Slate Roofing Contractors Association of North America

Contractor Profile:

Barry Smith Slate Roofing, Inc.

Membership Category: Slate Roofing Contractor, Charter Member

Barry Smith Slate Roofing

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General Information

1. BUSINESS NAME: Barry Smith Slate Roof Restoration

2. CONTACT PERSON: Barry Smith

3. BUSINESS TYPE:  Sole Proprietor               

9505 Mitchell Road, Union City, PA 16438 - Ph: 814-438-2717; 412-254-5500

4. STATE WHERE INCORPORATED:   N/A                                                       Year of Incorporation: N/A


5. YEARS IN BUSINESS under current ownership:  14 (since 6/96)                Years in business under present name:  14


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


7. PART TIME EMPLOYEES (Average No.): 1


8. WORK RANGE : 150 mile radius of Erie, PA   (but will occasionally take projects further away)


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


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


12. LIABILITY INSURANCE Company:  Beneficial Insurance Services

13.  WORKERS COMP. INSURANCE:  Gateway Insurance Company

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?

19. asphalt shingles           0 %

single ply                        0 %               

built-up roofing              2 %

cedar shakes             0 %

20. ceramic tile                 10%

cement shingles            0%

imitation slate                 0 %

metal                       4%

21. Other (explain):

22. What percentage of your business contracting does not including roofing at all? 0

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

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

25. How are your roofing professionals trained? The Slate Roof Bible & on the job.

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?    Yes        

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      Gutter lining

32. Do you do STEEPLE WORK? No  

33. How do you access steep slate roof areas when doing repairs? Planks on roof jacks and hook ladders

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

35. Do you sell salvaged roofing slates?  Yes                                      If yes, do you ship them?  No  

36. Do you keep a stockpile of salvaged slates?   Yes                        If yes, approx. how many squares? 500

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?

40. Do your roofing professionals have certified professional training? If yes, explain (include the names of the individuals): Metal roof training with Copper Exclusive, 2010

41. Name(s) of your slating professionals

Years of Experience


Name(s) of your slating professionals

Years of Experience


Jason Klemm


Cain Sonney


Chris Weilacher


Aaron Bost


Josh Denham




Brian Sullivan




42. SRCA MEMBER SINCE: 03/14/05