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
Chip Van Derhoof, 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.
Bill Van Derhoof, Vice 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.
Sales & Supervisors
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 through hard work, integrity, and perseverance. In 2007, He became a crew foreman and used his knowledge gained from years of experience to run a successful crew 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 enjoys camping and golfing, spending time with his kids 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 35 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, Metal Roofing Foreman & Lead Sider
Shannon Ahern started his career at Van Derhoof Roofing in 2005 as the installer for the seamless gutter and siding division, in 2018 following the purchase of our new metal roofing panel fabrication machine he became our Metal Roofing foreman. 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. He is a skilled seamless gutter installer, a master sider and an expert metal roofing installer. He is experienced in vinyl siding, wood shake siding, cedar siding, and the installation of cultured stone. Shannon has trained extensively in the operation of our Englert metal panel machine in order to provide custom made, high quality metal roofs that are created on site! He 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 over 20 years of carpentry experience.
Mike Baker, Foreman
Mike Baker began roofing in 2000 for Van Derhoof Roofing and became a foreman in 2002. As a roofing foreman, Mike and his workers were wood shake tear off specialists and excel at higher, steeper roofs. In 2019 Mike was promoted to a serviceman due to his numerous years of experience and exceptional roofing skills. 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 Barber, Foreman
Mike Barber started out as a laborer for VanDerhoof in 2007, he trained under Mike Baker and worked with his crew. With Mike Baker's leadership and guidance, he soon advanced in the company and became a roofer. Over the years he has gained valuable experience working under many different foreman, growing his skill set and knowledge of roofing. Mike worked with the commercial/flat roof crew as well as the roofing crew that specializes in steep roofs. Due to his proficiency in many aspects of roofing, Mike was promoted to foreman in 2019, using his expertise and years of experience to help teach his crew to become a successful team of roofers and laborers. In his free time Mike enjoys spending time with his family and hanging out with his kids.
Justin Lambert, Foreman
Justin began working at VanDerhoof in 2005 after graduating Henniger High School in 2004. He started out as a laborer, training under Mike Baker and through hard work and determination soon became a roofer. In a few short years, Justin became one of the company's youngest foreman, using the knowledge and experience he gained and through his drive and ambition he was able to lead and instruct a crew of his own. Justin has also worked as a serviceman, because of his extensive skills he is able to assess damages and make repairs. Justin has become a valuable asset to our company and an excellent teacher to every crew member that has worked with him. In his spare time he loves to have fun with his family!
John Doyle, Foreman
John began his career with us in 2014 after being a truck mechanic and working for himself as a contractor for awhile, his wife suggested he try working for the company her brother and uncle work for and he's been with us ever since! When he first started, he worked under Mike Baker for a few weeks, then with Tom Benedict as a laborer before finally ending up on Drew's crew. As a result of Drew's supervision and leadership, John gained most of his roofing knowledge and expertise and due to his enthusiasm for learning the trade, he was able to be promoted to foreman after just a few years under Drew's guidance. In his spare time, John has grown to love simply being with his family and friends.
Red Caspari, Gutter Division Foreman
In 2006 Red started his career with us as a roofing laborer under John Gallivan. After a year he joined Shannon Ahern's crew that specialized in gutters, siding and metal roofing. In 2018 the owners decided to make two separate crews to allow for concentration exclusively on gutters and metal roofing. It was because of Red's work ethic and the extensive knowledge and skill set he gained while working with Shannon, that he was promoted to the gutter division foreman! He currently works in a successful two-man team with Wade Ely who started in 2016 in the warehouse and made his way into Shannon's metal roofing crew as well before working exclusively in the gutter division. Red has received his 10 hour OSHA training course. In his spare time he enjoys making custom carpentry pieces, cooking, grilling and smoking meat.
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.
Tom Benedict, Serviceman
As a teenager, Tom began roofing with his father, who specialized in flat roofing, until he was 18. He then became a laborer with a crew who subcontracted work through VanDerhoof roofing in the 1990's where Tom gained a countless amount of valuable training pertaining to home construction and roofing. In 2001 Tom officially joined VanDerhoof and worked with numerous foreman including Andy Baron, Brian McGiveron, Bob Peck Sr. and John Storrings. It was because of Tom's extensive knowledge and background that he was promoted to foreman in 2008. He managed a crew of his own and taught them to apply shingled roofs, shortly there after, he transitioned to flat roofing thanks to his previous experience and acquired the foreman position of the flat roofing crew. Since reaching such a high level of expertise in all aspects of roofing and home repair Tom was promoted to serviceman in 2019. Tom takes great pride in his Mohawk heritage, he is a proud member of the Akwesasne Mohawk Tribe of New York. In his spare time, he enjoys time spent with family, especially his grandchildren, and if he's not on a roof, chances are he's fishing!
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.
Joe Stoutenger, Trailer Delivery & Warehouse Maintenance
Joe started working with us in 2019 when we were in need of a delivery driver. In the past he worked as a lineman, traveling from New York to Texas installing electrical wiring and more recently he delivered furniture locally. As a result of Joe's work ethic and motivation he was able to assume the position of trailer delivery, which is one of the most important roles in the company. Joe learned quickly how to coordinate with foreman on various job sites and with the office manager to ensure each job trailer and dump trailer are delivered on time for each and every project to begin. He also assists in material delivery when needed and organizes and maintains the warehouse. In his spare time he loves to fish!