Crafts Inc. was established in May 1946 and consisted of four divisions: Roofing and Sheet Metal, Electrical, Heating and Appliance Sales. The name “Crafts” was picked for its representation of craftsmen. In 1952, Crafts Inc. divided into three companies, an electrical firm, a heating and ventilating firm and the roofing and sheet metal firm. Leonard “Spike” Kraft, one of the founders, retained the name of Crafts Inc. In 1967, the company was purchased by Spike’s son-in-law Bob Weinert, the current chairman of Crafts Inc. More recently, Bob’s son Steve Weinert has led the company as President.
Crafts Inc. is now a fourth generation company. Throughout the very early years, Crafts has experimented in several different phases of the construction, but by 1954 had centered operations solely in the industrial roofing, commercial roofing and sheet metal applications. Crafts Inc. has pioneered several roof systems and construction methods throughout the years. In 1967, Crafts became the first contractor in the Midwest to install its own heated bulk asphalt storage system. Crafts Inc. has led and continues to lead in innovations in the industrial roofing and architectural sheet metal fields.
To this day, Crafts Inc. strives to continually innovate in all facets of its business’s operations. The professionals at Crafts are trained to install quality single-ply, built-up, and vegetative roofs throughout the Midwest.