Meet The Team of Burr Roofing, Siding, & Windows
Below are some of the people you will encounter when working with us. We are very proud of our team and the great service they provide to our customers.
Robert “Woody” Priest
Started with Burr: Since Birth
Woody grew up in Burr, getting his start on Saturday mornings as early as five years old holding “the boring end” of the tape measure for his father Bob Priest to aid in measuring roofs. After majoring in Economics & Finance at Eckerd College, Woody joined the family business full time, initially as an estimator, gradually taking on more responsibility, and ultimately buying the business from his father at the end of 2013.
Today, Woody does all the estimating and project design. Since taking over the reins Woody has led the business in a slightly new direction, following his passion for architectural design and dramatic exterior makeovers. Burrs’ new slogan “Life Improving Home Improvement” reflects the same commitment to excellence that Woody’s Father instilled but clarifies the objective of enriching the lives of both our Clients and Team Members through custom exterior remodeling. Our commitment to our clients is to create a custom exterior that is stunningly beautiful, relatively low maintenance, and a fiscally sound investment in the home’s value. Our commitment to our Team Members is to create a meaningful lifelong career based on craftsmanship, pride, and integrity.
Beyond Burr, Woody and his wife Taylor can usually be found on some adventure, usually centered around their other true passions, improving their own home, their dogs, and boating.
Started with Burr: 2019
Chris has been a resident of Fairfield County for over 25 years. He raised his two daughters in Wilton, CT, and has worked almost exclusively for local CT companies throughout his career in Finance, Business Development, Consulting, and specializing in Home Improvement.
From supervising numerous home renovations of his own to working with numerous clients in the area, Chris brings his creativity, passion, and an “eye for detail” to every job. He understands the delicate balance of both quality and long-term value and the challenges to incorporate this in between raising a family, job, and never-ending activities. Chris brings this dynamic experience to Burr as an Area Manager, where he will assist clients to realize their vision of life improving home improvement.
Tireless, and always in motion, Chris enjoys most things related to active physical fitness. Favorites would include working out, golf, sports, and numerous other year-round outdoor pursuits.
Accounting & Human Resources Manager
Started with Burr: 2007
Tracy joined Burr in late December of 2007, shortly after our relocation to our new, larger facilities in Stratford. She immediately jumped in, sorting out the office and arranging the space to work more efficiently. Her organizational skills and experience had an immediate and profound impact on the company and team members. In 2008, Tracy was recognized as CCN’s Rookie Office Manager of the Year for all her hard work.
Now, Tracy has assumed all responsibilities of Office Manager, handling all of Burr’s financials and Human Resources. Thanks to Tracy’s efficiency, the rest of the team is better able to perform their own duties. She is the most important part of Burr’s foundation.
When Tracy isn’t keeping the office in check, she enjoys spending her free time with her daughter Emma. It is such a treat when Emma visits the office, eager to help mom with whatever she can. Maybe one day she will join the Burr family just like her mom!
Marketing & Customer Experience Manager
Started with Burr: 2021
Maria recently joined the Burr team in June of 2021. She brings with her an expansive marketing background, along with a passion for the construction industry as her father owned his own local remodeling business for 30+ years. She is excited to expand her knowledge of exterior home improvement and network with the CT local homeowners. Maria graduated in 2015 from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s in Marketing and a minor in International Business. In 2018, Maria earned a Digital Marketing Certification from Sacred Heart University to continue her education in the marketing industry.
As the Marketing & Customer Experience Manager, Maria acts as the liaison between the homeowner and operations, with a focus on customer satisfaction throughout the project. If you have any questions or concerns before the start of your exterior remodel, Maria will be your main point of contact. She will also provide you will weekly update regarding the status of your remodel while explaining what can be expected in the coming days.
Maria is also the creative mind behind all our social media and website content. She gets to travel to job sites and interact with the crews and homeowners, making unique content for you all to enjoy. Check out her work on our social media profiles below!
Outside Burr, Maria enjoys spending time at her family beach house in Lordship, reading a new book, and trying new recipes.
Customer Experience Coordinator
Started with Burr: 2017
Sydney joined the Burr team full-time in May of 2018 after graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of the Arts in Economics. Since then, she has expanded her knowledge of the home improvement industry and has shown great interest in the continuing education Burr frequently offers. Sydney has recently relocated to Boston but continues to be a vital part of the Burr family.
Started with Burr: 2021
Matt recently completed his four-year service in the Air Force where he served security officer stationed in Texas, Korea, and Montana. He is currently in school to become a certified diesel mechanic. Matt helps around the job sites ensuring materials are delivered and the materials are organized on the job sites at the end of each day.
Started with Burr: 1983
Nick has been with Burr since Woody’s father owned the company. He brings years of experience to the team. When not working, Nick can be found off on an adventure with his two amazing daughters.
Started with Burr: 2011
David is our siding foreman has been with Burr since 2011. When not working David can be found preaching at church.
Started with Burr: 2013
Junior oversees two siding crews ensuring quality and efficiency in the field. He has been working in the roofing and siding industry since 2007 and enjoys working with people. When he is not working, Junior can be found on Candlewood Lake with his wife who is from his hometown in Brazil, and his two sons.
Started with Burr: 2013
Brian is our lead carpenter and has been with Burr since 2013. When not working Brian is lost in his literature at his vacation home in Vermont. He has a black lab named Luke who he enjoys spending time with.
Started with Burr: 2016
John has been working as a carpenter at Burr since 2016. He has a passion for the industry and strives to learn more each day. He loves fishing and working in his garden. Not to mention hanging out with his puggle, Archie.
Hadley & Paisley
Co-Directors of Employee Morale
Started with Burr: 2011
These two ladies do an excellent job of keeping spirits high around here. Hadley, a Portuguese Water Dog, and Paisley, a Chocolate Lab, share the title of “Directors of Employee Morale,” and can always be found close by Woody’s side. They are present at all meetings, ride in the truck, pick up treats at the lumber yards…occasionally even from homeowners, and of course lounge around the office between appointments.