Richmond, VA – July 16, 2015 – Paramount Builders, Inc., of Richmond, Virginia, has received GAF’s most prestigious contractor award: The GAF President’s Club Award. This highly coveted award recognizes Paramount Builders as one of the “elite of the elite” residential roofing contractors in the United States.
GAF is North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, and only GAF Master Elite(R) Contractors can compete for its President’s Club Award. To qualify for this award, a contractor must demonstrate an exceptional level of excellence in their business, especially in the areas of Installation Excellence, Consumer Protection, and Installer Training.
Paramount Builders has been a GAF Master Elite(R) Contractor since 2012 become a Master Elite(R) Contractor — a status that less than 2% of roofing contractors nationwide have achieved — a candidate must demonstrate proper licensing and adequate insurance, have a proven reputation and show commitment to ongoing professional training.
From humble beginnings in 1991, Paramount Builders has grown into a statewide, full-service, home-improvement company, with the resources to handle jobs quickly. “Most people are surprised to learn that we can turn around a roof installation in one day,” according to Bob Shackford, Vice President of Operations. “After our sales staff obtains the contract it is processed through our Finance Department and scheduled for installation within a matter of weeks. Typically, the crew is on-site early in the morning; by late afternoon, the crew is rolling out, and the customer has a brand-new roof. Additionally, every roof we install carries GAF’s Golden Pledge warranty.”
“Our size works to our benefit,” adds Katie Wylie, Sales and Marketing Assistant. “We have physical buildings in multiple regions–most roofers work out of their trucks–and we have different crews for specific products. For example, we don’t have a window crew installing roofs; that job is reserved to our GAF-trained roofers.” Adds Shackford: “Our roofers go through semi-annual training to maintain their certifications, from the Crew Chief to each installer. The sales force undergoes continual training as well; everybody here is kept abreast of what’s happening in the industry.”
Paramount is deeply involved in organizations across the state. “The owner makes it a priority to give back to the community,” says Wylie. “For example, we did a social media drive last year–we gave away a total of $5,000 to five different charities that were selected by fan votes on our Facebook page. We donated to the Virginia Wounded Warrior program, the Wish-a-Fish Foundation in Tidewater, Hope Charitable Services in Portsmouth, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters hospital in Norfolk, and NAMI.” Also supporting local churches, homeless shelters, and children’s sports teams, Paramount has provided a new scoreboard and jerseys for the Lynnhaven Little League.
The company is involved with professional organizations as well, including the National Association of Home Builders, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Virginia Association of Professional Roofers, the Home Building Association of Richmond, and the Tidewater Builders Association. At all locations, Paramount maintains an A+ accreditation from the Better Business Bureau; it has been recognized as “Best Place to Work” in Hampton Roads and has won multiple “Best of the Beach” awards.
Moving forward, Paramount will continue to grow while maintaining relationships with communities, with workers, and even with other contractors. “We can’t do everything,” explains Shackford. “If the customer needs insulation and walls, we’ll certainly recommend the job to a reputable contractor that we know. If every contractor works toward that goal, of growing the market with quality, it helps everybody. We maintain that professionalism and responsibility with everyone.” Concludes Wylie: “Since we brought on roofing, we’ve just continued to improve, and now it’s a leading product line. The sky is the limit!”
About Paramount Builders
The Mid-Atlantic’s leading provider of replacement windows, vinyl siding, trim, roofing and doors, Paramount Builders maintains the goal of establishing the highest standard of excellence in the industry. Paramount sells not only the finest exterior remodeling products but its family, its reputation, and its commitment to excellent customer service–before, during, and after installation — and its products are backed by the best warranties in the industry.
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Founded in 1886, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by its commitment to Advanced Quality, Industry Expertise, and Solutions Made Simple for contractors, specifiers, and property owners alike. In 2011, GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles and, in 2012, it introduced the GAF Lifetime Roofing System.
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Company Name: Paramount Builders, Inc.
Contact Person: Katie Wylie
Phone: (804) 550-3200, Toll-free: (888) 340-9002
Address:12940 Plaza Drive
Country: United States