Team

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Seth Bedell

President

As President of United Roofing Services, Seth works closely with all departments to help foster United’s reputation of integrity and excellence across all business dealings.

Ohioan and graduate of Rollins College, Seth worked for Jack Nicklaus’ Golden Bear, Inc. in the event management department, the corporate offices of Republic Industries as National Director of Customer Services, then 13 years as a branded entertainment and television producer in Los Angeles operating branding and digital development companies.

Seth’s background in production, event management and customer service have influenced the development of the processes which enable United to provide best in class job tracking and reporting.

Seth brings a new perspective to a challenging business.

During free time you can find Seth with his wife and three kids on the 1969 Cuda Craft he restored.

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Tracy Kupsch

Lead Bookkeeper

Tracy joined United as Lead Bookkeeper in 2015.

She comes from a diversified accounting background which includes accounting and bookkeeping for construction, restaurant, and screen printing businesses.

Tracy’s employment history includes corporate manager of AR and corporate offices for the Ker, Inc. (The Winghouse) restaurant chain managing their growth from four stores to 18.

Tracy is an avid news junkie and weather watcher. She loves storm chasing and watching the radar during hurricane season (a great match with roofing!)

In her spare time she likes to design and cook new recipes and has even won a recipe contest for American Dairy Association with her “Crabby Grilled Cheese.”

Some of her other hobbies also include art, music and natural health.

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Christine Palmer

Accounts Payable & Receivable

Christine got involved in the construction world in 2014 with the Indian construction chemicals company Fairmate. She played a key role helping to expand the company service and distribution offerings throughout Latin America.

Her previous experience ranges from cost analyst at one of Venezuela’s largest food processing companies, to audit assistant for RSM International.

In her spare time she enjoys the beach, live music and great books.

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Carter Knight

Sr. Vice President, Operations

As the Sr. V.P. of Operations, Carter is responsible for United Roofing Services day-to-day commercial installation operations.

Carter has over 35 years of practical commercial roofing experience. Spending 22 years as the owner-operator of Georgia based CL Knight Roofing, Carter built his reputation as a hands-on problem solver.

With broad first-hand knowledge of most roofing materials, manufacturers and systems and a nearly obsessive commitment to quality, Carter sets the standard for everyone on the United Team.

In his spare time, Carter likes fast boats and diesel fuel and adores his grandchildren.

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Ramon Colon

Field Superintendent

With over 16 years roofing experience Ray ensures United roofing projects are completed on time and on budget. His background includes being a roofing technician and foreman.

With experience in both flat and pitched roofing systems Ray is a hand-on problem solver who is committed to providing the quality installations United Roofing Services has built its reputation on.

In his free time Ray enjoys fishing and playing handball to keep his mind and body sharp.

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Vahid Zeinali

Risk Manager

As the Risk Manager for United Roofing Services, Vahid is responsible for implementing and enforcing OSHA regulations to ensure workers safety on various job sites. He also prepares the initial and ongoing United Roofing Services safety training programs for all United Roofing employees.

In college, he was inspired by a work-related cancer death in his family and pursued an Associates Degree in Occupational Heath and Safety Administration. Later, he obtained the additional HAZMAT and General Industry and Construction regulations certifications.

Vahid also has a degree in Physical Education and he coached and played collegiate Badminton. In his free time, you can find him camping, hiking, and spending time with his family, friends and Siberian Husky, Mina.

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Jim Emery

Field Superintendent

Jim Emery AKA “Major Jim” has been in the roofing industry for over 38 years with 25 years experience as a crew foreman and 10+ years as a Superintendent.

As Field Superintendent, Jim ensures all United Roofing job sites are properly staffed and managed.

Jim’s experience managing large-scale roofing projects, includes schools, prisons, hospitals, distribution centers, manufacturing plants and nuclear power plants.

Jim ensures our systems are installed in a safe working environment and compliant with state building and manufacturers specifications.

In his spare time, Jim enjoys riding Harley’s and spending time with his grandchildren.

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Stephanie Locko

Production Coordinator

Stephanie Locko is the Production Coordinator for United Roofing & Construction Services.

Graduating in 2011 from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Marketing, she moved to Tampa, FL to start her career. Working at various investment firms in Vendor Management she realized she enjoyed working in the construction industry.

She worked as a Construction Manager for a Real Estate Investment Firm from 2015-2017 where she gained most of her construction knowledge while managing more than 20 crews and over 150+ rehab projects annually with total annual budgets exceeding $20MM.

In December 2017, she completed all requirements to obtain a Florida Residential Contractor License.

Stephanie likes to surround herself with ambitious & hard working people, while making the workplace a fun & enjoyable environment for all.

She is excited to be a part of the United Roofing family!

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Jay Mott

Regional Sales Manager

Jay joined United Roofing Services in 2011 as Regional Sales Manager. Jay works directly with clients to help advise them of the roofing options that best suit their specific needs.

Jay’s previous sales experience includes 4 years roofing sales for Collis Roofing, 8 years with Daimler Chrysler – Freightliner division as head of specialty truck sales and 3 years with Citizens Insurance.

Jay holds an active insurance adjusters license and has lived in Florida for over 20 years.

Jay is a graduate of Central Michigan University but we don’t hold that against him.

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Kevin Barnett

Account Manager

With over 35 years experience in the roofing industry, Kevin has been involved in every aspect of the business. Through the years he has been a student of the industry and has personally installed virtually every type of roofing system currently being used. His background includes Laborer, Technician, Foreman, Superintendent, Project Manager, Estimator, Account Manager and Roofing company principle.

As United Roofing Services Account Manager Kevin gets to focus on the side of the business he enjoys most – new client development, estimating, sales and design/build with a heavy emphasis on commercial service and re-roofing.

Because of his vast experience and knowledge, Kevin is especially adept at designing roof proposals to best suit the needs of each project and building owner.

Kevin spends his spare time fishing, jet-skiing, shooting, traveling and being a Grandad. He has been a Pinellas resident since 1990.

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Mark Thomas

VP Estimating

As VP of Estimating Mark provides project pricing, scope, planning and project management services for United Roofing.

At 17 Mark started roofing as a Union contractor in Pittsburgh, PA where he learned the trade as he completed college. After Mark graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from West Virginia Wesleyan College he started his training in roof estimating and project management.

Mark rose through the ranks at Centimark in PA, Hi-Rise Commercial roofing and Advanced Roofing ultimately to become the VP of Estimating for United Roofing Services.

Mark is a FL state licensed roofing contractor and enjoys putting miles on his vintage CJ7 in his spare time.