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Michael Dier
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 Cade Richardson
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Chris Hankins
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Johnny Cassatta
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John Allan Mitchell
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 Rachel Sanderford
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Todd White
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Waymon Thornton
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Charles Thornton
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Travis Foster
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Josh Davis
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Wendy Hutchins
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HOW TO IDENTIFY A PROFESSIONAL AND TRUSTWORTHY ROOFING CONTRACTOR IN THE JACKSON, MS AREA?

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They must be fully insured. General liability insurance is required to be a part of the Mississippi Board of Contractors and it protects your home from unforeseen circumstances related to your project.

General liability insurance is required to be a part of the Mississippi Board of Contractors and it protects your home from unforeseen circumstances related to your project.

They must be licensed by the State of Mississippi Board of Contractors.

General liability insurance is required to be a part of the Mississippi Board of Contractors and it protects your home from unforeseen circumstances related to your project.

They should have over 50 Google reviews and the majority good.

General liability insurance is required to be a part of the Mississippi Board of Contractors and it protects your home from unforeseen circumstances related to your project.

They should not require any deposits for any kind of work. You should never have to pay a contractor any money before all of the work is completed to your satisfaction.

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They must have manufacturer certification. Contractors must meet minimum requirements put forth by the manufacturers, as well as financial credibility through Dun and Bradstreet credit checks.

They must have field supervision. Many homeowners are all too familiar with the results of poor workmanship. Select a contractor that will monitor your project with non-working field supervision and quality control to ensure that the labor team is held to a high standard.

    The contractor must be accredited with the BBB. By selecting a contractor that is accredited you will know that they are held to a higher standard of trust and accountability with their customers.

     

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    Michael Dier

    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

    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

    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 Price

    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 two daughters. Jamie enjoys spending time with family and anything that involves the outdoors.

    Shan Hales

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    John Allan Mitchell

    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

    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

    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 Langford

    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

    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 Garren

    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

    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 Thornton

    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

    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.

    Avery Calvin

    Avery Calvin is a professional painter. He was born and raised in Jackson, MS. He graduated from Callaway High School. His father was a professional painter and passed it on to him! Avery picked up a brush at the early age of 8 years old! He’s been professionally painting since the age of 17. He doesn’t just paint for a living, he loves it & takes pride in his work!

    Darnell Moreland

    Darnell’s hometown is Utica, MS! He’s a professional painter and has worked for Watkins for 12 years. Darnell has experience in management, consulting, team building, and professional development strategies. He’s handled thousands of projects over the years with Watkins. In his time off, he enjoys fishing, hunting, and shooting his bow & arrow. Darnell’s goal in life is to always take care of his family and his clients. He’s on a mission to satisfy as many clients as possible before he retires!

    Chad Strickland

    Chad was born in Yazoo city, Ms in 1972. He went to high school at Manchester Academy and graduated from Ole Miss with a degree in business. He’s a single father of four children and has 20+ years in the construction industry. His skills are in sight prep work/foundation, to every day carpentry and roofing. Chad enjoys working in the community, outdoor work, and sports. He is committed to every customers needs and satisfaction.

    Charles Thornton

    Charles Thornton loves working at Watkins construction & Roofing! It’s the best company he’s ever worked for. He’s been married for 45 years and has three children. Charles has been in construction since he was 18 years old. He enjoys fishing and spending time with his family in his spare time.

    Josh Davis

    Josh Davis, born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, received hisBachelor of Science in Physical Education with Concentration in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Mississippi State University. While near completion of his master’s degree in Exercise Physiology, he met Michael Dier through mutual friends and was brought on board at Watkins Construction & Roofing in 2015 as Michael’s protégé. Josh soon realized his interest and talents were best utilized in roof sales.

    Hurricane Sally changed Josh’s trajectory, bringing him to Alabama where Watkins Construction & Roofing opened a new location. Josh recognizes that while a house is a home, a roof over your head is the epitome of safety and security. Having never met a stranger, Josh is known as someone who listens and cares, not just about people’s roofs but the people themselves. Savvy about insurance companies and a natural determination and instinct about making matters right, Josh goes the extra mile for his customers. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, golfing and time with friends and family. Josh looks forward to meeting every homeowner in the South!

    Wendy Hutchins

    Wendy Hutchins, a life-long Mississippian and a graduate of The University of Mississippi, joined the Watkins Team as our business development manager in June 2020. Wendy has a passion for all people and she takes great pride in providing the only the best for our customers and business partners. She serves as an active member of the Flowood Rotary Club and volunteers for The American Cancer Society (in memory of her mother’s cancer journey), and Make-A-Wish Mississippi. Her hobbies include baking, painting, and amateur photography from her home in Terry. Wendy has two sons, Bryant and Brandon.

    Joe Lawrence

    Joe was born and raised in Yazoo City. He is excited to be part of the Watkins Team and brings over 25 years of experience in the metal roofing industry. Joe believes that quality work and an excellent customer experience brings about satisfaction in a job well done.
    For the past three decades he and his wife, Donna, have lived on a farm in Scott County. Joe has 3 children and 5 grandchildren. When not at work, Joe and Donna enjoy hunting.

    Eli Cupstid

    Eli Cupstid grew up in the south of Mississippi. He loves hunting and fishing. He now lives in Pelahatchie Ms with his beautiful wife, Jessica, and two girls Alana Belle and McKenna Kate. Eli has a background in the oil industry but also has worked in the construction field as well. He loves to be apart of the Production team.

    Hollie Lacey

    Hollie Lacey was born in Jackson, MS and raised in Brandon, MS. She currently resides in Madison, MS. She attended JCJC where she received her Associates Degree. In her spare time she loves to travel and spend time with her family.

    Amber Coulon

    Amber Coulon was born and raised in Vicksburg, MS, and has lived in Brandon, MS, ever since. She has three children, Kinley, Matty, and Taylor. Amber earned a degree from Hinds Community College in Respiratory Therapy and a Bachelor’s degree in Hospital Administration from University of MS. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children, painting, refinishing furniture and interior decorating.

    Travis Foster

    Travis Foster is a native Mississippian born and raised in the Jackson area and a recent addition to the Watkins Roofing and Construction sales team. Travis attended Seminary in east Texas where he met his wife Ann and is an active member and youth leader at his church in Byram.

    He strives for the ideal customer experience and when not working with a customer can be found at the gym or spending time with his wife and little girls.

    Mike Covington

    Mike was born in Brookhaven, MS. He currently resides in Madison, MS with his wife, Robin, and two children, Sarah and MJ. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and Wildlife Management. Following college, he pursued a career with State Farm Insurance with an emphasis in property claims. Mike has over 18 years of experience in insurance property claim handling, estimating and construction. Mike enjoys spending time with his family, working out and anything outdoors.

    Bryce Graves

    Bryce Graves grew up and lives in Brandon Ms. He graduated from high school in 2021 and is eager to learn everything there is about Roofing. During his free time he enjoys spending time hunting, fishing, and golfing.

    Brittany Bullock

    Brittany was born in Canada but raised in North Carolina. She currently resides in Flowood, Mississippi with her two sons, Rylan and Jace, and two dogs. In her free time Brittany enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors. Brittany has over a decade of experience in the insurance and customer service industry. Her knowledge and years of experience make her uniquely qualified to guide customers start to finish.

    Derek Cutts

    Derek Cutts is from Ackerman, MS and currently resides in Madison, MS. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Business in Risk Management and Financial Planning. Since graduating, Derek has been involved in both sales and adjusting for State Farm and has an extensive working knowledge of reconstruction for commercial and residential property. While he is not at work he enjoys doing anything and everything outdoors.

    Bradley Gilbert

    Bradley was born and raised in Brandon, Mississippi. He graduated from Brandon High School as well. He has several years of experience in the metal roofing industry. Bradley enjoys playing golf, basketball, traveling to Ole Miss football games, and going to church. He is super excited to be apart of Watkins Construction & Roofing! .

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