Firestone Building Products recognizes Waukegan Roofing for promoting the best in roofing system quality in 2012 by awarding them the Partner in Quality Award. This award is based on the total number of warrantable incidents reported on Firestone installed roofs divided by the total number of square feet of Firestone roofs warranted (QIR). Waukegan Roofing won this award by meeting or exceeding the following criteria: having installed at least 4 warranted Firestone roofs; having maintained at least one million square feet of warranted Firestone roofs; and having received an annual QIR of 2.0 or less. Congratulations on another exceptional year at the top of your field Waukegan Roofing!
ASA Chicago awards Waukegan Roofing their 2012 Safety Award for their continuing efforts to maintain an exemplary safety program. This award from the Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates (ASA) recognizes those businesses in the Chicago area that excel in their craft. This marks the fourth time Waukegan Roofing has won this award. Congratulations team!
Waukegan Roofing is proud to accept the GAF Master Select Training Excellence Award for 2012. This is the fourth time Waukegan Roofing has won this award. This coveted industry award recognizes Waukegan Roofing’s dedication to continuous education and training through the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence (CARD), in an effort to help consumers better understand their roofing options and make educated roofing decisions. Only 1% of the roofing contractors in the country have earned the GAF Master Select status, and of this elite group, Waukegan Roofing stands out as one of the best. Congratulations Waukegan Roofing!
GAF is proud to award Waukegan Roofing the 2012 Master Elite Training Excellence and Consumer Protection Excellence Awards. Of all the Residential Roofing Contractors in the country, only 3% are awarded GAF Master Elite status. Of those 3%, only a handful of contractors are awarded Excellence Awards each year, truly marking Waukegan Roofing as one of the best in their industry. This is the fifth time Waukegan Roofing has won the Training Excellence Award, and the third time they have won the Consumer Protection Excellence Award. This achievement proves that Waukegan Roofing truly is the best of the best and that they are committed to quality, service and training. Congratulations team!
Consumer Protection Excellence Award
Training Excellence Award
Waukegan Roofing is proud to have received the 2011 GAF Master Elite Consumer Protection and Training Excellence Awards for Excellence is Residential Roofing. This prestigious honor marks the fourth time Waukegan Roofing has been awarded the Training Excellence Award and their second time winning the Consumer Protection Excellence Award. Congratulations on a job well done!
Gold Medal Safety Award
Waukegan Roofing is honored to accept the CRCA Gold Medal Safety Award for their strong commitment and dedication to providing a safe work environment and job site for 2012. This award notes the strong safety record Waukegan Roofing maintains with OSHA and within the industry, as well as their commitment to promoting safety awareness and practices within the roofing industry. Congratulations Waukegan Roofing!
Angie's List Super Service Award
Waukegan Roofing receives the 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award. This award is nominated by Angie’s List members and is won by a handful of service providers in the Roofing category. The criteria for winning this award are overall customer satisfaction, excellence in their craft and a commitment to putting the customer first. This marks the fourth time Waukegan Roofing has won this prestigious award. Nice work team!
Midwest Roofing Contractors Association - Press Release
The Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA) announces its 2013 Directors. Among those named is Phil Diederich of the Waukegan Roofing Residential Division. Congratulations Phil!
This December, Waukegan Roofing was proud to be asked to provide the roof for the original Ulysses S. Grant home in Galena, IL. This unique project was both a challenge and pleasure to work on. Preserving our nation's history is something we all must be conscious of, and Waukegan Roofing is proud to have been a part of such a wonderful project. Congratulations! - Helping preserve history
Congratulations to Waukegan Roofing for being recognized by the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau as being an Approved Installer. There are only five such installers in the greater Chicago area! Only Approved Installers are able to offer the Manufacturer's Lifetime Limited Warranty administered by the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau on behalf of its manufacturing members.
In the May issue of Professional Roofing Magazine, Phil Diederich, Residential Operations Manager and recent NRCA FEI graudate, was featured in the publication's Who's Who section. Congratulations Phil on this honor!
Waukegan Roofing is proud to recognize Phil Diederich on his graduation from the NRCA's Future Executives Institute (FEI). The NRCA's FEI is a three-year educational program designed to develop the management and leadership skills of future and current roofing company leaders. This elite program had a graduating class consisting of only 30 professionals in the roofing industry, and only three graduates who currently work in Illinois. We are very proud of the accomplishment! This is an impressive feat! Congratulations Phil!
Professional Roofing-FEI Graduates
Waukegan Roofing 2011 Gives Back project
Chicago Tribune, March 31, 2011, Disabled Vet on Threshold of Getting A Donated Home
This year, Waukegan Roofing is proud to be working with Plote Homes, ABC Supply, Sheet Metal Supply and a host of other companies as they build a house from the ground up for this worthy disabled veteran.
Please check out this exciting and impressive project. We are thrilled to be able to work with this team on such a wonderful project.
Firestone Building Products is honored to recognize Waukegan Roofing Co., Inc. with the 2010 Firestone Master Contractor Award, and achievement that sets the standard for commercial roofing installation excellence. The Master Contractor Program, one of the most prestigious achievements in the industry, celebrates an exceptional network of roofing contractors for their dedication to quality and customer service. Master Contractor status is annually awarded by Firestone based on total square footage installed and Quality Points accumulated for exceptional inspection ratings on Firestone Red Shield™ warranted RubberGard™ EPDM, UltraPly™ TPO, UNA-CLAD™ metal and asphalt roofing system installations completed in 2009.
Northern Illinois Real Estate Magazine – We Know, Right Now It’s All About Saving Benjamins Right?
Solutions Magazine, Spring 2010 – Waukegan Roofing’s Magazine, Issue 2
2010 Chicago Home Improvement Magazine
"GAF recognizes Waukegan Roofing Co., Inc. with their 2010 Master Select Commercial Excellence Award. This is the third time Waukegan Roofing has been recognized nationally by GAF for their excellence in the commercial roofing field. Congratulations to all who had a hand in this award!"
Northern Illinois Real Estate Magazine – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Roof Maintenance
The entire sales staff of Waukegan Roofing attends the GAF Wealth Builder series of seminars held in Chicago. These were held over a period of two days and focused on how to be the best in their field.
GAF is proud to recognize and award Waukegan Roofing Co., Inc. the 2009 Master Elite (residential) Training Excellence, Consumer Protection Excellence and Installation Excellence Awards, as well as the Master Select (commercial) Training Excellence Award. They are the only contractor in the entire GAF Certified Contractors Program nationwide to be awarded FOUR Excellence Awards in one year. Congratulations to all in the Waukegan Roofing organization!
Waukegan Roofing holds its annual Safety Meeting. This required course fulfilled the OSHA 10-hour Safety Course requirement for Roofing Contractors for more than 80% of our staff! Our ongoing commitment to our men, their families and our customers to provide a safe workplace environment is one of the cornerstones of our company. We truly believe we are your best and safest choice for all your roofing needs.
October 2009 Chicago Home Improvement Magazine
PRESS RELEASE: WAUCONDA, IL - BRADCO GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
PRESS RELEASE: WAUCONDA, IL 60084
Bradco “Gives Back” to the Community
Amidst the current backdrop of economic struggles, corporate cutbacks, and diminished charitable contributions, a local Wauconda company is breaking the mold by sponsoring its third annual “Give Back to the Community” program. Bradco, located at 405 S. Barrington Road in Wauconda, is a distributor of residential and commercial building materials. They are collaborating with Waukegan Roofing Company to supply and install a new roof to long-time Wauconda senior residents Chuck and Rosemary Manahan. The action will take place on Saturday, October 17 at 7:00 am at 1012 Grant Place, Wauconda, Illinois with a crew of approximately 30 volunteers tearing off the old roof and installing a new one plus gutters. They plan to done by 10:00 am!
The process began several weeks ago with Bradco Branch Manager, Kevin Koch and his Sales Representative, Scott Covelli determining that despite the drop in new construction, Bradco’s continued success warranted a repeat of the “Give Back” program they initiated two years ago. Bradco would supply the required roofing materials, and coordinate the installation with one of their roofing customers. Scott immediately contacted Phil Diederich, the Residential Production Manager for Waukegan Roofing, who supplied the labor for last year’s project in Waukegan. Phil and his staff were excited to return and donate their time and installation expertise to a deserving senior family.
Scott then contacted Dan Quick, Wauconda’s Village Administrator, to obtain a list of potential recipients in need of a new roof and with a limited income. Scott and Phil evaluated the condition of the submitted roofs along with the financial abilities of the residents. When the Manahan’s were notified that they had been selected to receive a new roof, they were shocked and extremely grateful to all those involved in the process. Phil measured the roof and Dave Lewis, Bradco’s Certainteed shingle representative, agreed to donate the 30-year warranty shingles required to complete the project.
Scott and Phil continued to utilize their connections to obtain free gutters from Sock Woodruff at RainTrade located in Lake Bluff, and a free dumpster and recycling of the old shingles from Excel Disposal Services and Green 46 Recycling. Scott was not surprised that his business partners were eager to donate. “Everyone wanted to pitch-in to the cause,” he said. Phil stated, “Our employees are given the choice of donating their time to the project or being paid. So far everyone wants to volunteer their time.”
The Village of Wauconda is very proud to have Bradco as part of their business community. The Economic Development Department reported that Bradco was a welcomed addition when they relocated to Wauconda earlier this year. They immediately joined the Wauconda Chamber of Commerce and are already showing their commitment to giving back to the community. In addition, their ability to generate sales tax revenues is definitely a financial asset to the Village. Bradco hopes to supply a new roof to all communities in Lake County in the years to come.
For more information contact:
Bradco: Scott Covelli 847-487-7810
Waukegan Roofing: Phil Diederich 847-623-1625
Homeowner: Chuck Manahan 847-526-6739
Submitted by Debra Ogorzaly
Economic Development Coordinator, Village of Wauconda
Photo: Waukegan Roofing volunteers at last year’s event
The Lake County Contractors Association awards Waukegan Roofing Co., Inc. the 2009 Subcontractor of the Year Award. This Award is nominated and voted on by General Contractors for commercial roofing. To be recognized by their peers as the leaders in the industry is an amazing achievement.
Waukegan Roofing Co., Inc. holds our company-wide safety meeting in Countryside, IL. This required course completed the required OSHA 10-hour Construction Safety Class for 30% of our staff, while it completed the exceptionally notable OSHA 30-hour Construction Safety Class for the remaining 70% of our staff! Waukegan Roofing is one of a few select roofing contractors to have more than half of our staff designated with this higher level of safety training, demonstrating to our men, their families and our customers our ongoing commitment to safety. We truly believe we are your best and safest choice for your roofing needs!
Northern Illinois Real Estate Magazine - To Maintain or Not To Maintain?
Waukegan Roofing Co., Inc. is proud to congratulate Clayton Fritch and Phillip Diederich on their completing the Haag Engineering Certified Residential Roof Inspector certification course. Waukegan Roofing Co., Inc. is one of only two roofing contractors in Northern Illinois to have Certified Residential Roof Inspectors on their staff. All three successfully passed the certification course held in Minneapolis, Minnesota this February. As a Haag Certified Roofing Inspector (HCRI), these gentlemen will help inspectors provide quick and accurate damage evaluation and correct estimates according to scientifically based damage assessment techniques. Congratulations gentlemen!
Northern Illinois Real Estate Magazine – It's Not Easy Being Green . . . Or Is it?
Solutions Magazine, Fall 2008 – Waukegan Roofing’s Magazine, Issue 1
Clayton Fritch and Phillip Diederich complete the Installer Certification Program through the Tile Roofing Institute, adding one more important credential to their impressive list of ongoing education in their craft. The Residential Roofing Department at Waukegan Roofing is one of the best in the nation in being at the top of their craft. Their commitment to being at the forefront of residential roof applications is a testament to this fact.
» September 8, 2007«
Local business steps up to help resident in need -- By TARA MAY | Staff Writer
Longtime Mundelein resident Shirley Werba was already worried about how she was going to pay to fix her leaky roof.
And then her basement flooded.
"There was no way I could afford to fix both," said Werba, who has lived in Mundelein since 1954. "I just kept thinking, maybe next year I can do it." Then Werba received a phone call.
A Mundelein company, Bradco Supply, was looking to give back to the community and offered to supply Werba with the materials to fix her roof for free.
"It was just like the Lord answered my prayers," said Werba, whose husband died 23 years ago. "It was out of the blue. I was just numb. I couldn¹t believe the company would do something like this." Scott Covelli, an outside salesperson for Bradco, said they enjoyed record-breaking sales last year, and wanted to say thanks to the community. He got in touch with the Mundelein Police Department, who gave him Werba¹s name as an outstanding community member who needed help.
Covelli said he was standing with a colleague, Bruce Diederich, the owner of Waukegan Roofing, when Police Chief Raymond Rose called him with Werba¹s name.
Immediately, Diederich offered his company¹s assistance with free labor.
"The timing of that was amazing," Covelli said. "And it was so cool how everyone wanted to pull together and help out." Werba said she was so excited at the prospect, she was too scared to tell anyone about it, thinking the offer might fall through. "You never know," she said. "Sometimes things fall through." But on Saturday, it actually happened. More than 30 people from Waukegan Roofing and several more from Bradco worked together and fixed Werba¹s roof in less than four hours. They also made plans to repair her kitchen window with a new window donated by Simonton Windows. "Wouldn¹t it be a wonderful world if all the companies did something like this?" Werba said. "It was just so kind and generous. I don¹t know how many hands I was shaking all day long. I¹m just so thankful." Covelli said it was an amazing experience, especially to be able to do something for someone so grateful.
"She was crying," he said. "And we were all touched. I¹m just happy to be in a place where I can help."
The Company Mission
Waukegan Roofing Co., Inc. is a commercial, industrial and residential roofing contractor committed to installing quality roofing systems that will provide our customers with years of problem free protection. Our purpose is to provide and install quality roofing systems that reflect the integrity of the company and the people we employ in a manner that is safe and efficient.
Values and Guiding Principles
Waukegan Roofing Co., Inc. is guided by the following principles:
|We recognize that our customers are the key component to our success, placing their confidence and trust in us
||Installing quality roofing systems that our customers can rely on safely, on-time and with minimal disruption
||Ensuring that our employees stay focused on their commitment to install the quality roofing systems that our customers and the company rely on
||Providing a reasonable financial return on our capital investment
|Providing our employees with company-wide training in personal and team safety to ensure a healthy workplace environment
||Encouraging and providing continuing education in products, application techniques and roofing systems to promote excellence in our craft
|Providing the opportunity for each employee to realize their goals and dreams to improve their lives to the greatest extent possible in order to raise their quality of their life