Gallos, president of Master Roofing Ltd.,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, with his family. Pictured left to right:
daughter Jessica, Gallos, daughter Marcia, wife Ramona and son
Professional Roofing: What is the most unusual roofing
project you've performed?
Gallos: We replaced a roof system on a church sanctuary that
involved significant wood deck replacement. What made it unusual
was that the 8,400-square-foot (780-m²), saddle-shaped roof
system was only supported on the perimeters. There were no
intermediate beams or joists to carry the load, which made
replacing rotted deck areas a slow, painstaking process.
Why did you become a roofing contractor?
In May 1973, my dad decided he'd had enough of working for someone
else. He wanted to start his own roofing company, but because he
wasn't in management, he felt he needed someone with business
acumen to help him get started. He mistakenly thought my one-year
business administration course at a local college qualified me as
that someone. At the time, I had no intention of staying, but the
past 31 years have made a liar out of me.
What are your favorite items on your desk?
The family picture we took at my eldest...