Residential Roofing Contractor Commercial Roofing Springfield Illinois Blackhawk Roofing 217-741-6251

Over a quarter-century of building Central Illinois
Blackhawk Roofing Residential Commercial Roofers
About Us

Our Project Crew

Blackhawk Roofing has specialized in commercial roofing and residential roofing since 1995. Our experienced workforce and state-of-the-art equipment lets us deliver the highest standards in quality, consistency, and efficiency for every customer. Over the years, we've built new roofs and replacement roofs for thousands of customers in Central Illinois.

For a Free Estimate, please send an email to Blackhawk Roofing, or call 217-741-6251.

Project Leaders

Blackhawk Roofing Springfield Illinois

When you place your trust in a Springfield roofing contractor, you want assurance that the work will be done properly. At Blackhawk Roofing, we deliver on this promise. We hire only the most skilled and experienced people, and then put them through an extensive internship that continues throughout their employment with us.

Meet the Best Roofers in Central Illinois

Here are some of the top-notch people you’ll encounter with when you choose Blackhawk Roofing for your residential or commercial roofing needs:

Dan Schnell, Owner

After graduating from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois, Dan attended the University of Wisconsin. In 1985 he relocated to Springfield, Illinois, and worked as a laborer for a brick mason, and an installer for a roofing company. Within a few years, Dan launched Blackhawk Roofing. Dan continues to maintain his status as a Master Roofer. With over 30 years of experience and roofing knowledge, Dan oversees the daily operations of his company. Dan maintains a beautiful home in west Springfield and enjoys spending time with his four children, two Labrador retrievers, and a large variety of other home pets. He is active in coaching youth hockey and is a regular participant in Boot Camp at FitClub West.

Dan is an authority in the field of roof inspection, and residential or commercial roofing estimates. He takes every opportunity to expand his industry knowledge by participating in training seminars and continued education courses in modern roofing systems, products, installation procedures, and business operations. Dan also encourages each employee to learn and grow in the roofing industry by offering incentives to expand their knowledge of the trade. 

Robbie Nein, Foreman

Blackhawk Roofing Residential Commercial Roofers

Robbie Nein is our Project Foreman. Robbie has worked for Blackhawk Roofing since 2002, and is responsible for overseeing daily operations at a worksite to ensure the completion of projects in a safe and efficient manner. His duties include hiring roofing installers and laborers to perform specific tasks, monitoring budgeting expenses for all workers, managing supplies and equipment requirements, and reviewing laws and regulations to maintain a safe work environment.

With his industry experience and training, Robbie directs, supervises, and troubleshoots routine issues that occur on the job site. He ensures that safety rules are always followed on the site and develops work schedules based on employee and contractor availability. He is also responsible for:

  • Coordinating daily tasks according to priorities and plans, making changes when necessary due to weather, supply, delivery, and personnel
  • Delegating individual responsibilities and projects to crew members and contractors
  • Recruiting, hiring, training, managing and mentoring employees and contractors
  • Providing adequate resources and staffing to meet project schedules, best practices, and safety needs
  • Emphasizing safe use of tools, machinery and equipment while providing training on safety gear, helmets, rigging, safety harnesses, and fall protection equipment
  • Resolving conflicts or miscommunications quickly and amicably
  • Regularly reporting project status to the business owner, homeowners, property managers, site engineers and other officials

Eric Nein, Lead Installer

Blackhawk Roofing Residential Commercial Roofers

Eric has been our lead installer since 2002. Depending on the project, Eric typically tackles all of the difficult installation challenges, helping Blackhawk Roofing construct safe and durable roofs. He also focuses on the repair of damaged areas of roofs. His responsibilities include: 

  • Leading our install crews in the installation of residential and commercial roofs using various materials and tools
  • Inspecting roof damage
  • Repairing or replacing broken roof components
  • Ensuring that roofs will protect buildings from weather conditions, such as rain or snow
  • Installing flashing, vents, and skylights
  • Maintaining excellent carpentry skills
  • Using various tools and equipment, and taking safety rules into consideration
  • Following safety rules
  • Maintaining the ability to work at heights for long hours
Blackhawk Roofing Residential Commercial Roofers

Residential Roofing Contractor Blackhawk Roofing Springfield Illinois

Our People

Towing The Equipter

The Equipter can easily be towed, from one project to the next, using one of our Ford F-250 job trucks.

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You can be certain that quality workmanship, attention to detail, aesthetics, and efficiency (balanced with safety), are the focus of your roofing project, from start to finish. We know the success of your project depends upon our ability to employ the best people available. That's why we hire employees who take tremendous pride in a job well done. We offer our employees top pay, comprehensive training, and respect. Our employees understand that the race for quality has no finish line. 

Blackhawk Roofing uses only full-time employees, to maintain excellent quality. Our foremen and installers have received extensive training in the latest roof installation techniques. We adhere to all OSHA requirements and regulations. An unconditional warranty is provided for labor and materials. 

While many roofing contractors rely on subcontractors, we don't. Everyone you see on your project works for Blackhawk Roofing. Our employees share our philosophy of always going the extra mile. Owner Dan Schnell is often cited as the reason why customers choose to recommend us, again and again.

  • Free Estimate. We create a checklist for every estimate, so that our customers are well informed. 
  • Insurance. Blackhawk Roofing provides Workman's Compensation, General Liability, and Vehicle Insurance.
  • Warranty. No matter how large or small your job, a warranty is provided for all work performed by Blackhawk Roofing. We extend both labor and manufacturer warranties on all work.