Joseph Lancaster


What is your position within your company?
I am vice president of Metalcrafts Inc., Savannah, Ga.

What is the most unusual roofing project you've performed?
Roofing a 15-story building in downtown Savannah—all materials had to be taken to the roof by elevator and stairs.

Why did you become involved in the roofing industry?
After working in the family business during school, I decided roofing was the career I wanted to pursue.

What was your first roofing experience?
I was the ground man on the material hoist between a coal-tar pitch kettle and coal-tar pitch tear-off dump truck.

What is your roofing industry involvement?
I currently serve on the board of directors for NRCA and the Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Georgia (RSMCA). I am a past president of RSMCA and a graduate of NRCA's Future Executives Institute.

What song do you find yourself listening to over and over?
"This is How We Roll" by Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan

What is your favorite animal?

Who's your hero?
My father

What's your favorite roofing material to work with?
Polymer-modified bitumen

What is your favorite food?

Urban or rural?

What three words best describe you?
Dedicated, problem-solver and hard-working

What are the most challenging aspects of your job?
Addressing field operation issues and scheduling

What is your biggest pet peeve?
People who don't tell the truth

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A roofing contractor

If you had a time machine, would you visit the future or the past? Why?
Past—things seemed to be easier and less complicated.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Controlling the weather

What is your favorite vacation destination?
Jamaica—my wife and I spent five days there for our son's wedding.

What is one extravagance you allow yourself?
Boating—my family and I enjoy spending the day going to the beach by boat.

What items can you never leave your house without?
Cell phone, wallet and tobacco

People would be surprised to know …
I am nervous when speaking in front of a large group of people.


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