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Quincy, FL – May 19, 2018: Exterior Specialties, Inc.
Exterior Specialties, Inc., of Quincy, Florida, has received the most prestigious contractor award GAF offers: The GAF President’s Club Award. This highly coveted award recognizes Exterior Specialties 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.
A small business that provides roofing, siding, windows, and screen/sun rooms, Exterior Specialties was established in 1992 as a sole proprietorship and incorporated in 1997. The company operates primarily in Georgia and Florida but travels to other states as necessary, working on commercial and residential projects; it also completes projects for state buildings and works with general contractors.
The company was started to provide a better service for customers. “I founded my company to give clients a positive remodeling experience,” explains president Donald Venable. “Once, I had an air conditioning system installed in a house and noticed that my expectations differed from the contractor’s idea of what was to be done. That instilled a desire to provide a worry-free experience to my customers. Customers shouldn’t dread coming home each day–they should be excited to see the progress and be proud that they chose Exterior Specialties to provide the best installation possible.”
Most of the company’s customers come from referrals. “When past customers refer us to their friends, they’re confident that Exterior Specialties will provide exceptional workmanship and take care of them after the sale,” says Venable. “We treat each job as if it were our own, making sure that everything is as close to perfect as possible.” Although other companies use subcontractors to lower costs, Exterior Specialties uses employee labor to ensure control over quality and schedule. “This also ensures that each person on our customer’s property is covered by worker’s compensation insurance,” adds Venable.
Working with charitable endeavors is important at Exterior Specialties. “We have been blessed to work with a lot of different organizations,” states Venable, “mostly with Christian organizations in our community to help others who are currently going through a tough time. We support Gadsden County Pregnancy Center, as well as Faith Radio and Thomas Memorial Baptist Church.” A winner of GAF’s Triple Excellence Award (for consumer protection, installation, and training), Exterior Specialties is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.
In 2018, the company is establishing an improved method to set a new standard for the shingle-removal portion of a roofing project. Going forward, Exterior Specialties looks to continue growth and expansion. “By building a solid foundation for scheduling and installation, we can try to move into some surrounding markets,” concludes Venable. “Our growth will be achieved without compromising our ability to provide customers with the best possible home-improvement project. We pride ourselves on quality service with a personal touch!”
About Exterior Specialties, Inc.
Offering a variety of options in residential and commercial roofing needs, Exterior Specialties understands that achieving maximum customer satisfaction means understanding customers’ goals and needs. The company utilizes innovative ideas, industry-wide expertise, and professionalism.
PO Box 429
Quincy, FL 32353
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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