When I spoke with Rob McNamara, president of Milwaukee-based
F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co. Inc., a Tecta America company, in
March about his work, his family and, notably, his upcoming term as
NRCA president, one phrase came
up quite a bit: Expect the unexpected.
To be sure, McNamara's life has taken many unanticipated
turns—personally and professionally. One of his biggest
surprises was getting involved with the roofing industry in the
Growing up, McNamara was connected with the industry through his
father, Don, who served as president/treasurer and co-owner of
F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing for almost 30 years. Don also was
actively involved with NRCA and
served as NRCA's president from
However, despite McNamara's ties to the roofing industry, his
primary interests were law and accounting, and after graduating
from Milwaukee-based Marquette University Law School in 1986, he
went on to become a partner in a...
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