For four generations,
family-owned Riddiford Roofing Company has
installed, maintained and repaired roof
systems for large and small commercial,
industrial and institutional buildings.
A family commitment to quality in every
aspect of roofing has produced over 100
years of superior craftsmanship.
President and Chief Executive George Riddiford makes providing
exceptional roofing his goal every day.
But the story of Riddiford Roofing Company
begins long before George joined the ranks.
In 1901, George’s grandfather and
partner formed Murdock Roofing Company on
Chicago’s south side. Shortly after
the time that Mrs. O’Leary’s
cow was blamed for the Great Chicago Fire,
their roofing work helped to rebuild the
devastated city. They used a horse and pulley to hoist materials to workers on the roof. In a short time, George’s
father and his two brothers joined his grandfather,
growing the business enough to support four
George’s father then founded Riddiford
Roofing Company in 1964 with a dream of
working side by side with his son. George
worked at the company for his father every
summer as a roofer’s apprentice, learning
the business in the field before joining
the office after college. He married
in 1967, and his father passed away the
day after the wedding after a battle with
cancer. After much thought and soul searching,
George decided to stick it out and keep
the business and his father’s dream
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Since then, the company has seen tremendous
growth over the years. Many family members
have worked with and for George during this
time, including his mother, his wife Pat,
his brothers-in-law, his sons Joe and Chris,
and one of his nephews. The company’s
facilities and equipment have come a long
way from the days of horses and buckets.
The Arlington Heights office and shop continues to expand to meet
the growing needs of their customers. With
over 150 employees, Riddiford Roofing remains
one of the largest roofing companies in
Commercial roofing can be a difficult business
with heavy competition. George Riddiford,
his family, and his “family of employees”
work hard every day to ensure excellence.
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specializes in providing the best roofing
solution for your building’s needs.
From new construction applications to roof
replacements and repair, no roofing project
is too large or too small for the more than
150 trained professionals at Riddiford Roofing.
No two buildings are exactly the same and
no roofing application is perfect for all
buildings. Therefore, Riddiford Roofing
has extensive experience in all types of
roofing systems including:
• Hot and Cold-Applied Built-Up
• APP and SBS Modified Bitumen
• Asphalt and Coal Tar Pitch
• Odor-Free Roof Systems
• Green Roof Systems (Intensive and Extensive)
• IRMA (Inverted Roof Membrane Assembly)
• EPDM, PVC and TPO Single-Ply
• Liquid-Applied Membranes
• Architectural Sheet Metal Roofing
In addition to traditional roofing applications,
Riddiford Roofing can provide answers and
expertise to your unique problems.
Each crew is trained and certified in safe,
effective asbestos removal from existing
Phenolic Foam Remediation
Riddiford Roofing can treat and correct
the corrosive effects of Phenolic Foam Roof
Insulation (PFRI) over steel decking in
Aerial infrared scanning services are available
to detect moisture within roof systems.
This often results in cost-effective repairs
rather than total roof replacement.
Riddiford Roofing specialists work in conjunction
with professional roof consultants, architects
and manufacturer representatives to handle
all types of roof problems.
Emergency Leak Repair
Preventative maintenance, 24-hour emergency
leak repair and roof equipment installations
are just some of the services the Maintenance
Department provides. Click “here”
to learn more about these programs.
Innovative roofing solutions including helicopter usage.
Every aspect of Riddiford
Roofing is built on quality.
Riddiford employees are characterized by
a high degree of loyalty and low turnover
rates. The majority of the more than 150
field technicians and office staff have
been with the company well over five years;
many have over ten years and some over twenty
at the company.
Versatile and Flexible
The broad range of services that Riddiford
Roofing provides makes it one of the most
complete roofing contractors in the Midwest.
Constantly adapting to the changing work
environment, safety and code requirements,
any challenge will be handled with care
High Quality Equipment
Riddiford Roofing utilizes the most technologically
advanced equipment available. With longstanding
relationships with suppliers and manufacturers,
all projects incorporate top quality, proven
products and systems.
Clearly written contract warranties for
installations as well as manufacturers’
labor and material warranties are available.
Fully Licensed and
With a strong presence in the Midwest for
over a century, Riddiford Roofing is fully
licensed, bonded and carries complete insurance
coverage. An excellent safety record and
comprehensive Safety Program demonstrates
the level of commitment to providing a safe
environment for customers and employees.
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A customized and cost-effective
solution to any roofing application will
be made while never compromising quality
when you work with the professionals at
Riddiford Roofing Company.