Slate & Slate Roofing was founded in 1992 by Bill Slate and his son, Terry Slate. The two have both been roofing for the vast majority of their careers, and they have a combined roofing experience of nearly 75 years. Their core principles have withstood the test of time and can be seen in the company today. Slate & Slate Roofing is devoted to building a relationship with each and every customer, doing things right the first time, appropriately managing budgets (to keep costs down for the customer), and standing by their work. These founding principles have helped the company to become what it is today, one of the best Salem roofing companies.
We are members of the Home Builders Association of Marion and Polk Counties
Company Awards and Accolades
- IB Roof Systems 3,000,000 Sq. Ft. Award
Terry Slate – President/Owner
Terry grew up around the roofing industry, often times working with his father, Bill. He followed in his father’s footsteps and started a full-time roofing career of his own in 1986. He also served a 4-year apprenticeship program with a union company and achieved his Journeyman Roofer’s card. Terry started out doing residential composition roofing and commercial asphalt roofing, where he worked as a general laborer. He quickly learned the necessary skills and became a foreman. He currently manages many of the remaining day-to-day work duties, including estimates, employee training and work assistance, post-work inspection, safety inspection, and sales. He specializes in PVC single-ply membrane installation, metal roofing, Built Up Roofing (BUR) systems, and composition roofing.
Josh Anderson Slate – Vice President
Josh is Terry’s oldest son. His experience with the company started when he was a young child, “helping” his father with estimates by watching from the truck. As he got into high school and college, he roofed for Slate & Slate Roofing as a summer job. He graduated with Latin Honors from Portland State University with a degree in Finance, and went on to work as a Financial Analyst and Software Engineer before re-joining the family business. Josh runs the company’s websites and marketing, financing operations, and other day-to-day operations from the office.
Steve Christenson – Foreman
Steve has been pouring and setting up for concrete jobs for 15 years, and has quickly gained the necessary skills in broom finishing as well as exposed aggregate and colored & stamped finishes. He currently runs estimates for roofing and flat work concrete, works in the field managing the workers, and manages all concrete projects from start to finish.