Together, Dick Goske and George Frey, partners in F.G. Metals have more than eighty-two years of experience in metal siding, roofing and framing systems. Dick Goske has more than forty-five years in construction. He began as a structural fabricator and erector for Wisconsin Bridge & Iron and has owned his own business since age twenty-eight, specializing in steel siding, roofing and framing. George Frey’s thirty years’ construction experience includes concrete and framework, design/build general contracting, steel siding, roofing and framing, with twelve years as owner of his own firm. Twenty-five years ago, Dick and George formed a partnership in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area, and relocated to Florida in nineteen eighty-four.
Today, F.G. Metals has eighty-five employees and does business in Tampa/St Petersburg, Sarasota, Bradenton, Orlando, Ft. Myers and Naples. The company offers a complete range of roofing and sheet metal services including metal siding, metal roofing, steel framing systems, mansards, composite panels, gutters, downspouts and screen walls.
F.G. Metals became a Berridge Licensee in 1996 when they acquired their first Berridge Portable Rollformer, a model SS-14. Since then, their sales have grown steadily and today
F.G. Metals owns four Berridge Portable Rollformers to fabricate both architectural and structural standing seam metal roofing panels. According to Dick Goske and George Frey, site forming of metal roofing panels has been a key factor in F.G. Metal’s growth during recent years: “We chose site-forming to control quality, and production of metal roofing panels….we can measure from the as-built roof structure and form panels as we actually need them; this enables us to work more cost efficiently — and stay on schedule!”