New Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal General Manager

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New Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal GM, CFO was attracted to the ‘Columbia Roof Advantage’ 

Customer service and maintenance program lures new executive 

TUALATIN, OR – (Aug. 6, 2019) – Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal, a leading specialty roofing contractor in the Pacific Northwest and Southern California, has named Michael Sheets as its General Manager and Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Sheets will take the helm of the 49-person company, managing day-to-day operations and financial responsibilities, including managing the construction of a headquarters expansion project slated to break ground soon and complete by year end. 

Sheets most recently served as USA Director of Finance and Operations at Scott USA, Inc. and DFG Inc., in Ogden, Utah. He has also held controller and senior accountant roles for Eide Bailly LLP; Page Brake Warehouse; and Fly J Inc. – all Utah-based companies. Sheets holds a Master of Accountancy (M.Acc) and he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. 

At a recent company meeting, Sheets explained how working for his father’s company as a kid laid the groundwork for what he looks for when selecting a business partner: “Part of what attracted me to Columbia Roofing was the Columbia Roof Advantage – our roofing maintenance program, which sets us apart from others in our industry. I’m here to redefine and fine tune. My dad taught me to focus on the little stuff – the nickels and dimes – and then the big stuff will continue to come in.”

Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal CEO Mark Carpenter added: “When I met Michael, I was impressed with his leadership abilities in finance; helping the companies he has worked for get organized financially. After spending more than two decades of running Columbia Roofing and many hours talking with Michael, I realized he is a great match with our Core Values and with our culture. I’m excited to have Michael take our financial reins and run with them.”

About Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal

Since 1996, Columbia Construction Services, Inc., d.b.a. Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal, has operated as a specialty contractor with 49 full-time employees. Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal focuses its services on commercial roofing, roof maintenance (Columbia Roof Advantage), sheet metal fabrication and installation, steep slope roofing, seismic upgrades and installation, and safety product installation. Safety is one of the company’s core values and it follows strict safety policies in accordance with OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Division). Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal, for six consecutive years, has earned an industry honor: Carlisle SynTec Systems’ Perfection Award. The company was the only contractor in Oregon to be recognized with the Carlisle 2016 Excellence in Single-Ply (ESP) award; it also earned the award in 2018 and again this year. For the first time last year, Columbia Roofing earned the prestigious Carlisle Centurion Award last year the award as an authorized applicator firms for outstanding quality workmanship. Carlisle Perfection Council awards were earned in 2014, 2016 and 2017. 

Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal operates in the states of Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho. Please visit the newly designed website, www.reroofnow.com, or call (503) 684-9123, OR; (253) 236-7474, WA; or (562) 220-2300, CA for more information. You may follow us on our social media site: www.facebook.com/Columbia.Roofing.and.Sheet.Metal.

 

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 Long Beach Roofing staff grows with new Project Coordinator 

SIGNAL HILL, CA – (July 31, 2019) – Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal, a leading commercial roofing company with its headquarters in Oregon, has hired Gary Harn as a Project Coordinator at Long Beach Roofing, Inc., located at 1920 Obispo Ave., in Signal Hill. The 85-year-old roofing company was acquired by Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal in 2014. 

Harn is responsible for fielding in-coming calls, scheduling, work orders, managing Dataforma, material orders and deliveries, metal fabrication and forklift operations. He also offers support to Project Manager Terry Brown. 

Most recently, Harn worked in sales and business development for a solar company in Long Beach. He has about 15 years working in the construction industry, primarily as a foreman at his father’s plastering company. 

“Gary is a great support to our sales team in Southern California,” said Mark Carpenter, CEO of Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal. “He brings youth and enthusiasm to his role as project coordinator.” 

When he’s not working, the California native is following his passion of skydiving; currently working on earning his C-license. Harn took his first dive in 2005. Today, he has 140 jumps under his belt, and he said wingsuiting is the next step for him. 

“After my first tandem skydive with an instructor it set a fire inside me,” he noted. “When I jumped again with some friends, I knew there was no turning back. I love the feeling of absolute freedom I gain from jumping; nothing else matters but this intense moment when I feel most alive. I get to fly through the sky, like I’ve always dreamed of when I was young. My goal is to turn this hobby into a career at some point.”

About Long Beach Roofing, Inc.

Long Beach Roofing has 20 employees and it specializes in commercial roofing. After 50 years in Long Beach, it moved to its current location two years ago. It has extensive knowledge in fluid applied roofing systems, fiberglass shingles, wood shakes, tile, modified bitumen, built up roofing and single ply roofs. For more information please visit www.longbeachroofing.com or call (562) 220-2300. 

About Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal

Since 1996, Columbia Construction Services, Inc., d.b.a. Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal, has operated as a specialty contractor with 49 full-time employees. Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal focuses its services on commercial roofing, roof maintenance (Columbia Roof Advantage), sheet metal fabrication and installation, steep slope roofing, seismic upgrades and installation, and safety product installation. Safety is one of the company’s core values and it follows strict safety policies in accordance with OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Division). Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal, for five consecutive years, has earned an industry honor: Carlisle SynTec Systems’ Perfection Award. The company was the only contractor in Oregon to be recognized with the Carlisle 2016, 2018 and 2019 Excellence in Single-Ply (ESP) awards. It operates in the states of Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho. Please visit www.reroofnow.com or call (503) 684-9123, OR; (253) 236-7474, WA; or (562) 220-2300, CA for more information. You may follow us on our social media site: www.facebook.com/Columbia.Roofing.and.Sheet.Metal.

 

Media Contact: Kim Beeler / 503.908.0808