Slate Roofing Contractors Association of North America, Inc.

Contractor Profile:

Grand River Builders, Inc.

Membership Category: Slate Roofing Contractor

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General Information

1. BUSINESS NAME: Grand River Builders, Inc.

2. CONTACT PERSON: Brian Black

3. BUSINESS TYPE:  Corporation     

4. ADDRESS: 256 Garden St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

5. PHONE NUMBER: (616) 454-9337; Cell: (616) 901-7619

    Fax Number:

    Email Address:


6. STATE WHERE INCORPORATED:   Michigan                                          Year of Incorporation: 1986

7. YEARS IN BUSINESS under current ownership:    29                             Years in business under present name:  29  


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




10. WORK RANGE:  State of Michigan


11.List any TRADE ORGANIZATIONS to Which You Now Belong: Michigan Historic Preservation Network; Institute of Classical Architecture; nation Slate Association


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: Auto Owners


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 roofing contracts I have fulfilled over the past five years have been natural quarried 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. What estimated percentages of contracts in the following roofing categories do you engage in annually?

21. asphalt shingles         0%

single ply                      0%              

built-up roofing             0%

cedar shakes              %

22. ceramic tile            20%

cement shingles        0%

imitation                      0%

metal                   10%

23. Other (explain):

24. What percentage of your business contracting does not including roofing at all? 50%

25. What other types of contracting services do you provide other than roofing (e.g. carpentry, siding, heating)? We provide complete restoration service for historic buildings including, sheet metal and masonry

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

27. How are your roofing professionals trained? On the job

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?    Yes        

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 and chicken planks

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

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?

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? 150? 200?

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


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44. SRCA MEMBER SINCE: May, 2015