In 1891, John Lydick quit his job with the Sante Fe Railroad and began what became a roofing legend in Texas – the Lydick-Hooks Roofing Company.
From its humble beginning in the 1891 cow town of Fort Worth, Lydick-Hooks has grown into one of the largest roofing companies in West Texas and the oldest roofing company in the State of Texas. Today, with offices in Abilene, Brownwood, Lubbock, Midland and Wichita Falls, the firm has left its mark across the Southwest on projects ranging from modest residences to huge industrial, institutional and military installations, many of them instrumental in the growth and development of West Texas.
Family involvement has always been the cornerstone of the Company’s success and continued operation. With three generations of the Lydick family, four generations of the Hooks family to three generations of the Merriman family in the Brownwood office.
Brownwood and the surrounding area were served by Lydick-Hooks from Fort Worth and Abilene until March 15, 1935, when Lydick Roofing Company of Brownwood was incorporated and an office opened.
In celebration of the Company’s centennial in 1991, all five companies changed their names to Lydick-Hooks in recognition of the Hooks family’s long-term contributions with no change in ownership or management.
Time has proven that the longevity of Lydick-Hooks Roofing Company is due to quality workmanship and materials installed by dedicated, experienced craftsmen.
Wherever you travel in Brownwood and the Central Texas area, it is likely that at some time during the past seventy-five years, Lydick-Hooks has roofed the building in which you work, your bank, courthouse, City Hall, the Church where you worship, the school or university where you or your children were educated.
We value the trust that the fine folks of Central Texas have placed with us to serve their roofing needs and stand ready to do so again now and in the future.