Star City Six – Chris Neemann
Neemann & Sons, Inc. has been a family-owned roofing, gutter, and siding business in Lincoln since 1981. Chris Neemann is the owner of Neemann & Sons, Inc.
Tell us a little about your business.
At Neemann & Sons, we strive to provide our customers with a family-friendly service using high-quality products. We offer a wide range of services, including roofing, siding, seamless gutters, aluminum soffit and fascia, replacement windows, blown-in insulation, gutter cleaning, and other repairs. Over a year ago, we acquired Sprague Roofing and JL Exteriors. This has allowed us to offer commercial roofing and expand our siding division.
How did you get started in the business?
My husband Terry and I started Terry Neemann Roofing in 1981 as a part-time job to earn some extra income. Terry did the roofing and sometimes I helped him with the cleanup. I also did the books for the business. We both worked full-time jobs for many years while working the roofing business on the side. We enjoyed getting to know our customers over the years and have formed many friendships through our business. We are fortunate to have our three sons working the business with us as well.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Making the decision to quit our full-time jobs with great benefits to pursue Neemann & Sons full time.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Starting our business from nothing and working to build it to the great company it is today.
Tell us a little about your family.
Terry and I have been married for 41 years, and our three wonderful sons have given us 10 awesome grandchildren.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Going to watch our grandchildren’s sporting events and cheerleading or dance competitions. I also love to go to concerts.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I grew up in a small town in Nebraska, and I was the only one in my class for a few years.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“A liar is always a liar even when they tell the truth.”
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
“Time in a Bottle” by Jim Croce.
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
To cure cancer and Alzheimer’s.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
I would like to be a musician.
What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
We sponsor Lincoln Youth Football and other youth sports. We like to give back to the children of our great community.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
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If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
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