By Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity in Partner
GAF Territory Manager, Tom Stancik, is a man with a mission. “My 2020 goal with Habitat: Do them all! I missed a few last year and it still bugs me.”
Tom is talking about GAF’s Community Contractor program, where factory-certified roof installers donate their labor and GAF donates the product to install roofs on Habitat for Humanity houses nationwide.
“Our program is set up so that our certified contractors perform the work. They are factory trained by us, regularly install roofs, and the system that they install qualifies for our System Plus Limited Warranty – 50 years of non-prorated coverage,” says Tom.
Because of Tom, nine of the eleven Tyler Court homes have roofs secured by this warranty.
“For me, this program is super rewarding. It’s easy – it takes an hour of my time to administer,” says Tom.
Brian Jones, GAF’s Regional Manager, thinks Tom is being too humble. “I would be surprised if there is any other territory manager as dedicated to Habitat as Tom is. It’s remarkable what he’s done and the relationships he’s built with the contractors.”
GAF, a $5 billion organization based in New Jersey, is philanthropic by nature. “Habitat for Humanity is one of about five nonprofit organizations we are very focused on nationally,” says Brian. “Tom told me he was going to do as many Habitat roofs as he could until they told him to stop.”
This year alone, Tom has arranged 35 roof installations for six different Habitat affiliates in Washington and Alaska. Nationwide, GAF has installed over 2,000 Habitat roofs since 2011 and has a goal to double that number by 2023.
Tom deflects the recognition. “It’s really the contractors who step up to do the work that makes it all possible. They are what make the program work.”
Participating contractors are recognized by GAF for their contribution and may present themselves as “local partners” in the GAF / Habitat for Humanity Community Contractor Program. To earn this recognition, installers must complete either two new Habitat for Humanity roofs per year or one re-roofing project, including tear-off and replacement.
Tacoma Habitat joins GAF in thanking these local contractors, each of whom donated one or more GAF roof installs at Tyler Court: