Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal, a leading commercial roofing company with its headquarters in Oregon, has hired Gary Harn as a Project Coordinator at Long Beach Roofing, Inc., located at 1920 Obispo Ave., Signal Hill, California.
The 85-year-old roofing company was acquired by Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal in 2014.
Harn is responsible for fielding in-coming calls, scheduling, work orders, managing Dataforma, material orders and deliveries, metal fabrication and forklift operations. He also offers support to Project Manager Terry Brown.
Most recently, Harn worked in sales and business development for a solar company in Long Beach. He has about 15 years working in the construction industry, primarily as a foreman at his father’s plastering company.
“Gary is a great support to our sales team in Southern California,” said Mark Carpenter, CEO of Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal. “He brings youth and enthusiasm to his role as project coordinator.”
When he’s not working, the California native is following his passion of skydiving; currently working on earning his C-license. Harn took his first dive in 2005. Today, he has 140 jumps under his belt, and he said wingsuiting is the next step for him.
“After my first tandem skydive with an instructor it set a fire inside me,” he noted. “When I jumped again with some friends, I knew there was no turning back. I love the feeling of absolute freedom I gain from jumping; nothing else matters but this intense moment when I feel most alive. I get to fly through the sky, like I’ve always dreamed of when I was young. My goal is to turn this hobby into a career at some point.
Long Beach Roofing has 20 employees and it specializes in commercial roofing. After 50 years in Long Beach, it moved to its current location two years ago. It has extensive knowledge in fluid applied roofing systems, fiberglass shingles, wood shakes, tile, modified bitumen, built up roofing and single ply roofs. For more information please visit www.longbeachroofing.com or call (562) 220-2300.
Since 1996, Columbia Construction Services, Inc., d.b.a. Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal, has operated as a specialty contractor with 49 full-time employees. Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal focuses its services on commercial roofing, roof maintenance (Columbia Roof Advantage), sheet metal fabrication and installation, steep slope roofing, seismic upgrades and installation, and safety product installation. Safety is one of the company’s core values and it follows strict safety policies in accordance with OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Division). Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal, for five consecutive years, has earned an industry honor: Carlisle SynTec Systems’ Perfection Award. The company was the only contractor in Oregon to be recognized with the Carlisle 2016, 2018 and 2019 Excellence in Single-Ply (ESP) awards. It operates in the states of Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho. Please visit www.reroofnow.com or call (503) 684-9123, OR; (253) 236-7474, WA; or (562) 220-2300, CA for more information. You may follow us on our social media site: www.facebook.com/Columbia.Roofing.and.Sheet.Metal.
“Our vision is to be recognized as the best roofing and sheet metal company in the region.”
- Mark Carpenter, CEO, Long Beach Roofing, Inc. | Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal