Elmer W. Davis earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1921.  He put his knowledge and skills towards opening a roofing company which was incorporated in Rochester, NY in 1936.  Today, Elmer W. Davis, Inc. is committed to the tradition of excellence that Elmer initiated so many years ago.  Our current President & CEO, Jeffery Davis, has been involved in the company’s operations for over 40 years.  Throughout Jeff’s tenure, the company has grown organically to become the largest roofing contractor in New York and one of the largest roofing contractors in the United States.  Over the years, we have received the industry’s top honors for both our performance and quality.


Integrity, professionalism and superior workmanship are the fundamental values that have been instilled in Elmer W. Davis, Inc. since our inception over 80 years ago.  Through perseverance, we are committed to consistently providing our clients with the highest standards of excellence in the roofing industry within budget and on schedule.


OUR TEAM Across four generations, Elmer W. Davis has built a proud reputation of trust and dependability by providing on-time, on-budget solutions to industrial and commercial roofing problems. Today, that tradition of excellence continues to grow through innovations in materials and technology; with competitive pricing and superior craftsmanship, we ensure that every job will be handled to the customer's complete satisfaction. None of this success would be possible without our incredible team.
Elmer W. Davis in 1936 "We shall build good [roofs] here. At a profit — if we can. At a loss — if we must. But always good [roofs]." – Original Quote: Collis P. Huntington

Current Day

Although Elmer W. Davis was founded in Rochester, today the company operates throughout New York State from Buffalo to Albany and Binghamton to Massena; we also complete work in areas of Pennsylvania.

Did you know?

Elmer W. Davis now has offices in Buffalo, Syracuse, and Gouverneur.