Steve Raia, President of Operations
Steve Raia joined TruTeam as SVP of Operations in November 2015. Previously, he was the owner/operator of Cary Insulation, which had over 35 locations when it was acquired by Masco Contractor Services (MCS) in 1999. Steve remained with Masco until 2007, managing MCS’s East Coast operations.
Steve began installing insulation as a teenager, working for his father’s company during school breaks and weekends. He became a full-time installer of Cary Insulation after graduating from high school in 1973. Over time, he was given responsibility for all aspects of managing the business including purchasing, labor productivity initiatives, recruiting, sales and human resources. Steve inherited the company in 1991 and grew the business from three locations to a total of 35.
Jeff Franklin, Vice President of Operations
Jeff Franklin, has been working in the insulation business since 1982 after playing 5 years with the New York Mets. In 1994, his family sold their insulation business to Cary Insulation, owned by Steve Raia, which was later sold to Masco Contractor Services in 1999. Jeff has served as VPO to Masco Contractors Services East Region and later became the Chief Operating Officer for the East Region.
In 2005, Jeff left Masco to become the Executive Vice President of Sales, Distribution, Marketing, New Business Ventures, and International Business for Wayne Dalton Garage Doors. After TopBuild spun off of Masco in 2015, Jeff became the Regional Leader for TruTeam’s Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions. He has since been promoted to TruTeam’s Vice President of Operations.
Bill Christie, Vice President of Business Development – Residential
Bill Christie was named VP of Business Development in connection with Masco’s spin-off transaction in June 2015. At Masco Contractor Services (MCS), where he worked for close to 30 years, Bill led the company’s sales and development efforts on a national scale for close to a decade. Prior to holding that position, he spent 20 years managing insulation companies on behalf of MCS along the eastern seaboard.
Bill earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.