Samuel D. Wise loans his younger brother, Jacob B. Wise, $100 to purchase Garland Refining Company.
The company name is changed under Ohio law to The Garland Company, Inc.®
Jacob Wise’s patent for roofing compositions is approved by the U.S. Patent Office, launching Garland’s history of innovation.
Garland purchases large plant and warehouse property at 3800 East 91st Street in Cleveland, Ohio, which remains the company headquarters today.
Plant operations are unionized, making Garland one of the earliest – if not the first – manufacturers of industrial paints to run a union shop.
The Garland Company celebrates its 50th anniversary.
V.L. Wise resigns. Brothers John T. Wise and Edward F. Wise split the company.
On May 1, Mel Chrostowski, Dick Olivier and Doug Raynow enter into agreement to purchase The Garland Company. Their leadership marks the beginning of a new era for Garland. By year’s end, they are joined by Dick DeBacco, Perry Demming, Bill Oley and Elmer Soliday, forming a solid group of visionaries to take Garland to the next level.
Garland formally introduces StressPly®, the first high-performance modified bitumen roofing system manufactured in North America.
Garland initiates employee ownership through the ESOP program.
Garland Canada Inc.® is formed with headquarters in Toronto, Canada.
Dick DeBacco assumes presidency of Garland after John T. Wise retires.
GMX, Inc.®, a manufacturer and supplier of waterproofing and dampproofing products for the building envelope, is created as a wholly-owned subsidiary headquartered in Cleveland.
Garland forges a joint venture with ImageWorks, Inc., a Cleveland advertising firm, to expand public relations and marketing capabilities within the company. ImageWorks remains today as Garland’s in-house marketing department.
The Energizer rubberized liquid membrane for roof restoration is introduced.
Garland becomes the first in the U.S. commercial roofing industry to achieve ISO 9002 certification.
Garland obtains full ownership of Innovative Metals Company, Inc.® (IMETCO), headquartered in Tucker, Georgia, adding to our capabilities high-quality manufacturing operations for structural and architectural standing seam metal systems.
The Garland Company celebrates 100 years of continuing growth and success.
Garland is among the first roofing companies in North America to embrace green technologies, introducing the first green roofing system.
Garland introduces Roof Asset Management Program® (RAMP), the industry's most comprehensive software for tracking and managing building assets.
Commercial Innovations, Inc.®, a supplier of a wide range of high-performance roofing products for contractors and distribution networks, is formed as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Garland Industries.
Garland ISO 9001 certification for research and development begins.
A new business, V2 Composites, Inc.® is launched in Auburn, Alabama to ensure a continuous supply of scrims and to support product and industry diversification.
Garland inaugurates “The Healy,” a new, state-of-the-art product line for roll good products, restructuring and expanding our warehouse around these new capabilities and increasing our total production, warehousing, research and office space in Cleveland to more than 100,000 square feet.d Company celebrates 100 years of continuing growth and success.
Garland is recognized by NorthCoast 99 as one of the best places to work in Northeast Ohio.
The Garland Company UK, LTD® is formed in Gloucester, England to expand Garland distribution in Europe.
Today, Garland’s corporate training centre for new salesmen is named the Soliday centre, in honour of Elmer Soliday, one of Garland’s first salesmen and trainers.
Garland introduces the R-Mer Edge product family to protect the roof’s perimeter.
Design-Build Solutions, Inc.® (DBS) is formed as a wholly-owned subsidiary headquartered in Cleveland, to give owners an alternative construction delivery system.
ISO 9001:2000 certification is achieved.
Garland becomes 100 percent employee owned through ESOP.
Dave Sokol, who joined Garland in 1990 and served in various capacities from advertising and marketing manager to vice president of operations, assumes Garland Industries presidency.
Garland acquires a roll goods manufacturer to expand production capabilities.
Garland launches the Garland Greenhouse®, branding our sustainable product line and services.
Garland achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification, assuring customers of our ongoing commitment to continuous quality improvement.
Garland is one of only five regional employers to be honored with the NorthCoast 99 Legacy Award, which is reserved for organizations that have won the NorthCoast 99 award from the Employers Resource Council (ERC) for 10 years.
Garland launches a dynamic new product category, the Dura-Walk® plaza deck system for roofing areas that are to be used for walkways, decking, or vehicular traffic.
Garland adds StressPly® E (Environmental) membranes that feature selected reinforcements, a unique rubber-modified asphalt and surfacing that contain 8% post-consumer recycled content, 27% pre-consumer recycled content and 2.5% rapidly renewable content.
Garland expands its national manufacturing capabilities by acquiring polymer coatings manufacturer, Urethane Polymers International, Inc.™, allowing for the in-house manufacturing of all Garland elastomeric, white roof coatings.
Garland becomes the first roofing manufacturer to have its modified membranes certified by UL Environment, the leading environmental claims accreditation body, for both recycled and bio-based content.
Garland begins manufacturing coal tar-based Millennium® at its Cleveland, Ohio, manufacturing facility.
Garland begins manufacturing all reflective materials at its West Coast manufacturing facility.
Garland acquires DryDog Barriers, LLC and integrates it into GMX, Inc.®, expanding the company’s line of commercial and residential below-grade waterproofing solutions.
Garland acquires United Plastics Corporation, Inc.®, a leading plastics manufacturer located in Mt. Airy, North Carolina.
Garland acquires Ram Board®, a manufacturer and distributor of heavy-duty temporary floor protection with headquarters in Burbank, California.
Garland acquires alloy manufacturer in the large equipment and oil and gas drilling industries.
Garland acquires two companies in the surface protection industry.
Garland receives the Employers Resource Council (ERC) NorthCoast 99 award for the fifteenth consecutive year as one of the best places to work in Northeast Ohio.
Garland introduces OptiMax®, the world’s first and only thermoset polyurethane-modified membrane designed to retain its resiliency, making it the longest lasting roof system in the commercial roofing market.
Garland introduces R-Mer Shield, an innovative standing seam roof system designed to provide unrivaled strength, durability and waterproofing protection.
Each year, we present the Demming Award to Garland’s top salesman to honour his legacy.
Garland introduces KEE-Stone® FB 60, a 60 mil, fleece-backed, thermoplastic membrane modified with DuPont’s™ Elvaloy® HP KEE material and reinforced with a high tensile strength polyester scrim, making it the longest lasting and most durable membrane of its kind in the industry.
During its seventh annual Spirit Week, Garland employees raise more than $80,000 for Ohio Cancer Research in honour of several Garland family members battling the disease.
R-Mer Force, Garland's patent-pending innovative flashless edge metal, is introduced offering unmatched protection for roof perimeters all while saving building owners time and money.
Garland is honored with the Smart Business Longevity Award, recognizing 122 years in business in Cleveland.
Garland is recognized as a NorthCoast 99 best workplace in Northeast Ohio - our eighteenth consecutive recognition!