Empire Roofing was established in 1986 by brothers Ken and Gary Gascoigne in Windsor, Ontario, marking the continuation of a longstanding family legacy in the roofing industry. The roots of their involvement in roofing can be traced back to 1929 when their grandfather founded Meikar Roofing, a business that significantly contributed to their collective expertise. Ken, now serving as our esteemed President and Owner, began his professional journey in the field by contributing to his grandfather’s business. Drawing from this valuable experience, he transitioned into undertaking independent contract work. Eventually, the synergy between Ken and his brother Gary culminated in the founding of Empire Roofing, where they leveraged their individual strengths to forge a successful venture in the roofing domain.
At Empire Roofing, our core values of honesty, integrity, and an unwavering commitment to customer service have consistently steered our operations. Each member of the Empire team is dedicated to delivering exceptional work, driven by a proactive incentive structure. We prioritize continuous professional development through mandatory training programs and conduct both scheduled and unscheduled onsite job inspections to uphold the highest standards of safety and performance.
Our strategic business model has facilitated significant growth, including the pivotal acquisition of ProCon Roofing in North Carolina. This strategic move has empowered us to extend our operations into the United States. Today, with a team of hundreds of skilled employees, both Empire and ProCon maintain enduring relationships with customers and suppliers that have remained since our inception, a testament to the enduring quality of our services.
Empire Roofing specializes in commercial/industrial flat roofing projects from 1,000 – 1,000,000sq.ft., offering:
Top single ply, green and environmentally friendly roof installers in Canada
Although best known for tires, many people do not realize that Firestone is one of the largest roofing manufacturers in the world. Empire Roofing Corporation has been a Firestone Master Contractor since 2009 and is the largest installer of Firestone building products in Canada (top 15 in America). There are 250 master contractors in the world and we are #1 of only 8 in Canada.
We’re extremely proud to have been presented with the commercial roofing industry’s most notable awards such as Platinum Master Contractor, Inner Circle of Quality Award and the Harvey Firestone Award.