KALAHEO — ProBuilt Hawaii is one family-owned business that has you covered during hurricane season.
ProBuilt Hawaii specializes in roofs, rain gutters and solar attic vents, led by a family name that has been serving the roofing industry for two generations.
Jason Berry, founder and president, began working with his father at the age of 11. His father started roofing in 1973 and established his family-operated business in Southern California in 1978.
“We wanted to escape the craziness of the Mainland,” Berry said. “The community really drew us here, just the way we saw everybody connected. We had friends here and thought this was a really good place for our family.”
Berry went on to start his own business and has carried on the family tradition for more than 20 years. Together Jason and his wife, Lisa, run daily operations to serve all of Kauai.
“Through repairs over the years to our own home in Kalaheo, Lisa and I recognized the need to help protect the home investment of our neighbors, family, and friends,” Jason said. “Our goal is repairing, replacing or prolonging the life of their roofing systems and protecting their homes and business.”
“Together we just make a really awesome team,” said Lisa. “He has very specific things in the business he works on with the roofing, inspections, quality and service, and I’m the marketing department. So it just works out really well that we both can bring that to the table.”
Their eight employees installs affordable, architectural-style, asphalt roofs with CertainTeed roofing shingles. Many clients also request metal and aluminum materials that are lightweight, durable and available in corrugated and standing-seam roofs.
“We built and trained our team,” said Jason. “Now we strive to excel in our industry by providing trust, service and quality.”
Other roofing options they offer increase curbside appeal with concrete tiles for a distinctive appearance or natural cedar shingles to add warm hues.
“People are more aware about their roofs during hurricane season and feel the need to get their roof inspected,” said Jason. “We do a thorough inspection on the condition of their roof to determine if they have wind damage or missing flashing. … So we’re their eyes.”
ProBuilt Hawaii can come to a home or business to inspect the roof and rain gutters. They will take photos and prepare a detailed report that includes a proposal explaining recommendations and itemized costs.
“We’re in this period where people have been in the process of replacing their roofs the last couple years,” said Jason. “The timeframe since Iniki means all of these roofs need to be done. Then include the new construction and boom for building right now, and we’re staying busy.”
“Quality installation has always been my family’s tradition,” said Jason. “Professional and reliable service is our promise. We still offer the same attention to detail my father did in 1973.”
ProBuilt can fix any leak or apply silicone roof coatings to old metal roofs. It also works with Thermoplastic Polyolefin, a low-slope roofing membrane with welded seams to prevent moisture infiltration.
“Planning here is key,” said Jason. “That’s one of the biggest challenges with where we’re located. You have to plan ahead to order materials; everything isn’t readily available. You need to have a warehouse facility where you can inventory materials and keep items on hand.”
Hawaii has an extensive licensing process to qualify contractors as an effort to protect property owners. Pro Built received their state license in the summer of 2016 to serve residential and commercial property owners, builders, and property managers islandwide.
“We not looking to be the biggest,” said Jason, “but we show up and call people back. With that, growth just happens.”
Info: ProBuiltHawaii.com, 639-2600