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Veterans Succeed with GAF

GAF’s Hire a Hero program is about more than training veterans to install roofs.  It’s about establishing lifelong relationships with veterans.

Even though the GAF roofing academy provides a solid base for veterans, the ingredients for success over their careers are not all learned at the academy.  Since graduates of the academy have personal relationships with GAF personnel, what that personnel can offer is often at the graduates’ disposal and can aid them throughout their careers.

At the graduation ceremony for the Class of 3-18, a Senior Territory Manager of GAF, Shawn Nolte, put this in clear terms when he discussed the future of the graduates careers.  He said, “If you’re not comfortable (on the job), especially if you don’t feel safe, give us a call and we’ll get you somewhere else.”

This is such a powerful tool the graduates have!  Safety on the roof is of the utmost importance, yet how many roofers who might feel like they don’t have as safe of an environment as they should know that they can just give one of the several GAF reps a call and get set up with a better contractor?  Guys like Nolte, Donovan Gladstone, Tom Stancik, Brian Jones, and ProTrain instructor Kenneth Garcy all know the ins and outs of the industry.  They have the right contacts and the drive to help veterans whenever they can. Like Nolte said, if one of their graduates gives one of them a call, the rep can get him set up with what he needs quickly and easily.

Chase Construction North West, Inc. is thrilled to be a part of this excellent program!  We have done our best from Day One to support GAF’s Hire a Hero program and we envision a great relationship for the future!

Need a new roof? Found a leak?  If you need repairs or a new roof, CHASE CONSTRUCTION NORTH WEST, INC. wants to help!   We’ve been a family owned business since 2002 and have been GAF MASTER ELITE® certified for 8 years and counting!  Give us a call at 253-445-8950 or fill out our quick estimate form!

Innovation and Insight at the GAF 2018 Northwest Roofing Expo

2018 Northwest Roofing Expo exceeds expectations!

On March 22, guest speakers for the GAF 2018 Northwest Roofing Expo at the Tulalip Resort & Casino brought thought-provoking insights and remarkable innovations to teach all roofers in attendance the best they know.  Robert J. O’Neill, of the famed SEAL Team Six and one of the most highly decorated Navy SEAL combat veterans, captivated a packed house with colorful illustrations of SEAL training and combat missions. Of the many great vendors in attendance, some presented tools that are becoming widely used for this generation of roofing contractors, while others presented new tools that may become mainstays in the industry for generations to come.

Innovative business practices for roofers

Jeff Brett and Larry Cargal gave two of the most informative presentations for us.  They brought innovative strategies to the table that have led to success in their own careers.


Jeff Brett, GAF, Chase Construction North West, 2018 Northwest Roofing ExpoJeff Brett: Brett’s wealth of experience shined throughout his presentation. He focused on how to implement the best financial options for customers so that they receive the best quality service, and he urged those of us in attendance to do the same. Brett’s core message was to package together roofing systems in easy to understand tiers so that customers can readily select the system that best suits them.  This reduces costs for customers to as low as possible while keeping quality as high as possible.

Larry Cargal, GAF, Chase Construction North West, 2018 Northwest Roofing ExpoLarry Cargal: Roofers are always trying to make the best product for the lowest price for customers, yet sometimes some small details fall through the cracks regarding the customer experience.  Larry showed us how to close many of these cracks.  He delved deeply into a variety of ways that roofing contractors can improve their customers’ experiences, from optimizing webpages so that customers can swiftly navigate available roof options and find the information they consider most valuable, to properly constructing important documents so that customers can easily understand and categorize them.

Never quit!

Even though these presentations were invaluable for Chase Construction North West, Inc. and we will most certainly implement some of their insights, the most anticipated event of the expo for most in attendance was the special guest speaker, Navy SEAL Veteran Robert J. O’Neill!!  He spoke with genuineness and candor that comes only from somebody who has confronted hard truths of life and has overcome them. The thematic underlayment of Navy SEAL training is to never give up.  O’Neill described how SEAL training is designed to push trainees beyond their limits to see if they break. It’s only those who never quit that can successfully complete the training.  They learn to never panic, never give up, and never become complacent.

Hard lessons were not the only components of O’Neill’s excellent presentation.  He painted a vivid picture of many events of his military career with sharp comedy and crisp action.  Watching a top professional demonstrate what mission conduct really looks like was refreshing.

Looking to next year!

The 2018 Northwest Roofing Expo was a blast!  We learned so much and met some great new people.  GAF Roofing Academy students even showed us how to salute properly (that was super cool)!  GAF has a tall order to make the next roofing expo even better than this year’s, but they can do it!  Chase Construction North West, Inc. will do everything we can to help!

Robert J. O'Neill, GAF, Chase Construction North West, 2018 Northwest Roofing Expo

Found a leak?  Some shingles looking out of place?  We would love to help!  Chase Construction North West, Inc. has been a Master Elite® roofing contractor with GAF for 8 years and have been installing the best roofing systems for 16 years.  Contact us today by filling out our free estimate form or calling us at 253-445-8950.

Wealth Builder 2018, GAF, Chase Construction North West

GAF Wealth Builder Conference of 2018

See you in Huntington Beach!

The GAF Wealth Builder Conference is an annual event that GAF offers its certified contractors.  The conference is attended by roofing contractors across the country, including many with Master Elite certification.  It will be held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa from March 11 to 14.  Dining options include California-style pizza, craft brew, and So-Cal cuisine.  The conference will kick off with recreational activities of golf, spa, and whale watching.

About the Conference

The conference is designed for roofing contractors to develop stronger community ties with each other. Two dozen speakers will discuss the latest innovations in trade techniques as well as important business concepts like labor attraction and how to charge for maintenance.  One of the many highly anticipated speakers, Eric Boles, draws from his experience as an NFL player to teach organizations how to focus on their domain of excellence and achieve goals swiftly.

Several dozen exhibitors will demonstrate tools that help improve business efficiency.  EagleView Technologies is one such exhibitor, whose stellar aerial imagery service provides remarkably accurate roof measurements.  We’re excited to meet with other representatives whose specialty products can improve our ability to provide for our customers.

See You There!

GAF Master Commercial Roofing CiontractorJoel and Chase Beattie of Master Elite certified Chase Construction North West, Inc. are excited to be a part of this event.  We look forward to seeing our friends from our many years in this business as well as meeting new ones. This will be our first time attending the GAF Wealth Builder Conference, and we hope to continue each year.

With luck, we’ll see you there too!

The 2017 International Roofing Expo

An Anticipated Event for the Roofing Industry

It’s almost time once again for the roofing industry to gather in Las Vegas to discover the latest technology, techniques, and products during this 3-day event! The International Roofing Expo (IRE) is sponsored by the NRCA and is an educational conference tailored to give specialized knowledge and training for us to do our job even better!

NRCA presents the International Roofing Expo in Las Vegas

What to expect

We are looking forward to heading down to Las Vegas from March 1st-3rd to socialize with like minded professionals as well as keeping our roofing skills sharpened. Below are a few things that will be offered this year.

  • 122 education hours and 44 sessions of new content designed to help you work smarter, acquire unique ideas and maximize roofing success.
  • Sessions covering metal roofing, drones, safety, technology, profitability, solar, roof coatings, estimating, codes/standards, employment and leadership, and more.
  • 42 out of 44 sessions offer new topics and fresh inspiration to enhance and improve  business, with 2 of last year’s most popular courses back by demand.
  • Sessions are taught by high-profile speakers and top-notch industry innovators to help you grow and accelerate your knowledge.
  • NRCA will present a variety of educational classes covering rooftop solar, enterprise risk management, OSHA fall protection regulations, union contractor education and recruitment, safe torching techniques, and foreman communication, leadership and management.


Who will we see

While we are at the expo, we will be stopping by the booths of some of our favorite companies to work with. Click here for a full list of exhibitors. Below are a few of the familiar names that we look forward to speaking with.

  •  Edco has a line of steel shingles that resemble shake, and its one of our favorite metal roofing products to work with! The EDCO Generations Roofing Collection is “The next generation of metal roofing” and is becoming a popular choice for homes across the US.
  • It’s no surprise, but GAF , North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, will of course have a huge presence at the expo, they will have 3 booths to visit!
  • We will also be stopping by the booth of Georgia Pacific Gypsum LLC. We know them for manufacturing the DensDeck roof boards which are the number 1 architecturally-specified gypsum roof board!

About Us

Chase Construction NW, Inc. is a full service roofing company here in the Puget Sound. We service Tacoma, Puyallup, Renton, Seattle, and surrounding cities. We are very active in the roofing industry to make sure that we are staying current with technologies and trends to better serve our customers. Our professional, certified and Timberline Roof Install in Burien, WAexperienced crew will tackle your project with ease! So if you are in need of roof replacement or roof repair, skylight replacement or waterproofing, contact us today for a free quote! Call us at 253.445.8950 or fill out our free estimate form. We look forward to working with you!