Rod Petrick

What is your position within your company?
I am president of Ridgeworth Roofing Co. Inc., Frankfort, Ill.

What is the most unusual roofing project of which you have been a part?
A tear-off on the corner of Michigan and Ontario streets in the middle of downtown Chicago—the City of Chicago's Department of Transportation representative forgot to mention the Spanish Heritage Parade would be passing by as we were lowering tear-off material from 200 feet in the air.

Why did you become a roofing contractor?
My dad started our company one year before my high school graduation. I came to help out for a few years and ended up graduating from the school of roofology and following in his footsteps.

What is your roofing industry involvement?
I am a past president of the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) and the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association and currently serve as an NRCA director. I also am chairman of the Roofers Advisory Council for the State of Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation. I still participate as co-chair of CRCA's Industry Affairs Committee.