Organizational History

The present organization had its beginning in 1962 as Charles Adams Roofing Company. After experiencing a period of rapid growth and expanding markets, the company was incorporated in 1969.

On August 2, 1970, Woodrow Rivers, a participant in the company's operation from the beginning, became owner and president of Charles Adams Roofing Company. Mr. Rivers changed the name of the company to WESTBANK ROOFING, INC. in 1972 and moved its location from Belle Chasse to Harvey in 1978.

It was also in 1978 that Mr. River's sister, Mary C. Hinkley, and her husband David Hinkley joined the firm. David Hinkley was named manager of WESTBANK ROOFING, INC. while Mrs. Hinkley was given responsibility for internal office operation. Under the direction of the Hinkley's, WESTBANK ROOFING, INC. expanded into the roofing and sheet metal supply business. In 1980 their son, W. Keith Hinkley, began working for the company in the roofing division and eventually became active in estimating and job management.

In 1983, the Hinkley's purchased WESTBANK ROOFING, INC. from Woodrow Rivers with David Hinkley becoming its president, W. Keith Hinkley its vice president and Mary C. Hinkley secretary/treasurer and operations manager of the roofing and sheet metal supply division.

The company expanded again in 1988 with the founding of LOUISIANA ROOFING AND SHEET METAL WORKS. This division of WESTBANK ROOFING, INC. is managed by W. Keith Hinkley. The Hinkley family is committed to bringing their brand of service and integrity in the roofing business to the entire Southeast Louisiana Area.

LOUISIANA HOME IMPROVEMENT CO., INC. was established in February, 2001 to complement the existing roofing services offered. This division is managed by Sharon Hinkley and is devoted to the sales and service of siding, soffits, fascias, patio covers, glass enclosures, hurricane shutters and panels and replacement windows.

Our companies are presently served by a central warehouse and office complex, located in Harvey, Louisiana. Included are material, equipment and vehicle storage areas, office sales and material showroom and complete sheet metal and vehicle maintenance shops.

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Louisiana Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc.
1948 Industrial Blvd., Harvey, LA 70058
Phone (504) 733-3999 • (504) 340-0443 • Fax (504) 340-4778