George J. Keller & Sons have had a long relationship with GAF Corp – the largest manufacturer of roofing shingles in the US, with over 3700 employees and over $3B in annual revenues. Earlier in 2020 we were announced as a winner in GAF’s 2019 President’s Club Awards program and we’re working hard to acheive even more with GAF in 2021!
GAF operates an informative and inspirational blog that they call RoofViews. We’ve collected a handful of our favorite posts from the RoofViews blog and present them for you here.
Corporate Social Responsibility at GAF: 2020 Year in Review
George J. Keller & Sons is fully aware of the social responsibility work that GAF does – earlier in 2020 we were happy to participate in their Roofs for Heroes project here in Morris County NJ, installing a new roof for a Morris County healthcare worker!
But that was only one component of GAF’s giving back this year:
GAF concentrates its efforts on communities where it already has a presence—allowing for a more immediate impact. Jeff Terry, vice president of corporate social responsibility & sustainability at GAF, says that two-thirds of the communities GAF serves are considered distressed or at risk of becoming so.
“We try to improve the health of the community; healthy in the way of economic, physical and mental health—it’s all a part of the role that we play as a corporate and civic leader in our communities,” he says. “That’s the vision for where our role as a corporate citizen evolves to improve society.”
While this commitment to social responsibility is anchored in local communities, GAF also aims to have a broad, long-term impact.
“Imagine a world where we can look at every one of our communities and recognize that none of them are distressed or at risk. Imagine a day when every part of waste that comes from our operations never touches a landfill and where we are a carbon-neutral company. That’s the impact we can have on society,” Terry says.
Read the full article here: https://www.gaf.com/blog/in-your-community/corporate-social-responsibility-at-gaf-2020-year-in-review-281474980058131
What Are the Parts of a Residential Roof?
We’ve done our own posts on roofing components over the years but if you really want to understand what goes into a residential roof installation where better to go than to the manufacturers!
When it comes time to talk to a contractor about doing a residential roof repair or replacement, it’s good to know the different parts of a roof and the components of a roofing system.
Read the full article here: https://www.gaf.com/blog/your-home/what-are-the-parts-of-a-residential-roof–281474980000801
A Story of Roofing Success: Erasmo “Mitos” Fuentes
We have our own, amazing roofers and carpenters within our work crews but it’s always great to read about how others have been successful and how they’ve become hugely influential within their community.
When your peers refer to you as The Maestro, you know your career has had an impact. Erasmo ‘Mitos’ Fuentes—a teacher, roofer, business owner, and GAF CARE trainer—leads by example, and he represents all that is possible when you work hard and aim high.
Read the full article here: https://www.gaf.com/blog/in-your-community/a-story-of-roofing-success-erasmo-mitos-fuentes-281474980028977