Options grow for GAF contractors
GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, has added so far in 2015 four additional relationships to its Certified Contractor Program.
The program is designed to help contractors run their business easier.
“A critically important part of our CCP offering is our vendor-partner relationships. Helping our contractors create more leads, grow their sales, and build their business capabilities is another way we can assist them,” said Jim Slauson, VP of GAF’s Certification Program and Services. “We are pleased to be adding these new vendors to our “Tools 4 Success” vendor portfolio to further assist our CCP contractors.”
The company outlined the additions in a recent announcement:
• Roofer’s Choice Insurance is a roofing-specific insurance agency based out of Texas that offers insurance coverage in all 50 states. Its mission is to provide coverage that will protect businesses in the event of a loss. Offerings include General Liability, Workers Compensation, a full range of employee benefits, a human resources department, a payroll service, and more.
• Enrolling in the Contractor's Financial Services accelerated payment program provides accelerated (usually within 24 hours) and predictable A/R cash flow, generates immediate working capital to bid more jobs without incurring debt, and makes the contractor's invoicing and accounts receivable management simpler, more professional, and less costly, GAF said.
• JumpHawk builds a top-ranking lead-generation website in contractors’ key markets. The company’s HawkSite technology has been tested with GAF Master Elite Contractors with “incredible results,” according to GAF.
• Admirals Bank is a federally chartered financial institution operating in all 50 states. The bank has a history of uncovering niche markets and has pioneered lending in the residential solar market.
Keeping employees happy in Chicago
For the third consecutive year, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores has been recognized as one of "Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" by the National Association for Business Resources.
The list highlights companies that deliver and uphold exceptional practices in human resources, and recognizes leaders in workplace satisfaction and employee enrichment.
Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based SHOS, according to the announcement, has proven to be a leader – excelling in multiple categories and solidifying it's standing as one of the best companies to work for in the Chicagoland area.
"We recognize the great role employee satisfaction plays in the overall success of our company and are proud to be recognized for such a prestigious award three years in a row. This confirms that our efforts to make Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores a great place to work are effective," said Will Powell, president and CEO of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, which is based in Hoffman Estates. "We strive to be a valued member of each society in which we serve, and that starts from within our organization."