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Western WA's "Family Practice" Since 1959

Homeowners and business owners around the Sound trust The Roof Doctor to do the job right, every time!

The Original “Doc”

Kenny Slater

Homeowners and business owners around the Sound trust The Roof Doctor to do the job right, every time!

Home-Grown Family Values And A Watertight Reputation

In Olympia in the 1950s, young Kenny Slater was the worker of the neighborhood. Starting at age eight he became the “go-to-kid” for jobs up and down the block. Ken was one of nine kids, after a long shift at her job his mother would always say, “We don’t ‘have to work,’ we get to work.”

Kenny Kid

As he grew older, “Kenny Kid” picked up some construction skills from his stepdad and uncles to accompany his work ethic. His high school counselor hired him to help with roofing jobs, and by the time he was a sophomore, he was supervising roofing crews in the afternoons after early dismissal!

The Spar

A Name Is Born In Downtown Olympia

On another rainy day in downtown Olympia, the local Spar restaurant listened to the familiar drip of the unfixed leak in the roof. Ken had taken up some extra work as a busboy in the evenings and the owner, Mac, asked him if he could do something about it. Ken grabbed his tools, scurried up on the roof, and proceeded to patch it right up. Mac was amazed.

“Kenny, you doctored my roof! You’re a roof doctor!” he exclaimed. There in the heart of Thurston County, a legend was born!

The Roof Doctor Team

The Doctor Delivers A Legacy

What began as a hard-working high-school kid’s side hustle has grown into Western Washington’s most trusted roofing company, with offices in seven cities. The Roof Doctor’s generations of experience, unmatched expertise, and commitment to providing superior value and service have kept us on top for over sixty years.

Today the Roof Doctor is owned and operated by the next generation of the Slater family. Tara, Briana, Shane, and Ken Jr. grew up riding along in Dad’s work truck, picking up supplies at the shop, and climbing up on roofs during Go To Work With Dad Day. After college, all four eventually found their way back home to The Roof Doctor to carry on the family legacy.

Your Trusted Roof Doctor Is On Call

As a family business, we appreciate how important your home’s safety, value, and appearance are to you. The Roof Doctor is committed to doing the job right for our customers—over and over again. This means prompt service, fair appraisals, and quality craftsmanship—and our operations won’t cost you an arm and a leg!


The many thousands of happy home and business owners we’ve served through the years would all agree that The Roof Doctor has earned our doctorate many times over.

We’ve been around longer than the lifetime of most roofs–there’s no ailment our roofing specialists can’t diagnose and repair!

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