Aaron Weiss: Roof Master
By James Florence, Diamond Certified Program Reporter
SUISUN CITY — With a name like Roofmasters, a business has a lot to live up to. Fortunately, owner Aaron Weiss has the professional background and expertise to back up his company’s moniker. “I’ve been in roofing my whole life,” he says. “Straight out of high school, I started working for my family’s roofing company in Richmond. Roofing always seemed like a good trade, and since I had the added support of my family, I saw a lot of opportunity to succeed. After working for the family business for several years, my brother and I branched off and started our own company in Solano County.”
Today, as owner of Roofmasters / Bird Control Services, Aaron says his favorite part of his job is interacting with customers. “I really enjoy helping people who are having issues with their roofs and providing them with quality service. It’s always rewarding.” He also explains how his company’s specialization in bird control has enabled it to stand out amongst the competition. “A common roof issue is damage caused by birds, so we decided to get into bird abatement, which includes techniques like putting up netting and chemical application. We had really good results when we first introduced it, and now it’s a big part of our business.”
A lifetime resident of the Bay Area, Aaron says it’s an ideal environment for someone in his line of work. “The weather in the Bay Area makes it a great place for roofing. You don’t have to deal with some of the bigger weather patterns that you would in other regions, so we’re pretty lucky in that way.”
Outside of work, Aaron spends most of his time with his wife, Wendy, and their six children. “Wendy and I each have two adult children, and then we have a 1-year-old and a 2-month-old together,” he explains. “Basically, we’ve started all over again! We really enjoy taking the little ones places and sharing new experiences with them.” Aaron also likes activities like camping, following professional sports and performing home remodeling projects. “In addition to working on my own house, I do a lot of remolding projects for friends and family, which is very rewarding.”
In his life and career, Aaron espouses the wisdom of the age-old golden rule. “It’s all about treating people the way you’d want to be treated,” he affirms. “At the end of each day, I like to go to bed knowing I did my best and treated my colleagues and clients in an honest, respectful way.”
When asked the first thing he’d do if he could retire tomorrow, Aaron says he’d employ his building know-how to construct a mountain hideaway. “I would build a cabin in the mountains. That way, whenever I wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, I’d have a place to retreat.”
Ask Me Anything!
Q: What’s your favorite season?
A: Fall—I like the wind-down from summer into preparing for the holidays.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A: Probably Germany. I’m part German, and I’d like to see some of the castles and other architectural features they have.
Q: Are you an early bird or a night owl?
A: An early bird, but not by choice!
Q: Did you play any sports in high school?
A: I played football as a defensive tackle.
Q: What’s your favorite holiday?
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A: Thanksgiving—it revolves around family, but you don’t have all the commercialism that clutters a lot of the other holidays.