Member Spotlight: Joe Fiala

What is your current career? Field Advisor/Roof Consultant for Tremco Roofing.

What committee are you involved in? Communications Committee.

What is your past job? Business Development and Marketing for Legend's Edge.

What are your professional aspirations? In 1.5 years, I will take my test to become a Registered Roof Consultant (RRC). This is the ultimate certification in roofing and is extremely difficult to pass.

What do you want to do when you grow up? I want to ski every major mountain in North America, and fly fish the top rivers in North America as well.

If your company had a theme song what would it be? "You’re the Best Around" -Joe Esposito

What are your Five Minutes of Fame? My college hockey team played in the D1 National Championship Game (unfortunately we lost to North Dakota). I also won a Gold Medal with Team USA at the U17 World championship.

What are your hobbies? I love to fish, ski, snowmobile, four-wheel, hike, camp, travel and eat a lot of food.

What are your pet peeves? When Chipotle (or any burrito place) only puts a tiny amount of meat in my burrito.

If there is anything you could change, what would it be? Clients thinking a 20 year roof warranty means the roof will last 20 years. Don’t be fooled by warranty language. Get the proper roof design and buy the right roof for your building.

Do you have a favorite quote, saying or song? “If you are born poor, it’s not your mistake. But if you die poor, it is your mistake.” -Bill Gates

What is one of your 2021 goals? To buy a house in Austin before the California people make it too expensive to ever get one.

What is your favorite thing about AAFAME? I love the collection of professionals that can help each other with common problems and solutions that can make everyone more efficient.

Interview by Rachel Salas with Specialized A.C. Mechanical Services