Derrick Carroll


What is your position within your company?
I am owner and managing member of Carroll's Roofing and Construction LLC, Memphis, Tenn.

What is the most unusual roofing project of which you have been a part?
We currently are involved in a "Main to Main" pedestrian walkway project that will connect downtown Memphis, Tenn., with downtown West Memphis, Ark. We are constructing a boardwalk canopy system over a walking and biking trail that is several miles long and spans across the Mississippi River. We look forward to witnessing its recreational and economic effects on the greater Memphis area.

Why did you become involved in the roofing industry?
I am a third-generation roofing contractor. My grandfather began working in the roofing industry during the 1930s; my father followed in his father's footsteps; and I continue to carry the torch. We have come a long way from working on tin sheds, and I know my father and grandfather would be extremely proud of how the company has grown during the years.