McReynolds, president of D & D Roofing,
Commerce City, Colo., with his family. Pictured from left to right:
wife Barb, daughter Mo, McReynolds and daughter Megan.
Professional Roofing: What is the most unusual roofing
project you've performed?
McReynolds: In summer 2003, we reroofed a Bank One building in
downtown Denver. The building was 345 feet (105 m) high. We did not
have access to a crane for the project, so our only access was the
roof hatch. We had to jackhammer a 6-inch (152-mm) concrete slab in
a 540- by 10-foot (164- by 3-m) area and take the debris down 26
stories in 5-gallon (19-L) buckets. We used more than 12,000
Why did you become a roofing contractor?
My father worked for GAF/Ruberoid, now known as GAF Materials
Corp., Wayne, N.J., for 25 years. He then opened a wholesale
business, Roofing & Wholesale Supply, in Davenport, Iowa,
before he passed away. My brother also has been in the industry for
more than 30 years. The industry seemed to fit me.
What was your first roofing experience?
In high school, I loaded roofing materials by hand. I was paid $1
per square for three-tab shingles. On a tough day, I would load 40
squares (about 120 bundles). I think they...
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