A History of Building the Future

For over a century, we have been forging a path towards innovation.

1876

Jens Villadsen, a master carpenter specializing in roof repair, establishes Icopal, Standard’s first European flat roofing business

1886

Standard Paint Company founded

1892

Standard creates the first ready-to-lay asphalt roofing product, known as “Ruberoid”

1912

Standard introduces first individually cut asphalt shingles

1919

Standard’s European pitched roofing business founded as Redhill Tile Company, later renamed Braas Monier, produces the first concrete roof

1923

SGI commences its first mining operations in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania

1968

Siplast develops SBS modified bitumen roofing, a rubber-based technology with exceptional flexibility

2001

GAF’s TPO plant in Mt. Vernon, IN is built

2005

GAF introduces first energy efficient asphalt shingle

2006

GAF’s TPO plant in Gainesville, TX is built

2007

GAF acquires ElkCorp, a leading residential roofing manufacturer

2010

GAF introduces solar grade single-ply TPO membranes

2012

GAF offers first ever lifetime warranty on a full roofing system


ISO Statesboro, GA is built

2013

GAF ISO plant in Gainesville, TX is built

2014/15

GAF TPO/ISO plant in Cedar City, UT is built

2016

Standard acquires Icopal, a leading pan-European manufacturer of roofing and other waterproofing products

2016

SGI, a leading aggregates & mining company, joins the Standard family

2017

Standard acquires Braas Monier, a leading manufacturer and supplier of pitched roofing products in Europe, South Africa and parts of Asia

BMI Group, formed from the combination of Icopal and Braas Monier, offering a full suite of roofing solutions in Europe, Africa and Asia

GAF TPO plant in New Columbia, PA is built

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