ABOUT

Hamilton’s roofing experts.

The Roofing Specialists Ltd was established in 1988 by Frank Thomas whose career in the roofing industry spans 40 years. The Roofing Specialists was a founding member of The Roofing Association of NZ and Frank served as an executive member for eight years.

 As a member of The Roofing Association our customers are provided with the assurance that our work meets the high quality backed by the association. The staff at The Roofing Specialists boasts an extensive range of skills and experience and is represented by qualifications in both plumbing and metal roof installation. 

The Roofing Specialists employs full time staff and have long standing working relationships with our sub-contractors. We are at the forefront of the industry with certifications and technology this means that we can provide solutions on all commercial and residential projects. 

Your roofing specialist

Managing Director – Frank Thomas

Frank Thomas’s working career in the Roofing Industry spans 42 years. Having served a plumbing apprenticeship, he qualified at age 20 as a Registered Plumber. He spent 14 years working as a plumber and roofer for a large plumbing & roofing business involved in both contracting and manufacturing. In 1988 formed his own contracting business in Hamilton. 

The company, The Roofing Specialists Ltd, currently employs 20-25 staff and is approved by the major NZ roofing manufacturers as certified installers of metal and translucent sheeting and holds distributorships for installation of metal tiles and fascia along with butyl membrane and torch-on systems. The Roofing Specialists Ltd was a founding member of the Roofing Association of New Zealand Inc. (RANZ), the national organisation formed in 1994 to represent the Roofing Contracting Industry. 

Through his personal dedication to the roofing industry and desire to achieve a more professional, qualified, better skilled and trained industry, Frank Thomas has been personally committed to RANZ and industry training since 1998. 

He has also gained construction experience through involvement with the building of several residential properties and a commercial building in the Waikato area. Frank began the consultancy side of the business early 2006 where he uses his expertise in assisting in the mediation of problem jobs throughout New Zealand. 
Contracts Manager & Commercial 

Quantity Surveyor – Peter Fluhler Peter has been in the roofing industry for 30 years. After he served a plumbing apprenticeship he worked as a roofer, during which time he was also the workshop manager of a roofing sheet metal factory in Melbourne Australia. 

Upon his return to New Zealand he was employed as a Quantity Surveyor/Estimator with a roofing manufacturing company prior to beginning his employment with The Roofing Specialists. Peter has been a valued member of the RSL team for 16years. 

Throughout  this time he has had to liaison with architects, suppliers, site managers and other key trades people, he is continuously faced with new products and specifications as the industry expands and strives to find the best solutions for our clients.
Roofing Solutions – Bill Bennetto
 
Bill has been in the roofing industry for 40 years. Bill served a plumbing apprenticeship prior to beginning his own sub-contracting business which focused primarily on residential roofing contracts including many for well-known group housing companies. 
Bill carries a wide range of knowledge especially when it comes to residential long run projects.
Bill has been with RSL since June 2010 and during this time has built up an impressive rapport with our clients both new and existing.
Bill’s wealth of knowledge that he brings to RSL is beneficial when ensuring our customers are able to have the best options discussed with them at site visits.
Call the roofing experts on 07 849 4160
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