LA Classic Roofing Team Members
Chief Operating Officer
Jake Blanchard is a third-generation business owner who got his start helping his father and grandfather. Jake spent his summers, beginning at 8 years old, helping with the family roofing and construction business that his grandfather started in the 1950s. He has decades of experience in residential and commercial roofing and construction, including 8 years in construction management for deep-water oil/gas projects.
Jake takes immense pride in completing quality projects for all customers. He and his team consider each client family and work tirelessly to make sure every job meets their high standards. Jake especially loves remodeling historic properties from the roof all the way down to the final inspection.
He was born and raised in Lafourche parish and now lives in Iberia parish with his wife, Sarah, and son Jaxson, who is also learning the ropes of the family business. Jake is an advocate for locally owned and operated businesses and believes in business owners supporting each other and the community. He also believes our Cajun heritage and values should be passed on to the next generation of future business owners and community leaders. It’s that tradition of family and hard work that has made LA Classic Roofing the successful business that it is today.
Acadiana Division Manager / Sales
Lance Kipp was hired in 2021 as the Acadiana Division Manager at LA Classic Roofing, bringing his 16 years of experience as a nationwide residential and commercial insurance adjuster and local roofing professional to our family-owned business.
Lance helps people and businesses with professional free inspections and estimates; he provides oversight for customers with insurance claims process to ensure proper coverage is being extended to include costs of necessary repair or replacement. Lance also brings his finance and MBA background to the LA Classic Roofing team aiding with business growth, job planning, and all-around service to our customers.
He was born and raised in Iberia Parish and is a lifelong resident of Jeanerette. Lance embraces all that makes a family-owned business like LA Classic Roofing special and unique. He is the embodiment of southern hospitality and uplifts our culture of providing assistance and fairness to assist with all roofing needs.
Outside of work, Lance enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, and enjoying the incredible wetlands and outdoor spaces of sportsman’s paradise.