Owner – McDonald Commercial Roofing / JD Candler Roofing, Inc.
Tom Brown is a senior partner McDonald Commercial Roofing Company Inc., mid and southwest Michigan’s premier commercial roofing contractors, with over 70 years of satisfied and successful customers.
With a long family history in Michigan and the roofing industry, Brown began over 50 years ago as an apprentice and has worked in every aspect — from production and service, to field operations management and purchasing. Today, as a senior partner, he provides experience and leadership at McDonald Commercial Roofing Company Inc., where he continues his 35+ year career.
Brown has served the industry and community as past President of the Southeastern Michigan Roofing Contactors Association; past President and Director of the Detroit Executives Association; and past member of the Engineering Society of Detroit. He formerly served as Vice Chairman, of the Construction Association of Michigan; Chairman/member of the apprentice committee Roofing Industry Promotion Fund; and Trustee for the Sheet Metal Employers Industry Promotion Fund.
As a former two-term Director for the National Roofing Contractor’s Association (NRCA), Brown has served in various capacities on numerous committees: Co-Chair of the first Elasto/Plastics Committee, Chair and member of the Safety and Health Committee, Single-Ply Roofing Manual Committee, Committee to Establish National Apprentice Training, Technical Operating Committee, Tolerance Development Committee, Single-Ply Manufactures Association (NRCA/SPRI) Manual Committee. In addition, he has shared his expertise as speaker at conferences and conventions, and was author and presenter at the 9th Conference on roofing at the National Bureau of Standards with “The Importance of Branding Field Material for Identification.”
A native from Michigan, Brown studied automotive marketing at Northwood University, and served in the Army Reserves Military Police. Brown is a current member of the Detroit Rotary Club and is a past Paul Harris Fellow. A faculty member at Roofing Industry Educational Institute of Denver, Colorado, he has co-authored the coursework and taught single-ply application, maintenance and repair courses and seminars.