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The GSM Great Roof Giveaway: Celebrating Customers and Making a Difference

The buzzing excitement of a golf ball in mid-air, the anticipation as it nears the hole, and the camaraderie among participants were the backdrop for this year’s Annual Gooding Group Customer Appreciation Golf Outing and Great Roof Giveaway. But this wasn’t just any golf event. Held at the picturesque Foxchase Golf Club in Stevens, PA, on September 15, 2023, the day was not only about celebrating GSM Roofing and GSM Industrial’s cherished customers but also about giving back in a significant way.

Golfing for a Cause

While the 18-hole golf outing celebrated the bonds between GSM and its customers, it also shone a spotlight on a cause that is deeply personal to the Gooding family. The Alzheimer’s Association, a beacon of hope for many grappling with the heartbreaking realities of Alzheimer’s, received a generous donation of $10,000 from GSM. This donation was made even more poignant considering that Reed and Will Gooding lost their beloved mother, Mary Gooding, to this relentless disease. But the giving spirit didn’t stop there. An additional $5,070 was raised on the very day of the outing, making it an impactful day for all involved.

Announcing the Winners of the GSM Great Roof Giveaway

Amid the fun and festivities, the winners of the GSM Great Roof Giveaway were announced, bringing smiles to many and hope to a few deserving establishments:

  1. Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County: A donation of $2,500 will go towards a future wood shingle roof replacement for the Sehner-Ellicott-Von Hess House. Furthermore, GSM Roofing will absorb the costs and labor for adjusting the gutters, amounting to an estimated value of $750, ensuring that rainwater doesn’t overshoot the gutter edge.
  2. LancasterHistory’s Carriage House: Receiving a gracious $5,000 for a much-needed roof replacement, the Carriage House has seen its share of wear and tear. With a large ash tree previously causing havoc to the slate roof, the 130-year-old building has faced cracked, broken, or delaminating shingles, alongside unsightly white flashing. With the tree now removed, the funds will breathe new life into this historic building. As the headquarters of the Junior League of Lancaster and a vital space for LancasterHistory and the Friends of the Tanger Arboretum, a new slate roof ensures that these organizations can continue their educational and community-based missions unhindered.
  3. Mount Joy VFW Post 5752: The Memorial Pavilion, a staple in the community for various functions, was granted a certificate covering labor and materials for vital roof repairs, capped at $8,500. With a leaking metal roof, missing fasteners, and side panel seams coming off, the repairs are timely. The detailed work will involve patching, replacing, reattaching, and more, ensuring the pavilion remains a stronghold for community activities.

The GSM Great Roof Giveaway wasn’t just about prizes but the embodiment of community spirit and the ethos of giving back. From heartfelt donations to the Alzheimer’s Association to helping historic establishments maintain their dignity, GSM’s gesture is a testament to its commitment to its customers and the community. As we close the books on yet another wonderful golf outing, GSM would like to thank all of the sponsors that make the Customer Appreciation Golf Outing possible.

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I did get a chance to inspect the roof of this church last week. There was no damage to the roof, it is actually in quite good condition since it was installed in the late 80's or early 90's. The leaks they are experiencing are at the flashing transitions to the stone masonry and one at a brick masonry chimney.

But I did want to tell you that I was very impressed with Austin, the young fellow that ran the lift for me. I am not sure I have ever had such a smooth and accurately-placed ride. It wasn't the highest roof I ever had to look at, and maybe the equipment rental was newer, but still, it was refreshing to see the competence of that young fellow.

Dave Stakem Adjuster June 28, 2022