Real Estate 2023: JULIAN G. FRANCIS
PRESIDENT AND CEO, BEACON ROOFING SUPPLY, HERNDON
Francis joined Beacon Roofing Supply, a Fortune 500 distributor of roofing material and complementary building products, in 2019. Beacon has 7,400 employees and operates in all 50 U.S. states and in Canada.
The United Kingdom native and two-time Swansea University graduate previously served as president of the insulation business at Owens Corning, a provider of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composite materials. He was also vice president and general manager for Owens Corning’s residential insulation business and vice president and managing director of the company’s glass reinforcements business in the Americas. Francis has also worked for Reed Business Information and USG.
In April, Beacon purchased two companies, Al’s Roofing Supply in California and Prince Building Systems in Wisconsin. Beacon reaped $8.43 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2022, up from $6.64 billion in 2021. The company commissioned 16 new branches across 12 states and launched its new Pro+ mobile app.