Who We Are?
Jerry Iselin, Owner and President of Metal Roof Specialties, Inc. founded the company in 1992. Metal Roof Specialties is a leader in metal industry. We pride ourselves on our customer service and our ability to tackle even the hardest jobs. From commercial to the savvy DIYer, there is no job too small or too big, for Metal Roof Specialties. This is how this local family owned company began….
In the late nineties Metal Roof Specialties expanded it’s contracting business and became a supplier of metal roofing and siding products. In 2004, Jerry’s daughter Haley joined the business, and this father-daughter team have been working together ever since! By 2011, the company began performing inspections on commercial metal roofing projects for one of the largest west coast manufacturers. In addition, the company began contracting and supply materials as a distributor.
The business redirected its concentration, in 2013, specifically to wholesale/retail supply and training programs. As the metal roofing industry and markets have grown, Metal Roof Specialties, Inc. has continued to adjust and provide the most valuable solution appropriate. They are proud to have created this niche, by providing unmatched experience and expertise to all consumers interested in metal. Both Jerry and Haley are passionate about metal roofing, siding, interiors, fencing, gutters…..the proof is on and in their own homes, just ask them.
Jerry Iselin – President/CEO & Head Metal Master
Jerry began his career in the metal roofing industry in 1976 initially working for a leading West Coast manufacturer of metal roofing products. In the mid 80’s he became the regional General Manager and Vice-President for this international firm managing the facilities and operations in the Pacific Northwest and was a member of the corporate Executive Committee directing the company’s activities in North America. Jerry is a regular sponsored speaker, trainer and moderator at the annual Metalcon International convention and has also conducted training programs for the International Roofing Exposition. He has reviewed the Standing Seam training program for the Roofing Industry Educational Institute (RIEI) and participates with the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) as a resource for training and promotional direction. Jerry prepared and presented a specialized training program for a leading US metal products manufacturer within the metal roofing industry and has been engaged as an expert witness to assist in industry related litigation. In 2016 Jerry was inducted into the Metal Construction Hall of Fame.
Haley Iselin – Vice President & Metal Master
Haley Iselin joined the company in 2004 after graduating from the University of Washington. She has a genuine enthusiasm for metal roofing and all metal products and is continually looking for new ways to use them and inspire others to do the same. You shouldn’t be surprised to hear her say, “Why wouldn’t you use metal?” to anyone looking for a building material product. After several years of volunteering with the organization, in 2007 Haley joined the Rebuilding Together South Sound board of directors, served as President in 2012-2013 and currently chairs the RTSS Advisory Council. In 2008 she became part of the National Roofing Contractors Association Future Executive Institute and graduated from the 3 year program in 2011. She was recognized by the Business Examiner in 2011 as one of their 40 under Forty, and in 2012 by the Girl Scouts of Western Washington as a Women of Distinction. Recently Haley was selected as a recipient of the Metal Construction Association Triumph Awards, “2017 Industry Young Movers and Shakers”, which she considers to be a huge honor.
Nita Earsley – Money Master
Nita Earsly joined Metal Roof Specialties as a part time employee in January 2018 to manage all the bookkeeping duties. Nita has an extensive background in accounting work and has spent the last few years managing the books for many small businesses like MRSI. She is experienced in both construction and not for profit type operations and excels at finding more efficient ways of doing things. Nita is a lover of all animals, especially her dog LuLu and her cat Doris.
Taressa Neal – Metal Apprentice & Social Media Guru
Taressa Neal was brought onto the MRSI team in July of 2018 and quickly became an important part of the operation. Taressa’s background includes work in the construction industry, IT field, non-profit sector, and owning and operating a local bakery. Her knowledge extends much beyond her years in experience because she is a quick learner with an incredible ability to adapt to any situation. Taressa’s desire to understand all aspects of the business make her a perfect fit for this small team of “All Hats Wearers”. She may consider herself a Metal Apprentice now and will be a true Metal Master in no time. You may hear her welcoming voice answer your call or see her out on the forklift helping load a customer when you pass by.
Jed Lamping – Metal Apprentice & Stunt Forklift Driver
After spending 20 years serving our country in the United States Navy, Jed decided that he wanted to spend his retirement around more metal. Jed is quickly learning the business and his helpful hands are getting our warehouse and buildings into shape. In his off time he enjoys going to primitive rendezvous, camping and trying out his culinary skill on new recipes. From cooking to carpentry, Jed has been such an amazing addition to our metal family.