Company – The Roofing Company, Inc.
Job Title/Responsibilities – President/CEO/Founder
1. Where did you grow up and where do you live now?
I Grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and for the last 31 years I’ve lived in Virginia.
2. Can you tell us a bit about your Family?
Married to Teresa Chalsma, for 27 yrs, we have 3 daughters who are 18, 20 and 22.
3. Can you tell us about your Work history?
Worked many jobs, farming, US Army, waiter, landscaping, warehousing, 7-up and Pepsi route driver/sales, fleet maintenance and sales, Japanese electrical solenoid manufacturing, roofing for last 23 years.
4. What types of products and services does your company provide and in which regions of the country?
All types of re-roofing and repairs, we would like to specialize in only steep slope slate roofing, plus we also have a complete residential remodeling division.
5. What are your interests/hobbies/what do you do for fun?
Family time, reading, wing chun
6. What do you like about the NSA and what additional resources would you like to see the NSA provide for their members?
The camaraderie of the members and their commitment to excellence in slate roofing.
7. Tell us about a unique opportunity or experience, you’ve had in your life.
Teresa and I were able to spend three (3) weeks in Costa Rica in a language submersion school with my family completely unplugged from our business, this was our absolutely favorite family vacation/educational experience.