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Announcing the passing of Edward B. Dunlap, CentiMark's Founder and Chairman. 

It’s with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the death of our Founder and Chairman Edward B. Dunlap, Jr. on  July 23, 2022. He died peacefully at his home after an extended illness, surrounded by his family.

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


Funeral Arrangements:

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



CentiMark History

CentiMark was founded

On April 19th, 1968, Edward B. Dunlap established a janitorial supply business in the basement of his home with $1,000 and one associate. He quickly realized that his customers also needed contractor services for their roofs and floors. That's when a janitorial supply company grew into a full-service commercial roofing and flooring contractor.

Our first $1M + in sales

Each decade brought a new financial milestone to us. In 1974, our team officially reached over $1M in sales thanks to our associates' hard work and dedication.

EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer or rubber)

As an entrepreneur, Ed Dunlap embraced new ideas to develop and grow the business. His willingness to utilize a new roofing membrane material called EPDM on the roofs in the 1970s became a game-changer for the growing company. In 1978, Steve Hecht sold the first EPDM [rubber] roofing job at St.Mary's High School, St.Mary's, PA.

$5M+ in sales

The family business is growing! By the end of 1980, CentiMark's team achieved over $5 million in annual sales and opened more offices across the country.

National Accounts Program

As we grew, our team realized the unique needs of our national customers. To serve them better, in 1983 we established a dedicated program that precisely addresses all challenges they may face when managing multiple facilities. Our dedicated solutions help national companies understand their property condition and make informed business decisions through lasting partnerships.

$10M+ in sales

Another milestone! Thanks to our dear customers, partners and associates, we proudly reached over $10 million in sales. What an exciting time for a family-owned company started in a basement!

$30M+ in sales

And we keep growing! More offices, a larger team, same dedication to customer service and industry innovation. In 1986, we achieved over $30 million in annual sales.

New name, same dedication.

In 1987, our team officially adopted the new name, CentiMark. “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.

Employee owned company

Our associates are our biggest strength. In 1988, we officially launched our Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) to thank our team and support their financial future.

$100M+ in sales

In 1994, with our exponential organic growth and dedication to trailblaze in the roofing industry, we achieved a monumental milestone of $100 million in annual sales. Thank you, everyone!

CentiMark, Ltd

In 1996, our Canadian subsidiary was established. Currently, CentiMark Ltd. provides commercial roof repairs, reroofing and building envelope services coast to coast throughout Canada.

Headquarters are now in Canonsburg, PA

In 1996, we also moved our headquarters to Canonsburg, PA. With more and more offices across North America, we are now ready to serve more and more businesses.

$200M+ in sales

New century, a new milestone! In 2000, CentiMark's team achieved over $200 million in annual sales across North America. Good job, everyone!


By 2002, our flooring business had grown so much! It was time to establish a dedicated commercial flooring division to help our customers with all their flooring needs, from cleaning to resurfacing.

Tim Dunlap appointed President

Tim Dunlap has been the President of CentiMark since January 1, 2003 and the CEO of CentiMark since February 2021. Tim’s youth and professional life paralleled the growth of CentiMark after his Dad founded the company in 1968 when he was eight years old. A young Tim Dunlap spent every weekend at his Dad’s side being educated in the business. He swept the warehouse, labeled cans for flooring products and, eventually, went on sales calls with his Dad. Father and son would have Saturday lunches together and discuss all the trials and tribulations of starting and growing a business.

$400M+ in sales

In 2004, CentiMark's team reached $400 million in sales. We are so grateful for our customers, vendors and, most of all, our dedicated associates. What an achievement!

Service Department

In 2008, our service teams grew into a dedicated Service Department. Their goal is to deliver unmatched care and attention to your roof and floors and earn your business for life.

$500M+ in sales

Halfway to the $1 billion in annual sales! Thank you for your continuous support and for trusting CentiMark with all your roofing and flooring needs.

$600M+ in sales

Just in three years after hitting the half-billion-dollar mark in sales, our team reached another milestone. We are grateful to our customers, partners and associates to allow Centimark to keep growing!

$700M+ in sales

In 2018, CentiMark's roofing and flooring sales reached over $700 million across North America.

$800M+ in sales

Despite unprecedented times of 2020, our team reached a fantastic milestone: $800 million in annual sales. CentiMark is now holding the title of the largest commercial roofing and flooring contractor in North America.

$1 billion in annual sales.

With all your support, we achieved a significant milestone in our growth. On December 20, 2021, we became the first commercial roofing and flooring contractor in North America to reach over $1 billion in sales through organic growth.