Steve or Scuba. My friends all call me Scuba, so I hope once you have read this and one day we meet, you will feel comfortable enough to call me “Scuba”. Remember the movie “Big Daddy” with Adam Sandler? Well, when that movie was big, all my friends knew that one day I would be that guy. The kind of dad that a kid would be proud of and a good role model. It was a dream of mine, and thus the nickname became mine, and now the dream also became a reality as I am now a dad of 2 lovely young daughters. I am so blessed.
Growing up in Independence, Missouri in the foster and group home environment in my Jr High years, I learned how to become resilient and a chameleon to many different situations that I was faced with. Seeing many different families throughout these formative years, I developed my own sense of who I wanted to become as a father and husband. I feel blessed that I was able to find my wife and confidante that we still are lucky to be together after 14 years.
We enjoy billiards as a family and watching our girls grow up with their many activities. We are very active in our church and community including being President and treasurer of our HOA. My wife Patricia is active in our kids’ PTA and booster clubs. I am a free mason as well. Loyalty, integrity and inspiration are the core values that I share with LoveOurRoof, an Xcel Company.
From bussing tables to selling baseball cards since I was 14 years old, I have always been selling something! I have worked for the government, sold cars, I was a production supervisor, a store manager for Sprint among other entrepreneurial passions along the way. I have always worked with people and customer service focusing on the love for exceeding expectations and surprising people by that. I am a man of many hats. I am a simple man living in a complicated world.
My journey to the company LoveOurRoof came to me thru a friend who referred me and simply asked me to look at their website. After browsing through the website, I knew it was worth the interview and then after meeting the people, I knew this company aligned itself with my values of love for the community and giving back. I am a person who loves people, so I knew it would be a good fit as this company is about people.
Some of the most influential people in my life is Judy and Bob, one of my foster parents. They taught me the value of staying involved with churches and they would always visit me in my group home to show me support and bring me clothes and care for my well-being. They showed me the love and care of the kind of parent I knew I wanted to be – to love unconditionally. The “Scuba way”! They just celebrated 60 years of marriage, I honor that and intend to follow in their footsteps!
Motivational Quote - “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you get by what you become by achieving your goals.” Zig Zigler
I highly recommend this company. My husband and I aren’t knowledgeable about roof repairs. However, we could have not been in better hands. Our project manager Steven Smith guided us through the process of getting our roof replaced.He was our advocate with the insurance company. When selecting our supplies he laid out choices and we didn’t feel pressured to make choices that weren’t right for us.. Steven worked with us and we were very pleased with the results!
We are very pleased with the work done by Xcel. From the beginning of the project it was clear that doing quality work was important to them. Steve, the Project Manager was accommodating and answered everyone of our many questions. He made sure that everything was done up to our exacting standards. We would definitely use Xcel again.
Xcel roofing did an amazing job on our roof in a timely manner. Steve and his crew did an amazing job. Steve made sure we were included in every step of the process and understood what was happening throughout. I would recommend xcel roofing and won’t hesitate to call when we need a roof on our new home in the future.
Steve (Scoba) Smith was an exceptional guy with Xcel roofing I would highly recommend him to anyone, thank you guys for your services, excellent group of people