About Our Roofers
We’re First And Second Generation Roofers…
And Proud Of It.
Believe it or not, my father and I are both roofers, however, we didn’t start out that way.
It all started nearly 20 years ago when we started working together in the hail damage repair business. At that time,the midwest was experiencing frequent severe storms, which kept us extremely busy repairing those roofs.
As we continued to work on these hail and wind damaged homes and roofs, one question kept nagging at us, “why are we seeing so much damage?” Well one thing led to another, and we discovered a startling statistic: Poor quality, workmanship, and poor products were causing the majority of the damage. In fact, here is a quote from just one of the reports that we read:
“The most common roofing material for houses in many areas of the country is the asphalt shingle. Even though winds in hurricanes Bertha and Fran were well below expected design speeds, shingle damage was widespread and frequently severe, resulting in interior water damage.
Field investigations concluded that damage was caused by inadequate workmanship, standards and design.”
– National Roofing Contractors Association & Clemson University
Dad and I weren’t happy with that. We couldn’t believe how widespread the problem was, and were beside ourselves at how many homeowners were being taken advantage of. We were determined to do something about it. However, we hit yet another roadblock. Dad was getting older, and the Midwest winters were taking their toll. For that reason, and a lot of others, we decided to relocate to Florida.
Upon our arrival in Florida we wondered if they too had the same problem with having quality roofing contractors available to the community. Unfortunately, what we found was a serious lack in roofing safety and quality. It was because of this discovery, that Dad and I launched Hippo Roofing LLC with one goal in mind: deliver the absolute best possible roofs at the best possible price and install them to perfection.
After a few short years, what resulted from our experiences was Hippo Roofing. Our team of roofers has become a recognized industry leader in residential metal roofing. We’ve won numerous awards, including the coveted Top Metal Roofer award, Best of Brevard, and many others.
But of course, a company is only as good as the people who stand behind it, so we want to take a moment to introduce those people that make our company GREAT.
Donna Becker, Office Manager
Donna has been with Hippo Roofing nearly 8 years and serves as Office Manager. Donna is active in her church and lives in Merritt Island with her husband, Marv, who is a retired NASA engineer. They enjoy camping and international travel as well as spending time with their two grandsons.
Nick Davis, Field Services
Nick has resided in Brevard county all of his life. He has worked in the industry for years and is a positive asset to Hippo. Nick enjoys spending time with his two children, playing the drums, and loves to surf.
Harold Duffer, Roof Consultant
Harold has been in the roofing and construction industry for many decades. Harold’s relation-
ship with key employees of Hippo dates back nearly 30 years making Harold a trusted, valuable employee. Harold has been married to his wife, Vicki, for twenty-seven years and resides in Melbourne.
Kenny Lester, Roof Consultant
Kenny is a Central Florida Native with extensive construction and roofing consulting experience. A former Team USA Heavyweight wrestler and College National Champion. When he is not out helping customers, Kenny can often be found coaching Olympic Hopefuls at the Southeast US Olympic Training Center and the University of Central Florida college wrestling program.
Ben Fay, Roof Consultant
After receiving his masters degree Ben recently moved back to Melbourne to be closer to family. He has a background in research consulting, and recently began working as a roofing consultant for Hippo Roofing.
Tim Fay, Roof Consultant
Tim was born and raised here in Brevard, FL. He is a Florida Tech graduate and ultimately received his masters degree. He enjoys spending time with his two sons, fishing, and being out on the water.
Ricardo Mates, General Manager
Ricardo has extensive experience in the roofing industry once owning his own roofing company. He is retired from the USAF, holds a masters degree, and serves Hippo as a bilingual general manager. He currently lives in Melbourne with his wife of 30 plus years.
Christian Ott, Production Manager
Christian is originally from Texas where he spent nearly 15 years in the manufacturing field. He managed hundreds of employees and was responsible for millions of dollars of product daily. hristian relocated to Florida and has become a key part of the Hippo team. He lives in Satellite Beach with his wife, Meredith, and daughter, Richelle.
Tony Person, Senior Roof Technician
Tony has worked with Hippo for years and is up for any roofing challenge. He likes to go camping, fishing, off roading, and enjoys the great outdoors. Tony lives in Merritt Island with his wife, Angie, and children.
Helen Rose, Customer Service Representative
Helen backs up customer service whenever and wherever demand spikes. She is versatile in her work schedule and and helps out in all phases of the business operation. Helen enjoys weekend excursion with her husband, Rick.
Suzi Seupersad, Administrative Support Specialist
A recent Florida transplant from New York, Suzi has a professional background in office administration, management, writing and photography. Suzi enjoys museums, live music and plays left-handed guitar. She loves traveling and has a particular fondness for road trips. Suzi is also an enthusiastic cyclist and runner. She lives in Palm Bay.
Wanda Stillwell, Administrative Manager
Wanda is Bill’s wife and Brian’s mother. She is originally from Chattanooga, TN where she worked for Dupont. Wanda is responsible for all clerical functions within Hippo and often communicates with customers. Bill & Wanda have been married for 47 years and are members of Suntree United Methodist Church. They have three children and seven grandchildren all living in Brevard County.
Thanks To You All For Everything That You Do To Make Hippo Roofing The Best Roofing Company In Brevard.
Brian Stillwell, Sales Manager
Brian has worked in the roofing field for nearly 20 years and is the state license holder for Hippo Roofing LLC; he also serves as Sales Manager. He is a certified installer with virtually all leading shingle and metal roofing manufacturers. Brian has won multiple awards as an outstanding performer within the roofing industry. He is married to his wife of 9 years, Mona. They reside in Satellite Beach with their twin children. Brian is an avid golfer and enjoys an active outdoor life with his wife and children.
Bill Stillwell, General Manager
Bill has been in the insurance and construction industry since graduating from the University of Nebraska in 1968. Prior to that, he served in the USAF completing a tour of duty in Vietnam. Bill resides in Viera with his wife of 47 years, Wanda Stillwell. Their three children also reside in Brevard and work in the construction, realty and property management trades.