After working as a enterpreneur for roof in Burgundy for 12 years, I created a subsidiary in Florida by buying EVANS ROOFING 9 years ago.
You and your company…
What do you have to offer – services, products, activity?
For residential clients, we offer a range of services ranging from repairs to the complete restoration of roofs like: roof tiling, shingle, metal and flat roof.
For the commercial clients, we are elite contractors for Duro-Last’s roof membranes and exclusive distributors for ASTEC waterproofing systems.
What is the spirit, the nature of your business? What categorizes it?
The company is now almost 30 years old and owes its survival to customer service. We grow through word of mouth. Commitments, punctuality, experience, smile and good sense are the timeless basics.
Why did you decide to settle in Florida?
The difficulty of running and managing a business in France and the length of winters in Burgandy pushed me to immigrate. I studied the globe and Florida had the required criteria for my move.
What advice would you give to those who want to move to Florida?
Using military vocabulary:
- Good plan of attack
- Define a target ally in the form of a immigration professional if necessary (I did)
- Take action, commando spirit
- Settle down. No mercy, defeat is excluded
- Dig the hole, remove the mines in the field
- Finally, make peace with the native.
Florida and you…
What do you like in Florida?
The climate, bright and sunny days, diversity and the opportunity to discover different cultures, spirit of entrepreneurship.
What is your favorite place in Florida?
Lauderdale by the Sea, North Fort Lauderdale. A beautiful beach with its wooden pier. An air of village atmosphere with concerts offered by the restaurants during the weekend.
The United States and you…
What do you like in the United States?
During a fact-finding trip before my immigration, I met an economic attaché in Miami. Several years later, he admitted to me that I had the profile type of a candidate bound to fail. Since then, Evans Roofing has multiplied its sales by 4 times. So, the United States is the land where everything is possible.
What I like in the United States, is the impression of having more air to breathe. Opportunities and risks are greater, but there is a safety and respect for institutions.
Contact Thierry Devove
4242 SW 74th Avenue
Miami, FL 33155