Harness Roofing and Waterproofing, GAF Partner to Protect Roof of Ozark Share & Care

Harness Roofing and Waterproofing teamed up with GAF at the end of last month to repair the roof of thrift store Ozark Share & Care in Harrison, Ark., with a new roof coating that will alleviate a significant operating expense and help Share and Care focus on using funds to meet the needs of the community.

Ozark Share & Care is a community-sponsored, non-profit emergency services program started in 1987 and has become an essential part of the Harrison community. Emergency food is provided for anyone in need, regardless of geographic location. 

Harness Roofing, a family-owned commercial roofing firm, provides waterproofing, metal roofing, and roof repair services throughout the Mid-South. The company was founded in 1976 in Harrison, which is about 140 miles northwest of Little Rock, and has branches in Texarkana, Harrison, Springdale, Fort Smith, and Little Rock, Ark; Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; West Monroe, La.; Springfield, Mo.; and Memphis, Tenn. 

“We’re very proud to partner with a manufacturer that believes in giving back,” said Justin Harness, president at Harness Roofing and Waterproofing. “Certain industries are naturally more ingrained in the community; however, there is always space for businesses of all sizes and industries to make an impact.” 

GAF, one of North America’s largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturers, donated roofing materials, allowing the Harness Roofing and Waterproofing crew to coat the existing roof system, which desperately needed rehabilitation. 

The collaboration was part of GAF’s social impact initiative, GAF Community Matters, which is focused on making a positive difference as neighbors and partners in the community by leveraging roofing expertise, resources and products to help build resilient communities.

“We are thankful we have the opportunity to donate this new roof to Share and Care [which] gives to our community every day,” Harness added.

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