Annual program honors contractors for excellence in commercial roofing
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 9, 2019) – Firestone Building Products, LLC (FSBP) announced today the list of top contractors who received designation within the Firestone Master Contractor Program. The industry’s longest running program recognizes the most elite commercial roofing contractors in North America and Latin America.
The Master Contractor Program recognizes the top five percent of Firestone Red Shield Licensed Roofing Contractors based on the quality and square footage of installed systems covered by the Red Shield Warranty, including RubberGard™ EPDM, UltraPly™ TPO, asphalt, metal, and Gaco™ waterproofing systems. The program awards distinction within two levels: Master Contractor and Platinum Master Contractor, which honors the top one percent of Firestone Red Shield Licensed roofing contractors. The Master Contractor Awards also include the prestigious Inner Circle of Quality and Best of the Best Awards. FSBP also announced its list of contractors awarded Partner in Quality.
“Each year, we look forward to celebrating our top contractors through the Master Contractor program, who each exemplify our commitment to delivering long-term, reliable solutions,” said Taylor Cole, president of FSBP. “We are honored our partners trust us to provide dependable solutions that set the standard in our industry.”
The Inner Circle of Quality Award (ICQ) was given to 128 Master Contractors based on their company’s Quality Incidence Rating (QIR), which is calculated for Firestone contractors who have installed at least 1 million square feet of Firestone roofs currently under warranty.
2019 marks 11 years of Firestone recognizing Best of the Best contractors. These individuals must meet qualifications including having a 0.0 QIR rating, a five-year tenure as a Master Contractor, status as a five-year recipient of an Inner Circle of Quality Award and currently have at least eight million square feet under warranty. The 23 contractors recognized this year have a cumulative 468 million square feet of Firestone roofs currently under warranty and have amassed 383 ICQ Awards.
Five Firestone contractors were also honored with a Harvey Award, named in honor of Harvey Firestone. The annual Harvey Award embodies the tradition of innovation, superior products and quality service that continue to guide Firestone today. The award includes distinction in Durability, Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Conservation-Sustainability and Architectural Excellence. Each award recognized a contractor and project that best showcased the use of specific products or that met a design need or challenge. This year’s Harvey Award winners are Baker Roofing Company (Durability), J&L Roofing Company (Innovation), Fania Roofing Company (Energy Efficiency), Cano Roofing (Conservation-Sustainability), and All Weather Roof (Architectural Excellence).
FSBP inducted three new members into the Master Contractor Hall of Fame during an event in February. The distinction now encompasses 19 long-standing partners who have been recognized for their exemplary craftsmanship, superior leadership and overall distinguished presence within the commercial construction industry. The 2019 inductees are All Weather Roof, Empire Roofing Corporation and Rosedale Roofing.
“We are proud to recognize these contractors as 2019 Master Contractor Hall of Fame inductees who have earned the distinction of the best contractors in the commercial construction business based on their long history of exemplary work and partnership with Firestone,” said Cole. “They are outstanding examples of our commitment that Nobody Covers You Better.”
The Master Contractor program is now in its 32nd year and this year’s Master Contractor event marked the 28th occasion since it was first held in Indianapolis.
FSBP also announced its annual list of Partner in Quality recipients, awarded to contractors who installed at least eight warranted roofs each year for the past 5 years, maintained 1 million square feet under warranty and achieved a preferred annual QIR.
About Firestone Building Products Company, LLC (www.firestonebpco.com):
Firestone Building Products Company, LLC is a leading manufacturer and supplier of trusted roofing and building envelope solutions. By taking the entire building envelope into consideration, Firestone Building Products meets individual customer and project needs for roofing, wall and lining solutions. Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., the company also offers outstanding technical services, an international network of roofing contractors, distributors and field sales representatives, and exceptional warranty protection. Products include commercial roofing systems, roofing accessories, green roofing systems and daylighting systems, vegetative roofing systems, metal wall panels, insulation, cavity wall construction, pond liners, geomembranes and silicone and acrylic liquid coatings. Firestone Building Products is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, Inc.