I’m from the Lake of the Ozark area originally. I was working at Dorsey’s Pit Stop in Osage Beach, MO as a teenager when the opportunity came along for me to work in roofing. Lake of the Ozarks is a tourist town and it can be difficult to find a steady job if you don’t own a business. I decided to leave my home town so I could learn the roofing trade and learn to better support myself. A buddy of mine had gotten a roofing job in Iowa so I headed out there to meet his boss, Josh, and join the team.
Thompson Roofing & Reconstruction was the end result of putting a lot of hard work into learning about roofing and what makes a company successful in the roofing industry. I began at the bottom when I was hired on as part of ground clean up for a roofing company in Iowa. My training began with learning how to keep a project site clean and maintained as well as the client’s house and landscape protected. From there I worked my way up, learning everything I could and gaining more responsibilities as Josh taught me about the in-and-outs of the business.
After three and a half years of learning all I could about the roofing industry and two years of attending college for business administration, I moved back home to Missouri to be with my family and start my own roofing business which I manage with the help of my girlfriend and parents. It was the best decision I have made. The business has grown so I can support myself, my parents, and my growing team of roofing professionals. We now have a twelve man crew highly trained in roof inspection and insurance restoration. It is all thanks to our amazing customers! Our clients are who make it all possible. Thanks to all the homeowners and business owners who trust us with their investments. You are all a blessing and we love you.
– John Thompson