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The TAMKO® Building Products Communications Department is focused on providing members of the media with the resources, materials and information they need. The Communications Department works daily with members of the local and national media on stories that highlight the nation's building materials industry.

TAMKO® Fact Sheet


TAMKO® Building Products Inc. is one of the nation’s largest independent manufacturers of residential and commercial roofing products, composite decking and railing, waterproofing, cements and coatings. With more than 65 years in the industry, TAMKO’s success is the direct result of teamwork and enduring relationships with customers, suppliers and employees. Privately owned, TAMKO is committed to producing top-quality products with superior product support.

Corporate Headquarters

220 West Fourth Street
PO Box 1404
Joplin, MO 64802-1404
(800) 641-4691

TAMKO Facilities:

  • Joplin, MO - Corporate Office
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus, KS
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Ennis, TX
  • Frederick, MD
  • Green Cove Springs, FL
  • Inwood, WV
  • Joplin, MO - High Street
  • Joplin, MO - Rangeline
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Lamar, MO
  • Omaha, NE
  • Phillipsburg, KS
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Riviera Beach, FL
  • Rock Hill, SC
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Tampa, FL
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Tuscaloosa, AL

History and Philosophy

TAMKO began in 1944 in a streetcar barn in Joplin, Missouri. TAMKO’s philosophy is simple – work hard, do your best, be fair and honest, and believe in those around you. It was on that foundation that E.L. Craig created the TAMKO line of roofing products. In 1960, under the leadership of Jay Humphreys, TAMKO became a national leader in the industry. Humphreys led the expansion of facilities in Phillipsburg, KS; Tuscaloosa, AL; Knoxville, TN; Frederick, MD and Dallas, TX. Under the leadership of David Humphreys, TAMKO has added manufacturing facilities in Green Cove Springs, FL; Columbus, KS; Ennis, TX; Lamar, MO and at an additional location in Joplin, MO. For a more detailed history of TAMKO, click here.


  • Ethelmae Humphreys, Chairman of the Board
  • David C. Humphreys, President/Chief Executive Officer
  • Tim Whelan, Executive Vice President
  • Tom King, Senior Vice President for Best Practices
  • Jeff Beyer, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Bob Bradley, Vice President and General Counsel
  • Stephen McNally, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
  • Kent Blanchard, Vice President of Roofing Manufacturing
  • Sandy BetebennerAssistant Vice President and Treasurer

Residential Products

TAMKO® is the single source for all homeowners’ roofing needs, including a complete line of residential products to protect and beautify any home. TAMKO's Heritage Series includes Heritage® (formerly Heritage® 30), Heritage® Premium (formerly Heritage® 50), and Heritage® Vintage® shingles. MetalWorks® Steel Shingles include a variety of styles and colors, all featuring a unique four-way locking system for easy installation and superior wind resistance. MetalWorks Shingles offer homeowners a combination of aesthetics, performance and low installation cost. TAMKO has introduced a line of composite decking and railing products. EverGrain by TAMKO provides the look of real wood decking, with minimal maintenance. TAM-RAIL® designer railing kits make an excellent addition to TAMKO's line of composite decking products. For more information of our decking line, visit

Commercial Products

TAMKO® products set the industry standard for strength and performance. Awaplan is the industry's first and finest SBS-modified polyester roll roofing. AwaFlex® roll roofing delivers similar performance characteristics for jobs with price-driven requirements. TAMKO offers everything for application specifications from SBS modifieds to BUR systems, as well as base sheets, flashing membranes and more. TAMKO has also continued it's legacy of providing the highest quality Cements and Coatings for commercial and residential applications.

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Media Contact
Ron Cook
Director of Communications
(800) 641-4691, ext. 2245