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The Gummer Slate Co. is owned by Wayne and Pat Roland, long-time residents of the area and both have considerable experience in the slate industry.

Howard Chaplinski manages sales and distribution, while coordinating with quarries and distributors around the world. He spent more than twenty years as a slate roofing contractor in Baltimore, and has a hands-on knowledge of all aspects of the trade.




Howard Chaplinski also directs the office and our warehouse facility. He has already worked twenty plus years in the commercial roofing industry. 


 Lou Tamburo and Bernie Frist head the metal fabrication department. It is rumored that between them they have over one hundred and fifty years’ experience! Brittany Rich, Teneira Thomas, and Timothy Ferguson provide office expertise and John Rich field inspection and consulting.

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