about us

Licitra Roofing is proud to say they are a family owned business that has steadily grown since its inception in 1987. The firm was created with the belief that consumers - both residential and commercial - deserve top quality products and uncompromised workmanship. Licitra Roofing will capably walk you through your shingle or flat-roof project, perform work that surpasses expectations, and then stand behind their work.

We invite you to peruse our website before you choose a roofing contractor. We understand that a roofing project is a substantial investment, so we've included many features to familiarize yourself with what is involved in your upcoming project.

Our goal is to help you become an educated consumer. As such, you'll be equipped to thoroughly compare roofing contractors, their proposals and you'll understand why costs can vary widely.

Licitra is dedicated to providing you with the peace of mind that comes with the knowledge you've entrusted this investment to a contractor you can rely on. That is why we're proud to show off the superior roofing techniques we use on our projects.

The History of Licitra Roofing

Family owned and operated, Licitra Roofing has assisted homeowners and business owners in the Chicago area (especially western suburbs) with their roofing needs since 1987. It was founded by Mario Licitra to offer eminent roofing methods to clients, resulting in a superior finished roof. The experience and integrity of Mario and his employees speak for themselves. All employees are trained in the latest roofing methods and receive ongoing education and OSHA training yearly. Not only is Licitra Roofing a respected company among its clients, it is among its employees as well. In fact, the two crew foremen are brothers and have been a part of Licitra for nearly as long as it has been in business.

As a firm, we strongly believe that top quality products, as well as good workmanship and service are paramount to any business; and we strive daily to surpass all of our customers’ requests. The result is a growing list of satisfied clients, as evidenced on our reference page.

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Our expertise is further substantiated by the confidence placed in our roofs by manufacturers such as CertainTeed and GAF. We are pleased to offer our customers workmanship warranties which are much longer than the industry standard of five years. These extended warranties – some of which are twenty years or more – are directly backed by the manufacturer and will transfer to new owners if you sell your home.

Licitra Roofing carries an unlimited State of Illinois License; meaning we are insured, bonded, and approved to work on steep-slope (shingled) and flat or low-slope roofs. We are a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business and are active members of both the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association and the National Roofing Contractors Association. Licitra also carries special credentials from the manufacturers we use, including a 5 Star Select Shingle Master from CertainTeed, and a Golden Star designation from CertainTeed for low-slope applications.

A Bit More About Our Founder

Mario Licitra immigrated to the United States from Italy as a ten year old. He dreamed of becoming a dentist. But as he worked his way through pre-dental school in construction, he struggled to save enough money to pay for dental school. With his construction knowledge and college degree, he was hired by a reputable roofing company to estimate and sell roofing services to commercial and residential clients. Realizing his passion for the roofing profession, he set out to become as knowledgeable as he could about the roofing industry. Before long, he was able to start his own company.

Mario made up his mind. He was still going to “fix” things, but instead of teeth, he was going to “fix” roofs. In 1987 he left the firm he was working for, hired the most qualified crew he could find, and set out on his own. He spent the days looking for business and supervising the roofing projects. At night he spent long hours in the basement working on the books and performing the necessary “secretarial” functions! In essence, he was the business (seven days a week, every week).

His business grew as his family grew. Mario founded the company expecting to be a flat roof commercial contractor. But, by being an active community member, he encountered many homeowners who asked if he would re-roof their house. He decided it made sense to change his business focus to include shingle roofs as well. To this day, Licitra Roofing remains committed to exceptional quality workmanship for both the commercial client and the homeowner.

Customer Support

When we work on your roof, we'll try to keep you informed about our progress and what to expect, but if we should happen to forget, please ask! We value your input and want you to be pleased with our work in every way.

Proudly Serving


Burr Ridge


Clarendon Hills



Downers Grove


Forest Park



Indian Head Park


LaGrange Park



North Riverside

Oak Lawn

Oak Park

Oak Brook




Western Springs

Willow Springs