About Roofing Artisans
At Roofing Artisans, we design, build and install roofs in the storybook style, incorporating gentle curves and custom-made, steam-bent wood shakes. Roofing Artisans is one of the only roofing contractors in the nation that provides this work.
Each storybook roof we build starts with the finest cedar shakes. We use Grade 1, Blue Label, certified 100% vertical grain and 100% edge grain Western Red Cedar shingles.
Brian J. Calamita
Roofing Artisans' owner, Brian Calamita, is a storybook roofing artisan and artist who provides a unique and proprietary design process making our storybook roofs works of art and truly one-of-a-kind.
Brian has owned Roofing Artisans (Cleveland, Ohio and Tampa, Florida) since 2001. Like many entrepreneurs, his path to corporate independence began with the elimination of his position as an Internet Marketer for a local Cleveland TV station.
His first roofing project was for his mother's roof; since that time, Brian and Roofing Artisans completed millions of dollars worth of projects becoming the national leader in the Storybook Roofing market.
The New York City Landmark Commission chose Roofing Artisans for the roof restoration projects featured below. We maintain the historical integrity of these properties by using the wave-coursing roofing technique. All cedar shakes were steam-bent on-site and layered together with varying exposures. This creates a natural, artistic look that preserves historical accuracy.