Bruce Manson began roofing homes with no intention of starting a career that would last more than four decades. It was the mid-1970s, and hungry for higher wages, he left his $3-per-hour job doing condominium maintenance to join a friend who sold him on the glory of laying shingles.
“He said we could make all the money we wanted. Ha!” Manson recalled. “We made $6 a square … and after getting some experience laying shingles, I decided to go full-time into roofing.”