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John Kenney - RCS, MCS & CCS Influencer

CEO at Cotney Consulting Group

John Kenney is the Chief Executive Officer at Cotney Consulting Group. Prior to co-founding Cotney Consultants, John had 45 years of experience in the construction industry. John started his career as a roofing apprentice at a family business in the Northeast. He also managed many successful projects in the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania markets before continuing his accomplishments in Florida. Because of his skill and hard work progressed from roofing laborer to foreman, estimator, chief estimator, Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer with his various companies.

John has worked for multiple Top 100 Roofing Contractors and is intimately familiar with all aspects of roofing production, estimating, and operations. In his last role, John was responsible for the daily operations and performance of a large commercial roofing contractor. During his tenure, John ran business units associated with delivering excellent workmanship and unparalleled customer service while ensuring healthy net profits for his company.

John currently holds a Florida Roofing Contractors License and Certified Professional Roofing Contractor status. John is on the Canadian roofing Contractors National Technical Committees and a full voting member in the Institute of Roofing – IOR (Great Britain) with a MiOR distinction. He also serves on the two committees and is a full voting member of the International Federation for the Roofing Trade (IFD) in Europe. John is also a Board of Directors for RT3 and serves on the National Membership Committee for Nations Women in Roofing – NWIR.

John lives in Florida with his wife of thirty-six years and has grown children. His hobbies include roofing history, reading, writing, and muscle cars.


Latest Spanish Content

RCS Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

¡Celébralo con Nosotros! Learn About Latino Culture This Hispanic Heritage Month

By Dani Sheehan. Building cross-cultural connections starts by entering the conversation. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning something new about your Latino coworkers. September 15 to October 15 marks National Hispanic Heritage Month each year in the United States. Its purpose is to celebrate the history, culture and contributions of ...
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RCS Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

¡Celébralo con Nosotros! Learn About Latino Culture This Hispanic Heritage Month

By Dani Sheehan. Building cross-cultural connections starts by entering the conversation. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning something new about your Latino coworkers. September 15 to October 15 marks National Hispanic Heritage Month each year in the United States. Its purpose is to celebrate the history, culture and contributions of ...
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Latest Podcasts

beacon - Unveiling the 2023 Roofing Trends Report - Sponsored by Beacon! - POD

Unveiling the 2023 Roofing Trends Report - Sponsored by Beacon!

Sponsored by Beacon Building Products, the 2023 Trends Report dives deep into the challenges faced by contractors, their likes and the tools they are using to build their businesses. Committed to the roofing industry and the contractors who make it great, RoofersCoffeeShop® has surveyed contractors each year since 2016 to ...
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Cotney - Planning for the Future of Your Business in a Digital Age - POD

Planning for the Future of Your Business in a Digital Age

This MetalTalk™ focuses on how to incorporate technologies into your metal business to help you better manage operations, marketing, sales and more. John Kenney of Cotney Consulting Group and Karen Edwards of Casimir Group and RoofersCoffeeShop® join Heidi J. Ellsworth to talk about how to incorporate technology into your ...
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Estimating Software And The Roofing Industry

Heidi J. Ellsworth sits down with John Kenney of Cotney Consulting and Eugene Zukowski of Jobba to talk about estimating software and the roofing industry. John has been estimating for over 40 years and currently teaches and certifies roofing estimators across the country. They will talk about the key functions ...
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Latest Webinars

Affinity Webinar - Training for Success

Affinity Webinar - Training for Success

Join John Kenney, Karen Edwards and Heidi J. Ellsworth for another Affinity Webinar where they discuss the importance of training for your entire company. Many office staff and especially marketing, do not receive product training that can help them be strong brand ambassadors for your company. Join us for ideas ...
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Affinity Webinar - Making Sense of Social Media - Watch Now

Affinity Webinar - Making Sense of Social Media

Heidi J. Ellsworth, Karen Edwards and John Kenney talk about how to make sense of social media. From Facebook to LinkedIn they will talk about how to determine the best social media platform for your company. They talk about all of the platforms and strategies to help grow your business. ...
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Beacon - Unveiling the 2023 Roofing Trends Report - Sponsored by Beacon! - WATCH

Unveiling the 2023 Roofing Trends Report - Sponsored by Beacon!

Sponsored by Beacon Building Products, the 2023 Trends Report dives deep into the challenges faced by contractors, their likes and the tools they are using to build their businesses. Committed to the roofing industry and the contractors who make it great, RoofersCoffeeShop® has surveyed contractors each year since 2016 to ...
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Jobba - Scaling up With BI: Business Strategies for Roofing Companies - RLW - WATCH

Scaling up With BI: Business Strategies for Roofing Companies

In this RoofersCoffeeShop RLW, Heidi J. Ellsworth meets with experts in customer service, estimating, service, safety, regulations and legal issues. Eugene Zukowski of Jobba, John Kenney of Cotney Consulting Group and Trent Cotney of Adams and Reese join the conversation to share their 2023 insights on how business intelligence ...
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Latest Videos

Weekly Blend episode 68

Episode 68 - Celebrate Pride Month, Check Out Our Newsroom Sponsor, Get Ready for Upcoming Expos

Join Heidi and Karen every Friday for The Weekly Blend to stay up-to-date on the latest news in the roofing industry. Episode 68 of The Weekly Blend is here! Join the Coffee Shops’ President Heidi J. Ellsworth and COO Karen L. Edwards for the newest episode of this Coffee Shop original ...
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Weekly Blend episode 29

Episode 29 - Coffee Conversations on Demand, METALCON Live and Why Contractors Need to Join the R-Club!

Join Heidi and Karen every Friday to hear what they have to say about all the happenings within the roofing industry. The 29th episode of our Weekly Blend series is here! Join President Heidi J. Ellsworth and COO Karen L. Edwards for another exciting installment of this RoofersCoffeeShop® (RCS) original ...
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