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JD Candler Management Team

JD Candler Roofing, LLC has maintained its long standing in the commercial industrial roofing industry by the strength of its personnel and the leadership and industry knowledge of of the company's upper management.

Kenneth R. Kreicht JD Candler RoofingKenneth R. Kreichelt
Owner, JD Candler Roofing Company, Inc.

Ken started his roofing career in 1976 as a Roofing Crew Foreman. Later Ken became a Superintendent, an Estimator and General Manager.

In 1984 Ken purchased J. D. Candler Roofing Company with Tom Brown. In 1994 Ken purchased McDonald Roofing & Sheet Metal.

Ken is an expert at spray-applied roof coating systems for metal roofs, built up roofing and single ply roofing systems.

Ken currently provides Sales, Estimate and Field Support for both J.D. Candler Roofing and McDonald Roofing.

Tom Brown JD Candler RoofingTom Brown
Owner, JD Candler Roofing Company, Inc.

Tom Brown has a history in Detroit and the roofing industry; his grandfather opened the Detroit branch of the Carey Company in 1900. Carey manufactured and installed roofing products. In 1952 Tom’s uncle and his partner started Wright-Brown Roofing, the Carey Co. had stopped doing contracting work.

Tom served his apprenticeship by working in each department of Wright-Brown, which included roofing and sheet metal production crews, and the service department. Mr. Wright retired in 1972 and Tom took over field operations and purchasing.

Michigan Industry and Community Involvement

  • Director, Construction Association of Michigan

  • Director, Detroit Rotary Club

  • Past Member of the Engineering Society of Detroit

  • Past President and Director, Detroit Executives Association

  • Chairman/Member Apprentice Committee Roofing Industry Promotion Fund

  • Past President, Southeastern Michigan Roofing Contactors Assn

  • Chairman and Trustee Sheet Metal Employers Industry Promotion Fund

Roofing Industry Educational Institute - Denver, Colorado

  • Faculty member for 20 years, teaching single-ply application, maintenance and repair classes for scheduled courses and contract seminars

  • Co-Author of the first single–ply workmanship course

  • Co-Author of re-roofing course

National Roofing Contractor's Association (NRCA)

  • Past two term Director

  • Co-Chairman of the first Elasto/Plastics Committee

  • Chairman and Member of the Safety and Health Committee

  • Member of the first Single-Ply Roofing Manual Committee

  • Member of the Committee to Establish National Apprentice Training

  • Member of the Technical Operating Committee

  • Member of the Tolerance Development Committee

  • Member of the NRCA/SPRI (Single-Ply Manufactures Assn.) Manual Committee

  • Speaker for several NRCA Foreman and Superintendents Conferences

  • Speaker for Firestone and various NRCA convention programs

  • Author and presenter at the 9th Conference on roofing at the National Bureau of Standards. Subject title “The Importance of Branding Field Material for Identification”

  • Speaker for various Florida, Mid Atlantic and Carolina state meetings and convention

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