Bachman’s Roofing Receives GAF’s Prestigious 2014 President’s Club Award
Bachman’s Roofing, Building & Remodeling, Inc., of Wernersville, Pennsylvania, has received GAF’s most prestigious contractor award: The GAF President’s Club Award. This highly coveted award recognizes Bachman’s Roofing, Building & Remodeling 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® Contractors can compete for its President’s Club Award. To qualify for this award, a contractor must demonstrate an exceptional level of excellence in their business, especially in the areas of Installation Excellence, Consumer Protection, and Installer Training.
Bachman’s Roofing, Building & Remodeling has been a GAF Master Elite® Contractor since 2004. To become a Master Elite® Contractor—a status that less than 2% 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.
Some companies have side businesses; others are leaders in environmental action. Bachman’s Roofing is both of those as well as a multi-year recipient of GAF’s President’s Club Award. “When people in Berks County think of roofing, they think of us first,” says Carl Rost, General Manager. “Our name is well-known. We do everything to last. Quality and superior customer service separate us from the competition; when we follow up with customers, they feel like they were involved in a project as part of the family. Add the fact that we also do building and remodeling—that’s a potent combination.”
“Our well-trained personnel are sent to get certified as needed,” states Eric Bachman, President. “Customers notice. From the initial salesperson, to the installers, through the job completion and follow-up calls, the customers recognize our pride in our work. Plus, we give a 20-year workmanship warranty on every new GAF roof we do. Customers often cite that as a reason for choosing us.”
The service at Bachman’s goes far beyond roofs. “A lot of our 70-plus vehicles are newer, so we employ full-time, certified mechanics,” says Rost. “Their job is to maintain our service fleet and roof equipment. A few years ago, we decided to open that portion of the business to the public … and Bachman’s Auto Repair Inc. was born.
Bachman’s recycles an astounding amount of roofing materials. “On the job sites,” states Bachman, “we separate shingles, cardboard, aluminum, steel, vinyl, and trash. When we bring it back, we have people who work full-time just on recycling. In 2014, we recycled 3,221 tons of shingles; that was kept out of the landfills and turned into material for public and private road construction. It’s just good for the environment.” Rost adds: “That’s 95% of our shingle trash. We are committed to continue going green.”
Both Rost and Bachman are enthusiastic about the company’s work with charities and the community. The lengthy list has included Habitat for GAF’s Roofs for Troops program, the Caron Foundation, local efforts like little league sports, and the Susan G. Komen organization. “That last one is very close to our hearts,” explains Rost. “It has closely affected some employees—involving both breast-cancer survivors and those who didn’t.”
The company looks forward to continued growth. “We have future satellite locations planned” concludes Rost. Adds Bachman: “The building and remodeling division has also been taking off. We’re always looking to take things to the next level—and we’re excited about the future.”
About Bachman’s Roofing, Building & Remodeling
A family-owned-and-operated business, Bachman’s focus is on customer service, starting with an excellent product and completing with expert installation. Having earned its reputation for outstanding roofing work, Bachman’s now provides service in other areas of home improvement, including siding, gutters, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, and more.
Founded in 1886, GAF has become 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 for contractors, specifiers, and property owners alike. In 2011, GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles and, in 2012, it introduced the GAF Lifetime Roofing System. For more about GAF, visit http://www.gaf.com