INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive "Roots to Rooftops" product portfolio, announced the 263 firms that earned the 2016 Master Contractor Award. The top-tier companies were selected from a network of more than 3,000 Firestone Building Products Red Shield™ Licensed Roofing Contractors for delivering exemplary installation, quality of work and customer service.
The Master Contractor Program presents three distinct industry honors annually: The Master Contractor Award, Inner Circle of Quality Award and President's Club Award. The program's 2016 winners collectively installed more than 309 million square feet of warranted Firestone Building Products roofing systems on new and reroof projects during 2015.
"Our annual Firestone Building Products Master Contractor Program recognizes top-tier firms for their commitment to excellence and superior workmanship," said Tim Dunn, president of Firestone Building Products. "Ultimately, the winners' attention to detail during all installation phases helps ensure long-term roofing system performance. Master Contractor, Inner Circle of Quality and President's Club award winners represent our best partners in the industry. We are proud of all they have accomplished and look forward to continuing to see them achieve."
The program's 2016 award categories and parameters include:
Master Contractor Award recipients were selected based on the total square footage installed and quality points accumulated for outstanding inspection ratings on systems covered by the Firestone Building Products Red Shield™ Warranty. Those include: RubberGard™ EPDM, UltraPly™ TPO, asphalt and metal roofing systems.
Master Contractors were also eligible to earn points in the sustainability category. The program recognizes Firestone Building Products' SkyScape™ Vegetative Roof System and SunWave™ Daylighting System.
To meet the 2016 award requirements, a contractor had to complete a minimum of eight Red Shield warranted jobs during the 2015 calendar year, be in good financial standing with Firestone Building Products, and have a Preferred Quality Incidence Rating (QIR) that did not exceed three times the average QIR for Red Shield Licensed Roofing Contractors. QIR is determined by the annual number of quality incidents per million square feet of roofing under warranty.
Inner Circle of Quality
Master Contractors were eligible for the Inner Circle of Quality Award by installing a minimum of eight warranted Firestone Building Products roofing systems each in 2014 and 2015; and four roofs per year for each of the prior three years. They were also required to maintain at least 2 million square feet of Firestone Building Products roofs under warranty and achieve an annual Quality Incidence Rating (QIR) of 1.0 or less.
Master Contractors who have accrued the highest number of quality points for superior inspection ratings and total square footage of Firestone Building Products Red Shield warranted roofing system installations completed during the past year earned the distinguished President's Club Award.
This year's Master Contractor, Inner Circle of Quality and President's Club Award presentation was held Feb. 22-25 at the Atlantis, Paradise Island, in Nassau, Bahamas.
Please visit the Firestone Building Products website for a complete listing of Master Contractors.