dusable_high_school_roof_installation_large-1Knickerbocker Roofing & Paving Co. Inc. was selected to complete one of Firestone Building Corporation’s largest projects in 2011. The project consisted of roof removal and replacement on the historic DuSable High School, the premier African American high school in Chicago with alumni such as former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington, singer Nat King Cole, and comedian Redd Foxx.

The project, one of the most successful commissioned by Firestone, consisted of removing and replacing the 112,000 square foot roof on a tight 9-month schedule using 25 workers. We selected to use 20 year NDL roofing for its longevity, durability, and the product’s guarantee.

Knickerbocker is often selected for projects with challenging components, important structural significance, and tight timelines due to our reputation for quality, client satisfaction, and experience in various project scenarios. We welcome the opportunity to put those values to work for you.

DuSable High School Roofing Removal and Installation Project

Historic Institution Roofing Installation

This service is used to remove and install a roof for DuSable High School building in Chicago.


Tight schedule
Remove and replace roof with 25 men
Work with masonry companies

Roof Dimensions

112,000 sq. ft.

Material Used

20 year NDL roofing

Industry for Use

Construction industry

Delivery/Turnaround Time

9 months

Project Location

Chicago, Illinois

Project Name

DuSable High School Roof Removal and Installation