April 2002

Stephen F. Sutter
President of Sutter Roofing Co. of Florida, Sarasota | Details

Details not ratednot ratednot ratednot ratednot rated

Stephen F. Sutter
President of Sutter Roofing Co. of Florida, Sarasota

Be the first to comment

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 Nicholas.

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...

To read the article in its entirety, please log in or register (registration is free).

Log in or register for FREE access to this article and other Professional Roofing online content.

Not a professionalroofing.net user?

Register now for free access
  • Full access to every article
  • Online Web exclusive information
  • Photo gallery
  • Breaking news
  • Online classified ads

Already a professionalroofing.net user?

Log in now

User name:



Login help
Click here to have your user name and password emailed to you.

Comments (0) Login to post a comment or rating
There are no comments posted.