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GAF/ELK Master Elite Contractor

Owens Corning Preferred Contractor

Certainteed Master Shingle Applicator

Iowa Roofing Contractors Association

Hedberg and Son has been a member of the Iowa Roofing Contractors Association since 1999. Eric Hedberg our owner is an

active member and has served on the board of directors since 2008. This association provides it's members with product

information, upcoming changes in our industry and valuable eduction to business owners and employees of members.Founded

in 1959, the Iowa Roofing Contractors Association, (IRCA) is a professional organization composed of contractors and

associated firms involved in the roofing industry. Our group includes firms from the commercial, industrial and residential

areas, with steep and flat roof affiliations. We have member firms from across the state of Iowa and border states including

those people you bid against, buy from and discuss specifications with. 

Annual trade show conventions and social activities are held in conjunction with IRCA meetings. We have three meetings per

year, two are seminars held mid winter and fall, and one is a fun family affair in the summer including golf, picnic and

amusement park. Meetings are in differing locations throughout the state with new sites chosen in advance at our general

membership meetings. 

Our seminars are on Friday and offer programs designed to teach more about our industry and how we may better function

with it. Programs have included speakers and discussions on past, present, and future roofing systems, marketing, insurance,

safety, and many other topics about our industry. Our speakers are recognized as leaders in their fields and provide quality

seminars. A general membership meeting is Friday morning and provides an open forum for topical discussions.

We are the ONLY GAF/ELK Master Elite Contractor in the State of Iowa!

To help make your decision easier, Hedberg & Son Roofing has joined an exclusive factory-certification program sponsored by

GAF Materials Corporation - America's largest roofing manufacturer. GAF has asked us all of the tough questions - so you

don't have to.

To become a certified GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor we had to show that we are:
  • Fully licensed in our state or local area to perform roofing work
  • Adequately insured for your protection
  • Have a proven reputation for providing quality roofing services to our community
  • Committed to ongoing professional training to ensure quality installation

Because of GAF's stringent standards, only the top 2% of all roofing contractors have qualified as Master Elite contractors!

Choosing Hedberg & Son Roofing assures that you are dealing with a quality, reputable and dependable professional


GAFMC License #ME02935

Owens Corning Preferred Contractor

In this business, it’s all about reaching your full potential, going to the next level. As a Preferred Contractor, backed by the

Owens Corning brand, you open the door for advancement. We give you the right marketing tools and business solutions to

help your business grow. Trust — it’s what every homeowner is looking for in a contractor. Your affiliation with the most

recognized, innovative name in the industry speaks volumes about you as a contractor. Your customers know that you’ve met

rigorous criteria of Owens Corning to become a Preferred Contractor.

All Owens Corning Preferred Contractors must meet the following criteria:
  • In business for at least three years
  • No adverse legal actions, liens, judgments, etc. against the company during the past five years
  • A clear credit record with no account more than 90 days past due
  • All required state and local licenses procured and current
  • General liability insurance is required
  • Good professional reputation and customer references
  • No bankruptcies in the past seven years

Certainteed Contractor Credentials

The Master Shingle Applicator
The Master Shingle Applicator™ program provides education in every aspect of shingle installation techniques, and the

approved procedures for installing all CertainTeed shingles. The program covers topics such as workmanship, roof systems,

estimating, flashing, ventilation, and product installation instructions.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Certificate and Master Shingle applicator cap
  • Marketing and advertising support
What's in it for you:
  • Provide workforce standards, and produces high-quality jobs
  • Ensure warranty compliance
  • Set yourself apart from the competition
To become a Master Shingle Applicator you must:
  • Pass the open-book Master Shingle Applicator test after studying the Shingle Applicator's Manual
  • The Master Shingle Applicator is a requirement for the SELECT Shingle Roofer Programs

The Quality Master
The Quality Master™ program is an educational program that helps contractors use quality as a selling tool. The Shingle

Technology Manual provides information about how the design of a high quality asphalt shingle results in better performance,

and how to offer customers good, better and best options.

 Benefits of the program include:

  • Quality Master Certificate
  • Marketing and advertising support
What's in it for you:.
  • A better understanding of the shingle design and manufacturing process
  • The ability to explain the advantages of higher quality shingles to your customers, and therefore command higher prices
To become a Quality Master you must:
  • Pass the open-book Quality Master test after studying the Shingle Technology Manual
  • The Quality Master is a requirement for the SELECT Shingle Roofer Programs

ShingleMaster™ Company

Employ an MSA-qualified workforce, or attend a ShingleMaster Credential Course to earn this credential. Use it to win jobs

away from competitors. Give prospective customers the security of having a knowledgeable crew on their roof.

Benefits of the program include:
  • SureStart™ PLUS extended warranty coverage
  • Listing on CertainTeed's "Locate A Contractor" website
  • Access to myEDGE website
  • Roofer's Rewards
  • Marketing and advertising support

SELECT Shingle Roofer

The SELECT Shingle Roofer™ program is designed for the top-notch professional roofer, and is used to gain a unique selling

advantage in the marketplace.

To become a SELECT Shingle Roofer, your company must:
  • Have been in business for at least 5 years, or been a Shingle Master Company for 1 year
  • Ensure 50% of your shingle installation crew, plus all job supervisors, are MSA-qualified (not more than a combined total of 50 MSAs are required)
  • Employ a current Quality Master
  • Hold current worker's compensation insurance, as required by law, and liability insurance covering roofing

Professional Roofer Advisory Council (PRAC)
CertainTeed meets with contractors across the U.S. to discuss current information about the roofing business. Contractors use

these meetings as an opportunity to express opinions, discuss issues with other contractors and stay up to date with roofing

industry news and technical issues. Attendance at a PRAC is by information only.


There are many satisfied customers that have used Hedberg & Son Roofing. Read what they are saying.  

When I needed my roof replaced, there were a number of roofers available to choose from. I chose Hedberg & Son based on their professional approach in planning and quoting the job and presenting the different options available. READ MORE>>


GAF/ELK Master Elite Contractor 

Owens Corning Preferred Contractor 

Certainteed Master Shingle Applicator 

Professional Roofer Advisory Council (PRAC)


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