The Sinclair family has been in the heavy industrial business since the early 1920's and commercial construction since 1970. Being taught by a carpenter and lathe operator, Jay became a professional engineer. First working at one of the local paper mills, and then opening up his own civil engineering firm in 1970.
Early on was civil engineering and design work, becoming a general contractor within the first year. Starting with building office buildings then migrating to shopping malls and arenas, he also planned residential developments. Commercial was soon set aside with the offer to work on the paper mills he grew up on. After proving himself, a few years later came a $400 million project to build a whole paper mill as the prime general contractor.
The family business has been building, expanding and repair paper mills, power plants and mines since then, including building out a self-performing heavy mechanical business. Generalities include conveyor belt systems, multi story heavy frame buildings, paper mills, pump systems, and turbines. www.EKT90.com
Specialties include precision millwrighting and ironworking. Specialty welders help provide the quality of pipefitting in the fabrication plant that creates demand all around the world.
Dan Sinclair, the company's President and qualifier, started in industrial construction in the 1970's, with a dual path in computer engineering starting in the early 1980's. Dan opened his first residential construction business in 1985 as a GC. By that time he had already learned robotics and implementation.
He also worked in the electrical department in one of the world's most advanced papers mill for a few years. Dan went on to complete three years of computer/electrical engineering, with a general first year, before going to work for a large electrical manufacturer at the plant, handling distribution.
After completing an accounting degree from ACSB accredited SCSU in Minnesota, Sinclair moved to Florida to work for a commercial real estate developer. He acquired a title insurance, mortgage broker, and real estate licenses while taking the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) courses and studying for the CPA exam. He worked in commercial real estate and finance, while also serving as IT Director for the entities he worked for, or started.
Sinclair was routinely a leader by necessity, rather than by choice. When local builders without financial or management experience began failing at the peak of the market, Sinclair was forced to step in and take care of the needs of existing clients. He obtained his General Contracting license in Florida and began building hurricane resistant homes that were certified green (Florida Green Building coalition), Energy Star Compliant and Fortified for Safer Living. During this time, Sinclair researched a number of ways to make homes stronger and more efficient, while shortening the building cycle to reduce costs for clients. He filed for a number of patents on homebuilding processes.
After the homebuilding industry came to a screeching halt in Florida, Sinclair was pulled back to his roots, industrial and commercial construction. He worked in both finance and management for manufacturing plants, power plants and mining projects. Types of plants ranged from energy independence for the US to his history in paper mills, powerplants and mines.
His background as an insurance agent and adjuster for large losses, has given him a unique perspective on the devastating impact of hurricanes. He is committed to helping people reinforce their plants, businesses and homes to withstand the impact of hurricanes. Sinclair has made his business focus helping hurricane survivors get back on their feet quickly from Pensacola to Naples.
Now the company is licensed from North Carolina to Louisiana (Texas does not require licenses) and focuses operations along the Gulf from Florida to Mississippi. Sinclair holds a number of certifications including ICC Certified Commercial Building Inspector, Haag Certified Commercial Roofing Inspector, Tile Roofing Institute Florida High Wind Tile Certified Installer and Xactimate Level 2/Proficiency. Xactimate is the estimating program used by 85% of the insurance companies (wind, P&C) and their adjusters. In addition to holding a Florida General Contractor's (unlimited) license, he is also a Florida Certified Roofing Contractor, a Florida Licensed Commercial Building Inspector's (includes Commercial and Residential Roofing) license, an Alabama State Licensed General Contractor and State Licensed Residential Roofer, a Mississippi State Certified General Contractor with a master classification, a Georgia State Certified General Contractor, a South Carolina State Licensed General Contractor, a North Carolina State Licensed General Contractor, and a Louisiana State Licensed Commercial Contractor.
Dan has also passed the national GC trade exam, so he can quickly pick up licenses in many more states in a fraction of the normal time. Additionally Dan holds a number of manufacturer certifications, including the CertainTeed Master Shingle Applicator certification, as well as both commercial and residential GAF certifications, the Mule Hide certification for TPO. For a full list of certifications, licenses and other information, go to www.DanSinclair.com
After working in the roofing business, Jack became an NFIP certified Flood Insurance Adjuster, where he served for 17 years, before returning again to construction. He has also worked directly for FEMA for an number of years. Since that time he has performed as an expert witness and researcher defending FEMA’s cases in court.
Jack runs Sinclair’s managed repair programs for 25 insurance carriers, and also manages our Pensacola Office. Jack is AMRT and WRT certified with the IICRC and is proficient in Simsol, Xactimate and Symbility. Mr. Choate is retired Air Force and a former air traffic controller. You can reach Jack at extension 110.
Jack and Dan had a finance business together and have been friends for more than 20 years.
Rachele runs our accounting department. She has 10 years working in the roofing industry running all forms of accounting. She also handles all of our uploads and invoicing for our insurance carriers. You can reach Rachele at extension 107. Rachele works out of our Panama City Office.
Jiachen holds a Masters in Accounting and is a Certified Quick Books Advisor. She runs our payroll and subs, and makes all of our lives easier. You can reach Jiachen at extension 105. She works out of our Panama City Office.
Lori came to us as a master organizer from another roofing company. She manages our permitting and some of our insurance programs. Lori also visits with customers in person to help them with color choices, documents, etc. Lori works out of our Orlando and New Smyrna Beach Offices and can be found at extension 121
In addition to facilitating our managed repair programs for our insurance carriers and some of their contractor programs, Georgia is our primary receptionist. You will hear her friendly voice when you hit "0" on the phone tree. Georgia is based out of our Tampa Bay Office. You can reach Georgia at extension 106
Taylor handles Sinclair's overall scheduling, project management and purchasing. She is also involved with permitting. Prior to working at Sinclair, Ms. Langdon worked as both a Project Manager and Project Manager for other roofing companies. She has her AA and is working toward completing her degree in business administration. Taylor is a huge asset to the team. You can reach Taylor at extension 102. Taylor works out of our New Smyrna Beach Office.
Brad brings nearly 30 years of construction experience to Sinclair Construction. He holds a number of construction licenses, including RC for state-certified residential construction. The Panhandle is his coverage area.
Dayana came to us from another roofing company. She is a rock star permit tech, and handles permitting for us all over the state of Florida. Dayana works out of our Orlando Area Office and can be reach at extension 113. Dayana speaks and writes English and Spanish perfectly.
Darrel has over 40 years insurance adjusting experience. He performs wind and hail inspections for our insurance carriers, as well and estimating and project management. Darrel also helps with in-person and phone customer relations and manages one of our sales teams. Darrel is based in our Tampa Bay Office and can be found at extension 112
Bobby brings 20 years adjusting experience to Sinclair Construction. He runs our Jacksonville Office and travels through the North and Central parts of the state inspecting jobs for carriers for wind and hail damage, estimating, and running the jobs as the project manager. He also runs our warranty programs in those areas. Bobby can be found at extension 111.
Chris comes to us with almost 30 years insurance adjusting experience. Both of his parents were adjusters and one is a claims reviewer for an insurance carrier. Chris is a certified Advanced Xactimate instructor. He works as both an expert witness in the courtroom for all parties in the insurance business. He has run insurance programs for middle companies for a roofing company. Chris has worked for Sinclair Construction for about two years. He works out of our Tampa Bay Office, but travels the state in his plane for work. Chris is an avid pilot. He can be found at extension 116.
Martina is an Ambassador for the Bay County Chamber of Commerce as well as for non-profits and other organizations. She represents Sinclair Construction at these events. Martina worked for multiple builders in Europe and in the United States organizing jobs and invoicing. Martina works out of our Panama City Office and can be found at extension 117.
Brandi handles our warranties, close out and updating our insurance systems. You can reach Brandi at extension 108. She is based out of our Panama City Office.
Dr. Tillman oversees our Viral Abatement program and other health related programs within the Sinclair family of companies. He received his Doctor of Medicine in 1995 from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. He has been in private practice since 1997 and has served in:
In addition, before becoming a doctor in Florida and Georgia, he was a developer and builder. Arnold is a real estate broker, and owns a finance firm. He has also owned and chaired banks. His hobbies include real estate investing, flying jets and helicopters, and teaching others to fly.
Dr. Tillman primarily works out of our Orlando area office, and also works in our Fort Lauderdale and Atlanta offices.
Roberto (Chapo) runs three to six crews at a time for us. He is based in the Orlando area. However, he covers over from the Tampa Bay Area over to New Smyrna Beach. Roberto is retired Army and has been in the roofing business for nearly 20 years. He also handles some facets of our quality control and provides safety training to our employees on site. Roberto is fluent in English and Spanish.
Ramon covers multiple crews for us from the Tampa Bay Area to the Panhandle. Ramon is fluent in English and Spanish.
Hernan runs one to two crews at a time for Sinclair Construction. He is based out of the Orlando Office. Hernan is fluent in English and Spanish.
Haley handles a wide range of duties from running our safety programs to inspecting roofs, pre, mid and post completion. She interacts with our crews and insureds on a daily basis. You can reach Haley at extension 118
Tony and Krystal are based in the Destin area. They handle our West Panhandle region for sales from Rosemary Beach to Pensacola.
Arron handles a wide range of duties from running our safety programs to inspecting roofs, pre, mid and post completion. She interacts with our crews and insureds on a daily basis. You can reach Arron at extension 123
Sinclair has nine other wind and hail inspectors stationed around the state of Florida that have dropped down to part time as our insurance carriers' number of claims have dropped with the lack of storms. They are ready to ramp up when the need arises, along with an additional 30+ adjusters we have ready to go, that are based in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and in other parts of the country.
The company brings partners together with over eight decades of roofing experience, ten decades of hurricane recovery experience, ten decades of construction experience, six decades of estimating experience, and six decades of working effectively with insurance companies to the mutual benefit of the client and insurance company. With scalability up to 2,000 mechanics to work on hurricane damage from roofing to mold remediation, the company has the resources to ramp up quickly for disasters.
Sinclair leverages local resources first, pulling from out of town and out of state to fill in the rest. While Sinclair has a local-first strategy, it has a vast staff ready to supplement it's in-house team, at a moment's notice. Sinclair is the preferred provider for 25 different insurance carriers ranging from government buildings to private commercial and industrial to residential.
Multiple roofing manufacturers have certified Sinclair including GAF, CertainTeed, GAF, and WrapRoof, as have a number of independent organizations such as IICRC, ICC (International Code Council), and TRI (Tile Roofing Institute). The company's employees and subcontractors hold NRCA and OSHA safety certifications.
Additionally Sinclair has a team of insurance compliance attorneys and an insurance lobbyists on retainer.
Our employee count ranges from 50+ during dailies to up to 2,000 right after catastrophic events like hurricanes. The company was created in Lee County, Florida and now services clients from North Carolina to Texas.
Green indicates daily coverage, Purple/Pink and White indicate CAT coverage.
Coverage for other states is available for specific projects - GA, AL, MS, SC, NC and LA.