Not your father's roofing industry

A new generation of roofing contractors shares its hopes and challenges

According to, more than 10,000 baby boomers are retiring each day in the U.S., signaling a significant shift in the working world.

Additionally, shares that 83 percent of job seekers currently use smartphones to look for job openings, and 45 percent of active candidates have applied for jobs on mobile sites; 58 percent of people are more likely to want to work at a company that is actively involved in social media; and millennials (defined as the generation born in the 1980s or 1990s) will hold 27 percent of management positions in the U.S. this year. The way we do business is changing rapidly.

The roofing industry is not immune to these changes, and it continues to be pushed to evolve and keep up with a fast-paced world.

As the roofing industry's new generation of roofing contractors has stepped into the roles held by previous leaders, they have needed to make changes and, at times, offer different views than those of their predecessors.