OUR STORYOur People Make Us the Triangle’s Leading Commercial & Residential Roofing Company.
Based in Durham, NC, and serving commercial and residential customers in Wake, Durham, and Orange County for over 85 years Pickard Roofing Company, Inc. has come a long way. And while the science and technology has continued to evolve over the years, our Team’s dedication to craftsmanship and service in the Triangle has remained uncompromised. Learn more about the Pickard Roofing Team and discover why their experience and expertise make us the Triangle’s roofing choice.
James Pickard III "Jim"
Owner and PresidentAs the third generation to the family business, Jim is passionate about leading their long-held mission to provide the best roofing solutions in the Triangle area. With over thirty years at the helm, Jim is the “go-to” for complex roofing designs and client consultations. He has served past board terms for Carolinas Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association and is a current trustee for their Self Insurers Workers’ Compensation Fund. A country boy at heart, Jim resides in Hillsborough with his wife, farm toys, and frequently visiting grandchildren.
Manager, Low Slope/Flat RoofingBorn and raised in the Carolinas, Frank spent the first 14 years of his career in residential and commercial construction. For the last 27 years Frank has been in the roofing industry as a working supervisor, project manager and estimator. Sixteen years ago he brought his extensive background in industrial and commercial roofing to Pickard Roofing. Frank, his wife Deanna, and their 3 sons enjoy surfing, biking and boating on the N.C. coast.
Manager, Shingle RoofingProud to be part of the Pickard Roofing family the past 25 years, Shawn is the second generation of the Murphy family to be a part of Pickard Roofing. Shawn’s father started his career with Pickard Roofing in the early 70’s, and in 1991 brought his son on-board, starting him “at the bottom,” working on shingle crews picking up trash, then working up onto installing shingles then onto a flat roofing crew. After a 4-year career in the United States Marine Corps, Shawn returned to Pickard Roofing in 1997, and today runs the residential or the shingle roofing side of the company, giving estimates on roof replacements, overseeing the shingle roof replacement and repair crews. Married with 2 daughters, Shawn spends his leisure hours surfing, water skiing, and archery hunting.
Frank Meunier, aka "Frenchie"
Manager, Slate, Tile, Metal RoofingBorn and raised in Paris, France, Frank brings his international experience to Pickard Roofing. Frank went to roofing school at age 16, where he earned 3 roofing degrees, including a French Master in slate and metal roof. After a yearlong tour in the French army as a paratrooper in 1995, Frank worked 11 years downtown Paris before moving to Chapel Hill, NC in Dec. 2003. Frank spent the next few years learning English. Along the way he passed his EMT-B certification and worked for a private ambulance company. He also owned and operated a window cleaning business for several years. In 2014 Frank joined Pickard Roofing as an estimator/supervisor, returning to his professional passion and sharing his extensive roofing knowledge. A single dad of one daughter, Frank is an avid motorcycle rider and traveler, taking his daughter to Paris every year to visit his family.
Office ManagerTruly the heart of daily operations, Rena joined Pickard Roofing Company in 1995, and other than a 5 year break to start her family, she has been the key to Pickard’s customer service ever since. Today, Rena is the office manager and bookkeeper for Pickard Roofing, calmly and efficiently completing all the “behind the scenes” work that assures Pickard Roofing continues to run successfully. Married, she and her husband David have 2 daughters, and the family enjoys sports, fishing and being outdoors together. She also makes it clear that she’s avid Kentucky Wildcat basketball fan!
Administrative AssistantNoelle Cates is the Office Assistant at Pickard Roofing Company. Typically the first point of contact for our customers, she tries to make that experience as friendly and pleasant as possible. Noelle takes pride in everything she does, including her job here at Pickard Roofing. She is a police wife and mom of two boys, five dogs and a cat. You'll often find Heisenberg, Noelle's Boston Terrier, at work alongside her almost every day.
Just wanted to send a quick note recognizing Charles Walker for his professionalism and excellent service. Charles came out to my home on Monday and I was very impressed with his knowledge and the time he took to explain the necessary repairs. Two days later he was on site performing the repair work and I really appreciated how neat he kept the work area, his attention to detail including bringing out three different colors of shingle to find the best match, and the time he took to explain what he had done when he finished working. It’s apparent Charles takes pride in his work and I appreciate his passion for a job done well!
- Pickard Roofing has provided us highest quality workmanship for over 30 years, and provided the same to my parents for years prior. This included a minimal slope roof on my patent's home, and a flat roof deck over our living room in addition to a shingle roof on our house. Furthermore, they fabricated a reliable chimney cap, aesthetic and durable hidden gutters and downspouts of copper, and Jim Pickard expertly designed an outdoor staircase for us.Jim and his men are knowledgeable, experienced, skilled, detailed, careful, thorough, dependable, attentive, and professional. They make certain that their work is "done right". I have complete confidence in Pickard Roofing.
- The manager Shawn Murphy has been very easy to work with and I will continue to use Shawn and his company in the future as well. They have proven that they stand by their work and their prices are very reasonable.
We could not have made a better choice than selecting Pickard Roofing Company, Inc. to perform our work. All of their personnel we dealt with, including supervisory and installation personnel, were more than gracious and very polite and helpful. They very patiently answered our questions, even during the installation, and it was also quickly obvious that they were all experts in the performance of their duties. Not one blade of grass or shrub was damaged and our yard was so completely free of debris that it appeared as if the entire area had been vacuumed. Amazing! I highly recommend the services of Pickard Roofing Company if you are ever in need of a new roof or if you need an existing roof repaired.
- Pickard Roofing Company located in Durham, NC replaced my roof a few years ago. I was very pleased with the job and they showed up when they said they would. When we had the ice storm a couple of years ago and a tree fell on my roof, I only had to make one phone call and they came out at once to inspect the roof. Luckily there was little damage and they were able to repair the roof almost immediately. I strongly recommend Pickard Roofing Company.
When I heard that Pickard Roofing was a professional outfit who would get the job done, I called them right away. I was done wrestling with the guys I'd hoped would save me money. We'd play phone tag for a week or three, they'd climb up onto our metal roof, dab sealant on the bolts, and next time it rained, I was back to square one. As property manager of The Plant in Pittsboro, it's my job to keep our tenants and their inventory happy and dry. With four aging industrial buildings, I was desperate for a contractor who knew what they were doing. I called Pickard and was impressed with their quick response. When Frank came out and climbed his ladder for a look see above the drop ceiling, I knew I'd picked a winner. Pickard Roofing has been my go-to roofing contractor for several years now and I highly recommend them, not only for repairs but to build a water tight roof the right way the first time. Give them a call. They won't let you down!
We continue to make Pickard Roofing part of our project delivery team. They are adept and experienced in what can often be a series of complex building envelop problems. Pickard Roofing adds yet another layer of credibility to our finished work.
As a local Durham resident who has used Pickard roofing many times, I can say with out hesitation that their quality of work is extremely high! I have had them patch sections of roofing, but mostly used for seamless gutter installation, while they are high in the price section, you truly do get what you pay for, and the quality of their work speaks for itself. As long as I am flipping houses I would not call anyone else for gutters! Specifically Frank Meunier is the only person I deal with and he has been a pleasure to work with both on site and when scheduling.
We’ve been working with Pickard for the past 10 years or so on all of our roofing & sheet metal projects. They offer a 5 year warranty and we’ve never had to call upon it. Where other companies use caulk in their flashing, they solder, if they have the ability to do so, that’s details that others don’t get right. In fact, I used Pickard Roofing for my personal home, because I knew it would be done right the first time.