Built on Hard Work, Honesty & Integrity

Appelhanz Roofing began as Appelhanz Construction in 1979 when Vietnam War Veteran, Ted Appelhanz, decided to "do anything in construction that anyone would pay him for" after he exited the Navy with honors, and the construction company he was working for went out of business. That survivor attitude, partnered with Ted's hard work, honesty and integrity made Appelhanz Construction a respected business in Topeka, Kansas. Although he appreciated every job he worked on, Ted particularly enjoyed roofing, and within a couple of years he was able to turn Appelhanz Construction into what it is today - Appelhanz Roofing.

 

The Legacy Continues

From the age of 12, Ted's son, Matt, learned the ins and outs of the industry as he poured his "sweat equity" into Appelhanz Roofing every summer for 9 years. In 1998, Matt joined the company full-time in a sales role, was promoted to General Manager in 2001, and in July 2013 officially purchased the business from his father. He has grown the company to not only proudly serve the Topeka area, but also Manhattan, Lawrence and the surrounding areas.

Today Matt Appelhanz is proud to carry on the family business, serving the Topeka, Manhattan and Lawrence areas. Matt Appelhanz started working alongside his father, Ted, at the age of 12.

LEFT: Today Matt Appelhanz is proud to carry on the family business, serving the Topeka, Manhattan and Lawrence areas.
RIGHT: Matt Appelhanz on his first roof alongside his father, Ted, at the age of 5.

35+ Over 35 years of honesty, hard work, and integrity.
20,000+ Over 20,000 homes beautified with quality workmanship
1979 Installing peace of mind since 1979

MEET THE TEAM

Matt Appelhanz

President / Owner


Honest, determined, and thorough is how you could describe Matt. These traits were instilled in him as a young boy when he climbed on his first...read more >

Darcy Appelhanz

Vice President


Darcy joined Appelhanz Roofing in 2001. She is grateful for great customers and employees, and proud to be part of the Topeka and ...read more >

Ross Piper

Estimator


"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." This statement by Vince Lombardi is Ross's favorite quote, and it...read more >

Bryan Canon

Estimator


Despite his fear of heights, Bryan has over 20 years of experience in the roofing industry. You see, this fear of heights is only an issue...read more >

Brandon Appelhanz

Estimator


Brandon is one of those guys who has never met a stranger. He has the ability to make a friend wherever he goes. Brandon joined Appelhanz Roofing...read more >

Cindy Peters

Office Administrator


Cindy jumped right in, learning the business first hand, when she joined Appelhanz Roofing right after a big hailstorm...read more >

x

Matt Appelhanz President / Owner

Honest, determined, and thorough is how you could describe Matt. These traits were instilled in him as a young boy when he climbed on his first roof at the age of five, and began working alongside his father at Appelhanz Roofing at the age of 12. He has made it his mission to carry these traits throughout the roofing experience at Appelhanz. From the first phone call, to picking up the last bit of roofing debris at the end of the job, his crew makes the process easy and painless for the customer.
 
Matt joined Appelhanz Roofing full time in 1998, and purchased the business from his father, Ted, in 2013. He is passionate about the roofing industry, and takes pride in the work his company does. He is honored to be able to work on people's most prized possession, their home, and loves the excitement on their face when they see their completed roof for the first time.
 
When he's not running a successful roofing business, Matt enjoys spending time outdoors. He loves weekends at the lake with family and friends, shooting sporting clays, wakeboarding and snowboarding. He also makes a mean slab of ribs on his smoker!
 
Favorite Quote: "Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve." - Napoleon Hill
Super Hero He Would Want To Be: "Superman, strictly for the ability to fly. No need for the dodging bullets thing."
Something Nobody Else Knows: "I've always had the desire to own a trash service company, because I've always thought garbage trucks are awesome!"

x

Darcy Appelhanz Owner

Darcy joined Appelhanz Roofing in 2001. She is grateful for great customers and employees, and proud to be part of the Topeka and surrounding area communities.
 
Darcy's favorite quote by Jim Elliot sums up her philosophy - "Wherever you are, be all there." Whether she's preparing financial statements at Appelhanz Roofing, enjoying family time at the lake, or volunteering, Darcy is always living in the moment.
 
Best Celebrity To Have Over For Dinner: "Tina Fey because she's hilarious."
Favorite Travel Destination: Anywhere with a beach or mountains.

x

Ross Piper Estimator

"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." This statement by Vince Lombardi is Ross's favorite quote, and it perfectly sums up his philosophy. Patient, meticulous and orderly is how Ross approaches his work. Sounds like someone you would definitely want working on your roof!
 
Ross has been working at Appelhanz Roofing since 2001. He enjoys getting to work with new projects daily, constantly gaining more experience, and adding new satisfied clientèle to his rolodex. In his free time he loves to BBQ and smoke meat, as well as work on home improvement projects at his own house.
 
Favorite Food: Ribeye Steak
Super Hero He Would Want To Be: "Batman, he has the coolest gadgets!"
Favorite Travel Destination: Little Sahara State Park in Waynoka, Oklahoma to ride ATV's.

x

Bryan Canon Estimator

Despite his fear of heights, Bryan has over 20 years of experience in the roofing industry. You see, this fear of heights is only an issue in situations that are out of his control, like riding a ferris wheel. When it comes to roofing, Bryan knows the business and can answer any question or concern you may have.
 
Bryan joined Appelhanz Roofing in 2011, and enjoys that it is "never groundhog day!" He loves getting to work with a variety of customers and helping them improve their homes. When he's not conquering his fear of heights, he enjoys motorcycling, playing cards and renovating homes. He has a hidden talent for taking old objects and repurposing them into a conversation piece.
 
Top 3 Adjectives That Describe Him: Ambitious, Punctual, Gregarious
Super Hero He Would Want To Be: "Spiderman - gracefully quick, but grounded when needed."
Favorite Travel Destination: Mexico

x

Brandon Appelhanz Estimator

Brandon is one of those guys who has never met a stranger. He has the ability to make a friend wherever he goes. Brandon joined Appelhanz Roofing in 2008, and his favorite part of the job is getting to provide personal customer service and building relationships with his customers.
 
Brandon has a work hard, play hard mentality. When he's not working hard at Appelhanz he enjoys being outdoors fishing, hunting and motorcycling. He enjoys spending time with friends, old and new, at Lake of the Ozarks and Table Rock Lake.
 
Top 3 Adjectives That Describe Him: Personable, Punctual, Hard Working
Super Hero He Would Want To Be: "Flash, because I love to go fast!"
Favorite Food: BBQ

x

Cindy Peters Office Administrator

Cindy jumped right in, learning the business first hand, when she joined Appelhanz Roofing right after a big hailstorm in June of 2011. She learned quickly there would never be a dull moment in her job, and wouldn't have it any other way. Her tender hearted spirit and dependable nature make her a perfect fit to keep the office running and make sure customers are taken care of.
 
During her free time Cindy makes homemade soap and lotions, and maintains a large garden. She recently canned 98 quarts of salsa with the bountiful veggies she grew! She has also mastered the difficult task of walking her 3 English Mastiffs, weighing an average of 200 pounds a piece, with one hand!
 
Favorite Food: A greasy cheeseburger and crispy fries
Favorite Travel Destination: Portugal
Favorite Quote: "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting 'Holy Crap, what a ride!'" - Hunter S. Thompson

Our Roof Looks Beautiful!

They made sure extra things were taken care of. Thank you for a great job.

     (5/5)

Best Ever!

So very pleased with the whole experience. Thanks so much!

     (5/5)

Responsible and Courteous

Bryan Canon listened to my concerns and provided the right advice.

     (5/5)

Very Impressed

Very friendly, knowledgeable, honest and professional

     (5/5)

Pride in Their Work

It is refreshing to see employees take pride in their work.

     (5/5)

Perfect

They were a very good crew. The cleanup was perfect. Thanks for a job well done.

     (5/5)

Completely Satisfied

I am completely satisfied with the quality of the work and the appearance of the roof.

     (5/5)

Great Job! Great Crew!

The job was done in a timely fashion and the workers were great!

     (5/5)

I Was Amazed

I was amazed at how at how methodical the crew was in their work.

     (5/5)

Unbelievably Helpful

Rueben and his crew were unbelievably helpful and courteous.

     (5/5)

I Love My New Roof!

It looks great! Thanks!

     (5/5)

We have already referred you to three others

     (5/5)

Quick Response

We greatly appreciate your quick response the day after the storm because it rained hard that night.

     (5/5)

Wonderful

You were very knowledgeable about insurance.

     (5/5)

Great Communication

Great work! Ross Piper had great communication.

     (5/5)

Very Polite

Very polite and professional bidder, roofers, and secretary. Nice doing business with you.

     (5/5)

Excellent Employees!

I will let others know that Appelhanz is the roofing company to choose!

     (5/5)

Doing it Right

I know they were taking their time and doing it right.

     (5/5)

Best in Topeka

     (5/5)

Great crew

So pleasant and personable, very professional. Really good proposal and project plan.

     (5/5)

What a professional company!

I was so impressed every step of the project. I could not be happier with the roof, guttering and the whole experience!

     (5/5)

More Testimonials 
Helping the Community

COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

 

Supporting The Community
That Supports Us

Proud sponsor of the Seaman High School Homecoming Parade for over 15 years.

The roofing industry and communities we serve have
been so good to us. We feel strongly
about supporting people and
organizations that are close to home.
We are proud to donate our time,
expertise, and materials to projects that
help those in the communities we serve.

 

Dedicated To Continuing 
Contributions

We look forward to continuing and growing our charitable contributions as our business continues to expand and grow in the Topeka, Manhattan, and Lawrence area communities.

How We Give

Some of the ways we have given back include donating time
and roofing materials to Habitat for Humanity, Oprah's Big
 Give
, and Make a Wish initiatives in the area. We have
 supported many local organizations through donations and
 sponsorships, including Topeka Active 20/30 Club -
 Coats for Kids and Christmas for Kids, Optimist
 baseball teams, Seaman
 High Homecoming Parade
, and  Topeka Veterans Day Parade.

Supporter of local initiatives for these national charities through material and labor donations.

LEFT: Proud sponsor of the Seaman High School Homecoming Parade for over 15 years.
RIGHT: Supporter of local initiatives for these national charities through material and labor donations.

 

JOIN THE FAMILY

When you come to work for this family-owned and operated business, you become part of the Appelhanz Roofing family tree. We hire good people and trust them to do the job they are hired for. If you're a self-starter you'll fit into the family perfectly!

 

As our business continues to grow, so will our family. If you are experienced in the roofing industry and interested in being a part of our roofing or sales team, we'd love to hear from you.

For Job Opportunities Contact:
Cindy Peters

 

PHONE:  785-246-0006
EMAIL:  contact@appelhanzroofing.com

 
 

SERVING TOPEKA LAWRENCE MANHATTAN AND ALL NORTHEAST KANSAS

© 2017 Appelhanz Roofing. All Rights Reserved.