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Jim Layman

What is your position within your company?
I am vice president of construction for Cole Roofing Co. Inc., Baltimore.

What is the most unusual roofing project of which you have been a part?
We installed zinc composite metal panels on a planetarium at a local community college. The building was designed as a cylinder with a sloped roof, and multiple sight lines had to match the panel joints. The project brought back memories of high school geometry.

Why did you become involved in the roofing industry?
While I was looking for a summer job after high school, I found out a close friend's family owned a roofing company. The company needed a yard man and material runner for its busy season, so I filled the position.

What was your first roofing experience?
Unloading tractor trailers and running material from the yard at Cole Roofing's old shop in downtown Baltimore