Conklin Roofing Systems Testimonial by Samuel Hostetler

To contractors that are interested in improving their financial lives:
In this testimony, I will illustrate the real life facts of what Conklin’s roofing systems can do for you.

My roofing company signed up with Conklin eight or nine years ago, but because we did not think that we had the funds to advertise to commercial building owners, we did nothing to further our involvement with Conklin. Instead, we tried to advertise in local papers not realizing that the nature of the business uses a different approach. Our roofing business did not take off or advance. While we still felt that the Conklin company had the best products available, we also thought that we didn’t have what was necessary to do the job.

Two years later in December, my cousin, Simon Lee, called and asked what I was doing. I told him I was shingling a roof in North Dakota, and that it was around zero degrees outside. In an excited tone, he asked me if I knew what he was doing. He then continued to inform me that he was in California enjoying a Master Contractor trip, and he asked if I had the option, if I would want to join them. As our phone call proceeded, he advised me to invest in Conklin.

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As usual, I told him the same old story by mentioning that I could not afford to invest into the company! He then asked me a question involving the idea that if I continued to do what I was doing, did I think I would ever get to where I wanted to be financially. At that moment, it finally clicked in my mind that I was going to have to change something in order to ever get where I wanted to go.

After some thought, I decided to sell a few tools and sign up for warranty training. What followed training totally blew me away. I decided that since my mentor was succeeding, I needed to do what he was doing in order to succeed as well. For it was truly either all in or nothing for me.

My company got together enough funds to create a mailing list and buy postage for a mailing of around 4,300. Within thirty days, the printing was being done, and the mailing were being sent out. Two weeks later, we had sold out, and in less than three weeks, we had signed contracts. We then invested in a sprayer and paid for our first order to Conklin in cash. I believe the first roof was a 6,000 square feet MR job; we started that in the last week of May.

By the first week of June, we had foam roofs under contract and were considering a foam rig. We then purchased one in the second week of June, and we were off and running. By August 31 of that year, we were set as a business.

In the first year of doing Conklin, our business brought in well over $500,000 in Conklin jobs.

Today, I contribute my success to following our tremendously inspiring mentor’s advice and never considering failure as an option; we totally believed in the Conklin products knowing that they would perform as prescribed.

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Find a Local Commercial Roofing Contractor with Easy to Use Interactive Map

Here at Choice Roof Contractor Group, leak3we are always looking for ways to help anyone who owns or manages a piece of commercial real estate. Commercial roofs will require some regular routine maintenance, and there are times when they will need repair work or replacement. This leaves commercial real estate owners looking for local roofing contractors who can successfully repair, replace or maintain their roofs. Commercial property is an investment, and a good leak-free roof helps to protect this investment.

We have assembled a nationwide team of experienced roofing contractors, and we have made it super easy for any commercial real estate owner to find and locate these highly trained commercial roofing specialists in their area. We are proud to introduce our easy to use interactive roofing contractor map. It gives commercial building owners a bird’s eye view of the entire United States. From Florida to Washington and from California to Maine, there is an experienced local commercial roofing company within our network.

Commercial property owners can search by city, state or zip. It is as simple as clicking on the contractor closest to you. From there, you can contact the Choice Roof Contractor by either phone or a contact form. Now it is easier than ever to locate an experienced commercial roofing contractor in your area.

What Type of Commercial Roofs Do You Service?

Our nationwide group of contractors perform repairs and restore every single type of commercial roof that exists including:

● Metal roofsrr3
● Flat roofs
● Slate roofs
● Low slope roofs
● Built-up or BUR
● Asphalt both rolled and shingle
● EPDM rubber roofs
● Hot tar and gravel
● Thermoplastic TPO

Every type of commercial roof is covered!

Why Choose a Choice Roof Contractor?

All of our members use Conklin roofing products not because they have to, but because Conklin roofing products are the best within the entire commercial roofing industry. Conklin has been leading the roofing industry for over 40+ years when they introduced their first commercial roofing products way back in 1977. Since then, Conklin roofing products have been applied to over 2 billion square feet of roof.

The Conklin Benefit

Conklin roofing products offer several great benefits that are very difficult to ignore. A Conklin roof coating can extend the life of an existing commercial roof system by as long as 20 years with just one application, and our members back this with up to a 20-year, non-prorated guarantee. There is no need for expensive roof replacement or costly tear-off expenses!

Conklin roofing products are also ENERGY STAR® compliant. This means that Conklin roofing products have met or exceeded the strict standards put in place by the Environmental Protection Agency for energy conservation.

Conklin roofing products are rr4leading the industry in energy efficiency. They have been labeled “cool roof” systems because they reflect as much as 85% of the sun’s heat from the roof. This can reduce the temperature of a roof by as much as 90 degrees. A cooler roof can equate to massive energy savings. In fact, the entire roof can pay for itself in as little as 7 years’ time!

Finding a trusted commercial roofing contractor in your area is no longer a problem. Our new interactive map will help you find the right local roofer for the job in a matter of seconds! To access our map, click “Find a Local Contractor” on the top-right corner of any page, or visit

Metal Roof Restoration is the Smart Choice

Add Decades of New Life
Cut A/C Costs up to 50%
Free On-Site Inspections
Leak-Proof Your Roof
Warrantied Up to 20 Years

Most commercial buildings have the same thing in common. Most have roofs that are starting to show signs of premature wear. The first and most obvious symptom would be a leaky roof. In the United States alone, there are billions of square feet of metal roofing, and a very good percentage of these metal roofs are leaking. In some cases the leaking becomes a constant battle that the property owner faces.

Why Does This Happen?

If you have been through this already, then you may be wondering why metal roofs keep leaking. It is not a design flaw. Most metal roofs leak because of temperature fluctuations. You may not know this, but on a sunny day the temperature of your average metal roof can easily be 100 degrees hotter than it is outside. When the sun sets, the roof starts to cool down. All of these temperature changes can cause the roof material to expand and contract. The expanding and contracting causes gaps in the roof, and it puts a huge strain on the seams and fasteners. This is the number one reason why commercial metal roofing starts to leak.

What Can You Do About It?

It may seem like the most obvious thing to do would be to replace the entire roof and just start over. This would fix the leaky roof problem for a little while, but the roof problems could quite possibly come back in a few years. A Conklin roof coating will allow you to fix a leaky roof, lower your energy costs and avoid replacing your roof. All of this can be done for a lot less than your traditional roof replacement.

Why spend more money replacing your roof? 40+ years ago this may have been your only option, but the times have changed. Conklin roofing products have been put to the test. There is currently over 2 billion square feet of roofing being protected by Conklin elastomeric roofing materials. These roofs are not leaking, and their cool white coating is saving property owners thousands of dollars in energy costs every year. Don’t battle a leaky metal roof any longer. Cover your roof with a Conklin cool roof and start saving money today.

Go Green with a New Cool Roof System

The pressure is on for business owners to start going “green.” It seems that everywhere you look, people are making the smart decision to start thinking green. Business owners may even feel like they have more of a responsibility to make some changes to their business.

Certifications and Approvals

  • Underwriters Laboratory (UL)
  • US Green Building Council
  • Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC)
Going green has several great benefits that every business owner will enjoy. Not only are green choices better for the environment, but they are also a great way to reduce energy costs. Business owners who own commercial properties have an easy way to go green. All they have to do is look up!

Conklin Cool Roof Systems
There has never been an easier way to go green than with a Conklin cool roof system. The first and most notable difference in a Conklin cool roof coating is the color. Conklin roof coatings are white. The color white reflects heat. Therefore a Conklin roof system will reflect the heat from the sun away from the roof. This can have a huge impact on energy costs. It can and will lower energy costs the moment the roofing system is applied. In some cases roof temperatures can be reduced by as much as 100 degrees. Just think of how this would impact the energy costs of a business. A business that can significantly lower their energy costs will be operating in a more efficient and green manner.

A second strong benefit is that the Conklin roofing systems can extend the life of an existing roof for decades, eliminating tear-off costs and landfill disposal. A thick elastomeric roof coating is applied on top of the current roof surface after a thorough power washing with WAC II® for strong adhesion and leak-proof results.

Recognized by the EPA
Don’t take our word for it. Conklin’s cool roof systems are ENERGY STAR® compliant as recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency. The ENERGY STAR program has helped countless business owners all over the country make the green choice by highlighting products that help reduce energy consumption. Business owners, architects and contractors have come to rely on ENERGY STAR ratings to help them decide which materials would make the best choice for keeping energy costs down. Conklin’s white roofing systems are white on the outside, but they are an excellent green choice!

Getting to Know Conklin Rapid Roof III

Conklin® has numerous great roofing products that can help extend the life of a commercial roofing system. One of the premier roofing systems is called Rapid Roof III, and it lives up to its name. It allows contractors to quickly apply an entire roof coating that adds years of added protection to the roof in order to save the building owner money without effecting long-term durability. Let’s take a closer look at this great roofing product.

The Basics of Rapid Roof III
Rapid Roof III is an elastomeric, acrylic, monolithic roof coating, but what does all that mean exactly? Let’s look at each word a little closer to find out. Elastomeric refers to the Rapid Roof’s unique elastic like ability. The material can expand and contract during heat fluctuations. Acrylic refers to a product that is made from polymers or acrylates. Monolithic means that the roofing system is large, powerful and uniform.os1

Rapid Roof III comes in three colors. It can be applied in bright white for maximum efficiency, light tan, or light gray. All three color choices help to actively reflect light away from the roof. This helps keep energy costs down, and helps keep the entire building cooler.

Rapid Roof III has been designed to create a waterproof coating on metal roofs, membrane roofs, spray polyurethane foam, and Conklin’s Fabric Reinforced System.

Some Technical Specifications
Rapid Roof III is an ENERGY STAR® rated product as approved by the US Department of Energy. It has a UL-790 Class A fire rating, and it has been approved by the Cool Roof Ratings Council (CRRC).

One gallon of Rapid Roof III will cover 100 square feet of roofing, but the roof can’t be below 40 degrees during application; however, a separate Conklin coating can be used in cooler temperatures. Inclement weather must be avoided as well. It takes approximately 2-8 hours for Rapid Roof III to properly dry.

Rapid Roof III can reflect up to 85% of the sun’s solar energy. This is what makes Rapid Roof III such a great product for commercial roofs. It helps reduce the heat of the roof which results in energy savings.

It is easy to see why Conklin’s Rapid Roof III is becoming one of the most popular choices for contractors and roofing companies all over the United States. When you engage a Choice Roof Contractor, you get access to this superior roofing system as well as all other industry-trusted Conklin products.

Choice Roof Contractor Group Adds Another Top-notch Contractor

All Star Roofing has joined our nationwide network. repair1The Choice Roof Contractor Group continues to expand, and today we announce the addition of another top-class roofing contractor. Mahlon Lee of Trout Creek, MT, a veteran commercial roof contractor who owns He provides specialized services in the areas of commercial roofing flat roof repair, energy efficient roofing, and others. This symbiotic association between Choice Roof Contractor Group and the expert roofing contractor will have a big impact on the state of Montana.

Mahlon Lee has joined the brigade of contractors, who became a part of the Choice Roof Contractor Group in order to avail the many benefits that its members enjoy. The contractors who join our network get an opportunity to take their business to new heights by offering best-in-class commercial roofing systems. They also get to enhance their skills and credibility through Conklin® roof systems training and Choice Roof Contractor Group™ certification. Contractors are able to boost their profit margins, because they get all Conklin Roofing Systems at wholesale prices.

Contractors also get access to a support system encompassing various facets such as expert sales coaching, nationwide positive reputation, solutions to all questions facing the company’s development, and comprehensive support from top roof contractors. However, the biggest benefit of becoming a part of the choice roof contractor group is that you get access to priority service from Top Roof Marketing, a premier company offering specialized marketing services to the commercial roof contractors.

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Choice Roof Contractor Group chose to partner with Top Roof Marketing for all advertising and marketing activities due to their experience and expertise in offering first-rate solutions to the commercial roofing industry.

Top Roof Marketing excels in various aspects of lead generation and conversion for the commercial roofing niche. With the help of their expert services, contractors can push their sales through the roof. Contractors get to focus their efforts on doing what they know best, and leave lead generation and other marketing activities to the experts.

Becoming a part of the Choice Roof Contractor Group offers a myriad of benefits and opens a whole new world of business opportunities to contractors like Mahlon Lee. If you are a commercial roof contractor looking to send your business soaring, its time you join Choice Roof Contractor Group, and among other benefits avail expert services of Top Roof Marketing.

The Answer to Saving Thousands of Dollars on Commercial Energy Costs is Right Above Your Head

It is no secret that business owners all over the country are looking for ways to save money. This is how business works. Any money that is being saved can be easily reinvested into the business and the business can continue to grow. What many business owners may not realize is that there is a very simple way to save a large amount of money every year, and it is sitting right above their heads. A simple change to your average commercial roof can add up to a huge amount of savings in a rather short amount of time.

Conklin’s Cool Roof System

Many commercial roofing systems consist of a flat roof with tar and rocks. These roofs get hot very quickly and they make it difficult on a building’s air conditioning system. Conklin’s cool roof systems, which we install all over the country, can change all of this. With one application, the entire roof temperature can be drastically reduced. This removes the unnecessary load on the air conditioning or refrigeration systems in commercial buildings and massively reduces energy costs! This is exactly what every single business owner wants and needs.

Extending Roof Life

Lower energy costs are not the only extremely valuable asset that Conklin roofing products bring to the table. A Conklin elastomeric roofing system can extend the life of a commercial roof by as much as 20 years. Business owners will no longer be facing costly roof repairs on an annual basis.

Once the coating is applied, the protection starts immediately. The unique roofing materials will coat the entire roof and prevent any leaks from starting. The roof also has the ability to expand and contract as temperatures outside start to fluctuate. Leaks are always a problem when this happens with traditional roofing systems. Gaps form and leaks start. Once the leaks start, it is a never ending battle trying to stop them from spreading throughout the entire building and causing excessive structural damage.

Saving money is all part of smart business. Who knew that saving a significant amount of money on annual commercial building energy costs was right above your head. A Conklin roofing system is the answer!

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Put a Stop to Commercial Roof Leaks

At one time or another, every single business owner with a commercial building will eventually be faced with the problem of a leaky roof. This is not a problem that is easy to manage either. Due to the design of the traditional metal roof system and most other types of roofing, they are simply prone to leak over time.

Where Do the Leaks Spring Up?

You may be wondering if there are any specific areas of a commercial roof that are prone to leaking. The simple answer is yes. The more elaborate answer is found below. You will find roof leaks commonly show up in these places:

  • seams
  • fasteners
  • gutters
  • vents
  • air conditioning units
  • caps
  • flashing
  • skylights
  • access hatches

As you can see, there is not one square foot of roofing that is not susceptible to leaks. Once one leak is repaired, it is very likely that another leak will show up somewhere else. It quickly becomes a constant battle that just never seems to stop. If you happen to live in an area of the United States that endures a very wet climate or an annual rainy season, then you may already be facing the challenges associated with your commercial roof.

What Can You Do About It?
There are a few things that can be done about the leaks. You could just put buckets on the floor to catch all the leaks, but that would be a little counter-productive and will cost you more down the road to repair the roof and water damage. You have two other options that will work.

The Expensive Route

The more expensive option would be to replace the entire roof. This can be very costly, and it is only a temporary solution. In a few years, you will wind up facing the same battle again. If you have money to burn, then this might not be a bad idea. Most business owners don’t have money to burn. They are looking for a way to make money with their business, not spend it. That leaves one other choice to fix the constant leaky roof.

The Cost Effective Route

There is a cost effective alternative to replacing the entire roof system. The Conklin roof coatings we install add a protective layer to your existing roof. The roof coatings cover every possibility of leaks. There will be no place for water to get through, and the roof coating is guaranteed to protect everything underneath it for up to 18 years with a non-prorated warranty! With one of Conklin’s roof restoration systems, you can finally say goodbye to costly roof leaks!