COMPANY HISTORY AFFILIATIONS
SMACNA:
Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors National Association, Inc.
KSMCA:
Kentucky Sheet Metal Contractors Association
BXLOU:
Builders Exchange of Louisville, Inc. (Merrick was a founding member in 1927)

In addition to being affiliated, various MERRICK-KEMPER team members have served as past Presidents of SMACNA, KSMCA, and BXLOU.
earlier-rooted architectural sheet metal shop entitled John V. Kemper & Son. With this new acquisition, the
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name MERRICK-KEMPER was born and used as a “dba” for all of our company’s roofing and architectural sheet metal work.
In the early 1970’s, we decided to expand once more and ventured into the field of Mechanical Contracting, consisting of pipefitting and plumbing, using the “dba” Merrick Mechanical. We continued working in the mechanical business for over thirty years, and while Merrick Mechanical was in operation our company name was changed by the fourth generation of Merricks in the business to Merrick Construction Companies, Inc., in order to reduce duplication and to enable us to be more responsive in the market place.
      Now  home  to  the  fifth  generation  of  the original
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Merrick family, our company operates under one name: MERRICK-KEMPER. We specialize in architectural & industrial sheet metal, metal, slate, and tile roofing, and metal siding and soffit installation and repair. With over one hundred years experience in our profession, we remain both dedicated and determined. We are eager to find what the future may bring, and plan to continue as Louisville, Kentucky’s leading sheet metal and roofing contractor for generations to come.
Our company was founded by Jacob Edward Merrick,  along  with  three  business  partners,  in  the
Jacob Edward Merrick
early days of 1902. Originally named Falls City Cornice & Roofing Co., the company specialized in the fabrication, erection, and installation of architectural and industrial sheet metal products, including the installation of terne coated (tin), slate, and tile roofing. Shortly after its formation, Mr. Merrick obtained sole ownership of the company and remained as such for many years. In later years, possession of the business was passed onto his two sons, George Robert and J. W. Merrick. In approximately 1947, Fred J. Merrick Sr. and Norman L. Merrick Sr. assumed the management of the family business. Fred J. Merrick Sr. remains an integral part of the business today.
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      After nearly fifty seven years of operation, and upon our expansion into HVAC Mechanical Sheet Metal Work, it was decided to officially change the name of our family-owned business to The Merrick Company, Inc. A few years following the name change, our company  acquired  the assets of a small and even
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MISSION STATEMENT
The business objective of MERRICK-KEMPER is to improve its operation in the fields of sheet metal, roofing, and other limited facets of the construction industry, ever improving upon its management strategy to coincide with viable modern techniques, with the goal of producing earnings while providing its customers with craftsmanship of the highest quality, which is safely conducted, and completed in a timely
manner at a fair price.