Canfield, Ohio-based Sky Roofing broke ground on a new $1.2 million, 18,000-square-foot office building in front of its current location on W. Western Reserve Road on Monday, citing its growth in the commercial and residential roofing industry. 

As first reported in Youngstown, Ohio’s The Business Journal, Sky Roofing, founded by Matt and Jean Estephan, is less than 25 years old and has grown tremendously. The company has regional offices in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio.

“[Matt] had this dream … about producing a larger building to house our employees for a very long time; We’re right now doubling up inside,” Jean Estephan, the company’s CFO, told The Business Journal. “So he wanted to expand that and also allow us to expand our markets as business and grow a little bit further in the community.”

Matt Estephan mentioned that this will be his fourth location in the Mahoning Valley, including his basement. Over the years, the company has relocated from Market Street to McClurg Road and Western Reserve Road. The new building will be constructed in front of the current location.

Following the groundbreaking, Jean Estephan said they hoped to have the shell of the building done by December; construction will be handled by 4Sky Construction, also owned by Matt Estephan, the paper reported. Sky Roofing has approximately 30 full-time employees.

Gene Washington, the company's president and a longtime friend of Matt Estephan, said that Sky Roofing has simply outgrown its space and needs to add employees.

“We’ve had goals that we’ve been able to set before ourselves, and we’ve met those goals,” Washington said. “And so we continue to set goals and grow, and fortunately, we’ve been blessed to be able to do that with the wonderful customers that we’ve had.” 

Washington stated that the new building will provide more space for employees and enable the company to fabricate its sheet metal rather than outsourcing. As more homeowners choose sheet metal roofs for their durability and color variety, Washington believes this market will remain part of the company's offerings.

Jean Estephan said solar installations are another area the company is currently training.

“I’m excited. … [It will] be a beautiful facility,” Jean Estephan said. “We do a lot of company functions outside the office, and now it will allow us to do them in the office … and I think, overall, it’s going to be a good concept for us.”

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