Career: I have been an entrepreneur since a teenager, first cleaning restaurant kitchens then moving 'West Young Man' and building a commercial carpet cleaning company. I moved into sales with Universal Roofing in 1992 until they closed. I spent the next 7 years with Scott Roofing. In 2001 I was recruited to help build Lyons Roofing. After 4 years revenues increased over 400% at which time my wife and I purchased the company in March of 2005.
Personal Background: I was born and raised in Miami Beach, but spent much of my early years with my family in Barranquilla, Colombia. I came to Arizona in 1976. I have 1 sister and brother-in-law in Florida, and I have 3 grown children. My wife is my partner in life and crime!
Likes/Dislikes: I love deep sea fishing, cooking and eating it! I am the grilled fish master.
Career: Varied and diverse. I waited tables well into my 20's and loved it. I began my career with Sprint when they were still owned by Southern Pacific Railroad and had about 700 employees total! I spent the next 13 years in the telecommunications industry in sales. I went back to school and pursued my degree in Organizational Communications with a minor in Spanish from ASU West graduating in 2000. I spent 5 years in software training and loved it until buying a roofing company!
Personal Background:I was born and raised in NY and don't think I talk funny! I have 2 sisters back east. I moved to AZ in 1978, met the love of my life in '88, and forfeited half my brain cells to my son in '94. (At least I knew where they went!)
Likes/Dislikes: I love animals, especially my doggies, quiet time at home, my garden, meditation and my friends. I am passionate about life and education, common sense, morals and values. I dislike lack of responsibility, anchovies, bad drivers and litterbugs!
Career: I have been in some form of sales or business development for 25+ years. I can't really be that old! I love Sales and Marketing, what other career choice allows you to dig in and learn such varied industries. I have peddled food products to chefs with US Foods, Candy to distributors for M&M/Mars, Clinical supplies to dentists for Smarthealth, Cosmetic Medical Devices to plastic surgeons for Medicis Pharmaceuticals and now Roofing Systems to the clients of Lyons Roofing. Truth is, the critical factors for success in all of these endeavors remain the same. Work hard for your clients, care about their needs, be honest and forthright, do what you say you are going to do and everything else comes easy. I am proud to work for Lyons Roofing as it is clear we share the same values.
Personal Background:Yo, I am from the Bronx. I was born and raised in New York City. 30+ years later…millions of people follow me everywhere I go. I love living here- although I have my heart set on a summer home in Canon Beach Oregon someday. I graduated from ASU with a degree in business management and marketing. Go Devils. My husband Jene and I have been married for 20+ years and have two great kids, Andrew and Jack. Andrew is a self-proclaimed techno geek. He works in the mobile technology industry and is a mobile device guru. Jack attends Horizon H.S. and when he can fit work around his demanding social calendar he is quite helpful on special projects here at Lyons Roofing.
Likes/Dislikes: In general I don't like negative people. I find them exhausting. I like my Prius despite the grief I get about it not being a “real car”, I especially like it when I pass those jokesters in the HOV lane. See ya! I like to cook, but not to clean. I wouldn't call myself an artist, but I do like to do crafty stuff. Our family shares a passion for the National Parks and camping/hiking. I like to read, especially since my son gave me a Kindle, for me it's all about the larger fonts (aging is wonderful). My all-time favorite thing: laughing to tears.
Career: I’m 3rd generation in construction. I started roofing in 1970 and served a 3 year apprenticeship with the union and graduated with honors to journeyman roofer. I have worked in 4 states and am skilled in most roofing types. I have worked for several notable companies as Branch Manager, Service Manager and Sales.
Personal Background:My favorite family picture is of my dad & me at the Flame Restaurant in 1956 for a good report card. I had frog legs!
Likes/Dislikes: I love spending time with my children & grandchildren. I like fishing, boating and riding my Harley. I like socializing and making new friends. I enjoy smart people that are humble and honest. I love a good movie. I don’t like being sick, poor service and mean people.
Career: I started my professional career on my 16th birthday selling sporting goods at Montgomery Ward. Being paid 100% on commission, I quickly realized the importance of good customer service. My accounting career began after college in the Insurance Brokerage industry. I stuck with Insurance as Controller, CFO, COO and VP of Mergers & Acquisitions in San Francisco, Albuquerque NM, New York, and Chicago for over 20 years. I moved into Construction field in 2001 in Chicago, and now Phoenix. I have experience with General Contractors, Landscaping, Sport Field Construction and now the Roofing Industry.
Personal Background:I was born in Eureka California where I lived for 8 years fishing every morning and then relocated to San Francisco. I was raised in SF Bay Area spending a lot of time on the beach (Burr) where I lived until College. I always had a “knack” for numbers, so getting a degree in Accounting & Finance was an easy choice for me. I have lived in Phoenix for 10 years, and enjoy the sunny skies and warm weather.
Likes/Dislikes: I love to Travel, Read and Series Binge watching on Netflix. I love to spend as much time as possible with Friends and Family. Dislikes: Negativity, Brussel Sprouts and wasting time.
Career: I have been in the roofing business for over 20 years, both residential and commercial.
Personal Background:I was born in Denver, CO and am a big Denver Broncos fan. I have 5 siblings who all live in Denver. I have eight nieces and nephews and one stepson and my pride and joy grandson, who lives here in Arizona.
Likes/Dislikes: I like football, golf, reading, Mexican food and margaritas. My favorite TV shows are 24, The Mentalist, Grey's Anatomy and yes, The Voice. I dislike seafood, (zits and cold sores ha ha) and grouchy people.
Career: Coming from over 4 years in the restaurant industry, I am relatively new to roofing. With a bloodline of contractors and engineers in my family, stepping into the construction side of things was a natural progression for me. I had a steady job before I could even drive and kept that up all throughout school. I was awarded a full-ride scholarship for engineering to any of the state colleges here in Arizona and did very well for my first year. After that year I decided to quit my schooling and go straight into the professional field. I hit the ground running and haven’t looked back since. Lyons has trained me from the ground up, under the best in the industry, to be part of the new generation of roofers.
Personal Background: As an avid outdoorsman I try to do it all. Mountaineering, rock climbing, canyoneering, mountain biking, paintball, dirt biking, the list keeps going. I have a pretty well-rounded background of technical outdoor sports that benefit me professionally as well. When I’m in the city, I like to stay on my motorcycle (The other guys here at Lyons are Harley guys so I’m that guy on the sport bike). The LaNue’s have been like a second family to me since I was in fifth grade and I could not be more excited to be working for them.
Career: Customers are smart. They don’t really need me to "sell" them anything… but they need me to "tell" them about the various products and services about which they are inquiring. I love helping smart consumers learn about what we offer and providing the information needed to make the right decision. It is very gratifying to help someone understand the value and importance of investing in their own safety and security.
Personal Background:Born and raised a Philly girl- Go E-A-G-L-E-S! Being a C.S.S (Catholic School Survivor), I invoke St. Anthony on a daily basis to help find my keys, cell phone, sanity, etc. I have been in Arizona since 1992 and am still looking for a decent soft pretzel and hoagie… I guess St. Anthony is not the patron saint of Philadelphia food cravings!
Likes/Dislikes: the desecration of the English language… its new-clee-ar, not nuke-you-lar! Likes: just about everything else- could live every single day eating pizza and would love to go RV-ing across the U.S. with my husband when we kick the kids out at 18 to go to college.
Family: I have been blessed to be married to my husband Steve, for over 15 years and we have 3 awesome children; Danielle, Henry and Eleanor. Nala the sweet boxer; Moomoo the evil cat and 24 disgusting fish round out our food chain. My mom also lives with us and she always says that the only reason she had children was to get some grandchildren… whom she adores. She adores us… we adore her.
Career: I was first introduced to the home improvement industry in 1981 by my grandmother when I was a 13 year old. I still remember how excited I felt when my grandmother was teaching me how to operate a jig saw for the first time. I continued my career in the residential home improvement industry. I worked through the ranks, from a carpenter apprentice to a licensed residential building contractor. In 1996 I moved into the project estimating & management still staying in the residential home improvement industry. As a project specialist for Lyons Roofing team, we will continue to streamline procedures to help better serve our customers.
Personal Background: I was born in St. Paul, MN in 1968. I was raised by a fantastic mother in MN. Even though marriage never worked out well for me, I have five great sons. My sons are: Brandon (Chef), Jordan (Marines), Luke (Machinist), Cory (Looking to go into forensic science), Mj (High School)(AZ), Stella (Granddaughter) (Brandon's daughter). My older four boys moved out to grow into the next phase of their young adult lives. I have moved to AZ to be here for my teenage son, Mj. We all know how fun and sometimes tough the teenage years can be. I am starting to get used to this great state and now know why my son loves it here.
Career: Spent 27 years at Universal Roofers. I was a journeyman roofer, Foreman, Superintendent and General Superintendent. The next 12 years were spent at Centimark Roofing as Operations Manager and Branch Manager. I then did a short stint at Progressive Roofing for 2 years serving as on site superintendent on out of town projects.
Personal Background: I was born and raised in Phoenix AZ. I was just married 5 years ago but have 2 adult daughters.
Likes/Dislikes: I like golf, traveling, fishing, scuba diving. Mexican and Cajun foods are always good. My real dislike is wearing suits!
Career: I started working with United Coatings in 1974 and relocated from Spokane, WA in 1986. I stayed with United Coatings through 2002. Wow!! 28 years! I got the urge to do something different and went to work for a roof consulting firm to “learn the trade”. I have been estimating for a roofing contractor here locally for the last 6 years.
Personal Background: I was born and raised in Spokane, WA. I still have a brother and sister there and another sister in Wichita, KS. I absolutely love living here in Arizona. I have been married for 30 years to my wife Mary. We have two beautiful daughters, Casey and Trista, whom have both graduated college with Master’s degrees and are off our payroll!! Very proud papa!! I love golf, skiing, traveling and of course working for Lyons Roofing!! Oh, and I dislike politics!!
Career: My career started as a cabinet builder. Since then I have been in the roofing industry for 10+ years. Here at Lyons I have worked as a lead technician in the service department, a Project Manager in the production department and now as a residential roofing estimator. I feel I am in exactly the right place right now.
Personal: I was born at Good Samaritan Hospital right here in Phoenix, Arizona. I AM a native Phoenician having graduated from Cortez HS, Go Colts! I am the proud father to three boys. Together we enjoy all outdoor activities and family time.
Career: My 1st job was running paper routes since I was 12 years old; I did this for 3 years until I was old enough to work in fast food. Yes, I was bouncing paper off of cars (not on purpose, but I am sorry folks). Believe it or not it taught me a lot about customer service and general business practices. We had to manage our cash flow, perform collections, establish inventory- create routes. It was a great 1st job. My most interesting job, believe it or not, was working as a route manager with Breyers ice cream-my route included everything from pre-schools to strip bars. It is crazy the places that need ice cream. I have been in roofing since 1992 both new construction and re-roofing doing everything from tearing off roofs to my current role as the General Production manager. I have been at Lyons since 2011, in a variety of roles- I like it here because of the diversity of people I work with and for. My philosophy: Do the right thing!
Personal: I was born and raised in Glendale, AZ. I graduated from Moon Valley HS, go rockets! I went to PVCC for EMT certification but never got the opportunity to work this full time due to hiring constraints. I have been married to Jodi since 1996 and believe it or not- I have 5 children; Margaret, Abigale, Tommy, Charles and Chelsea. These kids keep us busy. They are all doing sports now- so pray for me. Likes: I like running, anything outdoors- camping, repelling and the like. Dislikes: laundry and cooking are my self-declared weaknesses although my family would second that vote.
Career: My brother was a roofer in the 80’s in Prescott, AZ so needing a job- I started with him as a tear off laborer. Then I learned torch roofing and learned tile roofing. I worked with him for a few years on and off. Then started with another company for 11 years where I really learned the finer details of building a roof and customer service. I worked for about 5 years in the framing business which further enhanced my understanding of the building envelope. Over the subsequent years I worked with and owned my own roofing businesses. In the late 2008 economy dictated I get a real job, and went to work with a local solar company building their roofing division. The reason I came to Lyons was because I believe with the processes Lyons have in place and Lyons’ emphasis on the customer as a primary factor in the roofing experience is aligned with my beliefs as well.
Personal: I was born and raised in Prescott and Phoenix Arizona where I have lived all my life. I have one daughter, Ashley, who is currently attending Bloomington Indiana University studying museum arts and sciences. Likes: I enjoy time off (who doesn’t), meeting with customers (I like their stories), talking about roofs, all outdoor activities (quads, lakes) and donuts. Dislikes: Dishonest people, lying, cheaters and poorly installed roof systems (really, this bugs me)
Career: My 1st job was at age 13 when I worked for Parks & Recreation maintaining hiking trails. I have since worked in many different facets of the roofing industry until finally owning my own roofing company, Ranney Day Roofing. I owned operated that company for 14 years until I finally ran away. My business philosophy: Keep it simple
Personal: No children + No wife = a very happy man. I am a man in love however; I am in love with my Harley. I ride a lot. I used to golf a lot and that chapter remains open, golf obsession pending. Likes: anything fast; boats, cars, yeah you get the rest. Dislikes: wasting time and politics
Career: I grew up in roofing. My family owned a roofing company and I grew up spending summers in the office and on the roof. I worked there in a variety of capacities; service department coordinator, scheduler, roof sales, filing, sweeping, you name it. The worst job I ever had was as a telemarketer- I hated interrupting people’s lives selling things they don’t need or want. What I have learned from my family business and life is that in business the customer is key. I always strive to provide the best customer experience. Oh, and quite simply- Be nice!
Personal: My number one personal favorite thing in life is my three boys. Yes, it is my three sons. I LOVE to get my hands dirty. Give me some soil and a pot and I am happy. (I am trying really hard to inspire an urban farm right here at Lyons Roofing). I love farmers markets, camping, antiques, upcycling, and quality time with my lifelong girlfriends. Dislikes: I dislike traffic, smog and politics both in the office and in the world.
Career: I have been in many different trades throughout the years, but I came to realize a few years back that everything I was doing involved customer service. I knew then that I would only be happy if I was doing the right thing by the customer. I am happy to be with a company that consistently shows they have the same values. It is hot on the roof and it takes a special breed to get up there every day, but I am proud to be a roofer and to be working at Lyons Roofing “The King of the Rooftops”.
Personal Background:I was born here in Phoenix and have lived here for over 30 years. I love the valley and the people here and wouldn’t want to go anywhere else. My wife, Monica, and I have been together for almost 12 years and have an awesome 10 year old son, J.J. I like to relax with my family when I am done for the day on the roofs, and watch movies or hang out by the pool together.
Likes/Dislikes: I like animals. I have 4 dogs and 2 cats. I would say I’m a dog person but I still think my cats are cool. I love football season, and October baseball. As far as dislikes go, I don’t have too many. I don’t like dishonesty, marshmallows, or raisins, in that order. Strange but true.
Career: My young career started at Bed Bath, beyond at 16 years old selling blenders and vacuums. You would be surprised how much you have to learn for a 16 year old to be effective selling small appliances to adults. Lots of training and people skills. I also worked for dad who owns own audio/video Company selling components to resorts- I did the configuration plans for that. After some time I became his warehouse manager. I learned from my father the presentations skills needed to facilitate business to business relationships. I came to work at Lyons as a friend of the owner’s son. As a previous warehouse manager I applied for facility manager- since then I have been able to advance my skills and certifications ultimately preparing me for the safety director role. I like interacting with the employees and assuring they go home safe. I have picked up Spanish and best of all I can bring my dog Nikki to work.
Personal: I was born in Kansas and then my family moved to AZ when I was 4 years old. I consider myself a native Arizonan. I love the mountains, and all things outdoors. I love to camp, hunt, kayak, rock climbing, really most anything outdoors. I am recently engaged to my high school sweetheart. Likes: Did I mention I like anything outdoors? Also, cooking and working with my hands. Dislikes: I hate laundry, Arizona traffic and politics.
Career: My first job was working at the batting cages at age 12. I loved that job, it helped me meet girls and I learned how to smoke. (Both of which I still enjoy) My most interesting job was when I spent 2+ years building the roof of a new international airport in Mumbai, India. It was a great experience dealing with different cultures. I love what I do for a living because it’s always different, I get to work outside, and I enjoy meeting new people. I love working at Lyons Roofing because Ann Pepper is extremely awesome.
Personal: I am originally from Illinois. I grew up with 2 brothers and a sister who all still live back in the Midwest. I have a young adult daughter, Tessa Marie, going to college for cosmetology. 3 step sons, Tony, Jimmy and Brian who a really good kids. Likes: Watching NFL football- go Bears! (Drinking Miller Lite, duh!) And believe it or not I like to work-(see above). Dislikes: I don’t like ignorant people- get with the program!
Career: My career began at Burger King for 2 weeks until they found out I was underage. My next job was my worst job- I was low man on the totem pole doing framing work. It was more like getting paid to be hazed. My most interesting job was doing roof work on a skyscraper in Topsail Beach, NC. I have built it all, Tile, Shingle, hot, metal, single ply, you name it, and I have built it. I like it here at Lyons mostly because of the employees. This is a good group of people. My philosophy: Do it right!
Personal: I am the proud father of 4 children: Johnny, Joshua, Amber and Sophia. We do a lot together as a family. The family that kayaks together…We enjoy vacationing, camping, fishing, exploring. Likes: I like when people take pride in their work. Dislikes: I don’t care for complainers.
Career: Growing up wasn’t easy, no silver spoon and platter but developing resiliency has been one of my best accomplishments. When life gave me lemons, I made a little lemonade, added a little sugar and carried on. I started my adventure of adult hood working as a preschool teacher for Tutor Time Learning Centers. Honestly, one of the most valuable, patience testing, and rewarding experiences I have been able to be a part of. Thankful for my drive to always focus on personal development, I went from being a teacher to becoming a role model for teachers in a management position. Nothing can ever replace the reward it is to be able to make a difference in a child’s life. While working on my degree, after four years I was promoted to Center Director. This is where I developed my ability and passion for Business Accounting. To be able to analyze and identify certain principles and apply those to actually see consistence growth intrigued me. Although I loved my job I didn’t have a balance of job and life. So with tears in my eyes I moved on. During this transition time in my career, I was completing my degree and able to work for a diversity of small businesses. This is where I learned that sometimes people lie, but numbers never do. After realizing that there will always be a position for someone in accounting I wanted to be somewhere I was able to serve others with my talents in an environment that was positive and balanced. Prayers were answered when I became a part of a great team here at Lyons Roofing. With my position in Accounting and Human Resources it gave me the best of both worlds.
Family: Believe it or not Lyons Roofing in my second job, my first “job” is being mother to 5 beautiful children. Four GIRLS aaaaaaaand YES, finally my son! He was an answered prayer too. Yes my household is a little louder than most but a daily dose of them and you’re good to go. They keep me young, prepared, and innovative to adapt to “new” things daily. It’s a fact that some days are better than others but the strength they give me to never give up is appreciated. My oldest two are developing a love for basketball and thankfully because of their genes they are good at it too. I love to say I’m a basketball mom and part time Uber driver. Hopefully one day they will pay me back for all their COMP rides. Haha. My third Alani, which ironically means PRINCESS in Hawaiian, is true to her name. She loves everything pink and Girly, oh and ELSA, everything Frozen. My Fourth Ms. Lilyah Grace. This is where the innovative part comes in. Never get caught sleeping with her. Royal TWO at her finest. =) And of course last but not least my Son Judah Esias, he is my daily reminder of how blessed I really am and no rain will ever end my parade. So you’re probably wondering how at this point? I have a great support system, a great job, and I play softball! Softball on a Sunday is like my glass of wine on a Friday afternoon, but better I can take whatever that may be bothering me and HIT is as hard and far as I can! Super woman status. Lol or at least I try.
Career: I started working at 13 in the tobacco fields. After graduating from high school I traveled Europe doing whatever jobs I could find i.e, chambermaid, nanny, dishwasher, and finally ended up working in the typing pool (on a manual typewriter no less), at the European Exchange Service in Nuremburg, Germany. Once I decided to settle down, and come back home, I got introduced to Customer Service and have been involved, in one way or another, in Customer Service – the mainstay of any company - for over 50 years. Working for Lyons Roofing, I have found that this is a company that truly embodies the adage that the “customer comes first”.
Career: I graduated from Toni & Guy hair dressing academy with a passion for customer service. I believe there is nothing more satisfying than a satisfied customer. With 6 years of working in the customer service Industry I was looking for a company that truly values their customers. This is key for me and that's exactly what Lyons is. I'm proud to be a part of the team.
Personal: I just became engaged to my soulmate Michael, and together we are raising my son Mason. Mason is my pride and joy- I love his face! Likes: I like all things glitzy and pretty. I never met a makeup counter I didn’t like. Dislikes: People without a sense of urgency- oh- and water chestnuts.
Career: Where to start with my professional experience? As a kid (10 years old) have been exposed to the landscaping side of the family business, and have throughout gone back through breaks to work with my father when needed. Have some nursing background, as a CNA for about 4 years, which I was burnt out from. Although I love helping others out when in need, the brutal hours and tugs at my heart when a patient would move on became a tough position to go back to. My remaining professional experience is in Customer Service, Call Center Management which totals out 10 years. I live customer service and feel it’s a necessity in any workplace is the key to success!
Personal: I am a single parent of 2 wonderful children Alexis and Elijah. Although it has not been easy raising 2 kids on my own; I consider myself truly blessed to be able to show my kids how resilient a person can be. There is no greater job than the one of being a parent, well secondary would be “ME” Director of First Impressions for Lyons Roofing. I am Bilingual in English/Spanish, which provides me the ability to serve another market. Although I know 2 languages; roofing is my favorite language and it is a language of its own. I have about 15 years of experience in the customer service field, and 5 years in nursing. One of my favorite hobbies is antiquing; I often find many unique items (at rock bottom prices). However, my ultimate fixation would have to be fashion; I love everything about it and am often carrying the latest style handbag, shoes and accessories (which I find at great prices too). My favorite quote is by Coco Chanel: “A girl should be two things: Classy and fabulous!” I don’t do fashion, I am fashion!
Career: I started out with a dream of being a teacher. I worked two jobs, taking 6 years to earn my Bachelor’s in Education. Often those jobs were for various construction companies as I had grown up in the trades. I taught 3rd grade for 10 years, in Higher Education for another 5 years. I guess one just has to come home again. Lyon’s Roofing is like family.
Personal: I am an Arizona native that has lived all over the state. I am committed to making our state wonderful. I manage a community garden that feeds those in need, volunteer with the Girls and Boy Scouts, and work with fellow artists to create beautiful habitats for humans and our native animals. With the help of friends, I built my own home. I am working to make it as green as possible. I love to tinker and repurpose, giving new life to items that were abandoned. I have two amazing children, who share my love of creativity, adventure, camping and looking forward to a positive future.
Likes/Dislikes:I like seeing beauty; whether that is a small gesture of kindness, nature, community support or a thoughtful piece of art. I dislike meanness. There really is no need for it. If there is an issue that just means the solution hasn’t been found yet but by working together we can achieve anything.
Bio: My first job was as a receptionist in a beauty salon, think Steel Magnolias. My most interesting job was when I worked at the Catholic Dioceses of Tucson, I worked on the Bishops Appeal and the Catholic Tuition for schools campaign’s, It was interesting to me how much money people would donate and they would also send in their letters and share their opinions on current things that were going on at the time with the Church. My worst job was when I worked for 2 days trying to sell warranties for people’s appliance over the phone. The funniest job was working in a plumbing office- the things they found in pipes. My professional philosophy: Putting myself into the customer’s shoes. I love working at Lyons because everyone is genuine.
Personal: I am happily married to my husband, John. We have a tribe of children: Romelo, Sabian, Deangelo, Andrew and 5 stepchildren, but I have too few characters left to name them all. My family and my children are my favorite thing to do. With them I share morals and values that are not seen enough in the world today. Faith is important to us all. Likes: I most enjoy time with family, traveling, especially the beach, I like to cook, and helping others. Dislikes: Mean people, closed minded people and crazy drivers.