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TAMKO® Voted Best Employer

Readers Choice Favorites of the Four States - Winner 2019TAMKO Building Products Inc. is again overwhelmed by the support from the four-states community it’s called home for over 75 years. The community recently voted TAMKO “Best Industrial Employer” for the second year in a row, and for the first time ever, “Best Employer” overall, in The Joplin Globe newspaper’s “2019 Readers’ Choice Favorites of the Four States” contest. The four-states refers to a region where Southwest Missouri, Southeast Kansas, Northeast Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas connect and this is the area where TAMKO was founded in 1944.

These honors are particularly special this year as the company achieves a significant milestone: its 75th anniversary. Over 75 years, TAMKO has grown from just one location with 35 employees to multiple locations nationwide with more than 600 employees in the four-states area alone.

TAMKO has worked hard to provide good jobs for its employees, and as a result, the company has become a preferred employer in the four-states area offering top of the scale salaries, wages and benefits. Production hourly employees at TAMKO’s four-states facilities average a gross annual income of more than $65,000.

TAMKO’s core values of honesty, integrity and compliance have attracted top talent and long-term employees with outstanding character, many of whom choose to stay at the company for 20 plus years. In fact, nearly 16% of current employees have been with the company more than 25 years and many choose to remain at TAMKO until retirement.

TAMKO is well known for its community stewardship, giving more than $3.2 million of charitable donations in recent years. The company’s good corporate citizenship extends through its employees as well. In a recent company survey, TAMKO employees reported volunteering more than 26,000 hours in the last year.

The public acknowledgement of TAMKO as “Best Employer” and “Best Industrial Employer” in the four-states is evidence of the company’s positive workplace reputation and quality work environment.

“We're immensely proud of this recognition, which is a testament to our strong company culture,” said TAMKO President and CEO David Humphreys. “We are grateful for this community endorsement and the support of everyone who helped make this possible.”


In 2024, TAMKO Building Products LLC celebrates 80 years in business. TAMKO is a leading independent manufacturer of residential roofing shingles crafted with American pride. At TAMKO, the popular Heritage® shingle series and Proline™ shingle series feature the best roofing colors on the market that are backed by a brand name recognized for its rich history, core values of honesty and integrity, quality products and processes, authority with building professionals and support for its community. For more information about TAMKO, visit our website at