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Granger, IA – May 21, 2018: LeafGuard Exteriors
LeafGuard Exteriors of Granger, Iowa, has received the most prestigious contractor award GAF offers: The GAF President’s Club Award. This highly coveted award recognizes LeafGuard Exteriors 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.
LeafGuard Exteriors has been a GAF Master Elite(R) Contractor since 2011. 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, 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.
Customers shouldn’t be misled by the name; LeafGuard is a full-service exterior company. “A lot of people associate us only with leaf guards,” says Richard Anderson, general manager. “They’re not aware that we do roofing, siding, and insulation. Our name is associated with all of these products and services–we do much more than just gutters. So we’re excited about the recognition from the GAF award.”
“We’ve been servicing Iowa area since 2004, and we have about 30 years of contracting experience in the Midwest,” explains Brent Butler, marketing manager. “We stand behind the quality–of our materials, our labor, our warranties–and that sets us apart. We have one of the highest referral rates in the industry. I could hand to a prospective customer a list of 500 past customers and say, ‘These are your neighbors. Call and ask them what they think of us.'”
Anderson expands on the company’s customer service. “Our scheduling department prepares the customer ahead of time with a packet of information of what to expect from the job. At every step, the customer knows exactly what’s going to happen and when. There are no surprises when we show up to the job site.”
LeafGuard’s commitment to service extends to the local community. “We feel more connected to the community than a lot of other companies. Recently, we donated goods and services in support of parents of schoolchildren in the Des Moines area,” says Butler. “We’ve worked with Habitat for Humanity and Ducks Unlimited and make annual contributions to the Iowa Wild hockey team’s ‘Defending the Blue Line’ program, which provides sports equipment and opportunities for underprivileged children. We love our community and love to give back.”
Expansion is the name of the game, according to Anderson. “Back in 2015, we rolled out a new office in eastern Iowa, helping us deliver the region’s best service and workmanship. Our newly built, state-of-the-art conferencing and telecommunication center greatly facilitated communication with national franchisees and other local offices.”
That communication is a key part of LeafGuard’s success. “Although we have four different offices, we have a family atmosphere–everyone gets along well, and we act as a team,” concludes Anderson. “That’s a ‘human side’ that we want everyone to see. As we move forward, you’re going to see a lot more of that from LeafGuard; your neighbors who provide excellent customer service, quality workmanship and a products that will last a lifetime.
About LeafGuard Exteriors
Since 2003, LeafGuard has expanded into a multistate construction and home-improvement enterprise, with close to 50 employees and more than 15,000 happy customers. It’s easy to please customers with LeafGuard’s great products and its staff of hard-working professionals. Nearly 30% of new customers come from referrals. Already established in the gutter installation business, the company has expanded to roofing, siding, and insulation.
1814 Main St.
Granger, IA 50109
http://www.guttersiowa.com or http://www.roofsiowa.com
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/leafguardiowa
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