U.S. Communities

Garland/DBS, Inc.

Roofing Supplies and Support Services

Garland/DBS Inc. Roofing Supplies
Leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance solutions for the commercial building envelope.
  • Phone: 800-321-9336
  • Fax: 216-883-2055

Garland/DBS, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance solutions for the commercial building envelope. Founded in 1895, the Garland organization is 100 percent employee owned, ensuring that every Garland employee is vested in the long-term performance outcomes of your roofing projects. We offer public agencies and non-profits a comprehensive selection of roofing material solutions and support services, including:

  • Sustainable systems, such as vegetative roofs, rooftop photovoltaic systems, and energy-reducing reflective coatings
  • Environmentally responsible, low-odor/low-VOC restoration, maintenance, and repair materials
  • High-tensile modified and built-up waterproofing systems
  • Architectural and structural standing seam metal roof and wall systems
  • Fluid-applied urethane and acrylic systems
  • Online roof asset management database services
  • Comprehensive engineering services, including wind uplift computations and shop drawings
  • Turnkey construction management services 
Products & Services

  • Roofing and Waterproofing Materials offer a Full Range of High‐Performance Materials for Modified, BUR, Metal, Sustainable, Restoration, Maintenance and Waterproofing Applications
  • Turnkey Roofing Projects including:

    • Competitively Bid Labor
    • Material Planning
    • Specifications
    • Engineering
    • Installation Services
    • Project Management
    • Close‐Out & Warranty

  • Use of Qualified Local Contractors
  • Non‐Roofing Related Trades (e.g. masonry, windows, walls, doors, etc.
  • Sustainable Roofing Solutions such as Vegetative & Photovoltaic Systems
Dry Zone Roof Asset Management Services
  • Inspection & Assessment
  • Moisture Analysis
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Leak Response
Project Management Services
  • Planned pre‐bid meeting
  • Facilitate pre‐construction conferences, as well as progress meetings throughout project
  • Post‐job inspections to assure that quality standards are met
New Products

Garland sets new industry standard in UV and aging performance with the introduction of its thermoplastic KEE-Stone membrane. It is designed for use as part of a two-ply hybrid roof system to stand up against the harshest weather.
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asphalt-based roof membrane
designed to extend roof life.

OptiMax was developed with an innovative technology that combines asphalt and polyurethane to create the most durable and longest-lasting modified membrane on the market. Unlike traditional asphalt membranes, OptiMax becomes increasingly resilient as it ages because the polyurethane molecules continue to chemically link with one another over time. Learn More

Garland's Energizer BK Waterproof Coating Improves Performance, Reduces Life-Cycle Costs

Garland’s new Energizer BK specially formulated cold-applied waterproof coating improves the long-term performance of new and existing coal tar pitch and asphalt roofing systems. This waterproof coating provides resistance to moisture, chemicals, VA and aging. Learn More

Garland’s New Air & Water Barriers Reduce Air Leakage, Improve Building Performance

Garland’s new Aero-Perm™ line of permeable air and water barriers control the movement of air through the building envelope, reducing condensation, moisture development and energy loss in the wall assembly. Available in both a fluid-applied and self-adhering version. Learn More 

Project Highlights

Purchasing roofing through the U.S. Communities contract ensures:

  • Turnkey single-source accountability in designing and installing complex roof projects
  • Speedy implementation using pre-qualified local contractors
  • Extended roof service life through timely repairs, maintenance, and restorations
  • Over 200 locally based employee-owner representatives for personalized field support
  • Best-practice processes to ensure your roofs meet or exceed their designed service life
  • Quality-controlled manufacturing with our industry’s lowest warranty adjustment rate
  • Zero tolerance for material or labor-related deficiencies
  • High-performance solutions for reduced life-cycle costs
Turnkey Project Pricing to Expedite Projects While Maintaining Best Government Pricing

Garland/DBS, Inc. offers competitively-solicited pricing for roofing and waterproofing materials and installation services that can be nationally adjusted to your local market using the prevailing wages established by your state regulatory agency or the Federal Government’s Department of Labor. Garland/DBS’s commitment to offering the best value and lowest available pricing through the U.S. Communities program is further enhanced by a site-specific pricing model that we compare against the Master Agreement’s pricing schedules:

Step 1:  A Garland/DBS estimator will apply the Master Agreement pricing to the scope of work defined for each project by developing a line-item price breakdown based upon the actual dimensions of your roof. This serves as our Guaranteed Maximum Price for the project.

Step 2:  Since roofing and waterproofing projects are never considered to be a standard application or configuration, there are an infinite number of combinations that can result across the country. Garland/DBS’s site-specific pricing model aims to further reduce the final project price by administering a fully transparent, informal process for obtaining competitive quotes on each project from local Garland approved contractors. 

Step 3:  Once the general condition costs, standard overhead and profit are applied to the lowest qualified quote received for the project, the site-specific price is compared to the Guaranteed Maximum Price. If there are any savings generated using the site-specific price, they are passed directly to the Participating Public Agency in the form of a site-specific discount.

Other Key Features & Benefits: 1) Competition for labor on each project; 2) Prevailing wage compliant; 3) Entire catalogue of building envelope components & services; 4) No access fees; 5) Initial evaluation, budget, recommendations and proposal development services are all free of charge; 6) Adjusts to projects of different size, scope, complexity and challenges; 7) Adaptable to include other associated building trades; 8) Reduces Participating Public Agency administration throughout the procurement, progress and completion of roofing & waterproofing projects; 9) Responsibility and accountability before, during and post-construction; 10) Compliant with local & national building codes

For more information, please contact Frank Percaciante:


How do I place an order with Garland/DBS, Inc.?
To place your first order, please contact us to establish your Garland/DBS, Inc. account.
Frank Percaciante
Lead Referral Manager
Phone: (800) 321-9336, ext. 3693

For all subsequent orders, please contact your locally based representative.

What exactly is covered under the Garland/DBS, Inc. contract for Roofing Supplies, Waterproofing and Related Products and Services?
Included in this contract is an integrated selection of roofing and waterproofing materials and services to meet the performance specification requirements of a full spectrum of roofing projects including but not limited to:

  • High-performance modified roofing and built-up systems
  • Architectural and structural standing seam metal roof, wall and rain screen systems
  • Sustainable roofing solutions, such as vegetative and photovoltaic systems
  • Fluid-applied urethane and acrylic coatings
  • Maintenance and restoration products
  • Exterior waterproofing including air and vapor barriers, plaza deck waterproofing and wall coatings
  • Engineering services
  • Ten-step process for identifying and resolving roof problems
  • Computerized roof-asset management services
  • Design-build construction management

What if a product or service is not found in the catalog?
According to the terms of the contract, Garland/DBS, Inc. will price all items not specifically listed in our catalog using RS Means stated cost with a mark-up percentage.

Are there incentives for agencies to purchase turnkey, rather than materials only?
Yes. Every agency will be offered the opportunity to further reduce its installed costs on a per project basis by allowing the local Garland/DBS, Inc. representative to bid the labor portion of the job to Garland’s locally based approved contractors. If the pricing comes in lower than the Guaranteed Maximum Price based on the initial contract, the Agency will benefit from that cost reduction, which will be clearly labeled as such on the final proposal.

Does Garland/DBS, Inc. manufacture the products it sells?
The Company manufactures the vast majority of the materials sold, as measured by sales volume, with all aspects of product development and quality control under the direct daily supervision of Garland employees.

What is its primary sales/distribution method?
The Garland distribution model uses over 200 sales representatives who live and work in your agencies’ communities to manage its roofing projects. Sales representatives are dedicated employee owners of the Company, vested in the long-term success of the projects they manage.

What kind of field support is available to U.S. Communities participants?
The Garland/DBS, Inc. sales representatives managing roofing projects receive a minimum of 200 hours of industry-specific classroom and field training within their first year of employment, and a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education every year thereafter. In addition, the sales team is supported by a technical staff that includes engineering, design, and construction professionals.

What is the Garland track record for performance?
In the last 35 years alone, Garland materials have weatherproofed the roofs of over 200,000 facilities across North America and the United Kingdom, with warranty expenses representing less than one percent of sales and 100 percent funded through its financial strength.

How well can Garland/DBS, Inc. support our agencies’ sustainability requirements?
Garland was among the first in the roofing industry to commit to green technologies, investing in vegetative roofing capabilities as far back as 1991. The Garland/DBS, Inc. contract offers a wide range of sustainable solutions under its Greenhouse umbrella, including ENERGY STAR® qualified, CRRC, LEED® point contributing, and otherwise independently assessed “green” materials that provide one or more ecologically responsible benefits. A complete list of green products can be found on the Company’s Web site: www.garlandco.com.

Emergency Preparedness

Advance planning can minimize disaster-related disruptions. Garland/DBS, Inc. helps get your facilities back up and running as quickly as possible when disaster strikes. Services include emergency notification of first-responder contractors who are pre-qualified and licensed to work in your area.

Key Emergency Preparedness Solutions:

  • Disaster Readiness
  • Storm Tracking
  • Contractors on Call
  • Post-Storm Assessment
  • Post-Storm Site Management
  • Emergency Repair Materials

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Are you getting the expected, warranted service life out of your roofs? Find out how to receive a FREE roof preventive maintenance training conducted on-site at your facility by a knowledgeable, locally based Garland representative.

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