Who We Are
Royal Roofing & Solar is different. We offer top-of-the-line roofing services to the residents of Missouri. Our solutions are designed to shield your home and lower your energy bills. Our premium roofs come with a lifetime warranty, and our experienced staff is trained in the latest installation techniques. We’re also one of only six Platinum Preferred Contractors with Owens Corning, so you know you’re getting the best possible service. Plus, we’ll assist you through the insurance claim process if necessary.
Our team is backed by years of experience in residential and commercial roofing. When you work with us, you can feel confident in the roof over your head and not constantly worry about upkeep! Contact us today for more information on how we can help you protect your home and improve its value.
Austin and Buffy Watterson
Meet the owners of Royal Roofing & Solar, Austin and Buffy Watterson! Austin started Royal in 2014. Buffy, who had spent 17 years in the insurance world, took the leap from insurance and joined the team in 2015. While she has maintained her insurance license since then, she handles a lot behind the scenes to help keep things going around here. Aside from things like keeping our fleet of vehicles safe and legal, she also does a lot of our outside marketing and networking, keeps the office supplied with all the necessities, and is our Chief Morale Booster; she can be counted on to bring in sweet treats and goodies to celebrate everyone’s milestones and sometimes, simply just to say thank you. She wants everyone to feel appreciated and valued. Austin is our fearless leader and President of Royal Contracting Solutions. He is constantly brainstorming ways to improve policies, our system, and the company as a whole. He works hard and plays hard, and expects everyone who works for him to do the same. He has an open-door style of management, and considers all of the thoughts and ideas of his employees. Above all, he puts a lot of value into family, and being a husband and a father himself, allows his employees the flexibility to put their own families first. Aside from Royal, they are the proud parents to their 17 year old son, Brayden, and their twin 7 year old daughters, Annistyn and Addalyn. They stay pretty busy just with the kids and their activities, but they also love spending time with friends and family, race horses, concerts, and traveling to new places with their friends!
Brooke reached out to us in 2018 looking for a new job until she decided where life was going to take her. She started with answering phones. She started handling a lot of admin duties, follow ups and many other general office tasks. She’s done anything and everything ever asked of her- including cleaning toilets & dishes. She’s a huge part of the brand we have built and one of the reasons of our long term success. She’s very loyal and caring to our whole team. She always has their back. She pushes everyone to be their best. She’s helping build a great sales team and helping them become successful. She’s going to show other women that they can be successful in the roofing industry as well.
Michael Kiger is our Operations Manager and has been with Royal for 2 years. Michael is always willing to help the company in any way needed. In his free time, he loves being outside and watching football with his son. He is grateful to be a part of the Royal Family.
Gerry Lawless works in our Windsor office, and has been with us for over 3 years. He actually came out of retirement, after years in the restaurant industry, to be a part of our team! He and his wife, Lisa, have 6 kids, along with 15 grandkids with another one on the way. Gerry is also a Veteran, who served in nuclear, biological, and chemical defense for the Marines. In his free time, he loves going to his lake house and enjoying the peace and quiet away from the city.
Clint has been working with Royal for a little over 2 years, after working as a service advisor and service manager at Ford for almost 30 years. He’s extremely devoted to his job, but even more devoted to his wife, Melissa, of 23 years. He prides himself in providing the best service he can. He strives to build long lasting relationships. He has 3 kids Kelsie, Maddie and Zak and his 3 grand babies, Kenzlie, Waylon and Slade!! In his free time Clint enjoys hunting, fishing, archery, riding his side by side, corn hole with friends and taking his wife away on weekends!a
Kaleb was born in Texas and moved to Missouri when he was 10 years old. He was born a Cowboy, but raised a Chief! Growing up with his grandparents, and a grandfather who was a preacher, gave Kaleb a well-rounded but strict upbringing. Before graduating from the University of Central Missouri with a degree in Communications, Kaleb managed a local pizza chain restaurant, after beginning as a delivery driver. In his 2 years there, he took the 2nd lowest scoring store in the midwest and made it the 2nd highest scoring store! He knew he wanted out of the food industry, so he made the jump to roofing. He has been in roofing for over 5 years now. He uses what he learned in Communications to create relationships with his customers and make them feel comfortable. He is a great people person, and a wonderful asset to the Royal Family.
I was born in San Francisco Del Rincon, Guanajuato, Mexico. I moved to Reno when I was eight years old. I am the third oldest from a family of ten children. Once I graduated High School, I was pursuing ITT Tech Institute but I could not afford it due to financial reasons. I decided to join the Military as an Armor Crewman for three years so I can get help paying for college. I loved my job and decided to make it a career. During my time in the military, I met my wife in 2004 and we have been together since. I completed my associates degree during my time in the military, Professional development schools, and multiple schools during my time in service. I completed my 20 year commitment and decided to retire from the military. We moved to Missouri to be close to my family and since my wife followed me and supported me. We decided it was my turn to follow her and financially it was a great choice. Once I retired I didn’t know what the future held for me. My wife told me that Austin was asking what I was doing after the military and if I was interested in working for his company. I didn’t know anything about this industry but I was willing to learn the process. I am the type of person that has to be mainly mobile and a little office work. This company was the answer I was looking for and to start a new chapter. The first thing I noticed about this company was the work ethic and how much people care about each other’s well-being. I plan to make this a career and retire from this industry.
David is originally from Oregon, but is a diehard Kansas City Chiefs and loves his Royals!
He is happily married to his wife Jennifer, and a proud father to 3 great kids. He is also one of our veterans here at Royal, having retired from the US Air Force after 23 years, finishing his military career with the B-2 Stealth Bomber. After his 30-year Military Intelligence career, he changed career course to be closer to home and family, and discovered a new path in Roofing and Home Exteriors, loving every minute of it. He is passionate about meeting people, learning their personal stories and home exterior. needs or issues and being able to provide a viable solution. As a Veteran himself, he is an ardent supporter of the Veteran community, and loves being part of the Royal Roofing & Solar Team, a family-centered, military supportive company that is active in and gives back to local communities.