Employee Spotlight: Ray Ferguson

Kathleen Maxwell


A Murfreesboro, Tennessee native, Ray Ferguson attended both Walter State Community College and Middle Tennessee State University, where he studied Criminal Justice. Prior to joining the Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. team, Ray was a sheet metal apprentice and then spent 21 years working for the government. While Ray was looking to retire from the government in 2017, he stumbled upon the opportunity to apply for Maxwell’s Service Account Manager/Estimator role. He officially retired from his government role in November of 2017 and never looked back, as he believes his role at Maxwell was a timely God-given blessing for him and his family.  

Current Role

Ray now serves as Maxwell’s Construction Manager/Estimator, in which he manages a team of  one safety/quality control manager, 5 superintendents, 11 foremen, and 39 field employees. On an average day, Ray spends his time answering questions and finding solutions from superintendents who are in the field supervising roofing construction and sheet metal crews. “I prepare estimates for projects that are assigned to me and field any questions or problems that come up throughout the day from our field crews and managers,” Ray says. 

Additionally, Ray oversees and works with superintendents, estimators, and project managers to come up with the proper planning for each project to ensure it comes in on time and under budget. Perhaps one of his most important duties, though, is reviewing applications and hiring the right team members to ensure the success of Maxwell’s team. Ray enjoys working with a variety of clients, including building owners, property managers, general contractors, architects, and consultants. 

Why Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. Stands Out

When it comes to the company culture at Maxwell Roofing, Ray appreciates the shared family atmosphere and core values. He affirms, “We are a very close-knit team who works hand-in-hand with each other no matter the division. That is what I love most about this company.” As the largest division within the company, Ray says, “What makes us successful is that we communicate very well, work hard, and hold each other accountable. We focus on quality, safety, and professionalism in everything we do.”

Regarding the unique factors of his work environment, Ray believes his department sets the standard for being professional industry leaders who know all the ins and outs of their job. He says, “We work with large nationwide general contractors who put a lot of faith in our team to not only provide quality work but safe quality work. That is what sets our team apart.” Ray’s team is also accountable to building owners who trust him and his team with tearing off their roofs and installing a new one—all while keeping them dry. Though the team has such a huge responsibility, Ray is confident that they can handle anything that comes their way.


Beyond the office, you’ll find Ray with his family. “I am a big family man who loves spending time with my wife, daughter, and son,” affirms Ray. “We love to travel to Disney parks and the beach, and we are a pet family who enjoys days by the pool and family movie night,” he adds. As a hobby, Ray is an avid shooter and loves shooting sports. He’s also a firearms instructor, teaching new and experienced shooters. Among Ray’s lifelong goals is to be the best Christian role model for his family and friends. “That will always be the main goal I’m striving for,” affirms Ray.

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