Roofing Solutions is a commercial and industrial roofing contractor located in Hickory Hills, IL that has been serving Chicago and Northern Illinois since 1992. We specialize in re-roofing projects and roof repairs to existing flat structures.

Why we do it?

Our mission is to challenge the status quo in the industry and change the way our customers view the roofing process. We start by listening- not talking. For the most part, people don’t know a whole lot about roofing- and why should they? Roofs can last for 20, even 30 years, so the roofing process isn’t something people have to deal with very often. When it comes time to “do something about the roof”, most people start the process at square one. Our entire “sales” process doesn’t really involve much “sales”. We want to give you the tools to make an informed decision through education, a conversation about your specific goals / needs for the next roofing system, and providing the most economical options that fit your stated objectives.

Our report will contain:

Photos with detailed descriptions of the issues at play, that were written up for your report specifically- not pre-canned text from a software program.
Cross section CAD sketches of the existing roofing system as well as sketches for each of your options.
Detailed Roof Plans noting every item on the roof as well as secondary plans that map out exactly what we are proposing.
Industry-based recommendations and manufacturer submittals.

Contrast our approach with the “one-page” proposal from so many other roofing contractors and you see why we do it.


The proof is in the numbers. Here are some quick stats on our first 20 years.

Our owner, John Leslie, has been in the roofing industry since 1980- over 35 years of experience doing this exact style of work. That’s just shy of 300,000 hours of on-the-job know-how.

CLIENT LIST: click here for a list of Roofing Solutions customers over the years. (COMING SOON)

Recommended contractor by Firestone Building Products, Johns Manville, and GAF. Approved to install their longest-term warranties (Red Shield, Peak Advantage, System Pledge).

Our crew size varies between 6 men to over 25 men per project, based on the size of the project.

The average length of employment for our employees is more than 5 years, with some having been here since the very beginning.

How can we help you on your next roofing project?

Roofing Solutions can install / repair all of the major roofing system types with the highest quality in the form of replacement systems, recovery systems, restoration options, or repairs.

These systems include:

Conventional "Built-Up" Roofing (BUR)

Modified Bitumen "Built-Up" Roofing (APP / SBS)

Thermoplastic Single-Ply Roofing (TPO / PVC)

Thermoset Single-Ply Roofing (EPDM)

Liquid Coating / Restoration Systems

Sprayed Polyurethane Foam
We also use infrared technology to build custom solutions, some of which have saved our customers over 30% compared to replacement.

What do our customers say?

  • Cris L.
    Roofing Solutions completed the roof for ZEUS Battery Products in Bloomingdale, and their team was very thorough. They took the time to show us the quality materials they specified for our job and why. All staff members were very courteous and understanding of the fact that we still had a business to operate during the week-long repair. Definitely a top notch company!
    Cris L.
    Zeus Battery Products
  • Tony Rizutto
    The roof on our 53,000 sq. ft. building was in need of replacement. Upon receiving several bids, we found ourselves with a tough decision to make as we had several options to choose from. I feel that we made the right decision in awarding the bid to Roofing Solutions as they did an excellent job handling the entire project from start to finish.
    Tony Rizutto
    Transportation Repairs & Services
  • Phillip O.
    Your method of project management from initial quoting to follow-up and after the final product was very professional and accommodating. Your total quality far exceeded my expectations. Thanks again for your work and professionalism
    Phillip O.
    Arrem Plastics
  • Jeff B.
    The service that my tenant received during the re-roofing process was extraordinary. I will continue to refer my clients to Roofing Solutions, and know that they will appreciate the personalized service and attention to detail.  
    Jeff B.
    Paine/Wetzel Associates
  • RSL Past Customer
    These guys are like custom home builders. They don?t do 1,000 roofs a year, but the quality of the ones they do produce are on another level entirely.
    RSL Past Customer

The RSL Management Team

John Leslie


John Leslie has been very active in the business of re-roofing commercial and industrial structures here in Chicagoland since 1980, having been a Sales Engineer for the largest single-ply applicator in the nation from 1980 to 1985 and subsequently a Sales Engineer to a 50-year old leading Chicagoland contractor from 1985 until he founded Roofing Solutions in 1992.

John has been a speaker / facilitator at National Roofing Contractor’s Association (NRCA) seminars and has attended Design and Maintenance Courses for roofing and masonry repairs at the University of Wisconsin.

Erik Leslie

VP, Marketing & Finance

Erik graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and minor in business law in May of 2008. After working in the office during the summer breaks of college, Erik joined up with RSL on a full-time basis in March of 2009 during the worst financial crisis since the great depression. Despite the tough climate, his involvement with the company helped grow Roofing Solutions by more than 500% within his first five-years alone with continued growth every year since as well.

Today, Erik helps clients develop custom roofing solutions with a focus on cost-efficient economic modeling with energy-efficient design. He also is an Owner of our partner company, Solution One Roof Management LLC which specializes in the management and repair of existing roofing systems. In addition, Erik manages RSL’s marketing and financial aspects.

Casey Leslie

VP, Operations

Casey attended the University of Illinois and graduated in 2011 with a degree in Advertising. Casey joined Roofing Solutions LLC in the Spring of 2016 after working with a national corporation specializing in corporate uniforms and facilities management. While at his previous employer, Casey’s sales performance was within the top 10% of the company nationwide.

Casey’s work at Roofing Solutions focuses on providing the best sales experience possible to our Customers from the initial survey to the final job closeout while maintaining a positive relationship with the Customers along the way.

Nick Papadopolous

Production Manager

Nick runs the Re-Roofing Production Department at Roofing Solutions LLC. He specializes in keeping our operation running smoothly in the field, delivering top-rate customer service and an excellent, high-quality finished product on every roof we install

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