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Leadership Team 

Model City Roofing

Chris Canipe

Chris Canipe


Chris is the President and founding member of the Roofing Alliance LLC. The Roofing Alliance is a vertically integrated company with divisions operating within Roofing, Waste Removal and Supply.

Chris has over 18 years of Supply Chain experience in roles that range from multi-million dollar profit/loss budgets to management of nationwide transportation networks. During his career he has worked for 2 Fortune 500 companies ExxonMobil and Union Pacific, as well as CHEP a publicly traded Australian supply chain company.

Chris, a native of Kingsport, TN earned his B.S. in Logistics and Transportation from the University of Tennessee. He is based out of the Jacksonville Florida Office.

Chris Stephens

Chris Stephens

Vice-President/General Manager, Jacksonville, Florida Market

Chris is the Business Operations Manager for The Roofing Alliance LLC. Chris’ responsibilities consist of supply chain / logistics, scheduling, and managing the operations team.

Before joining Model City Roofing, Chris served 10 honorable years in the United States Navy. He served in various supply chain roles; to include several tours in the middle east and southeast Asia.

Chris earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University and is pursuing his M.S. in Supply Chain Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Chris resides in Jacksonville with his wife Lorelei and daughter Addison (3).

Brian Ritz

Brian Ritz

Vice-President/General Manager, Tri-Cities, Tennessee Market

Brian is the National Sales Director for The Roofing Alliance family of companies. As the National Sales Director, his responsibilities include growing the company’s revenue and managing the marketing and sales team. The Kingsport, TN native has over a decade of sales and sales management experience ranging from small business owners to large Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Model City Roofing, he worked as an economic developer for NETWORKS Sullivan Partnership. This role allowed him the opportunity to recruit companies from all over the world to the area where he was born and raised in Northeast TN. During his tenure, the organization recruited a record number of jobs in both the new and existing industry sectors. In June of 2018, Brian was selected by VIP Seen Magazine as one of the Men of Measure in the Tri-Cities for his work in the business community. Brian has served on several boards in different capacities including chambers, downtown organizations, foundations, and charities.

Brian has a B.S. in Business Administration from Milligan College. He still lives in the Tri-Cities with his wife Mary Beth and two sons Sam (15) and Will (13). In his spare time Brian enjoys watching his two sons play baseball, running, playing golf, and fly fishing.

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