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Cotney Consulting Group

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

Why Cotney?
Join Cotney Consulting Group, where we're more than consultants—your success partners. Cotney is led by John Kenney, a 45-year veteran in roofing business transformation, and offers unparalleled expertise. Kenney's real-world experience in leading multi-million dollar companies ensures practical, battle-tested solutions. We specialize in roofing and provide tailored SOPs, systems, and strategies for your growth. Choose Cotney for a legacy of success and innovation in your business journey.
Cotney Consulting Group offers specialized services tailored for the roofing industry, ensuring your business thrives through our expert guidance. 


Our Services

COO On-Demand:

We are providing on-demand Chief Operating Officer services to roofing contracting businesses. It provides strategic leadership, operational oversight, process improvement, SOPS, and mentoring for internal management teams at the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of COO-level expertise without needing a full-time executive position.

Operations and Performance Consulting:

We enhance operational efficiency and business performance through process optimization, performance management, and operational strategy development. Developing operational excellence and performance enhancements will leverage your company's best practices and innovative strategies.

Online and InpersonTraining:

Online training and certification programs include all levels of estimating, project management, superintendent, crew leader, and other professional designations. 

Business Advisory Consulting:

We provide comprehensive business advisory services for growth and efficiency through strategic planning, financial management, marketing strategies, human resources management, and operational efficiency improvement. John's expertise will guide your businesses through critical growth phases and organizational restructuring for enhanced performance and profitability.

Service Department Training:

Specialized training for service departments through in-depth training for service department personnel to enhance their skills and efficiency with industry best practices, for which we develop SOPs and processes that work. Our targeted training is specifically designed for service departments, ensuring relevance and applicability to this specific business area.

Smartsheet Solutions for the Construction Industry:

Business profitability depends on accurately scoping and pricing each new job. Underestimating the labor hours, materials, or time required can lead to overtime costs, supply shortages, or missed deadlines, all of which impact the bottom line. Don't rely on spreadsheets to track business data that can't maintain the needed accuracy. With John's industry knowledge of what was required and Smartsheet's ability to transform this knowledge to help his teams stay on top of projects, centralize resources, and report to stakeholders on performance. Reduce duplicate work by automating repetitive tasks and empowering teams to update project plans from the field through the Smartsheet mobile app.

Led by John Kenney's extensive experience, Cotney Consulting Group is dedicated to advancing your roofing business through tailored strategies and innovative solutions.

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Roofing Estimating Certification Training Series

We deliver customized training designed to meet your organization’s training goals. Training employees with customized course content designed to meet your company’s objectives. We take the mystery out of estimating by teaching the art of estimating.

Use code "ROOFERSCOFFEESHOP" for 15% off!

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Grow Your Service Department To Drive Your Company

A professional service department will drive your entire company. John Kenney built his first service department over 30 years ago and in that time, learned the critical differences between success and failure. In this webinar, John will share those with you so you can immediately implement them in your business. Whether you are just considering a service department or already have one, let's learn how to go from good to great.

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Check Out Our Free Online Trainings!

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 wanting 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 of roofing installations (from pre-construction to completion) 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 and was designed for 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 of 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 New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania 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 within 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 the 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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Estimating Training Series We deliver customized training designed to meet your organization’s training goals. Training employees with customized course content designed to meet your company’s objectives. We take the mystery out of estimating by teaching the art of estimating. Use code "ROOFERSCOFFEESHOP" for 15% off! Learn more and buy here.
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eBooks

Cotney Consulting Group - Review and Validate Your Estimating Process eBook

New eBook from Cotney Consulting Group - Review and Validate Your Estimating Process

The estimating process begins with a comprehensive understanding of your project's scope of work. Whether it is scope prepared by an owner's designer or your own companies' scope recommendation, your estimating team must be able to visualize and mentally build the project, starting with the site mobilization through project completion. ...
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Latest Spanish Content

RCS Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

¡Celébralo con Nosotros! Learn About Latino Culture This Hispanic Heritage Month

By Dani Sheehan. Building cross-cultural connections starts by entering the conversation. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning something new about your Latino coworkers. September 15 to October 15 marks National Hispanic Heritage Month each year in the United States. Its purpose is to celebrate the history, culture and contributions of ...
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Roofing Estimating Training Program in Spanish

By Cotney Consulting Group. Cotney Consulting Group has expanded its estimator training by now offering our beginner and intermediate training in Spanish. This latest offering adds to a program suite that also includes a Professional Certificate in Roofing Estimating, or PREC, and a Certified Professional Roofing Estimator, or PREC certification. These training courses ...
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By Dani Sheehan. Building cross-cultural connections starts by entering the conversation. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning something new about your Latino coworkers. September 15 to October 15 marks National Hispanic Heritage Month each year in the United States. Its purpose is to celebrate the history, culture and contributions of ...
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Learn About What Makes Canada's Roofing Industry Different

By Cass Jacoby, RCS Reporter. Join CRCA’s Bob Brunet for an Industry Interview discussing how trade organizations are run in Canada. Cotney Associates and Consultants' John Kenney interviews Bob Brunet of the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA), about the differences between the roofing community in the United States ...
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Navigating the Key Differences Between U.S. and Canadian Roof Fall Protection Regulations

By Cotney Consulting Group. Use this information to guide employers toward a safer, compliant working environment. Maintaining the safety of workers in high-risk environments is a critical facet of any organization. The legal landscapes for such protocols differ in the United States and Canada, bringing unique challenges to the businesses operating ...
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Learn About What Makes Canada's Roofing Industry Different

By Cass Jacoby, RCS Reporter. Join CRCA’s Bob Brunet for an Industry Interview discussing how trade organizations are run in Canada. Cotney Associates and Consultants' John Kenney interviews Bob Brunet of the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA), about the differences between the roofing community in the United States ...
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Latest Podcasts

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Unveiling the 2023 Roofing Trends Report - Sponsored by Beacon!

Sponsored by Beacon Building Products, the 2023 Trends Report dives deep into the challenges faced by contractors, their likes and the tools they are using to build their businesses. Committed to the roofing industry and the contractors who make it great, RoofersCoffeeShop® has surveyed contractors each year since 2016 to ...
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Planning for the Future of Your Business in a Digital Age

This MetalTalk™ focuses on how to incorporate technologies into your metal business to help you better manage operations, marketing, sales and more. John Kenney of Cotney Consulting Group and Karen Edwards of Casimir Group and RoofersCoffeeShop® join Heidi J. Ellsworth to talk about how to incorporate technology into your ...
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Estimating Software And The Roofing Industry

Heidi J. Ellsworth sits down with John Kenney of Cotney Consulting and Eugene Zukowski of Jobba to talk about estimating software and the roofing industry. John has been estimating for over 40 years and currently teaches and certifies roofing estimators across the country. They will talk about the key functions ...
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Latest Webinars

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Join John Kenney, Karen Edwards and Heidi J. Ellsworth for another Affinity webinar where they discuss the importance of training for your entire company. Many office staff and especially marketing, do not receive product training that can help them be strong brand ambassadors for your company. Join us ...
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Affinity Webinar - Making Sense of Social Media

Heidi J. Ellsworth, Karen Edwards and John Kenney talk about how to make sense of social media. From Facebook to LinkedIn they will talk about how to determine the best social media platform for your company. They talk about all of the platforms and strategies to help grow your business. ...
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Roofing Contracting Business Basics with Cotney Consulting Group

The core of this session will revolve around the "hard" basics – the very essence of a thriving roofing contracting business. These are pivotal processes such as workload management, precise estimating, efficient inventory control, judicious workforce allotments, and systematic scheduling. Mastery of these fundamental elements lays the groundwork for a ...
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Scaling up With BI: Business Strategies for Roofing Companies

In this RoofersCoffeeShop RLW, Heidi J. Ellsworth meets with experts in customer service, estimating, service, safety, regulations and legal issues. Eugene Zukowski of Jobba, John Kenney of Cotney Consulting Group and Trent Cotney of Adams and Reese join the conversation to share their 2023 insights on how business intelligence ...
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Planning for the Future of Your Business in a Digital Age

This MetalTalk™ focuses on how to incorporate technologies into your metal business to help you better manage operations, marketing, sales and more. John Kenney of Cotney Consulting Group and Karen Edwards of Casimir Group and RoofersCoffeeShop® join Heidi J. Ellsworth to talk about how to incorporate technology into your ...
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Estimating Software And The Roofing Industry

Heidi J. Ellsworth sits down with John Kenney of Cotney Consulting and Eugene Zukowski of Jobba to talk about estimating software and the roofing industry. John has been estimating for over 40 years and currently teaches and certifies roofing estimators across the country. They will talk about the key functions ...
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Hear John Kenney Live!

This year in Dallas, Texas, during the 2023 International Roofing Expo, you'll have TWO opportunities to hear from industry expert John Kenney, the CEO of Cotney Consulting Group. On March 5 he will speak at NWiR Day about "Estimating for the Win." And on March 9, John will show you the critical ...
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The COO on Demand program “provides flexible support for long- or short-term company issues and projects and can work with you on tackling the more expansive needs affecting all parts of a company’s operational structure. John Kenney will work closely with the company CEO and Senior Staff to manage operations activities ...
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Latest Videos

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Episode 68 - Celebrate Pride Month, Check Out Our Newsroom Sponsor, Get Ready for Upcoming Expos

Join Heidi and Karen every Friday for The Weekly Blend to stay up-to-date on the latest news in the roofing industry. Episode 68 of The Weekly Blend is here! Join the Coffee Shops’ President Heidi J. Ellsworth and COO Karen L. Edwards for the newest episode of this Coffee Shop original ...
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For more cool tips and tricks, subscribe to the Cotney Consulting YouTube channel. Learn more about Cotney Consulting Group by visiting their Coffee Shop Directory. Saw Safety In this episode of Jimmy's Tips & Tricks, Jimmy gives a demonstration on saw safety. Safety Harness In this episode of Jimmy's Tips & Tricks, Jimmy gives ...
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See more videos from Cotney Consulting Group on their YouTube channel. To learn more about Cotney Consulting Group, visit their Coffee Shop Directory. Watch Who We Are! Estimating The Right Way With Training COO On Demand What can AI-Precognative Analytics do for You and Your Business? Roofing Business Consultant Explained Why Use Custom Smartsheet Solutions? The US ...
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