Slate Roofing Contractors Association of North America, Inc.
Board of Directors
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OFFICERS:
Chairman of the Board: Gary Howes
Vice-Chairman: Chris Paulin
Executive Director: Joe Jenkins
Membership Committee: Chris Paulin (chair), Chuck Wagner, John Mahan, Chris Short
Nominating Committee: Barry Smith (chair), Gary Howes
Public Relations/Marketing: John Mahan (chair)
Standards Committee: Joe Jenkins (chair), Chris Paulin, John Crookston
Education Committee: Barry Smith (chair), Joe Jenkins, John Mahan and Chris Paulin
Safety Committee: Chris Short (chair)
2014 SRCA Conference Committee: Gary Howes (chair)
2015 SRCA Conference Committee: Joe Jenkins (chair)
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Education, Safety, Standards, Membership, Nominating, Public Relations
As per the SRCA board teleconference of February 11, 2015, all board terms will begin on March 1st of the year and end on the last day of February of the year. Board members serve three year terms.
Above: SRCA board members attending the February 24th, 2015, board meeting in New Orleans. L-R: Barry Smith, Chris Paulin, Gary Howes, John Mahan, Nick Price. Gary Howes was re-elected to another one-year term as Chairman of the Board and Chris Paulin was re-elected to another one-year term as Vice-Chairman of the Board. Photo by Joe Jenkins. Both Gary Howes and John Mahan were re-elected to three year terms on the board at the general member meeting on the same night.
Article 5, Board of Directors
Section 5.03 NUMBER AND TERM OF OFFICE
(a) Number. The board of directors shall consist of such number of directors, not less than five nor more than nine, as may be determined from time to time by resolution adopted by a majority of the directors then in office. A decrease in the number of directors under this paragraph (a) shall not have the effect of shortening the term of any incumbent director.
(b) Term. Each directorship shall have a term of three years. A director shall hold office until the expiration of the term for which he was elected and until his successor has been elected and qualified or until his earlier death, resignation or removal.
(c) Classes and Staggering of Terms. Upon the adoption of these amended and restated bylaws the board of directors shall divide the directors into three classes as nearly equal in number as possible and shall assign each incumbent director to a class. Directors of each class shall thereafter be elected to three-year terms as follows:
(i) The first class of directors shall be elected in 2013 and every third year thereafter;
(ii) The second class of directors shall be elected in 2014 and every third year thereafter; and
(iii) The third class of directors shall be elected in 2015 and every third year thereafter.
Upon any increase in the number of directors under paragraph (a), the board of directors shall allocate the additional directorship or directorships among the three classes, again keeping the classes as nearly equal in number as possible.
Above: SRCA Board meeting of July 19, 2014 in Grove City, PA. Left to right: Nick Price, John Mahan, Chris Short, Chris Paulin, Joe Jenkins, Barry Smith, Gary Howes. Missing is Chuck Wagner. Photo by John Crookston.
Above: at our 2014 conference in New Orleans. L to R: John Mahan, Joe Jenkins, Gary Howes, Barry Smith, Chris Short, Chris Paulin. Missing are Liam Tower and Chuck Wagner.
Above: Board Meeting, February 15th, 2013, New Orleans, LA
L to R, Paulin, Mahan, Smith, Jenkins, Howes
Above: Board Meeting, September 30, 2012, including 6 of the 7 Board members plus a few general members.
Above: 2011 Board Meeting, Lancaster, PA. First row, left to right: Joe Jenkins, Chris Paulin, Robert Ruddy. Second row, Left to right: Liam Tower, Barry Smith, James Warden (former Board Member).
Gary Howes - Chairman of the Board, Nominating Committee, 2014 Conference Committee Chair
Durable Slate Company, [contractor profile]; "Installation, Repair, Restoration, serving the Midwest, East and South." 1050 N. Fourth Street, Columbus, OH 43201; Ph: 800-666-7445; Fax: 614-299-7100; www.durableslate.com; Email; Source of reclaimed slate and tile.
Gary is the Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of The Durable Slate Company, based in Columbus, Ohio. He has been with The Durable Slate Company for 22 years having held numerous positions including his most recent as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for the last 8 years. Gary started in the field as a trainee and worked up to being a lead foreman. As a lead foreman, Gary oversaw many interesting jobs throughout the Midwest and won the Builder's Exchange Craftsmanship of the Year award for the slate re-roofing on the 200' steeple on St. Mary's Catholic Church in Columbus. Gary has overseen more than 1,000 slate projects across the country ranging from small slate repair projects to multi-million dollar full restorations as a lead foreman and general superintendent. Gary also helped write Durable Slate’s training and apprenticeship program when he was the head of our Quality Control Division.
Gary has traveled to Europe on three different occasions for the purpose of gaining a better understanding of the history of slate and flashings as well as the new techniques and tools being developed in Germany, France, Spain and throughout the U.K.
Appointed to the Board on March 19, 2012 to serve out Bob Ruddy's term until December 31, 2014. Re-elected for 3 year term at member meeting of February 24th, 2015, to serve until March 1, 2018. Re-elected as Chairman of the Board at board meeting of February 24, 2015, to serve an additional year in this position.
Chris Paulin - Vice-Chairman of the Board, Membership Committee Chair, Standards Committee
Slate and Copper, [contractor
profile]; 627 West Market, No. 8, Akron,
Ohio 44303; Ph: 330-242-1574; Email
Elected to SRCA Board December, 2008 to serve a 4 year term until December 31, 2012. Elected Secretary/Treasurer, December 2008 to serve a 2-year term on the Executive Committee. Re-elected Secretary/Treasurer, December 2010, to serve an additional two-year term until December 31, 2012.
Re-elected to Board, December 2012 to serve an additional 4 year term until December 31st, 2016. Re-elected at Vice-Chairman of the Board at board meeting of February 24, 2015, to serve an additional year in this position.
Chuck Wagner - Membership Committee, 2015 Conference Committee Chair
Roofing Company, [contractor
profile]; 4909 46th Avenue, Hyattsville, MD
20781; Contact: Chuck
Wagner; ph: 301-927-9030
Chuck is President of Wagner Roofing Company. Wagner Roofing was established in 1914 by his grandfather, Otto Wagner. Otto died in 1937 and the company was operated by Jack Saunders Wagner, Chuck’s father, until 1962. At that time Chuck and his brother, Jack, managed the company until 1991. In 1991, Chuck became President and CEO.
Wagner Roofing Company specializes in historic restoration of churches, government buildings, schools, and residential properties. The business has a large sheet metal shop and warehouse and provides custom metal fabrication. The Company performs repair and re-roofing of slate, tile, copper as well as modified and single ply roofing.
In 2014 Wagner Roofing Company will celebrate its 100 year anniversary.
Elected to SRCA Board February, 2012, to serve a 4 year term until December 31, 2015. Mr. Wagner was reelected to an additional 3-year term at the member meeting of February 18, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, to serve until December 31, 2018.
John Mahan - Public Relations/Marketing Committee Chair, Membership Committee
Slate Roofing Company, [contractor
Jack Mahan, PO Box 2860, Springfield, MA 01101; Ph: 413-788-9529;
Toll free: 800-347-9529; Fax: 413-737-3002, Email
Bio: John Mahan started helping in the family slate business at the age of 10. He learned the trade by working alongside his father who started the company in 1979. In order to broaden his carpentry skills John worked for a home builder through high school and the 2 years following school. John returned to the family business in 2000 where he worked his way through the ranks to the lead foreman position. John has trained with the Copper Development Association and published articles in “Fine Homebuilding Magazine” regarding slate and copper roofing. He is now also the Vice President and Co-Owner of the corporation.
Mahan Slate Roofing Co., Inc. joined the SRCA in 2006 and John attended the first training convention in 2007. John and his crews work in the New England area on slate, copper and tile roofing systems.
Elected to SRCA Board December, 2008 to serve a 2 year term. Reelected December 31, 2010 to an additional 4 year term, until December 31, 2014. Re-elected for 3 year term at member meeting of February 24th, 2015, to serve until March 1, 2018.
Barry Smith - Nominating Committee Chair, Education Committee Chair
Smith Slate Roof Restoration,
profile]; Contact Barry
Smith, 9505 Mitchell Road, Union City PA 16438;
Ph: 814-438-2717: Email
Bio: An SRCA founding member, Barry apprenticed with Joseph Jenkins in 1996-97, just as Joe was finishing up the book, "The Slate Roof Bible" and contributed to the book as a photographer, photo subject, and proof reader. He has written a number of slate and copper articles for "Traditional Roofing Magazine," and given various related presentations.
Barry Smith Slate Roof Restoration was established in the summer of 1997 and his crew works in PA, OH, and NY.
Elected to SRCA Board December, 2008 to serve a 4 year term until December 31, 2012. Elected President, December 2008 to serve a 2-year term on the Executive Committee. Re-elected President, December 2010 to serve an additional two-year term until December 31, 2012.
Re-elected to Board, December 2012 to serve an additional 4 year term until December 31st, 2016.
Chris Short - Safety Committee Chairperson, Membership Committee
Short Slate, LLC., [contractor profile]; Contact: Christopher Short, 142 Hillsdale Road, Colts Neck, NJ 07722; Ph: 732-444-2244; 212-537-0173 ; Email
Married with four children, Chris Short resides in Colts Neck, NJ. He is the founder and President of Short Slate, a small team of talented craftsman and craftswoman slating in the New York City and New Jersey areas.His client base consists of NYC Landmark buildings as well as homes that are on the National Register of Historic Places. They only do slate and copper. They practice old world craftsmanship and are very passionate about slating and people.Chris and his team are very active members of the SRCA, participating in various slating demonstrations over the last couple of years, and are active on the community slate forums as well. Their website is shortslate.com. Chris has consulted with other members and has posted quite a few slate and slate related instructional videos on Youtube to help further our craft. Chris was active in discussions in 2012 during the drafting of our new SRCA guidelines and specifications.
Chris was appointed on February 21st, 2013, to fill a vacancy left by Joe Jenkins. He was re-elected in February of 2014 to serve out his term until the end of 2015. Mr. Short was reelected to an additional 3-year term at the member meeting of February 18, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, to serve until December 31, 2018.
Stevens Roofing Corp., [contractor profile]; [Formerly Stevens & King Roofing Corporation]; Contact: Tom Jones; 818 West 39th Street, Norfolk, VA 23508; Ph: 757-489-8791; Fax: 757-489-8649; Email
Stevens Roofing Corporation is a 65+ year old family-owned business. Nicholas Price is the current Vice President and a 3rd generation family member to manage the company. He has been with the company for over 10 years as Installer, Supervisor and Estimator.
Nick Was appointed to the SRCA board at the May 21, 2014 board teleconference, to replace Liam Tower. He will serve until the September, 2015 member Meeting when elections will be held for this board position. The board seat runs until December 31, 2016.
FORMER BOARD MEMBERS:
Construction LLC, [contractor
profile]; 55 Porter St., Providence, RI 02905;
phone: (401) 781-5878; cell phone: 802-535-5634; Email
Elected to SRCA Board December, 2008, to serve a 3 year term until December 31, 2011. Replaced by Chuck Wagner, February 28th, 2012.
Acadian Shore Slate Roofing, [contractor profile]; (Robert B Ruddy); 1719 Mariaville Road, Mariaville, Maine 04605; Ph: 207-537-5783; Email
Bio: Bob was born in Belfast, Pennsylvania, the youngest of 16 children, in the log house his grandfather built. He learned early on, growing up in slate country. In 1973, he apprenticed with Steve Squitiro, a second generation tin knocker, now owner of Acoma Roofing. In 1980, Bob moved back up country and worked for the Eilenberger Brothers and then on his own until 1991 when he moved back to West Virginia and started Mountain State Slate Roofing. Bob and his wife Joelle live a traditional, off grid life on a farm in Doddridge County and all work is done as it was in the past.
Elected to SRCA Board December, 2008 to serve a 2 year term until December 31, 2010. Reelected December 31, 2010 to an additional 4 year term, until December 31, 2014. Resigned for personal reasons on 3/15/2012. Replaced by Gary Howes.
Joe Jenkins - Executive Director
Jenkins, Inc., 143 Forest Lane, Grove City PA 16127;
Ph: 814-786-9085; Fax: 814-786-8209; Email
Bio: SRCA Founder, author of the Slate Roof Bible, Publisher of the Traditional Roofing Magazine, started working on slate roofs at the age of 16 in 1968, maintains a slate roof contracting business in northwestern PA (SlateExperts.com), a nationwide slate roof consulting business, a slate roof supply outlet on the internet at SlateRoofWarehouse.com, plus a slate roofing web site at SlateRoofCentral.com.
Elected to SRCA Board December, 2008 for a four-year term. Jenkins voluntarily resigned his board position to open it up for a new member to fill. His appointment as Executive Director by the Board obviated the need to be a board member.
Replaced on the board by Chris Short, February 21, 2013
Liam Tower - Former Education Committee Chairperson, Former Membership Committee member
Affair Inc., P.O. Box
677, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450, [contractor
profile]; contact: Liam Tower, Ph: 802-848-7679; Fax:
802-848-7679; cell: 802-793-8349; Email
Bio: Liam started slate roofing for a company called Middlebury Slate Co. in the summer of 1997 as a laborer. By 2000, Liam had started his own slate roof company called Slate Affair Inc., with the idea of specializing in 100 year roof systems like slate, tile and copper standing seam. He joined the SRCA in 2007 and became a temporary board member at the first SRCA conference where he did a slate siding work-shop. Liam's company has experience in slate siding design, along with German slate styles and ornamental copper work. Liam has also contributed articles to the "Traditional Roofing Magazine" and contributes info almost daily on the slate roof message board.
Elected to SRCA Board December, 2008 to serve a 4 year term until December, 2012. Elected Vice-President December 2008 to serve a 2-year term on the Executive Committee. Re-elected Vice-President, December 2010, to serve an additional two-year term until December 31, 2012.
Re-elected to Board, December 2012 to serve an additional 4 year term until December 31st, 2016. Submitted resingation April 1, 2014. Replaced by Nick Price.
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- Gary Brock, Houston, TX
- California Slate Company Inc., San Francisco, CA
- Historical Slate Roofing Co., Somerville, MA
- Roof4Roof, Montclair, NJ
- Midsouth Construction, Nashville, TN
- McCabe and Son Roofing, Morton, PA
- Affordable Slate Roofing, Enfield, CT
- Rondavel, Pikeville, TN
- Rudd Builders, LLC., Freehold, NJ
- Mid America Slate and Stone, Chesterfield, MO
- Stevens Roof Restorations, Fairfield, NJ
- Slate Roof Professionals, Cedar Grove, NJ
- Chicago Metal Supply, Chicago, IL
- Cold Hollow Contracting, Monkton, VT
- Southern Roofing Company of Tennessee, Nashville, TN
- Umicore Building Products, Raleigh, NC
- Devore Roofing, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Ulisky Slate Roofing, Grove City, PA
- Grand River Builders, Grand Rapids, MI
- Natural Slate Roofing, Inc., Belmont, CA
- Jenkins Slate Masters, Grove City, PA
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