Certifications and Memberships
RCAT Residential Roofing License:
Believe it or not, the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation does NOT currently administer licensure for roofing contractors. Anyone can call themselves a roofer in Texas and they are not required to be knowledgeable, insured, licensed, or even registered with the state. Roofing is a highly skilled trade, and the roof is structurally the most important component protecting the contents and integrity of the home or business! Texas residents deserve a higher standard so the RCAT Licensed Roofing Contractor program was developed to increase consumer protection and secure public confidence in the roofing industry by elevating the roofing contractor’s knowledge and professionalism through voluntary self-regulation.
In order to be a licensed roofing contractor under the Roofing Contractor’s Association of Texas, the contractor must:
- Pass a business, safety and roofing knowledge exam with a score of 70% or better.
- Submit satisfactory evidence of the roofing company’s financial responsibility.
- Provide evidence of adequate liability insurance.
- Provide evidence of Worker’s Compensation Insurance or proof of a filing with the State of Texas form DWC Form 005, Employer Notice of No Coverage or Termination of Coverage as required by law. Note: Green Knight® carries Workers’ Compensation Insurance.
Green Knight® has met all of the stated requirements and is a licensed Residential Roofing Contractor through the Roofing Contractor’s Association of Texas.
The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) is a trade organization focused on promoting the benefits of metal roofing and educating consumers on the subject. The MRA also sponsors a Qualified Contractor program whereby they promote contractors who have met specific standards. Green Knight® is not only a member of the MRA Qualified Contractor program, we’ve also won their prestigious “Best Metal Roofing Project” Award!
The mission of the Metal Construction Association is to promote the use of metal in the building envelope through marketing, education, and action on public policies that affect metal’s use.
Green Knight® Metal Roofing is a proud member of the MRA. We have also won their prestigious Chairman’s Award in the category of “Roofing” with our “Hyperbolic Parabolic Standing Seam Metal Roof.”
HAAG Certified Inspector:
In the roofing and insurance industries, the phrase “HAAG Certified” carries a lot of weight. It indicates a higher level of education in the identification of storm damage and that certificants can effectively and efficiently inspect and assess damage. HAAG report conclusions have a deeper level of credibility.
Several Green Knight® team members have completed the HAAG Residential Certification program and annually meet the continuing education requirements required by HAAG. When hiring Green Knight® Metal Roofing, you can be confident you are working with extremely well-qualified representatives. The team members who maintain their HAAG Certification are:
Brett Laughlin – Senior Project Consultant
Brett Laughlin is actively certified under the HCI-Residential program (HCI # 992203118)
Michael Plemons – Residential Project Consultant
Michael Plemons is actively certified under the HCI-Residential program (HCI # 992203104)
Luis Hernandez – Residential and New Construction project Consultant
Luis Hernandez is actively certified under the HCI-Residential program (HCI # 992204002)
Ismael Vazquez – Field Manager
Ismael Vazquez is actively certified under the HCI-Residential program (HCI # 992111096)
Rosalio Vazquez – Team Lead
Rosalio Vazquez is actively certified under the HCI-Residential program (HCI # 992108006)
Green Knight® Metal Roofing has been growing fast. So fast, in fact, that we have received the following business Growth awards :
Austin Business Journal Fast 50 Award :
This award recognizes the 50 fastest growing companies in Austin, over a three year period.
We have received this award in 2021 & 2022.
Inc Magazine Recognizes the 5000 fastest growing private companies in the United States. Green Knight has made this list twice. Companies recognized on this list represent the top 0.05% of all private companies in the United States, as measured by revenue growth.
Inc. 5000 Regional
Inc. Magazine recognizes the fastest growing private companies by region. Green Knight has made the list twice, representing the entire Southwest United States.
Why is our growth important to you as a consumer? Companies showing aggressive growth consistently provide outstanding products services and value to our clients. If not, our customers would not keep referring us to their friends and family, and we would not be able to maintain our aggressive growth rates.
Construction Business Review: Best Roofing Company 2022
In addition to industry awards, Green Knight® continues to be recognized by consumers as well. We have been recognized as follows:
- Next Door – Neighborhood Favorite
- Angi – Super Service Award
- Home Advisor – Best of Home Advisor
- Houzz – Best of Houzz
Award-Winning Hyperbolic Parabolic Double Lock Standing Seam Metal Roof
Because we at Green Knight® Metal Roofing are metal roofing specialists, we were approached by an award-winning architecture firm, Bercy Chen Studios, to install a signature metal roof with a very unusual design. The homeowner, and the architecture firm were both very concerned about hiring a company that would be qualified to take on this project.
Green Knight consulted with the homeowner and Thomas Bercy to assure all needs were met. Specifically, the house sits at the bottom of a hill so the roof is the first part of the home that can be seen upon approach. Thus, the aesthetics had to be perfect. Additionally, because of the hyperbolic parabolic design, oil canning and water tightness were both major concerns. Green Knight® solved these problems by installing narrower panels so that the twists in the roof would not cause too much strain on the panel faces, or on the seams. Finally, on-site, custom roll forming and meticulous seaming of the panels were performed. The result? A signature roof that has won the Prestigious Chairman’s Award, given by the Metal Construction Association and the Metal Roofing Alliance’s Award for Metal Roof of the Quarter.
This project, and these awards show that the specialists of Green Knight® Metal roofing have the skill and expertise to handle any metal roofing project; from very simple “up and over” roofs to the ultimate in complexity. Why would you consider hiring any other firm to provide for one of the largest expenses you may ever have for your home?
In the News
Green Knight® Metal Roofing has been recognized in industry publications for our projects. Here are just a few:
Metal Construction News:
Metal Roofing Magazine:
Roofing Contractor Magazine:
Metal Roofing Magazine:
Kassel & Irons:
Green Knight® has authored two articles and our project photos are featured prominently throughout.