Will Holladay

During the mid-1970s, Will Holladay studied production roof cutting in the Los Angeles development projects. He migrated north into the custom home industry along the central California coast as roof trusses became popular in the late 1970s. He specialized in framing huge custom homes with complex roofs while there. Will has worked on jobs all around the West Coast and in New England over the years. In 1988, he published A Roof Cutter's Secrets to Framing the Custom Home, which is now considered a classic roof framing book.

Hanley Wood rewrote and released this book in 2002. Will works as a free lance consultant (www.theroofcutter.com) to retain his hand in roof framing.