GAF rich history emerged in 1886. GAF started and continues to be focused on creating roofing products. They manufacture everything from commercial roofing systems to residential systems. Over the past decade they created the "lifetime limited warranty" for residential systems. GAF remains focused on providing quality building products for all roofing systems and its Timberline Shingle remains to be an industry staple.
Owens Corning was started in 1930 after a failed experiment, which leads to their popular pink insulation. The production of OC fiberglass set the precedent for insulation in both commercial and residential industries. Owen's Corning organization is more than an insulation company and has been instrumental in product development for WWII, Chevrolet, NASA space program, and the roofs above your head.
TAMKO was founded in 1944, TAMKO was started in Joplin, Missouri inside a barn by E.L. Craig. The founder named the company after the five states he anticipated as his sales territory (Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, and Ohio). TAMKO continues to be located where it started in Joplin, MO. They emerged as primarily a shingle company and over the years have introduced commercial products such as their SBS0modifed bitumen in 1977. The most important year for TAMKO was 1975 when they introduced their Heritage shingle. Heritage shingles continue to be one of the most popular shingles by contractors. The company is ran by E.L Craig's grandson David Humphreys
In, 1904, George M. Brown created the company in East St. Louis. After 80 years the subsidiary of Saint-Gobain purchased the company. CertainTeed roofing products is well known for their low and steep slope roofing products. In addition to their line of roofing products they manufacture siding, railing, insulation, pipe, and more. CertainTeed production is located in North America and is known as a premiere shingle. The CertainTeed operation employs over 110,000 people worldwide.
Mr. Koschitizky created IKO building product's after his family's roofing plant shut down. To decrease consumer cost, a family company believed controlling the manufacturing process would do that. IKO has been creating quality asphalt shingles and roofing products for 60 years. The ability to control each step of product production allows them to create quality-made shingles. IKO has manufacturing plants in Canada, United States, and Europe.
Firestone Building products are an extension of their famous tire brand. Located in Indianapolis, IN, Firestone creates low-slope roof materials. In the last decade they have created green roofing systems and vegetative roofing systems. Firestone products are known as durable and long-lasting products.
1978 the year Duro-Last was created. The creator of Duro-Last roofing used his experience using pool liners to create the largest pre-fabricated roofing system. To solve the pressing roofing issues John Burt believed if he eliminated labor errors there'd be less leaks. Today, all Duro-Last roofs are manufactured in-house and are built under ideal conditions. Installation time decreases because of the roof getting prebuilt. Duro-Last is now the world's largest manufacturer for prefabricated roofs.
Poly Glass was a European roofing contracting business since 1960s. Polyglass emerged as a leading innovator in modified bitumen roofing membranes throughout the United States since the 20th century. Poly Glass created their self-adhered membrane during the 20th century, which led to their success in North America.
James Hardie founded the company a 100 years ago. He started his company in Australia by trading oil and skins. James Hardie sold his business and it wasn't until 1980's that their famous fiber-cement product Hardie board was created. Originally developed and manufactured in Australia, until industry demand increased. Today JamesHardie only produces their famous Fiber-cement boards and they're manufactured throughout the world.
John Mansville has a rich history throughout the roofing industry. The company first produced shingles 150 years ago and now is a Berkshire Hathaway company. Began producing shingles and today manufacture premium building materials for industrial and commercial usage. Production takes place throughout North America, Europe, and China.
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