Residential and Commercial Renovations


Crane Renovation Group
4777 Westerville Rd.
Columbus, OH 43231

(614) 471-1722

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Providing high quality renovations and the best warranties in the business

What started as a roofing company in 1981 with the best roofing products and the best services soon expanded to siding, gutters, masonry, windows, insulation, and solar panel vents for a more complete customer experience. Crane Renovation Group is comprised of several brands with one goal: to provide peace of mind for home and business owners. By using its own materials and in-house distributor, the company is able to offer superior products and workmanship at competitive prices.


Jim Ziminski

President, Crane Renovation Group

Jim joined Crane Renovation Group as President in 2014 to lead the company on an aggressive growth plan, drawing on his extensive experience in rebranding and growing companies. Crane Renovation Group is comprised of five companies, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio: Able Roofing, a full service home renovation and roofing company in Columbus, Ohio; Armor Distribution, a distributor of home improvement materials in Columbus, Ohio; Mr. Roof, a full service home renovation and roofing company with locations in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee; Contractors, Inc., a full service exterior and interior renovation and remediation group with locations across the southern United States; and Responsiv Disaster Recovery, a full service mitigation and restoration company.

In 2000, Jim joined Crane Group as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing of their siding group (formerly known as VIPCO). Jim led the rebranding of the company to Crane Performance Siding and became President in 2002. The company continued to grow and ultimately was rebranded as Exterior Portfolio by Crane. In 2011, Jim led the successful sale of the company to Georgia Gulf Corporation (now Axiall), and was able to keep his entire key management team intact during this process. In fact, when the decision was made to merge Royal Siding and Exterior Portfolio’s sales and marketing teams, Jim was chosen to lead the new group. Jim eventually led the merger of Royal Trim and Mouldings into the group.

Jim currently serves on the board of directors of The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University, and previously served on the boards of the Crittenton Community School as Vice Chair, and VSI as Board Chair. Additionally, he has served as a Big Brother since 2006.

Jim received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Company Brands:

Able Roofing

Since its founding in 1981, Able Roofing has served more than 50,000 customers and has grown 10 times in size. No wonder the company has been named one of “Central Ohio’s Fast 50” several times, a recognition presented annually by Business First to the fastest-growing companies in the area.

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Mr Roof

Able’s sister company, Mr. Roof, provides roofing, windows, and siding services in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina. The company is proud that its roofers have served well over 50,000 satisfied customers during a six-decade span.

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Contractors Inc.

Contractors Inc. is a specialty building services company that provides maintenance and repair work to the multi-family housing, commercial, and hotel/motel markets. The company provides all types of exterior maintenance and repair including painting, roofing, carpentry, siding, and fire restoration. The company’s major customers include REITs and other well established owners of multi-family housing developments.

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Responsiv Disaster Recovery

Responsiv Disaster Recovery is a mitigation and remediation company with offices across the southern United States. These locations can handle any mess within a 10 hour radius, ranging from fire and water damage to crime scenes that need cleaned up.

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