The Roofing Professionals Westside is in transition

“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training”

WE are starting 2023 with an announcement that we will be operating as a major partner to the ROOFING PORTAL.

The aim of the ROOFING PORTAL is to train roofers under a unique training platform so that there will be a pool of trained roofers that can be allocated to property owners who are desperately trying to find good roofers who are capable and come with the right culture to repair their roofs the RIGHT way.

How long have you been doing roof repairs in Sydney?

I started roofing work in 1999 and learnt ‘on the tools’ for a few years before facing the big challenge of operating a roofing business that is successful enough to remain solvent for the long term.

I am hardly on the tools any more. I have trained my roofers to be better than I am at repairing roofs. Now, I just make sure that there is continuity in the business to honor my on-going warranties…

Read more about Jack The Roofer Story

Why don't you have telephone numbers?

The telephone is mankind’s ultimate attention destroyer.

You are in the middle of something important and the phone rings. Most people pick up. Slave to the interruption rather than sticking with the flow.

I forced myself to put my phone on silent – so that I could be more productive. That was 10 years ago. I killed the Fear Of Missing Out.

For most of my day, I don’t answer my phone – so giving you a phone number will only frustrate you. If I get another person to answer my phones, I only get more messages than I can cope with. Which means that messages get unanswered. That is not good.

In the last 10 years, nothing ‘BAD’ has happened because I did not answer my phone. I am safer letting my phone ring out than stopping in mid-stride to take a call. I am on the road driving , or on a roof for most of my day.

I do have an office phone at our new warehouse location and it is 02 8376 1451 (but we do not have a receptionist – so you may need to leave a message for us).

My mobile is 0416 264681 (you can text of leave a message).

The best way to get my attention is via email – and the only way to get my email is to fill in the CONTACT form on this website. Reaching out to me this way has a better chance of my attention because all the details go into my computer database. I tend to forget things as soon as I hang up the phone.

How are you associated with The roofing Professionals Eastside and Northside?

The 3 operating ‘The Roofing Professionals’ companies are all independently owned. There is currently very little relationship between the Westside, Northside and Eastside companies.

Boris lives in Eastern Sydney and he owns and operates The Roofing Professionals Eastside.

Brad lives up the coast and the owns and operates The Roofing Professionals Northside.

From very interesting beginnings, the ‘Roofing Professionals’ brand has come a long way…

What are your company registration, ABN and insurance details?

The Roofing Professionals Westside is a business name registered with ASIC.

The Roofing Professionals Westside is owned by a registered company called ADVCON Pty Ltd.

ADVCON Pty Ltd is GST registered and holds ABN 35 072 196 411.

This means that The Roofing Professionals Westside is registered for GST and it’s ABN number is also 35 072 196 411

ADVCON Pty Ltd has Workers Compensation cover with ‘ICare Workers Insurance” (Policy number 117390201)

and Public Liability Cover with “Chase Underwriting P/L” (Policy Number 496729)

ADVCON Pty Ltd Contractor Lic 2026

The Roofing Professionals Westside business name registration

We do not take any money upfront.

We do not take any money upfront.

We do not take any deposits if you accept our quote and want to book a roof repair job in. (there is a reason why we do this and you can go to the Roof Repair work deposit page if you want more information).

We will generally email you an invoice when all the work as quoted has been completed. This invoice will have EFT banking details for you to pay us.

Who physically does the roof repair work?

We have a team meeting every morning to decide who is best suited to do the different roof repair jobs that are scheduled that day.

The tricky jobs will go to the more experienced workers. We have two apprentices (one virtually a tradesman one still going to TAFE). The experienced tradesmen are contractors in their own right.

The good roofers that I have trained up generally want to be independent (with my complete blessing) and they are free to come and go. But these roofers retain our core culture of playing the ‘LONG GAME’. Jobs are not complete until the solution is permanent.

I do not ‘handle the tools’ much nowadays. My roofers can do a far better job than I can.

Besides, I am busy making sure that my roofers have a good future, by getting them suitable work – since we are all playing the ‘long game’.


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9 years ago

Need you to replace a roof in rozelle.

9 years ago

building a new duplex in Yagoona, require a quote for all the roofing work

8 years ago

Hi jack,
Would you repair leaks from roof tiles probably due to cracking sealants?

Alastair Wylie
Alastair Wylie
5 years ago

Hi Jack
At the corner of our gable end the eaves have dropped slightly and separated from the barge board. I think this is a remnant of the big storm we had in 1991 but has only happened recently. The roof itself looks ok. Is this the kind of repair you can do? Thanks, Alastair, Normanhurst

5 years ago

Hi Jack, we have a flat roof with a leaking skylight & have been back and forward with AAMI for 8 months or so, after the skylight cap was replaced following a hail storm. It was not leaking prior to the man going up and hammering at the skylight. Anyway, long story short, we would like to remove the skylight and bitumen roof covering and replace it with Klip Lock roofing. Are you able to give us a quote to do this?
Many thanks, Jane