At the ripe old age of 5, JR's dad took him in the office and introduced him to his first roll of 15 pound roofing felt. And 34 years later, JR. had roofed on every street in Sacramento.
In 1986, JR. met a Bar-B-Que man from Texas. And after looking at his bar-b-que, JR said this looked pretty similar to his tar pot. So thinking about it for a while, JR said this looked easy and figured cooking tar and cooking bar-b-que would be the same.