At JD Candler, we take safety seriously. Every project starts with a job specific safety plan and has third-party oversight, onsite. All team members are OSHA 10 & 30 certified.
From our leadership team to our work crews, we are professionals with decades of experience in all areas of commercial roofing and construction.
We are known throughout the greater Detroit area for the highest quality in the business. Every installation, service and repair job is backed by a 100% guarantee.
On Time Delivery
From new construction to small repairs, we provide accurate, realistic timing in our proposals. We commit the right resources, materials and crew to get the job done on time, every time.
Quality workmanship and superior service are the foundation of
JD Candler Commercial Roofing Company
Founded by James DeForest Candler and Charles Wrench, JD Candler Commercial Roofing Company has been one of the country’s oldest operating commercial roofers and has helped to shape the Detroit skyline since 1879.
JD Candler Commercial Roofing has roofed some of Detroit’s most iconic buildings for companies including the Ford Motor Company, Packard Motor Car Company, Fisher Body Corporation, Michigan Central Rail Road, the DAC, the Fisher Building and Masonic Temple. Many of these buildings would become known as the legendary “Arsenal of Democracy,” and birthplace of the world’s early auto, retail and industry pioneers.
Purchased in 1984 by Tom Brown, who has a long family history in the roofing industry, expansion and diversification would be key to maintain the superior workmanship and service that their customers have come to expect. This would lead to the purchase of McDonald Roofing and Sheet Metal Company in 1994, which would act as the project management and oversight division for commercial customers. In 2014, McDonald Roofing and JD Candler implemented RoofLink, which allows tracking of service calls and email notifications in real time. RoofLink also monitors and tracks roof repair and construction activity, all accessible through any electronic device. This new technology would bring this historic company into the future, continuing with the tradition of exceptional service.
Today, the two companies are owned and operated by Tom Brown and partners. Together, their experience and leadership continue to guide the business forward with the same work ethic and focus on customer satisfaction as James DeForest Candler had back in 1879. The goal of every JD Candler employee is to perform in a manner consistent with the legacy of pride and quality and that every project be completed on time with the same quality and workmanship as has been done for the last 140 years, and will be, well into the future.