Starting a Commercial Roofing Business: Roof Systems Training

hands-on trainingToday, we discuss the third part of our “Starting a Commercial Roofing Business” series: roof systems training.

One of the most critical parts of starting a roofing business is learning how to install different kinds of roof systems correctly. While it is certainly one of the most important steps, it is a requirement that many roofing contractors find challenging or difficult when they are just starting out.

To help new commercial roofers break out into their local markets as soon as possible, Choice Roof Contractor Group offers a quick, comprehensive way to learn the ins-and-outs of correct roofing installation. This option is also one of the most cost-effective options for hands-on training in roof products installation and reference materials for future use when one is bidding and servicing needs.

Commercial Roof Training Program

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    Our nationwide contractor group prefers the Conklin manufacturer, which offers up-and-coming contractors a quick learning curve in proper roofing installation. Namely, that learning curve is Conklin factory training: a comprehensive crash course in how to properly apply Conklin roofing systems. Located in Kansas City, Missouri, this program is offered many times throughout the year so that you are able to attend, no matter what your scheduling demands may be.

    All of our members attend this training so that they quickly learn how to install roofing correctly. Training attendees also get the chance to rub shoulders with highly successful contractors, giving them opportunities for networking with sources of wisdom and inspiration for their new businesses, as well as the chance to meet other contractors who are also new to roofing.

    Upon program completion, you are given a Conklin certificate, $150 product credit, and valuable sales tools. Full details of Conklin’s systems training sessions, including pricing and what is involved, can be found at our contractors training page.

    Additional Lifetime Support

    mentorship roof trainingIn addition to enabling you to fast-track your roofing knowledge, our group offers you access to highly successful contractors who will coach you on effective sales techniques and additional practical roofing knowledge. Choice Roof Contractors have access to these highly successful industry professionals for the lifetime of their businesses, ensuring they can have any question or concern quickly answered.

    Whether in person, over the phone, texting, or through email, a group member can reach out to our mentors at any time should he have any question about a roofing product itself, proper installation practices, the product’s advantages, or any other content. Because our commitment to our members’ success is so deep, our mentors have committed to making themselves available whenever one of our members needs their input.

    As for sales coaching, since our mentors are seasoned salesmen, they will pass on their knowledge and tricks of the trade for helping newer members close their sales each time. With our top experts’ knowledge and Conklin’s product benefits and value, new contractors will find it easy to obtain new jobs quickly and decisively.

    Why Conklin?

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      Putting it simply, Choice Roof Contractors use Conklin roofing systems because of their product quality. These product offerings are known for having a warranty claim rates of less than 0.5% (source:, provide many years of leak-free protection, and give their users significant energy savings throughout their entire durations.

      Systems such as metal roofing systems in warmer climates and spray foam roofing systems in colder climates have been shown to add up to 40+ years of life to an existing roof. In fact, there are Conklin roof coating systems that were installed back in the 1970s are performing strongly today, an indicator of their efficacy and long-lastingness.

      Other Benefits We Offer

      In addition to comprehensive roofing systems training and lifetime mentorship, our group offers contractors multiple other benefits. These include:

      • A nationwide reputation—being associated with a nationwide organization that is known for standard, countrywide quality standards will enhance your own professional reputation and make it easier for you to land jobs, especially bigger ones.
      • Lead generation—our in-house marketing team is constantly publishing content on topics that are of great interest to business owners and commercial real estate owners and managers. When these prospects type in key words related to commercial roofing in a search engine such as Google, our group stands out due to our targeting of these keywords. Then the prospects visit our website, see the value we have to offer, and locate the contractors who are closest to them via our interactive map.
      • Discounted product pricing—our association with Conklin and exclusive use of that product brand enables us to offer our members access to high-quality roofing materials at discounted pricing. In turn, that gives our members even more room for greater profit margins.
      • Premier marketing and sales support and advisement—we have access to top-of-the-line marketing support through our partnership with Top Roof Marketing (in addition to sharing strategies with fellow members). Among other benefits, our contractor members receive professional-looking and compelling personalized websites, business cards, sales materials, presentations, branding materials, tradeshow displays, and other things. The marketing firm’s team also offers expert marketing advice as well.

      Contact us to learn how we can help you set up a strong foundation for your roofing business, today.

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      Written by: Ian Myers
      Ian Myers
      Ian was the very first team member brought on by the original co-founders of the Choice Roof Contractor Group to assist with nationwide growth. Since then he has written 120+ blog posts and provided excellent support to the roofing contractors in the group. Through his multiple roles in the commercial roofing industry, he has gained tremendous knowledge in the sector.