A.J. Garibian: President and Qualifier
A.J. started Garabar, Inc. with a vision of changing the landscape of South Florida construction. He has always believed in offering the best materials, the best labor and the best warranties to make sure that whenever a customer is asked who did their roof, the customer can proudly say Garabar, Inc. As President of the company and the roofing and general contractor license holder, A.J. oversees the day-to-day operations and the long-term strategic direction of the company.
A.J. has spent more than 15 years in the construction industry – home building, roofing, property management and business ownership – and has a firm grasp on the daunting tasks that homeowners face when choosing a contractor. He believes that customers should have direct access to him if he’s needed and he provides a much needed personal touch that few companies of our size can offer. That combined with a singular focus on the customer and finding the best materials at the best prices has vaulted Garabar to the forefront of the industry in Southeast Florida.
Jack Rooney: Sales
Jack has been involved in roofing since 2006, right after Hurricane Wilma ripped through South Florida. He has seen the ups and downs in the business. Jack has owned an automotive repair company, worked in real estate and various other businesses. He was born in New Jersey, moved to the Ft. Myers area at age two and moved to the east coast in his 20s. He loves helping home and business owners solve their roofing dilemmas and enjoys the personal aspect of the business – working with people one-on-one.
Tom Scarp: Sales
A long-time Lake Worth resident, Tom joined Garabar in 2011 after working with a large local roofer for more than five years. He is a designated ‘Haag’ roofing engineer and technician. Tom graduated from Georgetown University in 1970 and in the 80s and 90s, was employed as a home builder in Melbourne, FL, also spending some time as a real estate broker and an insurance adjuster. Tom then spent four years in Cocoa Beach building his home improvement company before selling it back in 2002. Over the past 20 years, he has put his five children through college and they are all still talking to him. He considers that his biggest accomplishment.
Martin Rojas: Tear-Off and Hotmop Supervisor
Martin leads the hot mop team for tile roofing and oversees tear-off and hot mop installation to make sure that demolition and installation activities run smoothly. His primary concern is the safety of everybody on or near the job site as hot tar can be one of the most dangerous phases of roofing. His watchful eye ensures that person and property is not damaged.
Nora Garibian: Personnel Manager / Accounting
Nora is an integral part of Garabar’s office operations, coordinating personnel and managing the accounting and billing department. She spent several years working in commercial property management, after which she joined Garabar in 2008. Since she joined our team, she has overseen our incredible corporate growth and continues to be a familiar face to our customers as she interacts with them to enhance our customer service operations.
Vanessa Medina: Office Manager
Vanessa joined Garabar to take charge of day-to-day administrative operations including creating and scheduling work orders for repairs and coordinating sales associates and their appointments. Vanessa is an integral part of the Garabar customer service team, ensuring that all of our customers continue to receive the personal attention that has made us second to none in South Florida. Vanessa previously served in the United States Army where she spent a tour of duty in Iraq.