Standard Industries, an industrial company with interests in building materials, aggregates, and related investment businesses in public equities and real estate, and the parent company of GAF, has announced a renewed partnership and investment in HOVER, a platform that generates 3D models of any property.
Standard is committed to harnessing the power of technology to improve its industrial operating businesses. By creating solutions in the roofing and waterproofing industry, Standard not only enhances its products, it can help improve the way that its customers and contractor base conduct their business.
The investment is a milestone in a long-standing partnership with HOVER. In 2016, GAF began to utilize HOVER 3D technology, recognizing the opportunity to help contractors build their business, save time and costs, while giving building owners the chance to try out GAF products before making a purchasing decision. By eliminating the process of taking measurements by hand, the GAF e360 mobile app powered by HOVER has changed the way roofing contractors do business.
“Our investment in and partnership with HOVER reflects our focus on identifying and supporting technologies that are catalysts for change in our industry,” says Kathy Reiland, head of M&A for Standard Industries. “Our contractors are realizing the benefits of HOVER technology and we look forward to continuing to work with the HOVER team to create state-of-the-art solutions for our customers.”
Together with HOVER, GAF launched the GAF e360 mobile app to their contractor base, with thousands of contractors that are now active users of the platform. GAF will add new features to their e360 mobile app exclusively for certified contractors, including pricing, training resources and a suite of enhanced membership options.
“We have received positive feedback from our network of GAF certified contractors about GAF e360 powered by HOVER,” says Jim Schnepper, president of GAF. “Contractors have increased their close rates, saved money by creating less waste due to accurate measurements, created interactive experiences for building owners and, most importantly, experienced labor time savings.”
GAF contractors can learn more and download the e360 app via the Apple App Store or Google Play.