CentiMark Corporation became the first commercial roofing and flooring contractor in North America to achieve more than $1 billion in sales through organic growth.
CentiMark was founded in 1968 by Edward B. Dunlap, now chairman. First year sales for the company were $98,500. Sales achievements were $1 million in 1974, $10 million in 1984, $100 million in 1994, $500 million in 2012, $800 million in 2020 and $1 billion in 2021.
“When we changed the company name to CentiMark in 1987, ‘Centi’ represented one hundred—and, that was my goal—$100 million in sales,” Dunlap said. “I always knew that we could ultimately achieve $1 billion in sales and become the first roofing and flooring contractor to reach that marker. After we sold $100 million in 1994, we proudly achieved the billion-dollar goal 27 years later.
“I have to thank my son, Tim Dunlap [president and CEO], for his leadership of the company since 2003. I am grateful to all CentiMark associates, vendors and customers who have worked hard and supported our business for 53 years. CentiMark associates are dedicated, hard-working and loyal. And, we have the best salesforce in any industry.”
“We are so proud of this unparalleled achievement. Since I was eight years old, I watched my dad build this company and he not only achieved but exceeded all of his goals and dreams," Tim Dunlap added. "Not many companies have had the opportunity to transform the commercial roofing and flooring industries as profoundly as CentiMark.
“When we redesigned CentiMark’s logo 19 years ago, we incorporated a subtle reminder of our next goal. The capital M with the double lines above represents the Roman numeral for one billion. Our CentiMark associates have been motivated by that message to achieve, as represented in our logo," he continued.
“CentiMark attracts and retains the best and brightest people in the roofing and flooring industries. We’re a family-owned company and our associates are part owners through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) established in 1988 to reward associates for their dedication and hard work. Our roofers are recognized nationally by the National Roofing Contractor Association (NRCA) for their safety initiatives, customer service, quality workmanship and community engagement,” he concluded.
CentiMark’s growth over the past seven decades is a result of organic geographical expansion of office locations, starting with the first office in Pittsburgh to 95 offices throughout North America.
In 2021, CentiMark Corporation and CentiMark Foundation donated to numerous non-profit organizations throughout North America including Dunlap Family Outpatient Center, St. Clair Health, Pittsburgh; Dunlap Family Athletic & Convocation Center, St. Vincent’s College, Latrobe, Pennsylvania; Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh; Make-A-Wish; Ronald McDonald House Charities; The Salvation Army; The Red Cross; Goodwill Industries; local food banks, homeless shelters and domestic violence programs; veterans organizations; senior citizens programs; animal humane societies; student scholarships; and school supplies and backpacks for students.
“We’ve worked hard to achieve our goal of $1 billion in sales,” Tim Dunlap said. “Almost every sales associate at CentiMark has learned how to sell roofing and flooring from the ultimate salesman—my dad, Ed Dunlap. "Our success is driven by him and all of the hard work of our CentiMark associates over the years. CentiMark looks forward to our continued growth providing solutions for our customers’ roofing and flooring needs, partnering with vendors who are leaders in their disciplines and attracting and retaining the best associates.”