Staff Profiles

Advanced Roofing Inc. employs the most experienced and hardest working staff in the Fox Valley area. We take pride in our work, and believe in treating our staff with respect and dignity. We value their contributions to our company and our customers.

Let’s meet our key people!


Larry Savage – President

I started working in my family business at the age of six, working my way from the bottom of the ladder to the top. One of my first jobs was sweeping the warehouse. I then joined a crew installing new roofs, then moved to superintendent, project manager, estimator and sales and am now the President and Owner of the company.

At one point during my career, I would sell a job, be the project manager for the job, and help the crew with installing the roof! So I know what it takes to get the job done for you.

I attended the University of Alabama and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and also graduated from Dale Carnegie Institute. During my business career I have served on numerous boards in my field of expertise and have many years of working with insurance companies covering residential and condominium associations. I also frequently provide my opinion regarding roof details and specifications to architects, adjusters, roof consultants and homeowner’s associations throughout the Chicagoland and Fox Valley area.

I attribute my business knowledge to my father and all he taught me about the business, and for allowing me to be involved in the beginning at such a young age.


Mike Hess – Project Manager (Residential and Commercial)

Mike Hess has been in the business for over 30 years. He started at the bottom of the ladder and has worked his way up continually learning through hands on and class room education. Mike is equipped with people skills to access information of the customer’s needs and then he creates a positive solution to their problem. Mike has firm knowledge of residential/commercial roofing systems. Mike is married with children and has lived in the Fox Valley area all his life. Mike is a sports enthusiast. He enjoys movies and spending time with his family.


Stacy Skinner – Office Manager

Stacy Skinner graduated with honors from Northern Illinois University in 2007. While at NIU she was a very active member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. 
As Office Manager for Advanced Roofing Inc. Stacy oversees the daily activities of the office, as well as coordinating all contracted projects. Stacy also handles financial duties as related to budgets, financial statements and bank reconciliation etc. When asked the favorite part of her job Stacy said “educating current and potential clients.” She enjoys the family atmosphere at Advanced Roofing Inc., where all staff is treated like family.

Stacy is married and has two dogs, Lola and Reilly. She enjoys taking long walks with their dogs and traveling with her husband.


Lindsay Welch – Marketing Manager

Lindsay graduated from NIU with bachelors in marketing and a minor in management. She works on all of Advanced Roofing Inc. marketing needs from the design of our famous yellow and blue trucks, our social media pages, blogging to creating our mailing and hand out literature. She has been with the company for 3 years. She enjoys vacations and spending time with her new puppy.


Brian Gumm – Commercial Multi-housing Project Manager

Brian has worked with the company for over 8 years. His specialty is the handing of all of our commercial multi housing jobs from the initial call estimate request to finish of the project. He takes pride in his job makes sure he attends any work-related educational classes that will help Advanced Roofing Inc perform their job better and more efficiently which results in great customer service. Brian has received the Master Shingle Applicator award from CertainTeed for many years in a row. He enjoys working for Advanced Roofing Inc., and is excited to see and be part of their growth year to year.  In his off time, Brian is very involved with his son in the Boy Scout program.


Chris Booth – CAD Estimating and Design Department

Chris graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor in engineering. He is currently working on his masters. Chris has been with the company for 4 years.  He is committed to finding the newest technology to improve the Computer Aided Drawings that we provide for customers and he also reads the blueprints for any our bid projects. Chris is recently married and loves to Frisbee Golf.


Louie Cosma – Siding, Windows and Doors Superintendent

Louie has been in the industry for over 30 years. Louie is our specialist and project manager for all siding, window and doors jobs. Louie spends his spare time relaxing with his grandchildren at his cottage in the Apple Valley area.


Matthew Savage – Lead Project Manager

Matt has been working with Advanced Roofing since 1998. Matt has a Bachelor’s Degree in business, and is working on a Masters at Kaplan University.

Constantly looking to improve himself, he has volunteered for extra classes provided by our vendors and manufacturing partners above and beyond the yearly prerequisites. Regularly displaying his proficient knowledge in all the facets of roofing systems as a whole, he also demonstrates a wiliness to be involved with customers, making certain that they understand our process from start to finish with no worries.

Since he has started with us, he has received certificates for the GAF Corporation Pro Field Exam, is a Master Shingle Applicator for Certainteed, has received the “Wizard” Award in comprehension, completed training with our Velux factory representative, has certificates of achievement from the Smart Vent company, has official recognition in: The Core Fundamentals, and has also received 3 diplomas from the Roofers Success Acadamy.

Matt is married with 4 children. He enjoys traveling, horseback riding, and a good movie.

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