About Robert Fulmer

Robert specializes in the analysis, diagnosis and project development of building envelope issues within both historic and contemporary structures. As Principal of Fulmer Associates, he provides the specification and oversight of appropriate remedial solutions for a full spectrum of building envelope projects.

Recognized as an expert in copper and slate roofing, he has consulted on significant projects throughout North and Central America. He is a published author of trade specific articles and has lectured throughout the U.S. on historic preservation and contemporary building envelope topics.

He is qualified as an expert witness in roofing litigation.

Robert is Past President, currently serving on the Board of the New England Chapter of RCI. He is also the current Senior Vice President of the National Slate Association.


AAS – Paul Smiths College, Saranac Lake, NY (1973)
Completed registered Courses at:
University of Delaware, Newark, DE (1973)
University of Maine, Portland, ME (1979)

Continuing Education: Minimum of 20 hours of AIA* / RCI* certified Building Envelope science and technology CEH courses annually.

Professional History

Part time (student) and full time employment, Fulmer Roofing Inc. Wilmington, DE (1965- 1977).
Owner and Founder, Harraseeket Restoration Inc., Portland ME and Portsmouth NH (1986 – 2004).
Founder and President, R L Fulmer Roof Consultants LLC,
Portsmouth NH (2000 – 2009).
Principal and Founding Partner, Building Envelope Consultants Inc,
Portsmouth NH and South Portland ME. (2009 – 2011).
Principal, Fulmer Associates LLC, Freeport ME and North Conway NH (2012-present)

Professional Experience

Over twenty-eight years of practice in the exterior construction industry, including specialization in slate, copper and tile roofing systems, forensic analysis and diagnosis of building envelope issues as well as the specification and oversight of appropriate remedial actions and processes. Produces a full range of Project specification, Management and Construction Administration services.

Summary of Instruction and Litigation Experience

Professional Instruction Services
Author of published white papers and industry specific articles.

Lectures throughout the United States to peers and professional organizations, on various roofing, historic preservation and exterior building topics.

Litigation Services
Experience includes testimony as an expert witness, assistance to counsel in preparing and completing depositions, addressing opposing witnesses, and assistance in litigation strategy.

Current Professional Positions and Affiliations

RCI (Building Envelope Consultant international trade organization): Past President, New England Chapter of RCI (NECRCI).
Currently serving as Past President and seated on the Board of Directors, RCI New England Chapter.
Recipient of the second place award in the 2011 North American technical document writing competition.

NSA (National Slate Association):
Currently serving as Senior Vice President of the NSA and seated on both the Manual sub-committee and Slate Standards committees.

Member of:
RCI* – International Building Envelope Consultant trade organization.
BSA – Boston Society of Architects, chapter of AIA*.
The Churches Conservation Trust: London, England.
Friends of Salisbury Cathedral: Salisbury, England.
CSI – Construction Specifier’s Institute.
NRCA – National Roofing Contractors Association.
NSA – National Slate Association.
NECERAPPA- “Educational Facilities Professionals” organization.