Meet the Team
Knowledgeable, friendly and willing to roll up our sleeves and get to work, each member of the Southernwood team brings decades of experience to bear on our roofing and siding projects.
Andy Mudd, President – Andy Mudd grew up working construction for local custom builders after school, on weekends and during summer break. So it was no surprise when, after graduating from Frostburg State University, Andy went to work for Ryan Homes—one of the nation’s top production homebuilders—as a site superintendent.
Andy later moved to Caruso homes. After about a year in the field at Caruso, he quickly moved up the ladder to become Purchasing Manager where he contracted all trade labor and material products for Caruso’s new homes. Still on the rise, Andy later moved back out into the field as Production Manager, overseeing site superintendents for the region.
Andy eventually left Caruso and launched Southernwood Building Services, where he built custom and semi-custom homes for the next four years. In 2006 Andy’s brother Frank (FD) joined the team and, together, they began Southernwood Framing. The brothers continued the company’s growth, forming Southernwood Roofing & Siding in February 2012.
A life-long resident of Charles County, Maryland, Andy grew up on a farm in La Plata and now lives in the area with his wife and two children, and is thrilled to have the opportunity to use his skills and expertise to serve the members of his community.
Ken Gentry, Vice President – Born in Kentucky, but raised here in Southern Maryland, Ken brings 30 years of experience to his role as Vice President at Southernwood Roofing & Siding.
After getting his start as a carpenter for JW Marriott, Ken worked his way up the ranks to Lead Supervisor, learning the art of customer service—and hard work. After 20 years with JW Marriott, Ken went to work for Snell and Sons where he learned the ins and outs of roofing, siding and leak detection.
Today, Ken combines his extensive training in carpentry, with his roofing and siding expertise, to deliver innovated solutions to any challenge our customers send his way. Ken is a long-time resident of Southern Maryland, where he enjoys time with his family and coaching several youth baseball and basketball teams.
Corey Bowling – A lifelong resident of Southern Maryland, Corey brings more than two decades of home maintenance and repair experience to the team, having owned and operated Bowling’s Home Improvements for over 20 years prior to joining us here at Southernwood.
Corey is hands-on and has earned a reputation within the community for his superior service and craftsmanship, seeing every project through from beginning to end. Corey also brings a remarkable understanding of home construction and how all the various systems—roofing, framing, siding, etc.—tie into one another
Corey currently lives in Charles County with his wife and son. When he’s not at Southernwood, Corey and his family are raising Tennessee Fainting Goats. If you haven’t seen one before, they’re worth Googling!
Ralph Hancock – Ralph brings 20+ years of home maintenance and construction to the Southernwood team, having held a variety of roles within the residential construction and home maintenance and repair industries. Ralph has worked as a mortgage loan officer/lender, giving him the ability to quickly estimate the scope and cost of a project. He has also built and renovated homes himself, and worked as an outside sales manager for Allside, honing his window, door, roofing and siding knowledge.
Like the majority of the Southernwood team, Ralph is a life-long resident of Southern Maryland, and currently lives in Charles County with his wife and son.
Erica Johns – Erica is no stranger to the home construction industry. Before joining us as Southernwood’s office manager, Erica worked for The Great Big Home Show where she sold vendor space and aided in the overall organization and promotion of the event. Erica has also worked as a scheduler and lead tracker within the roofing and siding industry.
Detail-oriented, organized and just plain nice, Erica keeps things running smoothly at the office, and a smile on our customer’s faces.
In addition to her duties here at Southernwood, Erica is also a full-time student studying accounting—we’re already thinking of more ways to put her skills and knowledge to work to serve you better!