Homestead Roofing began in March, 2013 and Juan Lomeli and his crew has been with us since our second roofing project.
Most people may not think of blessings from God coming in this form, but if you ask us, Juan has been the biggest reason that we have enjoyed the success we have, and we are truly thankful that God has given us this crew.
Juan has a core group of men who have been with him for years. If you have a chance, if we're doing work for you, take a moment to go outside and meet Juan, Alfredo, Daniel, Mainor (pronounced Minor), and “the other” Juan. I guarantee you will truly appreciate the professionalism and courtesy you find in each of these workers. At times, there may be as many as 8 or 9 guys working on your roof and each one of them is a definite asset to our team.
While some other crews may be faster at what they do, none of them can match the quality, and most importantly, the care with which Juan's crew does what they do. They truly do care about you, the homeowner, and their work. At the end of each day, they diligently pick up the debris and trash that is generated by the work and roll the property with a magnet to get as many of the nails and staples, and other metal pieces picked up as is possible. If Juan notices something at the job site that will negatively impact the outcome of the job, he is quick to text or call the project manager in charge of the job, and inform us of the issue so we can resolve it. Believe it or not, this is quite rare. Many roofing crews simply don't care. They are there to get their job done as fast as they can so they can move on to the next job, oftentimes, another one on the same day. Not Juan. He is relentlessly overseeing the details of the job from start to finish and if necessary, will notify us if something needs addressing.
Some times we get asked, “How many crews do you have?” Occassionally, especially when talking to other people in the roofing industry, there's an awkward feeling before we admit that we only use one crew. How many crews you "run" can become a kind of status symbol of how successful you are, but then we think about the other crews that we have used and other crews we see around town. Some times homeowners will tell us horror stories about the crew that worked on their roof. Then we're proud of our one crew. We're proud that we have confidence in the men we send to a job site. We're proud that Juan takes his time; that he doesn't bang out a roof in 5 hours and rush on to the next one. We're proud of the excellent clean-up and attention to detail that he demonstrates. Most of all, we're proud of the way he treats our clients with respect and gratitude.
Even though Homestead Roofing has two project managers, an office manager, a bookkeeper, and the general manager/owner, we firmly believe that Juan Lomeli is the backbone of Homestead Roofing's success.