Joe Jenkins's book, The Slate Roof Bible, now in its 3rd edition and first published in 1997, sprang from the slate roofing trade he had developed over the years. The 3rd edition won 10 national and international book awards. Available on Amazon. Also available as an E-Book.
Our other websites include our corporate web site (Joseph Jenkins Inc.), our Traditional Roofing Magazine web site, and Slate Roof Central: your source for everything related to slate roofing. Jenkins maintained a slate roof contracting business in northwestern Pennsylvania from 1980 until 2015. His two sons now carry on the trade: Orion Jenkins (Jenkins Slate Masters), and Brent Ulisky (Ulisky Slate).
Jenkins founded the Slate Roofing Contractors Association of North America, Inc. in 2005 (SlateRoofers.org) of which he is currently Executive Director (2020). The SRCA is a member of the International Federation for the Roofing Trades and an Affiliate Member of the National Roofing Contractors Association.
JOSEPH JENKINS INC.
Address: 143 Forest Lane, Grove City, PA 16127 USA
Phone: 814-786-9085 or 814-786-7429
Where we're located:
We're located in western Pennsylvania about 29 miles east of the Ohio border (about 10 miles east of the intersection of I-80 and I-79), three minutes off Interstate 80 at exit 29 (Barkeyville, Route 8). Take Route 8 north at exit 29 about 1/2 mile to the first left turn (Gilmore Road), turn left onto Gilmore and go about one mile to the first left turn (Old Beech Road). Turn left onto Old Beech and then go about 1/4 mile to the 3rd driveway on the right (Forest Lane). Turn right onto Forest Lane and you'll find us at the top of the hill.
has worked on slate roofs since 1968. He started his own contracting business in 1970 and began specializing in slate roofing in 1980. He had worked on over 1000 slate roofs before writing the first edition of the Slate Roof Bible in 1997. Jenkins is currently executive director of the Slate Roofing Contractors Association of North America, Inc., a non-profit, international trade association. Jenkins's work as a slate roof consultant, especially in litigation support, has made apparent the need for education and training on behalf of slate roof installers. Do it right and stay out of trouble!
began working on the Joseph Jenkins Inc. roofing crew in 1996 at the age of 18. He now owns and operates his own independent slate roofing company at UliskySlate.com. Brent's skills include soldering, sheet metal, and flashing work, among many others. Although his availability is limited due to his own work load, he steps in as a guest instructor when needed.
began working on the Joseph Jenkins Inc. slate roofing crew in the late 90s in his mid-teens. He now owns and operates his own independent slate roofing company at JenkinsSlateMasters.com. Orion is skilled at slate ornamentation, specialty flashing techniques, and much more. Although his availability is limited due to his own work load, he steps in as a guest instructor when needed.
Craftsmen with specific trade skills will be conducting workshops and training classes, primarily with flashing situations such as box gutters, chimneys, flat-lock, soldering, and sweep seam situations. We intend to develop additional workshops, seminars, and classes over time, including presentations for architects, home inspectors, insurance adjustors, and property owners.