For a second time in the past three years, Insulate America Inc., an association of independent insulation contractors, has honored CertainTeed Corporation with its Supplier of the Year Award for 2008. The award was given in recognition of CertainTeed's outstanding and ongoing support of the organization.
"CertainTeed has remained true to its core values — manufacturing quality insulation products — while delivering the highest value to our members through exceptional customer service, marketing, sales and technical support," says David Beam, president and CEO of Insulate America. "On behalf of all of our members and stockholders, we congratulate CertainTeed Insulation on this well deserved award."
According to Beam, the criteria used to determine the winner included the vendor's support for the Insulate America organization, educational opportunities provided to members, lead referrals and accessibility to all levels of the corporation.
"This is a great honor, and Insulate America is an outstanding partner that we look forward to working with for many years to come," says Jeff Templeton, vice president and general manager for CertainTeed's residential and commercial insulation business "Our goal is to be world class in all phases of our operations. This Supplier of the Year award is demonstrative of our consistent, high level of achievement and marks the fourth year in a row that we've been recognized for those efforts by a major customer group."
Insulate America is a cooperative group of locally owned, independent insulation contractors who provide and install quality insulation and other building products for residential and commercial construction. It is the largest independent insulation contracting organization in the United States with nearly 200 locations and over 6,000 employees.
CertainTeed offers a comprehensive line of insulation products and equipment, including time-tested and trusted fiberglass insulation batts and rolls, fiberglass blow-in insulation, polyurethane spray foam, innovative vapor retarder technology, and highly regarded HVAC products as well as insulation blowing and foam application equipment. All of CertainTeed's insulation products can help building professionals qualify toward credits for both the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the National Association of Home Builders' Green Building (NAHB) Program.
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America's leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, windows, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.
Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. In 2009, CertainTeed was named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a national award that recognizes environmentally responsible corporations. The group had total sales of more than $3 billion in 2008.