Sutter and his family at Siesta Key Beach in
Sarasota, Fla. From left to right: Brad Sutter; Melinda Sutter;
Sutter; and Doug and Marsha Sutter with their sons, Christopher and
Professional Roofing: What is the most difficult
roofing project you’ve performed?
Sutter: The Stephen C. O’Connell Center, which is the
University of Florida’s domed basketball and events center in
Gainesville. The dome’s old fabric roof system was removed,
and a space frame and structural metal deck were installed. The
roof system is 100,000 square feet (9200 m²) and has slopes up
to 9-in-12 (37 degrees). The 18-member crew installed fiberglass
and polyisocyanurate insulation, roof board and a mechanically
attached FiberTite® roof system while working in harnesses. The
project was completed in 21 days.
Why did you become a roofing contractor?
My grandfather, C.P. Sutter, founded our family business in
Clarksburg, W.Va., in 1902. I grew up in the business and always
knew roofing would be my career path. Sometimes, I wish my
grandfather had founded a California winery!
What was your first roofing experience?
During the 1950s, our company’s asphalt was delivered from
the refinery in railway boxcars, and I unloaded the boxcars by
hand. I was 12 years old, but it...
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