Host, In the House
Ken Mellick started in the construction business for his uncle as a summer job during high school. After five years of service in the Army and a tour in Vietnam, where he earned a Silver Star for gallantry in action, a Bronze Star, and an Army Commendation medal for Valor, Ken married his wife, Joan, and began building a family of six children who eventually took their places in the family business, Universal Roof & Contracting.
A licensed building inspector and contractor, Ken started his own construction company in 1972 and built quality custom homes for nearly two decades before relocating to the Central Florida area. In 1989 Universal Roofing Group was founded and there began the family legacy that is now Universal Roof & Contracting serving the state of Florida.
In 1999, he and his son, Jared, began co-hosting a live call-in home improvement radio show. Currently airing on two popular Florida talk radio stations, WDBO in Orlando and WOKV in Jacksonville, the father and son team enjoy dispensing practical home advice to callers and listeners every Saturday morning on "In the House with Ken & Jared".
Ken's entire family shares his passion for the construction and home improvement industry, quality workmanship, and superior customer service which has resulted in the company’s and the radio show's success catching the attention of numerous local and national industry experts in the media and broadcasting fields.