GAF Federal Small Business Contractor Group

Information for GAF Certified Contractors with small business certification and engaged in federal building projects.

Whether you are thinking of entering the federal roofing marketplace or are already in it, the right tools and knowledge will help your company succeed in this lucrative market.

Did You Know?

  1. The U.S. government owns or leases over 500,000 structures and spends over $30 billion annually on their operations and maintenance of those facilities.1

  2. In the 2013 fiscal year, 1,800 direct federal reroofing contracts were awarded, with 1,304 of them going directly to small businesses.2 That translates to over 70%!

Why aren’t more contractors in this market?

Contractors looking to get into the government market are often overwhelmed by the bureaucratic red tape, complicated procedures, and steep learning curve. They're not sure where to start or how to get through the process. In the end, they give up because they lack the time and resources. However, all they need is a little help.

Why partner with GAF?

  • Only GAF provides a step-by-step guide to selling roofing to the federal government
  • We did all the work for you providing website links, tools, and the resources you need to get started
  • We help you sort through the process and build your business
  • We provide the insider tips that the most successful government contractors are using to get ahead and succeed in this industry

Get started now!
To learn more about how GAF can help and to get access to our free interactive guide, go to the Federal Small Business Group section or contact Tim Botkin at

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1 FY2013 Federal Real Property Profile Summary Data Set,
2 (Data run from this site)

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What is a Federal Small Business Contractor?

Many contracts are given to small businesses because it’s the law—but also because it helps stimulate the economy and create jobs. For a roofing contractor, a small business is defined as having an annual sales limit of $14 million ($33.5 million for a general construction contractor). There are six basic small business designations and the government routinely reserves contracts for these categories. To become a small business government contractor candidate, at least 51% of your company must be owned by one of the groups or applicable to one of the categories listed below. Research the full requirements of each at

  1. Small Business
  2. Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  3. SBA Certified 8(a)
  4. Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)
  5. Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)
  6. Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
  7. A business located in a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) that also meets the requirements of that program

With a long-term commitment and an allocation of resources, you can break in and do well in the government marketplace and GAF is committed to helping you grow your business and increasing your knowledge in this industry.

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