John Embow


Years in the Roofing Industry: 25

Education: Villanova University, Canisius High School

Involvement: National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), Legal Resource Committee (NRLRC), Alliance for Progress, Construction Exchange of Western NY, International Roofers & Waterproofers Research & Education Joint Trust Fund, Roofers Local 74/203 JATC, Pension & Welfare Funds

Spouse: Margaret

Children: Evelyn (12), Elliott (10)

Favorite Non-Profit: Buffalo Suzuki Strings

Favorite Comic Strip: Peanuts

Favorite Stats: 1 million seconds is 11 days; 1 billion seconds is 31 years

Time suck: Beer league bike racing

Janice Vertlieb


Years in the Construction Industry: 22

Education: School of on the job learning

Involvement: Treasurer of Niagara Frontier Chapter of Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), Past Board member of Women in Construction, Treasurer of The St Johnsburg Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, Volunteer Firefighter

Spouse: Joe Sparks

Children: Mike, Justin and Alex

Favorite Non-Profit: Erie County SPCA

Dream Vacation: Alaska

Favorite TV Show: Schitt’s Creek

Hobbies: Jigsaw puzzles, gardening, bird watching

Jeff Embow

VP of Client Services

Years in the Roofing Industry: 12

Education:Cornell University

Favorite Vacation: Skiing out west

Spouse: Abby

Children: Clay, Rowan, Barrett, Sage

Favorite Non-Profit: Boys and Girls Club

Hobbies: Road cycling, skiing, outdoors, running, platform tennis, tennis, golf, and taking direction from my wife

Steve Kopp

Lead Estimator

Years in the Roofing Industry: 10

Education: ECC for construction technology, BOCES vocational training in high school for Construction

Spouse: Jennifer

Children: Daenon (16), Hayden (13)

Hobbies: Bike Riding, Skiing and Camping

Favorite Movie: Couples Retreat- funniest movie ever!!

Favorite Candy: Reese’s Peanut butter cups

Favorite Drink: Jack and Coke

Chris Gannon

VP of Operations

Years in the Roofing Industry: 19

Education: BS in Criminal Justice from Hilbert College

Resides In: Hamburg NY

Spouse: Nicole

Children: Connor (21), Shelby (18), Nolan (16)

Hobbies: Hunting, Golf

Favorite Movie: Outlaw Josey Wales

Favorite Vacation: South Africa

Robert Embow

Secretary, Past President

Years in the Roofing Industry: 55

Education: University of Buffalo

Spouse: Andrea

Hobbies: Golf, gardening

Favorite Car: ’68 Olds 442

Favorite Drink: Dark & Stormy

Favorite Movie: The Godfather

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