Company History

McClure-Johnston Company History

Since 1914, McClure-Johnston Company has been distributing building materials to the construction industry. Although the company has grown through the years, the commitment to quality and service has remained unchanged. Whether you are new to our company or you are an old friend, we look forward to providing you with this same quality and service that has become our standard for over ninety years.

On June 12, 1914, William McClure and George Johnston merged each of their companies and incorporated into a new entity. The new company combined The McClure Company and the GA Johnston Company to form the McClure-Johnston Company. The new venture opened its doors in the City of Pittsburgh at 1135 Liberty Avenue. In 1924, the business moved to Smallman Street (underneath what is now 279 North), where it expanded into wholesale roofing and sheet metal. In 1967, the Company purchased the old Summerfield Machinery buildings on Corey Avenue in Braddock.

Cassady Pierce Company History

The original Cassady Pierce Company had its beginning in 1947, when two former Phillip Carey salesmen, Harold Cassady and Nelson Pierce; opened a roofing only wholesale business on the Northside of Pittsburgh, PA. In 1951, Herb Smith, a roofer and sheet metal worker, opened Commercial Service Company in McKeesport, Pa. This Company specialized in the wholesale distribution of roofing, gutters, and siding products to the contractor trade.Dennis Kelleher, a graduate of Fordham University and a successful entrepreneur, purchased the Commercial Service Company from Mr. Smith in 1973.

After two very successful years at the helm of the Commercial Service Company, Mr. Kelleher, in 1975, decided to buy the competing company of Cassady Pierce. This purchase would give him two distinct bases of operation in which he could service and expand his business markets. Later that same year, he secured a larger building and warehouse facility in which to operate the Cassady Pierce business. This building now serves as the Cassady Pierce Main Office and Corporate Headquarters.

Quality Roofing Supply DeliveryNorth Coast Company History

The North Coast Roofing Systems Pittsburgh location was established in 1986 and has grown from one location in Twinsburg, OH to become one of the largest distributors of commercial roofing products and related accessories in the Midwest. With 16 locations in eight states. North Coast has branches in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Along with its large offering of roofing products, North Coast Roofing Systems offers customers a number of important value-added services, including tapered insulation design, crane services for rooftop delivery and roofing consulting and design services.

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Our Culture

The foundation of our business is the quality people who staff it and the corporate culture that supports their efforts. Over the years we have developed a corporate culture to share personal and business values across the organization, and to help our company and our associates grow and prosper.

Our personal values are based upon these foundational principles:

  • Honesty and Integrity in everything we do.
  • Loyalty to each other and our company.
  • Caring and Compassionate regarding each other.
  • Pride in a job well done.
  • Morality in our dealing with each other, our customers, vendors and other constituents

Our business values encompass these traits and characteristics:

  • Results Oriented – It is important to deliver on our promises.
  • Strong Work Ethic – Something to be admired.
  • Perseverance – Setbacks will occur, but this value will keep us focused on achieving our goals.
  • Passion – We love our business and our people. Passion for one’s work is key to our success.
  • Frugality – We take care of the resources entrusted to us. Waste is not fair to those who trust us.
  • Credibility – We deliver on our commitments. We can be counted on!
  • Teamwork – We recognize that we depend on each other in all we do.
  • Discipline – No shortcuts. Before decisions are made, we have the discipline to research all the facts. We seek good advice before moving ahead

A Beacon Roofing Supply Company

Cassady Pierce, McClure Johnston and North Coast Roofing Systems are members of Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. the largest publicly held distributor of residential and commercial building materials in North America. Beacon is member of the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

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