D & D Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc. is celebrating its 40th Anniversary! Its story is one of true success in the American spirit of the entrepreneur. Ken Dillon, a Reno native, learned the trade by working at night loading roofing trucks for his father-in-law at Yancey Company, while attending the University of Nevada.
Ken would go on to graduate and he opened his own roofing business in 1977. D&D Contractors opened with a one room office and a yard in an abandoned dairy barn. Two people worked in the office and five in the field. There was one truck and one asphalt kettle. Reno had several well-established roofing businesses, and D & D knew it would not be easy getting a new business started. As it turned out, they were armed with what it would take to make the company a success. Ken’s tireless efforts consumed all of his time. His time and hard work has paid off with D & D now Nevada’s leading roofing business.
D & D added sheet metal operations in 1987 with the acquisition of Gallagher Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning. Gallagher began in Winnemucca, dating back some 40 years with the best equipped custom sheet metal shops in Nevada. D&D Contractors became D & D Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc. in 1992. D&D is the only roofing contractor in Northern Nevada with a full service custom sheet metal shop. Most shops subcontract with separate companies for these services. If there is a problem, that is when the finger pointing starts. With D & D you have only one telephone call to make.
In all, D & D Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc. holds seven Contractors Licenses in Nevada, California and Utah and obtained an Asbestos Abatement license in 1989.
D & D Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc. expanded to the residential marketplace in 1997, when it acquired the assets of Van Dyne and Sons Roofing.
Carson City’s most respected firm, Don James Roofing Company was acquired in 2002. The company serves the bustling Carson, Dayton, Gardnerville, and Minden area.
D & D Roofing has over 25, 000 square-feet of office and warehouse space in Northern Nevada, with a one acre preparation and storage yard. D & D Roofing employs over 125 people and has 70+ full-time company trucks. In 2002, D&D became an ESOP (Employee Stock Option Program) company, and is proud to say that, today, we are 100% employee owned.
D & D Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc. has been named to the Top One Hundred roofing companies in the United States by RSI (Roofing-Siding insulation) Magazine.
Ken Dillon and D & D Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc. believes in giving back to the community, and has supported many charitable organizations. D & D Roofing has donated labor and material to countless groups such as:
- Mount Rose School
- Old Huffaker School
- Habitat for Humanity
- Fourth Street Youth Center
- Public television
- Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission
- Trinity Church
- Children’s Cabinet
- Junior Achievements
- many more needy organizations