Mr. Long has been in the roofing and sheet metal industry since 1972. After a stint in the Air Force where he served for two years in Vietnam, Mr. Long entered his family owned architectural sheet metal and metal roofing company, Long Metal Works, which was one of the most respected sheet metal contractors in the state of Texas. Mr. Long worked in all phases of Long Metal Works including working as a union journeyman sheet metal worker, supervisor, estimator, and manager. Mr. Long assumed ownership of Long Metal Works in 1985 managing it until joining ROOFTECH in 2004. Mr. Long also owned and operated a full service commercial and residential roofing contracting company for eight years as a part of Long Metal Works.
As a contractor, Mr. Long completed many high-profile complex projects including Cooks Children’s Hospital, Grapevine City Hall, and the Kimbell Art Museum. After joining ROOFTECH, he has performed a variety of roof consulting duties including roof inspections and evaluations, quality control of the installation of roofing systems, roof design, project management of major roofing projects, and providing valuable design and construction insight on complex sheet metal roofing design projects like the copper clock tower on the Tarrant County Courthouse. Also, included in his duties were non-destructive infrared and impedance moisture surveys, wind uplift testing, and testing of built-up, modified bitumen, and single ply roofing samples. In 2009, he assumed his current position as Director of Testing for ROOFTECH.