It’s Thursday, it’s about to rain and and in the midst of all this madness we are in today of the construction industry, people want to know “How It All Started.” Well, in 1897 the Roemer family started a lumber company in Bowling Green, KY where the building still stands today and is currently Bowling Green Glass across from Southern Recycling. Back in those days, Southern Recycling was not there so the train tracks were easily accessible to bring material and take material from the lumber yard. The business started 121 years ago and with ups and downs Roemer’s is here to stay, over that period of time the economy went through highs and lows just like it has done recently since 2000. The lumber yard was open steadily till a few years right before 1980 when it closed down due to extreme hard times in the industry. Rates were extremely high and not a single man or woman was building at that time. After the closing the Roemer family, and all involved in the business went separate ways. Bob Roemer, who recently passed away has been inspiring to not only the family directly but also to many others in the community. He went on to be a salesman for Schering-Plough and his sons and daughters went on to do a wide variety of careers. So with the business closing in the 80’s it reopened in Bowling Green in 2012 and let me tell you how it all came back together. I (Kyle Roemer), quit college in 2007 and moved to Colorado with my now wife Brittany. She was crazy to date me, crazy to move with me and crazy to marry me but she did and its been amazing. Without her, none of this would be possible or would’ve ever happened. When we moved to Colorado where Brittany was born I looked for several jobs and could not find one that appeased my needs or desires. I opened up an exterior remodeling business and it flourished, 5 years later we decided to move home and I sold out my portion. We moved home in 2012, purchased the home in Rockfield where my Grandfather lived and I asked myself… well what to do now. I told Brittany that I really didn’t know what I wanted to do but we had to figure something out. I tried to talk my dad into quitting his job but he was several years away from retirement. However after relentless attempts, one day he came home and said and I state, “Well I quit, what now.” My dad and I are a lot alike and he’s crazy, but I didn’t think he would quit. We didn’t really talk about anything in particular but we said well lets start the family business back up and call it Roemer’s Remodeling & Restoration. In March of 2012 there was a business and we started with $10,000.00, a office in his home with one truck and his Cadillac. I’m laughing as I write this now cause as I look back, people had to think what in the hell is going on here. My dad is a very smart man, me not so much. I just like to work, and see the results of it. My dad and I came up with a plan to print of flyers (about 10,000 of them) and start stuffing mailboxes. Over the period of three days or so, leaning out of the caddy and the black Ram 3500 we both laughed about how sore our sides were. Good ole Dad (Mike Roemer), said so what do we do now. I said we wait and the phone will start to ring and within days we had our first job and we never looked back. The first year was relatively easy, we had minimal growing pains but I really wanted Dustin Roemer (my brother) to join the business. He has smarts like Dad, very mechanically minded and can do things that no way no how I can do. He joined 1 year later and to be as clear about it as I can, when he joined it allowed us to grow in ways that we all wanted. He brings a certain work ethic that not a lot of people have. That #getitdone attitude. His wife Kim, a huge supporter of the business along with our mom Johnette all have helped this business grow. They sacrifice in ways most are not willing. Bowling Green has been so good to us. We have grown tremendously and with new adventures coming this year there is no slowing down in sight. We currently now have a office in town with a office staff of 6 and a field of 20. So now that you know how it all started, keep reading our blogs and share with us who you want to write a blog or what you would like to read about. I promise I will not bore you with my blogs. Yall have a great Thursday, thank you all very much for supporting us and we love you!