Wednesday, May 25, 2016


5/25/16 Press Release - Franzoso Contracting Receives GAF’s Prestigious 2015 President’s Club Award

Franzoso Contracting of Croton-on-Hudson, NY, has received GAF’s 2015 President’s Club Award. A GAF Master Elite(R) contractor since 1998, the company has three divisions, handling replacements, interior work, and solar and air sealing.

Croton-on-Hudson, NY – May 25, 2016: Franzoso Contracting, Inc., of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, has received GAF’s most prestigious contractor award: The GAF President’s Club Award. This highly coveted award recognizes Franzoso Contracting as one of the “elite of the elite” residential roofing contractors in the United States.

GAF is North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, and only GAF Master Elite(R) Contractors can compete for its President’s Club Award. To qualify for this award, a contractor must demonstrate an exceptional level of excellence in their business, especially in the areas of Installation Excellence, Consumer Protection, and Installer Training.

Franzoso Contracting has been a GAF Master Elite(R) Contractor since 1998. To become a Master Elite(R) Contractor–a status that less than 2% of roofing contractors nationwide have achieved–a candidate must demonstrate proper licensing and adequate insurance, have a proven reputation and show commitment to ongoing professional training.

“My company is pretty much an open book,” declares Mark Franzoso, president of Franzoso Contracting, “with a stellar name for home remodeling in our area. We’re hired primarily for the name that we have out there, providing excellent service and excellent workmanship. We bring to the job 35 years of experience and winning awards, year after year after year, trying to be at the top of our field.”

The reputation is well deserved. Since 1980, Franzoso Contracting has been a leader in Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland Counties in New York and Fairfield County in Connecticut, providing services in siding, windows, roofing (both new and repairs) and roof cleaning, gutters, doors, and skylights. “We recently ventured into the solar arena,” adds Franzoso. “We are now mastering the solar contractors.”

Communication and great products are the hallmarks of service at the company. “We make our first impression,” states Franzoso, “from the moment the phone gets answered in the office. All parties communicate at all stages, from the sales associate making the presentation to the production department to the installation crew to the onsite foreman.” He continues: “I’ve always prided myself on being an innovator and bringing new product lines to the customers before my competitors do. When GAF establishes new styles and colors, such as the Timberline(R) American Harvest(TM) shingles that we’ve been using for the last six months or so, we utilize that to separate us from other roofers.”

Franzoso Contracting has an enormous commitment to community. “Our customers are hiring a company with strong ties to the area, through a lot of civic organizations,” says Franzoso. The company works with or supports diverse organizations, including: the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce; the Rotarians; The Friends Network, supporting children with special needs; The Support Connection, a women’s breast- and ovarian-cancer support group; and Habitat for Humanity. The company also does a lot of work with veterans. “I’m vice president of the Downstate chapter of Purple Heart Homes,” adds Franzoso. “We redid steps and installed new railings for a Korean War veteran who lost his leg. GAF supplied materials for us to put on a new roof, gutters, and leaders for a Vietnam veteran in Putnam Valley. A recent veteran recipient was a 30-year-old who lost his right arm in Iraq; we made his home easier to manage and operate with just one arm. We love to get involved and help.”

Going forward, the company looks to see some growth in the roofing portion of the business. “Work and money aren’t everything,” concludes Franzoso, “and we don’t get all of the jobs. But we get our fair share from people who are willing to pay little bit more, for the perfect job with the best materials.”