Franzoso Contracting Receives GAF’s Prestigious 2018 President’s Club Award


Croton-on-Hudson, NY – June 1, 2018: Franzoso Contracting, Inc.

Franzoso Contracting, Inc., of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, has received the most prestigious contractor award GAF offers: The GAF President’s Club Award. This highly coveted award recognizes Franzoso Contracting as one of the “elite of the elite” residential roofing contractors in the United States.

GAF is North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, and only GAF Master Elite(R) Contractors can compete for its residential President’s Club Award. To qualify for this award, a residential roofing contractor must meet specific criteria in at least one out of three different pathways:

• Performance pathway – where contractors focus on giving their property owners the best possible service, quality, and protection
• Reliability pathway – where the contractor has a long history of offering their customers the best quality and protection
• Service pathway – where contractors consistently offer their customers the best protection available in the marketplace.

Franzoso Contracting has been a GAF Master Elite(R) Contractor since 1998. To become a Master Elite(R) Contractor–a status that less than 2% of roofing contractors nationwide are able to achieve–a candidate must demonstrate proper licensing (in states that require it), maintain insurance, have a proven reputation, and show commitment to ongoing professional training.

“We value our certified contractors for raising the industry standard year after year by installing the best roofing products and systems. Our President’s Club award recognizes only those contractors who have distinguished themselves by the highest standards of excellence, customer satisfaction, and dependability,” says Jim Slauson, GAF’s VP of Certified Program & Services.

“My company is pretty much an open book,” declares president Mark Franzoso, “with a stellar name for home remodeling in our area. Franzoso Contracting is hired primarily for the name that we have out there, providing excellent service and excellent workmanship. We bring to the job more than 35 years of experience and winning awards, year after year after year, trying to be at the top of our field.”

The reputation is well deserved. Since 1980, Franzoso Contracting has been a leader in Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland Counties in New York and Fairfield County in Connecticut, providing services in siding, windows, roofing (both new and repairs) and roof cleaning, gutters, doors, and skylights. “We recently ventured into the solar arena,” adds Franzoso. “We are now mastering the solar contractors.”

Communication and great products are the hallmarks of service at the company. “We make our first impression,” states Franzoso, “from the moment the phone gets answered in the office. All parties communicate at all stages, from the sales associate making the presentation to the production department to the installation crew to the onsite foreman.” He continues: “I’ve always prided myself on being an innovator and bringing new product lines to the customers before my competitors do. When GAF establishes new styles and colors, such as when GAF introduced the Timberline(R) American Harvest(TM) shingles, we utilize that to separate us from other roofers.”

Franzoso Contracting has an enormous commitment to community. “Our customers are hiring a company with strong ties to the area, through a lot of civic organizations,” says Franzoso. The company works with or supports diverse organizations, including: the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce; the Rotarians; The Friends Network, supporting children with special needs; The Support Connection, a women’s breast- and ovarian-cancer support group; and Habitat for Humanity. The company also does a lot of work with veterans. “I’m vice president of the Downstate chapter of Purple Heart Homes,” adds Franzoso. “We redid steps and installed new railings for a Korean War veteran who lost his leg. GAF supplied materials for us to put on a new roof, gutters, and leaders for a Vietnam veteran in Putnam Valley. One recipient veteran was a 30-year-old who lost his right arm in Iraq; we made his home easier to manage and operate with just one arm. We love to get involved and help.”

Going forward, the company looks to see some growth in the roofing portion of the business. “Work and money aren’t everything,” concludes Franzoso, “and we don’t get all of the jobs. But we get our fair share from people who are willing to pay little bit more, for a perfect job with the best materials.”

About Franzoso Contracting, Inc.

Starting in 1980 as a roofing and siding replacement contractor, Franzoso Contracting has grown to include three divisions: the replacement division, Franzoso Contracting; Franzoso Remodeling, for inside work; and Franzoso Energy Solutions, which handles solar and air sealing. A member of the Certified Contractors Network, the company maintains an A rating with the Better Business Bureau.


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