Williamstown, NJ – May 30, 2017 –
Dezigns Construction, Inc., of Williamstown, New Jersey, has received the most prestigious contractor award GAF offers: The GAF President’s Club Award. This highly coveted award recognizes Dezigns Construction as one of the “elite of the elite” commercial roofing contractors in the United States.
GAF is North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, and only GAF Master Select(TM) Contractors can compete for its commercial President’s Club Award. To qualify for this award, a commercial roofing contractor must meet specific criteria in at least one out of three different pathways: the Performance pathway, where contractors focus on giving their property owners the best possible service, quality, and protection; the Reliability pathway, where the contractor has a long history of offering their customers the best quality and protection; and the Service pathway, where contractors consistently offer their customers the best protection available in the marketplace.
Dezigns Construction has been a GAF Master Select(TM) Contractor since 2004; the company received the President’s Club Award due to its excellent performance in 2016. To become a Master Select(TM) Contractor–a status that less than 1% of roofing contractors nationwide are able to achieve–a candidate must demonstrate proper licensing, maintain insurance (in states that require it), have a proven reputation, and show commitment to ongoing professional training.
Dezigns Construction combines the personal interaction of a small company with the capacity and volume of a much larger one. “With a big company, customers often feel disconnected–being sent through phone trees or tracking down the right person to answer a question,” says Chris Barr, director of business development. “Here, ownership is involved in all projects in some capacity to ensure that customers are always treated as they should be. Roof replacements can be the largest capital expenditure a building owner may ever have. We feel customers deserve all our attention and complete satisfaction, whether for a simple repair or a full replacement.”
Personalized attention extends to educating the customers. “We’re very competitive with pricing,” states Barr, “but sometimes not the cheapest. In the end, we want that person to walk away feeling that he or she learned something new–about the industry or about what it takes to replace or restore a roof the right way.”
In the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, Dezigns does a large volume of installation work with Thermoplastic PolyOlefin (TPO), which doesn’t degrade under ultraviolet radiation. “We also have a large business in Puerto Rico,” says Barr, “which is 100% GAF Extreme TPO line. The number-one expense there is electricity–three to five times the cost in the mainland. TPO roofs reflect heat, keeping cooling costs down and holding up to UV exposure. We’ve been in Puerto Rico for several years, offering clients a better value–so much so that we’ve had to start a significant expansion there.”
According to Barr, Dezigns’ wide experience in diverse regions is an important component of the company’s success. “Maintenance requirements are vastly different across the areas we serve. Up north, we have hot, humid summers with cold, icy winters. We have mountain areas, beachfronts, heavily forested regions, dry-air climates in South Jersey, and so forth. We take into account clients’ factors when developing maintenance plans, which are dictated by their environments. Not everyone fits into the same bucket for service. Our clients love specialized attention to detail.”
The company takes time to help veterans. “For us, giving back to veterans and making sure they have a place to work is important,” says Barr. “In 2015, we got involved with Hire a Hero. With our expansion plans, we hope to find veterans who will be the right employees to join our team.”
Dezigns plans significant expansion throughout its service areas and more work in roof-asset management. “We’re building long-term relationships in the region; roofing services and maintenance are key to that,” concludes Barr. “Making a building and roof last as long as possible is the best thing for our customers. People want to get the most from their capital investments, and that’s what we’re here to help accomplish.”
About Dezigns Construction
Dezigns Construction provides commercial roof replacement, maintenance services, and emergency repairs throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and in Puerto Rico. Fulfilling a growing need for property managers and real estate developers outside the lower 48, the company is committed to quality design, highest quality materials, and professional workmanship.
1833 Glassboro Rd.
Williamstown, NJ 08094
Founded in 1886, GAF is the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The Company is an operating subsidiary of Standard Industries.
GAF products include a comprehensive portfolio of roofing systems for residential and commercial properties, 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. GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles, which then evolved with the introduction of the GAF Lifetime Roofing System by extending the Lifetime coverage beyond just the roofing shingles.
With a focus on social responsibility, GAF developed Advanced Protection(R) Shingle Technology, providing excellent durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of natural resources. The Company has also developed single-ply and asphaltic roofing membranes with excellent durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption.
GAF also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence(TM), which has provided education to over 230,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel.
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About Standard Industries:
Standard Industries is a privately-held, global, diversified holding company with interests in building materials, aggregates, and related investment businesses in public equities and real estate. With over 7,500 employees and operations in more than 80 countries, Standard maintains a team-oriented culture of meritocracy and operational excellence, and a passionate focus on investing in its people.
Company Name: Dezigns Construction
Contact Person: Chris Barr
Phone: (856) 881-1861
Country: United States