Tag Archive: Roofing Contractors

  1. Proud Recipient of the CRCA Gold Medal Safety Award

    Leave a Comment

    The CRCA Gold Medal Safety Award

    Knickerbocker Roofing & Paving Co., Inc. is pleased to announce our receipt of the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association’s (CRCA) 2017 Gold Medal Safety Award. Presented at CRCA’s Annual Awards Dinner, our team couldn’t be more honored and humbled for the recognition.

    Annually, the award given by the CRCA recognizes roofing contractors who have exceptional safety standards and a continuous, conscientious effort to promote safe working conditions in the roofing and waterproofing industries.

    Here at Knickerbocker, our mission is to be an incomparable roofing solutions provider by offering quality products, safely and efficiently installed by skilled trade workers . We regularly work towards maintaining our leadership role in the roofing, sheet metal, and waterproofing industries. Our aim is to always meet or exceed client expectations with our work.

    Proud Recipient of the CRCA Gold Medal Safety AwardDepicted left: Knickerbocker members at the awards dinner (L to R): David Cronin (Project Manager), Brian Cronin (Vice President), Mark Moran (President), Mark Cronin IV (Safety Director), Chris Cronin (CEO)






    More on our company:

    • Knickerbocker has been family owned and managed for 130+ years
    • All Roofing, Sheet Metal, and Carpentry work are performed by our own employees
    • Annual safety training program for all field and supervisory employees
    • Project safety inspections by independent safety consultants
    • Certified by all major roofing system manufacturers to furnish and install their roof systems
    • Annual manufacturers’ roof system application training
    • Roof inspections and evaluations at no charge
    • License and bonded with the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
    • Outstanding roof leak repair and roof maintenance programs
    • The most modern and safe equipment, maintained by our full time mechanics
    • In-house sheet metal fabrication shop to custom form your sheet metal
    • Value engineering ideas to save you money and get the most from your investment
    • Long-term manufacturers’ warranties

    More on CRCA:

    Headquartered in Hillside, IL, CRCA is a local trade association of roofing and waterproofing contractors in the greater Chicagoland area. Contractors, manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ representatives, consultants and others are members of CRCA, where they come together to discuss and tackle issues important to the roofing industry. CRCA serves the greater construction, roofing and waterproofing industries in Illinois through volunteer members who donate significant amounts of time to the association. For further information, contact Bill McHugh, Executive Director, CRCA, 708-449-3340 or bill@crca.org.

    Stay in Touch

    For more information on Knickerbocker, the roofing industry, and CRCA follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, or simply contact us today.

  2. It’s Always ‘Safety First!’ When We Provide Our Commercial and Industrial Roofing Services

    Leave a Comment

    Workplace safety is a hot topic in every industry these days – as it should be! Actually, proof that safety in industrial and commercial work has been a priority for several decades now was the formation of OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration – part of the U.S. Department of Labor) in 1970. Forty-five years ago, OSHA was created “to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance,” according to the OSHA website.

    While OSHA sets an important standard in the industry, our safety standards meet and exceed those set by OSHA, and we continually enhance our safety program as we are committed to safety in everything we do. The biggest hazard in roofing is a fall hazard, so our number-one priority in terms of keeping workers safe is to implement strong fall protection measures. We train our workers to identify safety issues and mitigate those through the use of company supplied safety equipment and safe work practices. Our workers install safety rails and/or warning lines when the conditions allow to provide the greatest protection. When work is performed at a roof edge, our workers utilize safety monitors or wear safety harnesses and use lanyards for fall restraint and fall arrest.

    Highlights of our safety training include:
    • All new apprentices attend an OSHA 10-hour training class.
    • Our foremen meet on a quarterly-basis to discuss relevant safety topics
    • A third-party safety company performs random inspections and training at our job sites.
    • We provide annual safety training for all of our employees every spring

    These are just some of the measures we take to keep safety at the forefront of our operations. In fact, this year (like we do every year), we’ll be attending the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association Trade Show at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, January 22nd and 23rd. All of our foremen and superintendents will be attending the OSHA roofing safety presentation that will part of the CRCA conference.

    Safety comes first for us at Knickerbocker! We’re proud of our commitment and our employees’ commitment to safety. We work hard and follow our own strict safety guidelines, which meet – and often exceed – OSHA standards. At the end of the day, we just want to get everyone home safely.