Meet Our Team
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At Waukegan Roofing, we have been serving the community for over 100 years. Our team provides unrivaled customer service and industry expertise, and this is reflected in every job we take on. The lifeblood of our company is our dedicated group of employees, who are fully devoted to doing the best possible job in every aspect of our work. Learn more about the people who make our company outstanding.
Bruce Diederich, President
Bruce grew up in the roofing industry, beginning at an early age working for his father’s roofing business learning the shingling trade. Later on, he moved into the lumber industry selling material to homeowners, builders and developers in the Chicagoland area, eventually moving to Ft Myers, Florida to continue his career. After a few years in Florida, he returned to the Chicago area and purchased Standard Material Company, a commercial and residential roofing material distributor. Over the next several years, Bruce worked for several leading local and nationally recognized roofing material distribution companies in a variety of capacities. Ultimately, though, his passion was in contracting.
In 1998, Bruce purchased Wauken Roofing, a well-established commercial, industrial and residential roofing company in business since 1914. Since the acquisition, the company has returned to a commercial and industrial specialization and has expanded to include a Service & Maintenance division and roofing related architectural sheet metal.
Bruce has been in the building materials and roofing industry for over 45 years, serving in numerous capacities.
Phil Diederich, Vice President
Phillip has been with Waukegan Roofing for over 15 years and holds numerous certifications, such as GAF C.A.R.E. certifications, Air Vent ventilation expertise and many others. He is a graduate of the NRCA Future Executive Institute, and he is a member of the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) Board of Directors and CRCA Emerging Leaders group.
Sam Caniglia, Project Manager
Sam started installing roofs 40 years ago. He has sold roofing materials, along with handling the technical inspection services, for many of the industries major manufacturers. He has a strong knowledge of manufacturer specifications, installation requirements, roof design details and the roof guarantee process. Sam understands customer service from the unique perspective of having been responsible for relationships with building owners, national accounts, governmental facilities, roof consultants, architects and also home owners.
Sam holds the OSHA 10 hour and 30 hour certifications, and he is a Johns Manville BURSI Institute graduate. He brings his vast experience and knowledge to Waukegan Roofing. Sam is the Project Manager handling commercial low-slope roofing projects.
Josh King, Project Manager
Josh was “born to roof”. He can walk on almost any roof, no matter how high or how steep, and he excels at understanding what it is he is looking at and how to fix it right the first time. Josh has worked in the field as an installer, a service and repair man and also as an estimator. He has worked his way through the roofing apprenticeship program to journeyman roofer.
Josh holds numerous certifications, such as being an Air Vent ventilation expert and GAF C.A.R.E. certifications to name a few. He is also OSHA 10 hour and 30 hour certified, certified in asbestos handling and scaffold training and is Red Cross First Aid trained, as well as several other “hands-on” training courses from the industry’s leading manufacturers.
Larry Koenigseder, Service Department Manager
Larry began his roofing career in 1980 as an apprentice, working his way up to foreman. Over the years, Larry honed his craft and found he enjoyed solving problems working in the “Service Department”. He became extremely efficient at finding leaks and fixing them. He became so proficient at it that he later became the Service Department Manager. In 2007, Larry joined Waukegan Roofing. and helped expand the company’s efforts in the service and maintenance business, where he continues to excel today.
Larry holds the OSHA 10 hour and 30 hour certifications, is certified in asbestos handling and scaffold training, is Red Cross First Aid trained, as well as several other “hands-on” training courses from the industry’s leading manufacturers.
Dave Majestic, Commercial Superintendent
Dave commenced his roofing career in 1979 and is experienced in all areas of roof installation and management. He is an expert in Carlisle Syntec roof systems. In his previous position, he served as the Vice President of Field Operations, where he was integral in growing the commercial division to be the largest installer of Carlisle Syntec in the nation, being awarded an unprecedented 750 Perfect 10 Installations. It was in this position that Dave really honed his knowledge of the commercial roof and its workings, focusing his energy on becoming an expert in the various roof systems available.
Dave is current in the OSHA 10 hour and 30 hour certifications. He has also completed Certa and Hazcom trainings, and he is a member of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers. He is the Commercial Project Manager tasked with handling commercial low-slope roofing projects.
Call Waukegan Roofing at (855) 253-1070 for top-quality commercial and industrial roofing service.