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SAN PEDRO, CA, August 06, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- GAF and Chandler's Roofing, Inc. are partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles to provide roofing materials and professional installation for two local Habitat homes in Lawndale, California. The installation and materials donations are part of a national partnership between GAF and Habitat for Humanity, to match roofing materials donations from GAF with installation services donated by GAF Master Elite and Certified Contractors in communities across the United States.
"Our National partnership with GAF will support Habitat for Humanity's mission to eliminate poverty housing across the country and we are excited that Chandler's Roofing has made the decision to partner with us on a local level," said HFH GLA President and CEO, Erin Rank. "We look forward to partnering with Chandler's Roofing and GAF to complete the roofing on the two homes currently under construction in Lawndale, CA, as well as helping Habitat for Humanity to serve more families throughout our service area."
Chandler's Roofing, Inc. is one of more than four thousand GAF Master Elite and Certified Contractors who are eligible to participate in the partnership. The installed roofs will carry GAF's System Plus ltd. warranty.
"We are thrilled not only to be able to offer this contribution to an organization creating affordable housing, but also to have the ability to reinforce the efforts of our Master Elite and Certified Contractors as they strive to support the communities in which they live and work," stated Jim Slauson, vice president of Certified Program and Services at GAF.
"Chandler's Roofing, Inc. is honored to have this chance to work in partnership with Habitat and to give back to our neighbors in Lawndale, California," said Chandler's Roofing CEO, Brian Hicks. "We have a great sense of pride in knowing our work is part of a solution that creates affordable housing for families in our area."
Construction on the houses is in progress and expected to be completed by winter of 2011. Roof installation will begin August 6, 2011.
About Chandler's Roofing, Inc.
Originally established in 1942, Chandler's Roofing, Inc. has been recognized as the premier Southern
California roofing contractor. With a long history in quality craftsmanship and certified as a GAF Master Elite contractor, Chandler's Roofing is skilled in multiple residential, commercial and industrial new and re-roof applications and provides complete roofing, solar, rain gutter and sheet metal solutions to its clients. For more information about Chandler's Roofing, Inc., visit www.chandlersroofing.com.
About GAF Materials Corporation
Now proudly celebrating its 125th year in the industry, GAF Materials Corporation has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, with sales of nearly $3 billion annually. The company's products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and low-slope roofing systems, as well as composite decking, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by a commitment to provide property owners and specifiers with the best and safest choice in roofing and by helping supportive contractors and distributors to build their businesses and avoid hassles.
With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed Advanced Protection shingle technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance, while reducing the use of scarce natural resources.
The Company also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 professionals. CARE's mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel. For more information about GAF, visit www.gaf.com.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) strives to eliminate substandard housing through advocacy, education and partnership with families and individuals in need to build simple, sustainable and affordable housing. Since 1990, HFH GLA has built and renovated more than 700 homes locally and worldwide, transforming the lives of hundreds of individuals. HFH GLA is a GuideStar Valued Partner. For more information, please visit www.habitatla.org or call 310-323-4663. Visit our blog at buildingagreaterla.blogspot.com.
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