When I was about 13 years old, I started helping my dad with his construction company by knocking on doors and setting up appointments for his small siding and window company in Aurora, CO. Imagine, being a young kid and having multiple doors slammed in your face, people yelling at you to get off their property, and hearing the word “no” 50-100 times a day. Would have been tough for average kids, but not me. I’ve always been determined to succeed and become successful. When others would have given up, I became more encouraged. More determined. Someone out there needed my help and I was going to find them. If I didn’t, we wouldn’t eat.
But despite the struggles of the “door to door” salesmen, this wasn’t even the worst part. What got to me the most was hearing about my neighbor who had thousands of dollars stolen from them by a “CON”-tractor. Or about hearing about another neighbor whose insurance company wouldn’t pay for the storm damage their property suffered a few weeks before but was more than happy to collect a premium payment. Over the years, I heard story after story like these and finally said enough is enough!
From the ashes of an untrustworthy, discombobulated industry, myself and Jonathan Friesen created NexGen Roofing & Exteriors with the goal of effectively representing clients by ensuring they receive their full and fair benefits from their insurance carrier and to provide open, transparent, high quality construction. We needed to combat the greedy insurance companies and fend off the incompetent, untrustworthy roofing contractors who may or may not be in business next year. We started NexGen to not only even the playing field, but to change the game entirely.
Today, we’ve helped thousands of customers settle claims more efficiently and faster than anyone else in the industry. We don’t work WITH your insurance company; we tackle them head on. With NexGen, you get the biggest bang for your deductible and the roof replacement you deserve. For over 20 years, I’ve been committed to correcting the stigma in our industry and one day my children may or may not do the same, but at least I get to teach them to do what’s right, advocate for their customer 100%, and always fulfill a promise.
Jonathan Friesen is a Colorado Native that has planted his roots deep in the heart of his community. From an early age he was taught to do what is right and to be a man of his word. Before NexGen, Jonathan was pursuing the DEA but after he got his degree, he decided that wasn’t the path he wanted to take. Joel Massey and Jonathan worked at a country club together and it was there that they decided to start a business together. The cornerstone of NexGen was to be built with a country club manner. Meaning they would always go above and beyond for their clients no matter the situation. As NexGen grew, Jonathan realized there was a lot of corruption in the industry. Contractors were taking advantage of homeowners and property managers and this was unacceptable. Likewise, insurance companies were abusing their authority with policy holders by not properly paying what was owed to make the clients “whole”. This was intolerable and since the beginning Jonathan and Joel have been innovating new ways to combat these problematic trends. They have taken an approach to not work with the insurance companies but instead work with the policy holder to ensure they are taken care of no matter what. In doing so, NexGen has been able to be ahead of the industry not only by their remarkable service, but also by their ability to complete insurance claims in record times without settling for less and without cutting corners. Jonathan is proud to say there is not one contract NexGen hasn’t fully fulfilled. He is confident of his team and will always expect nothing less than the best for NexGen and for his clients.
Zach Hatten was born and raised in the South, moving to Colorado for a change of scenery in 2017 with his wife and eight-year-old daughter. Zach and his family love going on hikes, car rides in the mountains, and hanging out with their pets. Zach has a passion for sales and joining the NexGen team has allowed him to grow his expertise and knowledge with support from his team.
Eddy entered the restoration industry as a customer, and for the last 13 years she has been helping homeowners and businesses navigate through the property damage claims process. Eddy has years of experience as both an adjuster, and a restoration claims specialist. In Eddy’s free time she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and exploring historic areas.
Hobbies: books, movies, scenic drives, exploring historic areas. My family is my passion….
Jeslyn grew up near Kansas City, Kansas, enjoying all the great BBQ KC has to offer. Her love of the Jayhawks led her to the University of Kansas where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Child Psychology. She made her way to Colorado in search of sunny hiking trails and snowy mountains fit for skiing. With a love of the outdoors, dogs, and good friends, she has made Denver, Colorado her new home with her dog – Stanley.
Jeslyn has excelled in various customer service and sales positions over the years, as well as a short stint working in a preschool classroom. After more than 4 years in the industry, Jeslyn has had the pleasure of guiding numerous property-owners through the insurance claim process from hail-related damage. With that knowledge, she now works closely with Property Managers and Community Managers to assist them with exterior projects big and small. She enjoys building lasting relationships with quality Management companies, and takes pride in helping to ease the worries that managers deal with on a daily basis. With constant communication and quality work, Jeslyn and the team at NexGen strive for excellence on every project.
Anthony was born and raised here in Denver, CO where he grew to love all things in the mountains; especially snowboarding. When Anthony is not snowboarding or working, you will likely find him trying out Denver’s newest restaurants or building his skills at his boxing gym where he is a personal trainer.