Slate Roofing Contractors Association of North America

Contractor Profile:

The Durable Slate Company

Membership Category: Slate Roofing Contractor, Charter Member

The Durable Slate Company

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General Information

1. BUSINESS NAME: The Durable Slate Company

1050 N. Fourth Street, Columbus, OH 43201; Ph: 800-666-7445; Fax: 614-299-7100

605 Loftstrand Road, Rockville, MD 20850; Ph: 240-650-9780

2901 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115; Phone: 504-899-8422; Fax: 504-899-8442

1974 Freedom Dr., Clearwater, Florida 33755; Phone: 877-340-9182; Fax: 727-216-7453

2. CONTACT PERSON: Jack Jenkins

3. BUSINESS TYPE: Corporation    


4. STATE WHERE INCORPORATED: Ohio                                                      Year of Incorporation: 1991


5. YEARS IN BUSINESS under current ownership (as of 2005)        Years in business under present name:


6. FULL TIME EMPLOYEES (Average No.):  100+


7. PART TIME EMPLOYEES (Average No.): 100+


8. WORK RANGE: Work primarily in Ohio , Louisiana, Florida and Maryland-Washington DC, but we do work across the US with traveling crews.


9.List any TRADE ORGANIZATIONS to Which You Now Belong:


10. 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

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




Experience Level


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

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

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

17. 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?

18. What estimated percentages of contracts in the following roofing categories do you engage in annually? 85%

19. asphalt shingles          0%

single ply                       0%              

built-up roofing               0%

cedar shakes           0 %

20. ceramic tile                 10%

cement shingles           0 %

imitation slate                0%

metal                       5%

21. Other (explain): slate 85%

22. What percentage of your business contracting does not including roofing at all? 10-15%

23. What other types of contracting services do you provide other than roofing (e.g. carpentry, siding, heating)? Historic Restoration/Preservation.

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

25. How are your roofing professionals trained? In house

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

27. Do you do STANDING SEAM metal roofing?  Yes

28. Do you repair ASBESTOS SHINGLE roofs?      No  

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

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

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

32. Do you do STEEPLE WORK?   Yes       

33. How do you access steep slate roof areas when doing repairs? Equipment

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

35. Do you sell salvaged roofing slates?  Yes                                      If yes, do you ship them?   Yes        

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

37. Do you sell new roofing slate?   No  

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

39. What is the maximum size, in squares, of a new slate roof installation your company will do? Unlimited

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

41. Name(s) of your slating professionals

Years of Experience


Name(s) of your slating professionals

Years of Experience






Michael Chan




 John Chan




Gary Howes




42. SRCA MEMBER SINCE: 03/23/05