Adelino Perin was born on a farm in Nova Prata, Brazil. Adelino and two of his friends decided they wanted to move to the United States to take a chance at making a better life. After a year of planning the move, they had saved $450.00 between them for the trip.
In May 1973, Adelino and his two friends left Brazil and began to walk to the United States. The trip took them 35 days. They traveled through 13 countries. They wound up in Chicago, Illnois. Once there they knew no one and had nowhere to go. They did not speak English, so they knew they had to find other Brazilian people to communicate with. They were told to go to Union, New Jersey where a Brazilian man owned a gas station and might be able to help.
Adelino and his friends went to Union, New Jersey and found their way to a gas station on Route 22. The owner of the gas station hired Adelino and he began his new life in America. Adelino worked there for about six months and in October 1973 one of the gas station customers, Vidal Zinczuk, offered Adelino an opportunity to work in construction. Adelino accepted the offer. Vidal taught Adelino the trade of roofing and siding. He also sponsored Adelino to legalize him in the United States. Adelino worked with Vidal for about 3 years. In October 1976, Adelino started his own company, A.P. Home Improvements. The company started as a sole proprietorship and in 1986, A. Perin Roofing & Siding became incorporated.
What started as a one-man operation has grown and now A.P. Roofing & Siding employs several more people and helps keep many sub-contractors working. Adelino continues to be successful in his expanding business enterprises. He is a well known and respected member of his extended community. Adelino contributes his time and talents to the local community, showing his thanks for their support for his business.
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“This spring my husband and I decided it was time to replace our cedar shakes with vinyl siding. We had several estimates from various contractors but ended up hiring A.P. Roofing and Siding Company. We were impressed with Bud Shaw and his professionalism and his price was very fair. Bud was extremely patient and accommodating with all our questions, concerns and the many changes we decided along the way.
The workers were considerate and hardworking which made the entire job go quickly yet they still paid much attention to detail throughout, which resulted in a job very nicely done.
We are very happy with the final result of our home, the siding looks beautiful and we couldn’t be more pleased. We recommend AP Roofing, as a matter of fact, in a few years when our roof needs to be replaced – we will definitely give them a call. P”