Craftsmanship. Professionalism. Integrity.

About True Group contractor services in Central Florida and across the Southeast

Residential & Commercial
Services at a Glance

  • Roof repair & replacement
  • Painting
  • Waterproofing
  • Property rehabilitation
  • Construction defect resolution
  • Mold remediation
  • Disaster recovery
  • Insurance loss specialists

About Our Company

Based in Orlando, FL, True Group consists of two divisions: True Roofing and True Property.

We treat every client the way we want to be treated and every project as if it were our own property. We find the most practical, cost-effective long-term solutions for each job, and we do it right the first time.

That means never cutting corners and using only top-quality materials and a highly skilled crew. We maintain a skilled work staff of more than 40 people to serve your needs. And we strive to minimize inconvenience to the occupants and daily activity at your site.

Plus, we back up our claims with an exclusive 10-year labor guarantee on all roofing and a 5 year warranty on G/C project.

A Roofing Legacy in Central Florida

True Group includes the current incarnation of True Engelmeier Roofing, which added to Engelmeier Roofing.
Engelmeier Roofing was founded in 1959 and has been one of the most trusted and respected names in the industry across Central Florida ever since.To this day, we maintain the same commitment to unmatched workmanship, attention to detail, honesty, and customer service that has allowed the company to thrive in the community for so many decades.

We are the most extensively certified contractor in the state of Florida

Certified General

Mold Related Services Remediator
Certified Roofing Contractor
Certified Moisture Control Consultant
Council-Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor

Meet the Leadership Team

JAMES ILARDI, Owner & Chief Executive Officer

James has long been an outspoken advocate for accountability and integrity in the water intrusion and reconstruction industry. He demonstrates this passion by providing creative reconstruction protocols for challenging projects, accomplishing them within or under budget. His expertise has contained costs for clients and benefited them in the areas of construction defect identification and resolution across the Southeast.

In 2006, James served as Chairman of the Florida Coalition on Healthy Indoor Environments, leading a joint effort among national IAQ organizations to pass a Florida law protecting the indoor environmental rights of the general public. This law required remediation companies to have proper experience, certification, and carry insurance.

BARBARA ILARDI, Co-Owner & Chief Administration Officer

Barbara oversees our accounting department and manages vendor/insurance accountability, lien, and payout procedures.

Originally from the Chicago area, Barbara holds an AA in Paralegal Studies and worked in the legal field for 13 years. She’s been a business owner for more than 20 years, and is passionate about a natural approach to health and nutrition, as well as volunteer work.

We recently had TRUE Engelmeier Roofing replace the roofs on the Church and two of our buildings and repair the roof on another building at St. Stephen Catholic Community here in Winter Springs, FL. They have been very professional, helpful and engaged in the entire process and gone above what they contracted for to do the job correctly. They kept us informed of the process the entire time and everyone we worked with was professional, respectful and communicative to ensure we were satisfied with the work they were doing. Any issues that came up were addressed right away. We met with the CEO Jim Ilardi and account manager Geoff Kendrick often during the process, who went out of their way to accommodate our needs and ensure we were satisfied. I am happy to provide a reference for them at any time.


Dan Johannes
Director of Facilities

St. Stephen Catholic Church
Winter Springs, FL

As a management company, the replacement of the roofs on 23 townhouse buildings and a clubhouse, was an extraordinary task. Needless to say it took the total cooperation and endless follow-up from a reputable roofing company. True was always willing and able to work with both the management company and the anxious homeowners to insure they were replaced quickly and accurately with as little inconvenience to the homeowners as possible. Thank you True Engelmeier Roofing!

Linda Ellis
Community Association Manager
Sweetwater Ridge Townhomes

Call 407.291.8600 to speak with an expert in our Orlando office.