Dezigns Construction, Inc., of Williamstown, New Jersey, has received GAF’s most prestigious contractor award: The GAF President’s Club Award. This highly coveted award recognizes Dezigns Construction as one of the “elite of the elite” among commercial roofing contractors in the United States.
GAF is North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, and only GAF Master Select(TM) contractors can compete for its commercial President’s Club Award. To qualify for this award, a commercial roofing contractor must demonstrate an exceptional level of excellence in their business, especially in the areas of Installation Excellence, Property Owner Protection, and Installer Training.
Dezigns Construction has been a GAF Master Select(TM) commercial roofing contractor since 2004. To become a Master Select(TM) contractor—a status that less than 1% 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.
Dezigns Construction is a contractor that combines the personal interaction of a small company with the capacity and volume of a much larger one. “With a big company, customers often feel disconnected—being sent through phone trees or trying to track down the right person to answer a question,” says Chris Barr, Director of Business Development. “Here, ownership is involved in all projects in some capacity to ensure that customers are always treated as they should be. Roof replacements are not cheap. They can be the largest capital expenditure a building owner may ever have. We feel all our customers, whether it be just a simple repair to full roof replacement, deserve all of our attention and complete satisfaction.
Personalized attention extends to educating the customers. “We’re very competitive with our pricing,” states Barr, “but sometimes we’re not going to be the cheapest. In the end we want that person to walk away feeling that he or she learned something new…. maybe about the industry or about what it takes to replace or restore their roof the right way.”
In the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, Dezigns does a large volume of installation work with Thermoplastic PolyOlefin (TPO), a durable roofing material that doesn’t degrade under ultraviolet radiation. However, the company is not restricted to that part of the country. “We have a large business in Puerto Rico, as well,” explains Barr. “Puerto Rico is 100% GAF Extreme TPO line. The number-one expense down there is electricity, which is three to five times the cost in the mainland U.S. TPO roofs are critical to reflecting heat, keeping cooling costs down and holding up to the UV exposure. We’ve been in Puerto Rico for about five years now and we’re offering our clients a significantly better value on the island, so much so that we’ve had to start a significant expansion there.”
According to Barr, Dezigns wide experience in diverse regions is an important component of the company’s success. “Maintenance requirements are vastly different across the areas we serve. Up north, we have hot, humid summers and very cold and icy winters. We have mountain areas, beachfronts, heavily forested regions, dry-air climates in South Jersey, and so forth. You have to take the clients’ factors into account when you develop different maintenance plans, which are dictated by their environments. Not everyone fits into the same bucket when it comes to service and our client’s love that specialized attention to detail.”
Even with the high volume of commercial work, Dezigns takes time out to help veterans. “For us, giving back to veterans and trying to make sure they have a place to work is really important,” says Barr. “This year, we’re looking to get involved with “Hire a Hero”. With our expansion plans, we hope to find veterans who will be the right employees to join our team.”
Growth is the keyword for 2015, as Dezigns plans significant expansion throughout its service areas and to work more in roof-asset management. “We’re building long-term relationships in the region, and we feel that roofing services and maintenance are key to that. Making a building and its roof last as long as possible is the best thing for our customers. People want to get the most from their capital investments—and that’s what we’re here to help accomplish.”
About Dezigns Construction
Dezigns Construction (DCI) provides commercial roof replacement, maintenance services, and emergency repairs throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and in Puerto Rico. DCI fulfills a growing need for property managers and real estate developers outside the lower 48. The company is committed to quality design, highest quality materials, and professional workmanship.
1833 Glassboro Rd.
Williamstown, NJ 08094
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