GAF’s 2014 President’s Club Award goes to Schena Roofing & Sheet Metal Co.


roofNorth American Schena Roofing & Sheet Metal Company received The GAF President’s Club Award, the GAF’s most prestigious contractor award. This highly coveted award recognizes Schena Roofing & Sheet Metal Co. as one of the “elite of the elite” among commercial roofing contractors in the United States. GAF is North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, and only GAF Master Select(TM) contractors can compete for its commercial President’s Club Award. To qualify for this award, a commercial roofing contractor must demonstrate an exceptional level of excellence in their business, especially in the areas of Installation Excellence, Property Owner Protection, and Installer Training.

Schena Roofing & Sheet Metal Co. has been a GAF Master Select(TM) commercial roofing contractor since 2003. To become a Master Select(TM) contractor – a status that less than 1% 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. For over 45 years, the Schena family has earned its reputation as Michigan’s premier commercial roofing contractor. “We specialize in industrial roofing and custom sheet-metal roofing,” according to chief executive officer Anthony Schena. “We’re a flexible commercial roofing company. It makes us an ideal candidate to handle any size project and agile enough to support emergencies and minor repairs. Our experts are technically trained for each roofing system we install; this ensures quality and adherence to manufacturer standards.”

The company is proud of its history, yet still stays on the cutting edge. “This is not the same company my father started,” explains Schena. “The industry has advanced light years in communication, technology, and superior roofing systems. Today, we still provide the same quality roof services but with advanced information systems to store our clients’ roofing data and assist with roofing budgets and maintenance.” “Due to the demand of different varieties of commercial roofing applications,” Schena continues, “our team is routinely updated to troubleshoot unique situations, develop custom solutions, and creatively solve commercial roofing challenges. Our project supervisors have 10 to 25 years experience on the job. They oversee crews with an average of 15 years of experience in commercial roofing. And we contract independent safety inspectors to ensure quality work is performed accurately and safely.”

Schena Roofing has invested in the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities initiative and is one of only a handful of accredited Green Roofing Professionals in Michigan. It is a member of the National Roofing Contractors Association, the Roofing & Siding Contractors Alliance, the U.S. Green Building Council, the International Green Roof Association, the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association, and the Roofing Contractors Safety Alliance. The company also has sponsored or received awards from a number of civic, educational, and religious organizations.

The company has a well-earned reputation for sheet-metal fabrication and installation, commercial roofing planning and maintenance, replacement of aging and roofs, and roof inspection and evaluation. It also has a 24/7 Roof Rescue Service to respond to emergency situations. “Our name stands for quality commercial roofing in the Detroit area,” concludes Schena. “From maintenance and planning to installation to specialty roofing applications, we take pride in delivering the service customers expect from us. Our experience, integrity, and quality craftsmen differentiate us from other commercial roofing companies.”