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Balanced Builders

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General Information

1. BUSINESS NAME: Balanced Builders Inc.

2. CONTACT PERSON: Michael Conners and Suzanne Timmer

3. BUSINESS TYPE:  Corporation               

  Date: June, 2002

4. STATE WHERE INCORPORATED:  NH        Year of Incorporation: 2002

  62 Davis Road, Bradford, NH 03321; or 22 Garden Ave., Beacon, NY 12508

5. YEARS IN BUSINESS under current ownership (as of 2005):  18; Years in business under present name: 18


6. FULL TIME EMPLOYEES (Average No.): 3


7. PART TIME EMPLOYEES (Average No.): 3


8. WORK RANGE: NY, NH, New England, CT, Eastern PA, NJ


9.List any TRADE ORGANIZATIONS to Which You Now Belong: Passive House Alliance, US


10. CRIMINAL HISTORY: Has the above named business, including principals, partners, officers, owner, or any employee, been convicted of any business related crimes in the past 15 years?   No

11. LICENSE REVOCATION: Have you ever had a business license revoked?  No


12. LIABILITY INSURANCE Company:Merchants Mutual Insurance Co., Buffalo NY

13.  WORKERS COMP. INSURANCE: New York State Insurance Fund

Experience Level


14. I have been actively involved in the slate roof contracting business for the past five continuous years. Yes      

15. I, or my employees, have worked on, repaired, installed and/or restored slate roofs for at least the past five continuous years:   Yes        

16. At least 75% of the number of annual roofing contracts I fulfill each year are slate roofing contracts: Yes  

17. If your annual percentage of slate roofing contracts is less than 75% of your total roofing, what percentage of your roofing contracts do you estimate to be slate roofing contracts?

18. What estimated percentages of contracts in the following roofing categories do you engage in annually?

19. asphalt shingles   0%

single ply   0%              

built-up roofing         0%

cedar shakes     10 %

20. ceramic tile            %

cement shingles     %

imitation slate               %

metal              10 %

21. Other (explain):

22. What percentage of your business contracting does not including roofing at all? 30%

23. What other types of contracting services do you provide other than roofing (e.g. carpentry, siding, heating)? New home building, high energy efficient retrofit of pre-existing buildings/homes, passive house construction and retrofit.

24. Do you subcontract slate roofing work to other contractors?  No

25. How are your roofing professionals trained? I train all employees and encourage them to read/explore other mentors, the web, books, etc. All employees are required to read the Slate Roof Bible, which I also give as a gift to my slate roof clients.

26. Do you do FLAT-LOCK (SOLDERED) COPPER roofing?   Yes        

27. Do you do STANDING SEAM metal roofing?  Yes       

28. Do you repair ASBESTOS SHINGLE roofs?    Yes   

29. Do you install RAIN SPOUTING on slate roofs?   Yes       

30. Do you do MASONRY WORK in association with slate roofs (such as chimney rebuilding)?   Yes   

31. Do you do ARCHITECTURAL SHEET METAL work (such as ornamental copper)?   Yes       

32. Do you do STEEPLE WORK?  Yes     

33. How do you access steep slate roof areas when doing repairs?  If it is a single story home I use ladders from ground, if it is taller, by using ladders hooks from the ridge, or roof jacks. I also use lifts.

34. What is your preferred method(s) for installing a replacement slate when doing a repair in the field of the roof? I prefer nail / bib flashings repair. I also usestainless slate hooks.

35. Do you sell salvaged roofing slates?  Yes                                      If yes, do you ship them? No  

36. Do you keep a stockpile of salvaged slates?   Yes                    If yes, approx. how many squares? 20 sq

37. Do you sell new roofing slate?  No  

38. Do you do slate roof installations as well as repairs?   Yes        

39. What is the maximum size, in squares, of a new slate roof installation your company will do? No limit.

40. Do your roofing professionals have certified professional training? No, by working with me and other contractors in the field and reading information pertinent to roofing, exploring other media and information, I find this to be an effective education.

41. Name(s) of your slating professionals

Years of Experience


Name(s) of your slating professionals

Years of Experience


Mike Conners


  Declan Nemeth


Tyler Slamon


  John Beers


Robert Matus




Ted Timmer




42. SRCA MEMBER SINCE: 7-6-2005