John Hellein, FRSA Educational and Research Foundation Director
In 1996, under the leadership of Founder and Owner Tom Castellanos, East Coast Metals began its journey on its way to become the premier manufacturer in the tile roof components industry. ECM designed, patented and manufactured the first metal hip and ridge anchor in the late 1990s and in the late 2000s they further innovated the popular metal hip and ridge anchor when they engineered and patented the first foam interlocking hip and ridge system, called Trimlock. Today, East Coast Metals is still family owned and operated. Tom now works alongside both his son and daughter, Andrew and Annette Castellanos, as they continue to push the envelope of new product offerings designed to meet the needs of the industry. Read more.