About Us

Founded in 2015, Linear Roofing offers residential, multi-family and commercial roofing services, as well as siding, window and skylights, gutter installation, leak repairs and more in Dallas and Fort Worth and surrounding areas of Texas.

Linear Roofing focuses on combining quality roofing products with quality workmanship. You deserve a roofing contractor with the experience and knowledge to provide quality results – responsible and reliable roofing professionals.

We serve homeowners, business owners, apartment complexes and property management companies. Our specialty is insurance claim restoration, and we utilize our relationships with the major insurance carriers across the nation to our customers’ advantage.

Our Team

Neil Palmer

Neil Palmer

Managing Member

With over 15 years of experience roofing in the DFW area, there is a good chance Neil has completed a roofing job just like yours. His industry experience is expansive - Neil is a licensed roofer with RCAT #0617 01-0293 and certified as a CertainTeed Shingle Applicator and Shingle Quality Specialist. Neil knows how to get your job completed with absolute mastery. Oh, and he’s a family man too! Neil has three children with his awesome wife of eight years.

Tony Taveras

Tony Taveras

Vice President

Tony’s previous gig was rising to one of the top directors in the country of a multi-billion dollar fitness company. He’s no stranger to excellence either, recruited heavily as a collegiate athlete by ivy league schools like Princeton and Harvard. Yes, Tony has tons of cred and now specializes in walking high-end homeowners through the insurance claims process smoothly and efficiently. Tony is a Residential HAAG Certified Inspector.

Tom Daman

Tom Daman

Senior Director

Tom brings his experience as a top personal training director of multiple health clubs to the roofing industry. With 10 years of experience working construction and renovating classic custom show cars, Tom truly enjoys seeing a project through from start to finish. He makes sure you are worry free throughout the entire roofing and insurance claims process and that your job is completed with perfection - just like his show cars.

Freddy Murphy

Freddy Murphy

Project Manager

Freddy spent four years at LSU studying mechanical engineering where he was then acknowledged and published in academia for his research done in nanotechnology. He has over five years of business management experience delivering world class customer service. He also spent a year as a store manager trainer developing leaders for Starbucks while running the highest volume store in Louisiana.

Miguel Taveras

Miguel Taveras

Project Manager

Having owned and managed residential and vacation properties of his own, Miguel understands the difficulties that can arise in residential, multi-family and commercial real estate first hand. He used to negotiate million dollar deals with Fortune 500 companies, so dealing with insurance adjusters is comparatively a piece of cake! He brings a 360 degree perspective to the table that not many people in the industry have. Currently he is assisting apartment complexes, retirement communities, office plazas and many other properties through the Linear “Beautification and Curb Appeal” package.

Ryan Robertson

Ryan Robertson

Project Manager

Ryan cut his teeth in the service industry for 20 years developing a whatever it takes to make the customer happy attitude. He grew up doing remodeling projects with his father around the house. He has a Bachelor of Science from Indiana State University. He is a family man with 2 children and one on the way. He once punched a shark right in the nose which resulted in him receiving the nickname “Shark.” His main passion now is helping homeowners, multi-family properties and commercial businesses navigate through the insurance claim process in order to install only the highest of quality products on their roof. He is only about service and quality. This guy does not take shortcuts.

Tom Drake

Tom Drake

Project Manager

Tom’s extensive background can simply be described as diverse. From being a scholarship athlete to earning multiple degrees as a scientist in exercise physiology, he possesses a unique set of skills that amaze his homeowners. He previously managed property acquisitions, facility designs and marketing for a growing fitness chain in west Michigan on his way to becoming a part owner and routine guest on the local news. Tom would eventually become one of the all-time record breaking personal training directors in the industry. Tom is extremely smooth and effective with educating his homeowners about their claims process and walking them through every step of the way. He oversees a wide range of claims from large commercials to your average residential home. No job is too big or too small for Tom as his focus is on building relationships and exceeding clients’ expectations.

Nali Taveras

Nali Taveras

Project Manager

Nalisio “Nali” Taveras (AKA - The Fiddler On The Roof) holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida and a master’s degree from William Paterson University. Being raised in a military household taught him integrity, compassion and attention to detail. Before joining the Linear team, he ran his own entertainment business and performed around the world. He has over a decade of experience in contractor relations and project management. Nali is also fluent in Spanish. His unique skill set enables him to consistently exceed client’s expectations. He is a devoted husband and father, and deeply understands the importance of keeping a sturdy roof over your family.

Michael Gonzales

Michael Gonzales

Project Manager

For the past decade, Michael Gonzales has prided himself on establishing, building and maintaining long-lasting relationships with his clients across a broad spectrum of industries. Michael has benchmarked himself as a well-respected leader amongst his teams by instilling cohesiveness, forging attention to detail and leading by example through personalized consultation approaches. Whether he was developing quality metrics protocols to measure tangible results in the Fitness Industry or he was formulating trusted partnerships as a Corporate Business Banker with a high-touch, personalized approach to his client’s needs, you can come to expect nothing less as he leads your own project. Michael will take the time and care needed to ensure accurate and thorough project consultation from conception to completion. Setting realistic and measurable project goals, providing a solid eye for aesthetics and curb-appeal and ensuring only top-quality craftsmanship should be expected and exceeded with every project that he oversees.

Zach Hernandez

Zach Hernandez

Project Manager

Zach spent the last ten years in aviation logistics leading large teams of people to exceed Boeing standards on a daily and quarterly basis. He was a systems and process matter expert in multiple areas and migrated to supply management systems in the latter portion of his career. Zach is a family man and understands the importance of a quality roof over your loved ones’ heads. He prides himself on giving 100% laser focus on every project he oversees.

Caleb Smith

Caleb Smith

Project Manager

With 15 years of experience, Caleb brings a high class management style to your construction project. A loquacious ball of energy, his commitment to providing world class service is what sets him apart. His hands on approach is unmatched and gives every homeowner the peace of mind that being part of the Linear family affords.

Buddy Hull

Buddy Hull

Project Manager

Buddy is a project manager that specializes in working with hard to handle applications and claims. Buddy believes that each and every customer deserves the very best service and products on their home or business. He understands your needs are always the most important and that they must be met. A true perfectionist! Buddy holds 16 years of executive level management and lifetimes experience in mechanics/construction projects. He also was a world ranked powerlifter and currently drag races nitromethane powered cars.

Kelly Foster

Kelly Foster

Project Manager

Kelly spent the last 17 years in the IT industry having served the last 12 as a Managing Partner and COO|CTO of one of inc5000’s fastest growing privately held companies in the country. He has built multiple large IT delivery teams and worked hard to create award-winning work environments, having been awarded Dallas Business Journal and FW Inc. magazine’s best places to work in 2016 and 2017. Kelly is focused on exceptional service, consistent process, and regular communication with clients, vendors and co-workers. Kelly has a beautiful wife of 21 years and 2 teenage boys.

Peter Mehany

Peter Mehany

Project Manager

Service-oriented with 10 years background in customer services, Peter’s core competencies include speaking, active listening and critical thinking as well as excellent communication and time management skills. Peter handles tasks with accuracy and efficiency. He also has prior experience as a banker coach at Wells Fargo which is great for training new hires.

Joseph Pallares

Joseph Pallares

Project Manager

Joseph comes from Corporate America and was in the Telecommunications Industry for 15 years. He worked for AT&T, one of the biggest Telecom companies in the world. Joseph managed their business and retail sales and was one of the top consultants for over a decade. He is no stranger to providing excellent customer service and building amazing relationships with his clients. He is a devoted father of two amazing kids and his beautiful wife. He truly believes the importance of providing a safe and strong roof over your family’s head and making your process a seamless one.

Stan Knappen

Stan Knappen

Project Manager

Stan possesses 10 years of experience as a general contractor in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he also graduated from Western Michigan University. Additionally, Stan managed sales and personal training for a historic fitness chain in west Michigan. He was also a phenomenal athlete, recently retiring from his professional arena football career. There is no roof too tall or too steep for Stan, he enjoys working hard for high end homeowners in providing them with great service.

Andre Daniels

Andre Daniels

Project Manager

Originally from Detroit Michigan. Personal mission statement: No matter in business or your personal life, always strive to treat others how you want to be treated. The Golden Rule. Attributes: resilient, dedicated, survivor. Hobbies: gym, pool, bowling, movie buff.

Deron Trotter

Deron Trotter

Project Manager

As a scholar athlete at Louisiana Tech University, Deron obtained a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. After college, Deron went on to become a catastrophe adjuster for one of the top insurance companies in the industry where he traveled all over the country assisting customers. With 8 years of insurance experience, he knows the ins and outs of the industry and can relate to any residential, multi-family or commercial loss. Deron brings not only the knowledge of insurance, but also the ability to provide exceptional customer service. He is great with assisting our customers through the insurance claim process from start to finish due to the fact he was on the other side as an adjuster. Deron is Residential HAAG Certified Inspector. He is not just one of our project managers, he is also a family man where he loves to spend time with his wife and twin boys. Deron also competes as a professional body builder in the NPC IFBB Pro league.

JR Johnson

JR Johnson

Project Manager

JR Johnson’s relentless efforts to please homeowner’s stems from his days competing as a Student-Athlete at LSU. After graduating with a bachelors in Kinesiology he began coaching Division I Track & Field at McNeese State University where he earned a Masters in Exercise Physiology. By treating each project with the same intensity that he used to develop elite level athletes to residential general contracting, JR is able to build a quality experience that is unrivaled. Johnson focuses on constant communication, effective planning, and attention to detail in order to create a top of the line customer service experience that aims to please every homeowner’s needs.

Stephen Mass

Stephen Mass

Project Manager

Stephen graduated with his B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Texas at Arlington. Stephen has spent the last 11 years in the fitness industry as a top professional fitness competitor, personal trainer, bodybuilding coach, and online fitness coach. As a project manager he brings his attention to detail, communication skills, and commitment to customers to provide the highest quality of service to all homeowners. Stephen understands the importance of customer satisfaction and provides a smooth path from the claims process to the installation of your quality roof. When you won’t find him on top of a roof, of course you will most likely find him in the gym.

Daniel Knowles

Daniel Knowles

Project Manager

Danny is a Project Manager that has a B.S. in Exercise Science from McNeese State University. During and after graduating he acquired 13 years experience in building materials sales selling to homeowners, contractors, and retail box stores. He then entered the Fitness Industry as a Personal Trainer and moved up to executive level management running multiple states and markets for 10 years. Danny is excited to come back to the industry that started his career and use the experience and expertise he learned to insure customers projects are done the right way. He has two pups Lucky and Ziggy that keep him busy when he isn’t working in the field.

Will Harper

Will Harper

Project Manager

As a Project Manager for Linear, Will works in commercial, multi-family and residential projects. His experience in Dentistry dealing with insurance companies has directly geared him with the knowledge to handle any task roofing has to offer. Will has been a part of the Globe Life Park in Arlington improvements and has been operational support for some of the world’s largest sporting events. Customer service has always been on the forefront of his success and looks forward to creating special experiences one business and home owner at a time!

Brenden Palmer

Brenden Palmer

Project Manager

Brenden built one of the most successful student ministries at Fellowship Church from scratch. He spent over 4 years leading and developing people. He has great energy and keeps everything positive and he brings the same love, care and mentality to each homeowner.