Meet Our Expert Team

At Great Lakes Roofing & Construction we know that the quality of people we employ is just as important as the quality of the materials we use. That is why we employ the best people in the industry! Meet some of our expert Chicago roofing contractors.

Management consists of six individuals who have extensive experience in the commercial roofing industry. Russell Petersen, Jesse Spain, Mark Newcomb, Mike Newcomb, and Lory Miller have all been with Great Lakes Roofing for 12 years or more, and bring a unique outlook and skill set to the company.

Russ Petersen

President and Head of Operations

Russ Petersen has been in the Chicago commercial roofing industry working with building managers and owners for 25 years. Russell Petersen attended BSU and Purdue University where he received a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and A.S. in Architectural Technology. He started his career with Orbital Engineer as Project Manager, and later worked for American Thoraclean and Daly Industry Coating as Production Sales Manager.

Jesse Spain

Director of Sales

Jesse Spain has been with Great Lakes Roofing for over 16 years.  He has worked in all areas of commercial roofing including; laborer, estimator, project management, sales, and marketing.  Jesse has specified and negotiated over 30 million dollars in roofing projects.  Jesse holds a BA degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, In.  and is currently enrolled in the National Roofing Contractors Association’s (NRCA’s) Future Executive Institute (FEI) Program.  The Future Executive Institute, through Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management,  is a three-year program designed to develop the management and leadership skills of future and current roofing company leaders.

Mark Newcomb

Production Manager

Mark Newcomb started as a laborer for Daly Industrial Coatings working his way up to Project Foreman and Production Manager before joining Great Lakes Roofing in 1991.  Mark has over 20 years of Chicago commercial roofing experience.

Mike Newcomb

Maintenance Foreman

Mike was a Project Foreman for Daly Industrial Coatings before taking a position as warehouse and yard supervisor for Illiana Transit Warehouse. Mike has over 25 years experience in building maintenance and commercial roof repair and installation Chicago.

Lory Miller

Office Manager

Lory attended Robert Morris College and received her Associates Degree in business, specializing in accounting. Lory comes to Great Lakes Roofing from Primary, The One for Solutions where she served in the capacity of Office Manager. She was also a consultant to Primary’s clients. Lory’s expertise includes bookkeeping, human resources, and payroll processing.

Get a FREE Estimate

Call Great Lakes Roofing & Construction today at 866-551-7121 or 219-852-9323 to schedule a FREE roof inspection and estimate for your commercial roofing project.


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