Meet Our Team
Those of us here at King of Texas take pride in providing you with the best possible roofing solutions. This means working closely with you, performing quality work with a highly qualified and experienced team.
Nelson Braddy, Jr.
Nelson R. Braddy, Jr. is has been in the roofing industry since 1977. After earning a degree in mechanical engineering from Drexel University, and working in the engineering field for several years, he joined his father-in-law at R.W.King, Inc. Further, he subsequently founded his own commercial roofing company, King of Texas Roofing Company, L.P. in Dallas, TX in 1982.
Mr. Braddy has been an active participant in the National Roofing Contractor Association since 1984. Having served on numerous committees and tasks forces, Mr. Braddy was on the Board of Directors for two terms, Vice President on the Executive Committee for two terms, served as Senior Vice President from 2012-2013, President from 2013-2014, and Immediate Past President from 2014-2015.
Kelly Van Winkle
Kelly serves on the Executive Committee of the NRCA as a Vice President of the Association. Kelly has served numerous National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) Committees. She also was engaged as President of the National Roofing Legal Resource Center (NRLRC) and served on the Board of Directors of the NRCA. She also enjoys her membership in NAWIC, the National Association of Women in Construction. Kelly entered the family business, beginning the third generation of her family in commercial construction. Kelly was named President/CEO in December, 2019 and has been Co-Owner of King of Texas Roofing Company, LP since 2013.
Director of Operations/Project Manager
Tom began his tenure with King of Texas 32 years ago. Initially, he began as a laborer, then lead man, foreman, superintendent and currently project/operations manager. In his free time Tom enjoys golf, hunting, fishing and spending quality with his family.
Lance Van Winkle
Director Business Development
Over the previous 15 years, Mr. Van Winkle performed mergers and acquisitions and finance transformation consulting engagements for multinational corporations before joining King of Texas in 2016. He currently serves as Director of Business Development which includes strategic initiatives, estimating, proposal development and project management duties associated with the operations of King of Texas.
Jeff took a flyer as a draftsman at Eagle Roofing Systems in 1985. He joined the KOT team in December of 1995 as an estimator/project manager and never looked back…” “My longevity at King of Texas can only be attributed to the great, dedicated work force with whom I work with every day.” “It is incredibly rewarding to work with some of the most honest, hardworking people in the industry.”
Jeff and his wife Christine, reside in Fort Worth. Together they have 6 grown children and 4 grandchildren.
Paul is a Texas native and has 28 years collective expertise in Single-Ply Estimating, technical knowledge in EPDM and TPO roofing assembling, and Vegetative and Paver Ballast roof covering experience. Paul is also extensively experienced in roof assessment, warranty claims and manufacturers warranties.
Mark is a 1985 Texas A&M graduate, having earned a Bachelors of Science in Building Construction. Upon graduation he went to work for Metal Systems Incorporated. Notable projects while at MSI include the St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Dallas, the Coptic Church in Richardson (domed roofs and barrel vault roofs), the Islamic Mosque in Richardson (domed roofs), the Caravan of Dreams (now called the Reatta Restaurant) Copper Awning in Fort Worth, numerous DART Bus Shelters and Train Stations (barrel vault roofs), the Embassy Suites in Frisco, the Hotel and Outbuildings at Texas Motor Speedway, and the Bass Pro Shop in Grapevine. Mark then went to work for Ramon Franklin after MSI closed their doors in 2010. While working at Ramon Franklin, he received the Metal Construction Associations Director’s Design Excellence award for the Zinc Roof and Siding on the Legacy ER in Plano.
Mark joined the King of Texas team in 2015. Since coming to work for KOT, the team has provided the Barrel Vault Roofs on the Life Church in Dallas, and the custom colored Wall Panels on the Equinox Fitness in Plano.
He was also a 2019 mentor for the Texas A & M student roofing competition team. This is a NRCA sponsored competition for Universities with a Construction Science / Construction Management program.
Refugio has over 18 years of construction/manufacturing safety experience in the Dallas area. As King of Texas Roofing Company’s Safety Director, he is responsible for developing strategies to improve the company’s safety performance in its drive toward zero injuries. Refugio manages all safety programs to ensure a safe workplace including safety orientations, skill training, emergency preparedness, proper job instruction, and the use of protective equipment. Also assures the workplace is in compliance with OSHA safety standards and that periodic safety audits are conducted.
Refugio works closely with King of Texas’ management team in a collaborative effort to enhance the safety culture throughout all of King of Texas’ projects. Prior to joining King of Texas, Refugio worked as a Bilingual Safety Instructor, assisting in the safety and job skills training of over 6,000 construction industry students.
In 2002, Jennifer joined KOT as a project assistant on awarded projects at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Additionally, she managed the Repair and Maintenance Department which included roof repairs, finish out, inspections and 24/7 emergency repairs. She comes to KOT after her career in construction began at Buford-Thompson Company as Accounting Manager. Her accounting expertise, work ethic and attention to detail were invaluable components for expanding role working with the KOT estimating department as lead Project Administrator. Jennifer assist KOT’s project managers in all administrative capacities, from inception to completion of all awarded projects.
Debbie Parker joined the King of Texas Roofing Company, LP team in August of 2015 bringing experience from a 20-year career in construction. As HR Director, she works diligently to ensure all team members’ employment experiences are beneficial for the employee and the company. Her philosophy of open communication, teamwork, and a healthy work-life balance are tenets of King of Texas.
Parker is the 2019-2020 NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) Dallas Chapter President. This organization empowers women in construction and provides its members a platform to “Be the Voice of Confidence & Courage”.
Manager – Repairs and Maintenance
Richard Walsh has been with King of Texas Roofing company for over 27 years. During his tenure, he was in the field for 23 years before moving to the administrative office. As Manager of the Service Maintenance and Repair Departments, he develops preventative programs which include roof repairs, penetrations and inspections. Additionally, he oversees three experienced crews providing 24 hour services meeting emergency and preventative repair needs.
Lori has held the position of controller at King of Texas Roofing Company, since 1990. She is responsible for all of the accounting-related activities; billing, cost accounting, tax filing, cash management, accounts payable, payroll, and finance activities. Lori is truly blessed to be a wife and a mother with one lovely daughter. She majored in political science at the University of Texas at Arlington, then returned to college for a degree in business. She has an extensive construction background, and has accounting experience in many aspects of commercial construction from architecture, general construction and subcontracting. It has been a pleasure for her to watch this company grow and prosper over the years. She feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to work closely with our wonderful employees, clients and suppliers.
Communications Director/Brand & Sales Account Manager
Pamela is new to the roofing industry, but has more than fifteen years experience in Information Technology, Marketing, and Communications. Although her tenure has just begun, she already loves the high energy atmosphere, supportive professional team, and fluid atmosphere at KOT.
In her spare time she enjoys volunteering with local law enforcement, supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and participating in historical reenactments.
Superintendent/Asst Project Manager
Darryl is one of KOT’s longest tenured employees, having joined the team in 1991 as a field foreman. Quickly recognized as a valued team member with a dedication to quality and detail, Darryl was promoted to KOT’s lead superintendent and has been overseeing the company’s field operations since 1995. He has been involved in every large scale project in KOT’s history, from the new North American headquarters for Toyota to nearly a dozen facilities for Amazon. Because of his skill, knowledge and dedication, Darryl’s personality is a major contributor in making KOT feel like a tight-knit family.
Darryl and his wife Wendy enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren, whether it is at their lake house in East Texas or in the mountains of Colorado.
As one of the newest team members of the KOT family, Robert brings over 20 years of roofing expertise, with a special emphasis on standing seam metal roofing. His deep knowledge of sheet metal roofing installation, repairs and detailing has been invaluable in the promoting, and subsequent success, of KOT’s Metal Roofing Division.
Superintendent/Asst Project Manager
Jesse Guiterrez has been an integral part of the King of Texas Roofing Company, LP team for 25 years. In his role as Superintendent he works closely with Project Managers and crews to optimize scheduling, metal fabrication, and installation of our projects. Jesse’s leadership is instrumental in increasing communication between the office and the field.
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