Chuck Howard is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Engineering in 1973 with a BS degree in Civil Engineering. He is currently licensed as a professional engineer in nineteen (19) states, including NC. He has pursued a career in commercial construction since college graduation, with an emphasis on metal roofing from the start. In the late 1970’s he started a metal roofing company that specialized in both new and retrofit metal roof construction. He followed that career throughout the 1980’s, 1990’s, and early 2000’s, having one of the largest commercial metal roof contracting companies in the US. During that time, he owned/managed businesses responsible for approximately 30 million SF of metal roofs, including design. In 2003 he left the contracting arena and entered the professional consulting arena, where he is operating now as Metal Roof Consultants, Inc. He provides commercial metal roof consulting and engineering for contractors, architects, and building owners. He is accepted as a professional expert in metal roofing in legal proceedings. He is a member of NSPE‐NC and ASCE which provide excellent resources to support his consulting business. He can be contacted through his website at