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Our Beginnings…

Commercial Roof USA is a family-owned and operated roofing business. For the last 30 years we have specialized in the installation of rubber roofing for both commercial and residential properties in Connecticut, New York, and now, in Pennsylvania.

My name is Naas Ferreira. My late wife, Mia, and I arrived in the United States, from South Africa, in the mid-1980s and started a flat roofing business in Norwalk, Connecticut. At that time our company name was Flat Roof DoctorDuring the early and mid-1990s, Mia and I began a family and had 3 wonderful boys. Later, two beautiful girls would complete our family.

My very first flat roof installation was for a well-known man named, William F. Buckley, a conservative commentator and founder of the National Review magazine. At that time, flat roof contractors were transitioning from the Tar and Kettle roofing systems to rubber membranes, however, the rubber roof industry was experiencing some problems with the bonding of rubber to metal. We developed a technique that secured rubber to metal, which was a breakthrough, and a remedy to the problem.

We pioneered the use of rubber membranes in Fairfield County, Connecticut; when other roofing contractors were still installing Hot-Tar-and-Gravel roofs, we began using our 2 ply Modified Bitumen Torch Down Roofing System, and never looked back. Since then our technique has evolved, and has become a system that is far more superior than any other roofing system.

As the business grew, my 3 sons took an interest and began helping me on holidays and during their summer breaks from school. Today, Team Ferreira has been fortunate enough to have expanded the business to New York and Pennsylvania locations.

Soon, a daughter will join Team Ferreira, to become the executive assistant (the boss) with the entire Team’s blessing.

Our first van when we started to install rubber roofing.
Our business grew and we needed another van.
Andre with Naas when he was still a teenager
Andre as a teenager helping on a roof
Erik, Andre and Sven with the camera on a roof

… And Now

Sven – Project Manager

Sven is the youngest of the 3 boys and joined the team 4 years ago. Besides being a project manager, he is also our photographer and videographer.

Sven Project manager

Erik – Operation Manager

Erik runs most of the day-to-day administration, but provides estimates, and coordinates projects, as well. The entire team still gets on roofs to lend a hand where necessary.

Erik - Operation Manager

Andre´ – Estimator and Project Coordinator

Andre has been roofing for almost 8 years. He knows rubber roofing well and has taught himself to work with slate, copper, and shingles. He is a problem-solver and takes on all challenges.

Andre - Estimator and Project Coordinator

Naas –

Naas provides estimates and oversees projects in the Pennsylvania area.

Naas owner and CEO

Learning a Trade at a Young Age

From a young age, the three boys helped on roofing projects during their school vacations. These projects have taught them a trade that entails problem-solving, responsibility, and accountability in the real-world. The picture shows Andre at 16 years old working as a team member.

Andre learns how to replace substrate.
Erik helps repair a flat roof.

Sven – 14 years-old

Sven, the camera “man” on the roof taking a selfie. This was long before selfies became popular. He was on the roof during school vacations and learned how to use a camera and edit videos. Most of the videos on this site were taken and edited by him.

Sven, at the age of 14 taking pictures and videos on roofs we worked on.

Roofing Projects “Through the Eyes” of My Boys

When the boys were young they took a lot of the video footage and pictures of roof installations. In the image below, Erik handles the camera.

Erik and Camera

Erik is on camera duty today.

Erik carrying the camera to the roof. This was when everything was still fun

Andre and Dad

At a very young age, Andre took a compelling interest in learning how to estimate and plan roofing projects.

Andre and Naas planning a roofing job.

Andre

Andre is preparing a parapet wall to be installed with a rubber membrane and a metal cap.

Andre cleaning a parapet wall for roofing

Erik

Erik mans the camera shooting video footage of us as we strip a commercial roof.

Erik on the camera taking video footage of a flat roof

Andre

Andre is 16 and helps to strip a roof.

Andre stripping a roof when he was 16 years old

Sven is a Natural Camera Man

Below is Sven taking videos for the family roofing business.

Sven on the camera taking videos of a flat roof

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