Once a Marine, Always a Marine and He Wants to be Your Roofer

5 Things to Know about Veteran David Smith 
& Legend Roofing Corporation

Legend Roofing offers services such as roof replacements for commercial and residential clients with an emphasis on insurance claims and helping homeowners and business owners to deflect the costs. About 90% of their business is geared towards storm damage and roof replacement. I spoke with Owner and Operator David Smith to get some background and insider tips from one of SFL’s favorite Veteran Business Owners.

1. Talk briefly about your service and how you got to Atlanta.

I came to Atlanta by way of North Carolina and I am originally from New York. I served in the United States Marine Corps for four years. Legend Roofing is a veteran-owned business that is also a Georgia certified minority business enterprise. We work closely with other veterans, some of whom are service-connected disabled veterans to partner for projects.

2.  What are some of your frequently asked questions?

The most frequently asked questions typically center around how to get a roof replaced with the insurance company paying for it. The second is often about a roof’s age: how old is a roof before it’s time to be replaced? The answer is typically around 15 years. The third most frequently asked question would be: do you mind helping my friends and family with their roofing concerns? Absolutely! We do love referrals.

3. What are some of the major challenges you come across with roofing jobs, residential or commercial?

Major challenges with roofing jobs vary in their scope but because we ONLY do roofing at Legend Roofing Corporation, we have typically seen these scenarios play out time and time again.  We are comfortable with almost any challenge that could arise.

4.  How did you get into the roofing business?

I sold exotic cars for close to 20 years before stepping out into the roofing community. I just decided to take a chance. I found that where there is great risk, there was great reward.

5. What do you love about #SoFu?

I love everything about the community of South Fulton! I’m a resident here and I get to work with all of my amazing neighbors and fellow business people.