National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Bachman’s Roofing Receives GAF’s Prestigious 2014 President’s Club Award
Bachman’s Roofing, Building & Remodeling, Inc., of Wernersville, Pennsylvania, has received GAF’s most prestigious contractor award: The GAF President’s Club Award. This highly coveted award recognizes Bachman’s Roofing, Building & Remodeling 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® Contractors can compete for its President’s Club Award. To qualify for this award, a contractor must demonstrate an exceptional level of excellence in their business, especially in the areas of Installation Excellence, Consumer Protection, and Installer Training.
Bachman’s Roofing, Building & Remodeling has been a GAF Master Elite® Contractor since 2004. To become a Master Elite® Contractor—a status that less than 2% 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.
Some companies have side businesses; others are leaders in environmental action. Bachman’s Roofing is both of those as well as a multi-year recipient of GAF’s President’s Club Award. “When people in Berks County think of roofing, they think of us first,” says Carl Rost, General Manager. “Our name is well-known. We do everything to last. Quality and superior customer service separate us from the competition; when we follow up with customers, they feel like they were involved in a project as part of the family. Add the fact that we also do building and remodeling—that’s a potent combination.”
“Our well-trained personnel are sent to get certified as needed,” states Eric Bachman, President. “Customers notice. From the initial salesperson, to the installers, through the job completion and follow-up calls, the customers recognize our pride in our work. Plus, we give a 20-year workmanship warranty on every new GAF roof we do. Customers often cite that as a reason for choosing us.”
The service at Bachman’s goes far beyond roofs. “A lot of our 70-plus vehicles are newer, so we employ full-time, certified mechanics,” says Rost. “Their job is to maintain our service fleet and roof equipment. A few years ago, we decided to open that portion of the business to the public … and Bachman’s Auto Repair Inc. was born.
Bachman’s recycles an astounding amount of roofing materials. “On the job sites,” states Bachman, “we separate shingles, cardboard, aluminum, steel, vinyl, and trash. When we bring it back, we have people who work full-time just on recycling. In 2014, we recycled 3,221 tons of shingles; that was kept out of the landfills and turned into material for public and private road construction. It’s just good for the environment.” Rost adds: “That’s 95% of our shingle trash. We are committed to continue going green.”
Both Rost and Bachman are enthusiastic about the company’s work with charities and the community. The lengthy list has included Habitat for GAF’s Roofs for Troops program, the Caron Foundation, local efforts like little league sports, and the Susan G. Komen organization. “That last one is very close to our hearts,” explains Rost. “It has closely affected some employees—involving both breast-cancer survivors and those who didn’t.”
The company looks forward to continued growth. “We have future satellite locations planned” concludes Rost. Adds Bachman: “The building and remodeling division has also been taking off. We’re always looking to take things to the next level—and we’re excited about the future.”
About Bachman’s Roofing, Building & Remodeling
A family-owned-and-operated business, Bachman’s focus is on customer service, starting with an excellent product and completing with expert installation. Having earned its reputation for outstanding roofing work, Bachman’s now provides service in other areas of home improvement, including siding, gutters, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, and more.
Founded in 1886, GAF has become 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 for contractors, specifiers, and property owners alike. In 2011, GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles and, in 2012, it introduced the GAF Lifetime Roofing System. For more about GAF, visit http://www.gaf.com
Bachman’s Roofing, Building & Remodeling Inc. awarded Contractor Excellence Award – (2014) CertainTeed Siding Award
Bachman’s Roofing, Building & Remodeling, Inc. is the only residential remodeling contractor in the mid-Atlantic region to receive the Contractor Excellence award in the 2014 CertainTeed Siding Awards. Bachman’s Roofing had top sales in the region last year and has gone the past 5 years without a single service call to CertainTeed.
Bachman’s Roofing, Building & Remodeling, Inc. is a complete home improvement company that has been family owned and operated for over 40 years. Bachman’s Roofing has worked tirelessly to serve their customers in Reading, Pennsylvania and its surrounding areas. Bachman’s Roofing’s pursuit of excellence and customer-focused approach has established them as the premier contractor to both residential and commercial customers. Bachman’s Roofing takes pride in their exceptional craftsmanship and use of quality products, like CertainTeed Siding.
The Award of Excellence salutes CertainTeed Siding’s best customers, builders, contractors and remodelers who create outstanding projects using CertainTeed products. This program acknowledges those who demonstrate creativity, craftsmanship and business professionalism.
Bachman’s visits historic Charleston, S.C.
Eric Bachman (Owner/President of Bachman’s Roofing, Building & Remodeling, Inc.) along with Pete Niven (Vice President), Carl Rost (General Manager) and Greg McNulty (Sales Manager) and their wives (including Kristen Bachman, Corporate Secretary and Sheri Niven, Asst. Administration Manager/Marketing Manager); spent the weekend enjoying the sights and sounds of beautiful historic Charleston, S.C..
The group ventured to Charleston for the GAF Residential Steep Slope conference. The conference was packed with first-rate speakers and informative contractor sharing sessions that helped the team revisit things they already knew, as well as gain additional knowledge in the excellence of GAF products, and related items.
There is so much to do in Charleston, from seeing Fort Moultrie, to the City Market, to the award winning Home Team restaurant, to Rainbow Row homes and more. If you haven’t been to Charleston, add it to your list. The people of Charleston were so kind, and the food was outstanding.
While at the conference, the group had the privilege of joining the dinner event for GAF’s Presidents Club. At the dinner Bachman’s Roofing, Building & Remodeling, Inc. won their first President’s Club award. Only forty-five contractor’s nationwide hold this title!
It was a fun-filled, educational conference and getaway. Thanks GAF, Wild Dunes resort and Charleston!
Sheri Niven, Asst. Administration Manager
GAF Presidents Club Award!
April 4th, 2014
Bachman’s Roofing has recently earned the highest honor in GAF standards, winning the prestigious 2013 President’s Club Award!
GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, developed the Presidents Club Award for Master Elite contractors who excelled in workmanship, service and responsiveness. Bachman’s Roofing has been recognized for the following: their long-standing support in GAF products, their success in offering homeowners peace-of-mind in GAF warranties and their attention to detail in all GAF roofing systems.
Bachman’s Roofing has been a GAF Master Elite contractor since 2008. These contractors represent only 3% of all roofing contractors nationally, so the President’s Club Award truly represents “the best of the best”!
Click on the President’s Club logo above to learn more about Bachman’s Roofing’s Master Elite status!
May 20th, 2013
After just ONE WEEK with Dataforma, Bachman’s Roofing, Building & Remodeling is off and running! With hundreds of Project now in the system, they are really starting to utilize the system. Heck, they have been creating Projects and Work Orders since even before live training! Dataforma is very user friendly and what friendly users we have!!
Sheri Niven is leading the implementation at Bachman’s, she’s very organized and her pre-live training preparation is second to none. On the first day of live training, the office was perfectly arranged for live training for the staff in multiple groups. This included keeping the staff and Dataforma trainer filled with doughnuts, cookies, coffee and more! Did we say thank you? What a training treat!
The office staff will enter all leads into Dataforma and the sales team will create proposals in Dataforma. This is important to Bachman’s to standardize the proposal format and help with quickly generating proposals for a vast array of work. Bachman’s does more than just residential and commercial roofing, they also do remodeling and all types of general construction for their clients. It’s one stop shopping when using Bachman’s…..and Dataforma! Thanks Bachman’s, for trusting all your different services to Dataforma!