David Phillips, president and CEO of Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal, and James McKinney, the founder and now senior consultant of the company, have a combined total of more than 60 years in the roofing business. They both learned the roofing trade from their fathers when they were young.
“I roofed with my brother in high school to make extra money during the summer,” Phillips said.
While Phillips admitted that the work was “too difficult” for him at the time, roofing was a “trade learned early on and became really knowledgeable about.”
Owner David Phillips owned a roofing company in Abilene for 10 years before moving to Austin and purchasing Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal from McKinney and his wife, Marilyn, in 2005.