Learning from family leads to new business


Learning from family leads to new business

August 19, 2021
By Candy Pollard

Cornwall Ontario – Opening and growing a business is not an easy task. In the case of DJ’s Asphalt Roofing, working together and learning from family is the key to success.

That’s exactly what Jessica Pichie and Dean Derouchie are doing when they recently opened DJ’s Asphalt Roofing, right here in Cornwall, where they both grew up. Their specialty is roofing, but they have several general maintenance tasks for which they are also trained, such as stump crushing, tree removal, snow removal, painting, cleaning gutters, coating vinyl and other general maintenance work.

“We both had other plans in mind when we considered and decided on career options,” Jessica said. “But now we’ve put our two hard-working hands together and conquered the hardest part as we go for it.”

Learning from family is certainly the source of their spirit and experience. One side of the family has been covering for 30 years while the other has been specializing as an entrepreneur for 25 years. Great experience to learn and build on as they go.

“I’ve been roofing for 7 years now,” Dean said. “Our parents instilled in us a hard work ethic and provided us with the training necessary to gain confidence in our work.”

Dean and Jessica agree that they are and will continue to be very customer oriented. Their goal is to make sure the job is never done until the customer is satisfied. They handle all sizes of jobs, including the smallest, whether for cosmetic purposes or emergency repairs. They continually strive to provide quality work at a reasonable price.

“Ultimately, a huge thank you to our close friends and family for their support, gear and positivity. We are eternally grateful to them and will do our best to make them proud, as we provide our services to the locals. of Cornwall and SD&G,” said Jessica.

For more information or to contact DJ’s Asphalt Roofing:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/djsasphaltroofing

Instagram: www.instagram.com/djsasphalt/

Phone: 613-361-9608


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