Company History

Historical photo of Beacon and a fleet of trucks

Beacon’s journey from a small regional firm with 32 employees to a corporation with more than 500 locations and $7 billion in revenue started in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1928. From those early days to now, Beacon has been a trusted building materials supply partner for contractors and their businesses throughout North America.

Beacon Roofing Supply Canada Company emerged as a major distributor of roofing and building materials through the 1999 merger of two major distributors, Groupe Bédard and Exeltherm Supply. Beacon Roofing Supply Canada provides Beacon Roofing Supply with a history of roofing dating back to 1892. Today, there are 20 branches across Canada.

Beacon's acquisition timeline

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