Owner and operator of Crest Roofing & Co, Chris Fraser started roofing in Edmonton at the age of 16 during summer school breaks. Once high school was finished, he started his 3 year long roofing contractors apprenticeship.
He now shares a unique Canadian experience. The Edmonton roof repair company that he apprenticed under was multi-cultured. The foremen included an Italian (WWII Vet), a Ukrainian (WWII Vet), a German (WWII Vet), a French Canadian, and a Native American.
There was a recession in 1981 and 1982 when Chris started roofing repairs. The competition was fierce between foremen, as one’s job seemed to always be on the line. If a worker/roofer did not cut it, quite simply, he was gone.
Chris gained all of his experience from large established Edmonton roofing contractors, and it wasn’t uncommon for a roofing inspector to be looking over workers’ shoulders most of the time, so doing excellent work became habit.
At the age of 21 he was running his own crew, and today has 33 solid years of experience and brings a lot of know-how to the roofing trade and his clients!
All employers demanded absolute perfection, which Chris was proud to have gone through. It has made him who he is today and has equipped him with the skills to run a successful Edmonton roofing company. He also expects the same standards of his very own employees.