Stephen Teal

Teal ice climbing in Agawa Canyon, Northeastern Ontario, Canada

What is your position within your company?
I am manager for Flynn Canada Ltd., Calgary, Alberta.

What is the most unusual roofing project you have performed?
The Calgary West LRT extension in Canada certainly was challenging. The project involved six new train stations, and we supplied the total building envelopes. The roof systems consisted of elliptical-shaped 24-ounce Kalzip® standing-seam copper. At one station, the track is elevated so the roof system completely wraps the track.

How did you become involved in the roofing industry?
It was purely by accident. In 1978, I was on a three-month sabbatical when a friend working with a placement office called me to say he knew of a roofing company looking for an estimator/manager. I told him I knew little about roofing, but he asked whether I could meet with the client anyway. The rest is history.