The S-5! Team
The S-5!® team is made up of long-term, dedicated professionals with expertise in a wide variety of fields.
Our team carries vast experiences from research and development, engineering, manufacturing, customer service, sales, and marketing. When you’re the most trusted name in the business, you have great people. As market leaders, our mission is to be the only choice for metal roofing attachment solutions in the world. As industry activists, we continually pioneer studies that promote industry growth through innovative new products and service excellence.
Founder and CEO, Rob Haddock
Hi, I am Rob Haddock. I am a metal roof consultant, author, speaker, inventor and the founder of Colorado Springs-based S-5!, the leading authority on metal roof attachment solutions and inventor of the non-invasive clamps for fastening accessories to standing seam metal roofs. My personal BHAG is to promote metal roofing as the most desired, accepted, user-friendly, most coveted roof in the construction industry globally.
With 48 years of industry experience, I have an unwavering belief that metal roofing is superior to other types of roofing and strongly believe that S-5!’s innovations are making metal the most user-friendly roof type on the market.
I began my work life as a cowboy and rodeo competitor, tending a 5,000-acre ranch in the Colorado mountains―yes, the boots and hat are real. I also worked construction, and at the age of 19, I founded a company that erected pre-engineered steel buildings. That was my introduction to the metal construction industry.
For 15 years, I ran a nationwide steel erection business―Seven States Steel. I became actively involved in industry associations and learned everything I could about metal construction from people who knew way more than I did. I found mentors who encouraged and educated me. Eventually, I became recognized as the go-to-guy for metal roofing.
When I “retired” from construction and began a career as a consultant, it allowed me to share my breadth of industry experience with a wider audience. I have worked on research projects; authored articles and white papers (more than 100 in total); designed training and educational curricula; and studied metal roofing history and applications, both domestically and abroad. Some writings and lectures have been translated into at least 10 languages. Today, I continue in this role as director of the Metal Roof Advisory Group, Ltd., an international consulting firm.
As a consultant, I was often asked to determine why a roof had failed and realized the need for a roof attachment solution. This led to the disruptive technology inventions of S-5! in 1991, creating the opening for a whole new product category and the establishment of another new business. Now, we have a 58,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in North Texas serving international markets in Canada, Australia, Central America, South America, Europe and Asia, with our attachments utilized on 2 million metal roofs worldwide, including the world headquarters of IBM, Google, Apple and NATO.
Juan Carlos Fuentes