Grand Valley Roofing & Coatings Inc. was established in 1999 under the name of Triple D Roofing, which had started out as a residential slope and small flat roofing installer. The company soon started to build a solid reputation in the local market and began to expand into the commercial, institutional and light industrial markets. In 2005, the company decided to change to the present name of Grand Valley Roofing & Coatings Inc.
Strategically located in Cambridge, ON, we have established a strong, industry trained and steady core of professionals to promptly service an approximate radius of 200 kilometers from our base. Our staff is certified in the methods of application of all major roofing systems by various roof product manufacturers and we are able to provide the best warranties available in the industry today. We are committed to providing a safe work environment for, not only ourselves, but all the parameters we work within. We are also WSIB-certified, bonded and carry $5 million dollar liability insurance.
Giving Back to the Community
Ontario Industrial Roofing Contractors Association (OIRCA) Comes to the Rescue…Before and after the Arson!
Reprinted from OIRCA's Member Bulletin: 2019-09, November 27, 2019
Just imagine a charitable foundation that acquires a new facility in Cambridge Ontario to help those in the community with addiction problems. They plan a major renovation which includes adding a second floor to their new building. Of course, they are going to need a new roof, but their budget is tight, and they are looking for support. Sounds like a perfect candidate for Rooftop Rescue.
And so, the OIRCA Foundation leaps into action. We find a local member willing to donate the labour and a member who is prepared to contribute the materials. The roof is a steep sloped shingle roof, but it is December, so winter is fast approaching. We decide to close the building in with an ice and watershield membrane with the intent of installing the shingles the following spring. Phase one of the roof gets completed meaning the inside trades can move into the building.
Spring 2019 arrives and OIRCA Active Member Grand Valley Roofing & Coatings Inc. of Cambridge is getting ready to start the application of the shingles on the House of Friendship’s new facility. It’s May 1, 2019 and word spreads quickly. At approximately 3:30 a.m. that morning there is a fire at the construction site. It is serious.
“This is difficult news to wake up to, particularly during a time when addiction treatment is desperately needed for so many individuals and families in the Waterloo region” said House of Friendship Executive Director John Neufeld in a statement”.
The damage is estimated at over $500,000.00. The project is stalled then word surfaces that a criminal investigation is underway. Ultimately it is determined that the fire was deliberately set. The planned July opening is now not possible.
“We are already hearing from community partners, individuals and businesses who want to make contributions to the project in the aftermath of this fire, and we are eternally grateful for that barn-raising attitude that the Waterloo region is known for,” says Neufeld the day after the fire. “It’s what sets us apart from other communities. We are determined to get this done as soon as possible.”
Fast forward to October and Grand Valley Roofing is back on site and the shingling is expected to be complete by the end of the month. OIRCA Associate Member IKO Industries Ltd. of Brampton Ontario graciously agreed to provide the underlayment membrane and the shingles. Rooftop Rescue provided the roofing accessories to complete the installation.
The House of Friendship has been providing Addiction Treatment in the Waterloo Region since 1975. They have served community members from the Region and across Ontario with a range of services by helping more than 42,000 individuals each year who need food, housing, community resources or addiction treatment. Their new facility in Cambridge will provide residential addiction and day treatment services.
Don Marks, Executive Director of Rooftop Rescue remarked, “It is particularly rewarding to support an organization such as the House of Friendship. They have been servicing their community for 80 years, 44 years of that focusing on addiction treatment for adults.”
“At the OIRCA our vision and mission isn’t so altruistic; we just build quality roofs. Through Rooftop Rescue though we can use those talents to protect those in need by putting a roof over their head. Which when you think about it is rather primary to the health of any community.”
“And how fortunate that Grand Valley Roofing, a Cambridge based company, stepped up to support this important project in their own community. Also, IKO Industries a philanthropic company in their own right, supporting the industry they benefit from is a testament to their core values”, commented Marks.
While little news about the arson has been reported, the project is expected to be completed by the spring or early summer of 2020. The House of Friendship is looking forward to the day when they will be able to offer addiction treatment services for men and women throughout Waterloo Region at their new location.
To learn about The Rooftop Rescue Foundation, click on the graphics below.
To Learn more about the House of Friendshp, click on the graphic below.
Our Administration Staff
Our Founder and President has 37 years of experience in the roofing industry. As an owner - operator, he takes a personal interest in the high quality of all of our work.
Jeff has 26 years of experience in the roofing industry, specializing in industrial and commercial roofing. Like Mr. Kelly, Jeff Covey is an owner - operator and guarantees the quality of our finished projects.
Jeff has over 38 years’ experience in the construction industry, including over 28 years in the roofing industry. As a previous owner/builder of several companies and with experience in all forms of flat roofing, Jeff has learned how to "Keep a customer for life."
Estimator & Sales
Mike brings over 30 years of roofing experience as a roofer, technical representative, trainer and inspector. Mike also brings a wealth of knowledge in preventative maintenance, energy efficient roofing and Green Roofs.
Our Office Support Staff
Grand Valley Roofing & Coating Inc.'s goal is to ensure the customer receives the best possible quality roof at a competitive price and that it is completed in a timely fashion.
About Our Warranty
As a member of the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA), Grand Valley Roofing and Coatings Inc. provides building owners the assurance that their roof was installed with high-quality workmanship.
This warranty provides the following workmanship protection for two years:
The roofing application has been performed in compliance with approved plans, specifications, and changes. Grand Valley Roofing will repair, at no expense to the owner, any deficiencies that are a result of workmanship issues
Note: No roofing warranty covers "acts of God" such as ice storms or high winds. Therefore, it is important that the building owner carry insurance for these instances. Also, the manufacture may provide a warranty on the material used on the roofing installation. However, these often do not include the labour or metal work.
Grand Valley Roofing & Coatings Inc. invests a great deal of time and energy to ensure all our employees have the training necessary to work in a safe manner. We fully comply with the federal, provincial and local legislation. As well, we have developed our own health and safety policies. Working in high places necessitates that all employees know and follow accident prevention policies and procedures, emergence procedures and proper reporting.
The program integrates the strengths of our previous voluntary programs (Small Business, Workwell and Safety Groups) into a single health and safety program with more service and delivery options, as well as rebates and recognition, for workplaces. The program connects businesses of all sizes with WSIB-approved providers to help them develop a program that is suitable for their business. It’s designed as a roadmap for employers, taking them from awareness of health and safety laws to developing a complete program or management system based on best practices in health and safety. (WSIB Web Site)
In addition, GV Roofing’s Health and Safety policies include:
Working at Heights Training
Personal Protection Equipment
Procedures for Accident Investigation, Workplace Safety and Return to Work Procedures
Proper Training in Lifting Devices and Roofing Equipment
Workers Health & Safety Awareness
WHIMS (including 2015)
First Aid Training
Joint Health & Safety Training