Albert Lee Hall
Superintendent, Roofing & Sheet Metal
If you have had the pleasure of meeting Al Hall, then you know that he is a genuinely humble individual. He exemplifies integrity and professionalism in the roofing department of Chamberlin’s Houston office and he values his working relationships with both coworkers and clients. Since Al doesn’t like the spotlight, we had to twist his arm to get him to tell us a little more about himself.
Al began his career at Chamberlin in 1990 when one of his friends recruited him. He started working as a laborer for all departments (roofing, waterproofing, and roof maintenance) doing various jobs and cleaning up work sites. During that time, he began learning the roofing trade. After four years of continuous hard work, Al became a roofing mechanic. Because of Al’s proven leadership abilities as a roofing mechanic, within several years he was promoted to foreman and then to his current position as superintendent. Al takes great satisfaction in his accomplishments at Chamberlin. “I am very proud to have worked my way up to a Superintendent from a laborer,” he said, “I know hard work, determination and a positive attitude are what helped me to succeed.” Over the last 10 years, Al has supervised many large and difficult roofing projects over $1 million each, most recently L’Auberge du Lac Hotel and Casino in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Al is currently overseeing the roofing of the new CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital in Katy, Texas.
A Day in the Life…
“Al works as hard as anyone you will ever meet to get the job done right,” says Operations Manager, Bill Lawson. “One of his greatest strengths is that he is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure the task at hand is performed to the highest possible level.” Al has worked all hours of the day and night to get jobs both mobilized and executed. On most days, though, he arrives at the office early in the morning to oversee the distribution of materials and manpower, then spends the rest of the day overseeing his projects, visiting with clients and preparing for upcoming work.
“A good working relationship with the client is the key to a successful project,” Al states. “My goal on every project is to have the client ask for me personally to do their next job. When this happens I know that my men and I have really met and exceeded our customer’s expectations. That makes all of us feel really proud of our work.”
Outside the Office…
Al and his family own 260 acres of farm land in Love Lady, Texas. “I love working on the garden and the lawn,” Al says, “I spend most all of my free time on the farm whether it be riding horses, fishing with my kids or maintaining the land in general. Hard work has always been a part of my life, but I consider the work with my family on the farm as fun.” Al also enjoys watching drag racing and playing basketball.