Last year we introduced our Annual Awards Banquet, the purpose of which is to gather all BPI employees to recognize their accomplishments, celebrate their dedication, and welcome the possibilities the next year has in store. Key suppliers sponsor this annual celebration and this year we’re proud to announce that GAF, James Hardie, and TimberTech by AZEK will be sponsoring this celebration and collaboration with our BPI team. 

BPI President and owner, Kyle Schull, recounts some major accomplishments this year: 

As a company, we accomplished many feats including opening a new branch in Minnesota, launching the new BPI Millwork Stocking Program, integrating a new analytics program and opening new sales territories; all to bring better service to our customers and advance how we do business at BPI. I would like to extend my appreciation towards our sponsors for the event and look forward to continuing the successful partnership into 2024: GAF, James Hardie, and TimberTech by AZEK.”  

Vendor Sponsor #1: GAF

GAF is BPI’s premier roofing shingles and accessories partner and we thank them for sponsoring the banquet and giveaways. GAF is part of the largest roofing and waterproofing business in the world. They continue to develop new and better ways to protect homes, buildings and our planet and work in support of the fundamental needs of resilient communities: shelter, families, and workforces. 

Kully Harrison, BPI Territory Manager, states the benefits that BPI’s partnership with GAF provides contractors: 

“BPI and GAF are dedicated to ensuring the success of every contractor by providing a comprehensive array of roofing products and programs. Our unparalleled commitment to our dealer partners involves initiating the relationship through product training, going the extra mile to precisely source the required products for customers when needed, facilitating rebate and reward setups, and ultimately ensuring a seamless follow-through with warranty assistance, if required. With BPI and GAF, we believe that your investment extends beyond roofing products; you are acquiring long-term solutions to safeguard your home.” 

>> Model your next secure roof with GAF 

Vendor Sponsor #2: James Hardie

James Hardie is BPI’s premier partner of high-performance fiber cement siding and accessories. The world’s top producer and marketer of high-performance fiber cement and fiber gypsum building solutions, James Hardie believes that home is a sanctuary and a canvas for self-expression. They empower homeowners and building professionals alike to achieve their dream home with premium quality solutions that enable endless possibilities for design and aesthetics, while also delivering trusted protection and long-lasting beauty. 

We thank them for sponsoring this event and partnering with BPI to provide education and resources to reps and contractors. As BPI’s Director of Sales, Collin Schull, states, 

“James Hardie is committed to the efficiency and profitability of their customers. Hardie has trained BPI reps, lumberyard reps, and contractors on installation best practices. Hardie reps also train the entire chain on best practices with programs and how to maximize them at each level. Thank you to the team at James Hardie!” 

>> Find inspiration for your dream exterior with James Hardie 

Vendor Sponsor #3: TimberTech by AZEK

TimberTech is BPI’s premier partner of composite decking materials and accessories. A leader in outdoor living, they are dedicated to delivering high-quality, sustainable, and low-maintenance decking and railing solutions that enhance the beauty and functionality of outdoor spaces. With a drive for innovation, a passion for craftsmanship, and proprietary advanced technology, they have been a trusted name among homeowners, contractors, and architects for over 25 years.

We thank them for sponsoring this event and collaborating with BPI to enrich our partnership. Steve Walstad, BPI Territory Manager, elaborates on the benefits of BPI’s partnership with TimberTech: 

 “TimberTech’s collaboration with BPI adds significant value beyond exceptional products, enriching the partnership with shared values and a commitment to excellence. Collaborating with our TimberTech reps locally helps me stay in front of market growth opportunities. They are also available to help with product knowledge trainings, shows, and strategy meetings. Bringing TimberTech reps into important meetings with BPI’s team goes a long way in building teamwork and trust.”

>> Spark ideas for your outdoor oasis at TimberTech  

Vendor Collaboration with BPI Team Promotes Success 

The team at BPI appreciates the close collaboration we have with our vendors. Their sponsorship at this event provides our employees a chance to meet or catch up with local representatives and build relationships outside of the work environment. These enjoyable gatherings enhance the relationship between the vendors and the BPI team, ensuring the best in products and services are offered to builders, contractors and homeowners. 

We are excited for our valued supplier partners to join us at our 2nd Annual Awards Ceremony on February 2nd in Waterloo, IA and February 9th in Sioux Falls, SD for a celebration of the exceptional efforts and contributions of our dedicated employees and the advancement of the partnerships with GAF, James Hardie, and TimberTech by AZEK.  

Look for Part II of our Awards Ceremony for coverage of the outstanding contributions of BPI’s employees.