Tim Stephens


What is your position within your company?
That's difficult to answer. I formerly held the commercial service department manager position at Ben Hill Roofing, Douglasville, Ga., before recently turning the position over to my former estimator, so now I manage projects, help with estimates and do whatever else the company needs.

What is the most unusual roofing project of which you have been a part?
My company installed a roof system on a club called The Broomstick, Atlanta. We could only work on the project between 3-10 a.m. The club was in a bad part of town—we saw a lot of crazy stuff happen.

Why did you become involved in the roofing industry?
Roofing work was a much better option than working at a restaurant. I worked in restaurants for two years after high school—it was a grueling experience. Roofing felt like a vacation after that.