GAF Acquires Quest Construction Products

GAF announced it has completed the acquisition of Quest Construction Products (QCP), a former division of Quest Specialty Chemicals and a supplier of fluid-applied roofing systems and roof-coating products in North America. The transaction, which also provides GAF with a strong presence in coating solutions for pavement and vertical surfaces, is expected to accelerate the robust growth of GAF’s commercial business.

QCP brings excellent brands and product lines to GAF including the Hydro-Stop family of liquid membrane products, the United Coatings line of coating solutions, and the StreetBond pavement coatings. The acquisition instantly gives GAF a position in a high-tech, environmentally friendly, and economically efficient segment of the commercial roofing business.

QCP’s strategically positioned geographic footprint and unique technical expertise in the field will provide GAF with additional solutions to bring to its customers. QCP’s products have gained rapid acceptance in the marketplace due largely to their reflectivity, ease of application, and energy-efficiency. These highly practical and effective products will complement GAF’s existing offerings of roofing technologies and commercial solar solutions.

“This acquisition combines a North American manufacturer and marketer of roofing products with a producer of fluid-applied solutions,” says Bob Tafaro, president and CEO of GAF. “We have acquired excellent brands and will provide an enhanced platform for their growth. QCP’s differentiated and innovative products will also boost our commercial business’s competitive advantage by offering a broader range of solutions to the market. We are empowering our contractors with the products they need to grow their businesses while strengthening our relationships with strategic building owners.”

“This acquisition demonstrates GAF’s ongoing commitment to growth and leadership in the commercial roofing industry. It is in keeping with the extraordinary investments we have made and continue to make to add capacity and gain share in commercial solutions such as insulation (ISO), TPO, and PVC single-ply membranes. We know that the QCP team will further enrich our culture of achievement, and we look forward to working together on a smooth integration.”

Astec Re-Ply Roofing Systems Hires Technical Director

Astec Re-Ply Roofing Systems, a manufacturer of seamless, fluid-applied roofing and exterior coating technology, hired Joseph Rokowski as its technical director.

“Joe brings a unique mix of chemistry expertise and a strong knowledge of the business of coatings to our company. We’re excited to have him on our team,” says David Ziebarth, president of Astec Re-Ply Roofing. Joe’s responsibilities at Astec include new product development, quality control, formulation science and assisting in business development.

Prior to joining Astec, Rokowski was the Global Elastomeric Roof Coatings group leader and principal research scientist in research and development for Dow Construction Chemicals. Joe has worked in the coatings industry since he joined Rohm and Haas in 1981.

Rokowski’s accomplishments include eleven patents, two Otto Haas Awards and a Roon Award from the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from St. Joseph’s University in Pennsylvania in 1988.