Robert D. Bannister - 1959

Robert D. Bannister - 1959

About Bannister Custom Exteriors

Bannister Custom Exteriors may be a new name but the company has been proudly owned and operated by the Bannister family since 1959. At that time, after proudly serving with the U.S. Army, Robert D. Bannister moved back to Burlington, VT to take a “leap of faith” and start his own roofing and painting business. As in any successful business it took a team of supporters to make the business work. With the help of his wife Marie as Office Manager and the hard work of the entire family and some close friends Robert ran the company with pride and integrity.

In 1988, after 29 years of hard work, Robert decided to retire from full-time involvement and sold the company to his son Kevin. Having many years of installation and supervisory experience working for his father Kevin jumped at the chance to run Bannister Roofing as his own. For the next two years Kevin learned the ins and outs of running the business with Robert as a consultant helping to keep the company on the right track.

Sadly, in 1990, Robert D. Bannister passed away. With great sadness and heartache and only two short years of training Kevin carried on. The next two years were trying but with hard work and a positive attitude Kevin kept the business going. As always, the strength of a family-and-friends team was key, with support coming from Kevin’s brothers Craig and Brian, his son Ryan, long time friend and employee Keith Bleau and many others.

In 1996 Kevin incorporated the company with a new name; Bannister Roofing and Siding, Inc. In keeping with the traditions and philosophies established by his father Kevin continues to strive for the highest level of integrity and honesty in business and the best quality in materials and workmanship in everything associated with the Bannister name. Today, Kevin works closely with his son Ryan to ensure that the third generation of this family business will always maintain a positive direction.

In keeping with their history of thoughtful evolution and meaningful change Bannister Roofing and Siding, Inc has recently established another milestone. In January of 2011 the company reacted to the industry’s demand for more certification and quality assurance. Under the new name of Bannister Custom Exteriors the company now offers certified installation of windows, doors and decks. Custom services are also available for clients who want something not available “off the shelf,” ensuring that the customer gets what they want.

Bannister continues to grow with new products and services to meet the requirements of an energy and environment-conscious industry. The Vermont family-owned and operated business has seen three generations of growth and change and has met the challenge. They intend to do so for generations to come! Everyone at Bannister Custom Exteriors wish to thank all their past and current clients and to welcome their future customers. At Bannister, “We look forward to serving you!”

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    “Wow!!! Taking our 215 year old house down by Lake Champlain in Milton and getting rid of the old three layers of roof and updating it to a 2016 standing seam metal roof by Bannister was just the ticket.  The house and the homeowners are breathing far easier these days.

    – Tracy and Penny Perry
    Milton, Vermont
    September 2016
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    “Kevin, Kieth, Jim and the crew did a wonderful job on our new siding. They were efficient, friendly, and did top quality work for us. We have lived here over 40 years and this was one of the best contractors we have ever hired.”

    Ray Brown
    Williston, Vermont
  • About Bannister Custom Exteriors
    “What I appreciated most was that there were no surprises. You finished the job within the budget and within the time frame so that all evidence of your being here was gone before children arrived back in school… SEE FULL TESTIMONIAL

    – Kate Torrey, Principal
    Waterville Elementary School
    Watterville, Vermont
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