Eidson with his wife, Paige, in West
What is your position within your company?
I am vice president of Lan-Way Roofing Co. Inc., Raleigh, N.C.
What is the most unusual roofing project you've
Reroofing the mechanical room on a 30-story building. The roof was
small, and you couldn't take a step without having to step over,
step around or duck under something. The trash had to be bagged,
lowered 16 feet to a staging area, hauled down two flights of
stairs, transported via a freight elevator to the underground
parking deck and carted out to the street where it was put in a
trash bin. The new material was brought to the roof in the same
Why did you become a part of the roofing industry?
When I was younger, I promised myself I wouldn't get involved in
this industry, but as I got older, the thought of working for and,
I hoped, one day running my family's company became appealing. My
father started the company 44 years ago, and I hope to make it