About N.B. Handy

Established in 1891 and growing for well over a century now, N.B. Handy Company services commercial and residential contractors in HVAC and Roofing throughout the mid-Atlantic and southeastern United States. We are dedicated to developing relationships and creating programs that support the growth of our customers' businesses. Armed with a staff of approximately 350 employees, we listen to our customers and anticipate their changing product and service needs and deliver a high level of consultative expertise to provide the best possible support in the industry.

Business News


N.B. Handy opens new full service Branch in Norcross, Georgia


N.B. Handy opens new HVAC Branch in Chantilly, VA and renovates the branch counter showroom areas of Richmond, Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte, and Columbia.


N.B. Handy opens a new HVAC Branch and New Morris Ginsberg Branch in Hanover Maryland to serve Roofing and HVAC customers in Maryland.


N.B. Handy expands the Sentrigard brand by launching Sentrigard SYN Underlayment.


N.B. Handy opens a new branch location for Morris Ginsberg & Co. in Chantilly VA to serve the commercial and residential roofing customers in Northern, Virginia.


N.B. Handy expands the Sentrigard Metal roofing Systems brand by launching Sentrigard HT-SA Underlayment.


N.B. Handy launches Sentrigard Metal Roofing Systems, a fully integrated system of contractor-manufactured metal roofing that combines the equipment, accessories, and warranty to meet the expanding needs of contractors.


N.B. Handy acquires Morris Ginsberg & Co. expanding the company's commercial roofing services and creating a platform to launch into residential roofing.


NB Handy entered into an agreement with GAF for single ply roofing products for commercial applications in Georgia.


Nordyne, leading manufacturer of heating and cooling systems, awarded N.B. Handy Kelvinator Distributor status.


N.B. Handy begins representing Fabral Metal Wall and Roofing Systems, offering a complete line of Architectural Metals featuring the private label, Sentriclad®.


The company continued its history of successful growth through the balance of the 90's, establishing facilities in Capitol Heights and Baltimore, Maryland, Atlanta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina.


The Machinery Division is established to focus on sheet metal fabricating machinery sales and service.


N.B. Handy became the exclusive rep/distributor for Carlisle SynTec Single Ply Roofing Systems in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.


Three more N.B. Handy locations were established in Norfolk, Virginia, Charlotte, North Carolina and Greenville, South Carolina.


N.B. Handy quickly expands with the establishment of locations in Raleigh and Greensboro, North Carolina and Richmond Virginia. In 1974 a steel-processing center is established in Lynchburg, Virginia.


The first branch opened in Roanoke, Virginia.


After World War II ended, a new market for warm air heating and air conditioning systems emerged. N.B. Handy Company quickly responded by adding materials for this new market while continuing to serve the roofing and sheet metal trades.


N.B. Handy continues to grow through the World War I and the Great Depression to become a regional supplier of materials through much of western Virginia, West Virginia, and western North Carolina.


Nathan B. Handy founded N. B. Handy Company as a supplier of metals, metal fabricating machinery and hardware materials for the roofing and general sheet metal trades around Lynchburg, Virginia.