Meet the Peak professionals

For those who enjoy a good love story, we have one for you. Jeff Riss started Peak because he loved the roofing business and satisfying customers. Soon, he brought in the love of his life, his wife Joey, to help run the business. When it came to hiring people, he simply looked for people who were honest, worked hard, and loved what they did. It’s the hearts of everyone on the team that make Peak Roofing & Construction different…better.

Jeff Riss

President

With 20 years of sales experience, a love of roofing, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Jeff started Peak Roofing & Constructions. In 2018, the company expanded into additional exterior services and updated its name to Peak Roofing & Construction.

Jeff’s early experience in roofing showed him an opportunity to do it better. His passion for customer service, integrity, and quality craftsmanship fueled his desire to have a company that was family-owned, locally-operated, and focused on doing things the right way. Jeff’s quick to say the best compliments he gets are the referrals and opportunities to do more work for a family or business.

One thing you won’t see is Jeff camped out behind a desk, unless it’s raining. He’s typically at a job site. But be sure to look up. You’re likely to find him on a roof with his team checking on quality or providing advice on a complex install or repair. Or, you might find him at another one of his favorite spots – the school cafeteria, having lunch with his son.

It’s Jeff’s endless energy, integrity and deep roots in customer service that make Peak Roofing & Construction a great little company that delivers big results.

Read a personal note from Jeff.

Joey Riss

Vice President

When Jeff and Joey met in 1997, they had no idea they would start their own business. They moved to Frisco in 2001 when there was still more land than buildings. As they watched it grow, they knew is was the place the wanted to call home and become part of the community.

Before joining Jeff in business, Joey spent time in technology and retail sales. She also worked as a special education elementary school teacher which expanded the love she already had towards children. Much of their community involvement and support is focused on organizations that help families and children.

Joey says she is blessed to have the best of both worlds. She has a career working together with her husband, behind the scenes, doing final invoice preparation for customers and overseeing much of the marketing efforts. And then she has her most important and rewarding job – spending precious time with their son who they both adore.

If you get a chance to meet Joey, her energy and enthusiasm are contagious. From her smile and her spirit, you’ll see a very special lady with a heart big enough to nurture her family and be instrumental in the business.

Cindy Cisneros

Office Manager, Dallas

When it comes to keeping the main office of Peak Roofing & Construction running smoothly, everyone turns to Cindy. Her customer service skills are exceptional as well as her ability multi-task in our busy office. Cindy’s education in international trading business is a valuable asset as she navigates the insurance process for our customers. If you call our office during the business day, there’s a good chance it will be Cindy’s friendly voice that greets you.

A soccer mom and animal lover, she stays busy all the time. As a certified Zumba instructor, she loves combining music and dance. For favorite healthy activity is teaching dance at Aztec church.

Tony Kovacs

Operations Manager, Dallas

Tony joined our team in 2017 with over 15 years of managing experience, although it feels like he’s been with the team from the very start. Tony helps with day-to-day operations, working with the office staff, sales team, and crews. He is trained in GAF & Owens Corning and air ventilation. He is a strong communicator, organizer, and problem solver. When you meet Tony, you’ll find his positive, can-do attitude is contagious. His determination and dedication is unparalleled. There’s simply not an issue he can’t solve.

Committed to his team and family, Tony is a wonderful person and friend. In his free time, you’ll likely find him outdoors, preferably on his motorcycle.

Rob Lopez

Senior Project Manager, Dallas

Rob is one of our newer members but definitely not new to the residential home community. He is an experienced project manager formally trained in Owens Corning, GAF, and air vents.

Prior to joining Peak Roofing & Construction, Rob spent six years in the custom homes industry. From that experience. he came to enjoy and appreciate the uniqueness of each project he manages. While doing new home construction, he realized he enjoyed the roofing trade the most. Rob immersed himself in learning the industry taking all the training courses available on top of his hands-on experience.

Rob is an energetic, fun-loving person that puts great importance on his family. He also enjoys sports and good music.

Jay Yanez

Project Manager, Dallas

Roofing is in Jay’s blood. In addition to his own 5 years doing roofing professionally, Jay has a lifetime of experience, growing up in a family that’s been in the roofing industry for 30 years. He proudly claims he learned from the best…his dad and uncles. They invested in teaching him their trades including drywall, concrete, carpentry, fencing, siding/fascia, painting, and insulation. Jay takes great pride in taking his time to make sure his jobs are done right the first time. When not on top of a roof or doing interior improvements, you’ll find Jay with his family or on the soccer field. And, don’t be surprised if you run into him volunteering out in the community as he loves helping others.

Dave Gracia

Inspector/Estimator (Commercial), Houston

When it comes to commercial roofing and exteriors projects in Houston, Dave is the guy you want managing your project. He’s been around the block more than a few times logging over 40 years in the construction industry with 30 years being focused on roofing. It’s not just the four decades, he has 12 industry certifications to back it up. Dave loves the challenge of managing complex commercial projects. They give him the perfect opportunity to apply his skills as a construction estimator, blueprint reader, supervisor and crew manger.

Away from the office, Dave loves spending time with his sweet wife and amazing son and eating amazing local Houston cuisine. On the weekend, he’s also known for sneaking away for a round of golf or relaxing with his fishing pole in hand.

Wes Hatch

Inspector/Estimator (Commercial & Residential), Dallas

Wes is our “renaissance man.” As our resident Aggie, he studied Engineering, Construction Science, and Business at Texas A&M before moving to Frisco, Texas. Combined with his experience in residential and commercial construction, his knowledge of how structures are designed and built provides exceptional insight for complex exteriors projects.

Not only has he studied multiple disciplines, he’s worked for a several well-recognized companies including Proctor & Gamble, Honda, Reynolds & Reynolds, & Raytheon. He is also an Eagle Scout and has lots of interests including spending time with his wife, being a perpetual member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and producing music in his studio.

Jared Bernstein

Inspector/Estimator, Dallas

As a former business owner and real-estate investor, Jared has spent the last 20 years in and around the roofing industry including being a part of Peak Roofing & Construction team since 2014. Jared’s friendliness, sense of humor, and dedication to his work is why customers frequently call the office requesting his help on additional projects. Prior to joining Peak, he enjoyed him time as an entrepreneur, even being recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine.

When not at work, you will most likely find him spending time with his wife and son, watching sports and listening to music.

David Espinoza

Inspector/Estimator, Dallas

David has been around the roofing industry all of his life. He first learned the fundamentals of roofing from his father and uncles as a summer job during his high school years. David joined the Peak Roofing & Construction staff in 2012 as a roof repair specialist. In 2013, David was promoted to Sales while managing much of the repairs of the company. David is known for his expertise in proper roof installation as well as his professionalism and honesty.

David holds certification in Owens Corning home selling, TPO installations, and air vent ventilation systems. His work on literally hundreds of claims and interacting with many insurance companies helps him assist customers that have complicated claims. David is very creative and enjoys helping customers that are making tough decisions on remodeling projects. His hobbies include fishing, playing guitar, shooting hoops and playing with his dogs.

Elly Rivera

Inspector/Estimator, Dallas

With 14 years of architecture, restoration and interior design experience, Elly is our go-to person when it comes to homes and businesses that need a little visual help on their project. Elly has a Bachelor’s of Interior Architecture degree from the University of Oklahoma, and spent time as a designer at O’Brien & Associates. She is well versed in Xactimate estimation software used by the insurance industry. This enables her to provide solid information to customers who are working with a property claim.

Elly’s life outside the office is joyful and hectic as she keeps her hands full with her husband and two boys. She loves to travel but also thoroughly enjoys sneaking away to a local coffee shop to relax.

Jaime Rivera Jr. (JR)

Inspector/Estimator, Dallas

When he joined Peak Roofing & Construction, JR already had a lifetime of roofing experience (literally). While most of his young friends were hanging out during the summer, he was busy cleaning-up debris around roofing job sites to make pocket change. Once he became a teenager, JR “worked his way up the ladder” to work on the actual roofs where he did tear-offs and installs. During college, he decided to trade in his roofing tools and learned the business side of things. Now, JR combines his hands-on expertise and his business experience to serve our customer.

When he’s not on a roof, JR coaches a select youth baseball team in Dallas. JR was a student athlete at Vernon College and Sul Ross State playing baseball while studying Accounting and finance.

Geen R Smith

Inspector/Estimator, Dallas

Geen is king of customer service with over 30 years of experience with 17 specializing in roofing and construction. His knowledge of the industry and experience previously working in the insurance industry gives him a helpful perspective, especially when it comes to hailstorm and storm damage. When you meet Geen, you’ll immediately feel like he’s a trusted neighbor, giving great advice and making sure everything is okay before he leaves.

Outside the office, there’s no telling what he’ll be up to on any given weekend because he embraces life to its fullest. He loves the outdoors including fishing, hiking, boating, and snorkeling. When inside and at home, Geen’s all about live music, cooking, and grilling with family and friends.

Jimmy Smith

Inspector/Estimator, Dallas

With 20 years of home inspection experience under his belt, Jimmy has earned a badge of honor – Over 11,000 home inspections across the United States. That translates into an amazing amount of experience for Peak Roofing & Construction customers. In addition, his expertise working with Xactimate helps him assist customers that are working with claims. His degree in Accounting and minor in auditing add further proof that Jimmy is a 100% details guy. He simply loves helping customers through the roof replacement and remodeling process. Jimmy is a HAAG Engineering Residential and Commercial Certified Inspector and has previously done commercial design and construction.

As a strong, faith-based man, Jimmy treasures his wife, family, and friends. He enjoys hunting, fishing, scuba diving, playing the financial markets, and a good round of golf.