Dunlap, president and chief operating officer of
Centimark Corp., Canonsburg, Pa., with his wife, Teri; daughters,
Erica (left) and Kimberly; and son, Timothy.
Professional Roofing: What is the most unusual roofing
project you've performed?
Dunlap: Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, Asheville, N.C. Two tile
experts and eight to 10 crew members replaced 400,000 original clay
roof tiles that had been installed in 1913. Each 13- by 6-inch
(330- by 152-mm) clay tile was custom-made and -colored to ensure
the new roof system exactly matched the original. The clay tiles
weighed more than 1 million pounds (450000 kg), and 26 miles (42
km) of wood battens were used. The project required extensive fall
protection for the crew members and consideration of the resort
guests and employees.
Why did you become a roofing contractor?
My father, Edward, started Centimark in 1968 when I was 8 years
old. I wanted nothing more than to be my father's right-hand man
and continue his legacy and dream.
What is your favorite vacation?
Some of the best times my wife, Teri, and I have had were on
company trips to the Bahamas. The trips were an incentive for
Centimark management and excellent way to build teamwork and
camaraderie among employees from throughout...
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