Caldwell’s Roofing is always looking for subcontractors. Here are some possibilities if you are looking for work:
(1) Roofing Subcontractor.
Shingle Reroofs. As such, you would be responsible for an entire roofing project, such as reroofing a home. Caldwell’s Roofing would work with you to ensure you know their desired method of installing a GAF roofing system, including proper number of nails per shingle, placement of nails, installation of starter strip, construction of valleys, etc. It is desired that you be able to haul the torn-off shingles to a local recycling plant and recycle them. It is also desired that thorough clean-up be done of the site after completion, including using a magnet to retrieve fallen nails and carefully picking up bits of debris. It is desired that you have your own worker’s comp and general liability, although Caldwell’s Roofing also carries these things and hence would be able to cover you if you are not covered. It is desired that you carry a license.
TPO/PVC. Not only does Caldwell’s Roofing need subcontractors for doing shingle reroofs, we also need subs to do professional installations of TPO or PVC roofs on residential low-slope roofs and some commercial roofs. Knowledge of good-quality welds is critical, as work will be inspected. General knowledge of ISO board installation is helpful. Being able to drive screws without stripping them out is an absolute must.
Metal Roofs. Caldwell’s Roofing is also looking for qualified subs to install low-rib (“thru-fastened”) and snap-lok (“standing seam”) metal roofs. For standing seam metal roofs, installation quality must be stellar. Knowledge of how to use Wuko benders for creating 90 or 180 degree bends is important.
Safety. As the subcontractor, you carry the lion’s share of liability for ensuring safety for your own crew. However, showing great care for your crew’s safety is a major factor in whether Caldwell’s Roofing would want to use your subcontracting services, as they take safety seriously.
An opening may be available for a serious salesperson. A percentage of net profit of jobs could be worked out (probably close to 30%) for all jobs sold. We would not pay by the hour, but rather by commission. This makes it difficult for you as a salesperson, but can be greatly rewarding if you are able to secure a number of high-end jobs.
(3) By-the-Hour Helping “Subcontractor”
Part-time work paid by the hour may be available for working alongside owner Brad Caldwell in installing TPO/PVC, elastomeric, acrylic, standing-seam, low-rib, or other roofs that require his oversight for completion. For tax purposes, you would have to act as a subcontractor with your own license (this roofing “employment” would be by 1099, not W2), but Caldwell’s Roofing could cover your worker’s comp and general liability. If you desire to work in this capacity, you should bring a toolbag with the minimum to work each day:
Hammer, 30’+ tape, speed square, chalk box (with blue chalk), pencil, sharpie, cat’s claw, flat bar, left-hand/right-hand shears (if doing metal work or needing to cut flashings for shingles), some 1 1/4″ roofing nails, some 3″ framing screws and T25 bit star drive bit.
Also, you should own a vehicle or have a dependable ride to and from work each day.
Owner Brad Caldwell is working on an education video series “Of the Roofing Trade,” which, when finished, should be viewed by any desiring to work as a subcontractor helper, as it teaches the most important basic parts of various roofing situations. The first video in the series is provided below as an example:
Eventually, a more stable work position may be available, but currently, you may go a few days without work, then have the opportunity to work 6 straight days with many days 12 hours long.
Caldwell’s Roofing desires to pay people well, and the more you know, and the better you can safely install professional roofing quickly, the more you will get paid.
An ideal worker that knows how to install TPO as well as the owner could easily make $20-30/hour.
If you’re looking for roofing “employment,” Caldwell’s Roofing would love to meet with you about the above options!
(1) Company shirts should be worn.
(2) Theft of contractor’s or owner’s goods is a serious offense and may be considered a felony.
(3) Avoidance of profanity is desired.
(4) Act like you know what you’re doing when you’re around a homeowner, because you do! :) If you don’t know something, your boss will gladly explain. If he hired you, you know enough for the job!