Our People: Joe Wicker, “The Detail Man”

Joe Wicker is definitely a valuable asset to us at Andrews Roofing. I would say that he is “the engineer type.”

He was born in 1963 in Dover, Delaware, but because his dad was in the Air Force he was moved around a little and ended up in Virginia Beach at age 5. He graduated with honors from Kempsville HS and went to work at his grand father’s roofing company that had been started in 1913.

He is an expert in various types of roofing because he has been in the business since then at every level from laborer, to roofer, to supervisor, to estimator and project manager. He is very familiar with roof types including shingles, slate, tile, and commercial flat and low – slope systems like built – up TPO, modified bitumen, and E.P.D.M. White TPO membrane and E.P.D.M. are examples of single – ply roofing membrane systems.

Here at Andrews, he is an estimator and project manager and sometimes sees up to 5 roofs per day. He is definitely a real hustler for us and we are very happy to have him around.

Joe is married to Colletta and has 3 boys. In his spare time he officiates football games with the South Eastern Football Officials Association because of his love of sports. By the way, he can build an electric guitar and of course plays them. He works with wood at home, making types of art such as bowls and pitchers, and even makes ink pens from wood and gives them to our staff at the office.

All this stuff is great, of course, especially the fact that he is a good husband and father. His strongest point as a team member at Andrews Roofing is that he is precise, hard-working and extremely dependable. We can always count on him to do what is right. Joe has been with us since October 2011 and we plan to keep him around for the long haul.

If you have a roofing problem or you need an estimate for a new roof, you can request Joe or one of our other consulting estimators. Just give us a call.

Thanks for reading.

Robert Andrews ll
757-286-7400
robert@andrewsroofing.com

Synthetic Slate Roofs

I’m telling you, I really like this stuff.
We prefer the EcoStar brand, Majestic Slate. It looks like slate, is less expensive and weighs less. We have tried several brands over the years and stopped looking after the first time we did one of these. It is high quality and looks great. We have never seen it leak.

Our men had to get on job training by the EcoStar inspector to certify us as a Gold Star Applicator, which makes us able to get a 50 year workmanship and material EcoStar Gold Star warranty. They send an inspector to pass the job after completion. Their specs are tight. No wonder they don’t leak! Also, it comes with up to a 100 m.p.h. wind warranty. We must shuffle and flex all tiles before installation to avoid color issues. It makes for a slow process, but the results are very pleasing.  We use stainless steel 1-1/2″ ring shank nails. It is the best and comes in 11 colors, which can actually be mixed to your liking.

These tiles are made 80% of recycled rubber and plastic. We use all EcoStar products when installing one so that warranty issues are clear and we provide a 10 year workmanship warranty too. Go to our gallery here on our site or go to ecostarLLC.COM to see some nice looking roofs. Lesser warranties are also available. Metal or copper valleys and flashings, special underlayments, and ice shield are used so they last as long as the roof.

THANKS to all! Good day.

Robert Andrews II                                                                                                             robert@andrewsroofing.com