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L.A. Barnaby & Sons


Tested. Tried. True. L.A. Barnaby & Sons has stood the test of time. Established in 1947, Leon Barnaby, Sr. started his business from humble beginnings in his small garage. His son, Leon Barnaby, Jr., took over the company after his father?s passing in 2001.

L. A. Barnaby ImagesA home improvement company, L.A. Barnaby & Sons is now in its third generation with Leon?s son, Brian. Leon says, ?We mainly started as a roofing company and eventually graduated to siding, windows, doors, decks, and light interior remodeling as well.?

Leon grew up in Stratford on Highland Avenue before moving to the north end of Stratford. He says, ?Once Donna and I got married, we moved up to Monroe and raised our family.?

Brian adds, ?I grew up in Monroe for over 25 years and attended Eastern Connecticut State University. I?ve been working with the company since high school. I started with deliveries and am now doing sales. I?ve always had an interest in the home improvement business and keeping the name going.?

Another valued member of L.A. Barnaby & Sons is Bill, who has worked with the company since the early ?50s! He started out as an installer before becoming one of the superintendents. Bill has been with the company for 65 years and just turned 90 years old. Currently, he works three days a week from 8?12 p.m.

Bill says, ?I started working for L.A. Barnaby & Sons out of high school by putting on siding.? He has seen many changes over the years, especially in vinyl being used for siding. He jokes, ?Vinyl used to be what is on the kitchen floor. Now it?s what we used for siding.?

Bill is proud of his longevity with the company and can?t remember a time before work. He comments, ?I was married 61 years when I lost my wife. I don?t remember not being married. I also don?t remember not working for Barnaby. I got married in ?53 and started working in ?55.? He enjoys his job and has lots of memories through the years. He jokes, ?If I had any talent, I?d write a book!?

Bill has four children who ?think he is amazing,? two granddaughters, and two great-grandchildren.

Quality Products
What makes this local long-standing company unique is their commitment to using quality products. When it comes to roofing, L.A. Barnaby & Sons is proud to be a GAF Master Elite Contractor. Leon explains, ?There are only 2% of us in the entire country that is able to offer customers the Golden Pledge Warranty, which is unique in the industry.? Leon adds, ?We like to choose products that we have no callbacks with, have high reviews, and excel in quality.?

The professionals at L.A. Barnaby & Sons are also a CertainTeed 5 Star Green Contractor for siding. In addition, they use doors by Thermatru and are an approved contractor for the company. For skylights, L.A. Barnaby & Sons is a 3-Star Skylight Specialist for Velux. In terms of decks, Leon uses Trex. According to its website, ?Trex is the country?s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products.?

Setting Themselves Apart from Others
In all that they do, Leon and his dedicated team are determined to be the best that they can be. Leon explains, ?We align ourselves with a manufacturer that has an accreditation program and become an approved contractor for them.? He is also careful to use the right installers in the field.

Brian comments, ?We are always focused on personal service, customized to each customer?s desires and wants. From the time they sign the contract to clean up at the job, we remain in constant communication with our clients to make sure we are on the same page. We make sure that customers are 100% satisfied and make it a relationship for years to come.?

Another way that L.A. Barnaby & Sons distinguishes themselves is through the Equipter RB4000, which is similar to a portable dumpster. This efficient device which results in protection for the homeowner?s lawn and also increases efficiency.

According to their website, ?The Equipter allows roofing companies to be in complete control of debris. None of your debris has to touch the lawn. From the minute those old shingles come off your roof, they?re immediately in the Equipter ready to be transferred to the dumpster. It?s really that simple. Instead of managing the debris three to four times simply by manpower, the Equipter eliminates the cleanup to only one step.?
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