Our Team » Teresa Chalsma
After graduating from Radford University in 1987 with a BS degree in Business / Marketing, Teresa spent the next 8 years loving advertising sales for various newspapers — The News Virginian in Waynesboro, VA, The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, VA, The Yorktown Crier in Yorktown, VA and The Virginian Pilot in Norfolk, VA.“I will greet each day with love in my heart!”
Somewhere in the middle of all that she met the man of her dreams when she went to sell him an ad for a Martial Arts School he was opening. Her sales persistence paid off and they were married in 1990. Now in 2013 she and Brian Chalsma have been married for over 23 years.
In 1995 she and Brian opened their own business – Chalsma Contracting. That became The Roofing Company in 1998, with Staci Davis and built it to be the brand name it is in the Hampton Roads Virginia Market. By 2006, the company expanded adding The Remodeling Company and built it to the level of a premier remodeling firm. Since 2011 The Roofing and Remodeling Company merged to share all of it’s many expertise’s.
What Teresa likes most about what she does is that she doesn’t think most of the employees realize how serious she takes the importance of their lives and that they become family. At the same time that can sometimes hurt. You may see someone almost as your child/sister/brother but they may only see you as a job.
Teresa’s role in the company is more of the protector. The one that makes sure that everything is OK. If people feel like they have a “no judgment” free zone place to be and are able to work and try to achieve the common goal together, they can be more productive.
She loves to take her girls to all of their activities. They have lots of fun going to swim meets and dance competitions which are to include a “Mom Road Concert of the Best of the 80’s!” to the old hip hop.
Teresa and Brian have 3 girls who are very active in church, swimming and dance. They all enjoy spending time together as a family!
Teresa says, “If I’m ever asked advice about what I tell my girls or quotes it would be this, “I will great each day with love in my heart!” Phil 4:13. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. The best advice is hold your head high and walk in a room like you own it. You are a great person and you deserve the best that life as to offer but sometimes life doesn’t give it –you have to go take it. So go after it and work for that blessing you deserve.” Well said Teresa!!!
The Roofing Company has done 2 jobs for me in the past 1 year. They are getting to do a third job shortly.