Slate Roofing Contractors Association of North America, Inc.

G. F. Sprague

G. F. Sprague

Membership Category: Roofing Contractor

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General Information

1. BUSINESS NAME: G.F. Sprague & Company, Inc.

2. CONTACT PERSON: Joseph Fernandes

3. BUSINESS TYPE:  Corporation

4. ADDRESS: 45 Kearney Road, Needham, MA 02494

5. PHONE NUMBER: (781) 455-0556

    Fax Number: (781) 455-0036

    Email Address:


6. STATE WHERE INCORPORATED:    MA                                                      Year of Incorporation: 1969

7. YEARS IN BUSINESS under current ownership: 48                                Years in business under present name: 48   


8. FULL TIME EMPLOYEES (Average No.): 22


9. PART TIME EMPLOYEES (Average No.): 7


10. WORK RANGE:  We only work in Massachusetts, with the majority of our service area including a 20-mile radius around Needham, MA. We also service a few areas that extend within a 30-mile radius.


11.List any TRADE ORGANIZATIONS to Which You Now Belong: Certified Contractors Network, National Roofing Contractors Association, North East Roofing Contractors Association, Newton Needham Regional Chamber of Commerce


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: Arch Specialty Insurance

15.  WORKERS COMP. INSURANCE: AIM Mutual 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 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? 55%

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

21. asphalt shingles       15%

single ply                    15%              

built-up roofing                 %

cedar shakes         5%

22. ceramic tile            5%

cement shingles       2%

imitation                     2%

metal                        %

23. Other (explain):

24. What percentage of your business contracting does not include roofing at all? 20% We do some work outside of roofing, usually masonry, windows, and siding.

25. What other types of contracting services do you provide other than roofing (e.g. carpentry, siding, heating)? Gutter repair & replacement, chimney repair, repointing & rebuilding, window replacement, siding repair, carpentry, and some masonry work.

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

27. How are your roofing professionals trained? Webinars, seminars, NRCA manual, manufacturer specifications, and in-house training.

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?     No

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   No     

35. How do you access steep slate roof areas when doing repairs?  We use hook ladders, roofing staging, and OSHA certified tie offs.

36. What is your preferred method(s) for installing a replacement slate when doing a repair in the field of the roof? Slide out broken slate, punch hole in new slate, hide between bonds of row above, insert nail and 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? 90

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? Unlimited

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


Tony Pedro


Jake Pedro


Paul Whalen




Brian Bowen




Steve herget




44. SRCA MEMBER SINCE: May 16, 2018