Since 1904 CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry. Founded as the General Roofing Manufacturing Company, it has evolved into North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products. A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.
Today, as we have been in the past, and will continue to be in the future, we are committed to the responsible development of sustainable, system-based building solutions. Our Malvern, PA, headquarters itself is a living laboratory that allows us to showcase—and evaluate—the innovative products we offer, and the impact they have in a practical environment.
The adjacent Malvern Innovation Center is the research and development hub for CertainTeed Roofing, Insulation, and Ceilings. The MIC enables us to lead our industry in groundbreaking manufacturing and product innovation.
A New Idea
George M. Brown sees wood roofing shingles as a major contributor to building fires. He begins the search for a safer alternative. He establishes the General Roofing Manufacturing Company and perfects individual asphalt roofing shingles. His slogan: “Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed.”
A New Name
General Roofing Manufacturing Company changes its name to Certain-teed Products Corporation.
Investing in Expansion
Certain-teed is the world’s largest manufacturer of asphalt shingles. During the next six years, management spends $4 million to improve existing manufacturing facilities.
Certain-teed becomes a part of the Saint-Gobain family, increasing its potential for excellent service, innovation solutions, and a commitment to sustainability in construction.
CertainTeed introduces Grand Manor®, the first super-premium roofing shingle on the market and the first to offer a lifetime warranty.
Excellent Products—and Support
The Building Solutions® program offers building professionals a one-stop source for product education, sales, and marketing support.
A Brighter Future
CertainTeed’s 56th solar patent is granted.