Jacksonville, FL – May 25, 2018 – Preferred Roofing of Jacksonville, Florida, has received the most prestigious contractor award GAF offers: The GAF President’s Club Award. This highly coveted award recognizes Preferred Roofing 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 residential President’s Club Award. To qualify for this award, a residential roofing contractor must meet specific criteria in at least one out of three different pathways:
• Performance pathway – where contractors focus on giving their property owners the best possible service, quality, and protection
• Reliability pathway – where the contractor has a long history of offering their customers the best quality and protection
• Service pathway – where contractors consistently offer their customers the best protection available in the marketplace.
To become a Master Elite(R) Contractor–a status that less than 2% of roofing contractors nationwide are able to achieve–a candidate must demonstrate proper licensing (in states that require it), maintain insurance, have a proven reputation, and show commitment to ongoing professional training.
“We value our certified contractors for raising the industry standard year after year by installing the best roofing products and systems. Our President’s Club award recognizes only those contractors who have distinguished themselves by the highest standards of excellence, customer satisfaction, and dependability,” says Jim Slauson, GAF’s VP of Certified Program & Services.
With extensive experience in all facets of commercial and residential roofing, Preferred Roofing is the choice of customers who want a lifetime guarantee on both roof and labor. The company has certifications from multiple manufacturers and provides a careful installation that is completed with high-quality, durable materials, ensuring a well-constructed roof that can withstand the elements. “We are focused on educating customers and making them aware of their options,” says vice president and COO Mark Jones. “We don’t pressure them to select anything. Our focus is on good and ethical work that delivers what customers expect.”
An important presence at Preferred Roofing is the company’s founder, Waldo Ariail. “He’s 82, and he still shows up to work every day with a smile on his face,” says Jones. “We owe so much of our success to him. Every day, we work to carry on his vision and his commitment to being good people.”
At Preferred Roofing, the estimator is a critical part of a successful project. “The person who educates customers has the biggest influence,” explains Jones. “My estimators take a lot of time to make customers well-informed so they can make a solid decision.”
Preferred Roofing offers a variety of roofing systems, including tile, slate, shingle, metal, and torch-down flat roofs. The company also works on commercial roofing applications. Other services and products include roof repairs, new construction, seamless gutters, siding, silicone coatings, siding, and DecTec(TM) coverings. “DecTec is a walkable roof system that we’re expanding into,” adds Jones. “It’s an innovative product that fills customers’ needs.”
The company is proud to be operated by veterans and to have retired military, police, and firefighter personnel among its ownership. “We support the local police and fire departments,” states Jones, “as well as college and civic areas of Jacksonville, Florida.” A winner of GAF’s Triple Excellence Award (for consumer protection, installation, and training), Preferred Roofing is a member of the National Roofing Contractors Association. It is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.
To Jones, this family company’s success over more than 40 years can be attributed to a foundation based on belief in God, community, and public service. “We would like to build as many roofs for our customers as possible,” he concludes. “Our focus will always be on quality, safety, and making our customers satisfied.”
About Preferred Roofing
A member of the Preferred Group, Preferred Roofing started business in 1972 and opened a roofing division in 2010. Servicing both residential and commercial customers, the company can accommodate all roofing needs. By continually staying abreast of the latest industry news, Preferred Roofing delivers unparalleled service.
2332 Dunn Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Founded in 1886, GAF is the leading roofing and waterproofing manufacturer in North America. As a member of the Standard Industries family of companies, GAF is part of the largest roofing and waterproofing business in the world. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of roofing and waterproofing solutions for residential and commercial properties as well as for civil engineering applications. The full GAF portfolio of solutions is supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. GAF continues to be the leader in quality and offers comprehensive warranty protection on its products and systems. The company’s success is driven by a commitment to empowering its people to deliver advanced quality and purposeful innovation.
For more information about GAF, visit http://www.gaf.com