Who We Are

When you’re looking to replace your roof, it’s essential to find a roofer who will provide the best possible value for your money. Not all roofing companies are up to the task; some are inexperienced or use low-quality materials. There are also companies out there that don’t stand by their work with worthwhile warranties.

Royal Roofing & Solar is a different kind of roofing company. We offer the best roofing and solar solutions to Kansas City neighborhoods. Our solutions are designed to keep your home protected and lower your energy bills. Our premium roofs come with a lifetime warranty and our staff has years of experience, as well as training in the latest installation techniques.

If you are looking for a roofer to help you with your next residential or commercial roofing project, look no further than Royal Roofing & Solar. When you work with our team, you can feel confident in the roof over your head. Never worry about the constant upkeep of an unreliable roof ever again! Contact us today for more information on how we can beautify your home and improve its value.

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Our Team

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!

CEO/COO

Josh Hessling

Josh started working as a laborer in 2013, then was a field manager, Project Manager, Director of Operations, Vice President and now President. He’s aa hard-working person and makes everyone around him better. He truly cares about the business, customers and the Royal Team. He loves his wife Ashlee and 3 daughters (Peyton, Piper & Parker). He’s like family to us. Glad he’s on our team. Josh believes hard work and determination is the key to a successful life. In his free time, he spends time with my family. He also boasts that he’s one of the biggest Chiefs fans out there!
President

Brooke Sadler

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.

Executive Vice President

Emily Mallinson

Emily has been with our Royal team for over 3 years now. She came on board to handle our accounting but she continued to handle any task thrown at her. She keeps us in line financially and helps make a lot of good financial decisions. She’s a team player and enjoys helping everyone win. She’s a no nonsense type person until it comes to practical jokes. Then she becomes full of nonsense. Women in roofing is a powerful thing. We are glad to have this boss lady part of our Royal family. We appreciate her, her hard work and dedication to the team.
CFO

Michael Kiger

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.

Operations Manager

Daphyne Sapp

Daphyne is a proud mom to 4 sons, 1 who still lives at home. In her spare time, she can be found fishing! Before coming to Royal, she worked with kids and customer service, as well as hands-on manual labor, such as building combine harvesters. She loves industrial work, which is what drew her to Royal Roofing & Solar. Being at Royal gives her the opportunity to combine the two things she loves doing-working and talking with people in the construction industry. She has learned so much about roofing and solar since coming to Royal, and we are so happy to have her on our team.
Customer Service Manager

Mike Dale

Mike Dale was born and raised in Pleasant Hill and Graduated from Pleasant Hill High school in 1994. He went to college at Missouri Valley College in Marshall Missouri on a Football / Rodeo scholarship and competed in rodeo as a steer wrestler for 25 years. He retired in 2015 after winning the 2014 year-end championship in the MRCA (Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association). Mike is also a singer and entertainer with a country band called Michael Dale and The Hired Guns. Mike met his wife Jenifer in Grandview MO at the Harry hay day festival while singing in 2003. Jenifer is an operating room nurse at Saint Luke’s hospital in Kansas City. They have been married for almost 18 years and have 2 girls. Lauren is 17 and Lilli is 14. Mike worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 17 years and decided to become a member of the Royal team in 2021 to try and spend more time with his family and friends. He looks forward to creating a network of people that can work together to build contacts and referrals to help generate business and bring people together.
Energy Consultant

Devon Durbin

I’m an adrenaline junky and a gearhead; I’ve jumped out of planes, drifted cars, and raced motorcycles. I am constantly yearning to see a new part of God’s creation! I’ve been to 43 states and 30+ countries across 3 continents. The Dominican Republic is my favorite! My free time goes towards working on gas-powered toys, longboarding, playing video games, puzzling, or traveling. I’m almost always seen holding a Dr. Pepper, alongside my girlfriend Raven. I am a member of Abundant Life Church in Lee’s Summit, and I’m grateful to have grown a faith that keeps me grounded. I am proud to work alongside a great team that prioritizes integrity and honesty. I have found my passion in the solar side, and I’m hoping to leave this planet in a better place for generations to come!
Energy Consultant

Gerry Lawless

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.

General Manager

Clint Seaman

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

Sales Consultant

Kaleb Eager

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.

Sales Consultant

German Filorio

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.

Sales Consultant

David Schnorenberg

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.

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Our Accreditations

You won’t find another company like us in the state! With our expertise, we will provide you with excellent roofing services that are second-to-none. Here are some of our accreditations as well as recognition for our hard work:
owens corning platinum preferred contractor Kansas City
bbb A+ accredited business Kansas City
angi certified Kansas City
LG Pro Kansas City
Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce
Pleasant Hill Booster Club
Todays news roofing journal
KCTV 5
FOX 4 Kansas City

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You Can Trust

Since 2016, our reputation for quality and reliability has only been growing. If you're ready to see what all the hype is about, give us a call today, and get ready to receive the Royal treatment. We’ll be happy to discuss your residential roofing needs and offer a free, budget-friendly inspection.

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