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CentiMark, Ltd. Celebrates 25th Anniversary

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CANONSBURG, PA -- CentiMark Ltd., the Canadian subsidiary of CentiMark Corporation, celebrates its 25th anniversary on July 1, 2021. CentiMark Ltd. provides commercial roof repairs, reroofing and building envelope services with 11 offices in seven provinces and roofing partnerships in the remaining three provinces. CentiMark Ltd. is under the direction of Robert (Bob) Penney, Executive Vice President and Canadian Group Director. CentiMark Ltd. provides commercial roof repairs, reroofing and building envelope services with 11 offices in seven provinces and roofing partnerships in the remaining three provinces. CentiMark Ltd. also offers concrete flooring repairs, coatings and polished concrete. 

“I had a lunch meeting 25 years ago in Detroit, MI with Edward B. Dunlap, CentiMark Chairman, and several other CentiMark associates about my small roofing company,” remembers Bob Penney. “I thought we would discuss contracting service work and re-roofing in the Canadian market. Within five minutes, Ed Dunlap said ‘when are you joining CentiMark?’ I said: Well, if the price is right! Ed Dunlap turned to now retired CentiMark Executive Joe Urbanic and said; ‘Make it happen.’ I called my wife on the drive home and she asked how everything went and I said: I don’t know, but I think I just sold the company!”

“CentiMark’s now retired Northern Group Director Bob Rudzik and current Vice President of Service - Northern Group John Pallo were also a big part of the relationship that brought CentiMark and me together. When they came to see my equipment, it was March 1996 in Canada and everything was under snow. Bob Rudzik said: ‘I’ll take your word on the equipment’ and we signed the deal.”

“When we acquired Bob’s small roofing company to grow CentiMark’s footprint in Canada, the process went seamlessly,” states Ed Dunlap. “Then six months later, Bob called to ask: ‘Well, it's been six months since we closed on the sale of my company and I haven't heard from anyone, what should we be doing?’ We still laugh about that!”

“The growth in Canada under Bob Penney’s direction has been substantial,” states Timothy M. Dunlap, CentiMark President and CEO. “Over the past 25 years since CentiMark Ltd. became a subsidiary of CentiMark, the company has grown from $1.8 million in sales to over $40 million - with unprecedented growth potential driven by the 11 offices and customer share from National Accounts with locations in both the United States and Canada.”

“Even though we’re part of CentiMark Corporation, I still feel like this is my company,” adds Bob Penney. “I take great pride in CentiMark Ltd. and the roofing work that we perform. I thank the dedicated associates in our 11 offices who serve the re-roofing and roof service needs of our customers.” He adds, “We have had such success despite the uniqueness of our very large geography in Canada which is challenging for building customer relationships and with travel. I always remind people that Toronto, ON is 2,800 miles to Winnipeg, MB and another 1,500 miles to Vancouver, BC! The pandemic presented additional challenges since Canada had very strict business regulations and travel was restricted within our country and prohibited to the United States.”

CentiMark Ltd. offices are located in: Calgary, AB; St. Albert, AB; Burnaby, BC; Langley, BC; Winnipeg, MB; Moncton, NB; Dartmouth, NS; Barrie, ON; Kitchener, ON; Mississauga, ON; and Regina, SK.

Today, CentiMark, with its CentiMark Ltd. subsidiary, is the unparalleled leader in the commercial roofing industry with 95 offices throughout North America. CentiMark provides reroofing, roof repair service, preventative maintenance, warranty work, building envelope solutions and flooring.

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