Our Company From Birth to Tomorrow
Formed in 1960, our company Empire Roofing was created by Albert Martin. Al as everyone calls him, raised seven children while working on and off the roofs of Billings and the surrounding areas. Al is now in his eighties and continues to drop by the shop periodically to bend some metal and shoot the breeze with workers.
Everett Martin, Al’s second youngest son, started working on the roof at the age of 10 helping to carry hot buckets of asphalt to workers on numerous projects during the summer. Everett starting working on the roof full time at the age of 18. He quickly advanced himself through the ranks on the roof and before he was 30 he was a part owner in the company.
In 1994 Everett took over Empire Roofing with his father Al still helping with day to day activities and bending metal in the shop. Everett quickly advanced Empire Roofing into the modern age of roofing, by recognizing that single ply membranes and standing seam metal roofing were the future. Everett quickly started to see that the single ply membranes on the market needed to go through many generations of advancement to reach the level that they are today in terms of performance.
Everett has over 30 years of experience with Burke Hypalon and various EPDMs, the PVCs and TPOs on the market today he has also seen advance from their infancy. He now has over 40 years of on roof experience and is regularly contacted by architects and engineers to help consult on roof designs and problems.
Jake Martin, Everett’s son, started to work in the metal shop during high school after school and sports practice with Al to help build metal for projects. Jake went from the metal shop to working on various projects as a laborer to now working in the office and on the roof. Jake now works full time with Empire Roofing after earning his degree in Construction Engineering from Montana State University.
Michael Enderson joined the company in the winter of 2008. Michael’s previous careers were in the general contractor field. He previously worked for McCarthy in Pheonix, Arizona and Fisher Construction right here in Billings, Montana. Michael has proven to be a valuable asset to both Empire Roofing and the general contractors on projects. Michael handles much of the estimating in the office and also performs many project supervisor duties.
PRIDE IN OUR WORK
For over 60 years, Empire Roofing has been committed to excellence and quality. Our reputation precedes us, and we take pride in continuing our company’s mission to provide cutting-edge products, quality workmanship, prompt response times, and an outstanding finished project. Empire Roofing has received numerous awards from manufacturers over the years. Empire Roofing is a factory-certified GAF Master Elite TM Roofer – something only the top 3% of roofers in the country can claim. And most recently, Empire Roofing was awarded a Versico Award for 20 years of service, and a Firestone Partner in Quality award.
EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY & SERVICE
Our goal is simple: 100% customer satisfaction. Our approach is to offer cost effective and timely solutions to all our customers' roofing issues, while placing an emphasis on quality.
We use only the highest quality materials in the business. By combining great materials with our highly trained workforce, we are able to offer a final product that is second to none.
Integrity is the foundation of our company; it's the principal that governs everything we do. We build relationships based on trust, while keeping our high moral and ethical standards as the bedrock of Empire Roofing.
WARRANTIES & GUARANTEES
Empire Roofing offers various levels of warranties depending on what is requested or required by the project.
NDL full system warranties by all major manufacturers:
An NDL full system warranty means that because of Empire Roofing’s workmanship, the manufacturer stands behind the project completely for the life of the warranty; the manufacturer will supply all materials and labor for issues that arise during the warranty period.
Watch out for companies that do not offer this level of warranty. They will be supplied material by the manufacturer but the building owner will be liable for the labor costs.
AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS
Empire Roofing has received numerous awards from manufacturers over the years. Empire Roofing is a factory-certified GAF Master Elite TM roofer – something only the top 3% of roofers in the country can claim. And most recently, Empire Roofing was awarded a Versico Award for 20 years of service, and a Firestone Partner in Quality award.
Jake Martin serves as Vice President to the Montana Roofing Association where his grandfather and father were both founding members, while Empire Roofing is a member of both the Western States Roofing Contractors Association and the National Roofing Contractors Association.