TROY, Mich. — Roofing Contractor magazine has announced the winners of its Residential and Commercial 2011 Roofing Contractor of the Year awards. The companies are profiled in the magazine’s November issue and online at

In the residential category, this year’s winner is Chandler’s Roofing in San Pedro, Calif., owned by Brian Hicks. “It is a true honor to have our company and team recognized for the great work and service Chandler’s Roofing provides each and every day,” Hicks said. “It is not often that you get the chance to be recognized within your industry, or by your peers. This truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity and an award we’ll wear proudly.”

In the commercial category, the winner is Riddiford Roofing, headquartered in Arlington Heights, Ill. The company’s president and CEO, George Riddiford, said, “The Chicago Area Roofing Contractors are the finest in the country. To be selected among our peers is truly an honor.”

The annual award celebrates roof-contracting firms that employ industry best practices, provide a safe and challenging work atmosphere for employees, and excel at quality workmanship and customer service.

“Congratulations to this year’s winners,” said Roofing Contractor Publisher Jill Bloom. “Roofing Contractor’s motto for the award is ‘We’re not looking for the biggest contractors out there — we’re looking for the best.’ And we’re proud to honor these companies, which exemplify the utmost in professionalism. They are a credit to the roofing industry.”

For the complete story on the Residential Winner, Chandler’s Roofing, click here.

For the complete profile on the Commercial Winner, Riddiford Roofing, click here.