Our History


Building on Our Legacy

Since our establishment in 1981, Raincoat Roofing has been dedicated to providing exceptional roofing services to commercial, industrial, and residential clients. From the very beginning, we have adhered to a set of core values that have shaped our success: honesty, loyalty, dependability, quality, dedication, skill, and fairness.

Starting at our original location on 1750 Parkes Dr, our founders, Jeff Suess and Scott Savage, set out with a clear mission to always do the right thing. Over the years, Raincoat Roofing has cultivated strong relationships of all sizes and worked on numerous iconic buildings and landmarks across the Chicago area.

During the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, Raincoat Roofing established itself as a prominent player in the Chicago market. Our portfolio includes prestigious projects such as the Chicago Theatre, multiple buildings in the bustling Loop area, and a long list of addresses in and around the North Shore. Raincoat Roofing has become an integral part of Chicago's roofing landscape.

When flying into O'Hare International Airport, it's highly likely that you're flying over a roof proudly installed by Raincoat Roofing.

Embracing the Future

Over the years, Raincoat Roofing has remained steadfast and resilient. Today, we have expanded our operations with the introduction of our second division, Raincoat Roofing Maintenance, specializing in handling leaks, repairs, emergencies, and maintenance plans. Meanwhile, Raincoat Roofing Systems oversees larger-scale projects, including tear-offs, replacements, re-roofing, and new construction.

As we enter a new era of technology and embrace the challenges of the future, Raincoat Roofing positions itself as a forward-thinking roofing company. We harness cutting-edge tools and techniques such as drone technology and infrared imaging to enhance our services and ensure our future remains bright. While materials and application methods may evolve, Raincoat Roofing's commitment to doing the right thing remains constant.

The strength of our future and our ability to grow lies in our exceptional workforce. With emerging talent assuming leadership roles and seasoned professionals acting as mentors and supervisors, Raincoat Roofing is poised to write the next chapter in the Midwest roofing industry. The sky's the limit for what our dedicated team can achieve.