Mathias M. Millen, LLM, LLB, BS

Manager - Millen Roofing Co - Fifth Generation Slate and Tile Roofer
Education - New York University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Marquette University

John J. Millen, BA

Manager - Millen Roofing Co - Fifth Generation Slate and Tile Roofer
Specializing in Slate and Tile Installation, Repair and Replacement
Education - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Membership:

  • National Slate Association, Current President
  • National Roofing Contractors Association, Past Chairman, Steep Roofing Committee, Past Director
  • Midwest Roofing Contractors Association
  • Wisconsin Roofing Contractors Association, Past President
  • The Association for Preservation Technology

Publications:

  • The Unknown Craftsmen, RCI Interface, Journal of the Roof Consultants Institute, 2005
  • New Slate Standards, Professional Roofing, May, 2004.
  • A Decade of Change, Professional Roofing, Septemper, 2003.
  • Snow, Water and Ice: Understanding and Solving Water Back-up and Ice Accumulation, Proceeding of the 12th International Roofing and Waterproofing Conference, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, September, 2002.
  • A 70 Year Old Shake Roof, Professional Roofing, May, 2000.
  • Influence of Nail Location on Wind Resistance of Unsealed Asphalt Shingles, Proceeding of the North American Conference of Roofing Technology, Toronto, Canada, September, 1999.
  • Slate Roofing Standards and Specifications, Tile Roofing Standards and Specifications, NRCA Steep Roofing Manual, Committee Author, Chicago, IL. 1996.
  • Apron Flashings Used For Repair, Prevention, Professional Roofing, April, 1995.
  • Roof Maintenance And Repair Analysis, Investigation And Recommendations For Long Term Roof System Performance In Low Slope And Steep Slope Roof Systems, Proceedings, 2nd Congress Internacional En Argentina de Tecnologia de Techos. Buenos Aires, Argentina. August, 1994.
  • Research unpublished, The Professional Training Institute of German Roofing, Mayen and Munich, Germany, 1992.
  • Masonry Cleaning Can Damage Slate Roofs, Roof Craft, 1980.
  • Le Sueur Richmond Slate Quarry, Roof Craft, 1979.
  • Slate Roofs, Inventory of Buckingham-Virginia Slate Roofs in the Milwaukee Area, 1979.

Symposiums:

  • Snow, Water and Ice: Understanding and Solving Water Back-up and Ice Accumulation, Proceeding of the 12th International Roofing and Waterproofing Conference, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, September 2002.
  • Influence of Nail Location on Wind Resistance of Unsealed Asphalt Shingles, Proceeding of the North American Conference of Roofing Technology. Toronto, Canada, September, 1999.
  • Historic and Contemporary Steep-Slope Underalyments, The Roofing Conference for Historic Buildings, National Park Service, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March, 1999.
  • Session Chair, Fourth International Symposium on Roofing Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, 1997.
  • Barn Roof Stabilization, Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation, et al. Barns Preservation Workshop, West Bend, October, 1996.
  • Slate Roof Repair and Stabilization Methods, Midwest Roofing Contractors Association Conference, Milwaukee, 1995.
  • Roof Restoration of the Oconto County Courthouse, National Roofing Contractors Convention, New Orleans, 1995.
  • Developments in Shingle Roofing, Roofing Consultants Institute, Region III. Summer Meeting, Chicago, 1995.
  • 2nd Congress Internacional En Argentina de Tecnologia de Techos. Buenos Aires, Argentina. August, 1994.
  • Roofing With Stone Shingles, Roofing Consultants Institute, Region III. Summer meeting, Milwaukee, 1993.

Experience: Fifth Generation Slate and Tile Roofer. Manages Millen Roofing Co., Established in 1893, specializing in slate, tile, wood and metal roof installation, repair and replacement.

  • Wingspread, Johnson Foundation, Racine, WI (1938—Frank Lloyd Wright) Replace tile roof and copper flashing on the Great Hall
  • Taliesin, Spring Green, WI (1933-38—Frank Lloyd Wright) Roof inspection and investigation of Hillside School and Studio, 1994. Install roofing membrane and tile underlayment system and copper flashings on Hillside Studio, 1996. Roof inventory and evaluation, 1998.
  • F. C. Bogk Residence, Milwaukee, WI (1916—Frank Lloyd Wright) New underlayments and relay originaly tile roof.
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. St. Mary's Chapel and Foundation House. (1918) Repair slate roofs and copper.
  • National Trust Historic Site, Brucemore, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA (1884) Slate roof replacement.
  • Science Hall, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. (1884) New roof, architectural metal, ornamental tile and vented nailing deck.
  • Riverbend, Kohler, WI. (1920) Slate roof, copper and lead flashings, saddles and gutter restoration.
  • Blanchard Hall, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. (1860) Cover stone roof on tower with sheet lead.
  • Main Hall, St. Norbert's College, Greenbay, WI (1890) Restore failed slate roof areas, rebuild eaves and replace metal flashing system.
  • Wacker Residence, Lake Bluff, IL. (1927) Relay Norman shingle roof.
  • Rosary College, River Forest, IL. (1920) Slate and copper restoration.
  • First Baptist Church, Oak Park, IL. (1920) Restore tile roof and copper flashing.
  • Agriculture Hall, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. (1930) Relay tile roof and waterproofing system.
  • Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Milwaukee, WI. (1870) Replace slate and copper roofs.
  • St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Sioux City, IA. (1880) Replace slate and copper roofs.
  • Gesu Church, Milwaukee, WI. (1890) Replace slate and copper roofs
  • Holy Hill Shrine, Hubertus, WI (1927) Steeple and roof inspection and repair.
  • Capt. Fredrick Pabst Residence, Milwaukee, WI (1890) Stabilization and repair of tile roof and copper flashings.
  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Racine, WI (1866) Stabilization and repair of roof and copper flashings.
  • Martin Luther College (1901) Holy Communion Lutheran Church (1928), Racine, WI. Stabilize and repair slate roof and flashings.
  • 1540 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL (1920) Clean and restore slate roof, flashings and ornamental sheet metal.
  • Oconto County Courthouse, Oconto, WI (1891) Replace tile roof, exterior restoration, masonry, structural deck and other carpentry, cornice, architectural metal, lead paint abaitment.
  • Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI (1909) Tile roof restoration.
  • Villa Terrace Museum, Milwaukee, WI (1922) Tile roof restoration.
  • Miller-Chapman House, Milwaukee, WI (1889) Replace slate and copper roofs.