We had the good fortune of connecting with FATESTA BATEMAN and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi FATESTA, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
I define success as an instruments to measure efforts.
If you give your all and do your best, then success will be inevitable.
Success should look different to each individual. To me, it’s not about bank accounts, titles, or handshakes. It doesn’t have to come with a red bow, or fancy wrapping paper.
I think it’s more important for me to acknowledge the efforts of my journey that lead to success.
What should our readers know about your business?
The name of my business is Pink Hammers Roofing. We specialize in residential and commercial roofing. Pink Hammers specializes in roofing, inspections, and tarp installations for both residential and commercial properties. We are a registered Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) and registered federal government contractor in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area.
Construction has always been an area of interest for me, But with all the available options, I never really knew where or how to start. My background is in Insurance Adjusting, which after being in the field climbing roofs for 5 years, made it a natural transition for me to start my roofing business. It realized fast that I was in love with roofing and construction and never want to look back.
One main reason for me starting Pink Hammers Roofing is because I noticed the lack of diversity, particularly for women of color, in the contracting and construction industries. Being a woman in construction has not been easy, but my mission is to change the male dominate narrative that has been lurking in the industry for far too long. I want the world to know that there is more than enough room for women in this industry. Women can do anything we put our minds to and can be just as success as men in construction. The world should know that diversity is needed in construction and women and people of color are not willing to wait any longer for it to happen.
I hope that Pink Hammers will one day be a house hold brand name and can will be a well respected and sought after company for women and people of color.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I absolutely love pizza, so our first stop would be to Mods Pizza (any location). You can build your own pizza with a wide selection of fresh toppings.
My second stop would be a walk downtown starting at the ATT Discovery District to watch the big screen jumbo-tron, and to enjoy entertainment along with some other unique experiences.
I would some how find a way to venture over to South Dallas to visit Elaine’s Kitchen for some of the best Jamaican food in Dallas (possibly the world).
Night life would be a drive through the Bishop Arts district for some live music options and a slice of pie from Emporium Pies. Nothing would be sweeter.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to dedicate this shoutout to my Mother. I feel she deserves the credit for me being the person that I am today. She has been my inspiration and my reason for pushing forward and persevering throughout my entrepreneurial journey. I owe everything to her.
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