Our company is a multifaceted entity offering a wide range of services and products. Our portfolio includes consulting services and expert witness provision. We maintain an active presence on our YouTube channel, where we regularly post news and informational videos. These posts are also shared across our various social media platforms for wider reach. In our team, we have Henry, an aspiring painter, who is honing his skills in abstract art. His creations are available for purchase. The sales of these artworks contribute to the advancement of our company’s mission.
Our mission is to serve as a trusted resource for roofing contractors, manufacturers, architects, property managers, realtors, attorneys and others who are part of the roofing market. We strive to provide accurate industry news and resources that foster both personal and organizational growth. We are committed to enhancing the overall image and reputation of our industry in any way possible, recognizing that every effort, no matter how small, contributes to making a difference. Our goal is to instill a sense of pride in our industry and inspire individuals to take pride in their roles as roofing professionals.
I am a roofing nerd who can read books all day long about how various roofing systems work. How they are installed, their history, the problems and solutions they offer, and so on. Ever since I was a young man and allowed to work, I was told by a good friend, "The directions are on the package." I have taken every opportunity I can to learn.
My sources are the National Roofing Contractor's Association. These are the folks who establish the standards for our industry. And then, I look at the IBC and IRC building code. Of course, each city is different; the next step is to find out if the locality has adopted the Building Codes and review any redactions or changes that the city has made. Next, I read the manufacturer's installation instructions and any case studies they've produced. And, of course, I keep my eye on the Arizona Registrar of Contractors and Arizona Department of Public Health and Safety (or OSHA state plan) to stay up to date with any relevant contracting laws and regulations for Arizona.
And that's not all; I also have a library of books on roofing, many of them written by people I know. These are knowledgeable people who serve the industry as true educators. And thanks to them, I get to see several perspectives, which also helps me keep growing and learning. There is no shortage of good information sources out there, and I will permanently seize any opportunity I can to learn something new and improve my knowledge.
I started career in roofing working as a sub-contractor for a local general contractor. At the age of 18 I owned roofing company that was hired as a second-tier sub on the local military base. I worked alongside the crew, learning and grown with his team. Learning to manage the crew, run the business and do tine instillation work. All at once and in real time. Nothing is better for honing one's skill then learning them in real life and in real time. I know every part of the business, because I was full in and enthusiastically part of every part of the business. In the morning I was the foreman, by the afternoon the installer and clean up guy and in the evening the office manager and bookkeeper.
Henry Staggs began his career at the age of 12 years old in 1983. And has been in or near the roofing industry since. Working at all levels of the business, owned several companies and sold two of them. As of 2023 Henry Staggs has 40 years of experience in the roofing industry.
I completed my GED because I wanted my diploma, but I had to work to support myself. The choice came down to eating or going to school. From there I did a course at the Salina area Vocational Technical school and learned about HVAC and appliance repair, which turned out not to be the right fit for me. Then moved into Collins College where l and earned my degree in Visual Communications. I did that because I wanted to be my own graphics designer. After completing that study, I signed up for the ACPE CPE courses at a local hospital and became a clinically trained hospital Chaplen. That training opened the door for me to go into university where I studies psychology.
In each case I paired up my education with real life experience. While in Vo tech I also worked at an appliance replace store. While going to Collins college I started a graphics design business and sold logo design and business cards, primarily. When I was a chaplain and I in university studying psychology, I was also a volunteer chaplain a behavioral health facility, where I made patient visits. Held Chaple services and facilitated group therapy meetings, for the adults and the youth.
I also have several industry training certifications, I have always been careful to choose those which do in fact require study, are not easy to get and you can't just pay for it. Each one was hard to earn, and nearly every time I wasn't sure I would pass the test. Because even for me, someone who lived it, they made me earn it.