Richmond, VA – May 23, 2018 – Paramount Builders, Inc., of Richmond, Virginia, has received the most prestigious contractor award GAF offers: 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 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.
Paramount Builders has been a GAF Master Elite(R) Contractor since 2012. 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.
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 that we can turn around a roof installation in one day,” according to Bob Shackford, vice president of operations. “After we obtain the contract, it’s processed and scheduled for installation within a matter of weeks. Typically, the crew is on-site early in the morning; by late afternoon, they’re rolling out, and the customer has a brand-new roof. Every roof we install carries GAF’s Golden Pledge warranty.”
“Our size works to our benefit,” adds sales and marketing assistant Katie Wylie. “We have physical buildings in multiple regions–most roofers work from their trucks–and 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 in 2014 and gave away $5,000 to five charities 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 recommend the job to a reputable contractor that we know. When contractors work toward the 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 continued to improve, and now it’s a leading product line. The sky is the limit!”
About Paramount Builders, Inc.
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. Not only does Paramount sell the finest exterior remodeling products, but its family, its reputation, its commitment to excellent customer service–before, during, and after installation–and its products are backed by the best warranties in the industry.
12940 Plaza Drive
Richmond, VA 23233
Toll-free: (888) 340-9002
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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