The Garland Company, Inc., an employee-owned roofing and building envelope systems manufacturer with headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, will celebrate 125 years in business in 2020, joining a small group of companies to achieve this milestone. Garland has been an innovative force in the roofing industry, developing numerous waterproofing technologies that have helped redefine performance expectations and set new standards.
Founded in 1895, the company’s humble beginnings began when Jacob B. Wise borrowed $100 from his brother to purchase Garland Refining Company, later renamed The Garland Company, Inc. The company moved to its present in 1919.
There have been several additions and renovations to the building over the last century to accommodate growth, but the original building is still operational.