I’m a roofing contractor, and this is my story.
A couple of years ago, I decided I wanted to sell off all my old wood flooring and put them up for sale.
I decided to buy a whole lot of it.
I had to do a little work, so I bought lots of boards, saws, and other building materials.
When I had all that, I thought I had everything I needed to rebuild my house.
I thought, “OK, I’m in a great position now.
Let’s start making money.”
Then, the flood happened.
I had to cut the wood down to just a couple feet thick to make the house waterproof, and I didn’t have enough of the flooring.
So, I bought a bunch of flooring I hadn’t even used, and sold it.
I got a big check from a guy who had a roof in his yard.
He said, “I’m selling my roof.
If you’re selling your roof, I’ll pay you $250.”
He was making $500 a month from the roof.
I sold the roof because I had no idea what I was doing.
I just thought, Wow, this is going to make me a lot of money.
I sold off the entire roof to an investor who sold it for $100.
He paid me $100 plus shipping and taxes.
That was my first year of making money.
And then, in 2013, I got a check from an investor I knew who had been an investor for years.
He gave me $200.
I paid him back $100 for a year.
That is how I made money.
After a year or two, I started to notice something happening: People who had bought the roof, and then had a new roof built, were selling the same old roof for far less than what they paid for it.
That’s when I decided, If I sell the roof again, and have another one built, I want to buy that roof again.
So, I do a second sale of my old flooring every year.
The new roof I’m going to sell for $150.
I will put the roof up for auction.
I don’t do this as a profit.
I want the roof to be valuable.
And so, I start with $100 in the bank.
I keep the roof in a drawer until I can sell it for a lot less than $100, when I will sell it again.
When I started doing this, I was making about $10,000 a year in roofing work.
But, when people started talking about selling their roof, they started selling it for more than I made in roof sales.
I started getting calls from people who had sold their roof and said, I can’t sell my roof because of the flood.
So I did it because I felt that it was a way to make a lot more money.
My company is called Grouper and has built over 100,000 roofing structures, and they have sold a lot, up to $50 million, since 2006.
We sell the majority of our roofing through our website.
We use a combination of technology, customer satisfaction, and people that know the product.
I’m not a millionaire.
I’m not the most educated person in the world, but I do know that we are building a sustainable roofing industry, and we are making a lot in the process.
We’ve built our business from scratch.
We don’t rely on anybody to tell us what to do.
We know what we need to do, and what we can do to make it happen.
That helps us get through any challenges that we might have, and that helps us build the relationships that we need.
We have been able to build a business that’s sustainable and is a long-term, profitable company.
And we are very happy with the result.
We are very proud of our customers.