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At Grove Roofing, we believe education, training and constantly striving to improve are vital to our company’s services and success. We incorporate best practices into all that we do, and we pride ourselves on providing honest solutions with long-lasting results.

Our management team has more than 100 years of combined experience in serving the needs of Western New York’s—and now also Rochester’s—roofing needs. We value our long-term client relationships and look forward to building new client relationships in the years to come.

John Embow

President

Years in the Roofing Industry: 21

Education: Villanova University, Canisius High School

Involvement: Board of directors & executive committee of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), Board member of the National Roofing Legal Resource Committee (NRLRC), Board member of the Construction Exchange of Western NY, Trustee of the Roofers & Waterproofers Research & Education Joint Trust Fund, Trustee of Roofers Local 74/203 JATC

Spouse: Margaret

Children: Evelyn (7), Elliott (5)

Favorite Non-Profit: Buffalo Suzuki Strings

Favorite Movie: Groundhog Day

Favorite Candy: Reeses Pieces

Favorite Drink: Blantons with 1 oversized ice cube

Janice Vertlieb

Controller

Years in the Construction Industry: 22

Education: School of on the job learning

Involvement: Treasurer of Niagara Frontier Chapter of Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), Past Board member of Women in Construction, Treasurer of The St Johnsburg Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, Volunteer Firefighter

Spouse: Joe Sparks

Children: Mike, Justin and Alex

Favorite Non-Profit: Erie County SPCA

Dream Vacation: Alaska

Favorite TV Show: Big Bang Theory

Hobbies: Jigsaw puzzles, gardening, bird watching

Shane A. Baxter

General Manager, Rochester Division

Years in Construction: 31

Years in Commercial Roofing: 14

Education: Courses at GCC

Specialty Training: Allmet Metal Roof systems, Bluescope ( Butler )  metal roof systems, Asbestos Contractor / Supervisor 1985 – 2002, OSHA 30 HR. Carlisle Syntech Hands on Training 2003, Tremco Liquid applied roof systems seminar 2013

Spouse: Tammy, 28 years together this year

Favorite Activities: Camping, Fishing, Darts

Favorite Non-Profit: Hamlin Dog Shelter

Favorite Vacation Spots: Key West, Alexandria Bay

Favorite Pro Sports Team: Buffalo Bills ( Yea I Know )

Jeff Embow

VP of Client Services

Years in the Roofing Industry: 10

Education:Cornell University

Favorite Vacation: Skiing out west

Spouse: Abby

Children: Clay, Rowan, Barrett

Favorite Non-Profit: Boys and Girls Club

Hobbies: Road cycling, skiing, outdoors, running, platform tennis, tennis, golf, and taking direction from my wife

Steve Kopp

Lead Estimator

Years in the Roofing Industry: 8

Education: ECC for construction technology, BOCES vocational training in high school for Construction

Spouse: Jennifer

Children: Daenon (11), Hayden (8)

Hobbies: Bike Riding, Skiing and Camping

Favorite Movie: Couples Retreat- funniest movie ever!!

Favorite Candy: Reese’s Peanut butter cups

Favorite Drink: Jack and Coke

Chris Gannon

VP of Operations

Years in the Roofing Industry: 18

Education: BS in Criminal Justice from Hilbert College

Resides In: Hamburg NY

Spouse: Nicole

Children: Connor (17), Shelby (14), Nolan (12)

Involvement: Varsity Wrestling Coach @ Hamburg High School, Volunteer coach for Hamburg Youth Wrestling Club

Hobbies: Hunting, Golf

Favorite Movie: Outlaw Josey Wales

Favorite Vacation: South Africa

Robert Embow

Secretary, Past President

Years in the Roofing Industry: 51

Education: University of Buffalo

Spouse: Andrea

Hobbies: Golf, gardening

Favorite Car: ’68 Olds 442

Favorite Drink: Dark & Stormy

Favorite Movie: The Godfather

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