Toms River, NJ (PRWEB) June 19, 2006
Blue Ribbon Roofing and Siding LLC today announced its certification through the NAHB Research Center’s prestigious National Housing Quality (NHQ) Certified Trade Contractor program. Blue Ribbon is the first New Jersey contractor specializing in roofing, siding, windows, and gutters to receive this coveted certification, which reflects the highest levels of quality assurance and workmanship – and is now the nation’s first and only NHQ Certified siding and gutters company.
“Today, every contractor says that they provide quality service to their customers, but when trade contractors who carry the NHQ Certified seal are used, you can expect greater customer satisfaction,” said Frank Alexander, NHQ programs director at the NAHB Research Center. “We applaud Blue Ribbon for leading its trade in quality assurance and customer satisfaction, and we will continue to work closely with contractors to raise the professionalism in the industry across the nation.”
The NAHB Research Center, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) provides independent, third-party evaluations of participating contractors as part of the certification program. To achieve certification, the contractor must develop, document, implement, and maintain a quality management system that enables them to consistently meet code and regulatory requirements, builder specifications, and homeowner expectations. After at least three months of operating under their quality system, participating companies may apply for certification through the NAHB Research Center. Each company must then pass a rigorous certification audit, and sustain their certification status through annual audits.
The purpose of the audit is to ensure that the company is meeting all of the certification requirements, and to verify that the contractor is conducting their operations in accordance with their documented procedures. Audits include an examination of the company’s records and procedures in the office and on the jobsite. Earning certification and displaying the NHQ Certified Trade Contractor program’s seal demonstrates a company’s ongoing and proactive commitment to quality and continuous improvement.
“Blue Ribbon has long been committed to job-site safety and top-quality craftsmanship for both builder and homeowner customers alike,” said Scott Lenahan, Vice President at Blue Ribbon. “We are very proud to have the endorsement of the NAHB Research Center as New Jersey’s first NHQ Certified Trade Contractor in our field. We plan to continue to raise the bar and set new standards for quality assurance throughout the state and Delaware Valley.”
“NHQ Certified trade contractors are truly committed to quality, and are leaders in their fields,” said NAHB Research Center president Michael Luzier. “Contractors involved in the program have noted that they have experienced a reduction in callbacks, and that it has increased their job satisfaction, and helped them take more pride in their work. Builders are wise to hire contractors participating in a program that is evaluated by a name they trust.”
For more information on the NHQ Certified Trade Contractor program, visit the NAHB Research Center online at http://www.nahbrc.org/quality or email email@example.com.
About Blue Ribbon Roofing and Siding
Family-owned and operated since 1985, Blue Ribbon Roofing and Siding delivers the very best in roofing, siding, window, and gutter installation throughout New Jersey and the Delaware Valley. Blue Ribbon has divisions dedicated to new construction for builders as well as remodling projects for homeowners, all backed by the company’s master applicator certifications for the industry’s top exterior products, NAHB Research Center’s National Housing Quality (NHQ) certification, and its own safety and quality assurance programs. A mainstay on RSI Magazine’s Top 100 roofing and siding contractors list, Blue Ribbon is a trusted partner to top national and regional home builders, including K. Hovnanian Homes, Beazer Homes, D.R. Horton, and more. For more information, visit http://www.callblueribbon.com or call (800) 786-1145.
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The NAHB Research Center, located in Upper Marlboro, Md., promotes innovation in housing technology to improve the durability, affordability, and environmental performance of homes and home building products. Created over 40 years ago as a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the NAHB Research Center has established itself as the source for reliable, objective information and research on housing construction and development issues. Through its various testing and certification services, the Research Center seal is internationally-recognized as a mark of product quality and an assurance of product performance. National Housing Quality is a trademark of NAHB Research Center, Inc.
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