Joseph Jenkins, Inc.


1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2015


Three Rivers Environmental Awards Finalist.

The first edition of the

Humanure Handbook

Three Rivers Award


in the Public Awareness Category.

The Three Rivers Awards, centered in western Pennsylvania, is one of the largest regional environmental awards programs in the US.

Humanure Handbook Receives Three Rivers Award Nomination 1998

Humanure Handbook

The Humanure Handbook is an Category Bestseller.

1st edition is an


Slate Roof Bible

The Slate Roof Bible is an Category Bestseller.

1st ed. is an



Humanure Handbook

The Humanure Handbook is an Category Bestseller.

second edition is an



Independent Publisher Outstanding Book of the Year Award.

Humanure Handbook

second edition presented the Independent Publisher

Outstanding Book of the Year Award


and was deemed the book "Most Likely to Save the Planet" among a competition involving 550 independent publishers.

Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Finalist.

Humanure Handbook

second edition, is a

ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year


competing against 1000 other publishers.

Humanure Handbook

second edition, is a Publisher's Marketing Association's

Benjamin Franklin Award


Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist.

for excellence in publishing, among 1,804 entries


Gold Circle Award Winner.

Slate Roof Bible

1st ed. is a National Roofing Contractors Association

Gold Circle Award


For Excellence in the Roofing Industry.
One such award is given annually within the 4,700 member international trade association, in the "Service to the Industry" category.

Three Rivers Environmental Awards Finalist.

Jenkins Publishing

Three Rivers Environmental Award


Public Awareness Category, for all three books

(Humanure Handbook, Slate Roof Bible, and Balance Point)


Writers Notes Book Awards

Slate Roof Bible

2nd Edition:

2004 Writers Notes Book Award


Reference Category

Foreword Magazine

Slate Roof Bible

2nd edition:

Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award


Architecture Category

ippy award

Slate Roof Bible

2004 Independent Publisher Book Award


Slate Roof Bible, 2nd edition, named a Finalist in the Reference category. 2,068 titles were entered by 1,327 publishers. Entries came in from all 50 U.S. states and Washington D.C., nine Canadian provinces, the Philippines, and one Central American country (Guatemala). This year the IPPY Awards were opened to overseas publishers who market their books in North America, and were joined by 12 foreign countries, including Bahrain, Serbia, and Greece.

Slate Roof Bible

2nd edition

The Slate Roof Bible receives the 2004 Writers Digest Self-Published Book Award - Honorable Mention

12th Annual Writer's Digest 2004 International Self-Published Book Awards


Reference Category

"The author's obvious love for the subject comes through in all aspects of the book, from the text's dense information to the scores of wonderful photos throughout the book. The craftsmanship of the book itself is very professional. All in all, a very good read."


Askins Achievement Award

Joseph Jenkins

Preservation Trades Nertwork 9th Annual Askins Achievement Award


The award is named in honor of the Jim Askins, the founder of the National Park Service Preservation Training Center. The award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions and accomplishments in the promotion, education, and application of preservation trade skills.  The Askins Achievement Award recognizes contributions over and above the noteworthy.  The award criterion includes contributions to the preservation trades for:

• the continuance of traditional building skills
• advocacy of training in preservation trades
• practicing a building trade at master level of skill and knowledge
• extraordinary effort given to advancing the awareness of traditional building trade skills and knowledge.


Independent Publisher Outstanding Book of the Year Award.

Humanure Handbook

3rd Edition: 2006 IPPY Awards: Mid-Atlantic – Best Regional Non-Fiction



Joseph Jenkins is presented with the H. Clark Gregory Award in January of 2015

H. Clark Gregory Award: Awarded by the US Composting Council to an individual who has displayed outstanding service to the composting industry through various grassroots efforts; including backyard composting, vermi-composting, or public or end user education. A nominee must be active in one or more of these compost related efforts for a minimum of 5 years.

Joe Jenkins receives the H. Clark Gregory Award at the US Compost Council January 2105 Conference in austin, Texas



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Slate Rippers

slate rippers

Slate Cuttersslate cutters

Slate Hammers

slate hammer

Ladder HooksLadder hook at the Slate Roof Warehouse

Snow Guardssnow guards

Solder Bars

fifty fifty solder

Solder IronsSievert soldering iron

Slaters CaulkGeocel 3500 slaters caulk

Copper FlashingCopper flashings sold at the Slate Roof Warehouse.

Copper FinialsCopper finials sold at the Slate Roof Warehouse.

Fall Protection

Fall protection for roofers, sold at the Slate Roof Warehouse.


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