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On April 19, CentiMark Corporation celebrated 50 years in the commercial roofing and flooring business. Edward B. Dunlap, founder, chairman and CEO, leads by example in both business and philanthropy. Since the early days of the company, Dunlap supported those in need and encouraged volunteerism from his associates. He continues at the helm of the company while his son, Timothy M. Dunlap, serves as president and COO.

While roofing and flooring are CentiMark’s business, giving back to the community is the company’s commitment. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pa., CentiMark Corporation seeks to help the least, the last and the lost through its charitable endeavors. 

The company offers volunteer and financial support to hundreds of charities across North America that serve the hungry, homeless, at-risk children and families, domestic violence victims, veterans, senior citizens and those with health care needs. 

As part of National Roofing Week each June and for Thanksgiving each November, CentiMark’s 85 offices throughout North America hold food drives and make financial donations to food banks in their respective communities. 

As part of their regular Friday workday routine, CentiMark Corporation associates in Canonsburg take turns delivering Meals on Wheels. Several years ago, in the middle of a heat wave in western Pennsylvania, employees installed air conditioners and fans in the homes of the seniors on the Meals on Wheels route who did not have cooling appliances.

Each spring, CentiMark hosts the “Southpointe Golfs for Children’s” event to raise money for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. During a span of 15 years, the company has raised more than $1 million for various departments at the hospital. 

“The culture of giving back and volunteering has been ingrained in us for years. As our company continues to grow, we have more resources to help people,” Timothy Dunlap says. “Giving back to the community has not shaped the CentiMark culture...it is the CentiMark culture.”

The company is particularly committed to children and families. CentiMark associates teach Junior Achievement programs and host field trips at their corporate offices to show students how a business works.  

“Even when I was a busy CFO at CentiMark and thought I didn’t have time to teach Junior Achievement, Ed Dunlap told me that I did have the time,” recalls CentiMark Foundation Executive Director John Rudzik, who taught for 40 years.

Each year, corporate associates also deliver back-to-school and Christmas food and gifts to families in need and to nonprofit organizations.

The company believes that giving a child a book bag, school supplies, clothes and shoes not only makes their day, but also reinforces their value and the importance of education. 

The list of outreach efforts goes on and on. CentiMark employees walk, run and bike for charity, donate blood and winter coats, place Christmas wreaths on veterans’ graves and, most importantly, give of their time. They take great pride in the company’s success because that success enables them to undertake so many charitable endeavors. 

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