Project type

Reroof existing construction, wholesale distribution center, 24/7 high-traffic facility.


The L.A. Wholesale Produce Market covers over 25 acres in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and does over a billion dollars worth of business every year. The challenge was to re-roof the market as quickly as possible without any disruption to the hundreds of business operating there. Although the market is large, available space for project staging was minimal. What’s more, because they’re in the business of handling food, there could be no odors or smells from the roofing process that might have tainted the millions of pounds of fruits and vegetables that transit through the site daily.


The L.A. Wholesale Produce Market turned to Highland Commercial Roofing after an exhaustive 2-1/2 year period, in which they investigated every possible roof system and contractor. They chose Highland Commercial Roofing for a number of reasons, principal among those were the odorless RainShield® seamless single-ply roofing system, applied over their existing asphalt BUR system, and the RainShield 20 year Guarantee not to leak.


Work was completed in just 65 days. Hundreds of miles of roofing seams were eliminated by the application of the seamless RainShield® roofing system and peak roof temperatures were reduced by over 60 degrees with the white reflective Title-24 Cool-Roof surfacing. LA Produce Market tenants will see a decrease in utility bills and reduced wear and tear on freezer and chiller equipment as added benefits to a Guarantee not to leak roofing system that will last for over 20 years.