About Us

Commercial Roofing Specialists is Michigan’s exclusive Manufacturer’s Representative for Carlisle SynTec Systems, a leader of the commercial single-ply roofing industry for more than 50 years. Carlisle continues to lead the roofing industry today by providing its customers with superior roofing systems and services through a strategic partnership with CRS, distributors, and applicators. Carlisle’s products have been installed on a wide range of buildings around the world, including schools, hospitals, warehouses, and cold storage facilities. With more than 19 billion square feet of roofing materials sold, Carlisle continues to lead the industry by providing its valued customers with the best products, services, and warranty options available today.

As a Manufacturer’s Representative, CRS specializes in designing, developing, and implementing the best solutions for building envelope weatherproofing. We also provide technical assistance and specifications options for architects, roofing contractors, and building owners. Through our partnerships with world class distribution networks, industry professionals, and other key relationships, CRS is committed to designing, delivering, and protecting your assets.

Currently, Commercial Roofing Specialists has four industry professionals strategically located throughout the state of Michigan to service all your commercial weatherproofing needs quickly, efficiently, and effectively.


Our Team

Kim Emery, Partner

Kim graduated Michigan State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Science. He has over 37 years of experience in the commercial roofing industry. Kim began his career in commercial roofing by working as a full-time representative for a roofing manufacturer. He went to work for a Michigan-based roofing distributor, becoming a partner and Vice President of Sales when, after 25 years, they sold the company to a large national distributor. Kim continued as a Commercial Roofing Salesman for 12 years, and was responsible for most of Michigan excluding the Detroit Metro area. Kim has cemented himself as an industry leader in commercial roofing for Architects, Building Owners, and Roofing Contractors.


Sean Metcalfe, Partner

Sean was born in Germany and grew up in Michigan.  He studied Marketing and Sales at CMU from 1990-1994.  He joined the commercial roofing industry in 1998 with Olympic Fasteners and spent 4 years covering Michigan and Northern Indiana.  After OMG he was an outside salesman for North Coast Commercial Roofing Systems for 8 years.  During this time, NC grew their sales 5-fold and Sean was an integral part of that small team.  Sean then accepted a position as an Outside Salesman with Louis T. Ollesheimer & Son, Inc.  There, he developed new business as well as managed and grew existing accounts.  

Sean’s primary responsibility as the South-East Michigan manufacturer’s representative is managing contractor accounts, facilitating business development, and statewide support for all CRS operations.


Jay Boyd, Manufacturer's Representative

Jay is a native Michigander; he started in the commercial construction industry in 1992.  He has held positions including Project Analyst, Sales Manager, General Manager, and Manufacturer Representative. Jay is an honors graduate from Northwood University where he received a degree in Business Management, majoring in both Management and Marketing. He is a past member BOMA, CSI, and IFMA.

Jay’s primary responsibility as the West Michigan Carlisle representative is to promote Carlisle SynTec’s full line of commercial roofing products, business development, technical guidance, and specification writing. Previously, Jay was the General Manager of a multimillion-dollar commercial roofing company that specialized in single-ply roofing. Prior to entering the roofing industry in 2005, Jay was a senior Analyst for the Michigan Department of State where he was responsible for the oversight of construction related projects.


Zack Davis, Manufacturer's Representative

Zack is a life-long resident of Michigan (Go-Blue!) where he has been in the roofing industry since 2009. He started off at a large commercial roofing company as an assistant in the shop and worked his way up to the position of PM then to Roofing Field Superintendent. He then went to work for another large consulting and construction services firm where his role was General Manager of the Construction Services Group Roofing division. Zack is a participant of RCI Great Lakes Chapter, CSI Metro Detroit Chapter, and a member of BOMA Metro Detroit.

Zack’s primary responsibility as the South-East Michigan Carlisle Representative is to promote Carlisle SynTec’s full line of commercial roofing products, roof system design, technical guidance, and specification writing with a focus on Building Owners, Architects, Consultants, and other specifiers.


Connie Lilley, Manufacturer's Representative  

Connie has been working within the commercial building industry for over 20 years; she has spent the last 12 years focusing on energy efficiency and sustainability. Connie works daily with building owners & managers to help them design commercial roof systems for their buildings. She works closely with architectural/design firms in developing specifications, and provides AIA & LEED continuing education presentations throughout SE Michigan for a number of industries and audiences.

Connie has served on many different industry trade groups including past Vice Chair for the U.S. Green Building Council, Detroit Regional Chapter, where she implemented and managed the popular My Green School Art Contest that runs every year throughout Michigan. She has also served on BOMA, IFMA and the City of Detroit Green Task Force. Currently, Connie is serving on the Detroit 2030 Advisory Council and on the board of directors the National Women in Construction Detroit Chapter.

Connie is a LEED AP, O & M and holds a Master’s of Business Administration with a focus on Corporate  

Sustainability.  Connie also holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Public Relations.