At Malarkey, we didn’t set out to be first in innovation. We set out to make the industry’s highest performing, most sustainable shingles. When that’s your goal, and you’re driven to achieve it, the innovation happens naturally.
“Building on Malarkey’s legacy of over 60 years of success, I look forward to unleashing our next era of growth together.” – Jan Jenisch, Holcim CEO
Partnering with 3M, Malarkey is the first (and only) shingle manufacturer to use 3M™ Smog-Reducing Granules that help clean the air of emission pollutants.
Malarkey introduces the first polymer modified (SBS rubberized) entry-level architectural laminated shingle (Highlander® NEX®), completing the industry’s first complete, Good-Better-Best, polymer modified shingle line.
Malarkey is the first (and only) shingle manufacturer to incorporate upcycled rubber and plastics into its asphalt formulation.
Malarkey introduces the first polymer modified (SBS rubberized) mid-level architectural laminated shingle (Vista®).
Malarkey receives GreenCircle® Certification for Waste Diversion, showing responsible end-of-life material management.
Partnering with 3M, Malarkey was the first shingle manufacturer to use 3M™ Copper Granules to receive the Scotchgard™ Protector designation for algae-resistant shingles.
Malarkey expands production with new facility in South Gate, California.
Malarkey obtains patent for The Zone® larger nailing area to improve installation ease and accuracy, for which it later wins Western States Roofing’s Outstanding Service Award in 2006.
Malarkey introduces the first polymer modified (SBS rubberized) architectural laminated shingle (Legacy®).
The Alaskan® shingle from Malarkey is the first shingle to meet 110 mph Miami Dade building code requirement for wind.
Malarkey introduces the first polymer modified (SEBS rubberized) mopping asphalt.
Malarkey introduces the first polymer modified (SBS rubberized) 3-tab shingle (The Alaskan®).
Malarkey receives the State of Oregon’s Governor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Energy Conservation for its methane recovery program with the City of Portland.
Malarkey introduces the first polymer modified (SBS rubberized) asphalt base sheet in North America.
Malarkey introduces the first metric fiberglass shingle in North America.
Malarkey introduces fiberglass mat to 3-tab shingles, and gives them the first 2-year warranty in the industry. That same year, Malarkey introduces the fiberglass Built-Up Roofing (BUR) system.
Michael Malarkey assumes the position of President of Malarkey Roofing Products, and installs the first random-lay inorganic fiberglass mat machine in Western North America.
Herbert Malarkey begins a new manufacturing venture named Herbert Malarkey Paper Company, which later becomes Malarkey Roofing Products. Malarkey begins operation of saturated felt rolls.