Zone Expert Certified

What does this mean for you and your project?

A Promise of Excellence

At The Exterior Zone, we believe that our craftsmanship is only as strong as the knowledge and certifications that back it. That’s why we’ve dedicated ourselves to becoming experts in our field, consistently earning and maintaining top-tier certifications that set us apart. Our “Zone Certified” page is a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence and your assurance of quality, reliability, and industry-leading practices.

State Certified Expertise

Our Company Builder License, #26000680, is more than official paperwork—it’s your guarantee of The Exterior Zone’s state-approved quality and compliance. Led by Qualifying Officer Dillon Saferian, with credentials confirming our expertise, we transparently showcase our license to affirm your trust in our authority-endorsed services. Valid through 05/31/2026, we are committed to delivering excellence on every project, today and in the future.

Insurance Assurance

Our comprehensive coverage, demonstrated by our Certificate of Liability Insurance, is more than a formality; it’s our pledge to safeguard your interests. With robust liability and workers’ compensation policies, we commit to a secure, protected service environment for every client.

Master Elite® Roofing Excellence

The Exterior Zone stands among the elite with the prestigious GAF Master Elite® certification – a testament to our exceptional quality and service. This exclusive recognition places us in the top echelon of roofing contractors, ensuring every roof we craft is a masterpiece of reliability and craftsmanship.

Premier Siding Expertise

As a James Hardie Preferred Contractor, The Exterior Zone is distinguished for superior skills and steadfast commitment to the craft of fiber cement siding. This recognition marks our place among the elite, where meticulous standards in installation, customer satisfaction, and continuous training are not just met, but exceeded.

The Exterior Zone proudly carries the mark of CertainTeed’s 5-Star Contractor for siding, signifying the highest standard of excellence in the industry. Our certification acknowledges our mastery in siding installation and our pledge to deliver the best in home protection and curb appeal.

Expert Leadership

Dillon Saferian, Zone Director

Dillon’s insight into business and marketing stems from his robust educational background, having earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus on Marketing from Walsh College. This qualification underpins his strategic approach to steering The Exterior Zone towards success.

Chris Cull, Operations Manager

With a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Chris brings a solid foundation in business operations to The Exterior Zone. His academic experience enriches the team’s operational strategies and enhances our service delivery.

Client Trust

The glowing testimonials from our clients reflect the positive experiences and satisfaction of homeowners like you. These reviews stand as a testament to our dedication to service and the exceptional results we consistently deliver.

ZoneExpert Certification Program

At The Exterior Zone, upon our many commitments, the quality of our workmanship is at the top of the list. With continuous practice, continuous improvement, continuous learning, and continuous adaptation to continuous change we are able to provide each client with a completed project in which one can only take the utmost pride in. Please read below to see exactly what it means to be ZoneExpert Certified.

** Due to continuous improvement, continuous learning, and continuous adaptation, Certifications are subject to change at any time.

ZEC – Apprentice

Our Apprenticeship Program starts on Day 1, each new employee receives approx. 24 hours hours of training on the following:

  • Who we are as a company.
  • Our commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Get Paid to Learn
    • Hours spent training outside of work, for example training seminars, are paid at hourly wage rate, upon completion of closed book Training Quiz with a score of 90% or better.
  • Complete Company Training Guide (Time Sensitive).
  • OSHA 10 Online Construction Training.
  • OSHA First Aid I Training.

ZEC – Journeyman

(Reaching this certification will grant a $2 per hour raise)

Becoming a ZoneExpert Certified Journeyman requires pride, integrity and dependability. Upon reaching this level of expertise the individual has shown their commitment to our mission as a company. In order to achieve and retain this title the individual must:

  • Apprentice Requirements Completed.
  • Complete Company Training Guide (again).
  • Attend all Continuous Learning and Development training and seminars.
  • OSHA 30 Hour Construction Training.
  • Accept Responsibility of OSHA Competent Person.
  • 32 Hours of Course Study (Outside Work)
    • Hours spent training outside of work are paid at hourly wage rate, upon completion of
      closed book Training Quiz with a score of 90% or better.
  • Employed over 3 years with The Exterior Zone.
  • Complete 5,400 hours of On The Job Training or 10,800 hours of Verified Trade Experience.

ZEC – Master

A ZoneExpert Certified Master will accept any task; big, small, intricate or simple and lead The Exterior Zone Team to the most efficient and effective path to success. Achieving and retaining this title has not been an easy or short task, our team has put full faith into each decision made by the individual to be in the best interest of each client. This individual must:

  • Journeyman Requirements Completed.
  • Complete Company Training Guide (again).
  • Obtain the full trust and faith of our team.
  • Proven Leadership Skillset.
  • 96 Hours of Course Study (Outside Work)
    • Hours spent training outside of work are paid at hourly wage rate, upon completion of
      closed book Training Quiz with a score of 90% or better.
  • Employed over 4 Years with The Exterior Zone.
    Complete 10,800 hours of On The Job Training or 21,600 hours of Verified Trade Experience.

Certified Precision

Our promise for quality extends right to your doorstep. The Exterior Zone is proud to have certified experts, whose specialized training with Therma-Tru ensures that every door installation is performed with the utmost precision. With each certified installer on our team, you can expect nothing but the best in functionality and design for your home.

Based in Oxford and Lapeer, Michigan, The Exterior Zone has proudly served communities, including Lake Orion, Clarkston, Metamora, Rochester, and Brandon, for over 15 years. Our expertise lies in crafting exceptional renovation experiences that prioritize precision and quality, ensuring your home receives the care it deserves.

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