Kelly Lea

What is your position within your company?
I am general manager for Texas Roof Management Inc., Richardson.

What is the most unusual roofing project of which you have been a part?
We recently installed a 24-gauge double-lock standing-seam steel roof system with a 19:12 slope on a 26-story high-rise building. There wasn't a place to stock materials, so we built scaffolding on the lower-level roof areas and used a helicopter to remove trash and load materials. The work was completed in a limited time frame to minimize disruptions to residents.

Why did you become involved in the roofing industry?
I am a third-generation roofing contractor, so I was born into the industry. My son followed me into the industry, making him the fourth generation.

What was your first roofing experience?
When I was 13 years old, I installed shingles for my father's company.