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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.
Theresa Drennan was born in Vicksburg and raised in Richland, MS. She currently resides in Flora, MS with her husband, Doug, and son, Donavon. She attended high school at Richland Attendance Center. Theresa is currently a student at Holmes Community College, where she is working to obtain her Accounting degree and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Theresa enjoys reading, writing, cooking, and watching weird movies with her family.
Seth Boykin was born in Jackson, Mississippi in October of 1986. He spent his childhood between Raymond, Mississippi and Coila, Mississippi. Graduating from JZ George High School in Carroll County. He studied after graduation at MDCC. He has 15+ years of carpentry, construction and roofing experience. He truly has a passion for his work. He tries to lead by example, in everything he does. He works alongside any member of the crew, working just as hard, to make sure everyone feels valued. He spends his free time with his family, enjoying the simple pleasures of the country life.
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.
Cecil Brunson is married to his wife, Anne, and lives in Gluckstadt. They have four children: a daughter and three sons. He has been with Watkins for two-plus years and has been in the construction industry for twenty-plus years. Cecil is very family oriented, has been involved with The American Cancer Society and other charities for over 25 years. He enjoys fishing, hiking, sports, and anything outdoors.
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 been married for over 8 years. They 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.”
Fenton Anderson was born in Jackson, MS, on June 12, 1985. Fenton was raised outside of Yazoo City in Benton, Ms. Fenton still resides in Benton with his wife Olivia and 3 children Reece, Fen, and Eliza Drue. Fenton is a production manager for Watkins Construction and Roofing in Jackson. He is a on-site manager who makes sure our customers are satisfied with work being done and also makes sure roofing crews are doing things 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.