GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, recently topped its own record, winning 13 American Graphic Design Awards and 9 American InHouse Design Awards for its sales support materials. The competitions—sponsored by Graphic Design USA magazine—honor outstanding creative work of all kinds, including print materials, web sites, TV spots, and videos.
The competitions are in their ninth year, with over 8,000 entries submitted to the American Graphic Design Awards from a broad variety of creative professionals in advertising agencies, graphic design firms, corporations, associations, universities, government, publishers, and more. Another 4,000 entries were submitted by inhouse designers to the American InHouse Design Award competition. Only the top 15 percent in each category were recognized with a Certificate of Excellence. GAF collected awards across a variety of categories, including Web, Print Ads, Video, TV Commercials, Brochures, Sales Promotions, Digital Displays, and Direct Mail.
“We are so honored to receive not only this quantity of awards on such a broad range of work, but also awards in both the inhouse and overall categories,” stated Ted Marcopolus, vice president of marketing services at GAF. “Our mission is to create the very best and most effective sales support and lead generation materials for our contractors and distributors, and these awards are independent recognition of the quality of materials we’re producing.”
To learn more about GAF, visit www.gaf.com.
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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.