Meet the Balkens

Bob and Heather Balken

Bob and Heather Balken

Balken Roofing is proud to claim 3 generations of family experience in the roofing industry. Bob Balken started as the first salesman, foreman, and owner all in one. Heather ran the office side of the business from their home in Fairview, and the crew met at the local Waffle House before jobs to regroup and discuss job details.  Since then, Balken Roofing has grown and expanded into what you see today – running several crews year-round, and a bustling office with phones ringing left and right. Working alongside Bob and Heather is Bob’s brother, Chad Balken, Executive Roofing Consultant. Heather’s brother, Steve Williams, Executive Roofing Consultant.  And Bob and Heather’s daughter, Lauren Balken, General Manager. 

At Balken Roofing we believe that every homeowner and business owner in Western North Carolina should have access to the very best in customer service, skilled service-technicians, and quality materials that last. Our goal is to raise the bar when it comes to contractors in the Asheville area, and prove to our customer-base that dealing with roofers can be just as professional of an interaction as a visit to the family doctor. 

Balken Roofing has a continued commitment to being good stewards of the Earth. Balken Roofing firmly stands behind the viewpoint that having your roof installed correctly and with quality materials to begin with is the only true path to sustainable roofing, as it holds off considerably on the number of years before a roof must be replaced.  This is a win/win/win methodology because you save time and money in the long run, Balken Roofing has next to no call backs for warranty claims or leaks, and we hold off reroofing many hundreds of structures for a great number of years. Our sister company, Asheville Skylight, installs only Energy Star rated appliances, and encourages their customer to take advantage of federal tax breaks for installing solar-powered products that save you on your heating and cooling cost, as well as lighting.