Owner Barry Smith, apprenticed with Joseph Jenkins, author of “The Slate Roof Bible” in 1995-96, just as Joe was finishing up the book. From Joe, Barry learned all the basic slate skills, including flashing repairs, masonry/chimney repairs, and safe work practices. In addition to learning about slate roof repair and installation, Barry was able to contribute to the book as a photographer, photo subject, and proof reader. Once Barry established his own business, Joe remained a valuable source of information and advice.
Barry Smith Slate Roofing, Inc. was established in the summer of 1996 and for the first 3 years was a one man show. This was good training to learn all of the aspects of the business. Currently, Barry is a past president of, and is currently serving a 3 year term on the Board of Directors of the Slate Roof Contractors Association of North America.
Barry has three children.