There are many ways to start a career in commercial roofing. Several of our employees have joined Maxwell Roofing after spending time in military service or after switching careers to find an industry that fits their skill set, interests, and life goals. A few team members grew up in the industry and have dedicated their entire careers to working on commercial roofs. Charles Lunsford is one of those people.
Journey to Maxwell Roofing
Charles grew up in Dayton, Ohio. He joined the Roofers Union straight out of high school and began working as a foreman at a commercial roofing and sheet metal company in his hometown. In 2017, Charles decided to move to Nashville and joined our team. After a short stint at another commercial roofing company in town, Charles returned to Maxwell in 2021 and has been with our company ever since.
“What led me to Maxwell was that they are a family-owned company with a good reputation for installing quality roofs,” Charles said, as he reflected on his journey in the industry.
Today, Charles serves as a construction superintendent at Maxwell Roofing, working alongside our management team and field employees on various new construction, reroofing, and maintenance projects across Nashville.
“What makes my role unique in production is that as a superintendent, you are a linchpin between the field and office employees,” he explained.
Charles enjoys working with multiple crews each day, making sure each project is progressing as it should.
What Makes Maxwell Roofing Different
After more than a decade in the industry, Charles realized the culture at Maxwell Roofing is unique.
“What I love about Maxwell is that they care about their employees,” said Charles.
As a family-owned business, Maxwell Roofing sees our employees as an extension of our family. We take responsibility for their overall well-being and invest in their development to support their personal and professional growth.
Charles is a testament to the fact that a roofing apprenticeship can be a great way to start a successful career in the roofing industry. Today, he lives outside of Nashville with his wife and three kids, enjoying any opportunity he has to go hunting or fishing.
If you’re interested in learning more about what it’s like to work at Maxwell or start a career in commercial roofing, you can connect with Charles on LinkedIn or explore our current positions and benefits on our careers page.