Jim Andersen

What is your position within your company?
I am senior marketing applications specialist for BASF, Minneapolis.

What is the most unusual roofing project you've performed?
The most unusual project was installing a spray polyurethane foam (SPF) and elastomeric coatings system on the Ford® Mustang plant in Dearborn, Mich., during the late 1980s. The system was installed over 1 million square feet of federal tile—clay tile preformed into 2- by 4-foot panels laid over structural framing—and metal and built-up roof systems.

Why did you become involved in the roofing industry?
I grew up in Mauston, Wis., and a couple of my friends were setting up a business to install SPF in metal buildings. They needed someone to help set up the business and sell jobs, so I helped them start up Custofoam Corp., Mauston. We continued to grow the company and began installing SPF in residential, cold storage, tank and roof applications. We moved ahead cautiously and had a lot of help from friends and family. We had our share of learning experiences along the way.

What's your favorite movie of all time?
My favorite movie is "The Dirty Dozen." I tend to like old-time war and Western movies.