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Cotney Consulting Group

We are consultants. We are confidants. We are colleagues. We are Cotney Consulting Group.

 

Why Cotney?

Unlike other “business” consultants, Cotney has 65+ years' experience solving the problems of roofing companies. With real experience running 8-figure, multi-million dollar companies, our consultants did not learn about business consulting from a book — we have experienced the same problems that you have, solved them and moved on to create a storied history of success. We can share our experiences with you and help you achieve success.

Our Solutions

Our team of consultants can provide solutions to common problems in the roofing industry and help develop SOPs, systems and policies which help you continue to grow.

Our Expertise

Being dedicated solely to the roofing industry, our team is uniquely positioned to lend their expertise to your company.


Our Services

Our consulting services are tailored specifically for professionals within the roofing industry.

  • Assess the Health of Your Roofing Business

    Our team can perform an assessment to determine the current state of your roofing business and the best course of action for improving it.

  • Risk Assessment and Management

    We can carefully analyze potential risks and ensure that your roofing company is protected from both internal and external threats.

  • Optimize Your Organization

    A company is only as strong as its weakest link. Our team can help you better organize, train, and compensate your employees to ensure that there are no weak links.

  • Optimize Project Management

    From building techniques to project forecasting, there are a number of considerations that we can account for before you break ground on a new project.

  • Industry Insight

    Our singular dedication to the roofing industry affords us incredible insight into current and future events that will change the face of the industry.

  • Corporate Transaction Assistance

    Our team can analyze corporate transactions to determine if they can be further improved upon and if they are truly in your company’s best interest.

  • Reliable Legal Advice

    In an industry influenced by ever-changing state and federal laws, working with a knowledgeable consultant can be an incredible boon for your business.

  • Revenue Analysis

    Our consultants can review your revenue structure to help you maximize net profits and assist with scaleable growth.


Check Out our Free Online Trianings!

Did you know that in addition to paid training courses, Cotney also offers FREE online courses to help you advance your career? These courses can be taken at any time, with no fixed study schedules or entry requirements. Whether you are new to the industry, looking to climb the leadership ladder or grow your business, they have the courses for you.

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Roofing Project Manager Certification Program Now Available!

In this self-paced course, we prepare you for a professional role in the management of roofing construction projects by understanding the requirements necessary for the successful management of projects from organizational and strategic aspects. Project Managers are responsible for planning and controlling every stage (from pre-construction to completion) of roofing installations for multiple concurrent construction projects to be completed on time and within budget while ensuring that roofing teams work in safe conditions. They play a pivotal role in the success of their company.

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Roofing Estimating Training Program Now Available!

Cotney Consulting Group is offering an estimating training program for the roofing industry. This program was developed in conjunction with subject matter from professional experts whose primary role is to oversee and manage all aspects of estimating a roofing project. This multi-step process provides training and recognition for the industry workforce. This training program was designed with both newcomers to the industry as well as those seeking to advance their career with estimating skills.

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In need of a COO? Don’t have the budget for a full time COO? Cotney Consulting has an answer for you!

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John Kenney

John Kenney has over 45 years’ experience in the roofing industry. John started his career by working as a roofing apprentice at a family business in the Northeast. He also managed many successful projects in the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets before continuing his accomplishments in Florida. Because of his skill and hard work, he progressed from roofing laborer, to foreman, estimator, chief estimator, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with his various companies. He has worked for multiple Top 100 Roofing Contractors and is intimately familiar with all aspects of roofing production, estimating, and operations. Prior to joining Cotney Consulting Group, John was responsible for the daily operations and performance of a large commercial roofing contractor. During his tenure, John ran business units associated with delivering great workmanship and unparalleled customer service while ensuring strong net profits for his company.

John also volunteers his time as a member of the Board of Directors for the West Coast Roofing Contractors Association. He has been involved with the organization for the last 20 years and currently serves as its President. One of John’s great joys is volunteering with many industry organizations along with mentoring and giving back to the community.


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A Brief History of Roofing

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Join John Kenney and Heidi J. Ellsworth as they share tips, tricks and secrets to getting the most out of attending tradeshows. With the International Roofing Expo (IRE) just around the corner, John and Heid share how to not only gain valuable information and education from classes and events but ...
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The Power of Podcasts

Join Heidi and John as they look to the future of podcasting, and maybe even inspire you to start a podcast for your own business.
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January 26, 2022 11 AM PT This month’s RLW features John Kenney of Cotney Consulting Group who talks about the importance of estimating training and certification programs. More than ever, employee training is important for recruiting, retention and the ability to differentiate your business. John Kenney and the Cotney ...
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How to Utilize Online Service and Training

This RLW features John Kenney of Cotney Consulting who shares how roofing contractors can shift how they buy services from the old way of sitting in an office to the new way of buying and meeting online. Cotney recently launched ShopCotney.com offering digital resources that make it easy to get ...
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