Our Team

Will Lampton Roof Crafters Team Leader

Lead Roof Crafters team member

With over two decades of experience in roofing and construction, Will Lampton has re-roofed thousands of homes in Louisiana and Mississippi. His high level of local knowledge has made both him and his roofing company, Roof Crafters, trusted experts in crafting quality roofs that are designed for this region’s particular needs and popular roof styles. With a specific focus on Baton Rouge and the surrounding communities of Hammond, Covington, Mandeville and Slidell, Will Lampton has completed roofing projects from Denham Springs, Louisiana to McComb, Mississippi.

As a roofing consultant, Will Lampton uses his personal experience and expert knowledge in the industry to assist clients with their roofing projects. The Roof Crafters website serves as a launching point for providing educational and practical content to Louisiana residents embarking on a new roof installation or the re-roofing of an existing building. Walking clients through the entire roofing process, he provides valuable insights on what to expect at the start of a new project, common problems that can occur during a new installation, and issues to look for when the roofing work is completed.

Will Lampton’s extensive local experience also makes him aware of issues that are unique to homes and roofs in the Baton Rouge area. From the particular challenges of Louisiana’s notably steep roofs to potential risks that come with air conditioners, pools and other structures that are near roofing projects, he knows exactly what to look out for — and what to avoid.

For 27 years Will worked as a land developer and bought and sold real estate. He has worked in Washington, DC to Louisville, KY and all over the great state of Texas. He will tell you that he loves what he does, and that it makes a difference. He loves working with people and always wants the customer to be happy. Will is always looking for ways to improve any business that he is in – always looking for opportunities to help everyone be their best.


James Ghawaly

James, another key member of the Roof Crafters Team is a Native of Louisiana and lives in Hammond. Married for 20 years to wife Susan and has two wonderful children. Favorite hobbies are hunting, fishing, woodworking, taxidermy and landscaping. Owns 250 acres in Kentwood where he manages deer and timber and enjoys the great outdoors.James bring years of experience to Roof Crafters from construction to adjusting experience and knows how important it is to keep his client informed throughout the entire construction process.

James started with Roof Crafters since it’s inception and has dedicated all his effort in making Roof Crafters the premiere roofing company in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Lila Magee

Lila Magee, Roof Crafters Team office manager leader has 40 years experience in business and customer service, having owned her own business for 18 years. Lila attended Southwest Community College. She has taken numerous classes to further her knowledge of customer-based services. She has worked in office management for 19 years having worked five of those years as office manager of a real estate agency. Lila is dedicated to seeing that clients have all the assistance they need in getting their paper work in order to close projects in a timely manner. She is experienced in insurance and mortgage documentation.Lila served as president of McComb Office Professionals for two years, president of McComb Interdenominational Care Association two years and vice-president for one year. She also served as her church treasurer for three years. All of these community-based positions have enhanced Lila’s ability to deal with the public in a variety of situations.

Mickey Thames

Mickey Thames, has over 3 decades in the industry; everything from remodeling, new construction, to management and development, he’s a proud leader of Roof Crafters team. He goes above and beyond to see that the projects get done professionally, anything from a simple situation to a complex situation, and that customers are completely satisfied and trust that the job is done in a professional manner. He’s worked all over the U.S ; from Key Largo, FL. all the way up to Washington state. Mickey absolutely loves what he does. He resides in Mccomb, MS. Mickey has been with Roof Crafters for over 6 years now and couldn’t be happier.

Brandon Samuel

Brandon Samuel is a Texan who moved to McComb, Mississippi with his family in 2000. Prior to roofing, he worked various manual labor jobs in Louisiana and Mississippi. He joined the Roof Crafters team in 2013 and has been very successful thanks to his dedication to hard work and to his clients. Brandon still resides in McComb with his wife, Susan, and they are expecting their first child in November 2015.

Heather Coker

Heather Coker, Roof Crafters team warranty leader, repair team coordinator, and mortgage specialist, was born in McComb, Mississippi and grew up there as well. She went to Parklane Academy from 1998-2012. While there she was involved in Mu Alpha Theta, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and was very active in softball. Heather also took dance for 14 years from Great Beginnings Dance Studio. After Parklane, she went to Southwest Mississippi Community College. Heather was given the opportunity to play for their softball team under a scholarship her freshman year. Sophomore year, she enrolled in business courses in preparation for getting a degree in business administration and marketing. Heather is now married to husband, Tyler. They have two kids, daughter, Elsie (3) and son, Easton (infant). Heather enjoys spending time at home with her children, and watching movies with her husband.

Growing up Heather shadowed her dad, Chuck, throughout all his businesses, from selling land to presently, Roof Crafters. She started working for Roof Crafters in May of 2013. “I’ve learned a lot about the roofing industry in such a little time. Roof Crafters has invested a great deal of time and money in broadening my knowledge about this industry” Heather said.

Vickie McKinney Frelich

Vickie Frelich

Vickie McKinney Frelich was born and raised in Killian, Louisiana. She graduated from Springfield High School and went on to attend Southeastern Louisiana University to further her studies. Vickie later moved to Empire, Louisiana, where she met her husband of 15 years, Fabian, and had one daughter. She enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends by swimming, fishing, watching, football, and outdoor entertaining.Once Hurricane Katrina devastated the area, they decided to relocate to Denham Springs. After 10 years of banking and some time in the real estate industry, Vickie decided to join the Roof Crafters team. With this job she enjoys helping homeowners by focusing on the details that will help make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. She feels very blessed to be able to have a job that allows her the opportunity to help others and still be a devoted wife and mother.

Hunter Miller

Hunter joined our team of local experts only two days after receiving his Bachelors Degree in Industrial Technology from Southeastern Louisiana University. He comes from the small town of Springfield, La, but set his sights on much larger things and left after high school to serve his country in the U.S. Navy. Hunter is now living in Albany, La with his loving family and enjoys spending every moment he can with them. Hunter’s constant strive for excellence is what makes him a great team member here at Roof Crafters.

Michael Warren

Michael is a Baton Rouge native and was raised in Central, Louisiana. He has over 10 years of sales and customer service experience, and proudly serves the needs of his customers in the Baton Rouge, Livingston, and Northshore areas, to name a few. Michael is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, and currently lives in Hammond with his wife, Jennifer, and their two dogs, Bettie and Hazel. Though he understands that there are many in the industry that can put a roof on your home, there are few that will work alongside you with the honesty, passion, workmanship, and peace of mind that Roof Crafters provides.

Christopher Gaedke

Christopher Gaedke, age 24, now resides in McComb, MS raising his infant daughter as well as working hard towards building a future with his family. Chris has been in the roofing industry for over 2 years now and is becoming well known for not only as a roofing representative, but for helping others in finding value in what they invest in. He is passionate about his career and plans to further his education in the roofing industry, already he’s gone so far as to become a certified roof inspector, as well as, gotten certified by several roofing manufacturers. Chris is committed to not only impress, but to continue providing quality service and top value to customers all over Louisiana.


Matt Blalock

Matt is going on his third year in the roofing industry as well as his third year with Roof Crafters. Matt is from Amite County Mississippi, loves hunting and fishing and is just a laid back kind of guy. These traits are some of the reasons Matt has such great success with his clients. Matt has some of the best reviews from happy clients and strives very hard for client satisfaction. Roof Crafters is very happy Matt is with us and we all look forward to more very happy clients working with Matt.

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