Covertite Eastern Ltd.
Covertite is a large commercial and industrial roofing contractor that has operated in Eastern Ontario and Quebec since 1951. Our firm has extensive experience in all types of roofing including built-up roofing, inverted and single ply systems.
Covertite is a dedicated member of numerous local and national construction associations (outlined below). In fact, the founder of Covertite (Albert Warner) was fundamental in the establishment of the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association, as well as the Quebec Master Roofers Association. Our strong dedication to the industry continues, as evidenced in part by the involvement of our leadership. Our Vice President, Barry Warner, served as president of the Ontario Industrial Roofing Contractors Association. Barry also sits on the Provincial Roofers Trade Labour Management Health and Safety Committee for the Infrastructure Health and Safety Committee (IHSA). Our President, Bruce Warner,is the Ottawa Region Representative regarding Labour Relations with the SMWIA in the Roofing Sector. In the past he also sat on the board of the OIRCA. Our firm has always had a strong commitment to staying abreast of the current developments in the roofing industry. We subscribe to all of the prominent roofing journals, and attend numerous trade shows and seminars.
Our onsite foremen have many years of practical experience, allowing them to deal with virtually every onsite condition and train the men under them in the intricacies of the trade. In the course of the last several years, three of our foremen have celebrated 25 years of service with our firm.
Safety is a top priority at Covertite. We have been honoured with the Vic West Safety Award; the highest achievement in safety that a roofing contractor can obtain in the Province of Ontario. Covertite's outstanding safety record has been a source of pride which has led to the winning of numerous prestigious contracts. Our in-house training program - organized and governed by our full-time Safety Representative - has been an enormous success in ensuring safety and professionalism on job sites. The training program involves formal workshop sessions, onsite training as well as surprise onsite inspections to ensure the safety of all workers.
We have roofed literally thousands of buildings ranging in size from five hundred square feet to five hundred thousand square feet. There is likely no other roofing contractor in Canada that has roofed more shopping centers than we have Our conservative approach to roofing leaves the owner with no surprises. We will not gamble to the detriment of the owner, and this likely accounts for the roughly one hundred million square feet of successful roofing we have applied in Quebec and Ontario. In 60 years of business, we have never appeared in court for a premature roof failure.
- CRCA - Canadian Roofing Contractors Association - founding member (1959)
- OIRCA - Ontario Industrial Roofing Contractors Association - founding member (1964)
- AMCQ - Association des Maitres Couvreurs du Québec - founding member (1966)
- NRCA - National Roofing Contractors Association (American) - member since 1982
- OCA - Ottawa Construction Association
- KCA - Kingston Construction Association - member since 1998