Like many hardworking Americans, Charles Glady sought out a career where he’d be his own boss. While living in Colorado, he vowed that if his father ever entered the construction business, he’d return home to Virginia and learn everything he could about the profession. As fate would have it, his father soon purchased a roofing company, and Glady kept his promise. He learned the business from the inside out, working his way up from foreman to running daily operations.
Glady bounced around the United States for a few years, working in Florida following the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, and then back to Colorado. His desire to be near family ultimately led him back to Virginia where he landed a job working for MBCI as a regional sales manager. Glady soon decided it was officially time to step away from the corporate world and purchase his own company. He found a business listing for a roofing company where the current owners sought someone who knew the business and could help it flourish in the long-term. As it turns out, that someone was Glady. The deal became official in October of 2011, as Glady took over as owner and president of Cross Timbers Roofing (CTR).