J. Dudley Miles III

What is your position within your company?
I am chief executive officer of J.D. Miles & Sons Inc., Chesapeake, Va.

What is the most unusual roofing project you've performed?
Working on a metal roof in the shape of an airfoil. Many of the metal panels and other trim members had to be installed on compound radii.

Why did you become a part of the roofing industry?
My grandfather started the family business in 1910. I initially received my pre-med degree from college and married a nurse. But after we had our second child, teaching and coaching did not adequately provide for my family.

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