GAF and Kidd Roofing provide roofing materials and installation for two Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County houses
Georgetown, TX, August 31, 2011 — GAF and Kidd Roofing are partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County to provide roofing materials and professional installation for a local Habitat house. The installation and materials donations are part of a national partnership between GAF and Habitat for Humanity, to match roofing materials donations from GAF with installation services donated by GAF Master Elite® and Certified ™ Contractors in communities across the United States.
“We are very excited to partner with GAF and Kidd Roofing as we make the dream of homeownership a reality for two more families in Williamson County,” said Debbie Hoffman, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County.
Kidd Roofing is one of more than four thousand GAF Master Elite® and Certified™ Contractors who are eligible to participate in the partnership. The installed roofs will carry GAF’s System Plus ltd. warranty.
“We are thrilled not only to be able to offer this contribution to an organization creating affordable housing , but also to be able to reinforce the efforts of our Master Elite® and Certified™ Contractors as they strive to support the communities in which they live and work,” stated Jim Slauson, vice president of Certified Program and Services at GAF.
“We are so pleased to have this chance to work in partnership with Habitat to give back to our neighbors in Williamson County said Chris Lowe, Vice-President of Kidd Roofing]. “We have a great sense of pride in knowing our work is part of a solution that creates affordable housing with families in our area.”
Construction on the first house, in Georgetown, began in August and the second house, in Round Rock, is expected to begin in October and both will be completed by the end of the year. Roof installation will begin in September and November, respectively.
About Kidd Roofing
Kidd Roofing is a GAF Master Elite® contractor serving Central Texas. The company has been in business since 1982 and has grown into a Top 100 U.S. Roofing Contractor. Kidd Roofing has not only installed thousands of residential roofs over the years, but also has roofed several high profile projects throughout Austin such as Austin City Hall, DKR Memorial Stadium and The Long Center. The company is a GAF Green Certified Roofing Contractor and recently started a solar division called Kidd Solar.
Now proudly celebrating its 125th year in the industry, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, with sales of nearly $3 billion annually. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and low-slope roofing systems, as well as composite decking, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by a commitment to provide property owners and specifiers with the best and safest choice in roofing and by helping supportive contractors and distributors to build their businesses and avoid hassles.
With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed Advanced Protection shingle technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance, while reducing the use of scarce natural resources.
The Company also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel. For more information about GAF, visit www.gaf.com.
About Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County
Founded in 1999, Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County (HFHWC) is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. By partnering with families in need, along with community volunteers and donors, HFHWC builds affordable ownership homes for very low-income families in Williamson County – offering them a hand up, not a handout.
In 12 years, the organization has worked with more than 10,000 volunteers and community donors to empower 47 families to become homeowners. Families who are selected for a Habitat home invest a lot of effort into achieving this dream, including 300-500 hours of “sweat equity” to help build their own homes. They purchase their homes with a low down payment and a zero-interest mortgage provided by HFHWC structured not to exceed 30% of their monthly income.
Some families go on to purchase market-rate homes, creating a new cycle of opportunity as their Habitat homes become available again in the community affordable housing pool. For more information, visit www.williamsonhabitat.org.