Washington’s Oldest Family-Owned Businesses

Washington’s Oldest Family-Owned Businesses

Washington Business Journal’s List of Oldest Family-Owned Businesses Wagner Roofing is proud to be ranked #11 in the Washington Business Journal’s recent list of Oldest Family-Owned Businesses. Visit the Washington Business Journal to access the full...
Wagner Roofing Honored by Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Wagner Roofing Honored by Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Wagner Roofing Honored by Historical Society of Washington, D.C. with “Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Historic Preservation” Saluting More than a Century of Commitment to Preserving Regional Heritage Hyattsville, MD – The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. has recognized Wagner Roofing with the “Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Historic Preservation.” Presented last week at a ceremony at the Society’s headquarters at the Carnegie Library, the distinction celebrates Wagner Roofing’s 101 year legacy of restoring and repairing some of the metropolitan Washington region’s most distinguished public buildings and private residences. Wagner Roofing’s handiwork has graced more than 500 sites, including the Washington National Cathedral, Smithsonian Castle, U.S. Naval Academy’s Mahan Hall, 6th & I Historic Synagogue, President Lincoln’s Cottage and the Old Post Office Pavilion. At the heart of Wagner Roofing’s work is a passion for quality, customer service and artisanship. “As part of a family-owned business that has been deeply committed to preserving Washington’s historical facades for more than a century, it’s a great pleasure to have our work recognized by the Historical Society,” said owner Chuck Wagner. “We share the Society’s mission of celebrating the rich heritage of our nation’s capital, and in receiving this distinction find ourselves among greatly admired company.” Additional 2015 award recipients included the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the Cassell Family, Clyde’s Restaurant Group, Hillcrest Children and Family Center and the Ourisman Family. Over the past four years, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. has honored sixteen Washingtonians and D.C.-based organizations whose enduring contributions to the community have helped create, define, and preserve the city’s...
Wagner Roofing Featured in The Washington Post

Wagner Roofing Featured in The Washington Post

Wagner Roofing Featured in The Washington Post Wagner Roofing’s husband-wife team keeps the lid on Washington history (article by Thomas Heath originally published in The Washington Post – http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/wagner-roofings-husband-wife-team-keeps-the-lid-on-washington-history/2015/04/05/c2f80608-d7eb-11e4-ba28-f2a685dc7f89_story.html ) Many entrepreneurs make it a point to keep their business and personal lives separate. And then there’s Sheila and Chuck Wagner. Sheila is a no-nonsense administrator who is Mrs. Inside to Chuck’s Mr. Outside at Wagner Roofing, a 100-year-old company specializing in historical preservation. Their division of labor is an example of what happens when a family business gets it right. They built the company into a $12 million-a-year enterprise with profit margins easily exceeding 10 percent. “We complement each other,” said Sheila, sitting at her desk in their Hyattsville headquarters. “I am behind the scenes helping keep all the parts moving so he can do what he does best, which is seeking out jobs. As someone said, there is nothing without a sale.” Click Here for Full Washington Post Article Chuck has literally climbed all over the nation’s past, from Washington National Cathedral to the Old Post Office and Clock Tower, from Mahan Hall at the United States Naval Academy to Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia. The 71-year-old architecture buff knows the back story to many landmarks. He will tell you a compact car could fit in the gutters on the cathedral.
He says it’s a shame you can’t see the stamped copper crests atop the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall (1929) from the...
DC Preservation League’s Bricks & Mortar Ball

DC Preservation League’s Bricks & Mortar Ball

DC Preservation League’s Bricks & Mortar Ball (article by Alfredo Flores originally published in BisNow – https://www.bisnow.com/washington-dc/news/washington-dc-scene/bricks–mortar-ball-44360) We went to the DC Preservation League’s Bricks & Mortar Ball at the historic Manhattan Laundry building, which we got to see before its rehabilitation for future office or retail use. We snapped Winmar Construction’s Catherine O’Donnell and Jack Mutty with Georgetown U’s Vanessa Schwartz. Guests dressed in creative black tie and enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Here, DC Preservation League exec director Rebecca Miller is with Bell Architects’ T. David Bell and Makin’ Whoopie bakery’s Kimberly Robinson. The ball supported Washington’s only citywide nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and protection of DC’s historic and built environment. Here, Wagner Roofing’s Emily Jagusch and Sheila Wagner with Thompson Creek Windows’ Katie Sushko. Click Here for Full BisNow...