Who We Are

Nathan Sparrow                         nathan@unitedroofingak.com                  907-244-6106

United Roofing Group’s President Nathan Sparrow, began working for a commercial roofing company in 1988 as a laborer that tore off and disposed of old tar roofs. He was fortunate that a few old school roofers recognized his potential, and took him as an apprentice to show him the correct means and methods, and tricks of the trade that allowed him to progress quickly into a Foreman position after only 4 years. He wore many hats including Superintendent, Quality Control Manager, Safety Manager, Estimator, and Project Manager helping to grow the company into the largest commercial roofing company in Alaska.

Having supervised the installations and management of the highest profile roofs in the state, Nathan is uniquely qualified to draw upon his 28 years of experience in insuring that your new roof project is installed with the highest standards and workmanship in the industry. Some recent examples of “box” stores are Costco, Safeway, Fred Meyers, Lowes, and Wal Mart. Bartlett HS, Service HS, Chugiak HS, West HS, East HS, and many others for the ASD. C-17 and F-22 Hangars, and the Denali Readiness Center on JBER, as well as Concourse B and C roofs at the airport.

Mr. Sparrow has worked with many of the largest and most reputable local General Contractors including Consolidated Contracting and Engineering, Cornerstone General Contractors, Davis Constructors & Engineers, Ken Brady Construction Company, Kiewit Building Group, PCL Construction Services, Roger Hickel Contracting, UNIT Company, and Watterson Construction. Nathan has administered roof leak remediation programs for the Anchorage School District, Providence Hospital, and JBER. He has written site specific safety plans, and managed several projects with the US Army Corps of Engineers.

After 20 years apart, he somehow convinced his life long friend and former co worker Rick Vaughan and family to leave their cushy jobs and lives in Virginia, and move back to Anchorage and form United Roofing Group Inc.


Rick Vaughan                       rick@unitedroofingak.com                                907-538-6772

United Roofing Group’s Vice President Rick Vaughan also grew up in Anchorage, AK where he worked as a helper, mechanic and foreman in the commercial roofing field. Long summer days were spent learning how to effectively and efficiently install high quality durable roof systems in the demanding Alaskan weather.

In 1992, he was given an opportunity to become the Western Region Technical Representative for Kemper Roofing Systems and Waterproofing America division. After a promotion, he moved from Washington to New York City and project managed installations on iconic buildings including the Met Life Building, Pan Am Building Heliport, and the Empire State Building observation deck.

In 1999, he began his career with Roof Services Corporation in Virginia as Manager for the Maintenance and Repairs department. His responsibilities included daily scheduling of repair crews, coordinating emergency leak call response, customer issues, estimating, and management of the company’s Preventative Maintenance Program and Roof Condition Assessment Program. These programs involved roof maintenance and inspection of over two hundred commercial buildings. Top clients included Regency Centers, Dominion Virginia Power, and Cb Richard Ellis. Typically maintained properties included Best Buys, Costco’s and Dollar General Distribution.

Mr. Vaughan has worked in the commercial roofing industry for 28 years, and has been involved in many facets of the industry as a flat roof specialist, and manages the Commercial Roof Preventative Maintenance Program at United Roofing Group Inc.