The history of Hometown Roofing is one that combines years of experience and expertise with the energy and vision of a new generation. The company started in 1969 as Jensen Brothers Roofing which Ray Archibald acquired and rebranded as Hometown Roofing in the 1980s. In 2001, Malcolm Watt, who had worked for the company since the mid 1980s, purchased Hometown and ran it successfully for almost 20 years. When they were ready to sell, they turned to Brett Huizenga, a young businessman who was ready to make his mark on the industry.
Brett is a UNO graduate who grew up in Millard and holds Midwestern values close to his heart. After graduating, he began a career in investment and advising with TD Ameritrade and married his wife Amanda who had grown up in the roofing industry. Her father has been involved in the roofing industry for over 40 years including operating Roofing Supply Group. On a serendipitous overseas trip with Amanda’s Father, Brett was introduced to the owner of Hometown. At that time, Brett talked to Malcolm about his plans to one day own his own company and asked them to give him a call if he ever considered selling.
That call came in 2018. Brett had already done his research into the company and knew it had been run well and had a good reputation in the community. He also knew that he would have access to years of experience as he planned to retain much of the staff and tap the resources of the previous owner whenever needed.
Since taking over, Brett has been able to dive deeper into technology and the future of the company. He understands the value of still getting on the roof and taking a personal look at projects, but wants to enhance the company’s capabilities by incorporating technology such as drone footage and easy project photo sharing with customers. He also plans to carry on Hometown’s tradition of excellent customer service and continue to be what he calls “material agnostic”, meaning he is not dedicated to one particular brand of shingle. Hometown believes the material selection should be based on situational factors like wind, slope of roof, or even shade trees. Though Hometown does often use the Malarkey and Certainteed brands and is certified to install upgraded warranties, the team also uses Owens Corning, Atlas, and Tamko when the circumstances call for it.
With a solid history in Omaha and the surrounding communities and a new owner with a vision for the future, Hometown Roofing looks forward to serving customers into the new decade.
"I Was Very Pleased With The Job...
The guys did a fantastic job. I would recommend Hometown Roofing to friends I know that need a roof done. They cleaned up great. Thanks!”
"Hometown Roofing is the best...
This roofing company is organized and knows just what do to to get roofs better than they even were before the storm. What was so amazing that only a tiny scrap of sheeting was found in the yard when mowing the lawn the day after the job was completed”
"Buying a Roof Isn't Fun But Hometown Roofing Gave a Good Run...
I don’t buy a roof too often. Jeff at Hometown Roofing walked me through options and answered all my questions. The roofing crew was professional, courteous, and cleaned up all their mess.”
"Excellent Experience and Very Professional!...
My roof and gutters turned out very nice. Hometown Roofing, Inc did a great job. I got a lot of quotes to get the work done and Hometown got my business by a landslide. I would recommend them to anyone. My total experience with them was top of the line. They are true professionals. From start to finish my whole experience with them was excellent. I will definitely use them in the future. They do a great job.”
Troy was excellent with the service. He was courteous, efficient, clean, and informative. He cleaned up well and answered all my questions. I have come to expect excellently executed furnace and A/C checkings by John Waters servicemen and Troy was no exception at this appointment.”
"I was satisfied with the service and roofing....
I received very professional service from the original bid, through the install and invoicing. Jeff was very helpful with recommendations on all type & color of roofing. Installation crew was very thorough and careful with the clean-up. Jeff also worked with the insurance company.”