Beacon Roofing Supply was established in 1928 in Charlestown, Massachusetts as Beacon Sales Company. The company originally distributed materials for commercial roofing.
In the 1980’s the company went through a period of growth, expanding into residential roofing and opening new branches across the United States.
Today Beacon Roofing Supply is one of the largest roofing materials distributors in North America, operating 13 regional companies with 270 branches in 42 U.S. states and six Canadian provinces. The company distributes 11,000 products to 48,000 customers.
Beacon Roofing Supply trades publicly on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol BECN, is a member of the Russell 2000, is #906 in the Fortune 1000, has 3,200 employees, and had $2.37 billion in revenue in 2014.