Rancourt Roofing is a family-owned business in Ottawa. Owners Luc (see bio) and Gaetan (see bio) value every customer and are committed to offering the highest quality of service at a fair price. Our bilingual team is composed of dynamic personnel, qualified roofing estimators and skilled roofers and craftsman who take the time to evaluate client concerns, create cost-effective quotes, and deliver quality workmanship in a timely manner.
We understand that dealing with the construction industry can be challenging, frustrating and full of pitfalls. That is why Rancourt Roofing uses best business practices in order to offer an effortless transition from old roof to new.
When I was 16 years old, I started working summers for my father at his roofing and siding company. For the following 8 years, I learned a great deal about roofing by working with many of his employees, first as a labour and soon after as an installer. I was also fortunate to see first-hand the challenges and rewards of running your own business. One thing always fascinated me was the commitment and dedication my father had towards his employees. He respected them and they respected him back.
At the age of 24, when my father sold his business and retired from construction, I was working in the financial services industry. Although very different from roofing, the experience I gained really helped me deal with individuals and also understand the principles on which I wanted to build Rancourt Roofing. I am now in my forties and have been back in the roofing industry for over 10 years as a business owner. From our modest beginning (an old pickup truck and 3 guys), we have grown Rancourt Roofing to a point where we do hundreds of reroofs per year and create work for over 35 people.
My goal is to continue to build a company that is fair to its employees and fair to its clients. I want to help employees make a good income but also help them manage it properly for their families. I want to offer quality workmanship at a reasonable price for all my clients while running an ethical company. I want people to know that when you call our company, every effort will be made to ensure that you will be a truly satisfied client. In recent years, we have become members of the Better Business Bureau and the Ottawa Construction Association and have gained important product certifications with Certainteed, GAF and Maximum Ventilation. I am proud to say that we are Green Roofer certified (program to reduce landfill waste).
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my incredibly supportive wife and children, going to the cottage, and working in our yard. Lastly, I have been coaching Men’s Water Polo at the University of Ottawa since 2003. I was head coach for 8 years but have since taken on a diminished role as an assistant because of my family and business commitments. I plan to continue staying involved as this allows me to stay grounded and to stay young at heart.
We hope to meet you soon.
In 1966, I started my first job in construction and this would end up being a defining moment in my career. Less than one year later, I opened Rancourt Aluminum offering services such as siding, eaves troughs, windows, soffit and fascia. In 1980, with a construction boom looming in Alberta, I grasped the opportunity and moved to Calgary with my wife, my four young children and several relatives in search of work. After several years of hard work, I made my way back to Ottawa in 1984 following a serious injury after being offered an office job by Ritesco Enterprises owner Eino Miettenen. This business relationship turned out to be yet another opportunity, as in 1988, I became co-owner of Ritesco with Bill Salmon. This opened my eyes to a whole new perspective of the construction business as I gained a great deal of experience working with over 70 employees at times.
After 8 years as owner of Ritesco, I chose to sell the company and retired from construction and opted for a career change in the financial services field. I was attracted to this industry as I couldn`t believe how little we all knew about managing debts and saving for the future. I wanted to better manage my money but most importantly, I was looking to help family and friends understand the money game. To this day, I continue to hold licences and help many families with their personal finances.
In 2003, when my son approached me with the idea of starting a roofing company, the construction bug bit again and I got involved in Rancourt Roofing. My son and I share the same philosophy of treating the customer and the employees with respect as we strive to offer workmanship excellence, a hard find nowadays.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing golf, gardening and spending weekends working around my cottage in the Laurentians. My goal is to start skiing again after a 10 year break!
Our clients include residential homeowners, small and medium commercial clients, insurance and restoration companies as well as condominium corporations.
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