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Tecta America Roofer Of The Year

Tecta America CS of Amarillo, Texas, has received the most prestigious contractor award GAF has to offer: The GAF President’s Club Award. This highly coveted award recognizes Tecta America CS as one of the “elite of the elite” among commercial roofing contractors in the United States.

GAF is North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, and only GAF Master Select(TM) Contractors can compete for its commercial President’s Club Award. To qualify for this award, a commercial roofing contractor must demonstrate an exceptional level of excellence in their business, especially in the areas of Installation Excellence, Property Owner Protection, and Installer Training.

Tecta America CS has been a GAF Master Select(TM) Contractor since 2002. To become a Master Select(TM) Contractor–a status that less than 1% 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.

Amarillo, Texas, is home to a roofing company that’s been in business for more than 70 years yet is still modern and up to date. “Founded in 1943 and located in Amarillo since the 1960s, we’ve slowly grown into the premier commercial roofing contractor here,” states operating unit president Tracy Honea. “Our personnel are properly trained in construction safety and updated with the newest roofing practices. Additionally, we invest in the newest equipment so that we’re using the latest and safest equipment and trucks.”

A roofing company with that kind of longevity knows how to get things done the right way. “Our professionalism makes us stand out,” explains Honea. “Unlike typical roofing contractors, we’re easily identified by our professional appearance. When we arrive at a project, we have the experience and knowledge to meet customers’ needs and expectations.”

Old-fashioned customer service is part of the recipe for success, according to Honea. “We always want to manage and meet the customer’s expectations. Roofing is a tough, dirty, messy job, but we visit with owners to explain how the project will proceed and what they can expect during the process. We determine what’s important to the customers–particularly if they have critical items that require special attention–and ensure we achieve the desired outcome. We tailor the job to meet the customer’s needs.”

“A great materials manufacturer like GAF and our excellent sales rep and local distributors make for a great team,” continues Honea. “We all contribute to getting that roof installed.”

In recent years, the company has devoted an increasing amount of resources to a service division. “We have two dedicated full-time crews that perform small repairs and maintenance,” says Honea. “They investigate, search, and repair reported leaks and provide visual inspection of current roof conditions. These crews can be a vital asset to any building owner or facility manager by providing timely leak response, quality repairs, and an overview of the current general roof condition.”

The future looks good, concludes Honea. “We have a strong backlog, so there should be another wonderful and successful year ahead of us. We’ll maintain focus on the quality of our work and keeping our customers satisfied, and we’ll continue to improve and reinvest in our company. It says a lot that about 80% of our business is from repeat customers. We are the contractor that everyone–owners, architects, facility managers, general contractors–looks to for roofing guidance, expertise, and solutions. Our customers have learned that they can count on us to bring projects to completion with the results they expect and deserve.”