Local Roofing Company Shatters Glass Ceilings, Achieves GAF President’s Club Award as a Female-Owned and Operated Construction Company

[Nashville, TN] – Austermiller, a Nashville-based full-service roofing and construction company serving residents and businesses throughout Tennessee, proudly makes history as the first 100% female-owned and operated roofing company to achieve the esteemed GAF President’s Club Award—a prestigious industry recognition reserved for the top echelon of roofing contractors nationwide.

“Earning this title under my leadership has been a tremendous accomplishment for Austermiller Roofing. For years, I was told I couldn’t do it, but I love proving people wrong,” says Penny Austermiller, President and CEO of Austermiller Roofing. “But this award is not just a recognition for our company; it’s a testament to the dedication and quality we bring to the people who trust us with their roofing needs.”

The GAF President’s Club Award is an annual recognition that is not easily achieved. Austermiller proudly reached this milestone in just under three years of promoting GAF products. Reaching this status is a remarkable accomplishment in itself. But what makes this achievement particularly notable is that Austermiller is the first 100% female-owned and operated roofing and construction company to achieve this distinction.

“As a woman in construction, breaking barriers is second nature. This award not only symbolizes our commitment to excellence but also challenges the traditional norms of the industry,” says Austermiller.

According to the National Association of Women Business Owners, women own less than 1% of roofing companies in the US. Penny Austermiller’s journey, from defying stereotypes to leading a successful roofing business, serves as an inspiration to other women aspiring to pursue careers in male-dominated fields.

“As a woman in construction, I don’t want special treatment; I want to be treated the same. I am different, not because I’m a woman but because of my mindset,” says Austermiller.

The United States has seen a surge in women-led businesses, reportedly constituting 42% of all companies, more than double the figure of the early 2000s. Austermiller’s historic achievement aligns with this broader trend, showcasing the significant strides women are making in traditionally male-dominated industries.

“I believe in leading by example. Don’t let anyone tell you what you can or cannot achieve based on your gender. Life is short; love what you do, and embrace the challenges,” says Austermiller. 

Beyond the recognition of being the best in the industry and shattering glass ceilings, earning the GAF President’s Award also brings significant benefits to the community Austermiller serves.

“This award signifies a higher standard of service and reliability. It allows us to offer our customers enhanced warranties, reinforcing our commitment to providing the best for our clients,” says Austermiller.

Austermiller Roofing currently stands as only the sixth company in Tennessee to join the ranks of President’s Club 1-star members, with a vision to reach 2-star and 3-star status by 2024.

For more information on Austermiller Roofing and their recent accomplishment, please visit https://www.austermillerroofing.com.

To schedule interviews, obtain additional media materials, or more information and statistics about the rarity of female-owned construction companies – please contact Stacy McCloud by calling or texting 615-870-9088 or emailing stacy@aroluxe.com. 




About Austermiller Roofing

Austermiller, Inc. Roofing & Construction proudly holds its position as a premier full-service roofing contractor in Tennessee, committed to addressing the roofing repair and installation needs of residents and businesses across the Greater Nashville Area and throughout the entire state.

As certified residential roofing and construction specialists, Austermiller has been BBB accredited for the past 18 years, maintaining an A+ rating for our unwavering commitment to excellence. This distinction reflects our dedication to providing top-notch services to our clients.

Moreover, Austermiller was recently chosen as the 2023 Best Roofing Company in Music City and is among a select few construction companies honored with the GAF President’s Club membership, demonstrating our commitment to the highest standards in the industry.

With over 30 years of dedicated service, Austermiller brings a wealth of experience to every project. Our comprehensive services encompass residential and commercial needs, offering expertise in storm damage repair, roof leak detection, roof repair, replacement, flashing installation and repair, and proficiency in asphalt and specialty shingles.

About the GAF President’s Club Award

The GAF President’s Club Award stands as a pinnacle of recognition within the roofing industry, reserved for a select group of elite contractors who consistently demonstrate exceptional performance, reliability, and service standards.

This prestigious accolade is conferred by GAF, a leading roofing manufacturer. It is achieved by only a fraction of contractors holding the esteemed Master Elite® Contractor status.

To attain the GAF President’s Club Award, contractors must exhibit an unwavering commitment to the highest standards in sales, service, and installation. This recognition is not easily earned, making it a symbol of excellence within the roofing community.

The award signifies that a contractor like Austermiller has not only achieved Master Elite® Contractor status but has gone above and beyond, standing out as a top-tier professional in the roofing industry.

For Austermiller, receiving the GAF President’s Club Award is a testament to their dedication to providing unparalleled roofing solutions and reinforcing their position among the best in the nation. It highlights their commitment to delivering superior quality, reliability, and service to their clients.


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Stacy McCloud
Head of Public Relations
615-870-9088 (cell)


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