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Williamstown, NJ – June 28, 2016: Dezigns Construction, Inc.
Dezigns Construction, Inc., of Williamstown, New Jersey, has received the most prestigious contractor award GAF has to offer: The GAF President’s Club Award. This highly coveted award recognizes Dezigns Construction 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.
Dezigns Construction has been a GAF Master Select(TM) Contractor since 2004. 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.
Dezigns Construction combines the personal interaction of a small company with the capacity and volume of a much larger one. “With a big company, customers often feel disconnected-being sent through phone trees or tracking down the right person to answer a question,” says Chris Barr, director of business development. “Here, ownership is involved in all projects in some capacity to ensure that customers are always treated as they should be. Roof replacements can be the largest capital expenditure a building owner may ever have. We feel customers deserve all our attention and complete satisfaction, whether for a simple repair or a full replacement.”
Personalized attention extends to educating the customers. “We’re very competitive with pricing,” states Barr, “but sometimes not the cheapest. In the end, we want that person to walk away feeling that he or she learned something new-about the industry or about what it takes to replace or restore a roof the right way.”
In the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, Dezigns does a large volume of installation work with Thermoplastic PolyOlefin (TPO), which doesn’t degrade under ultraviolet radiation. “We also have a large business in Puerto Rico,” says Barr, “which is 100% GAF Extreme TPO line. The number-one expense there is electricity-three to five times the cost in the mainland. TPO roofs reflect heat, keeping cooling costs down and holding up to UV exposure. We’ve been in Puerto Rico for several years, offering clients a better value-so much so that we’ve had to start a significant expansion there.”
According to Barr, Dezigns’ wide experience in diverse regions is an important component of the company’s success. “Maintenance requirements are vastly different across the areas we serve. Up north, we have hot, humid summers with cold, icy winters. We have mountain areas, beachfronts, heavily forested regions, dry-air climates in South Jersey, and so forth. We take into account clients’ factors when developing maintenance plans, which are dictated by their environments. Not everyone fits into the same bucket for service. Our clients love specialized attention to detail.”
The company takes time to help veterans. “For us, giving back to veterans and making sure they have a place to work is important,” says Barr. “In 2015, we got involved with Hire a Hero. With our expansion plans, we hope to find veterans who will be the right employees to join our team.”
Dezigns plans significant expansion throughout its service areas and more work in roof-asset management. “We’re building long-term relationships in the region; roofing services and maintenance are key to that,” concludes Barr. “Making a building and roof last as long as possible is the best thing for our customers. People want to get the most from their capital investments, and that’s what we’re here to help accomplish.”
About Dezigns Construction
Dezigns Construction provides commercial roof replacement, maintenance services, and emergency repairs throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and in Puerto Rico. Fulfilling a growing need for property managers and real estate developers outside the lower 48, the company is committed to quality design, highest quality materials, and professional workmanship.
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 gaf.com