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Watkins Construction Team Members: Led by Michael Dier, Michael Dier was born in Jackson, and moved to Byram at the age of six. He grew up in Byram and attended Byram Attendance Center until it shut down. Michael graduated from Terry High School in 1999 with honors. After high school, he went straight to work. Michael followed in his father, Mickey’s steps and went into the roofing business. Michael and Steven Watkins took their first job installing a commercial roof on an apartment complex located in North Jackson. After the job was complete, they decided to place an ad in the Yellow Pages and there Watkins Construction and Roofing was officially born. Michael has dedicated his entire adulthood to roofing. He has been relentless in his pursuit of perfection to the product he provides.
Michael currently resides in North Jackson with his wife, Sallie and two children, Alec and Addie. Michael enjoys time with his family as well as hunting and playing golf. Sallie is a CPA and works for the State Auditor.
Sallie Dier was born and raised in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. She currently resides in Madison, Mississippi with her husband, Michael, and two children, Addie and Alec. She attended Mississippi College and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. Following college, she pursued a career in public accounting and also receive the designation of Certified Public Accountant. Sallie has over 15 years of experience in both public and private financial accounting and management.
Theresa Drennan was born in Vicksburg and raised in Richland, MS. She currently resides in Flora, MS with her husband of over 30 years, Doug. She attended high school at Richland Attendance Center and studied accounting at Holmes Community College. Theresa enjoys reading, writing, cooking, and watching weird movies with her family.
Jamie, a key member of the Watkins Construction and Roofing sales team, was born and raised in Byram. He has over 18 years experience in the construction industry. Jamie has been involved in hundreds of remodel projects as well as new home construction. He has seen Watkins Construction and Roofing grow so much during his tenure. Jamie has extensive experience in dealing with the insurance industry and helping people get back on their feet. He has been happily married to his wife Ashley and they currently have one daughter, Ellyson. Jamie enjoys spending time with family and anything that involves the outdoors.
Shan Hales has established himself as a leader on the Watkins Construction and Roofing sales team. He brings over 25 years of experience in public service and training. Shan attended Mississippi College, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. Shan is a native Mississippian and lives in the Jackson Metro area with his wife, Melissa, and his daughter, Alexis. Shan enjoys hunting, golf, and spending quality time with his family.
Jeff Thomas has worked his way from production into sales. He is married with 3 children. Jeff loves spending time with his wife and kids. A good portion of that time is spent at the ball fields.
Jeff has been with Watkins Construction for a little over 4 years, with multiple years in the construction business prior. Jeff states, “I love working for the company and you will not find a better roofing company”. Jeff is in sales for the company where he strives for quality work and great customer satisfaction with every job.
Justin Williams was born and raised in the Jackson Metro area. He currently lives in Pearl, MS and has a daughter named, Layla. Justin is an experienced and integral member of the Watkins Construction & Roofing family. As the production manager, Justin is in charge of making sure all jobs run smooth and efficiently. His duties involve: scheduling, making orders, getting repair work completed, and helping get all work done to the satisfaction of each customer.
Marc Brewer is a member of the Watkins Construction and Roofing sales team. He brings over 10 years of experience in customer service and training. His expertise in the area will help enhance the experience for the Watkins Construction and Roofing client. Marc attended Belhaven University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He was also a member of the baseball team. Marc and his wife, Summer, have 2 children, Carson and Piper. Marc enjoys spending time with his family and everything sports related.
Cade Richardson grew up in Terry Mississippi and enjoys the life that a small town offers. Hunting and fishing are some of his daily hobbies. He graduated from Copiah Academy in 2014 and attended Co-Lin and Hinds Community College with a major in psychology. Cade helps make sure the jobs run as smooth as possible by making sure the crew and customer have everything they need. He makes sure the roof is installed correctly and that all additional work pertaining to the roof is completed the “Watkins Way.”
Johnny Cassatta grew up in the Delta playing football and baseball. He’s an Ole iss fan but a MS guy. He is happily married to his wife, Kelly. They have two daughters, Carlee and Caitlyn. He loves all sports that MS is involved in. His passion is helping kids. He travels the Southeast region coaching a travel girls softball team which placed 3rd in the USSSA Nationals in 2018. Johnny has a background in sales and restaurant ownership and loves to cook in his spare time.
Rachel Sanderford was born and raised in Mize, MS. She currently resides in Raleigh, MS, with her husband and four dogs. She attended Mize Attendance Center and earned her Associate Degree from JCJC where she graduated with highest honors. While attending JCJC she also was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. In her spare time, Rachel loves to bake and read.
Chris Hankins is our newest edition to the Watkins construction and roofing team. He is a combat veteran who spent 10 years in the US Navy and 5 years as a civilian contractor in Afghanistan. Chris has 15 years of experience in training and Development in multiple areas. Chris has 3 children Cody 16, Cady 13, and Callan 6. Chris enjoys spending time with his Children and anything sports related.
Ryan Bell, born and raised in Fort Worth, TX, comes to Watkins Construction & Roofing after many years in restaurant and food sales. Before going into the restaurant industry Ryan had several years of experience in road construction and residential demolition. Ryan will be in Sales and Marketing with Watkins Construction & Roofing and he looks forward to helping you get a roof on your home. He is happily married to his wife Lindsey of over five years. They currently live in Jackson, MS with their two boys, Brooks and Bowen. Ryan enjoys spending time with his family and coaching his sons Little League teams.
Blake Hardy was born and raised in Jackson, MS but now resides in Flowood, MS. Blake attended Mississippi College where he received his Bachelors in Business Administration and Marketing. He has an extensive background in sales, particularly in the equipment and industrial tool industry. When Blake is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf whenever he can.
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John Allan grew up in Yazoo City and moved to Hattiesburg where he graduated from Oak Grove. He attended Holmes Community College where he played on the golf team and attended Mississippi State University. He has been around construction in one way or another for most of his career. He worked in the Natural Gas Industry before moving back home and starting with Watkins. He enjoys playing golf, turkey hunting, and the outdoors. He recently married his wife, Elizabeth, and they now live in Jackson.
Matthew Martin grew up and lives in Brandon Mississippi. He graduated from Hartfield Academy in 2014 and Mississippi State University in 2018. During his free time, he spends time with family, friends, and hunting. Matthew is a hard and diligent worker. He is in production to help make the jobs run efficiently.
Molly Coleman was born on the West Coast but has lived in the South for more than a decade. She currently resides in Flowood, MS with her husband, Cody. She has served alongside her husband at their church for the last three years and looks forward to many more. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Austin was born and raised in Brandon, MS. He is married to his wife Katelyn Langford. In 2017, he graduated from Hinds Community College as an Emergency Medical Technician. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, hunting, and doing anything outdoors.
Jeremy Gunalda has been in the home construction and improvement industry for over 20 years. He also has significant experience in dealing with insurance-related claims/damage repairs. Jeremy’s reputable and proficient expertise in structural repair will ensure your upcoming roofing project will be planned appropriately and executed professionally.
Jeremy resides in his hometown of Madison, Mississippi with his wife, Beth, and three daughters, Josie, Karris , and DorseyRose. He and his family love to be outdoors, especially when camping and fishing together. Beth is the Membership Director for the Mississippi Automobile Dealers Association.
Matt grew up in Madison and attended Holmes Community College, where he played football and golf before continuing his golf at Delta State University. After college, he worked as a golf professional in management and instruction. He has recently ran and operated his own landscape company. Matt enjoys the game of golf, hunting, and fishing as well as spending time with his family.
Todd White is a Mississippi native who grew up in Brookhaven. He met his wife, Diane, when she moved to Mississippi from California to dance with Ballet Magnificat in their early years. They raised four children, mostly in Franklin TN. His passion has always been music and he spent the first 20 years of his career as a music industry executive in touring, marketing, A&R and as a record label head.
In 2004 he started a marketing agency called NEON Marketing in Nashville. He had the opportunity to merge the agency with Mississippi’s own GodwinGroup in 2008 which allowed him to move back to his home state. A few years later he retired from the agency, and later went to work with a former client, and one of the area’s leading custom home builders, Lyles Signature Homes. It was during this tenure he realized how much he enjoyed the construction process. He eventually joined the Watkins team and thoroughly enjoys working with us.
Todd believes that commitment and communication are the two main keys to customer satisfaction. “I don’t take lightly the trust my customers place in me” he says. “It’s not just a roof. It’s security, protection and an aesthetic part of their home. It’s important for me to get it right for them and I’m determined to do just that.”
Waymon was born in Jackson, MS. He has moved around the state of Mississippi. He’s lived in Crystal Springs, different parts of the delta, Ridgeland and now the place he loves to call home, Brandon. While in high school, he started working in the warehouse at Dal-tile. He worked there for 18 years. He worked up from the warehouse to assistant manager. Waymon aims to do the best at everything he does and loves working with the public and strives for the best customer service. He’s married to his beautiful wife, Kara. They are blessed with one child, Zeke. When he’s not at work, he loves spending time with his family or in a shop working on classic cars.
Ed Crawford was born in Hazel Crest, Il and raised on a resort just south of Canada in Ely, MN. He currently resides in Wesson, Mississippi with his wife Debi. He is the father of four children and enjoys many grandchildren, fishing and working in the garden. He attended numerous colleges and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Bellevue University and a Masters of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota. After finishing 13 years in the Air Force, he earned his CPA license in Alabama and has worked in tax, financial and manufacturing accounting.