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Englewood, FL – May 26, 2017: W.R. Carlson Roofing Specialists, Inc.
W.R. Carlson Roofing Specialists, Inc. of Englewood, Florida, has received the most prestigious contractor award GAF offers: The GAF President’s Club Award. This highly coveted award recognizes W.R. Carlson Roofing Specialists 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: the Performance pathway, where contractors focus on giving their property owners the best possible service, quality, and protection; the Reliability pathway, where the contractor has a long history of offering their customers the best quality and protection; and the Service pathway, where contractors consistently offer their customers the best protection available in the marketplace.
W.R. Carlson Roofing Specialists has been a GAF Master Elite(R) Contractor since 2009; the company received the President’s Club Award due to its excellent performance in 2016. 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.
A contractor that’s been serving the same community since 1974 is likely to be one of the most trusted names in the area for roofing. That’s certainly the case with W.R. Carlson Roofing Specialists, which has been working out of Englewood, Florida, for more than 40 years. “People hire us because we’ve been here for such an extended period of time,” states Wilfred Carlson, president. “In all that time, we’ve never surprised a customer with hidden charges or required a down payment. We tell people the way it’s going to be; we don’t change things mid-stream.”
Customer interaction and satisfaction are important at the company. “I go on every estimate and talk to the people; I like to do that,” explains Carlson. “I find out the customers’ needs and what they want. Perhaps they have special plans for their roof. We cover everything by talking with the customers. We take good care of their property.”
Knowledge and safety are paramount at W.R. Carlson. “All of the guys are experienced, and we always review all the safety measures,” states Carlson. “All work is done according to OSHA standards. We’ve won the Sunshine State Safety Award for the state of Florida.”
W.R. Carlson’s estimate is truly all-inclusive, covering detailed descriptions of all services to be rendered and specific products to be used. It also includes all permit and inspection costs, a hurricane mitigation report, and GAF’s Golden Pledge warranty. The company uses only GAF materials in its roofing work; “I’ve been working with GAF for many years,” says Carlson.
Giving back to the community is part of the company’s outlook. “We work with the Humane Society and the Englewood Cancer Foundation,” says Carlson. “We’ve also done a promotion that offers a $100 discount for veterans.”
The company maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and, on multiple occasions, has been voted the best roofing company in Englewood. “I want to continue to be known as the most trusted name in the area,” concludes Carlson, “and to keep going. I’ve been doing this for more than 50 years and have pretty much accomplished what I wanted to with this company. But we’ll keep it going the same way we have been: by saying what we do and doing what we say, as I learned from my father many years ago. It’s a good way live your life and a good way to run a business.”
About W.R. Carlson Roofing Specialists
Begun in 1974, W.R. Carlson is a multi-year recipient of the GAF President’s Club Award and has been repeatedly voted “Best Roofer in Englewood.” The company offers an all-inclusive proposal, with no hidden charges or surprises. Because it never hires subcontractors, W.R. Carlson assures customers that all its workers have proper insurance coverage.
W.R. Carlson Roofing Specialists, Inc.
4081 S. Access Road
Englewood, FL 34224
Founded in 1886, GAF is the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The Company is an operating subsidiary of Standard Industries.
GAF products include a comprehensive portfolio of roofing systems for residential and commercial properties, 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.
With a focus on social responsibility, GAF developed Advanced Protection(R) Shingle Technology, providing excellent durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of natural resources. The Company has also developed single-ply and asphaltic roofing membranes with excellent durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption.
GAF also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence(TM), which has provided education to over 230,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel. For more information about GAF, visit gaf.com.
About Standard Industries:
Standard Industries is a privately-held, global, diversified holding company with interests in building materials, aggregates, and related investment businesses in public equities and real estate. With over 7,500 employees and operations in more than 80 countries, Standard maintains a team-oriented culture of meritocracy and operational excellence, and a passionate focus on investing in its people.