TomKat Roofing: "An Overnight Success"
TOMKAT Roofing, Inc. was founded by Larry and Kathy Tombaugh in 1985. Started as a small, family business, Tomkat has now grown to 20 employees and counting and serves customers throughout the state of Illinois. Originally, TOMKAT specialized in installing foam roofs, Conklin coatings, and shingles. In 1990, Larry was introduced to the Duro-Last product, and it is now the number one product installed by the company. TOMKAT stands behind the Duro-Last product, and Larry was even elected to the Duro-Last Advisory Board in 1993 and served as Chairman in 1995
Known for their professionalism as well as their high-quality work, TOMKAT has been recognized as an expert roofing company. TOMKAT's distinctions include the Elite Contractor Award, Century Club Award at Point Clear, AL, the Presidents Club Award, Admirals Club Award, Generals Club Award, and the 2004 ABC Excellence in Construction Award for a project completed at the Alamo II in Normal, IL.
In May of 2018, Mike Wagner of AMS 360 Building Services, LLC (AMS), specializing in construction and property services, from La Salle, Illinois, purchased the corporation as a "turnkey" purchase. To complete the executive management team, Mike enlisted his AMS business partner, Ashley Bodhaine, to be VP of Business Development and Erick Kane, owner of Prairie State Insulation, specializing in spray foam insulation, in Ottawa, Illinois to fill the role of VP of Sales & Field Operations. While AMS and PSI are completely separate entities from TOMKAT, the three function as affiliate organizations to offer more services to our customers.
President & CEO
VP Business Development
Assistant Office Manager
VP Sales & Field Operations
President & CEO
Kathy and Larry Tombaugh
Original Founders of TomKat Roofing
The business is presently still being operated on the Tombaugh family farm in Streator, Illinois, but will be relocated to another location in the area to allow the Tombaughs to pursue their goals beyond Tomkat. Although the business has expanded greatly since its initial inception and change of ownership, the company still operates on the same strong family values and work ethics on which it was initially founded.
With over 35 years in the roofing business, TOMKAT stands behind all of our quality products and services and we pride ourselves on being experts inaccurately inspecting, repairing and replacing roofs. Because we hold ourselves to such high standards, we specialize in Duro-Last flat and low-slowed roofing solutions while now also offering a full range of additional roofing products and systems to better serve our valued customers.
TOMKAT installs approximately 100 roofs each year on both commercial and residential buildings, only slowing down during the very coldest months of the year. With 35 years of experience in the roofing industry, TOMKAT is a name you can trust.
Our Affiliated Companies
Advanced Management Services, LLC
Prairie State Insulation
Although ownership has changed, anyone who has ever met Larry knows that even though he created a fantastic roofing company, his true pride, and joy (that he promotes on the back of every one of his business cards and e-mails) is his daughter Kate who is an amazingly talented mezzo-soprano opera singer.
(We wouldn't be paying proper homage to Larry if he didn't make sure there was a link to Kate. Click the photo below to visit