FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Huntington, W.Va. – April 24, 2015: Classic Construction Company, Inc.
Classic Construction Company, Inc., of Huntington, West Virginia, has received GAF’s most prestigious contractor award: The GAF President’s Club Award. This highly coveted award recognizes Classic Construction Company 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 President’s Club Award. To qualify for this award, a contractor must demonstrate an exceptional level of excellence in their business, especially in the areas of Installation Excellence, Consumer Protection, and Installer Training.
Classic Construction Company has been a GAF Master Elite(r) Contractor since 2013. To become a Master Elite(r) Contractor–a status that less than 2% of roofing contractors nationwide have achieved–a candidate must demonstrate proper licensing and adequate insurance, have a proven reputation and show commitment to ongoing professional training.
Classic Construction is the roofing company to which others are compared. “We’re kind of the standard,” states operations manager Chase Ward. “We do a lot of insurance restoration work. Whenever there’s a large storm that damages roofs, insurance companies critique other roofers’ work quality by comparing it to ours.”
Locally owned and operated, Classic Construction has been in the Huntington area for more than 32 years. Begun by Ward’s grandfather, it has stayed a family company for three generations. “We’re big on family here,” says Ward. “We focus on serving the community, helping in all ways that we can. Many companies come and go, but we’ve stood the test of time.”
“We strive for excellence,” Ward continues. “That’s a big thing here. We’re praised by customers for our workmanship, and we stand behind that. At the end of the day, our name and reputation are represented by the quality of our work–so when a customer has a project for us, we take it personally. Any job we do, big or small, is a reflection of our company.”
Many contractors’ claims should not be taken at face value, explains Ward. “A lot of companies will say, for example, ‘We have more than 30 years’ experience’–but that’s because everyone in the company has one or two years, and they add up. Following that same formula for Classic, we have hundreds of years of experience. Classic employs master craftsmen who have been with us for 20 or 25 years. They take pride in their work, and it shows. They’re a reflection of the company.”
Classic looks forward to continued customer satisfaction in 2015. “If our customers are happy with everything we do, it’s a good year,” says Ward. “We’re the only one in the state of West Virginia to receive the President’s Club Award, and this is our second year receiving GAF’s Triple Excellence Award. We plan to maintain that standard, as we continue to expand into Kentucky and Ohio.”
“We’re an oddity,” concludes Ward. “For most companies in this business, it’s inevitable that employees come and go. But ours are like members of a family. Because of them–and also by the request of our customers and the insurance companies–we’re continuing to grow, and we’re excited about that. When employees are proud to step back at the end of a job and stake their names on their work … well, we love that. If you want the best in our area, Classic is the company that you call.”
About Classic Construction Company
Since 1983, Classic Construction has provided full-service, licensed and insured general contracting services to businesses, families, and individuals. It is now the leader in the fire, smoke, and water restoration and repair business. The company is committed to providing rapid response, responsible service, quality standards, and cost-effective results. Specializing in insurance reconstruction, Classic provides an open line of communication between homeowners and their insurance companies.
Classic Construction Company, Inc.
1403 8th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
Founded in 1886, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, 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 for contractors, specifiers, and property owners alike. In 2011, GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles and, in 2012, it introduced the GAF Lifetime Roofing System. For more about GAF, visit http://www.gaf.com