Ronnie was sixteen and still in high school when he started working with me in a serious way, and he got credit for the work through the school’s vocational program. He would go to school early for a half day, then work afternoons until sundown.
Besides the roofing work, I also involved the boys on the customer side. Ronnie started making comeback calls, drumming up return business from customers we had previously serviced. At the time, he was the youngest salesperson licensed by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.