Recent News & Information

Local Roofing Firm Receives Distinguished Award for Excellence.

2015 Firestone Building Products Master Contractor Award.

Knickerbocker Roofing & Paving Co., Wins the 2015 Firestone Building Products Master Contractor Award. This award recognizes the best contractor firms dedicated to installing roofing systems that help commercial building achieve long-term performance.

CRCA Today – Winter 2012 Cover

Our work on the Jefferson Hall roof at the University of Illinois at Chicago is featured on the cover (pictured below) of the Winter 2012 edition of CRCA Today.

Plaza restoration at the Lakeshore Terrace Condos, Chicago, IL

Odor-free waterproofing system stops deterioration of structure

Introduction of the building

The building complex at 5747 Sheridan Road in north of Chicago comprises 18 residential units which line up – 9 units on each side – in a row house configuration around a central courtyard. In this way, the architecture not only provides space to socialize but also opens the view to beautiful Lake Michigan. The lower level has a central vehicular service drive which provides access to the private residential two-car garages.

History Repeats Itself

Knickerbocker Roofing & Paving Co. Inc. restores Chicago’s historical Pulaski Park Field House
by Krista Reisdorf

Polish population and culture are well-known and integral parts of Chicago’s identity-Polish legacies and landmarks are present throughout the city. And one such historical spot, the Pulaski Park Field House, recently had its roof system restored by Knickerbocker Roofing and Paving Co. Inc., Harvey, Ill. A piece of history In 1912, Pulaski Park was created by the West Park Commission in West Town, a predominantly Polish neighborhood in Chicago. The park was named after Casimir Pulaski, a Polish war hero during the Revolutionary War who fought for the American cause and is known as the Father of the American Cavalry.

Preserving Ancient History

A Chicago institute that focuses on the Near East protects its collections
by Kate Gawlik

In addition to being known for the Bulls and Bears (who did quite well this year), deep-dish pizza, the Magnificent Mile and extreme weather, Chicago also is known for its world-renowned museums, such as the Field Museum of Natural History, Art Institute of Chicago and Shedd Aquarium. A museum that often is overlooked, despite its 60,000 visitors per year, is the Oriental Institute Museum, which is part of The University of Chicago.

Chicago Architect’s Gem Rises Again

Overdue renovations at a North Side church coincide with rebirth of its congregation
Jaime Levy Pessin, Special to the Tribune.

Long wrapped in quaint white siding, Lake View Presbyterian Church has revealed its true color, as imagined by its architect, the legendary John Wellborn Root.

That color is red. Very red.

After a yearlong exterior restoration project, the structure at the corner of Addison Street and Broadway last week came out from under its scaffolding, displaying red cedar shingles similar to the ones that originally covered the church. A steeple-also red- spirals up in a cone, its shingles twisting their way up 50 feet.

Roofing Restoration Wins Award

Tim Mitchell, general superintendent of the Chicago Park District, has been awarded the 2004 Preservation Excellence Award for Roof Restoration done to the Pulaski Park Field House with special recognition to the contractor, Knickerbocker Roofing.

LOCAL SUBCONTRACTORS WIN AWARDS AT ANNUAL MEETING

THURSDAY June 22, 2006

Three area subcontractors received awards for their safety programs at the annual meeting and safety awards program of the Association of Subcontractors & Affiliates (ASA Chicago).

Historic Pulaski Park Field House Roof in Chicago Restored to its Original Beauty

WEDNESDAY Janurary 25, 2006

THE PROJECT

In 1912, Chicago’s West Park Commission created Pulaski Park as part of an effort to add more open spaces among the inner-city tenement districts of Chicago’s West Side. The park, located in a predominately immigrant neighborhood, was named for Polish war hero Casimer Pulaski who fought for the American cause in the Revolutionary War.

Nile’s West High School’s Field House Wins With Special Adhesive Tape

Safety and comfort are high priorities for any school. For the Niles West High School located in the suburban village of Skokie, Ill., saftey was compromised when the fairly new track and field house, where vigourous althletics take place, consisted of a wet floor. Caused by the massive standing-seam, barrel-curved metal roof leaking, the school needed to find a quick solution to the problem. In response, school officials turned to the roofing experts at Hutchinson Design Group, a Barrington, Ill.-based architectural firm, for their expertise.

Safety Practices Payoff For Proactive Contractors

Being safe is paying off for roofing contractors who grab hold of the concept and apply the standards from ownership on down.

“It’s well worth it,” says Jeff Starkweather, president of Starkweather Roofing in Cave Creek, AZ. “It makes my workers compensation lower, I don’t have accidents and I don’t have lost time due to injury.”

Last year, Starkweather-who chairs the Safety Committee of the Arizona Roofing Contractors Association-was honored by the Arizona Workers Compensation Bureau as being among the top five safest operations in the state’s construction industry.