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Ben Farha | Owner/President

 

Ben has swung a hammer and a cue card!

 

He was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, and grew up working in commercial contracting for his father’s company, Farha Construction. At 18, he left the ICT and headed to Lawrence, Kansas, to attend the University of Kansas. (Go Jayhawks!) But in the summers, he would come home to Wichita to work on the family’s construction projects, learning more every year.

 

Ben moved to Rhode Island when he was 23 to work as a dockhand at a local marina. During his stint in Rhode Island he developed a relationship that would later land him a job holding cue cards for . . . wait for it . . . "Saturday Night Live!"

 

A couple of years of big city life sent Ben back to his roots where he would reconnect with his strong construction foundation. Ben began acquiring rental properties and flipping homes, but when the economy dipped he had to find an alternative income. After realizing the value of his knowledge combined with his relationships, Ben decided to partner with long time friend Trae Staats and form what is today one of our area's most recognized commercial and residential roofing companies, Farha Roofing.

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Trae Staats | Owner/General Manager

 

Trae, a Wichita native, grew up in the construction industry, starting his career on the materials and supplier side.

 

His first job was at Golden Plains Lumber in downtown Wichita. During college at the University of Kansas, Trae came home every summer and worked at ABC Roofing and Supply, where he learned about roofing installation and materials.

After graduating from KU, Trae went to work for IMA, where he gained years of experience and knowledge in the insurance industry. Trae took this deep insurance knowledge back to the construction industry and co-founded Farha Roofing with Ben Farha under the Farha Construction umbrella. Trae enjoys competitive sports and buying, renovating and selling homes in the College Hill area of Wichita.

 

You might say Trae has mastered the trifecta of roofing. He's got all the bases covered — supply, installation and insurance.

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Lindsey Brown | Office Manager

 

Lindsey has been in the roofing and construction industry since 2010 and also holds her insurance license with the state of Kansas.

 

Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Lindsey graduated from Wichita South High School. She has a background in legal, graduating from Platt College with her legal office administration certification. Lindsey enjoys spending quality time with her husband and four children.

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Joe Earnest | Project Manager

 

As the son of a “jack of all trades” father, Joe was exposed to a wide array of construction projects at a young age.

 

Joe was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, and is a graduate of East High School.

 

His first job was mowing lawns of neighbors in the College Hill neighborhood where he grew up. When he was 16, Joe and a partner built a small mowing operation into a full-service landscaping company, but he later sold the business to fulfill his dream of attending the University of Kansas.

 

After graduation, Joe moved to Kansas City, where he sold industrial equipment and supplies. In 2010, Joe decided to move back home and join longtime friends Ben Farha and Trae Staats at Farha Roofing. Since joining Farha Roofing, Joe has gained vast knowledge in residential and commercial roofing as well as in the insurance claims process.

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Andy Ashbrook | Project Manager

 

Andy is proud of his status as a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving as a crew chief for the F-117 Stealth Fighter!

 

Andy first started roofing as a teen and young adult as a summer job before entering the service, and he prides himself on quality of work, punctuality and availability to his customers.

 

A Wichita, Kansas, native, he graduated from Wichita East High School. He recently came to Farha Roofing from the biodiesel industry, joining longtime friends Ben Farha and Trae Staats. Andy is married and has three children.

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Samuel Ludwig | Project Manager

 

Sam is a Wichita native and recent graduate from Wichita East High School. He is currently studying business at Wichita State University. Sam has been involved in the roofing business for a year and is happily applying his business education to his career.

 

When not working or going to school, Sam is an avid paintball player and a member of a paintball team called Edge Army Spartans.

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Beau Canova | Project Manager

 

Beau is a Wichita native who has been in the roofing industry for 10 years. Beau studied cultural anthropology at the University of Kansas after graduating from East High School. Beau received his roofing contractor's license five years ago and has an in-depth and hands on knowledge of both commercial and residential roofing.

 

Beau enjoys spending time with his wife and son as well as fishing and playing golf. 

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Aaron Maxwell | Project Manager

Aaron is a proud Kansas native and WSU grad. His dad and uncle built homes when he was young so some of his earliest memories are on a job site. Over the years he has worked in many aspects of the construction industry.

 

Aaron specializes in handling large commercial roofing projects and has negotiated insurance claims on roofs up to 100,000 sq ft.

 

In his free time he enjoys relaxing with his wife and their dog, as well as getting outdoors to fish or hunt.

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Bob Ireland | Commercial Project Manager

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Dylan Currier | Superintendent

Dylan was raised in Colorado where he began working in all aspects of the commercial, residential and industrial construction.

 

After spending 3 years on the road doing sales for a roofing contractor based out of Denver he decided to take a leap and pursue construction management which is his true passion. 7 years ago he had his first opportunity at managing projects from start to finish for Solargreen. Ever since he has been successful in the construction management field.

 

In 2015 Dylan not only went back to school as well he joined the Farha Roofing family as an operations manager. In his spare time Dylan enjoys spending time with his wife and his two young kids!

 

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Brandi Ivy | Office Administrator

 

Brandi was born in Washington state and is a loud and proud Seattle Seahawks fan.  Brandi’s past work experience comes primarily from the healthcare field. She is currently a full-time student  and has been working with Farha Roofing for just shy of two years.

 

In her spare time, Brandi enjoys reading, working on art projects, and spending time with her two children, Eden and Noah.

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Farha Roofing, Kansas City

 

Aaron Confessori | Market Partner/General Manager Kansas City

 

As a lifelong family friend of the Farha's Aaron spent his high school summers transporting supplies and equipment throughout Wichita for Farha Construction. Years later Aaron has returned to construction with an experienced career in customer service as an Entrepreneur.

 

Aaron's passion for helping others combined with years of experience owning and operating successful business's eventually led him back to the Farha family. In 2015 Farha Roofing launched its Kansas City office with Aaron as the market partner and General Manager. When Aaron is not working he enjoys fishing, golfing and watching movies.

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Chris Schroeder | Commercial Estimator/Project Manager

 

Chris is a native of Kansas City Missouri.  Working in the roofing industry for nearly 10 years, Chris has proficient knowledge in the low slope area of construction.  While working as foreman, Chris has managed over a million square feet of installations of TPO, PVC, EPDM, Elastomeric coatings, shingles, DaVinci roof tile, concrete tile, among others.
 
When not working, Chris loves spending time on the golf course, watching his beloved Royals, Chiefs, and Missouri Tigers.

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