“Gratitude: the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness”
There is never a bad time to be grateful. Platforms should be used from time to time to render proper thanks and appreciation to those well deserving folks who practice such a fleeting trait as gratitude. As such, I wish to dedicate this post to two, of the many, who have blessed me with instruction, mentorship, friendship, & great honor.
LTC Thomas H. Carlisle Ret. (US ARMY): No manner of words could ever express the amount of gratitude I have for this man. Separated by time and distance, this man still stands as a bastion and pillar of what a Soldier, a Man, Father, Husband, Christian, Leader, Giver, and Teacher should strive to become. While in the throngs of service under this personal icon, I doubted myself countless times only to find this 6’6″ giant standing aloft whispering (and sometimes shouting) you can do it! roll with the punches… take the heat-round… serve your men well. I am glad to say, I did just that. His is a legacy that will never be forgotten. I am where I am today because of the leadership, mentorship, and prayers of this man.
Anthony DeKarski: I had the honor and privilege to work for him for two years. In this two years we were able to develop a roofing program that would be first in class. We established programs and units of measure that would be used in several other trades and industries. Under Anthony’s leadership and guidance the roofing program grew a list of solid companies that bought into our brand / model of business and both parties have become better for doing it.
But that is not who Anthony is.
Anthony is a quiet guy who does great things for others. He see things for what they can be and makes them that way. He is the linch-pin in which the door swings. With no promise of gain and with no expectation of returned favors, Anthony is an ultimate networker who loves to give; he is a servant leader who loves his family and his friends and the work he does. His belief in me has lead to no shortage of blessings for which even the term ‘gratitude’ might be found lacking.
The Vendor Base: Recent events demands an equal shout out…
Like most, I ware multiple hats in my life. Upon a recent event I found myself the recipient of many congratulatory phone calls and e-mails. Baffled at how the information in one area of my life leaked out to so many; I found the primary culprit–Anthony DeKarski.
With that, a special shout out to several folks who congratulated me for a recent accomplishment. Without some very key folks in the following companies, headaches would be bigger… a lot bigger, and the roofing program would not look as it does today. Please know you add value to yourselves, your companies, and to me. My roofing world is made better because you are in it! Many others should have knowledge and experience of your value and drink-deep the service there of. Thank you again for all you do!
Retail Construction and Signage, GAF, Batten & Companies, Rogers Electric, Simon Roofing, Baker Roofing, IRWPR, B & M Roofing, Dowell Roofing, Superior Structures, NRP, Brighter-Image, North American Roofing, Merit Roofing, SRA, StormBlok, DOC Maint, Lutz Roofing, Peck Brothers Roofing