Saucier Brothers Roofing, which spans three generations, was founded in 1945 by Clement Saucier and his two brothers, Cotton and Bennie. The seed money for the new business was saved by Clement while he served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. While there, Clement took part in the invasion of Normandy and later was awarded the Bronze Star. The company started out crafting sheet metal conveyors, fuel tanks and shelling equipment (called “shrimp pickers”) for the Mississippi Gulf Coast shrimping industry. Widespread damage to sheet metal roofing caused by the hurricane of 1947 prompted Saucier Brothers to focus their attention on metal roofing repairs and installation. This would set the trend for the next fifty plus years for Saucier Brothers Roofing.
In the early sixties Clement’s son “C.B.” Clement Saucier joined the company’s roofing division. From the sixties to the late nineties, Saucier Brothers purchased and installed standing seam and other types of manufactured metal roofing for a growing list of commercial clients throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast region. “Clemmie” Clement Saucier, who represents the third generation of Sauciers, joined the company shortly after graduating from college. When Berridge called on the company to introduce its “Total Program” concept of using painted coil and portable roll formers to custom fabricate continuous length standing seam panels, Saucier Brothers quickly grasped this technology to enhance their roofing service and increase their market share.