David Workman

  • Workman with his wife, Buffy; daughters, Laura and Alicia; and dog, Max

What is your position within your company?
I am president of RoofConnect,® Sheridan, Ark.

What is the most unusual roofing project you've performed?
I worked on a retail location near Lake Erie with a strict completion deadline. It snowed almost every day during the project.

Why did you become a part of the roofing industry?
After I graduated college in the 1990s, I was looking for a job, and a friend asked me to help him at his roofing manufacturer's representative firm. I agreed to help him while continuing to search for a corporate job. I ended up staying in the roofing industry. I was not aware until joining the roofing industry of the opportunities available for people who want to build a career.

What was your first roofing experience?
My first roofing experience was going to a manufacturer's sales presentation and listening to an overview of different types of roofing products. Every time I heard a presentation, I believed the particular product discussed was the best roofing product available. I learned all the sales and performance benefits of EPDM, built-up roofing, polymer-modified bitumen and TPO during my first few days in the industry.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a professional football player.

List three words that best describe you.
Determined, detailed and dedicated

What quality do you most like in a person?

What are the most high-tech items in your house?
Apple® products

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

What is your biggest pet peeve?

What three condiments always are in your fridge?
Mayonnaise, ranch dressing and ketchup

If you could invite any three people (dead or alive) to dinner, whom would you invite?
Jesus Christ and my dad and grandfather, who have both passed on

What is the most challenging aspect of your job?
Time management

What is your roofing industry involvement?
I serve on the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing's board of directors and The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress' board of trustees.

People would be surprised to know …
I have one year of law school completed, and for some strange reason I would like to go back and finish the degree someday.


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