RSI Roofing & Solar Receives GAF’s Prestigious 2018 President’s Club Award

Published on May 14, 2018

RSI Roofing & Solar of San Diego, CA, has received GAF’s 2018 President’s Club Award. A GAF Master Select(TM) contractor since 2006, it provides roofing, maintenance, repair, and emergency leak services in the San Diego County area.


San Diego, CA – May 19, 2018: RSI Roofing & Solar

RSI Roofing & Solar of San Diego, California, has received the most prestigious contractor award GAF offers: The GAF President’s Club Award. This highly coveted award recognizes RSI Roofing & Solar 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.

RSI Roofing & Solar has been a GAF Master Select(TM) Contractor since 2006. 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, 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.

“Professionalism” and “communication”–those are what separate RSI Roofing & Solar from its competitors, according to president David Susi. “It starts with ethics and honesty. We do what we say we’re going to do. We show up on time, bringing well-trained personnel to the job–every manager and foreman is a long-time employee. A bunch of employees have been here for 12 to 17 years, several for 17 to 20 years, and a few have been with us for our entire existence. We constantly train and up-train and promote from within. So we’ve maintained a very stable workforce over our history.”

RSI Roofing & Solar has established a recognizable brand in its market area. “People know us from referrals and other happy customers,” states Susi. “There’s a lot of repeat business; some customers have been with us since day one. Most of our customers are property managers who maintain relationships with vendors–and their relationship with this roofing vendor is second to none!”

With the experience and the talent to withstand years of recession and continuing drought, RSI Roofing & Solar has stayed vibrant and strong. “Even struggling through those factors, we managed to hit more than $11 million in sales in 2014,” says Susi. “It says a lot that we’ve maintained a healthy company, thanks to a backbone of both good customers and employees.” The company continues to expand into new services. “We’d like to expand our residential and solar divisions, and we partnered with GAF’s solar program. There’s a lot of customer interest in solar, and they like the idea of a single source–for construction and for financing–for a new roof and a new solar system.”

In its community, the company has rehabilitated a local Little League building and has done past work for indigents, senior citizens, and community centers. “We’ve done some pro bono work across the border,” explains Susi. “We went down to Mexicali, Mexico, and reroofed an elementary school. We’ve also worked for Project Mercy in another area of Mexico, where we went there, built a home for a person, and put a roof on it.” Adds Susi: “We host a charity golf tournament every year. We participate with the YMCA, Feeding San Diego, Promises 2 Kids, Rebuilding San Diego, Surf Rider Foundation, REstart, and the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station. Most recently, we partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charity. We believe in the importance of giving back to our community, and we constantly look for opportunities to be involved even further.”

“For 2018, we’re not focused so much on growth as we are on improving our internal processes and procedures,” states Susi. “We want to become more efficient to improve the experience for both our customers and our employees.” With its in-house safety manager and dedicated maintenance division complementing its roofing business, RSI Roofing & Solar has found the right formula for continued success going forward. “We are fortunate to experience growth year after year,” concludes Susi. “Something like 70% of our business is repeat or referral, so we’re doing the right things. Customers get the products and the service that they expect. We know what to do, and we do it right every time!”

About RSI Roofing & Solar

Providing roofing, reroofing, maintenance, repair, and emergency leak services in the San Diego County area, RSI Roofing & Solar continues to lead, based on its core principles of knowledge, ethics, innovation, and communication. Founded in 1993, RSI Roofing & Solar has been ranked the #1 roofing contractor in San Diego since 2010 by Roofing Contractor magazine.

RSI Roofing & Solar

8285 Buckhorn St.

San Diego, CA 92111

(858) 278-7200



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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

Company Name: RSI Roofing & Solar
Contact Person: Jess Susi
Phone: (858) 278-7200
Country: US