In 1945 I was dropping bombs in a B-17 for a living.
I had already tempted fate twice having walked out of airplanes which immediately crashed after takeoff (killing all on board.)
My tour of duty was at an end and I was given the choice of honorable discharge or promotion to Captain.
The later came with three more years of service and the future bombings in North Korea.
My wife and I already had a son and planned for a daughter.
With my family in mind, I opted for civilian life.
Now, like many of my fellow G.I.s, I needed to find work.
I tried many trades: used cars, insurance, civil service, mapping service, department store management, and finally roofing. I answered an ad for employment as an estimator for State Roofers, a respected statewide firm.
I took to my new craft with enthusiasm and with a lot of hard work I mastered every aspect of this trade.
In just about three years time I wound up owning
the company that gave me my start.
I found roofing to be interesting work and a field with a strong opportunity for growth.
In 1950 I opened Alamo Roofers.
Eighteen years later
two of my sons joined me.
The entrance of
a second generation secured the legacy
this business and the rest is history.
Alamo Roofers, Inc.
1411 West Hildebrand
San Antonio, Texas 78201-4197
Fax: (210) 735-2812
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