1895 1895 Young Roofing is founded by Christian Young in 1895 based on his philosophy to “Provide a quality roof for every customer.” 1904 St. Louis hosts the World's Fair, sparking a construction boom that lasts until World War I.
1904
1919 With a vision and a plan, William Young takes over the company from his late father in hopes of carrying on his legacy.'' 1919 1925-27 The company ingrained itself with the healthcare industry in St. Louis working with Jewish Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital and St. Anthony's Hospital.
1925-27
1925-27 Through multiple healthcare projects, Young Roofing integrates itself within the healthcare industry of St. Louis. 1925-27 1937 The C. Young Roofing Company is incorporated and becomes known as the Young Sales Corporation. To meet market demand, new locations were opened in Nashville, TN and Louisville, KY. 1937 1937 Four years after prohibition ended, Young began working with Anheuser-Busch. The relationship spanned decades as AB became the largest beer brewer in the U.S 1937 1937 Young Sales Coporation begins working alongside Anheuser-Busch, which will cultivate a relationship that spans decades. 1937 1938-40 A relationship is formed with Coca-Cola when Young Sales Corp. performs repairs on a varity of their bottling plants in the Midwest.
1938-40
1939 Company growth continues with three new branches opening in Nashville, Tenn., Borger, Texas and Odessa, Texas, to handle industrial insulation. 1939 1939 St. Louis hosts the World's Fair, sparking a construction boom that lasts until World War I.
1939
1942 The company works on the Wood River Refinery, an oil refinery located in Roxana, Ill., originally built by Shell Oil Company. 1942 1943 Provided roof repairs to Nestle's Milk Products' main building in Granite City, Ill. 1943 1944 Repaired asphalt roof for Red Cross location near Young Headquarters. Red Cross was instrumental in providing volunteer aid to the sick and wounded soliders of World War II at this time. 1944 1945 St. Louis hosts the World's Fair, sparking a construction boom that lasts until World War I.
1945
1946 Young Sales Corporation begins work on the Chevrolet Plant in Missouri, a General Motors automobile factory that built trucks and passenger vehicles. 1946 1947 The Young family inherits the Skinner Heating and Blow Pipe Company from William Young’s father-in-law and later names it St. Louis Blow Pipe. 1947 1948 Young Sales Corp. lays down new asphalt at Sportsman's Park, home of the St. Louis Cardinals and Browns baseball franchises. 1948 1951-60 Working on various projects for Monsanto Chemical Company in Illinois, Louisiana and Missouri contributes to the expansion of Young Sales Corporation's national footprint. 1951-60 1951-60 Working on various projects for Monsanto Chemical Company in Illinois, Louisiana and Missouri contributes to the expansion of Young Sales Corporation’s national footprint. 1951-60 1959 Continuing its expansion in 1959, Young Sales Corporation purchased an insulation and roofing contractor which would grow into an industry leading insulation contractor with multiple branch locations 1959 1959 Young Sales Corporation continues to grow with the purchase of Insulating and Materials Company, an insulation and roofing contractor in St. Louis. 1959 1987-89 Young Sales Corporation assists in repairing multiple Peabody Coal Company locations in Indiana and Illinois, now the largest private sector coal company in the world. 1987-89 1987-89 Young Sales Corporation assists in repairing multiple Peabody Coal Company locations in Indiana and Illinois, now the largest private sector coal company in the world. 1987-89 1990 The Young Distribution Services division is established; a full-line insulation distributor headquartered in Memphis, TN 1990 1998 Company management, led by company President Todd McCane purchased Young Sales from the Young Family and renamed to The Young Group, Ltd. 1998 2000 Industrial Products becomes Industrial Walls & Roofs (IWR) Building Systems.
2000
2004-05 In the wake of Hurricane Ivan & Katrina, multiple divisions of The Young Group responded to the "Pensacola Naval Air Station" Pensacola NAS, a strategic base for our country's air defenses and also the home of the "Blue Angels".
2004-05
2005 Walter Hatfield promoted to president of the Young Group.
2005
2009 Carlton McGrew, Jr., Walt Hatfield and Carlton Sumner buy the Young Group and form MHS Legacy Group, the new holding company of IWR. 2009 2015 Worked on Tyson and Shriners Hospital projects in St. Louis. 2015 2017 IWR Building Systems becomes IWR North America, and Todd Staley is appointed president of the company.
2017
2018 IWR completes work on the $380 million renovation of the iconic Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Arch Visitor Center. 2018