Minneapolis Breakfast Club

When asked what was over his head, the dog said “roof” and other thoughts from Les Jones Roofing!

Early Birds: Mark Arnold and dick Anderson showed up dark and early to greet the members as they arrived today.

Mark Arnold brought the meeting to order with a ring of the bell and a cat joke.

Guests: There were no guests today.

Honorary Members: Dick Nelson, Dick Lindskoog, Mark Simon, Tom Donnelly, and Russ Bremner were in attendance today.


  1. There will be a board meeting today.
  2. Dwain Bell was in attendance today and announced that his wife had passed earlier this month at the age of 97 and Washburn McReavy did a great job with the service.
  3. Mark Arnold handed a Big Check to Mike Palm as thanks for arranging for the August Boat Cruise.
  4. Mark introduced our newest member, Kirsten Baas of Insperity, a HR consulting firm.

Business Networking: None today

Business Exchange: Karen Holtmeier started us off and was followed by Dwain Coleman, Mike Palm, Dick Nelson, and Todd Anderson.

Business Updates: None today

Table Introductions:  Mike Palm introduced table #4 with a theme of “What did you like about last week’s meeting with Congressman Dean Phillips?”.

Pot of Gold: Robbie Danko drew 5 cards and Bob Alexander was the big winner.

Craft Talk:

Mark Arnold brought Keith Kovacevick of Les Jones Roofing up for his craft talk.

I didn’t know there were so many roofing jokes. However a lot of them went over my head…..

Keith has spent almost his whole life of 22+ years with Les Jones Roofing ( I think his math is off). He likes roofing because he likes to be on top of things.

Les Jones Roofing does all types of Commercial and Residential Roofing across the Twin Cities Metro Area.

Keith gave us an overview of the insurance claim process on roofs and educated us to the fact that the claims adjusters and roofing companies use the same software for developing estimates. The only variation maybe that one party may have forgotten an item in their estimate.

Keith also brought up that contractors are prohibited by law from paying the deductible on behalf of their customers and can lose their license is found to do so.

531 days I the amount of days since Les Jones Roofing has had a lost time accident. An enviable safety record for a contractor.

Les Jones Roofing has a policy of Quality comes before Price, so some people think they are higher priced. However, they are just as competitive as anyone on roofing.

Call Keith for a roof examination and pricing for repairs or replacing the roof.

Register for the Pot of Gold with Keith Kovacevick at keithk@lesjonesroofing.com or 612-363-2385.

Looking ahead

September 4 is HouseLift at ECC

September 11 is Lupient at ECC

September 18 is Midwest One at ECC