Being in business since 1960 is only a small part of our overall experience. Korellis has installed millions of square feet of roofing systems. Under difficult conditions, often on projects with structural deck replacements, severe slopes, and poor logistics, work has been completed cost effectively and safely, while at the same time achieving some of the highest honors in the roofing industry.
We have worked at some of the largest steel mills in North America, as well as hundreds of churches, schools, government and office buildings, nuclear power plant and multi-million dollar casinos on Lake Michigan. We’ve completed projects with a wide variety of shapes, sizes and slopes; used time-tested materials; and established safe environmental procedures during the removal and disposal of asbestos-containing roofing materials (ACRM).
But, Korellis’ real advantage comes from our team. Our office staff are employee-owners, which means everyone from our Administrators to our Estimators to our Project Managers overseeing every jobsite on a day-to-day basis has a vested interested in Korellis. Our field team members are highly-trained, union tradespeople getting paid great wages and benefits under their respective collective bargaining agreements. This investment in our employees amounts to an entire team with a stake in Korellis’ success – both short and long term.
The Korellis Vision
For over 60 years, Korellis has been an employee-centric roofing contractor delivering an unparalleled experience through team-inspired innovation and dedication to an ever-growing network of partners.
Korellis’ vision is to be a world-class employer and self-performing building envelope contractor in every community we touch.
In 1960, George Korellis began a residential roofing business out of his home. Since that time, CEO Pete Korellis and many dedicated employees have grown the business to encompass industrial and commercial sectors, with over 170 employees.
Korellis continues to maintain the company’s original core principles of honesty, integrity and customer satisfaction. By combining industry-leading talent, cutting-edge technology and award winning results, Korellis has earned a reputation as one of the premier roofing contractors in in the Chicagoland area, as well as the honor of being the largest roofing contractor in Northwest Indiana.
Korellis is 100% employee owned through an ESOP. Everyone has a vested common interest in serving customers’ needs and requests. Everyone has the mission to continue to grow the organization.
Korellis is dedicated to being your source for quality workmanship utilizing proven materials. Firestone Building Products Company has honored Korellis with its 2021 Master Contractor Silver and Inner Circle of Quality Awards for Korellis’s commitment to commercial roofing excellence and superior installations. These awards are the commercial roofing industry’s most highly respected accomplishments.
This is the 28th year Korellis has achieved Master Contractor status and the 27th year for the Inner Circle of Quality Award. The Master Contractor designation is bestowed upon roofing professionals for consistent installation excellence and quality craftsmanship based on total square footage and inspection ratings. This award is presented only to those master contractors who have maintained at least two million square feet of Firestone roofs under warranty and achieved an annual Quality Incidence Rating (QIR) of 1.0 or less. The QIR measures the quality performance based on warranty repair incidences per million square feet under warranty.
Every year since 1992, Korellis has been honored by Firestone Building Products Company and now has the distinction of the most Inner Circle of Quality Awards in the Midwest.
On a state and local level, Korellis has received the following accolades:
- Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable Safety Recognition Awards – Every Year 2012-2022
- Indiana Half Century Award – 2020
- Indiana Small Business Development Center – Small Business Person of the Year (Pete Korellis) – 2017
- National Roofing Contractors Association Gold Circle Award Outstanding Workmanship – 2016
- Sarnafil Project of the Year – Waterproofing – 3rd Place – 2015