Proud to be family owned and operated since 1907
Wm. Kramer & Son, Inc. is a 5th generation, family operated, roofing and sheet metal contractor, committed to providing our customers with quality roofing and sheet metal products and services in a timely manner, at a competitive price. Our mechanics are professionally trained and continually educated to stay current with the industry’s ever changing needs. We strive to be positively involved in our community and to maintain a congenial relationship with our customers, employees, and suppliers.
1907 – Current
Established in 1907, Wm. Kramer & Son, Inc. is a 4th generation owned business with 5th generation management participation that has evolved from a single-person residential roofing and sheet metal technician, to one of Ohio’s leading commercial roofing and architectural sheet metal installers. Currently headquartered in Southwest Ohio, Wm. Kramer & Son, Inc. has been meeting the Tri-State changing roofing needs for over 110 years.
William Kramer began his business in 1907 out of his Price Hill home. While primarily doing local residential work on various slate, tile and tin roofs common to the area, William quickly became a well respected tinner. After a sudden fatal illness in 1941, William’s son, Alfred (Jack) took over the business. The company’s second generation saw a beginning of flat roof and commercial work, as well as moving to a larger location on Glenway Avenue in 1949. Brothers, Robert and Kenneth Kramer, continued to expand the company into the third generation, expanding in 1984 to the current corporate headquarters on Harrison Pike in Cleves. Each subsequent generation has continued to follow the same hard work ethic established by William while preparing the business for the advancement into future years and generations.
Wm. Kramer & Son, Inc. is now an established roofing and sheet metal contractor that has been serving the needs of the Greater Cincinnati area since 1907. It is currently managed by fourth generation Stephen Kramer, Doug Kramer, Kevin Kramer, and Bruce Kramer. Active fifth generation management includes Jeff Kramer, Erik Kramer, and Genevieve Kramer, as well as family members contributing to the daily business operations. The company celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2007 by winning the University of Cincinnati Goering Center’s Family Business of the Year Award. Their work primarily specializes in commercial re-roof, new construction, repair work, roof management, maintenance, as well as expanded architectural sheet metal capabilities with state of the art equipment and quality minded mechanics, servicing Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
Most recently, Wm. Kramer & Son, Inc. was awarded The 2017 Who’s Who in Building & Construction by The Blue Book Network of Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton Ohio.
Honoring Our Past – Inspiring Our Future
Wm. Kramer & Son, Inc. is celebrating 110 years in business in 2017. We embrace our unique balance between historical tradition and advanced technology.
What is equally impressive is our ability to not only stay current, but ahead of others in our industry. Our field/equipment technologies, internal technologies, as well as the technologies available to our customers, are ahead of our industry competition. Although we have had a lot more history log and old (hard copy paper) processes to overcome, we have automated our operations quite effectively and efficiently. We are continuing to streamline our processes while also having a unique respect for tradition.
We are always striving to become more technologically savvy to stay competitive, however, the history, knowledge, passion, tradition built into Wm. Kramer & Son, Inc over the last 110 years is something our competition will never attain.