The Drake Group LLC, a consortium of 68 leading specialty distributors, presented CertainTeed Insulation with a Vendor of the Year Award at the company’s winter meeting in Dallas, Texas.

“We chose to honor CertainTeed Insulation this year because they have shown extraordinary service to the industry and remarkable growth across the board,” said Jeff Dushack, executive director of The Drake Group. “Our group of leading independent dealers from across the entire United States rated the company very high in the areas of trust, communication and responsiveness.”

Presented on an annual basis, the awards are based on feedback from distributors at more than 280 locations in 43 states. The award was presented to Russ Karnis, director of distribution sales, and Rob Malandra, vice president of sales for CertainTeed Insulation.

“Given the Drake Group's reputation throughout the industry, being named Vendor of the Year is high praise,” said Malandra. “The recognition is a testament that our efforts to maximize service to key customers has been successful, and that top to bottom, CertainTeed remains a world class organization in the insulation marketplace.”