Excellent Roofing is one of the only roofing contractors in the Mid-South that has achieved the exclusive status of Master Elite Weather Stopper Roofing Contractor for GAF-ELK – North America’s largest roofing manufacturer. Only 3% of the roofing contractors in the U.S. have achieved Master Elite status! Based on our uncompromising commitment to the highest standards in sales, service, and installation, we have pledged to ensure our customers that we are their “best and safest” choice in roofing.
Excellent Roofing is the only roofing contractor in the Mid-South that has achieved the elite top level CertainTeed roofing credential, and represents the highest standards of excellence, quality and knowledge in the shingle roofing industry. A Select Shingle Roofer has shown extensive knowledge of shingle installation and quality through rigorous testing, and has provided CertainTeed with proof of workers’ compensation and liability insurance. Only an Select Shingle Roofer can offer you the highest level of Five Star SureStart PLUS™ extended warranty coverage when an Integrity Roof System is installed on your home.
Excellent Roofing is one of only a handfull of roofing contractors in the Memphis area that has achieved the Owens Corning Preferred Contractor credential. Owens Corning has a shingle plant right here in Memphis, TN.
Quality only happens when good people work with good material and are directed by people who care about quality. We stand behind every job we do. So we’re careful to use only the best materials, which make up an entire roofing system, using people that are properly trained and supervised. We charge enough to do it right – and make a profit. Does that mean we charge more? No, you’ll find we’re pretty much in the middle of most quotes. You can certainly pay more, but you won’t get a better job for the money. There’s an old saying, ” The Bitterness of Low Quality remains long after the Sweetness of Low Price is Forgotten.” We agree.
If you look closely at our estimate and compare it with others, you will notice that most roofing contractors are not quoting you a complete premium quality roofing system. And it may be true that some people are not looking for a premium quality system anyway. Nevertheless, most estimates you receive from other roofing will at the surface look the same, but there are major differences when you look closely at what materials are being used. For example, both companies may be quoting a 30 year Architectural shingle, but if you look closely on the estimate at the material that is being used you will notice that most other roofing contractor quotes include basic builders grade products, and mix material manufacturers, instead of giving you a complete system from one manufacturer, which carries a much longer warranty. For example most roofing contractors include on their estimate a #15 or #30 felt underlayment (our felt underlayment is fiberglass reinforced and has almost 5 times the water permeance as #30 felt), a #90 asphalt roll or Tarco Moisture Barrier in the valleys (we use the roofing system’s own waterproof self-adhesive leak barrier which is twice as expensive), and cut up 3-tab shingles for the hip and ridge areas (we use the hip and ridge that was designed to be sold with the 30 year architectural shingle, which is as much as 4 times the price of cut-up 3-tab shingles).
We also included include things in our quote that most other roofing contractor’s simply don’t include at all, such as: Starter Shingles to be used at the eave and rake to reduce the risk of shingle blow-off; Drip Edge installed around the entire eave of the house (where the gutters typicaly are) which prevents water, insects and animals from entering the facia board and soffit and areas; Ridge Vents or Power Vents, which enormously increases the amount of air movement in the attic and therefore conserves energy, keeps the house and shingles cooler, and helps them last longer.
John Bennett is the founder and owner of Excellent Roofing, LLC. He is a native Memphian who grew up learning as a young man the value of hard work from his father, grandfather, and mentoring church members, developing his skills in painting, roofing, carpentry, music and business. John later went to college and obtained Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern College and a Master of Arts degree from La Sierra University; both magna cum laude. His career has involved working as a church youth pastor in Florida for three years and a worship leader in California for two years. He then worked as a financial advisor for First Union Securities (now Wachovia Securities) and The Estate Management Group for five years combined, before moving back to Memphis to work as a medical administrator for two years. Since 2002, John has worked toward his dream of being a contractor and owning his own company Excellent Roofing, LLC and it’s subsidiary Excellent Homes, LLC. John is married to Irena and they have identical twin boys, Ezra and Levi, and a little princess named Leah. John enjoys spending time with his family, playing his guitar and being involved with his church, New Hope Christian Church.
Our company has invested heavily into equipment that helps us do our job safer, cleaner and quicker. We are the only company in Memphis that owns a Roofers Buggy that we can drive right up to the house, remove the roofing debris without it ever hitting the ground, and then dump the debris from the buggy into our very own triple-axle dump trailer with rubber wheels that is parked on the street. We don’t put any large metal dumpsters in your driveway or on the street that can damage your driveway, and are not allowed in many communities in Memphis and surrounding areas.
We also own conveyors and ladder-elevators that lift the material to the roof top rather than someone throwing a bundle of shingles over their shoulder and carrying it up a ladder.
Excellent Roofing adheres to all of the OSHA fall protection guidelines for workplace safety.
Excellent Roofing uses a state of the art pnuematic lifeline system made by Super Anchor
Each Excellent Roofer is issued a custom installers safety harness.
Each Installers Air Hose is inside the rope – Very Cool!
It keeps the roof clean from a triping hazard and the roofers safe!
Excellent Roofing actually helped Dan Cougar test and develop the Cougar Paw Boot into the product it is today. Excellent Roofing issues and mandates all roofers wear the Cougar Paw Roofing Boots to keep from scaring the roof and for ultimate roof traction and safety.
Excellent Roofing always issues G-Tek Maxiflex Nitrile gloves to protect their roofers hands from cuts and abrasions caused by hook blades, splinters and handling stone coated shingles containing fiberglass.
Excellent Roofing uses Indoor/Outdoor safety eyewear made by Pyramex in Collierville, TN.