Taylor, president of All-Star Roofing Inc.,
Amity Harbor, N.Y., with his wife, Rosemary; stepson, Michael; and
daughters, Ashley (left) and Olivia.
Professional Roofing: What is the most difficult
roofing project you’ve performed?
Taylor: A 584,000-square-foot (54254-m²) roof system for
Farmingdale, N.Y.-based P.C. Richard & Son, an appliance and
electronic distributor. My 20-member crew removed loose gravel and
wet roofing and insulation materials. The crew then replaced 70
gypsum deck sections and installed a three-ply APP-modified bitumen
roof system with 300,000 fasteners that had to be predrilled for
insulation and base sheet installation. All this occurred while
P.C. Richard & Son operated.
Why did you become a roofing contractor?
has been in the roofing business since my father, Bill Taylor Sr.,
founded Taylor Roofing in 1949. About 16 years ago, the company
became All-Star Roofing. It seems I went from the cradle to the
roof! And now my stepson, Michael, is participating in the family
business during summers.
What was your first job?
Stocking shelves and
sweeping floors at the Holiday Food Market located in Copiague,
N.Y. I was 10 years old and made...
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