Slate Roofing Contractors Association of North America

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The Roofing Company

Membership Category: Roofing Contractor, Charter Member

The Roofing Company

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General Information

1. BUSINESS NAME: The Roofing Company

2. CONTACT PERSON: Debbie Peterman or Brian Chalsma

3. BUSINESS TYPE:  Corporation   

2106 Aluminum Ave., Hampton, VA 23661; Ph: (757) 867-6600; Fax: (757) 867-6629

4. STATE WHERE INCORPORATED:  Virginia                                                        Year of Incorporation: 1998


5. YEARS IN BUSINESS under current ownership (as of 2016):18             Years in business under present name: 7


6. FULL TIME EMPLOYEES (Average No.): 28


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


8. WORK RANGE: 50 Mile radius of Hampton, VA this includes the entire Hampton Roads area (Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Williamsburg, Gloucester, etc.) Virginia


9.List any TRADE ORGANIZATIONS to Which You Now Belong: Virginia Association of Roofing Contractors, Slate Roofing Contractors Association, National Slate Association, National Roofing Contractors Association, Virginia Association of Roofing Contractors.


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: Towne Insurance Agency, LLC TJG

13.  WORKERS COMP. INSURANCE: Towne Insurance Agency, LLC TJG

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: No  

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? 30% We do over 1 million dollars a year in slate roofing repairs.

18. What estimated percentages of contracts in the following roofing categories do you engage in annually? 75%

19. asphalt shingles         42%

single ply           %              

built-up roofing                 %

cedar shakes            3%

20. ceramic tile                 2%

cement shingles         %

imitation slate                  %

metal                       3%

21. Other (explain):  25% see below

22. What percentage of your business contracting does not including roofing at all? 25%

23. What other types of contracting services do you provide other than roofing (e.g. carpentry, siding, heating)?  Siding, fiber cement siding, replacement windows, carpentry, chimney masonry repairs.

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

25. How are your roofing professionals trained? Slate Roof Bible, in house roofing training, hands on roof mock up in warehouse.

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?  No  

33. How do you access steep slate roof areas when doing repairs?  Hook Ladders, Roof Jacks, and Walk Boards.

34. What is your preferred method(s) for installing a replacement slate when doing a repair in the field of the roof? Hook Ladders and / or Walk boards, Removing broken slate with ripper, installing new slate with copper nails and copper bib flashing.

35. Do you sell salvaged roofing slates?  No  

36. Do you keep a stockpile of salvaged slates?   Yes                           If yes, approx. how many squares? 10 to 15

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? 100 squares

40. Do your roofing professionals have certified professional training? If yes, explain (include the names of the individuals): Brian Chalsma: GAF MasterElite, CertainTeed.  Kevin Miller: GAF MasterElite, CertainTeed. Kris Creech: GAF MasterElite, CertainTeed. Travis Heath: GAF MasterElite, CertainTeed.  Chuck Simpson: GAF MasterElite, CertainTeed. Brian Koch: GAF MasterElite, CertainTeed.  Juan Ortiz: GAF MasterElite, CertainTeed.  James Zajd: GAF MasterElite, CertainTeed

41. Name(s) of your slating professionals (2016)

Years of Experience


Name(s) of your slating professionals

Years of Experience (2016)


Adrian Banks


Juan Ortiz


Mike Lockwood


Kevin Miller


Phil Wideman


James Zajd 


Brian Chalsma




42. SRCA MEMBER SINCE: 10/13/05