One day in February 1974 Eric was heading home from work when he noticed that the heat stopped working in his car and that smoke was pouring out of the tailpipe. “I had to make several stops to put water in the radiator just to make it home. I called my mechanic and told him what happened and he told me I would probably need a whole new engine and it would cost about $700.
Now I had only paid $1,450 for it so it was half the cost and I didn’t have that kind of money. I had just bought a home and my wife was pregnant with our first child. Things were tapped out but I still had to figure out a way to get to work the next day so I ended up walking to the local Ford dealership and had just enough money to purchase a vehicle which amounted to about $255 between the down payment, tax, tag and registration. So I was able to drive home in a new pickup truck but on that was very basic. It has no power steering, no radio, but it did have heat! “
“The next day at work my father-in-law immediately put my new truck to work and I ended up transporting materials for him. The following weekend he suggested that I become a subcontractor so my venture into the contracting world was not intentional from the standpoint of being self employed but that’s the path it took.” And so Jurin Roofing Services was born.