Van Winkle with her husband, Lance
What is your position within your company?
I am a contracts administrator for King of Texas Roofing Co. LP,
Grand Prairie, Texas.
Why did you become a part of the roofing industry?
My maternal grandfather owned a successful commercial roofing
company in Erie, Pa., from about 1940 to about 1980. My father left
the engineering field and joined the commercial roofing industry
around 1979 and started King of Texas Roofing in 1982. After I
closed my industrial tool supply business in 2011, it only seemed
fitting to keep our family in the roofing industry by joining the
wonderful group at King of Texas Roofing.
What was your first roofing experience?
My first roofing memories began when I was 4 years old. I remember
listening to my father and grandfather converse, and I learned
general things about roofing simply by being a bystander. Their
conversations were a great introduction to the...