Powell Brothers started in October of 1944 by brothers, Watt and Charlie Powell. PBR was a vision of Charlie Powell. In working for someone else, he had gained much experience and developed a relationship with many homeowners. With the help of his brother, Powell Brothers Roofing began.
At that time the business was operated out of Charlie’s home. In the early 50’s the office was moved to the Old Baltimore building on Main St. in downtown Memphis. In the mid 60’s the office was relocated to North Bellevue Blvd. in North Memphis. Today, the office is located in Bartlett TN.
Through the years, PBR has employed many family members. Jerry, son of Watt, began his employment in 1964. Roy, Jerry’s brother, began his employment in 1976. Lee, Jerry’s oldest son, began his employment in 1985. Charles, Jerry’s youngest son, began his employment in 1987.