GAF, the nation’s largest roofing and ventilation manufacturer, was most recommended among roofing manufacturers in the 2011 Residential Architect Design Awards (RADA), one of the largest and most competitive existing design contests.
RADA is one of the few national design competitions judged by an independent jury of architects. This year’s contest drew in 824 entries in 15 categories, of which 40 were selected as winners. Judges evaluated projects based on ideas they felt advanced the design profession: new design; timeless concepts updated for today; admirable stewardship of the site and the planet’s limited resources; and technological innovation.
“We congratulate GAF for their accomplishment in this year’s residential architect Design Awards program,” said Jeff Calore, group publisher at Hanley Wood. “We know that architects are among the toughest customers to please, and GAF’s showing this year demonstrates it can meet even the highest standards in residential design and performance.”
“We are thrilled to have been part of four of the winning projects in such a prestigious competition,” stated Ted Marcopolus, Vice President, Marketing Services at GAF. “The fact that architects are specifying GAF in industry-defining design plans is a testament to our high quality, innovative products.”
GAF was specified for inclusion on a multifamily property in Memphis, TN; an affordable housing project in Chicago, IL; a light commercial property in Philadelphia, PA; and a multifamily property in Los Angeles, CA.
Now proudly celebrating its 125th year in the industry, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, with sales of nearly $3 billion annually. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and low-slope roofing systems, as well as composite decking, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by a commitment to provide property owners and specifiers with the best and safest choice in roofing and by helping supportive contractors and distributors to build their businesses and avoid hassles.
With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption.
The Company 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 www.gaf.com.
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Alyssa Hall, Corporate Communications Mgr.