Philippe Laplante graduate with honors from the University of Ottawa in business management with a minor in marketing.
Philippe was practically born into the steel roofing industries, engaging in family discussion about metal roofing at a very
young age, he then followed his father and uncle’s footsteps owners of Ideal Roofing. A family owned company started in
1929, currently the leader and biggest independent steel roofing manufacturer in Canada. Philippe started out his role
with Ideal Roofing as a helper in the manufacture plant learning all products and components of metal roofing, gradually
working his way up to operator. Worked and gained knowledge in many multiple departments within the company from
manufacturing, purchasing, to finally moving into sales. His current role is director of sales for the residential products.
Philippe has taken a very active role in helping his staff educate customers, roofers and home owners on why someone
should invest in a metal roof. Philippe also participates in various metal roofing industry associations as a member of the
Metal Roofing Alliance MRA, Canadian sheet steel building institute CSSBI, and Metal Service Center Institute MSCI.