GAF, C&N Construction to provide roofing, installation for Batavia Habitat home

GAF and C&N Construction Inc. in Hillside are partnering with Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity to provide roofing and professional installation for Habitat’s home at 1600 W. Wilson St. in Batavia.

The installation and material donations are part of a national partnership between GAF and Habitat for Humanity International. The partnership links GAF roofing donations to installation services donated by GAF Master Elite and certified contractors in the US

The installation of the roofing will start this month. Construction of the house started in April and completion is scheduled for November. The Batavia home of Janice and George Owino, natives of Kenya, is Habitat’s first in Batavia and 68th in the Fox Valley since Habitat’s founding in 1988.

Other Habitat homes are in Aurora, North Aurora, and Montgomery.

Barbara Zegiel, Habitat Funds Coordinator, said: “Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity is very excited to partner with GAF and C&N Construction. Together we will continue to build affordable housing for local families in need. Thank you for giving back to our community.”

C&N is one of more than 4,000 GAF Master Elite and Certified Contractors eligible to join the partnership. The installed roofs are covered by the warranty of GAF System Plus Ltd.

Jim Slauson, GAF Vice President of Certified Program and Services, said, “We are excited to not only make this contribution to an organization that creates affordable housing, but also to amplify the efforts of our Master Elite and Certified Contractors. as they strive to support the communities in which they live and work.

C&N owner Curtis Eshghy said: “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to partner with Habitat to give back to our neighbors in Batavia. We are proud to know that our work is part of a solution that brings affordable housing. creates with families in our area.”

About C&N Construction Inc. and GAF

Based in Hillside, C&N Construction Inc. is a GAF Master Elite contractor serving the Chicago area.

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

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed Advanced Protection shingle technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance, while reducing the use of scarce natural resources.

The company also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has educated more than 125,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, as well as provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners and related personnel in the industry. For more information about GAF, please visit:

About Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity

Founded in 1988, Fox Valley Habitat is located at Genesis Community Church in Montgomery. The nonprofit Christian Housing Ministry is working to eliminate poverty in the Fox Valley. Using volunteerism and donations of funds and materials, Habitat builds affordable homes and safer communities through partnerships with churches, community organizations, businesses, municipalities, community businesses and local residents.

Habitat homeowners, along with volunteers, help build their homes and homes for other families and pay an affordable mortgage. Habitat partners gain the strength, stability and independence they need to build better lives for themselves and their families.

Volunteers and donations are needed to continue the ministry. Call (630) 859-3333 or visit

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