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Caldwell, ID – August 16, 2016: Upson Company
Upson Company of Caldwell, Idaho, has received the most prestigious contractor award GAF has to offer: The GAF President’s Club Award. This highly coveted award recognizes Upson Company as one of the “elite of the elite” among 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 demonstrate an exceptional level of excellence in their business, especially in the areas of Installation Excellence, Property Owner Protection, and Installer Training.
Upson Company 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 have achieved–a candidate must demonstrate proper licensing and adequate insurance, have a proven reputation, and show commitment to ongoing professional training.
According to company president Steve Upson, Upson Company takes care of its employees by promoting from within its own labor force. “We’re a family-owned business,” he explains, “and we offer a unique apprenticeship program to help employees reach their professional goals, from general laborer to journeyman roofer. This yields experienced craftsmen who are skilled in the application of a full range of roofing systems.”
With a unique and positive brand reputation, the company is highly recognized in its market area. “Often, customers tell us that they’ve seen our trucks,” says Upson. “Over the years, we have developed a tremendous amount of trust and confidence, and our customer service is recognized as top-notch. Our longevity in the community and our unsurpassed quality are the top selling points to our customers. We also take great pride in our safety record.”
In addition to its roofing services, the company operates a sheet-metal shop that is equipped to handle any project, from standard fabrication to custom artistry. Upson Company’s repair and maintenance division is available 24 hours a day to take care of customer emergencies and to plan ongoing programs to keep roofs in top shape. In the community, the company has supported many charitable efforts, including the Wounded Warrior Project, Idaho Youth Ranch, YMCA and local church activities.
Aside from its recognition as a President’s Club Award winner, Upson Company has received several professional certifications from GAF. The Asphaltic Certification indicates that it specializes in installing asphaltic roofing systems, and the Single-Ply Certification indicates a specialization in installing single-ply roofing systems. With the Topcoat Certification, Upson Company is recognized for specializing in the installation of GAF’s TOPCOAT(R) products–liquid-applied roofing restoration systems formulated to stand up to the harshest of roof conditions and provide energy savings at a fraction of the cost of a new roof.
Upson Company is also a GAF Certified Maintenance Professional. CMPs can offer GAF’s WellRoof(R) Guarantee Extension designed to reward customers for establishing an annual inspection and preventative maintenance program.
The company continues to move forward, with a revised website, a state-of-the-art trash containment system, and new offerings in roof systems. “We plan to grow our negotiated work and increase our relationships with property managers, maintenance plans, and construction customers,” concludes Upson. “Going forward, we’ll build on our past successes.”
About Upson Company
With more than 40 years in the commercial roofing industry, Upson Company has built up an impressive project portfolio that displays a broad range of roofing experience. The company’s expertise includes work on medical and educational facilities, industrial, commercial, and retail complexes, government buildings and military facilities, special-event centers, museums, and historical buildings. Serving Idaho, eastern Oregon, and eastern Washington, Upson Company has the experience and knowledge to meet all of its customers’ roofing needs.
4512 E. Ustick Rd.
Caldwell, ID 83605
Founded in 1886, GAF is 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. GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles, which then evolved with the introduction of the GAF Lifetime Roofing System by extending the Lifetime coverage beyond just the roofing shingles. For more about GAF, visit http://www.gaf.com