For 61 Years Fidelity Roof Company Keeps a Roof Over the Heads of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. –- January 28, 2009—Youth and staff at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland at 24th and Market Streets in West Oakland are getting a new roof this week thanks to the generosity of Fidelity Roof Company, a family-owned San Francisco Bay Area company which installed the organization’s first roof in 1948.  Fidelity is contributing approximately 35 percent of the total cost of the project. Bank of America, Piedmont Lumber and Ford Wholesale Inc. Roofing Supplies are also making significant donations to the effort.

Fidelity Roof’s Chairman, Monte Upshaw remembers sixty-one years ago when the Boys & Girls Clubs’ original roof was installed. “I was twelve years old and carried buckets of gravel and watched that roof go up, “ he says. “We are pleased to continue our tradition of working with the Boys & Girls Clubs and providing the young people with a high quality roof.”

The new roof includes the installation of 32 new skylights.

Calvester R. Stanley, president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland says the roof was leaking and in dire need of repair. He welcomes Fidelity and other companies coming to the table to revitalize the building. “Fidelity has been phenomenal and fantastic for sixty-one years, and we appreciate that they are going the extra mile to keep a roof over the heads of our deserving young people, staff and volunteers.”

Work began on the roof January 27 and is expected to be completed January 30.

About Fidelity Roof Company

Fidelity Roof Company, headquartered in Oakland, Calif., provides comprehensive roofing services for residential and commercial clients across the Bay Area.  Over 50 percent of their employees have been with the company for over 15 years and regularly attend trade programs to achieve and maintain the highest level of industry knowledge and expertise.

Throughout its history, Fidelity has installed, repaired and maintained thousands of roofs for its customers, including projects for San Francisco City Hall, Grace Cathedral, AT&T (formerly Pac Bell) the Japan Cultural and Community Center in San Francisco, and Zellerbach Hall and Lawrence Berkeley Lab. To view Fidelity Roof’s commercial or residential roofing project galleries, visit