postcard picture of the Riley Building, now the Kaley Center

Riley Building Postcard 1920’s

Kalkreuth Purchases the Riley Building in Downtown Wheeling

On December 15, 2011 it was announced that the company purchased the Riley Building, located at the corner of 14th and Chapline Streets in downtown Wheeling, WV. Renamed Kaley Center, this historical building is now the corporate headquarters of Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal.

Standing at 132 feet tall, the 10 story high-rise is the third tallest building in Wheeling. The building, constructed in 1922, is in the architectural style known as “Chicago school.” It was designed by architect Charles W. Bates, a graduate of Wheeling’s Linsly Military Institute. In addition to the Riley Building, Bates also designed other prominent Wheeling landmarks, including the Capitol Theatre, Fort Henry Club, Windsor Hotel, Stifel Fine Arts Center, the former Ohio County Public Library, Ohio Valley General Hospital and the Central Union Building at the corner of 14th and Market Streets.

The firm of Schamu, Machowski, Greco Architects, Inc. was hired to design the building improvements. Kalkreuth has improved both the interior and exterior of the building. “We’ve been looking at many options for a while,” says Jim Hurley, Executive Vice President of Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal. “The Riley Building came up and we believe it will suit our needs for many years into the future.”

Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal is consistently one of the top 10 roofing contractors in the United States. The Kalkreuth name established its roots in the roofing industry in 1920, and Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal remains rooted in Wheeling, with three other satellite division locations in order to serve a customer base spanning across the entire Mid-Atlantic region.