Minneapolis, MN – May 25, 2018 – Rayco Construction of Minneapolis, Minnesota, has received the most prestigious contractor award GAF offers: The GAF President’s Club Award. This highly coveted award recognizes Rayco 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:
• 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.
Rayco Construction has been a GAF Master Select(TM) Contractor since 2003. 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 (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.
At some companies, management sometimes seems detached from daily operations and knowing about the products. That’s not the case at Rayco. “Our owners are salesmen, too,” says Trevor Gutting of Rayco Construction. “They’re also the ones who actually go to look at a roof and inspect it, to determine if it needs a reroof or just a repair. They’ve been roofers for many years, and they bring firsthand experience and knowledge to the process.”
The current owners bought the company several years ago, but the level of professionalism at Rayco–a Master Select(TM) contractor for more than a decade–has continued uninterrupted. “Most employees have been here a long time,” states Gutting, “some for up to 15 years. We don’t see a lot of staff turnover in commercial roofing. So we pride ourselves on having that long-term experience in the company.”
“Rayco is prompt with service,” continues Gutting. “We get out there quickly to check roofs. We’re efficient, we pay attention to details, and we do the job in a prompt manner that works with the customer’s schedule. On top of all that, we always maintain communication with the customer–from the opening bid, through the sales process, and while we have our team out there working on the roof. Customers are always kept informed about when we’ll be working, if there will be a delay due to weather, and so forth–they never have to call to ask.”
“We love working with GAF,” according to Gutting. “Whenever there are new GAF products, we work with them, we test them out. We work closely with our reps in the Twin Cities area.”
Going forward, Rayco looks forward to new marketing initiatives and expanding growth in its core customer base. “About 75% of our business is with management companies,” says Gutting, “so we like building strong relationships with them, to keep them coming back as repeat customers.” Gutting concludes by citing the positive energy in Rayco’s offices. “We’ve got some new employees and new roles here, and we are very ambitious–that energy is moving Rayco forward into the future, for many years to come.”
About Rayco Construction
Rayco Construction is a Minnesota-based commercial and sheet-metal roofing contractor that has served the Upper Midwest since 1978. Rayco leads the industry with innovative products and technologies, high service standards, and extended warranties. With quality craftsmanship, knowledge, and expertise, Rayco provides seamless completion of roofing projects with minimal downtime or interference to the customer.
211 St. Anthony Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55418
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