Tampa Roofing

Our Founders

GRANDPA-BOB

Bob Rentz

Founder of Rentz Roofing

Business Experience

1927: Started working for Joe Cook Roofing.
1940: Bought and built the current location, and went into business as Rentz Roofing.
1960: Became Tampa Roofing Company in same location with Morris Swope, Son-in Law of Bob Rentz as its President.

  • Started roofing in 1928
  • Founder of Rentz Roofing in 1936
  • Built building in current location in 1937
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Morris Swope

Founder of Tampa Roofing

Services to the Roofing Industry

  • City of Tampa Roofing Code Committee, 1962
  • Florida Roofing, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (FRSA) Technical Committee, Chairman, 1967-70
  • FRSA Board of Directors, 1968-93
  • FRSA Membership Committee, 1973-98
  • Florida Board of Building Codes and Standards, 1976-79
  • Wrote original draft for the present SBCCI Roofing Standard, 1976
  • FRSA Self-Insurers Fund, Trustee, 1983-85
  • Ad-hoc Committee to revise the SBCCI Roofing Standard, 1985 & 1998
  • National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), Code Chairman, 1987-88
  • FRSA, Vice President, 1987-88
  • NRCA Building Codes Committee, Chairman, 1987-90
  • FRSA, President, 1988-89
  • NRCA, Director, 1988-90, 1992-95, 1997
  • NRCA, Vice President, 1990-92
  • NRCA Steering Committee 10th Conference for Roofing Technology by NRCA/National Institute for Science & Technology, Chairman

Business Experience

  • Rentz Roofing Company, Apprentice
  • Tampa Roofing Company, President 1950- 86
  • Swope & Associates, Inc., Roofing Consultants, President, 1976-Present
  • Tampa Roofing Company, Vice President, 1986-2004
  • Licensed Certified Building Contractor

Trade Recognition and Awards

  • Certified Professional Roofing Contractor (CPRC) through the FRSA, one of the five original contractors to receive this recognition.
  • First roofing contractor to become certified by the state of Florida Construction Licensing Board
  • FRSA Campanella Award, 1975
  • Building Officials of Florida Award for Outstanding Service to the Certification Board, 1981
  • President’s Award, Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI), 1982

Current Officers

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Keith Swope

President

Services to the Roofing Industry

  • CPRC Committee, Chairman, 1993-94
  • West Coast Roofers Association (WCRA) Board, 1993-94
  • FRSA Board of Directors, 1994- Present
  • FRSA Code Committee, 1994-1997
  • Florida Forum Roofing Magazine, Chairman, 1995-96
  • Florida Forum Roofing Magazine Committee, 1996- Present
  • FRSA Roof Tile Committee, 1999-Present
  • FRSA, Secretary Treasurer, 2006
  • FRSA, Vice President, 2007
  • FRSA, President Elect, 2008
  • FRSA, President, 2009
  • FRSA, Immediate Past President, 2010
  • NRCA Hurricane Committee, 1997-98
  • NRCA Low Sloped Technology Committee, 1997-98
  • NRCA PAC Fund Committee, 1997-2004
  • NRCA Board of Directors, 2000-Present
  • NRCA Residential Committee, 2006-08
  • NRCA Safety Committee, 2010-Present
  • NRCA Disaster Relief Committee, 2010-Present

Business Experience

  • Tampa Roofing Company, Full-Time Employee, 1971-86
  • Tampa Roofing Company, President, 1986-Present

Trade Recognition and Awards

Certified Professional Roofing Contractor (CPRC) through the Florida Roofing, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors Association

Brian

Brian Swope

Vice President

Services to the Roofing Industry

  • FRSA Board of Directors, 2007-Present
  • FRSA Disaster Preparedness and Response Committee, 2007-Present, Chair 2009-present
  • FRSA Insurance Committee, 2007-2012
  • FRSA Governmental Affairs Committee, 2007-Present
  • FRSA Energy and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2010-2012
  • FRSA Membership Committee, 2007-2009
  • Certainteed Advisory Council, 2010-2011
  • Code Committee 2009-2012

Business Experience

  • Tampa Roofing Company, Full-Time Employee, 2002-Present
  • Licensed Certified Building Contractor, CBC1257505

Certifications:   Certainteed Master Shingle Applicator

Appointed to represent rooofing industry to Florida Building Commission by Governor Rick Scott, 2012-current Chairman, Roofing TAC, Florida Building Commission

Consulting

Swope & Associates
1700 East Ellicott Street
Tampa, FL 33610-4918
(813) 231-0601