Shirley Mejia, Owner of Premier Home Renovations, shares how her dad inspired her to get into the roofing industry and how hard work always pays off. For tools and resources that can support your business goals, visit GAF's contractor resources.
We've all struggled, to one degree or another, to stay productive during the coronavirus pandemic. For example, when I drove away from GAF Headquarters in mid-March, I expected to work from home for, at most, a few weeks. As those weeks stretched into months, my co-workers and I have used digital tools to stay connected and productive.
By Don Kilcoyne
This article was translated from its original version written by Wendy Helfenbaum and is available in English here.Cuando sus compañeros se refieren a usted como El Maestro, sabe que su carrera ha tenido un impacto. Erasmo "Mitos" Fuentes: un maestro, colocador de techos, propietario de un negocio y capacitador de CARE de GAF, lidera con el ejemplo y representa todo lo que es posible cuando usted trabaja arduamente y apunta alto.
One of the greatest issues facing American manufacturers today is the shortage of people opting to pursue a manufacturing career. The 2018 skills gap study conducted jointly by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute found an estimated 2.4 million manufacturing positions will go unfilled between 2018 and 2028.
By Arlene Marks
At GAF's shingle manufacturing facility in Baltimore, Maryland there are several day-to-day responsibilities in addition to manufacturing, including materials planning, purchasing, and waste management, to name a few. Beginning in 2018, Baltimore's then-plant manager, Steve Ziegfeld, tasked the team with another challenge: focusing on their plant's waste streams in order to identify ways to make their operation greener and more efficient. Given GAF's long-time focus on sustainability and knowledge of Baltimore's environmental footprint, focusing on waste would result in the most significant improvements.
Este artículo está disponible en español aquí.When your peers refer to you as The Maestro, you know your career has had an impact. Erasmo 'Mitos' Fuentes—a teacher, roofer, business owner, and GAF CARE trainer—leads by example, and he represents all that is possible when you work hard and aim high.
When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in 2017, GAF partnered with Team Rubicon to help rebuild local communities impacted by the storm. Learn how you can get involved with Team Rubicon and volunteer to support disaster relief in your area at https://TeamRubiconUSA.org/gafvolunteer
GAF's commitment to protecting what matters most doesn't stop at providing the highest quality roofing materials. We're also committed to investing to strengthen and build up our communities.That's why we recently launched GAF Community Matters, a national social impact initiative to help our neighbors. We're excited to work with a number of incredible organizations as part of this initiative, including Habitat for Humanity, the top housing-focused non-profit organization in the world. As the leading roofing materials company in North America, we're proud to help Habitat for Humanity put roofs over the heads of families in need of decent, affordable housing. At GAF, we support Habitat's philosophy of helping to provide a hand up, not a handout, to people and families.Founded in 1976, Habitat has more than 1,500 local affiliates in the United States and works in more than 70 countries. Together with their volunteers, Habitat has constructed or repaired more than 800,000 houses. Many Habitat volunteers are everyday people, but there's also a need for construction professionals—and GAF helps provide those to Habitat, too.
By Jeff Terry
In our GAF hometown of Ennis, TX, about 20% of employees have been working for GAF for 30 years or more, and giving back to the community is one of the things that brings our team together. "GAF is not just a company—it's people, and those people are involved in our community."
Terry Telschow, Owner of Raycon Contractors, shares the story behind his company's name and how it's shaped the way he serves his customers.
Hundreds of Morris County, NJ residents regained access to fresh produce last Friday, thanks to a new partnership with GAF and the Interfaith Food Pantry (IFP).More than 10,000 Morris County households, primarily consisting of low-income working families and seniors living on fixed incomes, rely on IFP for assistance.
Corporate giving has changed and evolved over the past decade. Many companies donate money to support worthwhile causes, but increasingly, companies are focusing their efforts to make a difference by leveraging their expertise and sharing their products directly with those in need.That's what GAF is doing through its partnership with Good360. Good360, the global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving, helps companies do good by distributing highly needed product donations to people facing challenging life circumstances. GAF has worked with the organization to donate $2 million worth of roofing products to vulnerable families in need, and their impact is still growing. Together, GAF and Good360 are transforming lives and communities across the country.