Becsom's Roof Top Shop
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About Becsom's Roof Top Shop

Becsom's Roof Top Shop is family-owned and operated right here in Minnesota. Roof Top Shop is a young shop that has been built on an old tradition of excellence.  With over 80 years in the business and 4 generations of roofing experts we have treated every customer like they were a part of our family. Other companies may offer similar services, but our workmanship is the best, we have the longest family tradition in the Minneapolis roofing industry and we know the community we serve.  

John Francis "Frank" and Rose Somers
In the 1930's, 40's and 50's...where it began.

At the start of the Great Depression, John Francis “Frank” Somers was looking to provide a strong foundation for his family during disastrous financial times. In 1929, he wisely decided to start a roofing company because, in his words, "people always need a roof over their heads." At that time, Frank and his wife Rose, together with their daughters Frances and Bette, were living in Northeast Minneapolis. Frank started the roofing business out of their home, doing one job at a time. As the business grew, Frank opened a shop on the 600 block of Central Avenue Northeast that he called Central Roofing Company.  In 1930, John Somers was born, and Frank aimed to keep the business operating until John could succeed him. 
John Francis “John” and Dolores Somers
In the 1950's, 60's 70's and 80's... an era of growth.

As a young man, in his late teens, John endeavored to learn his father’s business, and five years later Frank and Rose retired knowing that the business was in capable hands. John and Dolores Somers were newlyweds at this time and they built the business from a small shop with a few pickup trucks, to become the first roofing company in Minnesota to have their own crane. In the 1950s they relocated to Tyler Street in NE Minneapolis. Dolores worked as a payroll clerk and they drove to work in a company pickup with the family dog, Nipper, riding in back. Somers was ahead of his time when he acquired their first computer in the 70’s, a behemoth that took up an entire room at the office, making them one of the first small companies to enter the computer market. John and his sister Bette successfully grew the business by expanding into commercial projects making them a local leader in rooftop solutions. Each of John and Dolores' five daughters worked for them in the early 1970s and 80s as they made their way through high school and college. Family life and family business were intertwined for the Somers. After the sad and sudden death of John Somers, Central Roofing Company changed ownership three times and is no longer operated by our family. 

Tom and Janet Somers Becker
In the 1990's, 2000's, 2010's until today... here and now.

The reconstruction of our established business has been successful here at Becsom's Roof Top Shop. This true family legacy is again up and running.  While much has changed over the last 80 years, many things remain the same with our company. We’re still a family business. We’re still dedicated to providing quality, value and consistent service. We’re still a mainstay in Minnesota’s roofing industry.

The youngest of the Somers sisters, Janet Rose, married Tom Becker and together they have embraced the family tradition of a hometown roofing company that is part of the community it serves. In 1989, Thomas Fred Becker began his successful career in roofing to carry on what Frank and John Somers had built. Tom was born, raised, and educated in Minnesota; his commitment to quality workmanship, professionalism, integrity, and value led to his solid career in the roofing industry, his ethical reputation and his base of loyal customers. Tom and Janet are excited and happy to continue their family tradition of owning and operating a family-run roofing business, Becsom's Roof Top Shop.

John, Molly, Max and Charlie Becker - a new decade.
Four generations and thousands of happy customers.


Through the years Tom and Janet's four grown children have periodically joined forces with their parents to work in the family business. Together, the Beckers proudly stake claim to four generations of Minnesota roofing expertise.

Roof Top Shop continues the reputation for honest, innovative, quality-driven workmanship and customer service built by great-grandfather, grandfather and father more than 80 years ago. This generation joins the Becsom mission to provide the same quality and experience as was expected in the early years and to maintain our reputation as being the most reliable roofing company in town. The Beckers appreciate your interest in Becsom's Roof Top Shop and are grateful for your support.