[OUR BREAD AND BUTTER] Supreme Roofing: The Finest in Roofing since 1942
As the owner of Supreme Roofing, Doug Ratliff is accustomed to the view from the top of the city’s most distinctive buildings. Over the years, his company, one of the city’s oldest in the business, has roofed iconic structures such as Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Hollywood-Roosevelt Hotel and most of Hollywood’s studios.
A history grad from UCLA, Ratliff turned aside a career in teaching for a job that allowed him to work outdoors, but his work at Supreme Roofing still gives him the opportunity to delve into history.
His most recent project was a complete earthquake retrofit of the Gilmore Adobe House at Farmers Market that was originally built in 1828.
“We wanted to keep the Gilmore Adobe house as original as possible,” said Alain Moriau, facilities director for AF Gilmore Properties. “Doug went and searched out old tiles in other areas of Los Angeles and found exact matches from the time period.”
Since 1942, Supreme Roofing has built a solid customer base, particularly in the Historic Preservation Overlay Zones in and around Larchmont. Here, the character of the roof is a major feature for most historic structures.
“The advice I give most people is to have your roof checked and your gutters cleaned every 1-2 years and your roof will last twice as long,” said Ratliff.
Supreme Roofing Co.
1015 N. Gower Street