HISTORY

History

The Ray Nolan Roofing Co. was founded on June 1, 1957 by Raymond E. Nolan.  Ray Nolan graduated Cum Laude from Notre Dame with a Bachelors of Science in Commerce.  Upon graduation, Ray Nolan launched the Company and shortly thereafter brought his bother-in-law, John Patrick Murphy, onboard as Vice-President.

Initially the Company specialized in hot applied built-up roofing on new construction.  As the Ray Nolan Roofing Co. evolved we kept pace with the technological innovations.  Our Company began to add additional services, making sure we brought onboard only the best field experts.  The evolving Management Team expanded our commercial offerings into hot applied built up roof systems, 2-ply modified bitumen systems, all of the single ply technologies, and liquid applied roof systems.

The Ray Nolan Roofing Co. made a bold move in the roofing industry and brought on board Patrick D. Murphy, a Registered Architect and son of John Patrick Murphy, in 1982 and added a second Registered Architect in 2005.  We are the only roofing company in the state of Kentucky to offer quality control and design options through in-house Registered Architects.  Our Architects are also certified Green Roof Professionals through Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.

The Company expanded its Residential Division for slate, tile, and shingle roof systems to include a 24/7 emergency service repair crew and a sheet metal shop.  The Division Leader who spearheaded the growth has over 25 years of experience.   This expansion enabled us to do all metal work (including gutters, downspouts, and roof projections) in house from manufacturing to installation and better meet our customers’ needs.

Raymond E. Nolan was one of the original founders of the Kentucky Roofing Contractors Association in 1964.  Patrick D. Murphy, AIA, our current Company President, has previously served three terms president of the KRCA.  In addition, three other Ray Nolan Roofing Co. staff members have served as past President as well.

Our experienced team offers services in all aspects of the roof construction industry.  We offer our customers in both residential and commercial construction the following solutions:

Roof problem analysis
Infrared roof scan
Architectural roof design solutions
Roof Management Programs
Roof restoration
Roof recovery
Roof replacement
Residential roof services and repair
Architectural sheet metal and components
Our in-house staff fulfills the role of the Prime Contractor and coordinates the following subcontracting trades in a seamless delivery process to the customer:

Masonry and stone work
Doors and windows
EIFS (External Insulation Finish Systems)
Chimney and chimney caps
Mechanical
Electrical
Iron work
Structural

The Ray Nolan Roofing Co. is very proud of our well earned history.  Our staff stands ready to serve.  We welcome the opportunity to engage with you to resolve your roof related problems and provide cost effective,  long term solutions for moisture infiltration issues.

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