Timothy R. Ruff


What is your position within your company?
I am vice president of Ruff Roofers Inc., Baltimore.

What is the most unusual roofing project of which you have been a part?
I worked on Gunston Hall, George Mason's original homestead in Mason Neck, Va. We hand cut and scalloped 36,000 shingles and installed more than 10,000 pounds of 3- and 6-pound lead, including interwoven flashings, valleys, crickets and counterflashings with lead-wool packed joints, while 200 to 1,000 schoolchildren visited the historic building each day.

Why did you become involved in the roofing industry?
I was born into it; I am a fourth-generation roofing contractor.