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CEO Profile: Stephanie Haigh, ComfortEagle

Life is truly unpredictable, and for those of us who just “fell into roofing” (myself included)  it’s a crazy ride. When Stephanie Haigh started working, she was on a completely different path. After graduating college, Stephanie worked in finance for a while before landing a position with a major engineering firm. She enjoyed the work, but was restless sitting at a desk, surrounded by project managers that had opportunities to travel and do amazing work.  It [...]

2020-09-09T07:05:40-06:00By |

Woman Roofer Profile: Tina Cordova

“I never expected that I would have a thirty-year career in the roofing industry” is a common phrase that resonates across the nation for women in roofing. It’s important to understand how women land in our industry and why both feet stick. For some of us, it was an unexpected opportunity. For others, it was a family business. For most of us, the roofing industry was a blessing we received at exactly the right time. “I [...]

2020-08-19T13:41:38-06:00By |

Chelsey Line – Writer Profile

Growing up as the daughter of a small-town residential roofer in Saxonburg, PA, Chelsey Line has always had a passion for the roofing industry and the hard-working people that it encompasses. She watched her father build a roofing business from the ground up and is excited to work in the industry that’s been in her family for generations. Chelsey graduated from Slippery Rock University with a degree in Professional Studies and an emphasis in Community Recreation. [...]

2020-08-16T10:57:35-06:00By |

Sandy Beauchesne – Writer Profile

Sandy Beauchesne has worked in the construction industry for 10+ years, gaining experience in Vancouver BC Canada, New Orleans Louisiana and Dallas Texas. She also worked on the client-side in commercial property management for 15+ years. As a seasoned Client Service & Operations Manager, she is passionate about providing an exceptional experience for clients from initial point of contact to completion of the project. Working with the team at Paramount Waterproofing Solutions she ensures projects are [...]

2020-08-16T10:58:05-06:00By |

Michelle Elko – Writer Profile

Michelle Elko is a mother of two who lives in Nassau Bay, TX with her fiancé Paul. Together they have three kids, three dogs, and a kitten. She graduated from college in 2000 from nursing school and worked as an LVN. In 2005, Hurricane Rita hit. It was then she decided to change careers after helping with a remodeling job. She came across an opportunity to learn how to spray polyurethane foam. She fell in love [...]

2020-08-16T11:01:04-06:00By |

Jess Cress – Writer Profile

Jess Cress is currently the Special Projects and IT Social Media Specialist at Bone Dry Roofing Company in the beautiful Athens, Georgia. Owner Chad Collins says, “Jess is a tremendous asset to our organization and always pours 100% of herself into her work. Her passion for the roofing industry shows in everything she does. Not only does Jess represent our organization and our industry extremely well, but she is also a walking testimony to the limitless [...]

2020-08-16T11:06:38-06:00By |

Jenna Gift – Writer Profile

Jenna Gift is the Lead QA & Sample Administrator for Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance and has been with the company for almost 4 years.  Her background is actually not in roofing, but in Criminology and Sociology.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University in 2007, and in the time prior to entering into the roofing industry, she was a corrections officer for the State of Ohio, amongst other various careers. The construction [...]

2020-08-16T11:10:59-06:00By |

NWiR Member Spotlight – Meet Meredith Marsh-Shaevitz

Meet Meredith Marsh-Shaevitz, Owner Pitch Perfect Roofing & General Contracting 8 years in the industry. What was your career path? How did you get here? I started my career path with desire and passion to help people. I was a nurse right out of High School having taking Vo-Tech classes my senior year. I did that for 7 years while moving more into the Insurance / Administrative realm of Healthcare. I obtained my Undergraduate Business Degree [...]

2019-12-28T14:15:13-07:00By |

Enterprise Risk Management Case Study: Diamond Roofing

How a roofing contractor was able to navigate the challenge of family members and differing opinions to develop a successful ERM plan. At the recent NRCA Legal Resource Center meeting, NRCA Vice President Tom Shanahan explained what Enterprise Risk Management is and why it is so important for contractors to have plans for their businesses. (Read that article here). To help attendees understand the concept further, Monica Cameron of Kansas-based Diamond Roofing shared the story of [...]

2020-06-25T12:38:34-06:00By |

Meet Mandy McIntyre of 1st Choice Roofing

The search for her ‘true calling’ led to a career in roofing. In 2013, Mandy McIntyre was working as an office manager for a landscaping and snow removal company and she was miserable with her job. She couldn’t stand working there anymore so she decided to look for a new job and take the first offer. It just so happened that the first offer came from 1st Choice Roofing Company in Cleveland, Ohio. “I was offered [...]

2019-11-04T14:46:40-07:00By |