Executive Officers

Lyle Jacobs,
Certified Contracting Group

President Lyle Jacobs is the General Manager for Certified Roofing specialists, Inc. Lyle’s career started in South Florida in 1990 working for his uncle’s roofing company, Countyline Contractors. His desire to learn has taken him from the residential side to the commercial side of the industry and he has spearheaded many projects from Chub Cay to Puerto Rico. Noteworthy projects include the reroofing of the Mt. Sinai hospital in Miami Beach. Lyle is a father who enjoys scuba diving and drawing.

Mick Cronje,
Bob Hilson & Co.

Vice President Mick began his career in the roofing industry at Bob Hilson & Co. in 1993 at an entry-level labor’s position. Over the years, he’s devoted himself to mastering all aspects of the roofing industry and today he is the Vice President & Senior Estimator/Project Manager at Bob Hilson & Co. Mick served on the Board of RCASF’s Technical Committee since 2014. In 2017, he served as the Vice President of RCASF and is currently it’s President. Mick is committed to the RCASF’s purpose, mission and tremendous charity work. Mick, a father of three, enjoys spending time with his family in various outdoor activities such as camping, snorkeling and going to the beach.

Rob Foote,
Frank H. Furman Inc.

Secretary/Treasurer Rob Foote, President of Frank H. Furman, Inc., is an Insurance and Roofing Industry Risk Management veteran with 30 years of experience. Rob and his firm are experts in crafting and managing risk-management programs for 129 roofing professionals. Rob is on the FRSA Board of Directors, and an active advocate for NRCA members and professional roofing contractors throughout the Nation.

Board Members

Claudia Abbona,
GAF Corporation

Board Member Claudia Abbona is a bilingual entrepreneurial business sales executive who started her career in the Roofing Industry 22 years ago. She has worked for GAF Corporation for the past 15 years. She started with GAF as a Residential Territory Manager. Currently, Claudia is a Commercial Territory Manager for GAF in South Florida. Ms. Abbona serves on the RCASF Board of Directors as a member of the Membership Committee. She enjoys time with her family and strives for life-work balance. She loves nature and traveling. Her family and friends describe her as an adventurist, trustworthy and resilient.

Ray Radron,
Latite Roofing & Sheet Metal

Board Member Ray has been the Corporate Safety Director for Latite Roofing & Sheet Metal since 2006. Ray attended Palm Beach State College where he studied business administration. He also received his state roofing license which marks a high point in his career. Ray transitioned to safety in 1999 to make a difference and educate new workers about the hazards of roofing. In 2019 Ray was awarded Safety Professional of the Year by the Ft. Lauderdale Safety Alliance and his peers. He is an FAA licensed drone pilot. His hobbies include kayak fishing, flying drones(to find bait), orchid hunting in the Everglades and SCUBA diving.

Paulo Souza,
PSI Roofing

Board Member Born and raised in Brazil, Paulo Souza has been living in South Florida since 2003 and has embraced the community through business and social engagement. Paulo comes from a manufacturing and operations background where production and efficiency were the focus of his earlier career. At PSI Roofing since 2006; Paulo oversaw the project management and estimating departments for several years with an emphasis on quality and productivity. Currently, as the President, he manages Sales and Marketing as he leads the company on a day-to-day basis. At the RCASF, Paulo is currently a board member and chairman of the Public Relations and Charity Committee and has also served as the President in 2015 & 2016. FAU alumni; Paulo and his family attend and serve at church regularly and enjoy traveling and outdoor activities.

Barry Birenbaum,
ABC Supply

Board Member Barry Birenbaum is an Outside Salesman for ABC Supply. (formerly Bradco Supply). Barry started his roofing career in 1995 as a residential salesman and gradually moved into commercial sales. Barry has been a member of the RCASF for about 25 years, attending many events. He has been on the BOD a little over a year and is on the Membership Committee. Barry sold the roof to the Hard Rock Stadium and he's an avid Miami Dolphins fan. Barry & his wife Gail have 5 grandchildren and love to travel.

Luke Turner,
Cadamar Group

Board Member Luke Turner is a Southeast Florida territory sales representative for the Cadamar Group representing Johns Manville and Metal-Era. Luke began his roofing career with OMG Roofing Products in 2014 managing South Florida and the Caribbean. He graduated high school in Houston and attended Sam Houston State in Huntsville, TX obtaining a Bachelors's degree in Business Administration. In 2018, Luke won the OMG Salesman of the Year Award and is proud to share that achievement with his customers in South Florida. Luke enjoys beach days and exploring new places with his son and wife, Waylon and Brittany.

Tamara Chase,
Chase Roofing

Board Member Tamara Chase is the CEO and biggest cheerleader of Chase Roofing, as well as the CEO of Shine-Fort Lauderdale, a window-cleaning and holiday lighting company. She is a Certified Roofing Contractor and Glass and Glazing Contractor. When she’s not working, you’ll find her sharing her leadership skills to inspire and support women to discover the best versions of themselves in her nonprofit organization, Emerge Movement, Inc.


Wendy Harvest,

Executive Director

Bridget Keller,

Director of Member Services

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