For over a century, the name Lydick-Hooks has stood for quality, integrity and responsibility. In 1991, we began our second century of service to the homeowners, institutions and industries of Texas with a commitment to excellence in every phase of roofing applications.
From its humble beginnings in Fort Worth in 1891, the Lydick-Hooks Roofing Company has grown into one of the nation’s largest applicators of roofing products. The firm has left its mark over a wide expanse of North Texas on construction projects. Today, from its strategic locations, Lydick-Hooks operates full service facilities in Abilene, Midland, Lubbock, Brownwood and Wichita Falls.
It has been that way since John E. Lydick quit his job with the Santa Fe Railroad, and started his own business, coating metal roofs in Fort Worth, Texas. In the 1900’s, his son, Ned Lydick, began working for him, soon to be joined by J.M. Hooks, who opened a branch in Abilene in 1920.
Joe W. Lydick, was the third generation of the family to be active in the business. He was the roofing superintendent on the roof installation at the Corvair plant (now General Dynamics) in Fort Worth in 1941. The mile-long roof, with nearly 2 million square feet, remains today as one of the largest roofs ever installed on a single building. Joe W. Lydick passed away in 1997.
Ralph M. Hooks Sr. of Abilene, son of J.M. Hooks was Vice Chairman of the Board and Mayor of Abilene. Ralph was also responsible for instituting the health insurance and profit sharing retirement program for the employees of Lydick-Hooks Roofing. His son, Ralph (Randy) M. Hooks Jr. is Vice-President of all the Lydick-Hooks Companies. Randy is the President and General Manager of Lydick-Hooks Roofing of Lubbock.
The Wichita Falls office is now operated by Blake Morrison (President and General Manager); In January 2015, 37 year employee and President, Audie Meredith, decided to step back into a part time role to have more time to spend with his grandchildren. Jerry Davis, Vice President, who is a 60 year employee and John J. Phillips, Vice President has been here since 2010. Greg Henderson joined the sales staff in 2013. Christina Bobbitt, Financial Business Manager, joined the team in January 2015 and and Dion Cook, Payroll Clerk and Administrative Assistant started in 2009.
The Lydick-Hooks organizations, individually and collectively, can serve your roofing requirements. They are backed by years of experience and dedication; insuring complete satisfaction of installed roofing and sheet metal products. Lydick-Hooks of Wichita Falls continues to excel in quality workmanship in all phases of the roofing industry, including slate, tile, copper and commercial built-up and single ply roofing systems.