Slate Roofing Contractors Association of North America, Inc.

Contractor Profile:

Upright, Inc.

Membership Category: Roofing Contractor

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General Information

1. BUSINESS NAME: Upright, Inc.

2. CONTACT PERSON:  John R. Crookston

3. BUSINESS TYPE: Corporation

4. ADDRESS: 7132 North 23rd Street, Kalamazoo, MI  49004

5. PHONE NUMBER: (269) 381-6782 phone and fax

6. STATE WHERE INCORPORATED:   Michigan                                                       Year of Incorporation: 2002

7. YEARS IN BUSINESS under current ownership:  6                               Years in business under present name:  6 


8. FULL TIME EMPLOYEES (Average No.): 3


9. PART TIME EMPLOYEES (Average No.): 2


10. WORK RANGE:  30 Mile radius of Kalamazoo, Michigan.


11.List any TRADE ORGANIZATIONS to: Which You Now Belong: Kalamazoo Home Builders Ass.


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: Hastings Mutual


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:  No  

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? 30-35%

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

21. asphalt shingles          30%

single ply                    5%              

built-up roofing                 %

cedar shakes              %

22. ceramic tile                 5%

cement shingles            %

imitation                           10%

metal                       15 %

23. Other (explain): We are also builders - we roof what we build.

24. What percentage of your business contracting does not including roofing at all? 40%

25. What other types of contracting services do you provide other than roofing (e.g. carpentry, siding, heating)? Carpentry, siding, skylights, additions, copper work, round gutters.

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

27. How are your roofing professionals trained? By myself – union carpenter

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?  We scaffold all of our jobs for safe access.

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

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

38. Do you keep a stockpile of salvaged slates?   Yes                             If yes, approx. how many squares? 4-8 sq.

39. Do you sell new roofing slate?   No

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? We just finished a 100 square addition of slate.

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


John Crookston




Keith Newton




Andy Irish








44. SRCA MEMBER SINCE: 06/19/2008