its start, Rainbow Roofing quickly grew and gained customers’ trust. As a small family business our outstanding reputation was created by hard work, honesty and building customer relationships.
My first roofing ‘memory’ was being sent to Cincinnati, OH to train with a roofing crew who were installing a TPO- Thermoplastic roof system on a large apartment building during an unprecedented heatwave with temperatures reaching about 100F. After a week on that roof I earned my stripes and returned 15 pounds lighter!
My first roofing project was a tear-off and re-roof of a 75 story office tower in downtown Toronto. Working hours were between 5pm – 8am under bright lights. One of the the vivid memories I have is hearing the sound of thunder and realizing that it was raining on the streets below but because we were above the clouds we were under a beautiful star filled sky. The project took myself and a 12 man crew more than 4 months to complete.
The most satisfying roofing project I recall was completing a 15 acre manufacturing facility roof with the most complex and challenging roof penetration details imaginable. Creativity and perseverance really paid off.
Now thirty years later, our senior management team, trained crews, fleet of vehicles and lots and lots of experience combine to resolve your specific roofing issues in the most effective manner possible. From simple repairs, to preventive maintenance or complete re-roofing, Rainbow’s professionalism and reliability is simply unequaled. We’ve carried the prestigious Master Roofer designation for more than ten years now and our customers frequently call the office to express their satisfaction or write us letters of thanks and praise. The name Rainbow Roofing Solutions is known throughout south Florida as one of the finest flat and low-sloped roof specialists in the industry.
You can call or email me directly to discuss all your roofing questions, Marc Segal, Rainbow Roofing Solutions, 888-788-3716