Blackhawk Roofing Team

Meet the best roofers in Central Illinois

We are experts at building roofs. Here are the top-notch people you'll encounter when you choose Blackhawk Roofing for your residential roofing or commercial roofing needs.

Williams Blvd. residential roofing project.
Dan Schnell. Owner of Blackhawk Roofing. With Murphy and Rosie.

Supervising our job site roofing crew

Robbie has worked for Blackhawk Roofing for twenty years, and is responsible for overseeing daily operations at every job site. His duties include hiring roofing installers and laborers, monitoring expenses, managing supplies and equipment requirements, and reviewing laws and regulations to maintain a safe work environment.

With his industry experience and training, Robbie ensures that safety rules are always followed and develops work schedules based on employee and supplier availability. He is responsible for:

  • Delegating residential roofing and commercial roofing project responsibilities and tasks.
  • Recruiting, hiring, training, managing, and mentoring employees.
  • Emphasizing safe use of tools, machinery, and     equipment. Providing training on safety gear, helmets, rigging, safety harnesses, and fall protection equipment.
  • Reporting project status to the business owner, homeowners, and property managers.

Roofing estimates, roof inspections, expediting, business operations

With over thirty years of experience and roofing knowledge, Dan Schnell oversees the daily business operations of Blackhawk Roofing. Dan owns a  home in West Springfield and enjoys spending time with his children, Labrador retrievers, and several other pets. He is active in youth hockey and is a Boot Camp regular at FitClub West.

Dan maintains his status as a Certified Master Roofer. He does roof inspections, all residential roofing and commercial roofing estimates, and is the project expediter. Dan takes every opportunity to expand his industry knowledge by participating in continuing education courses in modern roofing systems, products, and installation procedures. He also encourages each employee to learn and grow in the roofing industry by offering incentives to expand their trade knowledge. 

Robbie Nein, Blackhawk Roofing Foreman
Eric Nein, Blackhawk Roofing lead installer.

Professional and experienced installers

We hire only the most skilled and experienced people, and then put them through an extensive internship which continues throughout their employment with us. Our experienced team and state-of-the-art equipment let us deliver a professional roof replacement or roof repair for every residential and commercial roofing customer.

We provide the highest level of roofing craft for our customers to ensure complete satisfaction in all areas. This includes quality, timeliness, attention to detail, and a service-minded approach. We will always offer consistent, fair, and market-competitive prices.


Critical roofing installation or repair challenges

Eric has been our lead installer for our roofing company for twenty years. Eric is key to helping Blackhawk Roofing build safe and durable roofs. He repairs damaged areas of roofs and installs complex roofing components. His responsibilities include: 

  •  Leading our install crew in the installation of residential and commercial roofs using various materials and tools.
  • Inspecting roof damage.
  • Repairing or replacing broken roof components.
  • Ensuring that your new roof will protect your home or building from weather conditions, such as rain or snow.
  • Installing flashing, vents, and skylights.
  • Maintaining excellent carpentry skills.
  • Using various tools and equipment with skill, and taking safety rules into consideration.
  • Following all Blackhawk Roofing safety rules.
  • Maintaining the ability to work at heights for long hours in a variety of weather conditions.
Blackhawk Roofing crew putting on the finishing touches.