Announcing the passing of Edward B. Dunlap, CentiMark's Founder and Chairman.
CentiMark has lost our founder - a true visionary. The world has lost a kind and caring person. All of us who have had the pleasure to work with Mr. Dunlap have lost an inspiring leader. He leaves behind a company that only he could have built from the basement of his home - turning a $1,000 investment into a billion dollar corporation. Ed Dunlap’s entrepreneurial spirit and tireless drive will forever be the very essence of CentiMark Corporation. He celebrated with us in December 2021 as we achieved our billion dollar sales goal and he will be with us in spirit as we achieve future goals for CentiMark.
When Mr. D had challenges as he grew CentiMark over the years, he read Norman Vincent Peale's The Power of Positive Thinking. He read this quote numerous times: “I place this day, my life, my loved ones, and my work in the Lord’s hands. There is no harm in the Lord’s hands, only good. Whatever happens, whatever results, if I am in the Lord’s hands and if it is the Lord’s will, it is good.”
Today, we are grief-stricken with the death of our leader. Let’s honor his memory by dedicating ourselves and continuing to support Timothy M. Dunlap, our President & CEO, as he honors his Father’s legacy by pursuing the vision he had for his company, associates and clients that he loved so much.
Sympathy cards can be mailed to:
Mrs. Anna Dunlap and the Dunlap Family, CentiMark Corporation,
12 Grandview Circle, Canonsburg, PA 15317
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Memorial contributions to:
Coast Guard Foundation | Attn: Edward B. Dunlap Memorial Fund | 394 Taugwonk Road, Storington, CT 06378.
Make A Wish Greater Pittsburgh & WV | Attn: Edward B. Dunlap Memorial Fund | The Gulf Tower, 707 Grant Street, 37th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital | Attn: Edward B. Dunlap Memorial Fund | 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
Viewing: Saturday, July 30, 2022 and Sunday, July 31, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at William Slater II Funeral Services, 1650 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. 412-563-2800.
Mass of Catholic Burial: Monday, August 1, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. St. Louise de Marillac Catholic Church, 320 McMurray Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241. 412-831-1010
Cemetery: Immediately following Mass. Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum, 2900 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317. 724-941-7601
"CentiMark founder Edward Dunlap Jr. remembered as mentor, philanthropist" by Shirley McMarlin | Tribune-Review
"Dunlap 'always looking to help someone' by Karen Mansfield | Observer-Reporter
"Businessman Edward Dunlap, co-owner of LeMont on Mount Washington, dies at 83" | Pittsburgh's Action News
"Roofing Obituary: CentiMark Founder, Chairman Edward B. Dunlap" | Roofing Contractor
"Obituary: Edward B. Dunlap Jr. | Founder of CentiMark, owner of LeMont Restaurant" | by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
KDKA-AM - Marty Griffin Tribute to Ed Dunlap - Tue Jul 26 2022
KDKA-AM - Larry Richert Tribute to Ed Dunlap - Tue Jul 26 2022
First in the Commercial Roofing & Flooring Industries
CANONSBURG, PA -- On December 20, 2021, CentiMark Corporation achieved a very important milestone - the first commercial roofing and flooring contractor in North America to achieve over $1 billion in sales through organic growth. How did we get to this exciting point in our company's history? Through dedication to our customers, attention to detail, constant innovation and treating every associate like family. Learn more about our vision and history in this quick video.
CentiMark was founded in 1968 by Edward B. Dunlap, now Chairman. First year sales for the company was $98,500. Sales achievements were $1 million in 1974, $10 million in 1984, $100 million in 1994, $500 million in 2012, $800 million in 2020 and $1 billion in 2021.
“When we changed the company name to CentiMark in 1987, ‘Centi’ represented one hundred - and, that was my goal - $100 million in sales,” remembers Ed Dunlap. “I always knew that we could ultimately achieve $1 billion dollars in sales and become the first roofing and flooring contractor to reach that marker. After we sold $100 million in 1994, we proudly achieved the billion dollar goal 27 years later.”
Dunlap continues, “I have to thank my son, Tim Dunlap [President & CEO], for his leadership of the company since 2003. I am grateful to all CentiMark associates, vendors and customers who have worked hard and supported our business for 53 years. CentiMark associates are dedicated, hard working and loyal. And, we have the best salesforce in any industry.”
“We are so proud of this unparalleled achievement. Since I was eight years old, I watched my Dad [Ed Dunlap] build this company and he not only achieved but exceeded all of his goals and dreams. Not many companies have had the opportunity to transform the commercial roofing and flooring industries as profoundly as CentiMark,” adds Tim Dunlap. “When we redesigned CentiMark’s logo nineteen years ago, we incorporated a subtle reminder of our next goal. The capital M with the double lines above represents the Roman numeral for one billion. Our CentiMark associates have been motivated by that message to achieve, as represented in our logo.”
“CentiMark attracts and retains the best and brightest people in the roofing and flooring industries. We’re a family-owned company and our associates are part owners through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) established in 1988 to reward associates for their dedication and hard work. Our roofers are recognized nationally by the National Roofing Contractor Association (NRCA) for their safety initiatives, customer service, quality workmanship and community engagement,” continues Tim Dunlap.
CentiMark’s growth over the past seven decades is a result of organic geographical expansion of office locations, starting with the first office in Pittsburgh, PA, to 95 offices throughout North America. CentiMark’s ‘Mark’ in the roofing industry has been a Single Source Warranty for workmanship and materials, a formidable National Accounts Program, an exceptional regional salesforce, a technology driven customer service program with 24/7 emergency roof leak service, distinct crews for reroofing and roof leak service and an innovative commercial flooring division, QuestMark, featuring polished concrete, urethanes, coatings and resurfacers.
While roofing and flooring is our business, giving back to the community is our commitment, responsibility and privilege. CentiMark and The Dunlap Family are well known for their philanthropy; CentiMark associates volunteer in their respective communities throughout North America. CentiMark’s financial success has enabled the company to enhance these efforts.
In 2021, CentiMark Corporation and CentiMark Foundation donated to numerous non-profit organizations throughout North America including: Dunlap Family Outpatient Center, St. Clair Health, Pittsburgh, PA; Dunlap Family Athletic & Convocation Center, St. Vincent’s College, Latrobe, PA; Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh; Make-A-Wish; Ronald McDonald House Charities; The Salvation Army; The Red Cross; Goodwill Industries; local food banks, homeless shelters and domestic violence programs; veterans organizations; senior citizens programs; animal humane societies; student scholarships; and school supplies and backpacks for students.
“We’ve worked hard to achieve our goal of $1 billion dollars in sales,” concludes Tim Dunlap. “Almost every sales associate at CentiMark has learned how to sell roofing and flooring from the ultimate salesman - my Dad, Ed Dunlap. Our success is driven by him and all of the hard work of our CentiMark associates over the years. CentiMark looks forward to our continued growth providing solutions for our customers’ roofing and flooring needs, partnering with vendors who are leaders in their disciplines and attracting and retaining the best associates.”
About CentiMark & QuestMark
CentiMark currently has 95 offices and over 3,500 associates throughout North America. CentiMark specializes in reroofing (TPO, EPDM, foam, metal and coatings) and offers roofing services featuring: roof repairs, 24/7 emergency leak service, severe weather response, preventative maintenance, energy efficient options, roof evaluation services and warranties on workmanship and materials. QuestMark, a division of CentiMark Corporation, installs polished concrete, urethanes, coatings and resurfacers along with floor repairs and maintenance in addition to traffic solutions for parking lots, parking decks and sidewalks. Corporate headquarters are located at Southpointe in Canonsburg, PA. To learn more, visit our websites at: www.CentiMark.com. www.CentiMarkLtd.ca www.QuestMarkFlooring.com