Brian L Friend

President & Owner, Marine, Cycling Coach, Traveler


Brian served our country as a US Marine. He has since worked in various industries and partner businesses from end-to-end in a variety of sales organizations, and various roles within the companies to include sales and management positions. His experience in the mortgage and insurance industries brings a unique understanding of real estate and insurance to the professionals serving those industries, allowing us to provide a unique client experience not expected of the roofing industry.

He started JR&G with a mission to provide an environment where our teammates can become financially independent and have lifestyle freedom. All told, Brian has more than twenty years experience which has led him, along with his wife, Dairys, to start his own adventure-venture and, hence, form JR&G.

Dairys Raquel Friend

Director of Business Operations

“Dai” (or also pronounced “Die-Dees”) With over 15 years in the mortgage industry emphasizing on compliance, she keeps the administrative management and technical end of JR&G running smoothly. In addition to being a wife and mom of four grown kids, she has an awesome background as a professional in the financial and real estate industries and spent years partnering with Brian in the roofing industry. She is our resident expert who keeps us all on track. She attended Point Loma Nazarene University and Jones Real Estate College, all in preparation for being patient with Brian.

Michael E Conner

Senior Sales and Project Manager

Michael has been in partnership with Brian Friend since 2014. Previous to that he was a Systems Engineer/Facility Operations Watch Officer at the US Missile Defense Agency. He insists that while this (roofing) is pretty important stuff, it is not rocket science. He has built his roofing industry skills through OJT and great mentoring, but has acquired his relationship-building and communications skills through his previous careers – US Air Force, aviation sales, and previous to those, as a professional with the Boy Scouts of America. His true passion (besides family), is being a blogger, budding novelist, and a children’s book author.

Jeff McIlroy

Senior Sales and Project Manager

Jeff is a true renaissance man. He grew up and attended the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Following college he came to Colorado, was a school teacher, and like the rest of the team, eventually decide to strike out on his own as a small business owner. He rounds out the team who have been together for four years now. His passion? Fishing. His other passion? Family. His other passion? Fishing.

Chris Friend

Assistant Project Manager

At 18 years old, Chris Friend is the youngest member of the team. Chris Friend joins us as the Assistant Production Manager. What Chris lacks in life experience, he makes up for in enthusiastic learning and eagerness to serve the Just Roofs and Gutters clients and project managers. Chis will be assisting our production department and will be interfacing with our supply houses, crew foremen, project managers and home owners. Additionally, you may personally meet Chris on your project as he will be involved with quality control, final clean up and materials and ladder running. As Chris develops his professional career with Just Roofs and Gutters he also is an avid welder and is working on his acting career.