Slate Roofing Contractors Association of North America, Inc.


Contractor Profile:

Gillespie Contracting, Inc.


Gillespie Contracting, Inc.

Gillespie Contracting, Inc.

Gillespie Contracting, Inc.

Membership Category: Slate Roofing Contractor

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General Information

1. BUSINESS NAME: Gillespie Contracting

2. CONTACT PERSON: William Gillespie

3. BUSINESS TYPE: Corporation      

4. ADDRESS: 171 Indian Run Rd., Glenmoore, PA 19343

5. PHONE NUMBER: (610) 942-9877; cell (610) 564-2123

6. STATE WHERE INCORPORATED:  PA                                                        Year of Incorporation: 2002

7. YEARS IN BUSINESS under current ownership:    26                            Years in business under present name:   26 


8. FULL TIME EMPLOYEES (Average No.): 7




10. WORK RANGE:  Southeast PA


11.List any TRADE ORGANIZATIONS to Which You Now Belong:  NRCA, Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau approved installer, Certain Teed Select Shingle Master, DaVinci Masterpiece Contractor Program, BBB A+


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: Atlantic States Ins. Co.

15.  WORKERS COMP. INSURANCE: Atlantic States Ins. Co.

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, OR my company does at least $500,000 per year of natural quarried 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?  20 - 30%

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

21. asphalt shingles   5-10%

single ply                         %              

built-up roofing                 %

cedar shakes   30-40 %

22. ceramic tile          5-10%

cement shingles            %

imitation                     5-10%

metal              5-10 %

23. Other (explain):

24. What percentage of your business contracting does not including roofing at all? 15-30%

25. What other types of contracting services do you provide other than roofing (e.g. carpentry, siding, heating)? Carpentry, siding, painting/staining, power washing, most exterior maintenance.

26. Do you subcontract slate roofing work to other contractors? Yes   If ye, provide explanation: I have 3 other crews that I allow to work for me as subcontractors. I have either worked for them, or they for me, off and on for 20+ years. These men are tops in the trade in our area.  

27. How are your roofing professionals trained? Crew leaders have decades of roofing experience, roof mechanics either have extensive roofing experience at other quality companies or have spent at least a year as ground man on one of our crews.

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?  Machine, jack and plank, chicken ladders, rope and harness

36. What is your preferred method(s) for installing a replacement slate when doing a repair in the field of the roof? Slate hooks

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? 5-10 sq. for repair/tie in work

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? Any

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


















44. SRCA MEMBER SINCE: 12/27/2011