Meet Our Team
Mark & Jonathan Walden
Mark Walden, President
Mark Walden began his career with McCurdy-Walden, Inc. in 1990, working as a roofer's helper during summer breaks while attending the University of North Florida. He started full time in 1993 as an estimator, eventually moving up to Vice President and Chief Project Manager. In 2012, Mark took over as President of the company when his father, Gene Walden retired. Over his career, Mark has procured and successfully completed over $150,000,000 in commercial roofing projects. Mark holds a bachelor's degree from the University of North Florida and has a certified roofing contractor's license. Mark also completed 3 years in NRCA's "Future Executive Institute" at the Kellogg School of Management program at Northwestern University.
Jonathan Walden, Chief Operating Officer
With 25 years in the roofing industry, Jonathan has managed and completed nearly all of McCurdy-Walden's projects. In 2012, Jonathan took over as Chief Operating Officer of the company with the departure of his father, Gene Walden to retirement. He field managed the 1.2 million SF, Winn Dixie Distribution Center, and the St. Johns Town Center projects to name a few. He manages a workforce of over 70 roofing professionals, with the task of keeping them safe on projects and trained in the latest roofing systems. Jonathan manages the day-to-day operations of all of the company's projects, maintains over 30 trucks, upholds a rigorous safety program and has been the main reason why McCurdy-Walden is profitable year after year!
Orion Gallant, Director of Repairs, Maintenance & Waterproofing Division
Orion has been in the roofing and waterproofing industry for over 20 years, and he has been involved in projects all over the state of Florida. He has overseen large roof replacement projects and entire maintenance and waterproofing divisions. Orion is proficient in all types of roofing, repairs and waterproofing such as modified bitumen, single ply, shingles, metal roofing, exterior wall coatings, deck coatings, tilt-wall joint replacements, window systems and full building envelope projects. Orion enjoys working in the roofing business, but his passion is his family, spending all his free time with this wife and two daughters.
Tom Sandlin, Director of Business Development
Tom is a Jacksonville native, veteran of the US Army, graduate of The Florida State University and father of two amazing children. Tom has over 20 years’ experience working in and around the construction industry, the majority of which he spent assisting the architectural & interior design communities developing specifications for masonry and hard tile projects. Tom joined McCurdy-Walden, Inc. as Director of Business Development in March 2011 and says this is the best company he has ever had the privilege of working with. Tom is now in charge of developing business relationships with new and existing clients in order to procure more roofing business for McCurdy-Walden.
Bobbie Martin, Production Manager
With over 40 years' experience in the commercial roofing industry, Bobbie has worked in all areas of the roofing contracting industry. In that time, he has worked on virtually every type of roof system including low slope, steep slope, single ply, built-ups, modifieds, shingles, tile and metal roofs. Bobbie loves a challenge and looks at each roof as a unique situation. He is proficient in all of the new roof systems and Florida Building Code approvals, allowing him to design the perfect roof to meet your budget and adhere to the codes! Let Bobbie analyze the requirements for your building and design a suitable roofing solution for you.
Karen Franks, Office Manager
Karen started working in the roofing industry in 1992 as the bookkeeper for a roofing supply distributor in Jacksonville, FL. Karen came to McCurdy-Walden in 1998 as an administrative assistant, but quickly advanced to become our office manager and sole bookkeeper. Karen is in charge of the financial aspects of 4 separate companies in the McCurdy-Walden corporation as well as the day-to-day workings of the office.