Roof 1 Consultants Ltd. was established in response to a need in the roofing industry for a synergistic approach to roof consulting services. Traditionally the roofing industry has been composed of three major players: contractors, manufacturers and designers. In the past these players were often at odds when approaching a roofing project, with all three players posturing for control of the project. Roof 1 believes that all three players must be on the same team to produce a successful roofing project.
Co-operation – not conflict – is the key.
Roof 1 works for you by delivering a winning team of unaffiliated professionals for your project, whether it be a small maintenance project or a complete roof replacement.
Projects that feature a team of unaffiliated professionals working together under the oversight of an independent design consultant and/or quality assurance observer often produce better outcomes for pricing, timeliness, material selection – and ultimately better construction.
The construction team’s sole common interest should be collectively and openly producing a quality construction that meets the expectations of the owner. Disaffiliation of each function (design, manufacture, and installation) helps assure this goal takes precedence over unseen profit sharing or collusion that is potential with previously allied construction parties.
An independent roof consultant will specify roofing designs based on years of experience derived from roof failure investigations, testing and maintenance management. A consultant knows the common shortcomings and merits of different material types and methods of integration and attachment. A consultant’s designs will include full consideration for material interplay between existing structural components, for codes and for micro-climate factors.
Through an exhaustive selection process, Roof 1 pre-qualifies contractors and roof system manufacturers. Only the best make the team that will be invited to bid on your roofing project. Contractors must be financially sound, possess sufficient liability and workers compensation insurance, be safety certified and have a solid track record of high quality workmanship. Manufacturers must be financially sound, have a lengthy track record of proven performance, be on the leading edge of research and development and provide a high level of technical resources. Both contractors and manufacturers know that remaining on our list of “Preferred Vendors” will require nothing less than premium quality and service on every project.
Our design process begins with consultations with the facility owner/manager to develop the design parameters for the project. Our design process also includes input from both a contractor’s and manufacturer’s perspective to ensure that all Roof 1 designs pass the “litmus test” of being an installer friendly, high performance solution to your roofing needs.
When combined with our investment in building strong working relationships with the team members to thoroughly understand your needs, the result is a successful project that maximizes your return on investment.
Roof 1 Consultants Ltd. maintains Professional Liability Insurance, Commercial General Liability Insurance, Automotive Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation Insurance. A sample Certificate of Insurance can be provided if requested, indicating the firm’s coverage, policy number and limits of liability.
The principal of Roof 1 Consultants Ltd. is Mr. Roger Prime RRO, BBA, CSI. Mr. Prime has been involved in the construction industry for the past 38 years. His wealth of experience includes a term as district manager for a major manufacturer of pre-engineered building systems, regional manager for a major roofing systems manufacturer, roofing systems project manager and senior consultant/project manager with an international consulting firm. Mr. Prime is familiar with most types of flat and steep roofing systems commercially available in the North American market. Mr. Prime holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of New Brunswick, is a professional member of the Institute of Roofing Waterproofing and Building Envelope Professionals and the Construction Specifications Institute and is a certified Registered Roof Observer (RRO) through the Roof Consultants Institute (RCI). Mr. Prime has acted as senior consultant on projects in both the United States and Canada. These projects cover a diverse client base such as industrial manufacturing, mining, food processing, ice arenas, pools, hospitals, colleges, bottling plants, retail and office, warehousing, pharmaceutical, pulp & paper, electricity generation and government. Mr. Prime has also acted as senior consultant in providing design review/assistance to architectural and engineering firms.