Customers praise Van Derhoof for being prompt, courteous, neat and professional. If these are qualities you value, then choosing Van Derhoof Roofing Co. for your roofing, siding, trim and gutter needs is the only company for you.
WILLIAM C. VAN DERHOOF, Founder
William C. Van Derhoof Sr. started Van Derhoof Roofing with his brother, Fred, in 1939 at the age of 25. William served in the Army Air Force and was a veteran of World War ll. After being honorably discharged, William came home to continue running the business. William focused on mainly commercial roofing, but also installed insulation and many store front windows. In 1962, Fred Van Derhoof, William’s brother and business partner, passed away and William ran the company alone until his son, Bill, took over. William was an accomplished violinist who enjoyed giving back to the community as a member of the Tigris Shrine, Royal Order of Jesters, Konosioni Lodge 950 F&AM, and a charter member of Valley American Legion Post 1468.
Meet the Owners
Bill Van Derhoof, President
Bill Van Derhoof became president of Van Derhoof Roofing Co., Inc. in 1975. After graduating from Clarkson University with a degree in accounting, Bill worked successfully at the Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, & Co. accounting firm before coming back to Marcellus to run the family business. Through hard work and dedication, Bill focused on residential roofing while still maintaining the company's commercial roofing roots. Bill grew the business into a company that employs over 40 workers and services hundreds of homeowners a year and has become Central New York's most successful and well respected roofing companies. Bill and his wife, Nancy, still reside in Marcellus.
Chip Van Derhoof, Vice President
Chip Van Derhoof grew up in the family business learning all of the aspects that it takes to run a successful business. Through hard work and dedication, Chip became Vice President of Van Derhoof Roofing in June 2005. After graduating from St. Bonaventure University with a degree in business in 2002, Chip brought to the company a new generation of endurance and devotion ensuring that Van Derhoof Roofing will continue to be the roofing industry leader in Central New York for many years to come. Chip has focused on the importance of training and educating his employees so that Van Derhoof Roofing can provide the best experience for every Van Derhoof Roofing client. Chip and his wife, Carolyn, reside in Marcellus where they are raising their two children.
Sales & Supervisors
Russ Cullen, Operations Supervisor
Russ Cullen began working at Van Derhoof Roofing in 1984. A native of Boston, Russ has over 40 years of roofing experience in all roofing applications. Russ’s experience enables him to work closely with customers ensuring that they have the best experience possible. Russ has been mentoring workers for many years and honing their skills into the quality that Van Derhoof expects. Russ is in charge of day to day operations and making sure that customer’s needs are met and employees have everything they need to provide each customer with a quality roof.
Jim Miller, Sales
Jim Miller began working at Van Derhoof Roofing in 1984 after serving three years in the United States Army. After being honorably discharged as a Sergeant, Jim began working at Van Derhoof as a commercial roofer and later residential roofer. Jim became a salesman in 1987 and his roofing expertise has allowed him to bring a higher level of professionalism to his sales career that guarantees the customer gets the best information possible. Jim has been the #1 sales representative for Van Derhoof Roofing for the last six years.
Ed Wright, Sales
Ed Wright began working at Van Derhoof Roofing in 1985 after serving four years in the United States Navy. After being honorably discharged as a 2nd Class Petty Officer trained as a Machinist Mate, Ed worked on the hot roofing crew as a kettle man. Ed learned to apply mop and tar roof systems, apply torch down Nord Bitumen, and learned how to install shingles on pitched roofs before they had air powered nail guns. Ed was promoted to the Van Derhoof office in 1990 and then promoted again to salesman in 2000. Ed's hard work and determination is displayed everyday as he strives to provide the best service he can to every homeowner. Ed enjoys hunting and the outdoors, he and his wife reside in Central Square with their cat Little Bear and their crazy dog Bullet.
Jack Everett, Supervisor and Sales
Jack Everett joined Van Derhoof Roofing in 1995 as a roofing laborer. Growing up in residential construction, Jack’s experiences in all aspects of home construction quickly allowed him to become a foreman and manage an outstanding crew for nine years. Jack became a supervisor in 2007 and his extensive roofing knowledge along with his personable attitude has enabled him to become a successful liaison between customers and Van Derhoof Roofing teams. He has his 10 hour OSHA Safety certification and is a certified EPA Lead Paint Renovator. Jack enjoys snowmobiling and camping in his free time and spending time with his family.
Brian McGiveron, , Supervisor, Sales, and Safety Officer
Brian McGiveron started his career at Van Derhoof Roofing in 1998. As a rookie laborer, Brian quickly moved up the ladder to become a roof mechanic by working hard, integrity, and perseverance. In 2007, Brian became a crew foreman and used the tools he learned from his experiences to run a successful crew and excelling in shingle roofing, metal roofing, vinyl siding, and wood shake siding. Brian is 10 hour OSHA Safety certified and a certified EPA Lead Paint Renovator. Brian was promoted in 2012 to Sales, Supervisor, and Safety Monitor. Brian resides in Warners with his wife and three children, he enjoys traveling and loves to make people laugh.
Andy Baron, Supervisor
Andy Baron has been with Van Derhoof Roofing since 1990, but has been roofing for over 25 years. Like all of the other Van Derhoof foreman and supervisors, Andy has his 10 hour OSHA Safety Certification and is a certified EPA Lead Paint renovator. Andy has a 3 year Carpentry Diploma from Central Tech in Syracuse and has over 7 years of experience as a foreman. Andy resides in Syracuse, nothing is more important to Andy than family. He has turned his backyard into a tropical oasis of fun for his family to enjoy and play volleyball.
Foremen & Servicemen
Shannon Ahern, Lead Sider and Gutter Division
Shannon Ahern started his career at Van Derhoof Roofing in 2005 and has been the installer for the seamless gutter and siding division since. Shannon graduated in 1995 from Marcellus High School and started working as an Iron worker for VIP Structures all around the United States. As an employee of VIP Structures, Shannon won many awards for his performance, attendance, and safety. He won the 2003 Safety Employee of the Year for having no “loss time injuries” for his crew of 16 workers. Shannon has brought those high standards to Van Derhoof Roofing and provides each customer with the quality that Van Derhoof Roofing strives for. Shannon is an expert seamless gutter installer and is a master sider. He is experienced in vinyl siding, wood shake siding, cedar siding, and the installation of cultured stone. Shannon has his 10 hour and 40 hour certification from OSHA, he is an EPA certified Lead Paint Renovator, and he has his Scaffold Assembly certification, welding certification, and has 17 years of carpentry Experience.
John Storrings, Commerical Foreman
John Storrings started roofing at Van Derhoof Roofing in 1979. John worked on the hot tar crew as a laborer when he first started until he was factory trained to be a torch down roof system specialist in 1984. Since then, John has been the commercial flat roof foreman and in charge of most of the residential flat roof jobs. John is an expert installer of EPDM glue down rubber roof systems as well as tapered roof systems. John has trained the majority of Van Derhoof Roofing in the proper safety procedures and usage of the propane torch as well as taught hundreds of workers how to install a flat roof system. John has his 10 hour OSHA Safety certification and he is a certified EPA Lead Paint Renovator.
Tom Benedict, Foreman
Tom Benedict grew up with roofing in his roots. His father taught him the basics of roofing and carpentry at a young age. When Tom turned 18, he had jobs working for various companies until he found his place at Van Derhoof Roofing in 1994. Tom started on a commercial roofing crew and his experiences allowed him to become a residential roofing foreman where he was able to use many of his skills to run a crew of workers to replace a roof or to side a house. Tom is 10 hour OSHA Safety Certified and is a certified EPA Lead Paint Renovator.
Mike Baker, Foreman
Mike Baker began roofing in 2000 for Van Derhoof Roofing and became a foreman in 2002. Mike and his workers are wood shake, tear off specialists and excel at higher, steeper roofs. Mike is 10 hour OSHA Safety Certified and is certified as an EPA Lead Paint Renovator. Mike has 12 years carpentry experience and is a GAF Master shingler and a 2007 Steep Slope Certified roofer.
Leroy Swannagan, Foreman
Leroy became an employee of Van Derhoof Roofing in 2003 and started out working as a ground laborer. Leroy learned all of the necessary aspects of the roofing trade and became a foreman in 2013. Through hard work and perseverance, Leroy has become a valuable employee by bringing those characteristics to work every day and teaching his workers the same skills he has learned. Leroy is a GAF Master Elite Shingler, 10 hr. OSHA Safety Certified, and a 2009 Steep Slope Certified recipient. Leroy will continue to receive training to guarantee the safety of his workers and to keep up to date with manufacturer specifications.
Andrew Peters, Foreman
Andrew, or Drew for short, was hired in 2008 as a laborer. Drew’s versatility allowed him to float around to many different crews and learn this trade from different foreman including Brian McGiveron, Andy Baron, and Tom Benedict. In 2013, Drew became a foreman overseeing projects with 5 workers. Drew’s attention to mechanical detail and his visualization allow Drew to tackle difficult leaking situations that were done incorrectly and fix them properly. Drew is a 2009 GAF Steep Slope Certified installer and 10 hr. OSHA Safety Certified.
Mike Horton, Foreman
Mike Horton has been with the company since being hired in 2002. Mike was trained by previous foreman Jack Everett and Brian McGiveron. After being hired as a ground laborer, Mike was eager to learn and worked his way up the ranks. Mike has become a valuable asset to the company by continuing to learn about all aspects of asphalt roofing, siding, metal roofing, soffits, trim, and fascia. Mike is a certified GAF Steep Slope Installer, 10 hr. OSHA Safety Certified,and will continue training to bring the best possible roofing experience to each of his customers.
Bob McIntyre, Head Serviceman/Siding Installer
Bob McIntyre started working for Van Derhoof Roofing in 1984 after attending Onondaga Community College, majoring in Accounting. Like most of the other workers during this time, Bob, also known by his peers as Marvin, started working with the commercial crew on flat roofs. Bob has been trained in the application of single ply flat roofing, an expert installer of many styles of siding, and a master shingle applicator. Bob’s roofing experiences have made him an expert at locating hard to find leaks and he has been able to solve many leaking roof mysteries which make him a very valuable serviceman. Bob has been referred to by many customers as “The Roof Doctor”. Bob is a certified EPA Lead Paint Renovator and has his 10 hour OSHA certification.
John Gallivan, Serviceman
John Gallivan graduated from West Genesee High School and started work at Van Derhoof Roofing in 1989. John has been a leader for the hot crew, a company foreman, a serviceman, and most recently he is a technical specialist. His experiences over the last 20 years have helped him repair many difficult roofing problems such as improperly installed skylights, chimney re-flashing, and small flat roofs. John’s training he received for using the torch enables him to repair and replace many small, flatter roofs that other company’s cannot safely do. John is a master installer of many styles of siding, trim, and fascia. John has his 10 hour OSHA Safety certification and is a certified EPA Lead Paint Renovator.
Cy Raydor, Foreman
Cy joined Van Derhoof Roofing in 2014. He started as a roof mechanic but soon after, his work ethic and experience allowed him to quickly move up the ladder in the company. Cy previously worked for Olin Contracting where he acquired valuable knowledge in roofing and construction. Cy is very versatile, not only is he extremely skilled in roofing but his expertise in carpentry, framing, trim work and siding are what allowed him to be promoted to foreman so quickly. Always eager to learn, Cy has become a key member of the Van Derhoof team. When not working Cy enjoys spending time with his kids and family.
Jon Renshaw, Foreman
Jon started working for our team in the summer of 2015. He began his career at Van Derhoof working with Mike Baker and then with Mike Horton. Working under different foreman has given Jon valuable knowledge and experience that he can now pass on to his crew. It was Jon's great work ethic and excellent skill set that enabled him to become a foreman at the company. He has completed his 10 hour OSHA Safety Certification. In his spare time Jon enjoys sports such as golf, basketball, baseball and fishing.
Robert Peck, Serviceman
Robert, Bob, Peck started working at Van Derhoof in 1995 under his father Robert Peck. He also worked under John Storrings on the hot crew. After 14 years as a laborer, growing his skill set and continuing to learn about roofing, he became a repairman. He is an EPA certified Lead Paint Renovator and Asbestos removal. Bob may be covered in tattoos from head to toe but you will never meet a nicer more polite guy! In his spare time Bob enjoys building and riding his Harley motorcycle.
Sean Woolman, Foreman
Sean joined the VanDerhoof team in 2005, working under Mike Baker, Sean gained enough valuable knowledge and skills to then become a foreman with his own crew in 2018. It was Sean's hard work, determination and previous experience in construction that allowed him to move up the ladder at the company. Sean's favorite aspect of roofing is that he is able to be outdoors and travel all over Central New York to different job sites. In his free time he enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and being with his little girl.
Judy Levin, Secretary / Human Resources
Judy Levin came to Van Derhoof Roofing in 1992 after 30 years of service with The Bell System, currently known as Verizon. Judy is the Van Derhoof Roofing office manager and her responsibilities include accounts payable, accounts receivable, filing, and payroll. Judy is an extremely vital part of the Van Derhoof Roofing process and without her, the Van Derhoof team would not run as smoothly as it does now. Judy loves golf, bowling, long walks, and spending time being a grandmother of her two son's children.
Mike Sorrendino, Warehouse Manager / Delivery Driver
Mike Sorrendino started working at Van Derhoof Roofing in 2000 after working for Midas for 13 years as a mechanic. Mike is in charge of the Van Derhoof Roofing warehouse inventory, organizing deliveries, and making sure that every job site is prepared for the roofing crew. It is his responsibility to pull all materials needed, deliver them and set up all material at the jobs sites. Mike's past experiences as a mechanic have made him a very reliable asset to our company. With his knowledge of machinery he is able to repair tools that may break down and he is also able to perform scheduled maintenance on the trucks and forklift. Mike is a recent graduate of Camden High School and a 2000 graduate of National Tractor Trailer School out of Liverpool.
Wade Ely, Delivery Driver/ Warehouse
Wade Joined our team in 2016. He delivers materials needed at job sites, helps to maintain the warehouse inventory and receives and puts away material orders. Wade is from the Weedsport area and enjoys hunting and collecting rifles.
Cory Harrington, Delivery
Cory Harrington started working for Van Derhoof roofing this year, 2017. We were in need of a truck driver with enough skills to transfer and move job trailers and dump trailers from job site to job site. Cory quickly filled that position. Previously Cory drove truck for CSM Tile for 4 years. His job may seem pretty strait forward but there is a lot more to it than just moving trailers from place to place. He had to learn how to coordinate with every foreman to know when jobs were starting and finishing and where each job was located. Cory learns quickly and used his previous skills to become and excellent trailer delivery driver. Cory is from Canastota where he went to school and attended Boces and received a degree in small engines. In his spare time he enjoys playing with his children, he also raises chickens.