Firestone Building Products Announces 2014 Master Contractor Program Winners
Annual Awards Recognize Firms for Excellence in Commercial and Industrial Roofing Installations
Indianapolis, IN – Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive “Roots to Rooftops” portfolio of products, has announced 251 firms across the country as recipients of 2014 Master Contractor Awards. From within the network of more than 3,000 Firestone Building Products Red Shield™ Licensed Roofing Contractors, these top firms, notes Firestone, "have demonstrated excellence in the areas of installation, quality of work and customer service." Collectively, the winners installed more than 235 million square feet of warranted Firestone Building Products roofing systems on new and reroof projects in 2013.
The Master Contractor Program annually presents three distinct industry awards:
Master Contractor Award
The Master Contractor Award recognizes top Firestone Building Products licensed contractors on the basis of total square footage installed and quality points accumulated for outstanding inspection ratings on roofing installations completed in 2013 covered by the Red Shield™ Warranty, including: RubberGard™ EPDM, UltraPly™ TPO, asphalt and metal roofing systems.
Firestone Building Products also added two categories this year. The first for sustainability, which awards points for including Firestone Building Products SkyScape™ Vegetative Roof System, PLATINUM PV™ Program or SunWave™ Daylighting System. The second category for underlayments, which awards points when warranted projects include V-Force™ Vapor Barrier Membrane, CLAD-GARD™ Underlayment or BASEGARD™ SA Base Sheet.
A contractor must complete a minimum of four Red Shield warranted jobs annually. To qualify, Master Contractors also must have a Preferred Quality Incidence Rating (QIR) that does not exceed three times the average QIR for Red Shield Contractors. QIR is determined by the annual number of quality incidents per million square feet of roofing under warranty.
Inner Circle of Quality Award
Master Contractors are eligible for the Inner Circle of Quality Award by installing a minimum of four warranted Firestone Building Products roofing systems in each of the last five years, maintaining at least two million square feet of Firestone Building Products roofs under warranty and achieving an annual QIR of 2.0 or less.
President’s Club Award
Master Contractors who have accrued the highest number of quality points for superior inspection ratings and total square footage of Firestone Building Products Red Shield warranted roofing system installations completed over the past year earn the distinguished President’s Club Award.
“At Firestone Building Products, we are dedicated to optimizing the roof and building envelope to achieve maximum facility performance. The annual Master Contractor Program recognizes top-tier firms for their high-quality workmanship and long-term roofing system performance,” said Tim Dunn, president of Firestone Building Products. “Master Contractor, Inner Circle of Quality and President’s Club honorees are our best partners in the industry because of their commitment to building excellence.”
This year’s Master Contractor, Inner Circle of Quality and President’s Club Award presentation will be held Feb. 9 – 12, 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ.
A complete listing of Master Contractors can be found on the Firestone Building Products website. To view it, click here.
About Firestone Building Products Company, LLC
Firestone Building Products Company, LLC is a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive “Roots to Rooftops” portfolio of products for commercial building performance solutions. By taking the entire building envelope into consideration, Firestone Building Products meets individual customer and project needs for roofing, wall, landscape and lining solutions. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., the company also offers outstanding technical services, an international network of roofing contractors, distributors and field sales representatives, and superior warranty protection. Products include: commercial roofing systems, roofing accessories, green roofing systems, photovoltaic and daylighting systems, vegetative roofing systems, metal wall panels, insulation, cavity wall construction, pond liners and geomembranes. To learn more, visit www.firestonebpco.com.