Utah roofing repair, replacement company now ‘Certified Tesla Solar Roof Installer’
CLEARFIELD, Utah, July 21, 2021 (Gephardt Daily/Bill’s Marketplace/Sponsored) — Legacy Roofing customers know one thing for sure; Owner Josh Carrion is a passionate soul, a man committed to his faith, committed to his family and committed to the family business he has helped build over the decades.
Ask him anything about roofing in Utah and you’ll see that he has encyclopedic knowledge of the roof repairs and replacementsfrom the latest trends in roofing systems to the most durable materials to use in the often harsh environment found along the Wasatch Front.
Want to talk about energy-efficient roofs?
Josh is your husband.
What about shingles and make it waterproof?
Josh is the man you are looking for.
What about solar roof systems?
Well, Josh and his team are highly skilled experts in that particular field, and it is an honor to be recognized as Certified Tesla Solar Roof Installers.
So, how did Josh learn just about everything there is to know about roofing in Utah? It all started years ago, fueled by a young man’s fascination with physics and the science behind waterproofing. It was, admittedly, the “nerds thing,” Josh said with a laugh.
“I went to science camp in seventh grade, and we did a water flow experiment where we had to keep water out of a channel in the middle of two flat surfaces,” Carrion recalled. “We had to set up these water dams and canals, and we used straws and Styrofoam and things like that to be able to protect the center canal.”
Something sparked in the mind and heart of the boy from West Kaysville.
“It sounds a bit nerdy, but I love waterproofing, and I’ve been doing it since I was a kid,” Carrion said. “I’ve always loved the science of how water flows, the physics of how it will penetrate surfaces. I love the fluidity, the hydraulics.”
That knowledge would come when Carrion started working as a roofer.
“Oh god, I must have been 16 when we started making real metal shed roofs, and it reminded me of what I had learned about water flow,” he said. “We put a roof on a shed and water was coming through the seams, we didn’t really understand the basics at the time and the foreman wasn’t really looking at what we were doing. But because it was leaking, we had to go back and take that thing apart and rebuild it so it would be watertight.
“And I’m telling you it just brought back that whole science camp experiment, and I’ve been fascinated with applying the science of water to roof services ever since.”
Now a married father of four with his own thriving business — a home office in Clearfield and satellite offices in Sandy, Bountiful, Ogden and Brigham City — Carrion said his corporate goal is to be the best in both construction and customer communications.
“There’s really kind of a gap to fill by putting a roof on and keeping people informed along the way,” he said. “That’s why we are so successful here. There are many good construction companies and there are many great customer service companies, but I believe we are the only one that puts it all together.”
Carrion works with family at Legacy Roofing, and says the professional standard remains high and adds value for customers. He started the business with his brother and brother-in-law before becoming the sole owner, and now has a brother as customer service manager, brother-in-law as operations manager, brother as special operations manager, sister in sales, and wife Jen Carrion as office manager .
“There’s a culture that family helps you create because you own the relationship with people you grew up with and who you’ve known for so long that we’re all committed to the same goal. It’s not just doing work; it is living a life that generates income for all of us, by taking care of people.”
And remote workers become like family, Carrion said.
“Several employees I have come in and catch the same kind of fire. I don’t have people who come to work every day, I have people who are dedicated to serving and making a great salary.”
Customers can feel the work ethic, starting with the free roof inspection.
“Whether they choose us or not, they will be better for the knowledge and the information and documentation we share with them while we are there,” Carrion said. “We don’t use satellite images. We put our feet on every roof we review.
“We give people an honest, honest opinion and we hope we win the job. And I think we will.”