Michael D. Vodika


What is your position within your company?
I am director of operations for Damschroder Roofing Inc., Fremont, Ohio.

Why did you become involved in the roofing industry?
After college, I went to the Republic of Cameroon to do some building work with a mission team, and the trip turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I had the privilege of working with the founder of Damschroder Roofing for more than a month. When the trip was over, I immediately started my roofing career with the company.

What is the most unusual roofing project of which you have been a part?
Damschroder Roofing worked on an Ohio State University branch campus that had been hit by a severe tornado. We completed a total tear-off and lengthy structural analysis before installing a new PVC roof system and a difficult custom coping system with step-ups and bump-outs all over the building. I was quite proud of our employees and the project's outcome.