Slate Roofing Contractors Association of North America, Inc.

Contractor Profile:

Knickerbocker Roofing and Paving Company, Inc.

Knickerbocker Roofing and Paving Company, Inc.

Membership Category: Slate Roofing Contractor

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General Information

1. BUSINESS NAME: Knickerbocker Roofing & Paving Co. Inc.


3. BUSINESS TYPE:  Corporation     

4. ADDRESS: 16851 Lathrop, Harvey, IL, 60426

5. PHONE NUMBER: (708) 339-7260

    Fax Number: (708) 339-3806

    Email Address:


6. STATE WHERE INCORPORATED:  IL                                                        Year of Incorporation: 1954

7. YEARS IN BUSINESS under current ownership: 124 yrs.                           Years in business under present name:  124 yrs.  


8. FULL TIME EMPLOYEES (Average No.): 100


9. PART TIME EMPLOYEES (Average No.): 0


10. WORK RANGE:  100 Miles of Chicago, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin


11.List any TRADE ORGANIZATIONS to Which You Now Belong: National Roofing Contractors Assoc.; Chicago Roofing Contractors Assoc.; Assoc. of Subcontractor & Affiliates; Tile Roofing Institute; Midwest Roofing Contractors Assoc.


12. CRIMINAL HISTORY: Has the above named business, including principals, partners, officers, owner, or any employee, been convicted of any business related crimes in the past 15 years?   No

13. LICENSE REVOCATION: Have you ever had a business license revoked?  No 


14. LIABILITY INSURANCE Company: Zurich American Insurance

15.  WORKERS COMP. INSURANCE: Zurich American Insurance

Experience Level


16. I have been actively involved in the slate roof contracting business for the past five continuous years.  Yes

17. I, or my employees, have worked on, repaired, installed and/or restored slate roofs for at least the past five continuous years:   Yes      

18. At least 75% of the number of annual roofing contracts I fulfill each year are slate roofing contracts:  Yes     

19. If your annual percentage of slate roofing contracts is less than 75% of your total roofing, what percentage of your roofing contracts do you estimate to be slate roofing contracts? $700,000 +

20. What estimated percentages of contracts in the following roofing categories do you engage in annually?

21. asphalt shingles        1 %

single ply                    30%              

built-up roofing             10%

cedar shakes          0%

22. ceramic tile            5%

cement shingles        0%

imitation                      0 %

metal                    5%

23. Other (explain): Modified bitumen 49

24. What percentage of your business contracting does not including roofing at all? 0%

25. What other types of contracting services do you provide other than roofing (e.g. carpentry, siding, heating)? None

26. Do you subcontract slate roofing work to other contractors?  No 

27. How are your roofing professionals trained? Union Apprentice program; Field trained by 30yr veterans of slate & tile work.

28. Do you do FLAT-LOCK (SOLDERED) COPPER roofing?   Yes      

29. Do you do STANDING SEAM metal roofing?  Yes       

30. Do you repair ASBESTOS SHINGLE roofs?       No    

31. Do you install RAIN SPOUTING on slate roofs?   Yes   

32. Do you do MASONRY WORK in association with slate roofs (such as chimney rebuilding)?   Yes        

33. Do you do ARCHITECTURAL SHEET METAL work (such as ornamental copper)?   Yes      

34. Do you do STEEPLE WORK?   Yes        

35. How do you access steep slate roof areas when doing repairs?  Scaffolding; power lift; crane basket

36. What is your preferred method(s) for installing a replacement slate when doing a repair in the field of the roof? Pull out slate and nails with slate ripper; slide properly sized slate in place; center nail with two copper nails in the water slot of course above; insert copper bib to cover exposed nail heads & achieve proper head lap.

37. Do you sell salvaged roofing slates?      No                                  If yes, do you ship them?  

38. Do you keep a stockpile of salvaged slates?   Yes                             If yes, approx. how many squares? 100

39. Do you sell new roofing slate?       No                                             If yes, do you stock them?  

40. Do you do slate roof installations as well as repairs? Yes        

41. What is the maximum size, in squares, of a new slate roof installation your company will do? Not limited

42. Do your roofing professionals have certified professional training? If yes, explain (include the names of the individuals):

43. Name(s) of your slating professionals

Years of Experience


Name(s) of your slating professionals

Years of Experience


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44. SRCA MEMBER SINCE: November 4, 2014