Top Rated Construction and Roofing Services

serving the Tri-State area for
more than thirty years

Best Roofers in Cincinnati

Top-rated construction
and roofing services

serving the Tri-State area for

more than thirty

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Best Roofers in Cincinnati

our services

All of our work is supervised by the president of the company and guaranteed!

Renovations services

A home renovation project is a great way to implement all of your inspiration at once while saving you both time and money.

roofing services

RLS Construction uses only the highest quality building materials and employs only the finest craftsmen for the best roof installation services

new home construction

We build smart, elegant, and joyfully livable homes and we’d love the opportunity to give you a personal tour of a home

we buy houses

We promise fast closings, and we pay 100% cash for houses, duplexes, multi-tenant buildings, and some commercial properties.

about rls construction

Rodney Smith, President and Owner of RLS Construction (Formally known as Rodney Lee Smith Construction, Incorporated) has over thirty years’ experience within the construction business.

As a child he built treehouses and forts in the neighborhood and even did some carpentry for friends and neighbors. His formal training began at Diamond Oaks Vocational School in 1980 where he enrolled in the Construction and Carpentry class.

After graduating in 1982, he began working as a Carpenter/Framer and completed all aspects of residential construction, from framing new homes to finish carpentry on the interior. After achieving the level of Master Carpenter, he decided to branch out on his own, and RLS Construction began.


All work is personally supervised and inspected by Rodney Smith and we are not satisfied until you are!

0% APR promotional financing available through Kemba Credit Union.

*APR = Annual Percentage Rate. With approved credit. Up to 24 months no interest option with Regular Minimum Payments required.

Terms expire to regular account terms at the end of the introductory period based on new principal balance and rate of 9.90% Transaction fee for balance transfers and cash avances: 2% of each advance; minimum of $2, maximum $50.

Foreign currency transaction fee 1%. Financing available through Kemba Retail Services clients.


We had an issue with water getting in at the seam between our garage roof where it meets with the main part of our house. The leaking happened only 2 or 3 times since the roof was installed about 10 years ago. It only seemed to happen when there was a heavy rain and wind blowing in directly from the south. The representative from the company that installed the roof several years ago could not find a problem when he inspected it.

I checked into a number of other roofing companies in our area and felt most confident in calling RLS Construction. Rodney Smith came to our house, inspected the job and determined that the company that installed the roof didn’t install step flashing at the seam between our garage roof where it meets with the main part of our house.

The job involved removing half of the aluminum siding on second floor on the south side of the house, installing the step flashing then reinstalled the siding that had been removed. The RLS crew did a good job.

The cost to do the work was not inexpensive but also not unreasonable for the amount of time and effort that the workmen expended and it appears that the problem has been remedied.

Will I call RLS Construction in the future if I have a repair or project? Absolutely! They will be my first call.

Chuck Norris

Rodney and his crew did a great job and within a tight timeline! RLS did the roof and new siding on my house. The bid was reasonable, Rodney worked directly with my insurance company. Mario and the work crew were there everyday on time and worked hard all day every day. They were respectful of my me and property and considerate too cleaning up each day. I highly recommend!

Laura Greene

RLS is a family owned business you can trust with your most precious asset. Rodney and his team did our roof, brick repair, and some interior dry wall and painting work. Our roof was steep, and not easy to deal with. They made wood siding repairs around rot they found. Everything is of the highest quality; the detail work on the flashing in particular is great. They were present and attentive (I think his son Ryan was here every day). They pay attention to detail, and treated us more than fairly. I will be talking with Rodney and Ryan about getting our house painted next summer, and any other projects we come up with in this old house we love!

Sean Carpenter

Recently RLS. Construction installed a new roof, skylights and siding on our home. They worked very closely with the insurance company and thankfully handled that aspect for us! The quality of their work was great. We would highly recommend them for help with your home improvements!

Chris Berger

RLS by far is the best!! Not like the bigger box companies, RLS takes pride in what they do. On a recommendation from my neighbor I called them after calling several other companies who were either too busy to come out (three week wait time for one) or just did not return my calls at all. Called Ryan, and his dad, Rodney, was out within a day. The workers knew their work and the job foreman Tony was great. They even took down some old exhaust pipes and chimney box, replacing wih better looking vent covers. Everything was great!!! Highly recommend

Mike Pierce

Awesome work and excellent service, won’t use anyone else!

John Jump

Very professional, easy to work with and get ahold of. Quality job!

kyle stone

Professional, efficient and excellent work. Very satisfied!!!!!

Cindy Bashore

We contacted Ryan, with RLS, about a roof replacement. He came out to give us a free estimate the following day. After his inspection, he determined we had storm damage and advised us to contact our insurance, he even assisted us with the call to put our claim in! When our insurance adjuster came out, Ryan met him at our home and they walked the roof together. Our adjuster agreed with the storm damage and Ryan helped us to get a total replacement covered by our insurance. Ryan had his crew here by the end of the week, in order to get our roof replaced just in time for our home to hit the market and have our first showing. The crew did an excellent job with debris clean up and the new roof looks beautiful! HIGHLY RECOMMEND RLS CONSTRUCTION!!

Courtney Nelson

Outstanding workmanship
Second roof
No problems

Joe Buschur

I needed some siding repairs done before closing on my house that required someone who could deal with a steep-ish roof. RLS Construction was reliable and responsive and the work got done beautifully. It was a little pricey but I had a short timeframe and was glad to have the work done well. I especially appreciated their great communication. They were able to get the work done earlier than planned and sent me pictures of the completed work. I’d highly recommend them.

Susan Fuchtman

RLS is great! They do good work with quality product. They did 2 roofs for me withing 6 months. Highly recommend them.

Ashley Scales

Good guys to work with. Had a new roof gutters and some new soffits installed. Very talented tradesman working for them. Ryan even met with my insurance adjuster and got my roof replaced from wind damage.

brian payne

RLS Construction came over right away after letting them know that we had some water getting into the house. They met with my insurance and came to a resolution on what needed to be done. Roof was removed and the new one installed all in one day. Looks Great

Keith P

RLS did a great job on our new deck! They were easy to work with – will definitely use them again.


We had two room additions done by RLS. The first in 2008 (expanded our family room by 150 sq ft.) and another in 2017 (added a master bedroom, bath, and laundry – 500 sq ft.). Both have been great successes and experiences. We have been impressed with the quality of the projects and Rodney’s attention to detail. I highly recommend RLS if you are looking for “Old School” quality at a reasonable price.

Larry Lauer

RLS came to the rescue for a leaky roof. Came right over and looked at the area that was leaking. Gave a quote with everything broken down. No surprises. Price was very competitive and fair. Work was done in a timely professional manner. Could not have been happier with the whole experience.

Sandy Stewart-Laine

Quality of work was good – had a bit of a misunderstanding but this was addressed. Thanks!

Phil Williams

Quality of work was good – had a bit of a misunderstanding but this was addressed. Thanks!

Phil Williams

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