Donna Haupt, owner
R. Haupt Roofing Construction Inc.
1305 W. 132nd Street in Gardena | 310-679-6767 | hauptroofing.com
R. Haupt Roofing Construction, Inc. is a full-service roofing company that has been installing residential and commercial roofs in the South Bay, as well as the entire greater Los Angeles area, since 1994. Their services range from simple repairs to complete new roofs. Donna Haupt, who owns the company with her husband Bob, was working as a restaurant manager when the roofing business started to grow. Donna soon made the shift to working with her husband. “I decided to manage our company instead of another,” Donna says. The company motto is “quality you can trust,” and Donna and Bob have taught their 30 staff members that the customer, as well as the quality of their workmanship, is of utmost importance. “We sell service first, then roofs,” she states. This successful company enjoys giving back to the community. “We will give a free roof and repairs to people who are in need,” Donna explains.
What do you like to do for fun, when you’re not at work?
“Play with my precious grandson, Gage, walk my three dogs and do Pilates.”
What’s your favorite office/efficiency tool?
“The telephone; I enjoy communicating with customers.”
Tell us about your family.
My husband, my son and I work for our company. I’m very close to both of my brothers. We all live in the Hollywood Riviera, including my mom, within two blocks of each other. I’ve lived in the South Bay my whole life, and I love it!”
Do you think that trusting your instincts is important in order to grow your business?
“I think your instincts are everything—personally and professionally.”
Who is your professional role model?
“My husband. No one has more integrity and focus.”
Describe your ideal work day.
“Get up at 4 a.m., have coffee with my husband and discuss our work day ahead. Then it’s go, go, go.”
What is one word that you most want associated with you and your business?
What does the future hold for your company?
“We like to grow slow but steady so that our standards remain.”