Our Story

Barber & Associates was founded in 1978 by John and Dot Barber. Current Owner and President, Trip Barber, continues the construction family tradition while maintaining its outstanding reputation with an uncompromising commitment to quality.

Over the last four decades, we’ve grown to become a top 10 full-service roofing contractor working in four states and counting.

While we’ve grown, a few fundamentals have remained constant. We’re still a family-owned business with client commitment and quality foremost in mind on every project. We pride ourselves on being master craftsmen in our industry and we love what we do—and it shows, in both the quality of our work and in the enduring partnerships that have fueled our company’s growth.

The Barber Way

Founded on quality and integrity, we tightly manage exceptional performance through every step of the project. 

Each job goes through a minimum of three full scale inspections prior to handing the project over to the owner, architect, or general contractor to ensure our clients are getting the best quality roofing services available.

During the project, each employee is held accountable for the quality of their work. All field personnel, supervisors and managers are regularly reviewed on a specific performance audit.

After the project, the foreman is the first line of quality assurance. The project director then inspects as to thoroughness, compliance, and completeness. After these inspections are performed, the manufacturer’s representative is scheduled for inspection procedures to ensure a sound and warrantable roof system.

Our Team

John W. Barber III


John W. “Trip” Barber III holds a State Certified Roofing License and a State Certified General Contractor’s License and has more than 30 years of roofing experience. Trip joined Barber & Associates and served in numerous operational and executive leadership roles before being named president. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the company and ensures the group’s efficient and dynamic operation.

Brad M. Denny

Chief Operating Officer

Brad M. Denny holds an associate degree in Building Construction and has more than 20 years of roofing and construction experience. In his role he oversees all items related to the overall effectiveness of the company’s ability to deliver projects that exceed client’s expectations.

Dianna Hodges

Chief Financial Officer

Dianna Hodges is responsible for leading the financial structure of the organization, which include corporate planning, controller services, taxes, and strategic financial decisions. She has more than 36 years of significant experience in accounting, human resources, and senior finance roles. Joining Barber & Associates in 1998 she has been instrumental in building the company into what it is today.

Brandon Campbell

Vice President of Operations

Brandon Campbell holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and has more than 26 years of commercial roofing experience. He manages all aspects of the roof system installation and is responsible for ensuring that Barber & Associate’s high standards are maintained throughout each and every project.

Matt Michelsen

Chief Estimator/Contracts Administrator

Matt Michelsen holds an associate degree and has more than 15 years of commercial roofing experience. With exceptional attention to detail, he oversees all commercial estimating; from lead selection and distribution, to reviewing take-offs and proposals.

Austin Dekle

Vice President of Central Florida

Austin Dekle holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in business. He joined Barber & Associates from outside the industry bringing 12 years of experience in marketing and brand management.

Tim Walker

General Manager Central Florida

Tim Walker holds a bachelor’s degree in business and has more than 40 years of commercial roofing experience. 

Ben Liebtag

Business Development

Ben Liebtag has more than 22 years of commercial roofing experience. He brings a wealth of experience to the team including time worked with manufacturers, suppliers, and other roofing contractors. At Barber and Associates, he handles key accounts, lead generation, and project management.

John Soto

Service Manager Jacksonville

John Soto has more than 27 years of commercial roofing experience.

Our Qualifications

Our manufacturing partnerships are not chosen lightly. We only maintain certifications with those proven to be honorable and stand behind their products. This ensures our clients of our capacity and competence to produce a sound and appropriate roof application for their projects, whether it’s Built Up Roofing, Modified Bitumen, Single-Ply, Fluid Applied, Steep or Low Slope. Our staff is trained and certified in the proper applications of the following systems:

  • Johns Manville No Dollar Limit Certified Roofing Contractor
  • Sarnafil Approved Applicator
  • Elevate Master Contractor
  • Carlisle Authorized Applicator
  • Soprema Authorized Contractor
  • Derbigum Approved Contractor
  • Hydrostop Approved Applicator
  • Certainteed Master Shingle Applicator
  • GACO Approved Coating Applicators
  • APOC Approved Coating Applicators


The Pinnacle Council is part of the Johns Manville Peak Advantage® program. Only 15 of those companies who work with Johns Manville were named to the exclusive 5280 Council, which signifies the top level of Peak Advantage and recognizes contractors whose quality work has resulted in many exemplary installations.

“We are proud to honor these hard-working contractors, who have continually proven their commitment to superior quality throughout the past year. Through Peak Advantage, these companies have used best-in-class product solutions, received extensive worker training and education, and relied on one of the strongest guarantees in the industry for their commercial roofing projects.”

Brian Mumpy, marketing leader for JM’s Roofing Systems business.

Looking for commercial or industrial roofing?