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! 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. This book is one of the course handouts.
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.
Chad is a specialty roofing expert (CB Specialty Roofs LLC) with over 35 years of hands-on experience in steep and low sloped roofing applications. His slate roofing industry experience started at ground level working with his stepfather in Eastern Pennsylvania and Northern New Jersey. As a foreman, Chad successfully completed hundreds of complex slate and copper roofing applications and repairs. Additionally, Chad performs specification writing for complex roofing applications, forensic assessments, and umpiring services. Chad is on the board of directors of the Slate Roofing Contractors Association of North America Inc.
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.
JOSEPH JENKINS INC., 143 Forest Lane, Grove City, PA 16127 USA; Ph: 814-786-9085 or 814-786-7429; Fax: 814-786-8209
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 - there is no sign here, only a sign that says Sterret Road to the right). Turn left onto Old Beech (a dirt road) 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. HERE'S A MAP.