Tupac De la Cruz

De la Cruz

What is your position within your company?
I am operations manager for Roofing Solutions, Prairieville, La. I founded the company in 2004.

What is the most unusual roofing project of which you have been a part?
The most unusual job was the roof system replacement of the 100-year-old Carrollton Water Plant Power Complex in New Orleans for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. We needed to reinforce the roof system to make it as resistant to hurricane winds as possible.

Why did you become involved in the roofing industry?
I became involved in the roofing industry by luck; I wasn't planning on it. After I graduated from college, I had the opportunity to work for a residential roofing contractor. I loved the work, and the rest is history.