A Brief History


The Early Years


The immigrant Hungarian metal worker started a company in Macon, Georgia that today is one of the largest and most respected commercial and industrial roofing and sheet metal contractors in the country.


Brother-in-law Adolph Phaul joined the firm and the company name became Schwartz & Phaul. The company prospered during its early years, and when the founder’s son, Harry, joined the firm in 1929,the company expanded its services to include heating, ventilation and air conditioning.


Adoph Phaul died in 1933 and the company name changed to L.E. Schwartz & Son.

Louis Schwartz died and his son, Harry, became President.
Melvin Kruger, the founder's grandson, joined the company after graduating from the University of Georgia Law School.
The company expanded after a devastating tornado ripped through Warner Robins, Georgia, creating a tremendous amount of roofing and sheet metal work during subsequent rebuilding.
The company was incorporated and saw continued growth in commercial and industrial roofing and sheet metal.


Modern Years

Steve Kruger, the founder’s great grandson, joined the company after graduating from the University of Georgia.
L.E. Schwartz & Son opened a new manufacturing facility for its Metal Systems Division.
The company was recognized as the National Roofing Contractor of the Year by RSI Magazine.
 A new division called Precision Products began manufacturing precision metal parts and sub-assemblies.
The Precision Products Division became Schwartz Precision Manufacturing, a subsidiary of the corporation, and moved into a second manufacturing facility.  That same year L.E. Schwartz & Son, Inc. was named the Georgia Family Business of the Year by Kennesaw State College and the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Harry Schwartz died after sixty-eight years of service.
Schwartz Precision Manufacturing moved into an 80,000 square foot manufacturing facility to support it’s continued growth.
 Schwartz Precision achieves ISO 9001:2000 Certification.
The National Roofing Contractor’s Association presented the company with the Gold Circle Award for workmanship.
Michael Kruger became the 5th generation to join the company after graduating from the University of Georgia. Also in 2004, Schwartz Precision achieved AS9100 certification which is the aerospace model for Quality Assurance.
The Commercial Shingles Division is started as its first large multi-family housing project gets underway.
Schwartz Residential Roof is started after the company decides to give back to the community and its homeowners.
L.E. Schwartz & Son celebrates its centennial as the doors have been open for business for 100 years.