Longtime NAHB Remodelers Members Dan Bawden and Robert Criner Inducted into National Remodeling Hall of Fame

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 22 – The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers inducted Dan Bawden, CAPS, GMB, CGR, CGP, a remodeler from Houston and Robert Criner, CAPS, CGP, GMR, a remodeler from Yorktown, Va., into the National Remodeling Hall of Fame for their contributions to the remodeling industry. Bawden and Criner were recognized at the NAHB Remodelers All-Stars Celebration during the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas. “As a member of NAHB and NAHB Remodelers for over 28 years, Dan Bawden has had a profound impact on…

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Meet JANET from Granite Transformations & TREND Transformations!

New quirky home remodeling design guru describes how to remodel with less stress & mess Miami, FL– In the historic tradition of quirky comedic commercial spokes personalities, Granite Transformations & TREND Transformations, an International home remodeling franchise company, is launching a new multimedia ad campaign in 2020 to introduce Janet, the new Design Guru, from Granite Transformations & TREND Transformations. The “Janet” character, portrayed by actress Llana Isaacson, is a smart, witty and no-nonsense spokesperson who pops into the home to thwart a potentially bad home remodeling experience. She proceeds…

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Renovate America Reaches Agreements Regarding Administration of the HERO Program in California

Favorable Agreements Validate and Formalize Numerous Consumer Protection Measures Company Has Already Proactively Implemented, Setting the Framework for Industry Standards for PACE SAN DIEGO, Aug 9 – Renovate America, the nation’s largest provider of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, today announced it has reached an agreement with six district attorneys and one city attorney representing themselves and the entire State of California to resolve a review initiated in 2015 regarding administration of the company’s proprietary Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) program. This agreement is the culmination of a 30-month cooperative effort…

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Interiology Design Co. Is a Triple PRISM Award Winner

WATERTOWN, Mass., Oct. 28, 2019 — On October 24, Interiology Design Co. won three PRISM Awards for their outstanding interior design work. Interiology won Gold in the Best Interior Design of a Private Residence – Bedroom, Silver in the Best Interior Design of a Private Residence – Living Room/Dining Room, and Silver in the Best Bathroom Remodel Between $75,000 and $125,000 categories. This is the fifth year in a row Interiology Design has been a PRISM Award winner. Luxurious Bedroom Retreat-PRISM Gold Award Winner Luxury Waterfront Living-PRISM Silver Award Winner Commenting on the multiple awards, Mark Haddad, President and…

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Western Window Systems Creates New Remodeling Division

“Skye Walls” to Focus on Reducing Friction for Homeowners Phoenix, December 17, 2019 – Today, Western Window Systems, part of the PGT Innovations (NYSE: PGTI) family of brands, announced Skye Walls, a new remodeling division designed to help homeowners reduce the friction associated with indoor-outdoor living remodels. “Western Window Systems introduced architects, builders, and glaziers to several category-defining areas of indoor-outdoor living — custom homes, residential communities, commercial, and multi-family,” says Chet Willis, who heads up the division and is the vice president of production builder sales. “And once again,…

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Hausera Unveils Results of First Annual “The Truth about Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations” Survey

The new survey results reveal homeowners’ challenges, sources of inspiration, and style and technology preferences when renovating kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. – Nov. 19, 2019 – Hausera, a new kind of online kitchen & bath specialty retailer that is launching this fall, today released the findings of its first annual “The Truth about Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations” survey. With the goal of uncovering facts, trends and challenges about kitchen, bathroom and laundry room renovations, the survey, conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by Hausera, found that most homeowners have…

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Home Improvement Projects are Worth Cost and Time

WASHINGTON— Homeowners who decide to undergo a home improvement project, whether it be interior or exterior modifications, often find that the task was worth the investment and time, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®, with insights from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. The 2019 Remodeling Impact Report, an examination of 20 projects, surveyed Realtors®, consumers who have taken on home renovation projects and members of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Remodeling Impact: Project – 3 Top Joy Score Project The report examines…

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Raising Homes and Raising Contractor Profits

Make homes more resilient to flooding and increase home value with home lifting By RANDY YOUNG People will always want to live by the water. “Salt Life” isn’t just a cute phrase — for some, it truly is a way of life. Current building codes and Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) regulations are greatly reducing the risks that affect homes in the floodplain. These are all good news for homeowners and insurance companies. For the contractor, new homes are a great source of production and income. But what about the…

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R.D. Olson Construction, TCA Architects renovate Olive Crest residential home

R.D. Olson Construction, an award-winning general contracting firm in Irvine, Calif., partnered up with TCA Architects and local subcontractors to renovate nonprofit Olive Crest’s short-term residential therapeutic home in Santa Ana. “Demo day” occurred Saturday, Sept. 1 at 8 a.m.and kicked off the renovation of the 1954 home’s kitchen and living areas. Improvements will include new flooring, appliances, water heater, AC and other amenities to provide a more comfortable environment for the six young women living in the house. Founded in 1973, Olive Crest provides safe, residential facilities to house Orange County youth. R.D….

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Discreet Smoke Detectors Gain Favor in Homes

Small, unobtrusive smoke detection sampling points replace traditional smoke detectors for improved look, superior fire protection Although smoke detectors are essential for safety and mandated by the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), traditional, bulky models mounted on ceilings or walls in high end residential homes can interrupt – even ruin – the overall design and feel of a space. As a result, many affluent homeowners are seeking out alternative solutions that allow for the discreet placement and even concealment of smoke detectors. For some, this has meant adopting more advanced…

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