About > Owner

Our owner is an experienced roofer

As a certified roofing installer, Dan Schnell launched Blackhawk Roofing in 1995. Since then, we have earned a reputation as the best residential roofing, commercial roofing, and roof repair contractor in Springfield.

Beautiful architectural shingles on this pristine home. Our team of expert roofers is ready to help you
Dan Schnell is the key to the success of Blackhawk Roofing

We deliver residential and commercial roofing at a fair price

My goal is to provide residential roofing and commercial roofing customers with outstanding roofing craft at a fair price. I promise our crew will work to your complete satisfaction in all areas, including quality, timeliness, attention to detail, worry-free repairs, and innovation. I will always offer consistent, fair, and market-competitive prices.

You can trust Blackhawk Roofing to provide you with a worry-free roof

My career in the roofing business began over thirty years ago. I became a certified roofing installer while working for another Springfield roofing company. I soon realized I could deliver better project results for clients, and in 1995 I launched Blackhawk Roofing. Since then, Blackhawk Roofing has consistently maintained a reputation as the most trusted roofing contractor in Central Illinois. I know that the success of your project depends upon my ability to employ the best roofers available. I seek out, hire, and train people who take tremendous pride in a well-done job.

New Berlin project. We deliver residential and commercial roofing at a fair price.

The values that drive our work


We use quality materials to ensure your roof is durable, and inspect the roof before the job is complete.


We deliver high-quality residential and commercial roofing projects on schedule and in budget.


We employ highly trained and motivated employees to achieve excellent customer satisfaction.


We give you more bang for your buck by choosing from affordable and innovative roofing solutions.


Being the best is measured by our high customer satisfaction rating and daily focus on customer needs.

The amazing leaders
behind our success

Robbie Nein, foreman and supervisor for Blackhawk Roofing in Springfield, Illinois

Robbie Nein


I have supervised job site operations for Blackhawk Roofing since 2002. I ensure that projects are completed safely and efficiently. I also operate our Equipter, providing you with a clean job-site environment.

Dan Schnell, owner of Blackhawk Roofing in Springfield, Illinois

Dan Schnell


I am a Certified Master Roofer with over thirty years of roofing knowledge and experience. I work with and train our roofing crew, inspect roofs, write up Estimates, send out Invoices, and oversee the daily operation of the company.

Eric Nein, lead installer for Blackhawk Roofing in Springfield, Illinois

Eric Nein

Lead Installer

I've been the lead installer for Blackhawk Roofing since 2002. As a Certified Master Roofer, I tackle complex roof repairs and installation challenges, mentor new installers, and build safe and durable roofs.

Proud to be the best roofing contractor in Springfield