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Highnote Promoted To Vice President At Roof Hugger LLC

D.J. Highnote

Odessa, FL - Roof Hugger LLC, a leading supplier of metal-over-metal retrofit framing products, announces the promotion of D.J. (Don Jr.) Highnote to Vice President.

Dale Nelson, co-founder/owner and current President, stated "Roof Hugger is fortunate to have an office staff of knowledgeable and dedicated employees. After careful consideration of our team members, D.J. bubbled to the top. D.J. comes from the design-build construction industry, he been a project manager, he has worked as a steel erector (personally installing more Huggers than I have), he also holds a Class “A” Florida Contractors License and has operated his own construction company."

Nelson continued, "DJ is the father of four, he has four grandchildren and interestingly is the grandson of one of Roof Hugger’s founding partners, Red McConnohie. It is his dedication and hard work however that have made him the deserving and qualified leader needed for this position. We congratulate him and look forward to each of you getting to know him."

Nelson is staying on as President of Roof Hugger at a much-reduced workload going forward. His responsibilities will now be as an industry association liaison, national account sales, and research and product development, as well product testing. He will also be working closely with Roof Hugger’s parent company, LSI Group, Inc. of Logansport, IN. Nelson and his wife Jan sold Roof Hugger in 2016 to Robert Baker, President of LSI. Roof Hugger has grown in sales volume, testing of more products and promotional and marketing efforts. Nelson loves what his new responsibility will be, because it will afford him more time to enjoy some leisurely things he enjoys but keeps him active in the metal construction industry. Nelson is a past President of the Metal Construction Association (MCA).

Baker stated, "I am delighted that DJ will become our new Vice-President. He has demonstrated great leadership and enthusiasm for the position. He brings the vision and values to lead Roof Hugger into the future. I welcome DJ to his new role at Roof Hugger and look forward to working with him." He went on to say that Nelson will continue to be a valuable asset to Roof Hugger and is pleased that he will remain part of the LSI Group.

About Roof Hugger

roof hugger logoRoof Hugger notched sub-purlins enable replacement of new metal roof panels over an old metal roof. They can be used over screw-down or standing seam roof systems and can accommodate new standing seam or screw-down panels. Roof Huggers also maintain integrity of original design loadings; achieve "thermal break" air space between old and new roof sheets; allow for optional insulation; and are laboratory and load tested—with certified load charts. For more information on metal-over-metal retrofit re-roofing, contact Roof Hugger at 800-771-1711 or visit

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