The History Of Standard Tinsmith & Roofer Supply

It all started in the year 1914 when Louis Goldberg, a relentless visionary, opened up shop on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. His goal was to manufacture and sell quality metal products to new construction and renovation projects throughout the five boroughs. Louis manufactured and sold metal products by day while grooming a team of metal professionals by night at home amongst his family. Louis was proud to bring his son-in-law Sam Fishkind into the business to keep the meaning of family and business alive. Sam kept the same keen focus on quality products and customer service.

The result was Sam’s son Joel Fishkind joining the company in the late 1960s to carry the pride of a multi-generational family business for a third generation. Over Joel’s nearly 50-year tenure, he had a vision of growth and leadership through the best and worst economic times but endured the high and low seas with open sails and stability. Joel’s dedication to his customers and employees made him dually successful.

Where We Are Today

Today, over 107 years later, Louis Goldberg’s core principles of customer satisfaction through quality products and service still run through the DNA at Standard Tinsmith & Roofer Supply Corp. Today, you will find Joel’s son, Scott Fishkind, carrying on the tradition of the family business. As a child, Scott could be found on school breaks, winter and summer, around the warehouse and shop getting his hands dirty on anything he could to learn the metal trade. Whether it was hopping on a forklift, going out on a truck for delivery, or working around the shop, Scott was hands-on since his early teen years. It was after graduating from Hofstra University that Scott joined Standard Tinsmith & Roofer Supply Corp. full-time to put all he had learned from years of working part-time into growing the company in a full-time capacity. It was at this moment that Scott realized there was more to this than just a business; there were three prior generations of success, leadership, and dignity he must uphold with the same great honor they did.

Our Mission

Our mission at Standard Tinsmith & Roofer Supply Corp. is to keep the “Made In America” tradition alive with the highest quality metal products Made In the USA. It is our daily commitment to ensure your success as our customer, and we do so by having knowledge in all areas of our trade and business to better assist you. With so much history and heritage over four generations, we are widely known as the most reliable sheet metal distributors, roofing sheet suppliers, and HVAC sheet metal suppliers in New York, with the philosophy there is no “no” or “can’t” when it comes to what we can do. All of our products are made exclusively in the USA and are used in various applications, with our client base spread across many spheres of the construction industry.

Our Promise To You

We do not just sell to manufacturers but to architects, design and building firms, as well as many restaurants, bars, and retail outfits with metal needs. At Standard Tinsmith, we pride ourselves in being one of the only made-in-USA sheet metal and coil service centers in the marketplace. Our team is fully trained and ready to assist you anytime with any concern or question you may have. We will help make your job easier by helping you through the entire process. Your needs become our desires to fulfill. Whether you need your products the same or the next day, we can accommodate your sheet metal supply needs with ease. Our commitment is to the satisfaction and success of our customers.

Our Specialties

We now manufacture in our Mineola facility round spiral duct and flat oval ductwork too. Our retro industrial round spiral duct and flat oval duct are equally energy efficient as it is aesthetically fitting for your HVAC buildout. We also stock all of your sheet metal and HVAC needs of galvanized, aluminum, stainless steel, hot and cold roll steel, diamond tread plate, embossed stucco, sheet metal and coils, galvanized & hot roll angle-channel, HVAC internal and external duct Insulation, duct liner adhesives, foil Skrim-FSK tapes, and HVAC air regulation control hardware. Authentic decorative tin ceilings have held close to our DNA for over 100 years, and we always have a fully stocked area of tin ceiling tiles as well as cornices.

At Standard Tinsmith & Roofer Supply Corp, you can count on us for the best service at the most competitive prices, coupled with the highest quality made-in-the-USA product line. We are grateful that the core values of what formed this business in 1914 from our founding father continues to live on four generations later.


Proud to say Made in the USA for Four Generations since 1914

Pictured (2016): Joel Fishkind 3rd Generation & Scott Fishkind 4th Generation