Raising the Roof for CentiMark’s 50th Anniversary
April 19, 2018 is a celebratory day at CentiMark Corporation, Canonsburg, PA. It’s the 50th anniversary of the day that Chairman and CEO Edward B. Dunlap founded a small janitorial supply company, Northern Chemical Company, that eventually became CentiMark - the largest commercial roofing and flooring contractor in North America.
On behalf of Ed Dunlap (Chairman and CEO), Tim Dunlap (President and COO) and all of our CentiMark associates, thank you to all of our customers for your business. It’s because of you and our dedicated, hard-working associates that we have attained our success. We are proud to work on your roofs and floors. We value you - we offer value to you - and we take great pride in our safety, workmanship, quality materials, warranties and customer service.
50 Years of CentiMark Trivia:• After a $1,000 investment in his company in 1968, Ed Dunlap had first year sales of $98,500. By 1974, CentiMark had $1 million in sales. Now, 44 years after that $1 million sales year, we had 28 roofing projects in 2017 that each exceeded $1 million!
• In 1984, CentiMark had $10 million in sales and, by 1994, $100 million in sales. What happened during that ten year period that were game changers for CentiMark’s growth and success? Ed Dunlap and CentiMark made their “Mark” on the roofing industry with the introduction of a new EPDM rubber roofing product offering and the company started a National Accounts program that was also the first in the construction industry. In addition, CentiMark’s “Mark” in the roofing and flooring industry from the 1970s and 1980s included: Single Source Warranties, 800-toll free customer service numbers, telemarketing and geographic expansion.
• Today, CentiMark’s “Mark” continues with all of the above offerings as well as our expansive customer service program, separate crews trained for re-roofing production and for roof repair service, comprehensive flooring services including online products for do-it-yourself and technology for customers to review all aspects of their roofing and flooring assets from their electronic devices. We have 85 local offices in North America and 3,500 associates to meet the needs of our customers.
• In 2017, we completed 6,000 roofing jobs - that’s 83,437,480 square feet of roofing installed. We completed 41,000 non-warranted roofing repairs and documented over 477,000 roof defects/repairs that we identified with over 300,000 photos! We have over 4,000 National Account customers who use our customer portal - MyCentiMark.com - to access their roofing/flooring information.
Roofing and flooring is our business. We take great pride in our work and value our customers, vendors and associates. We appreciate your business, support and contribution to our 50 years of success in the roofing and flooring industry. We share this success with you, and we look forward to working for you as we achieve our next goal of $1 billion in sales!