Gulf Coast Supply & Manufacturing Joins Roofing Industry in Making ‘Sustainability’ a Key Goal for the Future

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February’s International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Orlando raised the “sustainability” standard for the best and the brightest in the industry, an emphasis that fits right in with the energy-efficient and eco-friendly goals of Gulf Coast Supply & Manufacturing, LLC, (, a leading producer of quality metal roofing in the Southeast since 1996.

Sustainability was the buzzword at February’s International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Orlando. In fact, IRE’s Renewable Energy Pavilion was rebranded the Sustainability Pavilion, a decision in sync with the goal of Gulf Coast Supply & Manufacturing, LLC, ( to introduce innovative roofing products like OceanGuard that are renewable, energy-efficient and eco-friendly.

"Sustainable products are a fast-growing segment of the roofing industry," said Lindsay Roberts, Director of the IRE, adding that the pavilion was designed to feature a collection of products and services to help roofing professionals meet the growing demand for sustainability in their operations.

Gulf Coast Supply’s newest product line, OceanGuard, fits right in with that goal.

“OceanGuard is attractive, durable and energy-efficient,” says Ray Bowen, Gulf Coast Supply’s Director of Sales and Corporate Development, who has been with the company for 12 years

Bowen notes that OceanGuard, which has a 25-year anti-corrosion warranty, requires no specific setback requirement regarding distance from breaking surf or salt-water shoreline. Plus, OceanGuard’s coating is Kynar 500, known for its color retention as well as its resistance to corrosion

In addition, as far as “sustainability” is concerned, Bowen described OceanGuard as “environmentally conscious” because it’s “100 percent recyclable,” as well as being made from partially recycled material. Bowen added that the new GCS product is cost-effective, long-lasting and has a high wind rating.

Little wonder, then why Gulf Coast Supply has been the metal roofing manufacturer of choice since 1996 for architects, contractors and homeowners throughout Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and the Caribbean.

Last year, the company introduced a revised logo and opened two new facilities. The new logo and locations come at a time when some other companies have been forced to cut back because of a tough economy.

“For 16 years, customers across the Southeast have trusted Gulf Coast Supply in Horseshoe Beach as a manufacturer of premium quality metal roofing,” said GCS Vice President Jonathan Sherrill. “My dad and uncle built Gulf Coast Supply from scratch based on principles of honesty, customer appreciation, premium products and fair prices. These values are in full display in our new locations in Stuart and Alachua.”

Here are details about the two locations:

GCS Alachua – The 7,000-square-foot manufacturing facility is at 14480 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, FL, 32615, just off Interstate 75, and less than 20 miles from the University of Florida in Gainesville. It’s well-suited to expedite delivery and service to Central Florida, one of the state’s key population centers.

GCS Stuart – A 7,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at 8701 SW Old Kansas Ave., in Stuart, FL, 34997, in Martin County, is a perfect fit for the Treasure Coast, whose communities stretch from Hobe Sound and Jupiter in the south to Sebastian in the north and include Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce and Vero Beach.

As with staff members at its main headquarters in Horseshoe Beach, employees at both the Alachua and Stuart locations are steeped in Gulf Coast Supply’s tradition of product knowledge and customer service.

“Everyone in our sales staff is trained and knowledgeable, especially on metal roofing,” Sherrill said, adding that from design phase to long-term warranties, customers deal with just one sales representative. “Big box stores, and even smaller chain stores, have to be familiar with so many different products – and that limits their knowledge on any one of them, especially roofing.”

ABOUT: Gulf Coast Supply & Manufacturing, LLC, is headquartered at 4020 SW 449th Street in Horseshoe Beach, FL, 32648. For more information about the company and its products, call toll-free 1 (888) 393-0335 or visit The local number is (352) 498-0778; the fax is (352) 498-7852. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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