Jose Rodreguez was studying to be a civil engineer when he got the opportunity to come to America. Balancing between being a civil engineer where he was or the unknown but promising future in America, he rolled the dice. Once here the education credits did not transfer, so he acquired a US GED in 4 days and within his first year went through 5 levels of English as a Second language.
He started as a roofer in 1988 (union local 40) as it offered fast track learning and amazing job experience. He took a variety of technical classes in roofing and waterproofing and worked on some showcase projects such as Pacbell Stadium, Moscone Center, and the San Mateo bridge.
In 2005 he rolled the dice again and went independent. "I got my liscence and while it was a challenge in the early years I proved I could stay in business. I love dealing with people and learned that it is not about the $, it is about the flow of references. I do not plan to get rich off of a job. I offer free estimates on serious projects. (I hate time wasters.)"