Service to the Community

GAF Roofs For Troops Extended to 2013

By GAF Master Elite Roofers, Roof Replacement, Roofing Contractor, Roofing Contractor Annapolis, Roofing Services, Service to the Community

Roof For Troops ImageGAF, a U.S. based corporation, is giving back to our troops. All active military, veterans and retirees qualify for a $300 rebate off a Lifetime Roofing System when installed by a GAF Factory Certified Contractor between January 1 and December 31, 2013.Get Started!

Contact Fichtner Services to get started with a Free Estimate on your GAF Lifetime Roofing System. Then, complete the Rebate Form to receive your credit.

Fichtner Services and GAF
Fichtner Services is a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor. Only the top 3% of all roofing contractors qualify as Master Elite contractors. To achieve this honor, we had to show that we are:

  • Fully Licensed
  • Adequately Insured for Your Protection
  • Have a Proven Reputation in the Community
  • Committed to Ongoing Professional Training

With a GAF Master Elite roofing contractor, you’ll be sure to get high quality professional installation. And only a GAF Master Elite contractor can offer the GAF Lifetime Limited Warranties.

GAF Roofs For Troops Program Details

Valid in the U.S. only. Limit one rebate per qualifying individual. Limit one rebate per Lifetime Roofing System* installed by a GAF Factory-Certified Contractor between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. Rebate form must be received by January 31, 2014. Improper redemption or use constitutes fraud. GAF reserves the right to audit all redemption claims. GAF reserves the right to cancel or modify rebate program at any time. Visit for full details

New Roofs and Big Savings For Southern Maryland Community

By Featured Project, GAF Master Elite Roofers, Roof Repair, Roof Repair vs Replacement, Roof Replacement, Roofing Contractor, Roofing Services, Service to the Community

Annapolis roofing contractor, Fichtner Services has been working with the Wildewood community in California, Maryland. Wildewood is located in St. Mary’s county and is a neighborhood that is home for many military families. Fichtner Services created a unique program for residents in this neighborhood, extending multi-roof discounts for neighbors who sign up to have their roofs replaced together.

The roofs being replaced in Wildewood range in age from 19 to 22 years. Replacement roofs offer homeowners assurance that their home is well protected from weather and other elements. A new roof can make a dramatic improvement in the look of a house, giving it an instant “face lift”.

In addition to the multi-roof discount program from Fichtner Services, many Wildewood customers are eligible for a $300 rebate from GAF, North America’s largest manufacturer of shingles. Roofs For Troops is a rebate program created by GAF to say “Thank You” for the sacrifice and service of our active and retired military men and women.

All of this adds up to BIG savings for our customers in Wildewood! If your neighborhood has homes in need of roof replacement, contact us to find out if we can create a multiple replacement program for you!

GAF Donates New Roof to Injured Roofing Professional as Part of Maryland Home Makeover Project

By GAF Donates New Roof, Maryland Home Makeover Project, Roofing Contractor, Roofing Services, Service to the Community, Uncategorized

GAF, the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, recently donated roofing materials towards the rebuilding of a home for injured roofing professional Joe Scalfani. Joe was selected to be part of the Maryland Home Makeover program, run by the Partnership for Housing Foundation in Maryland. He worked for years in the building products industry with Bradco Universal Supply and RoofCenter until October 2009 when without warning, he sustained a disk compression in his spine leading to two surgeries and ultimately rendering him wheelchair-bound and unable to move on his own.

Joe lives with his wife and daughters in a ranch house that could not accommodate his new health requirements. In order to become handicap-accessible and help enable Joe to become more independent, the Scalfani’s house needed wider doorways, an additional bathroom with a special shower stall that would alleviate the need for bed baths, access ramps installed throughout the house and exterior, and a new addition on the house that would allow for one floor efficiency.

After learning of the program, GAF donated Timberline® Ultra HD™ shingles in Pewter Gray towards the new addition, and GAF Master Elite™ contractor, Fichtner Services, offered their services to install the roof, as well as a GAF Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty.

“Joe has always been a consummate professional in how he went about his business. But even more than that, he became a friend,” said Thomas Fichtner of Fichtner Services. “Friends help each other out when they are in need, so doing the roof for the Sclafani family was an easy decision.”

Joe continues to go through extensive physical therapy and is showing great progress. His family is extremely grateful for the contributions of everyone who donated their time and materials towards his updated home.

About GAF

Now proudly celebrating its 125th year in the industry, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, with sales of nearly $3 billion annually. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and low-slope roofing systems, as well as composite decking, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by a commitment to provide property owners and specifiers with the best and safest choice in roofing and by helping supportive contractors and distributors to build their businesses and avoid hassles.

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption.

The Company also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 100,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel. For more information about GAF, visit

Fichtner Services Selected as Finalist in the NRCA Gold Circle Awards Program

By Butterfly Boutique The Chrysalis House, Roofing Contractor, Roofing Services, Service to the Community, The NRCA Gold Circle Award, Uncategorized

Fichtner Services has been selected as a finalist in the National Roofing Contractors Association’s 2011 Gold Circle Awards program.  They were nominated by Linda Antonini for Chrysalis House Inc’s Butterfly Boutique in the Service to the Community category.

The NRCA Gold Circle Award program began in 1995.  Since then, about 100 members have been awarded with the honors. This year, 18 companies were selected as finalists – only four being selected in the Service to the Community category.

Winners will be announced on Thursday February 17, 2011 at a special awards reception held during the 2011 International Roofing Expo and the NRCA’s 124th Annual Convention in Las Vegas.