Slate Roofing Contractors Association of North America, Inc.

Contractor Profile:

Grist Slate and Tile Roofing, Inc.

Grist Slate and Tile Roofing, Inc.

Grist Slate & Tile Roofing Inc.

Membership Category: Slate Roofing Contractor

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General Information

1. BUSINESS NAME: Grist Slate & Tile Roofing Inc.

2. CONTACT PERSON:  Korby Grist

3. BUSINESS TYPE:   Corporation

4. ADDRESS:1345 Ravens View Drive, Victoria, BC, V9B 6P7 Canada

5. PHONE NUMBER: 250-727-3611  cell: 250-380-8471

6. STATE WHERE INCORPORATED:  Victoria BC                                                        Year of Incorporation: 1989

7. YEARS IN BUSINESS under current ownership:  23 yrs.                               Years in business under present name:    23yrs.


8. FULL TIME EMPLOYEES (Average No.):  2-4


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


10. WORK RANGE:  We have traveled up to approx. 500 miles from Victoria to work on a heritage courthouse building in years past and last fall.


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


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: Canadian Northern Shield


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?

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         0%

22. ceramic tile                0 %

cement shingles         20%

imitation                       1%

metal                      0%

23. Other (explain):

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?  On the job.

28. Do you do FLAT-LOCK (SOLDERED) COPPER roofing?      No  Have not to this point – Have done some copper projects.

29. Do you do STANDING SEAM metal roofing?  Yes   Small roofs    

30. Do you repair ASBESTOS SHINGLE roofs?       No    

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

32. Do you do MASONRY WORK in association with slate roofs (such as chimney rebuilding)? Yes  Only pointing – no rebuild.     

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

34. Do you do STEEPLE WORK   No     Have done towers on roofs – no steeples yet.

35. How do you access steep slate roof areas when doing repairs?  Using ropes, ladders, anchors, man lifts, cranes

36. What is your preferred method(s) for installing a replacement slate when doing a repair in the field of the roof? Up to this point, copper tabs.  Have recently used copper slate hooks somewhat.

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

38. Do you keep a stockpile of salvaged slates?   Yes                            If yes, approx. how many squares? 15 – 20sq.

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? Currently we are in an ongoing re-roof on the Fairmont Empress that will total 900sq.

42. Do your roofing professionals have certified professional training? If yes, explain (include the names of the individuals): Yes, Korby & I are both Sheet Metal Mechanics

43. Name(s) of your slating professionals

Years of Experience


Name(s) of your slating professionals

Years of Experience


Korby R. Grist

21 years



David A. Grist

43 years











44. SRCA MEMBER SINCE: May 5, 2010