The career development and professional growth opportunities in the commercial roofing industry make it an appealing profession for anyone who’s willing to work hard and treat others with kindness and respect. It’s not uncommon to hear of someone who started as a field employee and worked his or her way up to a management role. That’s the story of Maxwell Roofing and Sheet Metal’s Construction Manager, Kasey Fanton.
Journey to Maxwell Roofing
Kasey grew up in Kendall, N.Y., a very small town on the southern edge of Lake Ontario. During high school, Kasey joined the commercial roofing industry, and he hasn’t looked back since. “I always tell people that roofing was a long summer job that has turned into a great career,” Kasey described.
Kasey initially started as a laborer for Upstate Roofing. Over the next 18 years, Kasey worked his way up to becoming a Senior Project Manager at the company. Kasey also gained valuable experience on the job and also pursued a 4-year executive training program through Leaderbuild Institute in Rochester, N.Y.
Joining the Maxwell Family
In 2022, Kasey and his family decided to move to Nashville. As he looked for jobs in the roofing industry, Kasey hoped to find a company that was family-oriented with a strong culture of safety, success, and teamwork.
Kasey joined the Maxwell Roofing team in October of 2022 as a Construction Manager. In his role, Kasey works with superintendents to serve clients in a variety of industries. Every day Kasey works hard to find solutions to the challenges of each commercial roofing project he manages.
What Stands Out About Maxwell Roofing
“One of the things I appreciate most about Maxwell Roofing is the culture,” Kasey explained. “I walked in here as ‘the new guy from New York’ and was welcomed with open arms. I feel that I have been a part of this team for a very long time.”
By approaching every situation with a team mentality, Kasey works alongside others at Maxwell Roofing to develop a plan for success that allows employees to stay safe and productive.
“If there is a problem or issue, we throw it on the table, dissect it, and come up with a solution,” he explained.
Outside of work, Kasey loves going to the gym, cooking, and spending time with his family and children. He also enjoys hiking and appreciates the many beautiful state parks that Tennessee has to offer.