The Trusted Industry Leader in Re-Roofing Since 1937... For People Who Love Their Homes
Penfolds Roofing & Solar was established by Mr. Penn in 1937, and in 1990 it was purchased by our current owner and President, Ken Mayhew. We have maintained our position as BC’s Lower Mainland’s largest residential re-roofer throughout the years and complete on average approximately 1,000 projects per year. Ken shares the core values of his predecessors and believes that the only way to build a successful company is by building trust through integrity and quality, which has been our founding values all these years. Our success stands in evidence of our workmanship, high quality products, and service to customers.
The trusted industry leader in re-roofing since 1937.
Why Choose Penfolds?
At Penfolds Roofing & Solar we know that an investment in a new roof is one of the most important decisions you can make when upgrading your home. That’s why we’ve gone above and beyond in ensuring that you receive only the best of expert advice and most flexible and effective range of roofing choices possible!
The Penfolds Guarantee
Exclusive to all Penfolds customers and as an added protection, our warranties are now insured with a captive insurance company, namely PRI Warranty Corporation, a British Columbia insurance entity registered and regulated by the Financial Institutions Commission (FICOM) and managed by Aon Insurance Managers (Vancouver). Whether you qualify for our Peace of Mind Warranty, our Lifetime Warranty or our 100% Replacement Cost Coverage, you now receive the added assurance that our insured warranty is subject to regulatory oversight and independent management and governance.
Assortment of Products
At Penfolds, your options for roofing products are limitless. We are one of the only roofing companies that provides a full variety of cedar shakes, asphalt shingles, indestructible rubber Eco Roofing, ZipLok standing-seam metal roofing and a full variety of flat torch-on bitumen roofing options.
Custom Tailored Estimates for Roofing & Solar
When it comes to replacing your roof, we provide a full written detailed estimate. We custom tailor every estimate to every individual house, taking into consideration all components to do with the roof. We can provide pricing on chimney work, gutters or eaves troughs, skylights, insulation, ventilation upgrades and minor carpentry.
We proudly offer a lifetime warranty on all our own manufactured roofing and accessories including skylights. In addition, during the first five years, you will receive 100% Replacement Cost Coverage. What this means to all our customers is that everything we install on the roof carries this extensive warranty package and that will include skylights, chimneys, gutters as well as everything else we may install. Also, this entire warranty package is fully transferable from owner to owner for the entire period of the warranty. Furthermore, there is no cost to transfer the warranty.
Unbeatable Solar Warranty
We are the only company in British Columbia to provide roofing and solar services. If we install a new roof with a solar system, the warranty is all packaged together. When we install solar on an existing roof we offer a 5 year leak-free warranty even if it is not the roof we installed. Further to this, we provide an unbeatable lifetime warranty on the solar system itself. The warranty is all done through Penfolds so no matter what the issue is, you know who to call.
Every Penfolds roof and solar install is inspected prior, during and after installation to ensure the highest standards are met. Our Field Supervisors have undergone extensive training in addition to their many years of service in the field and offer expertise and supervision to our crews while on the project.
On the Job Communication
Each installation is provided with a dedicated project manager so that you have a direct line of communication to the production office. The project manager will keep you fully informed of how your project will commence and be able to communicate any required changes throughout your project.
Penfolds has multiple showroom locations conveniently located in North Vancouver, Vancouver, Surrey and Coquitlam. Its important to us to be in the heart of our communities which is why we have dedicated teams to service each area and have worked in those communities for many years.
Trained, Knowledgeable and Professional Installation Teams
Many of our installation teams have been working with us for five, ten and even fifteen years! Our installation crews are at the heart of our business and in addition to being extremely experienced, they are constantly undergoing new training to stay up to date on the latest techniques and processes for installing roofing systems and solar. You can rest assured that your roofing and solar installation will be installed by professionals in the industry.
More than just a roofing company.
Penfolds in the Community
Penfolds believes in giving back to the community that has supported us throughout the last 80 years. Each year Penfolds holds a Supper in the Park in the heart of East Vancouver which is an event we look forward to year round. Thanks to our volunteers' generous donations of time and money, we not only have warm food to give but also a huge amount of warm clothing and personal hygiene items for both men and women in need.
All year round The Salvation Army helps people in need by providing food, clothing and shelter. The Salvation Army in Canada started in 1882 and is the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services. Each year they serve 1.5 million people across Canada we are proud to be a sponsor of The Salvation Army's Hope In The City Breakfast each year.
Penfolds has also proudly donated multiple roof installation to The Home Team in Coquitlam which enhances lives by providing home repairs for families in need. Often Cedar Grove Roofing Supply, who is our trusted roofing material supplier, also joins us in donating the materials.
We are also a proud supporter of the Dundarave Festival of Lights, West Vancouver’s signature celebration of arts and culture in the Christmas season.
The History of Penfolds Roofing & Solar
Penfolds Roofing & Solar was founded in 1937 under the ownership and management of the late Mr. “Penn” Penfold, whose love for people and sales allowed him to build up the company to a work force of 60. During the 1940’s and 1950’s, Penfolds was responsible for re-roofing more than half the homes in Vancouver. When Mr. Penfold passed away in 1974, the company was taken over by one of Penn’s sales personnel, Mr. Dusty Hutt. Mr. Hutt retired in 1990, at which time the company was purchased by current owner and President, Ken Mayhew.
Ken’s initial attraction to the company was the excellent reputation the company had built over the years and it’s this core value that has been integrated into the culture of the company and has enabled the company to grow as it has over the years. Ken shares the core values of his predecessors and believes that the only way to build a successful company is by building trust through integrity and quality.
Today, Penfolds employs about 150 personnel and is headquartered in Coquitlam, BC, where it operates from company-owned industrial premises. In 2004, the company recognized the shortage of skilled labour on both the sales and installation sides of the company. Consequently it promoted their senior quality assurance manager, Mr. Al Van Peborgh, who had been with the company for over 30 years, to full-time Crew Training Manager. At the same time, the company promoted Mr. Larry Bieber, a senior Technical Advisor who at the time had been with Penfolds for 10 years, to Group Sales and Training Manager, a role which also oversees the company’s sales training. In 2006 the company purchased an additional industrial building that was a dedicated Training School for both the Installers and the Technical Advisors.
Penfolds’ approach is to employ courteous and committed personnel in every area of its operations. Installers hired by Penfolds are targeted for their willingness to learn about how to do a job that they can be proud of – then we teach them how to accomplish this the Penfolds way. That means quality without compromise!
The company has also established four branch offices, all with showrooms strategically placed throughout its trading area. These Branch Offices are managed by experienced personnel who were all promoted from within.
Today Penfolds is the largest residential re-roofing company in BC and completes in excess of 1,000 projects a year.
Our success stands in evidence of our workmanship, high quality products, and service to customers.Our Mission
Our team is the backbone of our company.
Penfolds Roofing & Solar is made up of a passionate team of individuals who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the roofing and solar industry.Meet the entire Team
Penfolds Roofing & Solar was established by Mr. Penn in 1937, and in 1990 it was purchased by our current owner and President, Ken Mayhew. Ken has not only maintained Penfolds’ position as the lower mainland’s largest residential re-roofer but is continually looking to the horizon for new innovative products, like the addition of roof-top solar, that drives the company forward into the future. Ken shares the core values of his predecessors and believes that the only way to build a successful company is by building trust through integrity and quality, which has been our founding values all these years.
Sales & Marketing Manager Penfolds Roofing & Solar
Shaun has been a part of the Penfolds team for as long as he can remember. From delivering door knockers as a young child to leading our Sales and Marketing teams today, he has proven to be an integral part of the business. Prior to taking a full-time position with Penfolds in 2004, Shaun completed his schooling at BCIT in Sales & Marketing Management. He is passionate about helping build a team of Technical Advisors that are successful, trustworthy and knowledgeable. When he is not in the office you can find him on the local mountains skiing, playing volleyball or spending quality time with his family.
Production Manager Penfolds Roofing & Solar
Prior to starting with Penfolds, Bill owned his own renovation business and was a roofing sub contractor. Now with Penfolds for almost 20 years, Bill plays an essential role as the Production Manager overseeing all crews, field supervisors, everyone out in the field and the production team. His keen foresight and ability to problem solve has played a huge role in the success that Penfolds is today. Outside of work Bill likes being on the water fishing, walking and being a loving grandfather to his grandkids.
Financial Controller Penfolds Roofing & Solar
Marcus has been with Penfolds since 2013 and brings over 20 years’ experience in accountings services working in public practice and for companies large and small. Marcus is the backbone of the accounting department and as the Controller has fostered a positive attitude and developed a structure of continuous development and first-rate service from the accounting team. Outside the office, Marcus is a devoted Outrigger Canoe Racer which has taken him to exciting destinations to race around the world.
Operations, Health and Safety Manager Penfolds Roofing & Solar
Tyler brings to Penfolds an extensive amount of experience and knowledge. With a Degree in Business and an impressive resume, including being the principle of his own company, an analyst, HR Manager and more, Tyler is the innovator and idea generator behind many of the changes and large-scale projects that has made Penfolds what it is today. He has been with us since 2012 and loves that everyday brings a new challenge where he can work with the team to put new initiatives into action. Outside of work he lives an active lifestyle playing hockey and golf, skiing the slopes and spending quality time with his young family.