When Bob Neumann opened Erie Materials in 1973, he started out with a single building in Syracuse, an old truck, a forklift and three employees. Over the years, the company has strategically expanded throughout much of New York State and northern Pennsylvania. We now have nine locations, more than 350 employees, a fleet of vehicles and an advanced distribution system. Much of our growth has been driven by our customers' needs. When contractors request new products, we consider them for our line. When our sales become too strong in a location to be well served by an existing branch, we establish a new one. Despite all the changes over the years, Erie Materials continues to be guided by Mr. Neumann's simple philosophy: Offer contractors quality products at a competitive price and provide the best service possible. It's the "best service" part that distinguishes us most from our competitors. That is why we train our sales staff to help contractors not only select products but advise
Bill and Fred Van Derhoof started the business in 1939. In 1975 Bill Jr. took over and grew the company considerably. Today Chip Van Derhoof is third generation and the company employs approximately 50 people. 2019 marks Van Derhoof Roofing's 80th year serving the central New York community. We are the proven leader in roofing in central New York.