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Runyon and Sons Roofing is a residential and commercial roofing contractor that specializes in all types of shingle roofs, flat roofs, metal roofs and roof repairs. Located in Mentor Ohio, they have been servicing Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, and Summit counties.

Clyde Runyon Sr. founded C & R Roofing in 1962. With one employee, and one truck, he began a residential roofing business that has grown rapidly over the past 50+ years. By the late 60’s the business employed a six man crew, three of whom were his eldest sons, working out of a two-car garage with two trucks. In July 1973, Clyde Runyon Sr. decided to change the company name to more closely reflect its organization, thus Runyon & Sons Roofing evolved.By the early 90’s the company grew to 30 full time employees. As the business became more substantial, so did the complexities. The roofing industry as a whole became exceedingly more challenging as the result of three specific issues: (1) New government regulations, specifically the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), (2) Rapidly changing technology affecting material composition, material fastening systems, manufacturer’s warranties, etc., (3) Economy inflation heavily influenced by the cost of petroleum and petroleum based products. It was during these years that only the strongest of companies survived.In the roofing business, as in every service business, there is only one factor that keeps companies in operation. That common factor is customer satisfaction. Customer satisfaction comes only from consistent quality and performance. Our quality and performance begins with the proposal and ends only when the roofing system reaches its specified effective life period.

On every business opportunity, it is our goal to be the favored supplier. We strive to be the lowest evaluated bidder on each occasion. However, because no two installations are identical, each installation must be evaluated for its unique requirements. Because our excellent reputation is our most valued asset, rarely will we be the low price alternative. As is the case in every industry, there are those suppliers that will sacrifice in the selection of materials, reduce workmanship standards and disregard warranty representations. We are not one of these contractors. Please recognize that a sizable portion of our business is the repair and replacement of inferior roofing systems installed by others.

Currently, our company employs about 40 skilled craftsmen as well as a full time office staff and sales team. Our crews specialize in residential and commercial roofing and we have four full time repair crews for your year ’round emergency needs. We are fully licensed, bonded and insured and are compliant with all Workers’ Compensation laws in the state of Ohio. We are proud to be one of the few GAF Master Elite Contractor’s in the United States as well as the 2003 recipient of the prestigious BBB Torch Award for Businesses of Integrity.

Clyde Runyon Sr. passed away in the fall of 2005, but was pleased to see his small, family-oriented business passed on into the hands of his 2 sons, Clyde Jr. and Tommy. The business has now grown into a multi-million dollar company that still recognizes customer satisfaction and quality as its number one goal.