Dallas/Fort Worth
Phone : (817)-572-2250

Ronnie McGlothlin is a co-founder of Empire Roofing, a commercial and industrial roofing company founded in 1982 with affiliated locations in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, El Paso, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia and Mexico. The core business is commercial roof replacement, preventative maintenance, leak repair, budgeting and due diligence services, resulting in $37 million in annual revenue. Empire Roofing is the number one commercial roofing provider in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Ronnie began in the roofing industry in 1974 as a laborer, foreman and eventually superintendent for his family’s business. After co-founding Empire Roofing in 1982, Ronnie filled the roles of salesman, laborer, foreman, and superintendent simultaneously. Today, Ronnie is responsible for the daily operations and final product provided by the company. Personally reviewing each job, Ronnie ensures the Empire Roofing promise is delivered: Combine the finest products with the highest level of customer service, and do everything right the first time.

Ronnie’s early vision for a dependable roofing company is realized in Empire Roofing’s customer list today. With dependability came clients with increasingly specialized needs. Many of the nation’s top companies rely on Empire Roofing to handle their most sensitive projects. A testament to Ronnie’s acumen is that as the company has grown, quality has not been sacrificed.

As a recognized industry leader, Ronnie also has served in many volunteer leadership roles. He has been the Vice President of Mid-West Roofing Contractors Association and will serve as president during 2010. He has been on the Board for National Roofing Contractors Association and is a Past President of the North Texas Roofing Contractors Association and the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas. In 2005 he was presented the Businessman of the Year Award by the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and received the Paul Harris Award in 2003 presented by East side Rotary Club of Fort Worth. He is also a co-founder of Empire Disposal, a commercial waste removal enterprise along with Empire Materials and Recycling and Empire Texas Equities.

Giving back to the community through various contributions of volunteer time and other valuable resources, Ronnie values the communities in which Empire Roofing’s business affiliates thrive. Some of the most notable contributions have been to All Saints Catholic School in Fort Worth, VSA in his home town of Albuquerque New Mexico and Habitat for Humanity in Dallas/Fort Worth.


  • 2005 Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – Businessman of the year
  • 1999 National Roofing Contractors Association – Face to Face
  • 1998 Paul Harris Fellowship Award/Fort Worth Rotary Club


Meet our leadership team.

  • ronney
    Ronnie McGlothlin Co-Founder and Partner
  • sandra
    Sandra McGlothlin Co-Founder
  • matt
    Matt Kelley Co-Owner
  • john
    John Dollar Co-Owner
  • cris
    Ben Koonce Co-Owner
  • billy
    Billy Evans Co-Owner
  • steve
    Steve Pearce Co-Owner


Empire Roofing provided us with good value for the price for out large and very complicated roofing job. The installation was professional and timely.
Communication was critical to the project due to our high-profiletenants and keeping their business in operation with no disruptions.
The difficulty of the die job multiple roofs surfaces on various levels of the building was very challenging, yet Empire handled it with efficiency and precision.

Steve Arduser
Chief Engineer
Jones Lang LaSalle
Nancy Figueroa
VP and General Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle