Attic Solutions specializes in attic ventilation, roofing and insulation. They are a local, family owned business with more than 12 years of experience. Derek Leibert is the President of Attic Solutions.
How did you get started in the business? – After the Mother’s Day storm in 2001, I was introduced to the roofing industry pretty quickly. The years following I immersed myself in Home Science, which inspired me to expand and complement my business based on the needs of homeowners–both planned and unexpected.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – The biggest challenge we’ve faced as a business is maintaining the thorough, personal approach we’ve championed in face to face interactions with homeowners. The company has had to pay particular attention to cultivating a culture that adds synergy to the founding principles of the business while giving the homeowner an experience beyond their expectations.
What has been your most important achievement professionally? – Introducing our HomeFIT system of Fully Integrated Thermodynamics has been the icing on the cake for Attic Solutions. We’re proud to say that we have adopted the attic as our domain and found that this “orphan” of the professional building trades has grown into a very important and recognized aspect of heat and moisture management. All trades meet in the attic, so without a traffic director, this crossroads ends up being a pile-up.
Tell me a little about your family. – My daughter, Wynter, and son, Carson, mean the world to me. Without them, Attic Solutions would not be here today!
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – The switch to working for myself and providing careers and opportunities for others, all while doing what I love to do–helping people with their castles!
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Bike ride, Garden, Frisbee Golf, Alpine Ski…
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Inspirational
If you could have a super power, what would it be? – Instant travel or the flight of an eagle. Un-timed stoplights waste so much of a contractor’s life!
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – A stitch in time saves nine.
Which talent would you most like to have? – Although I’m 6’6”, I’ve never been able to say I was good at basketball–but I always wanted to be! I also wish I could draw like a true artist, mainly to make great comic strips of my days and experiences with people!
If you could choose any other profession to be in, what would it be? – Energy/Reiki Healer.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read? – Since I have read a lot of books with my kids, I would choose The Little Engine That Could. It speaks on so many levels.
What is your favorite local restaurant? – So many! I love L Café on 96th/L St., Blue, and Abelardos is awesome on the fly. Scooters Coffee is a necessity!
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – Nikola Tesla