Tropical Roofing Products Celebrates 60 Year Anniversary

Top Quote More Than Half A Century Of Roofing Product Innovation Designed Specifically for Roofing Professionals. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 27, 2012 - Tropical Roofing Products, a national manufacturer of quality products and innovative solutions for the professional roofer, announces a year-long celebration of its 60 year heritage of innovation. Tropical Roofing Products doors first opened for business in the winter of 1952 by George Gleason, the cousin of Jackie Gleason on the same piece of property that the Florida facility still sits on today. Built on the principles of quality and integrity, the company has grown into a nationwide manufacturer with facilities spanning across the Country.

    Richard Zegelbone, President of Tropical Roofing Products remarks; "Our customers have associated our name with quality, reliability and value for 60 years now. This has always been our hallmark, we are very proud to have built this company with a focus on the customer."

    A History of Experience and Innovation
    Tropical Asphalt [their original name] was a small, rural company that functioned part manufacturer and part distributor. As the landscape in Florida began to shift from rural to urban, the company was put up for sale.

    Once the Zegelbone's took over the company, they started producing better quality products and professional grade materials. By creating better materials for their customers, the Zegelbone's began selling product all over the state of Florida. Active industry involvement, creating better engineered materials, and adding organizational structure throughout the company allowed Tropical began to shed their old reputation.

    The move to new-generation products occurred almost 20 years ago. It was this type of innovative thinking that gave Tropical the mindset for early adoption of energy efficiency and sustainable products produced today. The new world has brought variety and change, and Tropical Roofing Products embraces new technology and new times with the same passion and values that brought them here 60 years later.

    The 60 Year Celebration
    Special promotions and events are planned throughout the 2012 calendar to mark this historic milestone for the company, and to pay tribute to the company's long legacy and contribution to the roofing industry.

    In closing Richard notes, "Our ability as a U.S. company to grow and innovate for 60 years is a remarkable achievement in an industry that has seen tremendous change over the last several decades. Our customers continue to reinforce the value of our quality, experience and innovation in their own success stories."

    About Tropical Roofing Products
    For over 50 years, Tropical Roofing Products has supplied the industrial and commercial marketplace with the most dependable roofing materials on the market. They develop superior roofing products including new asphalt and sustainable elastomeric coating products at their nationwide manufacturing facilities located in Florida, California and Texas. With the professional contractor and distributor at the forefront of product development efforts, Tropical Roofing Products prides themselves on their hands-on approach to the manufacturing process. For more information, please visit:

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