Located 6 miles northwest of Dallas, Dallas Love Field is a city-owned, public airport serving more than 6 million passengers annually. Commissioned during World War I, the airport was established Oct. 19, 1917, by the U.S. Army. Named for Moss L. Love, the 10th fatality in the U.S. Army's history and a member of the U.S. Army's 11th Cavalry, Love Field served as a base for flight training.
At the end of World War I, in December 1919, Love Field was deactivated. In 1927, Dallas purchased the airport for civilian use, and it became a commercial travel hub during the 1940s and 1950s. In 1963, Lyndon B. Johnson took the oath of office on Air Force One at Dallas Love Field following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In 2003, the airport was designated a historic site.
In 2009, a $519 million Dallas Love Field Modernization Program was implemented to accommodate increased traffic resulting from repeal of the Wright Amendment, now allowing nonstop flights from Dallas Love Field across the U.S. The renovations were designed to expand and transform the airport into a convenient, modern airport for travelers.
Selected by the modernization project team, Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing, Farmers Branch, Texas, helped renovate the existing main terminal's roof system and install new roof systems on the main terminal's expansion, new baggage claim area, new ticketing wing, two new concourses, and the canopies on the airport's new main entrance and roadway.