Meet the Mt. Vernon ABR Team!
Inside Team (L to R): Kevin Hollenbeck, Aaron Young, Kevin Krause, Linda Krause, & Manager Michael Krause. Outside Team (L to R): William Ollom, Kevin Hollenbeck, Riley Mehrer, Victor Reyes, Mike Walters
Mike Krause is celebrating his 25th year with American Building and Roofing, Inc. and ABR is proud and fortunate to have his knowledge and expertise with us for a quarter of a century. Mike’s strong work ethic is apparent in everything that he does. The Mt. Vernon team of employees follows in his footsteps and gets thing done, too. The whole team is extremely hard working, knowledgeable and dedicated to serving our customers!
As you’ll get to know from his interview below, he has a passion for “project work” that also flows into his personal life. He is always working and it’s good that his wife and sons also work at ABR. While Mike is always working, he takes the time to listen and help others along the way. He is a good role model, mentor and friend to many who have the chance to work or meet him.
Mike, how would you describe yourself in one word? Intense
What is the favorite part of your job as Manager? Helping people make informed decisions.
What was your first job? Picking Strawberries in Duvall.
What is your favorite music band or artist? Bob Dylan
What’s your favorite movie or book? Princess Bride
What is your favorite book? One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
What do you like to do for fun? Working on my 60 acres of land in Eastern Washington.
What makes you really happy? Working on my 60 acres of land in Eastern Washington.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? My 60 acres of land.
How would your friends describe you? Intense
What does a perfect day look like to you? A day filled with projects to complete!
What are you truly passionate about? Passing on dying skills!
The Princess Bride movie debut in theaters twenty-five years ago (interestingly about the same time Mike came to work at ABR) and received a “two thumbs” up rating from the legendary TV show ‘Siskel and Ebert”. ABR gives Mike and his team the “two thumbs” approval too. Mike lives a fairy tale life in that everyday at work he gets to see his beautiful “Princess Bride” Linda.
The residents of Skagit, Island, Whatcom and Snohomish counties are fortunate to have a the expertise of Mike and his team. Many of the employees of Mt. Vernon ABR have owned and worked in roofing and construction companies and understand the installation process. Mike and his team take the time to develop relationships with our customers; homeowners and contractors alike. Like Bob Dylan’s song “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”, ABR and the Mt. Vernon team knows how a hard rain can damage your roof. Let us help you be protected!