Camille Austin, President, Elite Roofing Services, Inc., Tampa

Tue, Apr 25, 2023



How did you get started in the roofing industry?

Around 1985, I was doing temporary work with a roofing company making $10 an hour. I was trying to get into real estate, but they needed a fill-in and ended up hiring me full-time as a Gatekeeper and Estimating Secretary. I maintained the Service Department while everyone was away in Homestead during  Hurricane Andrew and started really understanding the business side of things. However, once the Service Department came back and saw I was making money, they took the department back from me (I was informed during the delivery of my first child). I then realized that I could, and should, do roofing on my own and so I did and brought in $1 million in sales my first year. Read more.

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