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Get to Know Tando Composites: The Future of Beach House Shakes

For our 40th anniversary, we want to capture 40 stories from past customers, members of Team Marshall, and industry partners. We sat down with Aaron Ishman from one of our favorite siding brands, Tando Composites. Aaron has been a dedicated partner to us and loves to see our finished projects in person. Here’s what Aaron had to say about working with Marshall and the beautiful Tando products.

How long have you been with Tando Composites? What’s your favorite part of your role?

“I’ve worked for Tando Composites for two years. Originally I started out handling Connecticut until recently transitioning to Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. My favorite part of my role is working with the great people in this industry. I have the opportunity to train both installers and architects along with working with our widespread network all over New England to help homeowners dreams become a reality.”

Can you tell us about Tando Composites’ history?

“Tando, a brand of Derby Building Products, is the leader in composite exterior cladding with Beach House Shake®, the authentic composite shingle, and TandoStone®, the #1 brand of composite stone. Backed by more than five decades of product innovation, Tando produces high performance products that professionals prefer and consumers demand.”

What are some of the recent or upcoming product innovations homeowners should be excited about?

“Beach House Shake is the authentic composite shingle that gives the undeniable look of natural cedar shingles without the uneven discoloration, streaking, splitting or cupping that happens to natural cedar. And Beach House Shake is very easy to install allowing contractors to get the job done quickly – up to 8x faster than natural cedar shingles. It is protected by a unique KAPGUARD® by Kynar® coating that provides color protection for 20+ years. Beach House Shake looks “perfect” when it is installed and will stay that way for the life of the home.”

Marshall and Tando Composites have had a great partnership, what do you think makes Marshall stand out in the industry?

“Marshall’s quality of work is second to none by using state-of-the-art materials like Beach House Shake. They are committed to training and getting the job done correctly while working with vendors to stay informed on the latest information. More importantly, their responsiveness and continued communication with the homeowner – making them feel comfortable and confident that they chose the right contractor.”

What do you think makes a great contractor?

“I believe a contractor who is passionate about their work, responsive, has excellent attention to detail, continues to master their craft and educate themselves on the latest products like Beach House Shake is a great contractor. Beyond that, standing by their word and having the homeowners’ best interest at heart is what I feel makes a great contractor. Outside of their relationships with customers they must have a great relationship with the vendors in order to continue to receive proper training and support.”

Thank you for taking the time to chat with us, Aaron! We look forward to many more years working with Tando Composites.

Aaron Ishman, Tando Composites

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