Fort Lauderdale, FL – December 26, 2018 – Advanced Roofing, Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has received the most prestigious contractor award GAF offers: The GAF President’s Club Award. This highly coveted award recognizes Advanced Roofing 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:
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 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.
“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.
Since 1983, Advanced Roofing has grown from one truck and three employees to a statewide commercial contractor with 430 employees and seven branch offices. “People hire us for challenging re-roofing jobs that require a lot of coordination and technical know-how,” says CEO Rob Kornahrens. “We install high-quality roofing systems, correctly and without cutting corners. This detail allows our roof systems to perform as expected without premature failure. We have a strong track record for our systems outlasting our competitors’ projects.”
“We’re a ‘one-stop shop’ for the re-roofing process,” states Kornahrens. “Working together, our divisions can streamline a project much more efficiently than companies without these resources.” He continues: “We typically get called when a customer has previously hired a less-reputable company that subbed out its work and failed to install the system correctly. Furthermore, customers hire us because we are safe. Our full-time safety team monitors each job site to ensure client and employee safety.”
Built on a foundation of giving back, the company has developed an engaged workforce with a commitment to the community. “It’s essential to our business,” explains Kornahrens. “A significant factor in the construction industry is not only how the job is performed but who are the people doing it.” Since its inception, Advanced Roofing has partnered with or supported numerous not-for-profit organizations and executive and leadership groups, on both local and national levels. Philanthropic and charitable efforts include the ABC Roofing Apprenticeship program, the Tar Peddlers bicycle ride for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, teaching the roofing trade to area Boys & Girls Clubs, and participating in Nova Southeastern University’s Broward Heart Walk to help fight cardiovascular disease. Other charitable involvements include M.S. Tutor Mate, the Sonrise Mission, Habitat for Humanity, and Winterfest Boat Parade. “Through a combination of commitment and passion for bringing together people and resources to do good,” adds Kornahrens, “we strive to make the communities where we do business better places to work and live.”
Advanced Roofing is ranked as Florida’s top commercial re-roofing contractor by Roofing Contractor and South Florida Business Journal. The company is a member of the National Roofing Contractors Association and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.
Going forward, Advanced Roofing continues to grow and innovate. The company has integrated a cloud-based roof asset management software, called Advanced Access, to help manage its maintenance and repair programs. It has also installed a solar carport, added electric vehicles, and upgraded its headquarters. “With our solar improvements, we desire to achieve net zero energy at our headquarters,” concludes Kornahrens. “We’re also looking toward the future with our roof apprenticeship program, with the goal of recruiting new employees to our company. By recruiting and training this next generation of roofing professionals, Advanced Roofing reinforces its ongoing commitment to quality, to ensuring the best customer experience and the most accurate solutions for their properties.”
About Advanced Roofing, Inc.
A full-service commercial contractor, Advanced Roofing specializes in roof replacements, repairs, and maintenance services for occupied buildings in Florida and the Caribbean. The company has operated under the same family ownership since 1983. A “one-stop shop,” it provides services in roofing, HVAC, lightning protection, trash, cranes, sheet metal, sky lighting, and solar energy. Advanced Roofing is the re-roofing specialist for the state of Florida and buildings in high-wind-zone areas.
1950 NW 22nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Toll-free: (800) 638-6869
YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkmdOHwVUdM
Founded in 1886, GAF, a Standard Industries company, is the leading roofing and waterproofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s success is driven by a belief that nothing matters like a roof designed, manufactured and installed to protect what matters most.
For more information about GAF, visit www.gaf.com