Mr. Watrous provides the overall vision for NRCIA and is the driving force behind all business development operations as NRCIA grows into a recognized, trusted brand name nationwide. He is the chief “guardian of the brand” with a spectrum of responsibilities that includes the overall direction of the company and the development and management of the chapter operations. Mr. Watrous makes sure the company maintains its focus on core values and on its stated mission to provide a superior level of service and exceptional value in meeting the roofing needs and protection of homeowners and the real estate community.
In his twin roles as Founder and Chief Executive Director, Mr. Watrous draws on his broad and varied experience as a business owner, visionary, author, entrepreneur and “hands on” general contractor. He has over 30 years experience in all facets of the residential building industry, including extensive experience in construction management. His core expertise, and his “passion,” is providing a system in which other contractors can benefit. He is a leading expert in the roof certification business and developed the patents pending process for inspecting and certifying roofs. Early in his career, Mr. Watrous founded Waterhouse & Associates, a general contracting consumer advocate firm specializing in insurance claims by reconstructing homes damaged by “perils of nature.” He quickly became a specialist and has since developed numerous copyrights and proprietary systems that advance the knowledge and techniques of roof certification and the repair process.
Mr. Watrous created NRCIA based on his in-depth knowledge of all sides of the roofing repair business, including the insurance side. In tandem with NRCIA, he developed “LeakFREE® Roof Certification,” a two year renewable service agreement that protects sellers, buyers and agents from any future roof related leaks and claims.
Mr. Watrous is also the founder of TGWB Publishing and a former Educational Director providing a 3-credit continuing education correspondence course for real estate agents in California entitled “Roof Certifications for Consumer Protection” as well as a 6-credit continuing education correspondence course for insurance agents in California. He is author of “Top Dollar Property Claims,” a business book designed to guide homeowners and contractors through the steps of obtaining a successful claims settlement. The book was selected as one of the “Top 10 Real Estate Books” by The Los Angeles Times.
National Director of Sales and Marketing
Mr. Hogue shares in the overall vision with Les Watrous by helping with development of programs and by filling the roll of National Director of Sales & Marketing. Mr. Hogue shares a passion with Les for the building of NRCIA into an Association with high the highest moral standards and a level of integrity unmatched in the roofing industry.
Mr. Hogue has been deeply involved in the Real Estate, Home Inspection and Building industry for over 30 years. He became a licensed California Contractor in 1981 helping clients design and build residential as well as tenant improvement projects.
Seeing a need and a trend in the Home Inspection Industry he opened Signature Inspection Services and operated it for over 16 years. In this time he was an active member of California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) and American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). During his tenure with these associations he was President of the Orange County Chapter and served on committee to update the Association’s Standards of Practice.
His experience as a Contractor and a Home Inspector lead to being sought by attorneys as an expert in Construction Litigation cases. He worked on behalf of Plaintiffs and Defendants and for Contactors as well as Home Inspectors. He is a Founding member the Association of Expert Building Consultants (AEBC) and is currently registered as a Claims Consultant for Casey, O’Malley & Associates.
Mr. Hogue has been a California State approved Instructor for Home Inspection Schools since 1999. He began as an instructor for ITA (Inspection Training Associates) in 1999 was retained by Kaplan Professional Schools when they purchased ITA. He is currently a Senior Technical Instructor for The Nationwide ASHI Home Inspection School which is managed by Casey, O’Malley & Associates. Casey, O’Malley & Associates are recognized internationally as leaders in the Home Inspection training business.
He became a California licensed Real Estate agent in 1999 and was licensed as a Real Estate Broker in 2007.
Chief Software Architect
Chief Software Architect
Mr. Aziz oversees the technology management and web development for NRCIA, with over 11 years experience in leadership and technical management of high-tech companies, building effective and efficient technology organizations.
Mr. Aziz is the Founder of Intelligentsia Software Ltd. During past two and half years ISL has successfully delivered projects and solutions to companies from around the globe. These included branding, consumer facing sites, social networking sites and business applications. ISL’s core expertise is SharePoint customization, integration and implementation. Some of ISL’s key clients are: Sun Micro Systems; Nestle USA; Fox Sports; MySpace; American Honda; Allergen and Cadence.