About Us

About Academy Roofing & Sheet Metal Co. 

The Roofers You Can Trust

Founded on the principles of quality, honesty, and trust, Academy Roofing & Sheet Metal Co began by working on various difficult labor-intensive projects that were more technically challenging than most contractors were willing to commit to. 

With each successfully completed project and with high customer satisfaction, our reputation for quality and superior service began to build.

Even today we are still committed to the same principles we were founded on and continue to strive towards exceeding your expectations by offering the best roofing solutions to meet an ever-changing economy.

Our professionals are some of the most knowledgeable roof technicians in the industry through ongoing education and our years of experience.

From sales and design to project management and installation, our team will provide you with high-quality roofing services at competitive prices. Our success is the result of our continued commitment to providing quality workmanship, excellent service, satisfaction, and market innovation — and we do not intend to stop!

We work with our customers to build a positive working relationship and understand that your finished roof must meet and exceed your performance expectation.

Our skill for commercial roofing is recognized by many organizations, including Firestone Building Products Company as a Firestone Master Contractor, Sarnafil as an Elite Contractor, GAF as a Master Builder, and many other manufacturers. 

We provide roofing service to large corporate accounts along with local customers. Our knowledge of the geographic area, codes, and requirements means we can tailor each project with the best solution. We are your source for any new roof construction or commercial roof repair you need and we are always ready to help.     

We have over 100 employees, including 11 office personnel, 5 field superintendents, 13 foremen, and 71 field technicians. Our dedicated project managers, superintendents, foremen, and field technicians are committed to quality.

We highly value continued training for quality and safety awareness for all our employees.

Our Dedicated Team

Brian Krumm, President

Brian has over 26 years of experience and is a Construction Technology graduate of Kirkwood College. His duties as president include managing 60 to 100 roofing employees and administering all facets of daily production. He is also responsible for organizing and scheduling work to complete on or before deadlines.
Nick Parenza, Vice President

Nick graduated from the University of Iowa with a communications degree. He has 20 years of experience in the commercial construction field, including five years as a project manager. Nick’s responsibilities include overseeing sales, estimating, financial reporting and project management.
Rob Ferin, CFO

Rob has 40 years of financial management experience, 30 of those in the commercial construction accounting field. He is responsible for the accuracy and integrity of all aspects of the company’s accounting, finance, human resource and insurance issues.
Dave Berns, Service Manager

Dave has over 33 years of experience in the commercial roofing industry. He has completed the 40 hour supervisor/contractor asbestos course and attended several OSHA safety courses. Dave’s responsibilities include managing, organizing and scheduling work for the maintenance department while maintaining safety, quality, workmanship and customer satisfaction.
Dick Belz, Safety Director

Dick is a AHERA certified asbestos inspector as well as a licensed asbestos supervisor in multiple states. He annually attends numerous OSHA safety courses and manufacturer seminars. Dick’s 45 years of experience in commercial roofing also includes installation, supervision, quality control as a registered roof observer (RRO), safety and roof inspections. Dick’s numerous certifications include but are not limited to: mobile crane operator/trainer, forklift operator/trainer, OSHA 10 & 30 hour authorized construction trainer, as well as NRCA certa torch applied roofing trainer.
Diane Parker, Director of Human Resources

This year will mark Diane’s 23rd year with Academy Roofing & Sheet Metal Company. Her primary responsibilities as Director of Human Resources are administering payroll as well as monitoring all of Academy’s 401K, medical, dental and life insurance plans. In addition, Diane completes the interviewing and processing of new employees.
Kelli Stokka, Senior Accounting Specialist

Kelli has worked in the construction industry for 30 years and has worked at Academy Roofing for the past nine years. Her responsibilities include accounts payable, accounts receivable, contract and service billings.
Tim Boyles, Project Manager / Estimator

Tim graduated from DMACC with a diploma in Architectural Drafting. He has over 35 years experience in the commercial roofing industry with over 25 of those years at Academy Roofing. Tim’s responsibilities include estimating, project management and material ordering.
Shane Gray, Senior Estimator / Project Manager
Shane is a graduate of Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences. He has 23 years experience in commercial roofing, including six years as a roofing foreman, five of which were for Academy Roofing. Shane’s responsibilities include overseeing other “public bid” estimators and project managers, estimating, project management, material ordering and database maintenance.
Steve Richards, Project Manager / Estimator

Steve attended Iowa State University and then entered into the commercial roofing field. He has 22 years experience in commercial roofing, including nine years with Academy Roofing. Steve’s responsibilities include estimating, project management, material ordering and database maintenance.
Christine Brown, Receptionist

Christine has been with Academy Roofing since October 2006 and in the construction industry for over 22 years. Her responsibilities include project packet coordination, warehouse materials management, issuing certificates of insurance, greeting customers, answering phone calls and other clerical duties.
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