You are reading the first installment of my blog, “Damato of The Day.” Pretty cheesy, huh? And I cannot even take credit for it.

You are reading the first installment of my blog, “Damato of The Day.” Pretty cheesy, huh? And I cannot even take credit for it. When I was a kid my friend Stanley’s older brother, Robin, made that one up. He would say, “Hey Damato… what is Damato of the day?” It was better than “Tomato,” which is what all the other kids called all of us Damatos (or is that Damatoes?).

Following the advice of Stephen Covey, I am going to “… begin with the end in mind.” As if you could not already tell, I intend for this to be a little more conversational than the material you will find in the magazine. My goal is not so much to use this space to educate and inform (although that may happen along the way) as it is to have a little fun and maybe even entertain. Not to say we will not discuss some serious topics; you don’t hang around a business as risky as roofing without veering into some serious subject matter on occasion. I will intentionally try to stir things up sometimes just to do it. (You have your idea of fun and I have mine).

But I already work two jobs. And I love my jobs. If I did not think this was going to be fun for you and me, then I would not have agreed to do this to begin with. So if you dare check back here, be prepared to read some things that may provoke some thought, make you feel good, and sometimes piss you off. And be prepared to RESPOND. I will need your feedback to make this blog fly and I ALWAYS need to hear your ideas on how we can make everything we do in the print and online versions of Roofing Contractor more valuable to you and your enterprise.