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Company History & Staff

Company History

N. W. Martin & Brothers, Incorporated ( NWM ) has been operating as a commercial roofing and sheet metal contractor in Central Virginia since the early 1900s. The business was incorporated in 1948. The typical service area is within an 80 mile radius of Richmond, VA.

The principal business of the company is sales of roofing material, installation and manufacturing of roofing products, installation of composite & metal panels, and providing general contracting services within the Central Virginia region.

NW Martin is engaged primarily in the commercial roofing industry. It has been a member of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) since 1953. It is also a member of the Builders’ Exchange Association of Virginia and the Association of General Contractors. The company has been recognized by Carlisle as being in the top 5% of applicators nationally for quality and service.

Located just north of downtown Richmond at 1531 St. James Street, NWM has a fully equipped sheet metal shop, including welding capabilities, and a 30,000 square foot office and warehouse. The office and warehouse conveniently located within ¼ mile of Interstates 95 and 64.

The firm directly employs approximately 24 people. Current projects include schools, churches, museums, residences, and commercial properties. NWM installs many different types of roofs, but is particularly well known for high profile projects, including historical restorations. Projects which combine several different types of roofing are typical. The sheet metal shop is open to all customers, and there is a small retail material and salvage operation on the premises as well.


The firm currently has 24 employees. Many of the employees have worked at NWM for in excess of ten years as noted below. Our employees are eligible to receive healthcare and paid vacation benefits.


The president has over 10 years of experience in construction residential and commercial.


Vice President

The vice president has over 35 years of experience in all types of commercial and residential roofing and sheet metal. He is a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a past president of the state trade association.


General Superintendent

The General Superintendent has been employed by the company for over 15 years. His experience in all types of commercial roofing extends back over 30 years. His project management experience includes work with built-up, modified, metal, slate, tile, and single ply roof systems.


Estimator/ Project Administrator

This position is held by a recent hire for the company. His experience in roofing extends back over 30 years. He spent over 16 years with his previous employer as project manager and estimator. He has also previously been a general manager for a commercial roofing company.


Secretary/ Office Manager

The office manager has been with the company for over ten years and held a similar position with a commercial contractor for the previous 20 years. She is qualified as a full charge book-keeper and payroll/benefits administrator/ HR representative.


Field Foreman

The company currently employs 4 field foremen. All of them have been with the company for over ten years and have experience in roofing for over 25 years. 

Roof Mechanics

The company employs 15 roof mechanics. Each has been with the company more than 5 years and in roofing over 10 years.

Shop Mechanics

The company employs 3 sheet metal shop mechanics. Skills include layout, fabrication, and soldering. All have been with the company over 15 years.

Other roles

Other roles include truck drivers, warehouse personnel, and roof helpers.