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Meet the Team

Mark Jones:

Vice President, Preferred Roofing LLC. & Chief Operating Officer (COO) The Preferred Group

Mark Jones is a native of Jacksonville Florida and has been with The Preferred Group since 2012. Mark started work with the current organization in 1983 prior to enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. He currently serves as the Vice President of Preferred Roofing and COO of The Preferred Group. Mark is responsible for the daily back office operations of Preferred Roofing, Preferred Drywall and Preferred Builders of North Florida. As the President of Preferred Roofing, he implemented a business plan in which the very best warranties and customer service are delivered. Mark believes that selecting a Roofing Contractor is a major decision and strives to ensure that his estimating team educates and helps their customers rather than selling.

Mark grew up on Jacksonville’s Northside attending Andrew Jackson High School. After a 21 year career in the Marine Corps Mark moved into corporate training and development with a Fortune 500 company based in New Jersey. Later in his tenure he managed the Florida corporate sales team while attending grad school. When the opportunity to work with The Preferred Group as the COO was presented, Mark accepted the position where it all began for him.

Mark holds a Bachelor degree in Business Management and an MBA from Jacksonville University. Mark is married to Kim his wife of 30 years and resides on Jacksonville’s Northside. Their oldest son Matt is a Marine serving in California and youngest son Seth serves in the Air Force in Alaska.

Mark is an active supporter of Jacksonville University and Marine Corps Veteran organizations. He and his wife are avid Gator and Jaguar fans.

James Snead:

Field Operations Manager

James is a Jacksonville native and has worked with Preferred Roofing for 7 years. Initially working as a estimator and Repair Technician James was elevated to his current position of Field Operations Manager.

He grew up in Arlington where he attended Terry Parker High School before attending the University of North Florida. James enlisted in the United States Marine Corps for 5 years serving in a combat theatre where he worked in the electronics field, repairing intelligence equipment.

After transitioning from the military he began work with Preferred Roofing while furthering his education at Jacksonville University.

James is happily married to his wife Julie, and they both recently welcomed their beautiful new daughter, Isla, to the family.

James’ background in roof repair has provided him with a detailed working knowledge in leak remediation as well as common workmanship issues found in a wide variety of roofing installations.  This experience along with his strong Leadership ability has benefited him and Preferred Roofing significantly when managing high quality roof replacement projects.

Richard Revels:

Roofing Estimator

Richard Revels is a Jacksonville Native and has been with Preferred Roofing for 4 years. Richards’s background includes sales, estimating, corporate finance and aviation hospitality. Growing up on Jacksonville Northside, Richard attended Victory Christian Academy, University Baptist School and Jacksonville University. After college Richard worked as a flight service manager for Trans World Airlines and traveled the world for 5 years. His desire to serve the public and enjoy the outdoors transcended him in to a sales and estimating field. Richard, known as the Master Estimator is lauded for his ability to create exact material estimates that give homeowners the best price all while delivering the quality components that they desire in a roofing system.

Richard is married to his beautiful wife Jennifer and has three children, Shawn, Kyle and Cathy, plus 4 wonderful grandchildren. Richard is active in multiple charitable organizations including Pop Warner youth athletics and scholastics where he serves as a lead volunteer for the South East Region and National championships at Walt Disney World Richard, 52, currently resides in Jacksonville’s Argyle Forest area. His belief is that honesty, integrity, product knowledge plus a solid price are why most homeowners choose him and Preferred Roofing.

Kevin Strickland:

Roofing Estimator

Kevin moved to Jacksonville a few years ago from Atlanta, Georgia to work for Preferred Roofing. Prior to the move he was a General Contractor for 14 years witch gave him extensive knowledge in all aspects of construction, including roofing. His background in construction is key to ensure you as a homeowner will be taken care of correctly. He will only offer quality materials and provide you with the best possible price. Kevin has the ability to answer all your questions and provide you with the peace of mind you deserve.

Kevin is a happy single man that has never been married. He lives less than a mile from the beach so enjoys outdoor activities including volleyball, surfing and staying in shape. He attends church every Sunday and keeps his focus in positive places. He is an outstanding human being with good intentions and is always honest witch makes him easy to trust. Kevin will take excellent care of you and is enjoyable to be around.

Michael Nobles:

Roofing Estimator

Michael, born in Augusta, Georgia, has been with Preferred Roofing for the last 3 years. He graduated, from what was Forrest High School here in Jacksonville, then went on to earn a Marketing degree at Florida State University. After an injury ended a promising football career, he became a nationally ranked Power Lifter. In business, he owned and operated 4 locations of Carroll’s Meat Shoppes for years. In his spare time, he earned a host of licenses some of which include Securities, Life, Health, Variable Annuities and Pre-paid Legal. Some other training he did included welding, a/c Refrigeration repair and Sales. His passions include God, Family, and of course, Country.

Michael is married to his beautiful wife Melodee and have five children : Jennifer, Maurissa, Stephanie, Dylan and Megan. At 55 years old, he still loves to be outside and to connect with people. At his core, he feels that honesty is the only avenue to travel and to treat others the way he wants them to treat him. He’s a special person, one in which you’ll enjoy working with.

JJ Taylor:

Roofing Repair

Nick is 27 years old and has been with our company for about 2 years now. Nick is in charge of anything and everything gutters. He is an extremely hard worker and a very valuable member or our team. Nick was born in Waukegan, Illinois, his father was in the Navy, so he moved around a lot and finally landed in Jacksonville. His mother lives in Boynton Beach, Florida and his father lives in Woodbine, Georgia and Nick enjoys traveling between the two states to spend time with each of them.



Danielle DeChant:

Roofing Administrator

Danielle was born and raised in Jacksonville and graduated from Wolfson High School. She has been with Preferred Roofing since November of 2019 and is responsible for scheduling estimates and appointments, permitting & inspections,  accounts receivable,  accounts payable,  payroll,  insurance, and making it a great place to come to work! Danielle has an amazing personality and the best attitude.

Danielle has a brother and sister who both live in Colorado. She herself has lived in Glenwood Springs, Colorado and Arlington, Texas. Her favorite pastime was going to the Jacksonville Suns games as a child and as an adult with her late father. Danielle and her partner, Bobby, have been together for 15 years and on the weekends they enjoy cooking, gardening, spending time by the pool, and entertaining friends.