February 10, 2015 12:00 AM

GAF Announces Move To New Corporate Headquarters

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, is proud to announce the move of its corporate headquarters from Wayne, NJ to 1 Campus Drive in Parsippany, NJ. The 128-year-old company has spent over 40 years located on an 11-building campus in Wayne and is making the move to consolidate its operations into a single building. 

After extensive consideration and research into relocation possibilities, GAF’s president and CEO, Bob Tafaro, felt confident that remaining in New Jersey was the right decision.  “There are a tremendous number of talented, educated, and experienced people right here in New Jersey,” Tafaro said. “Whether we're looking for scientists, businesspeople, or IT technicians, the talent pool and range of skills available in this state is second to none.

GAF has made a significant investment in upgrading the building, using its own energy-efficient TPO roofing for the roof.  The refurbished building brings the company’s departments and functions together under one roof to foster even greater collaboration and teamwork, while improving the company’s overall operating efficiency. The current location in Wayne has 11 buildings spread over a sprawling 99 acre campus. The new location is a single, 330,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility that will house all of the company’s operations on three floors. “We’re all looking forward to the many advantages that our new facility will provide,” said Tafaro.  “We’re a very customer-focused company, and the new facility will only enhance our ability to create value for our customers.” The architecture, layout, and furniture for the new building were selected to facilitate effective communication, quick decision-making, and improved efficiencies. 

This isn’t the only new investment GAF has made in its business. Over the past few years, GAF has invested $350 million in capital improvements, including several new manufacturing plants for its commercial roofing products. “We are aggressively investing in our business,” stated Tafaro, “because it’s a good long-term bet that homeowners and businesses will continue to need new roofs.” The company is also investing in its people and their development, and strongly encourages promoting from within. “We believe that we have some of the most talented people anywhere, not just in the building products industry, but in business in general—and continuing to develop that talent pool will be critical to our future success.”

GAF employs more than 3,000 nationwide, plus more than 500 at its headquarters.

To learn more about GAF, visit www.gaf.com.


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About GAF 

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.  

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF developed Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology, providing superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of natural resources. The company also developed single-ply and asphaltic roofing membranes with superior 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, which has provided education to over 125,000 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.
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