Brian has been in Virginia since 1986, when the Army stationed him at Ft. Eustis. He liked Virginia so much he decided to stay after he got out of the Army. What a great decision that was! Brian started Chalsma Contracting in 1995 and later co-founded The Roofing Company in 1998 which has been going strong ever since.
“Your actions speak so loud I can’t hear what you are saying.”
What Brian enjoys most is the people he works with and the services the company strives to provide to their clients. He is a born leader and a huge advocate for continuous improvement, which he implements within the company team as much as possible. Brian has met with several thousand local homeowners over the years providing estimates for various services we offer. All too often, he was called out to the clients home when they had another contractor install a product incorrectly and now the property owner had to hire us to repair the previous contractors’ work.
Brian prides himself on the fact that as a company, The Roofing Company, Inc. follows the manufacturer’s specifications of their products. If there is one person in Hampton Roads who knows about slate roofing, it’s Brian Chalsma! He has a desire to see historic buildings continue to function – especially their roofs. Brian is the President of the National Slate Association and has read The Slate Bible, written by Joe Jenkins, many times. His experience and knowledge of slate roofing is more than impressive and he is willing to share it with anyone who asks. Since Brian focuses on continuous improvement, you can be certain that he passes on what he learns to roof installers on his team! Brian loves spending his free time his wife, Teresa Chalsma, and their three daughters.