Our Team

The Advanced Roofing Team

In the commercial roofing industry, it’s not only how the job’s performed, it’s who the people are, doing it. Their skills, their involvement, their professional demeanor. Hundreds of dedicated individuals make up the team at Advanced Roofing, and not only do they want your respect, they want you to like them. “Nice” is important to us. As is “courteous, efficient, exacting, honest, ethical, flexible, accommodating, logistical, knowledgeable.” There’s not an “it’s-not-my-job” attitude in the bunch. In fact, every job is everyone’s job. So there’s always someone there with an answer or who knows how to get something resolved. We work smart and we work safe. We train and train more. With this group, anything and everything is humanly possible. No contest.

Rob Kornahrens

Rob Kornahrens – CEO, President

Founder of Advanced Roofing Inc. and oversees all company operations.

Experience: Rob Kornahrens is a leader in the commercial roofing industry for more than 40 years. Before starting Advanced Roofing in 1983, he worked with Triple M Roofing Corporation in New York. During his tenure at Triple M, Rob held numerous field positions and was eventually promoted to Branch Manager where he was responsible for opening and operating new branches in both Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale.

Education: B.S. Degree in Business Administration from University of Arizona.

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Matt Ladd – Vice President of Operations

Matt joined Advanced Roofing in 1987 and is responsible for coordination of all off-site operations. Duties include scheduling of all roofing crews, equipment, and material to  job sites; daily site visits to ensure safety, quality and production; liaison between field, office and clients/roof consultants.

Experience:  Over three decades of experience in all phases of roofing; started as a mechanic and worked up to present position.

Education:  Matt has extensive commercial roofing experience with three decades of on-the-job training in various fields and systems. Additionally, he has taken numerous continuing education courses related to the roofing and construction industries.

Michael Kornahrens

 Michael Kornahrens- Executive Vice President

Michael joined Advanced Roofing in 1998 and is responsible for overseeing the operations and management of all divisions.

Experience: Born into the roofing industry, Michael has held many positions at Advanced Roofing over the past 18 years, including leading the Metal Roofing and Renewable Energy divisions. His responsibilities include developing rooftop and solar designs, coordinating subcontractors, and managing project installations throughout the United States and Canada.

Education: B.A. Degree in Management and Marketing from Florida Atlantic University

Jim Loftus

Jim Loftus – Service Manager

Joined Advanced Roofing, Inc. in 2000 and is responsible for overseeing daily operations of all Service Department functions, such as Quality Control of Repairs, Repair and Maintenance Estimating, Project Management and Customer Satisfaction.

Experience: Over 20 years in the Commercial and Industrial Roofing Industry. Started as a roofer’s helper in 1983.

Education: Extensive Management Training Courses, 2-year apprenticeship, training with Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, International Union Journeymen from 1988 to 2000 of which membership is currently on withdrawal.

Karen Damiani

Karen Damiani – Chief Financial Officer

Joined Advanced Roofing in 2006 and is responsible for all aspects of accounting, finance, and cash management.

Experience: 15 years experience in the construction industry as CFO, controller and business analyst. Supervised accounting personnel and operations, provided financial reporting and analysis, and developed and implemented business system enhancements.

Education: BA Degree in economics from Binghamton University. MBA Degree in finance from Florida Atlantic University.

Kevin Kornahrens

Kevin Kornahrens – Vice President of Administration

Started Advanced Roofing in 1999 and oversees all administrative functions for the company.

Experience: A second generation roofer, Kevin leads the Human Resources, Information Technologies, and Marketing Departments. His responsibilities include management of business planning, staffing, ERP system implementation, public relations, safety, and insurance.

Education: SPHR, Senior Professional in Human Resources. M.B.A. Degree in finance from the University of Miami. B.S. Degree in Management Information Systems, from Florida State University. B.A. Degree in Marketing, from Florida State University. B.A. Degree in Multinational Business from Florida State University.

Clint Sockman

Clint Sockman – Vice President

Clint joined Advaned Roofing in 1998 and is responsible for overseeing the Re-Roofing and Renewable Energy Divisions.

Experience: A second generation roofer with more than two decades of experience in the roofing, solar, and construction industries.

Education: The University of Cincinnati, Information Systems minor in International Business. Licenses: Florida State Roofing and Solar Contractors; Certifications: North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), LEED. Member of the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE). Constructions Specifications Institute (CSI).

Jason Carruth

Jason Carruth- Branch Manager, Central and North Florida

Jason joined Advanced Roofing in 2008 and has since become the Branch Manager of the Central Florida and North Florida branches.

Experience: A third-generation roofer with more than twenty-five years of experience. He was the past president of the National Roofing Contractors Association of South Florida (NRCA).

Education: Jason has extensive commercial roofing experience with on-the-job training in various fields and systems, and has taken numerous continuing education courses related to the roofing and construction industries.

Scott Mollan

Scott Mollan – Manager, Air Conditioning and Lightning Protection Division

Joined Advanced Roofing in 1992 to start air conditioning division. This division has been very successful, and allowed Advanced Roofing to be self-sufficient in the area of rooftop mechanical work, as well as providing additional revenue from standard A/C service work. Scott is responsible for all HVAC related activities, including: estimating, scheduling, contract negotiations, purchasing, billing, and personnel decisions.

Two years later, Scott started Advanced Lightning Systems as a subsidiary of Advanced Roofing. As a Lightning Protection contractor, Advanced Lightning Systems provides excellent service, installations, and superior solutions to protect your property.

Experience: 20 years as HVAC technician and in the management of operations. State Certified Air Conditioning Contractor: FL LIC# CAC046188.

Education: Scott has extensive air conditioning experience with two decades of on-the-job training in various fields and systems. Additionally, he has taken numerous continuing education courses related to the HVAC, Lightning Protection, and construction industries.

Clay Thomas- Service Manager

Clay joined Advanced Roofing in 2015 and is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of all Service Department functions throughout the State of Florida.

Experience: A third generation roofer with decades of experience working in the roofing industry. Prior to joining Advanced Roofing, Clay held senior management positions with various commercial roofing contractors and property management companies in South Florida.

Education: Engineering degree, University of Miami; Master’s in Business Administration, Nova Southeastern University; Licenses: Florida State Roofing, and General Contractor

Mike Landolofi- Branch Manager, Tampa

Mike is one of the original Advanced Roofing employees, joining the company in 1983.

Experience: Mike is a veteran in the commercial roofing industry with extensive industry knowledge spanning three decades. During his time with Advanced Roofing, Mike has been responsible for leading several divisions, including the Waterproofing and Infrared divisions. He was instrumental in leading post-hurricane clean-up efforts in Guantanamo Bay and St. Thomas U.S.V.I. following major storms in the mid-2000s.

Education: Mike has extensive commercial roofing experience with on-the-job training in various fields and systems, and has taken numerous continuing education courses related to the roofing and construction industry.