Each dealer and installation contractor is independently owned and operated. Each dealer is an authorized licensed user of the trademarks Tufdek™, Tuff-shield™, Econodek™, Scuff Guard™ and Cool-Step™ which trademarks are owned by Tuff Industries Inc. Dealers and installation contractors have no authority to assume or create any obligation whatsoever, expressed or implied, in the name of Tuff Industries Inc., nor to bind Tuff Industries Inc. in any manner whatsoever. Dealers and installation contractors are solely liable for all installation-related repairs and defects and related warranty work. Tuff industries Inc. strongly recommends that customers first conduct their own independent due diligence and investigations regarding the experience and qualifications of such dealers and installation contractors prior to retaining them.