In 1968, James Jenkins Sr. moved from Gary, Indiana to Brandon, Florida where he created Jenkins Roofing Company. Current owner and son, Roger Jenkins, began learning the roofing trade from James when he was just 11 years old. By the age of 16, Roger was atop of buildings tearing off old roofs and installing new systems (under supervision, of course!). Roger started Cardinal Roofing and Solar Technologies in 1996 and taught his trade to both of his daughters, Cassandra and Bridget, while they worked their way through college. He is an active member of his community and in the roofing industry.