Meet the people behind Travista Industries



Chris Newman has over twenty years experience in the roofing business.  His attitude is “there is no task beyond me and no task beneath me.”  Chris has performed all aspects of roofing over the years.  He has significant experience installing commercial roofs ( TPO, EPDM, Modified Bituman) and residential roofs (ashphalt, metal, tile and wood shake).   He has performed sales, customer service, financial, and extensive project and team management roles in the roofing industry.  

Chris has been married to Jenny for 21 years and has two children.  Kelsey is attending college in Houston and Ryan is completing his junior year of high school in Brenham. 



Our founder (Uncle Mack age 53) retired from the executive ranks of a successful Fortune 50 company after 35 years of service.  An electrical engineer and MBA, he has significant experience in business leadership, project management,  information technology and people management.  After years of learning and earning, Uncle Mack’s focus is now on returning – by investing his time and extra finances with younger people.  Travista Industries is the result of a partnership with a distant cousin who lived with Uncle Mack during his high school years.