Growth at Sky Roofing Leads to New $1.2M Headquarters

CANFIELD, Ohio – Sky Roofing’s growth in the commercial and residential roofing industry has created the need for a new headquarters.

The company broke ground Monday on a $1.2 million, 18,000-square-foot office building in front of its current location at 5071 W. Western Reserve Road.

In less than 25 years since founding the company, Matt Estephan and his wife, Jean, have taken the idea started in a basement and built a company that has expanded with offices in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati.

“[Matt] had this dream for a very long time about producing a larger building to house our employees. We’re right now doubling up inside,” said Jean Estephan, CFO of Sky Roofing. “So he wanted to expand that and also allow us to expand our markets as business and grow a little bit further in the community.”

Gene Washington, a friend of Matt Estephan’s for more than 30 years, serves as president of the company.

“We’ve been working real hard with Sky Roofing to try to grow it. We’ve kind of outgrown our location here, so we’re really looking to expand and excited about this project.”

Washington said as they have needed to add employees, Sky Roofing has simply outgrown its space.

“We’ve had goals that we’ve been able to set before ourselves, and we’ve met those goals. And so we continue to set goals and grow and, fortunately, we’ve been blessed to be able to do that with our wonderful customers that we’ve had,” Washington said. “Because of that success, we’re now in a position where we can expand.”

When Washington joined the company, the space had two offices.

Matt Estephan said this is his fourth Mahoning Valley location, if you count his basement. The company has moved over the years from Market Street to McClurg Road and now Western Reserve Road. The new building will be built in front of the current building.

“This is the last location,” Estephan said.

The company has 30 full-time employees, but there are 40 during the peak of roofing season.

Washington said not only will the new building provide more space for employees, but it will provide room for the company to fabricate its own sheet metal instead of contracting it out. With more residential homeowners choosing sheet metal roofs, which gives them a wide selection of colors in durable roofing, Washington believes that market is going to remain as part of the products the company offers. 

An artist’s rendering of Sky Roofing’s new headquarters in Canfield.

In addition to residential projects, Sky Roofing also does commercial projects, including hotels and car dealerships.

“It’s always a good day when you can continue to grow your business and various aspects of it,” Washington said.

Jean Estephan said another area where the company is currently training is in solar installations.

“Ours actually look like shingles, and they will install just like a shingle. So they lay flush to the roof’s surface like a regular shingle would, and they diagram out the whole house as to what aspect, where the daylight will hit directly to get the best benefit for the customer,” she said.

Now that the groundbreaking is complete, she said they hope to have the shell of the building done by December. The building will be contracted by 4Sky Construction, which is also owned by Matt Estephan.

He said the construction project will mean the relocation of the row of fruit trees he planted five years ago in the front yard of the current location, and possibly a few chickens located on the side of it.

“I’m excited. … It’s going to be a beautiful facility,” Jean Estephan said. “It’s going to serve our employees. We do a lot of company functions outside the office, and now it will allow us to do them in the office. It will be better for our employees for getting equipment, any materials they need. And I think, overall, it’s going to be a good concept for us.”

Pictured at top: From left are Jean Estephan, CFO of Sky Roofing; Matt Estephan, owner of Sky Roofing; Ron Raubenstraw, account executive with iHeartMedia; Joe Fonto, vice president, commercial relationship manager with Premier Bank; and Gene Washington, president of Sky Roofing.

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