TOLEDO, OHIO — Owens Corning has been helping Carlos Cortez win with his customers since he started his own contracting business more than 30 years ago. Recently, his success with the brand reached new heights when he was named the grand prize winner of the Owens Corning Roofing TripleWIN Contractor Sweepstakes.

On Nov. 28, Cortez received a $20,000 check presented by Owens Corning Area Sales Manager Amber Burris and the company’s iconic mascot, the Pink Panther™. He shares the prize with his wife and daughters who work alongside him at Cortez Roofing, Inc., in San Antonio, Texas.

“I’m a die-hard Owens Corning fan. It’s basically the only brand we’ll use,” said Cortez. “The quality is proven year after year. I’m very pleased with the product and thrilled to win the contest.”

Designed to increase preference for Owens Corning™ TruDefinition® Duration® Series Shingles with patented SureNail® Technology, the TripleWIN Sweepstakes drew more than 5,000 entries. “The TripleWIN Sweepstakes truly reinforced Owens Corning’s commitment to helping professional roofing contractors build their businesses,” said Matt Lawver, contractor services leader for Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt. “It was an ideal opportunity for us to reach a wide audience of contractors and provide them with the chance to interact with Owens Corning Roofing products – so that they could experience the clear benefits of excellent durability, aesthetics and performance.”

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