Meet the Owner: A Man of Integrity
Hailing from Israel, Shay Barat was raised watching his stepfather run a successful metal construction company, wherein generosity and respect for the client was as paramount as producing quality results. Instilled with an appreciation for getting hard work done well, and trained to place attention on the finer details that go into customer satisfaction, Shay learned the ropes of effectively managing job sites from an early age.
Shay’s expertise in roofing was born of an understanding that knowledge is power. Having begun his work in the field through a job offer upon arrival in Canada over a decade ago, Shay quickly came to realise that fast work, and even skilled work is meaningful only when combined with a larger overall understanding of the factors that combine to form a quality, solid roof. Seeking to arm himself with this knowledge, Shay pursued a certification in QM (Quality Master) and in MSA (Master Shingle Applicator) and began working for a roofing company for which he managed over three hundred projects in five years.
Immersed in an industry where quality control in Ontario remains unregulated, Shay made the decisions to open his own company whereby every detail would be overseen and accounted for by certified professionals, so as to ensure the highest level of skill and satisfaction in a field where dissatisfaction is not uncommon. Knowing that the market could use “more light in what can be a dark industry,” Integrity Roofers was founded with the intention of going the extra mile to ensure 100% satisfaction of every single client.”Thirty to forty percent of our business involves repairing work that has been done by other companies within the last ten years! Knowing we can do it right for our clients from the outset combined with a continual striving for excellence is why I get up in the morning eager to do what I do.”
Since establishing Integrity Roofers in 2012, Shay Barat has become an industry speaker and a certified member of CertainTeed The Edge, a member of the board of directors and advisory council member of CertainTeed. His relatively new enterprise already holds the highest status in its market for qualification of a roofing company, and is the first company since 1998 to receive recognition for being SELECT ShingleMaster™ certified. Shay has appeared on television twice for his expertise in the field, and recently met his goal of winning a Homestars.com award for the best of 2018.