Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, recently honored 262 contractors throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., during the 2011 Master Contractor Award ceremony. Established in 1988, the Master Contractor program recognizes reputable roofing firms for upholding Firestone’s high standards.

INDIANAPOLIS – Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, recently honored 262 contractors throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., during the 2011 Master Contractor Award ceremony. Established in 1988, the Master Contractor program recognizes reputable roofing firms for upholding Firestone’s high standards.

This year, Firestone also acknowledges 33 esteemed firms as winners of the President’s Club Award, 32 as Platinum Council Award winners and 177 as recipients of the Inner Circle of Quality Award. Through a combination of new construction and reroof applications, the 2011 Master Contractors have collectively installed nearly 201 million square feet of warranted Firestone roofing systems in the last year.

“Firestone congratulates the 2011 Master Contractors for consistently completing jobs with superior craftsmanship and professionalism,” said Ken Weaver, president of Firestone Building Products. “Commercial roofing contractors who attain this accolade truly are firms that demonstrate superior drive and outstanding skill and should be a building owner’s first point of contact when considering a new commercial roofing project.”

Firestone presents four distinct industry awards to this distinguished group of contractors based on their high criterion of quality workmanship and installation excellence:

Master Contractor Award

The Master Contractor Award recognizes outstanding Firestone licensed contractors for the total square footage of quality roofing systems installed and Quality Points accumulated for receiving exceptional inspection ratings on Firestone Red Shield™ warranted RubberGard™ EPDM, UltraPly™ TPO, UNA-CLAD™ metal and asphalt-based roofing system installations.

Inner Circle of Quality Award

Contractors qualify for the Inner Circle of Quality award by achieving 2011 Master Contractor status, installing a minimum of four warranted Firestone roofs in each of the last five years, maintaining at least 2 million square feet of Firestone roofs under warranty and achieving an annual Quality Incidence Rating (QIR) of 2.0 or less. The Firestone QIR measures each contractor’s quality performance based on warranty repair incidences per million square feet under warranty.

President's Club Award

The President’s Club Award is given to Master Contractors that accrued the highest number of Quality Points for exceptional inspection ratings and total square footage of Firestone Red Shield® warranted roofing system installations completed over the past year.

Platinum Council

The premiere Platinum Council Award recognizes the best-of-the-best – the top Master Contractors that earn the highest number of Quality Points for exceptional inspection ratings and total square footage of Firestone Red Shield® warranted roofing system installations over a combined two-year period – 2009 and 2010. Platinum Council contractors consistently have a proven track record of completing jobs with excellent skill and professionalism. For more information, visit www.firestonebpco.com.