Chicago Housing Market Rebounds with High-End Projects

LENEXA, KAN. – Smart business practices and an impeccable track record have paved the way for Smart Roofing, Inc. to take advantage of strong Chicago area residential project growth in 2014.

With more than 13,000 roofing projects completed in the past 21 years, Smart Roofing has deep roots in the Chicago marketplace. The company’s dedication to using quality products — including polymer slate and shake roofing tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes® — has positioned it to take advantage of new construction and remodeling projects.

“There are more calls than we can handle this year,” says Rich Bondarowicz, co-founder and vice president of Smart Roofing out of Chicago. “Our market has rebounded beautifully and we’re working on several new 6,000+ square foot roofing projects right now. Due to our reputation for quality roofing, even in the downturn years we were doing fairly well, but now we’re experiencing incredible growth.”

Smart Roofing specializes in high-end residential roofing projects within a 50-mile radius of Chicago, but also works on remodeling and commercial projects. Their team of 20 full-time roofers are specially-trained for installations of a variety of roofing products, including composite roofing tiles.

“We’ve installed a variety of DaVinci synthetic roofs in the past five years on everything from spec homes to remodels to commercial projects,” says Bondarowicz. “There are two types of homeowners these man-made roofs really appeal to in our area. The first is a customer who has wood shake and hates the annual maintenance hassles. These people are tired of rotting or decaying wood product, but love the look of shake. They embrace the DaVinci polymer shake roofing options because of their authentic look and low maintenance.

“The second customer is serious about getting a slate roof, but is turned off due to the cost, weight and potential for hail damage. For these folks the DaVinci slate tiles become the ideal solution because the polymer tiles are cost-effective, lightweight, resist hail and strong winds, and have a 50-year warranty. It’s a win-win scenario.”


Members of the DaVinci Masterpiece Contractors program, Smart Roofing prides itself on repeat business from past customers and a strong adherence to the mantra of “we’ll make it right.”

“From the initial consultation and measurements to the final placement of snow guards on a roof, our customers have our complete dedication to the quality of the roof being installed,” says Stan Miodowski, co-founder and president of Smart Roofing. “We’re here to create beautiful roofs that enhance a home’s appearance.

“We started our company with a strong work ethic and integrity. That combination — plus the use of respected, quality products by dedicated workers — has positioned us as one of the most respected roofing companies in Chicago.”

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The experienced team members at DaVinci Roofscapes develop and manufacture industry-leading polymer slate and shake roofing systems with an authentic look and superior performance. DaVinci leads the industry in the greatest selection of colors, tile thickness and tile width variety. The company’s reliable products have a 50-year limited warranty and are 100 percent recyclable. All DaVinci high-performing roofing products are proudly made in America where the company is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, the National Association of Roofing Contractors, the Cool Roof Rating Council and the U.S. Green Building Council. For information call 1-800-328-4624 or visit