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Residential Roofing, Commercial Roofing, and More in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio

Ever since Fred Sherriff and B.G. Goslin partnered to form Sherriff Goslin Roofing back in 1910, we’ve been earning our reputation as one of the safest, most trusted roofing companies in the Midwest. We are family owned and operated, three generations deep, making every roofing project we complete and every company milestone an homage to the values, beliefs, and attitudes passed on through the leadership of the Sherriff and Goslin families.

Sherriff Goslin Roofing started as a commercial roofing company, but 100 years and 25 locations later, we’ve grown to become the Midwest’s leading commercial, architectural, and residential roofing company with our own line of high quality shingles. Some say we’re a unicorn in a field of horses. We just say we’re a roofing company that does things right, enjoys what we do, and shows our customers the respect and appreciation they deserve.

Our History

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100 Years in Review

In 1906, the Battle Creek Roofing & Manufacturing Company was first formed, with an office in downtown Battle Creek. The company became a partnership in 1910 when Fred Sherriff purchased a half-interest in the firm from Mr. W.E. Polhemus. In 1913, Mr. Sherriff purchased Mr. Polhemus’s remaining interest in the company, with B.G. “Bert” Goslin as his partner. By 1920 they changed the name to Sherriff Goslin Company.

In the early years, they focused on local commercial roofing. They also saw sales opportunities in manufacturing a full line of paints. “It was good paint,” Mr. Goslin recalled, “but somehow we just couldn’t make the big paint companies understand that we were competing with them. In fact, they didn’t even realize we were in business!”

Tar and gravel was the type of roofing they were doing at the time, but as they were wrapping up the paint venture, Mr. Goslin introduced house roofing and the business thrived. The partners were soon adding branch offices, and eventually expanded throughout much of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.

Three generations later, members of the Sherriff and Goslin families are still involved in the business. The company has branch offices in 25 cities, features a roofing shingle manufactured exclusively for Sherriff Goslin, and supports a 10-year full-service guarantee.

Company chairman William Ticknor spoke about the importance of looking forward to the future. “There are always people who need roofs, and we’ll go find them. In our files I found a quote for a 1933 job, signed by my grandfather, Fred Sherriff. He ends the letter by asking for the job, and that’s what we will keep doing now. We can handle the challenge.”

Saying it’s uncommon for a business that primarily roofs houses to be around for 100 years, management sees this centennial year as a testament to the hard work and resilience of a long line of people. “It has everything to do with people,” said company president Robert Sherriff.

Our Timeline

Sherriff Goslin Roofing history 1906

Creation of the Battle Creek Roofing & Mfg. Company Ruberoid Company (established 1886) becomes our supplier

1910

Fred Sherriff becomes a partner; the company is incorporated in Michigan

1912

B.G. Goslin becomes company Vice President

1916

Mr. Sherriff becomes company President and Treasurer, Mr. Goslin becomes Secretary, M.L. Sherriff becomes Vice President.

1920

Name of the firm is changed to Sherriff Goslin Company
Business opens branch offices in Grand Rapids and Lansing. Patent work started on the Art-Loc®

1921

B.G. Goslin replaces M.L. Sherriff as Vice President
Open branch office in Kalamazoo

1922

Open branch office in Flint

1925

Open branch office in Muskegon

1926

Open branch office in Pontiac

Sherriff Goslin Roofing registration certificate 1930

Open branch office in Ann Arbor
Art-Loc® trademark is first issued; introduced the shingle using the 16” wide original design

1931

Open branch office in Fort Wayne

1932

Open branch office in Indianapolis

1933

Open branch offices in South Bend and Cincinnati

1934

Open branch office in Richmond

1935

Open branch office in Marion

1938

Open branch office in Mansfield

1939

Open branch office in Benton Harbor

1940

Open branch office Lafayette

1946

Modified Art-Loc® shingle to a 15” wide design

Sherriff Goslin Roofing trend in color preference 1955

Current design of Art-Loc® shingle adjusted to provide slanted and slotted locks

1957

B.G. Goslin retires; H. Owen Goslin joins the company

1960

Fred Sherriff Sr. passes away and W.T. Walsh becomes company President
Jack Ticknor joins the Board of Directors; William Ticknor joins the company

1962

Art-Loc® shingle continues current design but with shortened locks

1968

H. Owen Goslin passes away
GAF Corporation begins producing Art-Loc® shingles

1969

Editorial page for Sherriff Goslin RoofingW.T. Walsh passes away
Fred Sherriff Jr. becomes company President

1972

B.G. Goslin passes away

1981

Open branch office in Muncie

1984

Globe Building Products starts manufacturing Art-Loc® shingles

1985

Robert Sherriff joins the company

1986

Owen Goslin joins the Board of Directors

1994

Fred Sherriff Jr. passes away
William Sherriff Ticknor becomes company Chairman
Robert Sherriff becomes company President

2001

Atlas becomes new Art-Loc® supplier, continuing current design with addition of Atlas identifier slit

2005

Release of 2nd Century Art-Loc®, current design with addition of modified identifier slit

2013

Sherriff Goslin Application Training Center opens in Jackson, MI. Nicknamed SGU (Sherriff Goslin University)

2014

Next generation of Art-Loc shingle featuring Scotchgard™ granules is developed
House Account Division is developed to provide Sherriff Goslin Roofing to large-scale, or multi-unit projects

2018


Metal Roofing offered
Purchase of All Season Windows in Portage, MI 

2019

Retirement Announced – William S Ticknor and Robert C Sherriff

2020

Stephen D Ticknor President and Chairman of the Board (4th generation)
 

 

Sherriff Goslin Roofing began as a “one-horse” roofing company in 1906 in Battle Creek, MI. The company thrived after the introduction of its Art-Loc® interlocking shingles for residential applications.

Members of the Sherriff and Goslin Roofing families continue to run the company with the same core values that have guided them for the past century. Quality, safety, and integrity continue to be at the heart of Sherriff Goslin Roofing’s business model. A history spanning multiple generations stands as a testament to the value Sherriff Goslin Roofing places on loyalty and trust between customers and their employees. Many branch managers and sales team members have been with Sherriff Goslin Roofing for more than 25 years.

 

Sherriff Goslin Roofing now operates 18 branches across three states: Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. Art-Loc® interlocking shingles are still a big seller. The company offers free roof inspections and roofing services for commercial, residential, and agricultural buildings, as well as algae-resistant Pinnacle® Pristine, StormMaster® Slate, StormMaster® Shake, and Art-Loc® shingles, all featuring Scotchgard™ Protector.

For more than 100 years, premium products, professional service, and integrity in business have earned Sherriff Goslin Roofing a reputation for being the most respected and trusted roofing contractor in the Midwest.

Sherriff Goslin Roofing building

Our Core Values

Sherriff Goslin began as a “one horse” roofing company in 1906. Three generations later, we continue to honor the core values that formed the foundation of our company over a century ago. Driven to provide our customers with a better, safer roofing experience, our goal is to provide high-quality commercial and residential roofing services that are bolstered by our commitment to ensuring customer satisfaction. Because of this, quality, safety and integrity are, and will always be at the core of our business.

Quality

Our mission statement continues to be, “our assurance of continued quality is guaranteed.” This statement, in many ways, exemplifies Sherriff Goslin Roofing’s commitment to delivering quality products and work. Any company can deliver quality in the short run. It takes a company that is truly confident in their abilities to offer a ten year free service guarantee on their work.

Safety

At Sherriff Goslin Roofing, we have implemented an ongoing “Safety First” program to help eliminate safety risks and to illustrate our dedication to keeping our employees safe. By utilizing extensive safety training and equipment that exceeds OSHA regulations, we have shown that we are unwilling to compromise when it comes to the quality of our work, the thoroughness of our services, and of course, the well-being of our employees.

Integrity

Without integrity, there can be no meaningful relationship between a customer and their roofing contractor. Holding ourselves to a higher standard, we aim to provide every customer with the highest levels of respect. Whether you’re interested in roof shingles, roof repair, or a full roof replacement, our team will listen to your concerns, help you identify your needs, and work with you to build a lasting, productive partnership.

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Our Services

Sherriff Goslin Roofing has branch locations throughout Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. Each one offers the best in residential roofing, commercial roofing, farm, barn, church, and specialty roofs, emergency roof repair, storm damage roof repair, and other essential roofing services. Every Midwest roofing job we bid on starts with a free comprehensive roof inspection and roofing estimate. These services, combined with our commitment to durable, long-lasting roof repairs backed by our industry-leading 10-year free service guarantee have positioned us as the Midwest’s preferred roofing contractor for high-quality roofing systems.

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Roofing Companies Near Battle Creek: Compare & Choose the Best—Free Quotes!

At Sherriff Goslin Company, we don’t just fix roofs; we safeguard your investment. When your roof is in need of repair or replacement, choosing the right roofing company is crucial. You want to be sure you’re hiring the best team with the most experience at a price you can afford. That’s why we’ve made it easy for you to compare quotes, giving you a free inspection and estimate performed by our roofing contractors. We’ll assess your roof needs and craft a solution that fits your budget. No guesswork, no pressure—just peace of mind that comes with our guaranteed quality. Take advantage of this offer and request your free roofing quote today by giving us a call at (269) 962-4036.


Sherriff Goslin Roofing Battle Creek
10 Avenue C | Battle Creek, MI, 49037

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

(269) 962-4036

(800) 925-1906