Arguably one of the most interesting parts of the roofing business is hearing the unique stories of how people got their start in the industry. Some inherited a family business, many observed their mentors for several years before starting their own business, and others simply learned as they went along, starting from the ground up.
In his own words, Chase Lecklider describes his start in roofing as ‘the definition of insanity.’ Having started his company a mere five years ago, Lecklider’s short time in roofing has been a complex, but gratifying experience that all started in his mid-twenties while working in business-to-business sales. After bouncing around to several jobs that awarded similar pay structures, he landed a job off a Craigslist ad as an uncapped commissioned sales representative for a roofing company. Three years later in 2012, he decided it was time to take control of his future and launched his own company, Chase Restoration, LLC.