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homefront Expert Tips, News and Happenings from Atlanta’s Home Improvement Community COMPILED BY KALI MALLARD

Expert Q&A

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The Atlanta Green Building Council of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association has voted in a new chairman, Dave Radlmann, CGC, LEED AP BD+C and CEO of the commercial general contracting company Urban Eco Group (www.urbanecogroup.com) and the residential design build company Heirloom Design Build (www. heirloomdesignbuild.com). Radlmann has served on the board for two-and-a-half years, since he helped found the Green Building Council with 11 others in 2009.

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the buck, delivering a 78% return on to Remodeling magazine’s 20112012 “Cost vs. Value” report. Some fiber cement siding is even made with recycled post-consumer waste, helping to keep usable material out of landfills. Plus, it

To facilitate real-time communication on projects, pricing, inventory and more, builders and suppliers are turning to BuilderLink, a free online community and software solution. “More than just a social site, this powerful system connects you with other professionals, keeps you up to date on industry news and is a portal to the popular BuilderLink Estimating Module,” writes Allen Hanahan, vice president of sales at Atlanta-based Carolina Lumber & Supply (www.carolinalumber.com), in a post on the company’s blog. “This module allows you to get prices, estimates and inventory status from Carolina Lumber whenever you want.” Carolina Lumber adopted the tool in August 2011 to keep up with the fast-paced needs of their building customers and has experienced positive results.

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Radlmann’s goal for 2012 is to help the board continue to support and advocate green building certification and practices. He also hopes to introduce a new series of programs called “The Builder’s Toolbox for the New Economy.” This four-part series will feature roundtable discussions with top professionals in related fields and help businesses discover solutions to grow and be profitable in 2012. For more information, visit www.atlantahomebuilders.com/councils/GreenCouncilEvents.cfm.

“With BuilderLink, the contractor can be onsite, update old estimates, get new ones and find out if the lumber yard has what they need in stock without waiting for sales people to call them back or manually check their stock,” says Mark Pearsall, BuilderLink’s board chairman and an industry veteran. “It’s all online, so it saves everyone time and money.” For more information on BuilderLink or a demonstration, visit www.yourbuilderlink.com or contact Angel Menchaca at 877-228-0884 or angel@yourbuilderlink.com.

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Whole House Renovation $250K to $500K Photo courtesy of Epic Development

Single-Family Builder, Builds 1-50 Homes a Year $575K-$649,999

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The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association presented local homebuilders, remodelers and industry professionals with OBIE Awards in recognition of excellence in the field at a ceremony Nov. 12, 2011. “It’s just another indication that we’re on to something,” says Rick Bennett, director of design and construction at Epic Development, which took home four OBIE Awards this year in the categories of Outdoor Living Under $75K, Infill New Construction Under $299K, Remodel Under $250K and Remodel $250-$500K. “We work diligently to understand the latest trends and bring the most valuable ones to the market in a way that our customers can appreciate and afford.” Thrive Homes was also honored this year, receiving five OBIE Awards in the categories of Best Building Design $500K-$749,999; Best EarthCraft House 2,000+ Sq. Ft.; Single-Family Builder (Detached), All Builders $550K-$699,999; Single-Family Builder, Builds 1-50 Homes a Year $575K-$649,999; Single-Family Builder $500K-$574,999. For more information, visit www.atlantahomebuilders.com.

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Atlanta Expert Helps Write Book on Residential Green Building and Remodeling Drawing on 30 years of experience as a contractor, educator and consultant in the residential construction industry, local green building expert Carl Seville (www. sevilleconsulting.com) has co-authored a first-ofits-kind textbook. Titled Green Building: Principles and Practices in Residential Construction and published by Cengage Learning, the 608-page hardcover targeting building professionals and students offers a comprehensive study on green building and remodeling in single-family homes. Featured on the cover of the book and inside as well is Atlanta’s Glenwood Park neighborhood, a community built with green principles. The book is available beginning Jan. 1, 2012. For more information, visit www.cengagebrain.com.

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homefront Morado Takes On New Position with MOSAIC Team Jesse Morado, CR, has joined Atlantabased MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] as director of production. He has been involved in the new construction/remodeling industry for more than 25 years. Jesse earned the Certified Remodeler designation from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) in 1994 and the Certified Aging in Place designation from the National Association of Home Builders in 2007. He currently chairs NARI’s national education committee. Jesse also is a frequent editorial contributor for Atlanta INtown. Visit www.mosaicgroupatlanta.com for more information.

Electronics Recycling Center Gets New Location The Keep Atlanta Beautiful electronics recycling program is having the best kind of problem: too much participation. With collections averaging 9,000 lbs. per month and topping 17,000 lbs. in August, the center has outgrown the Grady High School parking lot and is being moved to the former Walden Middle School on Irwin Street in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward. Old and obsolete electronics such as microwaves, cell phones and personal computers can be dropped off every second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For a list of accepted items, visit www.keepatlantabeautiful.org.

Renewal Design-Build Welcomes Three New Team Members Renewal Design-Build recently added a project manager, project designer and project development assistant to its staff. Allen Layson, project manager, has been renovating homes in Intown Atlanta for 32 years. Prior to joining Renewal, he owned and operated a design-build firm in Decatur for 14 years. Courtney Rogers, project designer, is an interior design graduate of The University of Georgia. She has designed kitchens and bathrooms throughout the metro area and recently won a 2011 Calla Award for Best Small Bathroom. Angela Ice, project development assistant, earned a bachelor’s degree in residential sciences from Florida State University. She has worked in various aspects of the design industry, including: property management, project management, furniture and textile sales, and residential and commercial interior design. For more information, visit www.renewaldesignbuild.com. Editorial Resources begin on page 85.

WHAT’S HAPPENING This Month Sun.-Tue., Jan. 1-Feb. 20 Snow Mountain Hours vary Stone Mountain Park U.S. Highway 78 East Stone Mountain, GA (770) 498-5690 www.snowmountainpark. com

Tue.-Sun., Jan. 10-22 “Emerging Voices 11” architectural exhibit Hours vary Museum of Design Atlanta 1315 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA (404) 979-6455 www.museumofdesign.org

Sat., Jan. 7 Atlanta Audubon Society bird walk 8 a.m. Piedmont Park Intersection of 10th Street/ Piedmont Ave. Atlanta, GA (678) 973-2437 www.atlantaaudubon.org

Thur.-Sun., Jan. 12-15 Atlanta Boat Show 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Thu.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. Georgia World Congress Center 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW Atlanta, GA (404) 223-4000 www.atlantaboatshow.com

Thurs.-Sun., Jan. 12-15 Atlanta International Area Rug Market Hours vary AmericasMart Atlanta 240 Peachtree St. NW Atlanta, GA (404) 220-3000 Sat.-Sun., Jan. 14-22 Historic Roswell Restaurant Week Hours and locations vary www. roswellrestaurantweek. com Sun., Jan. 22 “First Place Passion” Home Tour 3-6 p.m. Locations vary (404) 365-1107 www.cathedralantiques. org

Fri.-Sun., Jan. 27-29 Build, Remodel & Landscape Expo 12 p.m.-8 p.m., Fri.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. Atlanta Exposition Center North 3650 Jonesboro Rd. SE Atlanta, GA (952) 881-5030 www.homeshowcenter. com Sat., Jan. 28 “Organic Pest Control Solutions” 2 p.m. Oakhurst Community Garden Project 435 Oakview Road Decatur, GA (404) 371-1920 www.oakhurstgarden.org

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Made with 100% wax cardboard, EnviroLog has helped divert more than 150 million pounds of cardboard waste from landfills by turning the material into efficient, clean-burning fire logs. A single 5 lb. Enviro-Log can burn up to three hours, providing 50% more heat per pound than traditional firewood, and it’s manufactured in Fitzgerald, Ga. $21.99 per case of four 5 lb. fire logs; available in Atlanta at Whole Foods, The Home Depot and other supercenters, www. enviro-log.net

The warmth of flannel bedding is sure to banish winter-day blahs, and the Legends 6 oz. Luxury Sateen Vienna Scroll collection by The Company Store promises to do so in style. Made in Germany with 100% cotton and highquality sateen-weave construction, the bedding is available in three elegant shades: Cloud Blue, Cobblestone and Misty Iris. $34-$159; www. thecompanystore.com

Comfort and style combine in the new Jessica Charles line of upholstered swivel rockers and gliders designed with the modern mom in mind. Available in more than 400 fabrics, fine details such as tufting and hand-driven nailhead trims make each chair special for those tender first years. Plus, the chairs can easily transition into the living room post-baby. $1,407; available in Atlanta at Mathews’ Furniture Galleries, www. mathewsfurniture. com

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Small features can make a big impact. Take the new line of antique reproduction cut-glass knobs for frameless shower doors from Drexler Shower Door in Atlanta. Bringing classic styling to modern baths, these cut-glass knobs could be that “something different” you have been looking for. Soft-cut, roundcut and square-cut glass knobs are available on either a polished or brushed stainless steel post. $85-$100; www. drexlershowerdoor. com

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reen remodels are to homes what the little black dress is to fashion: They never go out of style, are affordable on any budget and work on any home regardless of age.

Newly constructed mini-mansions that leave a super-sized footprint are so last decade. Many Atlantans are choosing instead to remodel their existing homes with eco-friendly updates that conserve water and use energy efficiently. “A lot of folks are renovating homes instead of buying new ones because of the economic conditions,” says Tyler Jones, EarthCraft House program manager at Southface Energy Institute (www.southface.org) in Atlanta. “Consumers as well as builders are starting to become more aware of energy efficiency, water durability and indoor air quality – all elements that not only improve quality of life, but also save money.” However, going green is not a one-size-fits-all concept. Every home has different opportunities to improve sustainability, depending on the architectural style of the home and the scope of the remodeling. That’s why it is important to hire a certified Home Energy Rater to perform an energy audit of your home. The rater will work with your contractor to determine what energy-efficient improvements need to be done based on the results of the audit and the characteristics of your home.

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The three top features of any green home include: good indoor air quality that comes with proper ventilation and the use of low-volatile organic compounds in paint, stains and finishes; durability and efficiency. High-performance, energy-efficient homes are built tight with air-sealing insulation and Low-E windows that block UV rays that can overheat your home in the summer and drive up cooling costs. Geothermal HVAC systems, energy-efficient appliances, low-flow toilets and shower heads, low-maintenance landscaping and advanced or engineered framing products also contribute to a home’s efficiency. Using green elements when remodeling saves money in the long run, Jones says. “The argument for sustainability makes sense not just from an environmental standpoint, but an economic standpoint as well.” Alan Cablik can vouch for that. As president and owner of Cablik Enterprises in Atlanta, Cablik was his own best customer when he renovated his 1971 mid-century modern home to meet EarthCraft House standards. The 3,000 square-foot Brookhaven home has passive solar design, spray-foam insulation, Low-E windows and a geothermal HVAC system. “If you want to make the biggest impact, you go for those items,” says Cablik, whose company does green renovations and new construction. Cablik also used Georgia-grown building supplies as much as possible such as green Georgia pine for the vaulted ceilings in the living room. He installed recycled metal light fixtures throughout the house and cork flooring for the lower level. His wife planted drought-resistant plants and grasses

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Alma Hill an Atlanta-based freelance writer. Toishelp meet EarthCraft House

standards, cork flooring was installed on the lower level. (top) Drought-resistant plants and grasses were used in the yard. (bottom right)

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Remodeling a home is greener than building a new one, whether you’re enlarging the footprint to create more room or reconfiguring the space you already have. The key is to make the home energy efficient, use natural and locally grown products whenever possible and select materials that are durable and built to last. Here are some popular ecofriendly improvements to consider: 1. A geothermal HVAC system that will cut your heating and cooling costs in half 2. A solar hot-water heater that gets 90% of its heat from the sun and has a gas or electric backup 3. Reclaimed materials 4. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood 5. Recycled steel 6. Weather-resistive barriers that protect the home from moisture 7. Bio-based spray-foam and recycled-content insulation 8. Brick, stone or composite siding 9. Low-E glass windows that block UV rays 10. Moisture-resistant drywall to prevent mold —Matt Hoots, CEO of SawHorse, Inc., www.sawhorse.net

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Going green? Here are some questions to ask and things to consider before you hire a contractor to remodel your home: ❍ Determine the type of green renovations you want and how much you have to spend. ❍ Find a builder/contractor who is a member of a local professional association and ask to see their license. ❍ Look for a team that consists of an architect and a builder who have worked together before and who understand sustainability. ❍ Check their references. Ask to see other projects they have done together that are similar to yours. ❍ Find out if they specialize in EarthCraft House (new construction and renovations), LEED (new construction only) or other third-party green certification. ❍ How knowledgeable are they about passive solar design? ❍ Make sure the contractor has at least $1 million of general liability and worker’s comp insurance. ❍ Get at least three bids for your project. Remember, the lowest bid is not necessarily the most responsible. Give weight to the price, qualifications and the rapport you have with each other. ❍ Before you sign a contract, find out how long it will take for them to do your renovations and what their process is for managing the job. ❍ How, and how often, will they communicate with you? ❍ Since efficiency and sustainability are important to you, be sure to ask if they recycle construction waste, if they use local products versus imported products and if they make intelligent framing choices that reduce waste and returns. —www.cablikenterprises.com Editorial Resources begin on page 85.

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NARI Greater Atlanta Remodeling Directory 2012

Contents A Message from the Leadership of NARI Atlanta ......................................... 28 The NARI Code of Ethics ..................... 28 The NARI Board of Directors ............. 28 NARI Atlanta Tour of Remodeled Home Projects ....................................... 30 CotY Award Winners ........................... 36 Licensed Contractor Members Grid.. 42 NARI Membership (alpha listing) ..... 46 Service/Supply Members .................... 60 The NARI Greater Atlanta Remodeling Directory is published by Atlanta Home Improvement magazine.

Master Plans

Publisher ........................... Jennifer Prins Editor.....................................Kali Mallard Art Director ..................... Dona Halliday The National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Inc. Atlanta Chapter is a Georgia non-profit association. The advertising in this directory is sold to defray the cost of administration, production and distribution. NARI wishes to express gratitude to those who contributed, including those who purchased advertising space. All NARI members should be considered equally in choosing a prospective business or service. Prior to making any decision with regard to any projects or the use of any advertiser or third party, you should consider all information, including the relative size and financial strength of the provider or supplier. Fitness, quality and professionalism of workmanship and materials should also be evaluated. For more information about selecting a professional as well as other home improvement suggestions, convenient checklists and other tips and information, please refer to the national NARI website at www.nari.org and our chapter’s site at www.nariatlanta.org. Verification of a Contractor’s license can be found on the Georgia Secretary of State website, www.sos.ga.gov. NARI makes no endorsement or representation about the contents, suitability, reliability, timeliness, availability or accuracy of any information contained herein. NARI does not knowingly accept false or misleading advertising or content. Each advertiser has sole responsibility for the content of its advertising. The names, logos and marks of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the proprietary property of their respective owners. All rights are reserved. You are encouraged to report to NARI any inaccurate, suspect or false content, advertising or information, any infringement or misuse of any copyrights, trademarks or similar materials. No content in this directory may be reproduced in any manner without written permission from NARI. Any errors, omissions or misplacements in any directory listing or advertising will be corrected, after receipt of notice, at the time of publication of the next NARI directory. NARI assumes no other responsibility or liability.

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On the cover: NARI Board of Directors Front row (left to right): Guy LaMarca, Jennifer Prins, Lou Alvarado, Lisa Connor Back row (left to right): Mark Buelow, Dawn Pogue, Brad Cruickshank, Peck Kehler, WalterLewis, Judy Mozen, Dean Bires Not pictured: Denis Palanza Photography by Gregg Willett Photography, (404) 964-8268, www.greggwillett.com www.nariatlanta.org

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(left to right) 2012 President Lou Alvarado and 2012 Chairman of the Board Mark Buelow

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A Message from the Leadership of NARI Atlanta We, at the NARI Atlanta Chapter, pride ourselves on being part of an organization representing the most skilled, professional and ethical companies in the remodeling industry. The leadership of NARI Atlanta’s mission is to help homeowners find the right professional partner for their remodeling projects and get the maximum value from their investment dollars.

The NARI Code of Ethics Each member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry has pledged to observe high standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility in the conduct of business by: • Promoting in good faith only those products and services which are known to be functionally and economically sound, and which are known to be consistent with objective standards of health and safety. • Making all advertising and sales promotions factually accurate, avoiding those practices which tend to mislead or deceive the customer. • Writing all contracts and warranties such that they comply with federal, state and local laws. • Promptly acknowledging and taking appropriate action on all customer complaints. • Refraining from any act intended to restrain trade or suppress competition. • Attaining and retaining insurance as required by federal, state and local authorities. • Attaining and retaining licensing and/or registration as required by federal, state and local authorities.

The 2012 NARI Atlanta Board of Directors PRESIDENT Lou Alvarado Handy Husband Photo courtesy of Home ReBuilders

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BOARD MEMBERS: Dean Bires, CR Bires Remodeling, Inc.

1ST VICE PRESIDENT Peck Kehler Walter Lewis, CAPS, CR Iliad Financial Services Neighbors Home Services Guy LaMarca, CR 2ND VICE PRESIDENT Atlanta Design & Build Brad Cruickshank, CR Cruickshank Remodeling Judy Mozen, CR, GCP Handcrafted Homes TREASURER Dawn Pogue, CIC Denis Palanza Sutter, McLellan & Fieldstone Center Gilbreath, Inc. Jennifer Prins SECRETARY Atlanta Home Improvement Lisa Connor Magazine HADCO LEGAL COUNSEL CHAIRMAN OF THE Kevin Veler, Esq. BOARD / PAST PRESIDENT Mark Buelow, CR, CGR Distinctive Remodeling Solutions, Inc.

NARI ATLANTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Gina Grantham, CAE Contact NARI Atlanta: (770) 516-2091 admin@nariatlanta.org www.nariatlanta.org 3227 S. Cherokee Lane, Suite 1320 Woodstock, GA 30188

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NARI TOUR OF REMODELED HOMES

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;PW_KI[QVO\PM+ZIN\[UIV[PQX During the Third Annual NARI Atlanta Tour of Remodeled Homes, homes throughout metro Atlanta that have been remodeled by NARI Atlanta member organizations will be open to the public. The self-guided tour is designed to showcase the craftsmanship of NARI Atlanta members and allow homeowners to get ideas and speak directly to local remodeling professionals. Remodeling projects on display range from kitchens and baths to complete home renovations and outdoor living spaces. Tour tickets will be available for purchase at www.atlantaremodelingtour.com or at the 2012 Fall Atlanta Home Show (www.AtlantaHomeShow.com), Sept. 28-30, 2012, at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Proceeds will be donated to a non-profit organization chosen by NARI Atlanta. Attendees may visit the homes in any order, and a tour guide featuring maps, before and after photos, project details and more will be printed in the October 2012 issue of Atlanta Home Improvement magazine and available for download at www.atlantahomeimprovement.com. Call (770) 516-2091 or e-mail admin@nariatlanta.org for more information.

Here are highlights from the 2011 Tour

Main Floor Renovation Renovation company: Distinctive Remodeling Solutions, Inc., (770) 668-9393, www.DistinctiveRemodeling.net Cabinet company: Bell Custom Cabinetry, (770) 751-7861, www.bellcabinets.com ATLANTA HOME IMPROVEMENT JANUARY 2012

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Kitchen and bath renovation Renovation company: CSI Kitchen & Bath Studio, (770) 729-1999, www.csikitchenandbath.com

Main Floor Renovation Renovation company: Distinctive Remodeling Solutions, Inc., (770) 668-9393, www.DistinctiveRemodeling.net Cabinet company: Insidesign, (770) 673-0721, www.myinsidesign.com www.nariatlanta.org

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Complete Home Renovation Renovation company: Hall Construction, (678) 283-7530, www.hallconstructionllc.com

Sunroom Addition Renovation company: Decks & More, Inc., (770) 235-6929, www.decksandmore.biz Architectural designer: Robert Kauffman, Kauffman Designs, (678) 772-9290 Interior designer: Maggie Griffin, Bellissimo and Bella, LLC ATLANTA HOME IMPROVEMENT JANUARY 2012

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Kitchen/main oor renovation Renovation company: Weidmann & Associates, Inc., (770) 552-8396, www.weidmannremodeling.com

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Outdoor Living Area Renovation Renovation company: Innovative Outdoors, (770) 995-6795, www.innovativeoutdoorsllc.com

Addition/In-law suite Renovation company: Home Forge Remodeling, (404) 371-0102, www.homeforgeremodeling.com Architect: Stacy Monroe, re:FORM Designer: Melissa Brown, Instinctive Design

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OUTDOOR KITCHENS SCREENED-IN PORCHES CUSTOM DECKS ADDITIONS & SUNROOMS BASEMENTS & BATHROOMS GREEN REMODELING

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Certified Fabricators/Installers Solid Surface, Stone, and Quartz materials.

Oldcastle Surfaces, Inc. handles any size projects ranging from large commercial jobs to remodels and new construction. We work with anyone from a general contractor to the residential home owner. We treat every job, large or small, with the same great service and diligence that has earned us our reputation as one of the best surface providers in the market. Our products include: GRANITE • QUARTZ • SOLID SURFACE • WOOD • RECYCLED

Offering multiple brands in each category. With our wide array of products we are sure to meet all your needs.

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The Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards are given each year by the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) to members who have demonstrated outstanding work through their remodeling projects. In November, winners in each category were honored for projects ranging from kitchen and bath remodels to whole-house renovations and additions.

CotY AWARD WINNERS 2011

THE CotY AWARD WINNERS ARE:

Residential Kitchen Under $40,000 Raymac Remodeling

Residential Kitchen $40,000-$80,000 Renewal Design-Build

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Residential Bath Over $60,000 John Rogers Renovations

Residential Bath $30,000-$60,000 Raymac Remodeling

Residential Interior Under $100,000 John Rogers Renovations

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CotY AWARD WINNERS 2011

Residential Interior $100,000 and Over John Rogers Renovations

Residential Addition $100,000-$250,000 Construction Ahead

Residential Addition Over $250,000 Decks & More (team entry) and Remodelers]

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Residential Exterior Under $100,000 Decks & More

Residential Exterior $100,000 and Over Innovative Outdoors

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CotY AWARD WINNERS 2011

Residential Exterior Specialty Decks & More

Entire House $250,000-$500,000 Construction Ahead

Entire House Over $1,000,000 Handcrafted Homes

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Diversified Cabinet Distributors 5250 Brook Hollow Parkway, Norcross GA

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404-925-1731

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AAA Remodeling, Inc.

678-453-5500

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Abbey Construction Company, Inc.

404-456-5123

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Adapted Living Spaces LLC

404-734-7343

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Affordable Contracting, Inc.

770-577-6279

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All American Construction

678-455-4719 x1

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Artisans of Atlanta Inc.

404-377-3350

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Atlanta Area Building & Remodeling, LLC

404-353-5660

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Atlanta Building Company

770-783-0960

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Atlanta Design & Build

770-565-8999

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Attention to Detail Home Remodeling

770-649-7743

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Aycock Properties, Inc.

404-220-7693

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Big Bear Construction, Inc.

770-435-5440

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Bires Remodeling, Inc.

404-226-1841

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Brewer Builders, Inc.

770-977-1812

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Brownlow and Sons Company, Inc.

770-977-8404

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Castle Renovations, Inc.

770-564-9500

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Clark Interiors, Inc.

404-231-1555

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Colonial Craftsmen Construction, Inc.

404-723-8062

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Colquitt Builders - Remodelers

770-267-9758

Complete Remodeling Solutions

678-431-7539

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Connelly & Company

404-636-5990

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Connelly Building & Remodeling Co., Inc.

770-982-2930

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Construction Ahead, Inc.

770-234-0911

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Copper Sky Renovations

404-931-7419

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Cruickshank Remodeling

404-235-0988

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CSI Kitchen & Bath Studio

770-729-1999

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DBD Renovations, LLC

770-565-7121

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Distinctive Remodeling Solutions, Inc.

770-668-9393

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E-S-N Building and Remodeling Inc.

770-754-1110

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Exovations

770-205-2995

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Finegan Home Improvements, LLC

404-353-5611

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Furin Construction, Inc.

404-474-7293

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Glazer Design & Construction

404-683-9848

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Glen Huff Remodeling

678-482-2151

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Green Basements & Remodeling, LLC

678-445-5533

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H & M Remodeling, Inc.

770-276-0893

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Hall Construction and Real Estate Services L.L.C.

678-283-7530

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HammerSmith, Inc.

404-377-1021

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Handcrafted Homes, Inc.

770-642-1010

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Harbour Towne Construction, Inc.

770-455-1930

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Harry’s Home Renovations

770-231-6896

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Hawthorn, Inc.

404-325-1004

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Heaney Remodeling, Inc

770-499-2282

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Hodge Design & Remodeling, Inc.

706-769-1600

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Home Forge Remodeling LLC

404-371-0102

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Home Improvement Source, L.L.C.

678-935-0135

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Home Rebuilders, Inc.

404-876-3000

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HSGroup

770-888-3321

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Kayler Construction Services, Inc.

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Paces Construction Company, LLC

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Pantheon Properties, LLC

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Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling

770-985-1727

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Pinnacle Custom Builders, Inc.

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Raymac Remodeling

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RD Endeavors, LLC dba Battle Renovations

770-586-0200

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Renewal Design Build

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Revival Construction, Inc.

404-888-9886

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Rexi Contracting, LLC

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Reynolds Renovations and Restoration, Inc.

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RJK Renovations

770-592-3328

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RL Hayes, Inc.

770-667-1518

RLS Construction, Inc.

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Rubicon Construction, Inc.

678-858-7969

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Scott Reid Associates, Inc.

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Struby Construction

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Summit General Contracting, Inc.

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Totally Dependable Contracting Services, LLC

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Tytan Construction & Remodeling, LLC

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Weidmann & Associates, Inc.

770-552-8396

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Wilbanks Construction Company Inc.

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Wisdom Properties, Inc.

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NARI Membership NARI MEMBERS - ALPHABETICAL LISTING Licensed contractors include residential and general contractors fulfilling the requirements of the State Licensing Board for those engaged in construction contracting. Anyone wishing to verify the licensing status of a NARI Member can do so through the State of Georgia Contractor Licensing Board, at http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/contractors. 5th Generation Painting & Contracting, Inc. Melissa Bean 1344 East Cobb Drive, Suite 3 Marietta, GA 30068 770-509-2525 Contractor’s License #: GCCO001627 5thgen@5thgen.us http://www.5thgenerationcontracting.com Full service general contractor. We have five generations of experience in residential and commerical improvements, emphasizing the most important aspect of contracting - making our customers our first priority. A & D Horizon, Inc. Dorothea Norman 1681 E. Kellogg Circle Douglasville, GA 30134 404-925-1731 Contractor’s License #: RLCI001275 adhorizons@bellsouth.net http://www.adhorizoninc.com General contracting for all of your construction needs. OSHA-Certified, Earthcraft, License General Contractor, Licensed Minister, NANBPW, Asbestos, GSWCC, WBC, MBO. AA Marble & Granite, LLC Paresh Shah 4235 Steve Reynolds Blvd. Norcross, GA 30093 770-931-2244 pshah@andrewsassociates.net http://www.andrewsassociates.net AA Marble and Granite has been in business since 1990. Over that time we have established ourselves as the premier supplier of marble, quartz and granite countertops in Atlanta for residential and commercial applications. BBB Accredited with A+ rating. AAA Remodeling, Inc. Donn Bivolcic 4463 Towne Lake Parkway, Suite 100 Woodstock, GA 30189 678-453-5500 Contractor’s License #: RBQA004157 donn@aaaremodelinginc.com http://www.aaaremodelinginc.com Complete Residential Remodeling, Additions, Basement Finishing, Roofing, Windows, Siding, Gutters and more. 100% Financing available. Abbey Construction Company, Inc. Frederic Dawson P.O. Box 420487 Atlanta, GA 30342 404-456-5123 Contractor’s License #: RLQA002857 fdawson@abbeyconstructionco.com http://www.abbeyconstructionco.com/ Renovation and New Construction on residential homes and multi-family units. Able Quality Remodeling, Inc Jakky Shanahan 1080 Realm Lane Lawrenceville, GA 30044 678-392-7962 nomatterthecall@gmail.com http://www.atlablequality.com/ Handyman services including painting, doors, windows, drywall, electrical, lighting, plumbing, foreclosure renovations, pressure washing, roofing, siding, gutters, hardwood floors, tile, carpet and carpentry. Adapted Living Spaces LLC Barbaro Ponce , Master of Architecture 1189 Argonne Way NE Atlanta, GA 30324 404-734-7343 Contractor’s License #: RBCO002024 adaptedlivingspaces@gmail.com http://www.adaptedlivingspaces.com

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Full-service, design/build remodeling and construction company in metro Atlanta, specializing in the renovation of bathrooms, kitchens, basements, home additions and new construction, as well as the restoration of fire / water damaged homes. Affordable Contracting, Inc. Jessica Dix 8711 South Flat Rock Road Douglasville, GA 30134 770-577-6279 Contractor’s License #: RBQA004065 info@affordablecontracting.net http://affordablecontracting.net Our services include exquisite design/build assistance with a staff of designers, estimators, and project managers working together to provide our clients with professionally designed and crafted renovations and additions.

Architectural Visions, Inc. Peter Diehl 1873 McFarland Pkwy Alpharetta, GA 30005 770-262-8776 pdiehl@avimarvin.com http://www.avimarvin.com Marvin and Integrity Window & Door wholesaler and retailer with two design galleries located in Buckhead and Alpharetta.

All American Construction Michael Sircy 430 Tolbert Street Cumming, GA 30040 678-455-4719 x1 Contractor’s License #: RLQA002057 office@lovemyhomeagain.com http://www.lovemyhomeagain.com All American Construction is a Design/Build/ Remodel General Contractor working in both residential and commercial construction.

Arrow Waste Rip Thomson P O Box 920365 Norcross, GA 30010 770-441-3037 arrow.waste@yahoo.com http://www.arrowwaste.org Locally owned provider of 10-, 20- and 30yard roll-off containers to the remodeling and building industries. Serving metro Atlanta since 1994.

Amazing Improvements, LLC Gary Damm, Master Decorative Concrete - Concrete Institute 2719 Wynford Ave Marietta, GA 30064 404-433-0195 amazinggeorgia@bellsouth.net http://www.amazingimprovementsllc.com Atlanta’s premier concrete coatings contractor. Commercial or Residential applications include Epoxy, acid stained flooring, floodproof and hypoallergetic basement floors, GREEN stained concrete solutions, polished concrete and more. Decorative Concrete applications and staining are specialties. BBB Accredited.

Artisans of Atlanta Inc. Matthew Johnson 2890 Mountain Breeze Rd. Marietta, GA 30064 404-377-3350 Contractor’s License #: RLCO000478 renovations@artisansofatlanta.com http://www.artisansofatlanta.com Artisans is a full service renovation company. We specialize in additions, kitchens, baths, 2nd story additions and older in-town remodels.

American Elevator Michael Graff, Certified Elevator Technition (CET) 4177 Suwanee Dam Road Suwanee, GA 30024 770-300-0011 mgraff@americanelevatoratl.com http://www.americanelevatoratl.com American Elevator is the Southeast’s leading provider of residential and light commercial elevators, dumb waiters, stairway chair lifts, and vertical and inclined platform lifts. Our expertise encompasses hoistway and cab design to installation and service. American Wholesale Building Supply Co Terry Ferrero 4768 South Atlanta Rd. Smyrna, GA 30080 404-355-4666 terryferrero@gmail.com Wholesale building materials. AquaGuard Basement Systems Tom DiGregorio 581 Webb Industrial Drive Marietta, GA 30062 770-419-9111 tomd@aquaguard.net http://www.aquaguard.net Foundations stabilized, cracked/bowed walls, concrete floors/slabs raised, sagging floor joists, crawlspace encapsulation, basement waterproofing.

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Architectural Stone Accents Pamela Anderson 3667 Presidential Parkway Atlanta, GA 30340 770-865-5029 pama@asagranite.com http://asagranite.com Granite, marble, quartz, natural stone fabrication & installation.

Atlanta Area Building & Remodeling, LLC Joshua Leibowitz , CGP 1222 Brookhaven Park Place Atlanta, GA 30319 404-353-5660 Contractor’s License #: RBQA005154 josh@atlbldg.com http://www.atlbldg.com Custom Home builder, remodeler Atlanta Building Company John Southwell , CR 556 John Jacobs Trail,P.O. Box 948 Grayson, GA 30017 770-783-0960 Contractor’s License #: RLQA002505 john@atlantabuilding.com http://www.atlantabuilding.com We are a remodeler, homebuilder, and light commercial contractor experienced in handling projects of virtually all budgets. Atlanta Design & Build Dale Contant , CR 320 Wallace Road Marietta, GA 30062 770-565-8999 Contractor’s License #: RBQA000010 office@atlantadesignbuild.com http://www.atlantadesignbuild.com North Atlanta’s award-winning, full service residential Design/Build contractor specializing in: kitchens, baths, basement renovations, additions. Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine Jennifer Prins 80 West Wieuca Rd NE, Suite 115

Atlanta, GA 30342 404-303-9333 jennprins@homeimprovementmag.com http://www.homeimprovementmag.com Atlanta’s resource for information on every aspect of home improvement, from remodeling to interior design. Atlanta Home Show / SEMCO Productions Michael Schoppenhorst 1130 Hightower Trail Atlanta, GA 30350 770-998-9800 x234 michael@atlantahomeshow.com http://www.atlantahomeshow.com This 30+ year Atlanta tradition, twice yearly, offers a one-stop shop for the largest selection and cost savings for all your home improvement needs. Atlanta Insulation & Contracting Services, Inc. Lisa Russell PO Box 881 Lithonia, GA 30058 770-760-0797 atlinsulation@bellsouth.net http://www.atlantainsulation.com Install batt insulation, blown insulation, spray fiberglass, and foam. Atlanta Media Publishing dba TheHomeMag of Atlanta Lynda Arey 5457 Roswell Road, Suite 103 Atlanta, GA 30342 404-257-8800 LyndaArey@thehomemag.com http://www.thehomemag.com/atlanta/ Publishing of TheHomeMag which is the nation’s leading monthly home improvement magazine. Atlanta Specialty Millworks Paul Wilfong 1468 Chattahoochee Ave NW Atlanta, GA 30318 404-856-5481 paul@atl-sm.com http://www.atl-sm.com Residential & light commercial remodeling, deck, ceramic tile, masonry. We service West Metro Atlanta. Attention to Detail Home Remodeling David Sturm , CKBR, CAPS, CKD, Professional Certified Interior Designer 10170 Swaybranch Drive Roswell, GA 30075 770-649-7743 Contractor’s License #: RBCO 004990 david@atdremodel.com http://www.atdremodel.com Want to love your home all over again? Let us help you. Since 1997 we have provided the highest levels of workmanship, supported by unparalleled honesty, integrity, quality service and true care to clients and their homes. Aycock Properties, Inc. Kevin Aycock 750 Hammond Drive, Bldg. 15, Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30328 404-220-7693 Contractor’s License #: RLQA003108 kevin@aycockproperties.com http://www.aycockproperties.com Custom home building and remodeling. AZEK Building Products Mike McCraw 260 Park Creek Dr Alpharetta, GA 30005 678-614-6234 mike.mccraw@azek.com http://www.azek.com www.atlantahomeimprovement.com

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Bell Custom Cabinetry Paul Castell 1250 Alpha Drive Alpharetta, GA 30534 404-405-5219 paul@inspirationskb.com; michaelbell@bellcabinets.com http://inspirationskb.com Inspirations Kitchen & Bath is an awardwinning and published design studio and been building inspirations for more than two decades. Among our team, you will find a designer that loves your style and specializes in kitchen, bathroom and closet designs Bertolli Floors, LLC Bruno Bertolli 5501 Glenridge Dr., NE, Suite 528 Atlanta, GA 30342 678-887-9955 bruno@bertollifloors.com http://www.bertollifloors.com We are experts on residential hardwood install, sand & finish and repairs. Tile installation and stairs renovations. Big Bear Construction, Inc. Bearin Santos 382 Doeskin Lane Smyrna, GA 30082 770-435-5440 Contractor’s License #: RLQA002240 info@bigbear-construction.com http://www.bigbear-construction.com Residential & light commercial remodeling, deck, ceramic tile, masonry. We service West Metro Atlanta. Bires Remodeling, Inc. Dean Bires , CR, GCP 5154 Lake Carlton Road S. Loganville, GA 30052 404-226-1841 Contractor’s License #: RBQA003089 dean@biresremodeling.com http://www.biresremodeling.com A family owned company specializing in highend kitchen & bath renovations. Our focus is on exacting standards, dust control and exceptional service. B-Level, S.E. Michael Cangemi P. O. Box 2654 Acworth, GA 30102 770-516-4476 michael.cangemi@b-levelse.com Http://B-Levelse.com Lift, level, grind and repair concrete. Stabilize bowed block concrete walls. Repair and stabilize cracked poured concrete walls. Foundation repair. Boral Stone Products Dave Rice 2706 Highway 46 Heflin, AL 36264 256-463-1099 Dave.Rice@boral.com http://www.versettastone.com Stone products / Versetta Stone. Boylan Enterprises dba Bridgette Boylan Interiors Bridgette Boylan 4006 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 100 Norcross, GA 30092 770-477-5800 bb@boylaninteriors.com http://www.boylaninteriors.com BBI is a full service residential/commercial interior design firm that assists clients with their entire interior and exterior design needs. Brewer Builders, Inc. Larry Brewer 2262 Pine Warbler Way Marietta, GA 30062 www.nariatlanta.org

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Brownlow and Sons Company, Inc. Chuck Brownlow 1654 Roswell Road, SE Marietta, GA 30062 770-977-8404 Contractor’s License #: RLQA000812 chuck@brownlowandsons.com http://www.brownlowandsons.com Atlanta’s most trusted Home Remodeling Experts since 1945. Consistently ranked in Atlanta Business Chronicle and Home Reports. Builder Specialties Inc. Mark Austin 6582 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Norcross, GA 30071 770-255-1400 maustin@builderspecialties.net http://www.builderspecialties.net Products and installations for appliances, fireplaces and facings, garage doors, insulation, outdoor kitchens and lighting. Please visit one of our 3 showroom locations. Cabinet Resources Bobby Dulin 4189 Capital View Drive Suwanee, GA 30024 770-932-9910 bdulin@cabinetresources.com http://www.cabinetresources.com Fine custom cabinetry for new home and remodeling. Carolina Lumber and Supply Co. Allen Hanahan 504 Plasters Avenue Atlanta, GA 30324 404-873-2676 ahanahan@carolinalumber.com http://www.carolinalumber.com Carolina Lumber and Supply Co. has been serving Intown Atlanta with prompt, courteous service since 1900. Castle Renovations, Inc. Ray Hodges 898 Killian Hill Road Lilburn, GA 30047 770-564-9500 Contractor’s License #: RBQA003945 castlerenovations@comcast.net http://www.castlerenovations.com We offer interior & exterior repairs & renovations: windows, doors, kitchens, baths, basements, decks, porches, painting, etc., and all repair and maintenance services. Serving DeKalb, Gwinnett, Fulton and surrounding areas. Champion Window Company of Atlanta, LLC Criss Maple 3700 DeKalb Tech Pkwy Atlanta, GA 30340 770-817-1953 cmaple@championfactorydirect.com http://www.championfactorydirect.com In business since 1953, Champion is America’s largest window, siding & patio room company. We manufacture, we install, we guarantee. Open 7 days/wk. Cinergy Roofing dba The Roof Lady Kathy Dignazio 3522 Ashford Dunwoody Road#282 Atlanta, GA 30319 770-696-4820 kat@therooflady.net www.therooflady.net Roofing, painting, roof repairs, siding & gutters.

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Clark Interiors, Inc. Jennifer Clark 2276 Lawson Way Chamblee, GA 30341 404-231-1555 Contractor’s License #: RLQA001155 ciioffice@bellsouth.net http://www.clarkinteriors.net Clark Interiors specializes in all facets of highrise condominium build out and renovations. Classic Bars, Inc. Bob Wilson 5020 South Atlanta Road, Suite 5 Smyrna, GA 30080 404-350-9806 barsr@bellsouth.net http://www.classicbars.net Classic Bars, Inc., designs, builds and installs wooden custom bars for the home. Please visit the showroom on our website to see our beautiful bars. Colonial Craftsmen Construction, Inc. Jacob Lisac 925 Cripple Creek Drive, Suite 100 Lawrenceville, GA 30043 404-723-8062 Contractor’s License #: RBQA004519 jake@buildc3.com www.buildc3.com Colonial Craftsmen, a Lawrenceville, GA remodeling company prides themselves in a consistent, quality, finished product. Colonial works both inside and outside to include screen porches, decks, sunrooms, kitchen, bathroom, basement remodels and new windows. Colquitt Builders - Remodelers Steve Colquitt P. O. Box 682,1627 B South Broad Street Monroe, GA 30655 770-267-9758 Contractor’s License #: RLQA001271 colquittbuilders@windstream.net http://www.colquitbuilders.com

Remodeling/renovation, bath remodelers, kitchen remodelers, doors and windows remodelers, whole house remodelers. Complete Remodeling Solutions Jack Mattern 1124 Vinings Grove Way Smyrna, GA 30082 678-431-7539 Contractor’s License #: RLCO002506 jack@completeremodelingsolutions.com http://www.completeremodelingsolutions.com Specializing in residential and light commercial renovation and remodeling. Full-service design to finish work. Connelly & Company Bob Connelly , CR, CGR P O Box 190187 Atlanta, GA 31119 404-636-5990 Contractor’s License #: RLCO000971 connellybuilds@gmail.com http://www.connellybuildersandremodelers.com Three Generations of Builders and Remodelers. Specializing in remodeling, additions, restorations, home service and custom homes. Atlanta-Cashiers. Connelly Building & Remodeling Co., Inc. Keith Connelly , CR 1400 Oleander Drive Lilburn, GA 30047 770-982-2930 Contractor’s License #: RBQA000087 Keith@ConnellyRemodel.com http://www.connellyremodel.com A full service company with over 30 years experience in all phases of building and remodeling in the Atlanta area. Quality work at a fair price. Construction Ahead, Inc. Austin Foster , CR 2644 Woodwin Road Doraville, GA 30360

770-234-0911 Contractor’s License #: RBQA003313 austin@constructionahead.net http://www.constructionahead.net Full service Design/Build residential remodeling serving Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and surrounding areas for 17+ years. Construction Resources, Inc. Mitch Hires 246 Rio Circle Decatur, GA 30030 404-378-3132 x1101 mhires@atlantamarblemfg.com http://www.constructionresourcesusa.com One-stop shopping for your bathroom and kitchen needs. Visit us at www. constructionresourcesusa.com for a complete listing of our products & services. Copper Sky Renovations Jim Walker 1310 N. Highland Avenue Atlanta, GA 30306 404-931-7419 Contractor’s License #: RBCO003988 jim.walker@copperskyrenovations.com http://www.copperskyrenovations.com We are a full design build renovation company that specializes in older homes in the intown Atlanta market (additions, kitchen & bath remodels, etc). Cowan Supply Mike MacFarlane 3032 Bankers Industrial Drive, Suite A Atlanta, GA 30360 404-351-6351 mike.macfarlane@hajoca.com www.cowansupply.com Commercial and residential plumbing distributor with luxury showroom. Cruickshank Remodeling Bradley Cruickshank , CR 1079 Alco Street, NE

Atlanta, GA 30324 404-235-0988 Contractor’s License #: RLCO000749 brad@cruickshankremodeling.com http://www.cruickshankremodeling.com Since 1980. Award-winning remodeling. Design/ Build and construction-only. ‘Cruickshank Care’ for discerning homeowners. CR,CLC,NKBA CKD. EarthCraft. CSI Kitchen & Bath Studio Steen Clausen 6527 Jimmy Carter Blvd #C-2 Norcross, GA 30071 770-729-1999 Contractor’s License #: RBQA000454 mclausen@csikitchenandbath.com http://www.csikitchenandbath.com Visit our exciting showroom featuring cabinets, appliances & countertops. CSI is a licensed contractor specializing in complete home renovations. Custom Glass Atlanta, Inc. Ginny Gibbs 7040 Jonesboro Road Morrow, GA 30260 770-960-9622 jenny@customglassatlanta.com http://www.customglassatlanta.com Sales & installation of mirrors, glass shower enclosures, closet systems, door hardware, bath hardware and windows. Commercial and Residential. Daltile Leslie Dean 1441 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30318 404-355-0158 leslie.dean@daltile.com http://www.daltileproducts.com Manufacturer and distributor of ceramic & porcelain tile, natural stone, and granite slabs. 6 Showroom/Warehouses, 1 Design Gallery and a Slab Yard.

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Decks and More, Inc. Frank Pologruto 1060 Medlin Street Smyrna, GA 30080 770-235-6929 Contractor’s License #: RLCO000751 Frank1@decksandmore.biz http://www.decksandmore.biz We build outdoor living spaces, porches, patios, fireplaces, room additions, basements, baths, decks and more. We are here to serve you! Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio Mary Kathryn Timoney 351 Peachtree Hills Ave., N.E.Suite 234 Atlanta, GA 30305 404-261-0111 mk@designgalleria.net Award winning custom cabinetry and kitchen & bath designs. Designs by BSB Becky Sue Becker Certified Kitchen Designer Certified Bathroom Designer Certified Aging-In Place Specialist 2147 Riverbirch Ct Lawrenceville, GA 30044 404-456-8799 designsbybsb@gmail.com http://designsbybsb.com Award-winning, comprehensive design services or consultation for kitchen/bath, offices, laundry

& related rooms.Creating appetizing & aspiring solutions for over 20 years! Detail Design & Remodeling Robert Warren Nine Dunwoody Parkway, Suite 136 Dunwoody, GA 30338 678-234-6303 Contractor’s License #: RBQA003751 robert@detaildesign.biz http://www.detaildesign.biz Full service remodel consistently giving excellence in detail, design & performance. Expert in knowledge, professionalism & keeping happy customers. Devcon Security Tony Pace 2030 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 220 Atlanta, GA 30339 404-956-9623 GA-LVU004277 apace@devcon-security.com www.devconsecurity.com Residential and Commercial security featuring interact and remote security technology. UL Certified. DeVore & Johnson, Inc. Lisa Jones 4488 Brogdon Park Court Suwanee, GA 30024 678-714-9232 ljones@devoreandjohnson.com http://www.devoreandjohnson.com Plumbing wholesaler with branches in Athens, Suwanee & Forest Park. Athens & Suwanee locations feature showrooms. Distinctive Remodeling Solutions, Inc. Mark D. Buelow , CGR, CR 1500 Woodstock Road Roswell, GA 30075 770-668-9393 Contractor’s License #: RLCI000251 NARIatlanta@DistinctiveRemodeling.net

http://www.distinctiveremodeling.net National Award winning Design/Build remodeling firm specializing in additions, kitchens, baths, basements & whole house renovations. Diversified Cabinet Distributors, Inc. John Winfree 5250 Brook Hollow Pkwy Norcross, GA 30071 770-447-6363 john.winfree@mascocabinetry.com http://www.dcdcabinets.com We design, supply and install a wide range of kitchen and bath cabinets and countertops. With over 30 yrs. exp., we provide competent and competitive service. Dixie Plywood and Lumber Company Dean Steele 2803 Pleasant Hill Rd. Duluth, GA 30096 678-957-4500 dasteele@dixieply.com http://www.dixieply.com Dixie Plywood & Lumber Company, a full service distributor covering the Metro Atlanta area and Georgia. Drexler Shower Door Company David Drexler 1452 Northside Drive Atlanta, GA 30318 404-351-4141 daviddrexler@bellsouth.net http://www.drexlershowerdoor.com Manufacturer and installer of standard and custom framed and frameless shower enclosures. We also provide mirrors, glass shelves, store fronts, etc.. Duracraft of Georgia Siding & Window Company John Powell 130 Stanley Court Lawrenceville, GA 30046

770-921-1992 john@duracraftofga.com http://www.duracraftofga.com Atlanta’s premier company for replacement: windows, siding, gutters & covers. Where quality installation makes it ‘Easy to see the difference.’ Earthly Matters Contracting, Inc. Javier Dominguez 1360 Union Hill Road, Suite 1E Alpharetta, GA 30004 770-346-0203 ematter@bellsouth.net http://earthlymatterspainting.com A full service painting company serving metro Atlanta and the surrounding areas for over 10 years. BBB Accredited. EcoMech LLC. Tim Uzar 12 Brightling Lane Newnan, GA 30265 678-270-0151 Contractor’s License #: CN210305 customerservice@ecomech.net http://www.ecomech.net EcoMech is the leading installer of residential & commercial Geothermal HVAC & Mechanical Systems. We also perform other energy effecient services such as sprayfoam insulation, Solar PV arrays, solar waterheaters, rainwater collection systems, and Bi-polar ionizers for superior indoor air quality.

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DBD Renovations, LLC Thomas Drew 2031 Wynn Drive Marietta, GA 30062 770-565-7121 Contractor’s License #: RBQA004358 thomas@dbdrenovations.com http://www.dbdrenovations.com Design/Build firm specializing in elegance and quality. High-end whole residence remodels, kitchens, baths, basements and additions. Metro Atlanta.

E-S-N Building and Remodeling Inc. Charlie Eison 5840 Twelve Oaks Drive Cumming, GA 30028 770-754-1110 Contractor’s License #: RBQA001472 esnbuilding@bellsouth.net http://www.esnbuilding.com We offer complete construction services with the highest regard for professionalism, integrity, cost efficiency and timelines.

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Everdry Waterproofing of North Georgia John Fahmy 3800 New McEver Road Acworth, GA 30101 678-741-2900 cdeverdry@hotmail.com www.everdryatlanta.com The professionals at Everdry locations have been serving homeowners as far back as 1983. Everdry takes an active role in bettering the waterproofing and foundation industries and enhancing the products and services offered to homeowners.

Furin Construction, Inc. Brandt Furin , CR P.O. Box 49331 Atlanta, GA 30359 404-474-7293 Contractor’s License #: RBI002850 brandtfurin@bellsouth.net http://www.furinconstruction.com We focus on smaller projects and pride ourselves in our high level of craftsmanship and one-on-one attention throughout the entire remodeling process.

Excel Restoration & Construction, Inc. Brent Mileur 5717 Hwy 20 Sugar Hill, GA 30518 770-945-4889 bmileur@excelrestoration.com http://excelrestoration.com Providing superior quality in the Roofing, Siding & light Kitchen and Bathroom remodeling.

Georgia Kitchens Andrea Erikson 5089 Bristol Industrial Way, Ste. K Buford, GA 30518 678-482-5150 aerikson@bellsouth.net http://www.georgiakitchens.net Appliance sales and installations

Exovations Doug Bowling 1550-A Oak Industrial Lane Cumming, GA 30041 770-205-2995 Contractor’s License #: RBCO004404 dbowling@exovations.com http://www.exovations.com Exovations offers homeowners replacement of siding, windows, doors, roofing, decks, painting, and gutters. We also offer gutter protection systems and our own under deck ceiling system, Deckbrella. We offer a lifetime workmanship warranty. Call us today. Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. Jim Lewis 11600 Wills Road Alpharetta, GA 30004 770-442-1800 jim.lewis@ferguson.com http://www.ferguson.com Ferguson provides plumbing, appliances, and lighting to Remodeler/Builder trade. Showrooms in Alpharetta, Athens, Buckhead, Fayetteville, & Suwanee. Fieldstone Center, Inc. Darlene Poynter 10575 Old Atlanta Highway Covington, GA 30014 770-483-6770 darlenep@fieldstonecenter.com http://www.fieldstonecenter.com Natural and manufactured stone, architectural stone fabricator/supplier. Finegan Home Improvements, LLC Paul Finegan 580 Sailwind Drive Roswell, GA 30076 404-353-5611 Contractor’s License #: RBQA004932 paulfinegan@bellsouth.net Whole house remodeling, additions, basements, kitchen/bath design & remodel, exterior work includes decks, siding, porches, windows, doors, flooring, roofing, masonry work. First Glass Inc. Bob Humphrey 1515 University Dr. Auburn, GA 30011 678-425-2254 bob.humphrey@firstglassinc.com http://www.firstglassinc.com Specializing in the manufacturing and installation of framed and frameless shower enclosures,mirrors, and closet shelving. Founders Kitchen and Bath, Inc. Robbie Baron 1755 Founders Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-569-4499 robbie.baron@fkbga.com http://www.fkbga.com Since 1988, Founders Kitchen and Bath, Inc. has been providing high quality cabinetry and exceptional service to customers in Georgia.

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Glazer Design & Construction Randy Glazer 1094 Victoria St., NW Atlanta, GA 30319 404-683-9848 Contractor’s License #: RLCO000024 info@glazerconstruction.com General Contracting-residential and commercial home construction and renovations: Kitchens/ baths/additions/basements/outdoor living/media rooms/wine cellars/office build outs/store buildouts. Earthcraft Certified, Lead Certified. Glen Huff Remodeling Glen Huff 3300 Hamilton Mill Road, Suite 102-111 Buford, GA 30519 678-482-2151 Contractor’s License #: RLCI000875 info@glenhuffremodeling.com http://www.glenhuffremodeling.com Glen Huff Remodeling delivers unparalleled craftsmanship and customer service. State Licensed & fully insured. Kitchens, baths, basements & additions. Great American Floors Jason Seltzer 5965 Peachtree Corners East, Suite B-3 Norcross, GA 30071 770-399-9110 x11 jason@greatamericanfloors.com http://www.greatamericanfloors.com Carpet, hardwood, laminate, hardwood refinishing, tile. We service Metro Atlanta. Call Jason Seltzer direct at 770-331-4142. Serving Atlanta since 1992! Green Basements & Remodeling, LLC Laura Green 13987 Highway 92 Woodstock, GA 30188 678-445-5533 Contractor’s License #: RBO004832 info@greenbasements.com http://www.greenbasements.com Interior painting, exterior painting, granite / quartz, flooring, faux finishes, roofing, basement finishing, kitchen & bath and more. Gwinnett Technical College Kenny Adkins , CLC 5150 Sugarloaf Pkwy Lawrenceville, GA 30043 678-226-6649 kwadkins53@yahoo.com http://www.gwinnetttech.edu Honorary member. H & M Remodeling, Inc. Ronald Maddox 6319 Hickory Branch Dr. Hoschton, GA 30548 770-276-0893 Contractor’s License #: RBQA004006 ron@hmbuilds.com http://www.hmbuilds.com We are a fine home remodeling company with over 25 years of combined experience. We specialize in basement build-outs, kitchens/ baths, and additions.

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HADCO Lisa Connor 325 Horizon Drive Suwanee, GA 30024 770-932-7282 lconnor@hadco.net http://www.hadco.net Leading distributor of Viking and other highstyle, high-performance designer appliances. Designer showrooms and demonstrations by appointment. Hall Construction and Real Estate Services L.L.C. Bradley Hall , CR, Lead RRP PO BOX 724332 Atlanta, GA 31139 678-283-7530 Contractor’s License #: RBQA004754 bhall@hallconstructionllc.com http://hallconstructionllc.com We offer complete real estate, design and build services throughout metro Atlanta. We have been in the construction industry for over 10 years. Lead RRP certificate holder, Service Magic Seal of Approval, Next Generation Mentor Graduate. HammerSmith, Inc. Warner McConaughey , CR 807 Church Street Decatur, GA 30030 404-377-1021 Contractor’s License #: RBQA003117 renovate@hammersmith.net http://www.hammersmith.net Atlanta’s top design & renovation firm specializing in older intown homes: kitchens, baths, attics & additions. Hundreds of photos on website. Handcrafted Homes, Inc. Judy Mozen , CR, GCP 505 Boulder Way Roswell, GA 30075 770-642-1010 Contractor’s License #: RLQA000958 officers@handcraftedhomes-inc.com http://www.handcraftedhomes-inc.com Award-winning firm with Certified Remodeler & Green Certified Professional. Designs, renovations, and new construction in Metro Atlanta & N.GA mountains. HANDY HUSBAND Lou Alvarado 3471 Chamblee Dunwoody Way Atlanta, GA 30341 770-234-0424 Lou.Alvarado@handyhusband.com http://www.handyhusband.com We do minor home & commercial repairs. All work satisfaction guaranteed. Free estimates & flexible working hours. Visit us at www.handyhusband.com. Harbour Towne Construction, Inc. Tom Dwyer , CR 2090 Dunwoody Club Drive, Suite 160-212 Atlanta, GA 30350 770-455-1930 Contractor’s License #: RLQA002160 tomdwyer@harbourtowne.net http://www.harbourtowne.net Since 1979. Full service residential and light commercial remodeling firm. Design/Build services. Certified Remodeler. Atlanta Business Chronicles ‘Top 20 Residential Remodelers’ 2008 & ‘Top 25 Residential Remodelers’ 2009. Harry’s Home Renovations Harry Kirchhoff 3635 Glenaireview Ct. Dacula, GA 30019 770-231-6896 Contractor’s License #: RBI003538 harrykirchhoff@earthlink.net Additions, basements, roofing, painting, cabinetry, kitchens, bathrooms & repairs. Hawthorn, Inc. Steven N. Prittie P.O. Box 8250 Atlanta, GA 31106

404-325-1004 Contractor’s License #: RBQA003384 steve@hawthorninc.com http://www.hawthorninc.com TWO DIVISIONS: Hawthorn is full-service design/build, and does kitchens/baths/ additions/whole houses. Laurel Projects does small jobs. Heaney Remodeling, Inc Tim Heaney 410 Collegiate Drive Powder Springs, GA 30127 770-499-2282 Contractor’s License #: RBQA003689 tim.heaney@heaneyremodeling.com http://www.heaneyremodeling.com Let experience be your guide. Tim Heaney, owner of Heaney Remodeling, has 25 years of experience in Atlanta’s remodeling market. We build relationships. Hodge Design & Remodeling, Inc. Larry Hodge , CR P O Box 1319 Watkinsville, GA 30677 706-769-1600 Contractor’s License #: RLQA001285 larry@hodgedr.com http://www.hodgedr.com Full-service remodeling, additions, basement finishing, whole house renovations, kitchens & baths. We serve the greater Athens Area. Home Depot John Gordon 2455 Paces Ferry Road Atlanta, GA 30339 770-384-5783 john_gordon@homedepot.com http://www.homedepot.com Home Forge Remodeling LLC Bruce Meller 111 New Street Suite A Decatur, GA 30030 404-371-0102 Contractor’s License #: RBQA004725 bmeller@homeforgeremodeling.com http://www.homeforgeremodeling.com Home Forge Remodeling, LLC is a full-service design-build firm with expertise in kitchens, baths, additions, basements, and whole house renovations. Home Improvement Source, L.L.C. Shay Mitton 125 Town Park Dr. Suite # 300 Kennesaw, GA 30144 678-935-0135 Contractor’s License #: RLCO002272 Shay@MyHomeImprovementSource.com http://myhomeimprovementsource.com Award-winning, state licensed, full service residential remodeling. Design/Build Services: kitchens, baths, basements, additions, and more. Home Rebuilders, Inc. Bill Bartlett 1629 Monroe Drive Atlanta, GA 30324 404-876-3000 Contractor’s License #: RLCI000579 karenking@homerebuilders.com http://www.homerebuilders.com Award-winning design / build firm specializing in kitchens, baths, additions, whole house/ranch conversions, custom homes and handyman services. HSGroup Mike Perry , CR 825 Lakeglen Drive Suwanee, GA 30024 770-888-3321 Contractor’s License #: RBQA004610 mike@homespacesatl.com http://www.hsghomepros.com Award-winning Certified Remodeler specializing in kitchen, bath renovations, room additions, energy efficient windows, crawlspace moisture control system. www.atlantahomeimprovement.com

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Inspectors Associates, Inc. D/B/A We Teach House Stan Garnet , ICCASHI 339 S. Atlanta St Roswell, GA 30075 770-552-1224 stan@weteachhouse.com http://www.INeedAnInspector.com Residential and commercial property inspections. Training for the housing industry.

Innova One Productions Donna Davis-Ballard 2555 Irwin Oak Overlook Marietta, GA 30064 678-290-8953 donnadavis@homeandstyletv.com http://www.homeandstyletv.com A full service video production company. We work with companies in the home improvement business to provide online video.

Intown Renaissance Construction, LLC Paul Enloe , CLC 213 Mt. Vernon Drive Decatur, GA 30030 404-377-3976 Contractor’s License #: RBQA001511 paulenloe@me.com General contracting and renovation - Master craftsmen specializing in upscale additions, decks, kitchens, baths and custom finish carpentry.

Innovative Outdoors LLC Thomas Boyce 3517 Bailey Road Dacula, GA 30019 770-995-6795 thomas@innovativeoutdoorsllc.com http://www.innovativeoutdoorsllc.com Landscape Architecture / Landscape Contracting Design / Build.

J. Werho Construction Company Jeff Werho , CR, CAPS 2923 Emerald Drive Jonesboro, GA 30236 770-477-8983 Contractor’s License #: RLQA000893 jwerho@gmail.com Twenty-two years of dedicated service to the Southern crescent. Small repairs to full-scale renovations performed one job at a time.

Insidesign, Inc. John Reynolds 1231 Ashford Crossing Atlanta, GA 30346 770-673-0721 john.reynolds@myinsidesign.com http://www.myinsidesign.com One-source distribution of architectural wood products including custom cabinetry, molding/trim, doors, hardwood flooring & stairs.

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JD Kitchens Bath & More L.L.C Vicki D’Amico 8720 Main StreetSuite 120 & 130 Woodstock, GA 30188 770-516-1602 vidamico17@gmail.com http://jdkitchens.com We are a full service kitchen and bath showroom offering design build services. John Rogers Renovations

John Rogers , RRP 809 Debbie LaneSuite 100 Woodstock, GA 30188 404-644-0115 Contractor’s License #: RBO 003310 Renovations@jrrenovations.com http://www.jrrenovations.com Design build kitchens, bathrooms and complete renovations.

Jill Weber , CR 9370 Stoney Ridge Lane Alpharetta, GA 30022 770-650-0632 Contractor’s License #: RBQA004487 jilldw@kitchenconnections.biz http://www.kitchenconnections.biz Award winning design to build kitchen and baths, additions and whole house.

KauffmanDesign Services Robert Kauffman 1844 South Garden Ct. Atlanta, GA 30319 678-772-9290 kauffmandesign@mindspring.com http://www.kauffmandesign.com We offer full-service architectural design in remodeling. 30 years experience specializing in client participation, green and healthy design.

Kitchen Fronts of Georgia, Inc. Allan Apple 3291 LaVenture Drive Atlanta, GA 30341 770-455-3139 info@kitchenfrontsofga.com http://www.kitchenfrontsofga.com Atlanta’s oldest refacing company - 30 years. Refacing will completely change your kitchen’s look with little mess at a reasonable cost. Member BBB.

Kayler Construction Services, Inc. Tom Kayler 1202 Embassy Court Powder Springs, GA 30127 678-414-3043 Contractor’s License #: RBQA004096 kcsi@bellsouth.net http://www.kaylerconstruction.com Specializing in all phases of home remodeling. KCSI is a client-focused company building relationships based on trust, dependability, and integrity. Kevin Buckley Builders Kevin Buckley 665 Westhollow Ct Roswell, GA 30075 404-721-0160 Contractor’s License #: RBQA002664 kevin@kevinbuckleybuilders.com http://www.kevinbuckleybuilders.com Quality custom residential building and renovating services. Kitchen Connections LLC

Kudzu.com Allison McClain 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Atlanta, GA 30328 678-645-4726 Allison.McClain@coxinc.com http://www.kudzu.com Marketing with Kudzu.com and HGTV.com specializing in Home Services. Law Office of Kevin M. Veler, Esq. Kevin Veler 11770 Haynes Bridge Rd., Ste. 205-337 Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-752-0990 KMV@kmvlaw.com http://www.kmvlaw.com Kevin Veler is legal counsel to NARI Atlanta and is a construction attorney representing remodelers and others in the construction industry in construction and business matters. Kevin also represents property owners and others in consumer construction matters.

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Iliad Financial Services Peck Kehler 4763 Township Walk Marietta, GA 30066 678-614-2205 peckkehler@aol.com http://www.peckkehler.com We organize financial junk drawers and create financial strategies for retirement and succession planning.

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LEFKO Renovations David Lefkovits 9 West Park Court NW Atlanta, GA 30342 404-846-6372 Contractor’s License #: GCQA001687 david@lefkorenovations.com http://www.lefkorenovations.com Family owned. Focus on extraordinary customer service, meticulous project management & supervision and high standards of integrity & professionalism. LUXE Linear Drains, LLC Joe Phillips 763 Adair Ave Atlanta, GA 30306 770-398-8110 joe@luxelineardrains.com http://www.platinumstainlesssteel.com LUXE Linear Drains by Platinum Stainless Steel provide linear and tile insert drains manufactured to achieve stylish design elements in residential and commercial projects. Magnet Construction Services, Inc. Mark Galey, CR 250 Deer Trace Drive McDonough, GA 30253 678-583-5599 Contractor’s License #: RLQA002195 mark@magnetconstruction.com http://www.magnetconstruction.com Award winning Certified Remodeler focused on improving our client’s lifestyle through re-design of space & function. Marmi Natural Stone Judy Talley 5433 Goshen Springs Road Norcross, GA 30093 770-921-7601 jtalley@marmistone.com http://www.marmistone.com Marble & granite countertop fabricator and

installer. One stop shop with over 250 different granite varieties in stock. Visit our Norcross showroom. MasterPiece Lighting Phil Sherer 558 14th Street Atlanta, GA 30318 404-897-9977 philsherer@masterpiecelighting.com http://www.masterpiecelighting.com Supply lighting & hardware products. Lighting design and layout with free delivery and in home warranty. Service all of Georgia. McClure-Johnston of Atlanta John J. Colpo, Jr. 1700 Wilson Way Smyrna, GA 30082 770-438-8500 john.colpo@mcclurejohnston.com http://www.mcclurejohnston.com Wholesale distributor of siding, roofing, windows and other exterior building products.

Moda Floors and Interiors Dean Howell 1417 Chattahoochee Ave Atlanta, GA 30318 404-477-3744 dean@modafloorsandinteriors.com http://www.modafloorsandinteriors.com Experienced, award winning, full service, floor & window covering company. We offer a wide range of products & professional installation. Moon Brothers, Inc. Amanda O’Brien 1662 McLendon Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30307 404-377-6006 Contractor’s License #: GCQA000839 amanda@moonbros.com Design / Build, general contractors, high-end remodeling, architectural services.

Metro Mechanical, Inc. John Smith 1395 Old McDonough Hwy Conyers, GA 30094 770-388-0737 Contractor’s License #: CN209284 johns@metromechanicalhvac.com http://metromechanicalhvac.com Heating and air conditioning services.

Mosaic Group Architects and Remodelers William Fadul , CR 2358 Perimeter Park, Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30341 770-670-6022 Contractor’s License #: RBQA004613 william@mosaicgroupatlanta.com http://www.mosaicgroupatlanta.com/ Residential renovation & additions. Design available, job size $30,000-$1,000,000. Locations: In-town, NW Atlanta, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs & Marietta.

Mill Works Furniture Rene Bilodeau 6820 Meadowridge Ct., Suite A-5 Alpharetta, GA 30005 678-662-4815 rene@millworksfurniture.com http://www.weatherworksshutters.com Mill Works Furniture is a local custom manufacturer of Weather Works* exterior shutters. All materials are rot resistant and designed for exterior use.

MTI Whirlpools Michael Kornowa 670 North Price Road Sugar Hill, GA 30518 800-783-8827 info@mtibaths.com http://www.mtiwhirlpools.com Award-winning designs. Handcrafted quality. Customization. Products include bathtubs, shower bases, enclosures, sinks and bath furniture.

Nehemiah ReConstruction, LLC John Gwaltney 3162 Johnson Ferry RoadSuite 206-14 Marietta, GA 30062 678-990-6921 jgwaltney@nehemiah.com http://www.nehemiah.com Exterior replacment contractor: James Hardie Siding, windows, doors, decks, screen porches, sunrooms, gutters, gutter protection, synthetic stucco replacement. Neighbors Home Remodeling Walter Lewis , CR, CAPS 395 Monivea Lane Roswell, GA 30075 678-571-9464 Contractor’s License #: RBQA004685 wlewis@neighborshome.com http://www.neighborshome.com Design/Build & home improvement of kitchen, bath, basements, additions, porches, decks & sunrooms. Primarily serving East Cobb and North Metro. Noodlehead Studios, Inc. Beth Coetzee 106 Summer Place Norcross, GA 30071 770-620-2279 beth@noodleheadmarketing.com http://noodleheadmarketing.com Noodlehead Studios is an award-winning interactive marketing firm specializing in creative services including graphic design, web design, video production, and new media marketing. North Georgia Brick Dave Mayton 2405 Oak Street West Cumming, GA 30041 770-866-6555 dmayton@ngabrick.com http://www.northgeorgiabrick.com Brick Distributor.

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Oldcastle Surfaces, Inc Mell Hill 1400 W Marietta Street NW Atlanta, GA 30318 404-355-3108 mellisa.hill@oldcastleapg.com http://www.oldcastlesurfaces.com Oldcastle Surfaces is the largest countertop fabricator and installer in the Southeast. We offer and install granite, marble, quartz, wood, solid surface or recycled materials. We also fabricate & install Corian, Basix, HIMACS, Staron and Avonite at an affordable price. Outdoor Architecture Jeffrey Johnson 734 Mountain Park Road Woodstock, GA 30188 770-992-3834 Contractor’s License #: RBQA003622 outdoorarch@charter.net http://www.outdoorarchitecture.net A design/build company specializing in fine outdoor structures, exterior and interior design. Established in 1982. Outside Landscape Group, LLC Rick Kaldrovics 11435 N. Fulton Industrial Blvd. Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-754-1188 Rick@outsidelandscapegroup.com http://outsidelandscapegroup.com OLG is a full-service Landscape Design/Build

company providing talents in Landscape Architecture and excellence in complete in house construction. Overhead Door Company of Atlanta Clay Farlow 221 Armour Drive Atlanta, GA 30324 404-872-3667 clay.farlow@ohdatl.com http://www.ohdatl.com Garage doors/openers, entry doors, storm doors, gates and gate operator systems. Hand-crafted, custom wood, ‘carriage-house’ garage doors. Paces Construction Company, LLC Richard Everett, Jr. 3325 Paces Ferry Road, NW Atlanta, GA 30327 404-841-8841 Contractor’s License #: RLCI001377 richard@pacesconstruction.com http://www.pacesconstruction.com Paces Construction is a residential remodeling and custom build firm concentrating in Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Vinings and Brookhaven neighborhoods.

Norcross, GA 30093 770-985-1727 Contractor’s License #: RLQA001146 wtomala@pdr-usa.net Emergency services, water and fire damage repair, mold remediation, pack outs, inventory management and storage, interior and exterior remodeling. Pella Southeast Tim Beattie 2605 N. Berkeley Lake Rd., Suite 400 Duluth, GA 30096 678-697-1880 tbeattie@pellasoutheast.com Distribution of Pella Windows & Doors. Permit Management Group Jean Vallee 910 Athens Highway, Suite K-105 Loganville, GA 30052 404-247-0652 jean@atlantapermits. com http://www.atlantapermits.com Serving residential & commercial contractors by aquiring the building, signage, land disturbance, demo, tenant finish and trade permits for projects.

Pantheon Properties, LLC Tracey Rutherford 1899 Anjaco Road NW Atlanta, GA 30309 404-355-2518 Contractor’s License #: RBC0003197 tracey@pantheonproperties.net http://www.pantheondesignbuild.com Award winning design-build company specializing in residential renovation, historic preservation, refined architectural design & cost-effective hands-on construction.

Phantom Screens - Screens of Georgia Derek Melnychuk 261 Allendale Drive Canton, GA 30115 404-624-0202 phantomscreensga@comcast.net http://www.phantomscreens.com Distributor of Phantom retractable screens for doors & windows. Executive motorized screens for patios, porches & garages.

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Pinnacle Custom Builders, Inc. Robert J. Soens, Jr. 123 Jefferson Place

Decatur, GA 30030 404-373-2345 Contractor’s License #: RLQA001270 info@pinnaclecustombuilders.com http://www.pinnacle-custom-builders.com Award winning custom home builder specializing in green construction. We do remodeling, rennovations as well as new construction. BPI certified professionals, LEED Certified, Earthcraft Certified, Georgia Power Earthcents certified contractor. Pinnacle Sales Group Ron Avery PO Box 1836 Dundee, FL 33838 863-353-4313 ravery@pinnaclesalesgroup.com http://www.pinnaclesalesgroup.com Manufacturer Rep for decorative plumbing & appliances. Plumbing Distributors, Inc. Adrienne Wilkes P O Box 1167 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 770-963-9231 awilkes@plumbingdistributors.com http://www.pdiplumbing.com Wholesale Plumbing, Open to the Public. Six Locations. Five Showrooms. Established 1973.

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North Georgia Replacement Windows, Inc. Ted Kirk 1210 Warsaw Road, Suite 1000 Roswell, GA 30076 770-888-1604 info@ngwindows.com http://www.ngwindows.com Replacement and remodeling of windows and doors. BBB Accredited.

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Portis Building & Interiors, Inc. Sam Portis , CR 4681 N. Shallowford Road Dunwoody, GA 30338 770-445-4319 Contractor’s License #: RLQA000801 sam@portisbuilding.com http://www.portisbuilding.com PBI provides distinctive renovations and additions with architectural and kitchen/ bath design services featuring Kraftmaid and Crystal cabinetry. Pranit Inc., dba Stone Unlimited Pranit Shah 1010-A, Nine North Drive Alpharetta, GA 30004 678-381-2006 pshah@stoneunlimited.net http://www.stoneunlimited.net STONEUNLIMITED is a kitchen, bathroom & tile remodeling company. We offer affordable excellence for Kitchen and Bathroom renovation services without cutting corners. STONEUNLIMITED guarantees on schedule completion, costeffective process from beginning to end, honesty, integrity and great value. BBB Accredited. Precision Glass & Hardware, Inc. Carla Loving 1681 Omie Way Lawrenceville, GA 30043 404-512-2117 info@precisionglass-hardware.com http://www.precisionglass-hardware.com With over 18 years of combined experience, PGH provides extensive knowledge and hands-on experience to deliver desired results. Shower enclosures, mirrors, glass, door locks, wire shelving, exterior shutters and bath accessories.

Premier Indoor Comfort Systems Tyson Swann 1500 Airport Drive Ballground, GA 30107 770-345-9707 tswann@premierindoor.com http://www.premierindoor.com Custom designed heating & air conditioning systems. We specialize in creative solutions for your indoor comfort system needs. Premier Surfaces Leslie Coe 845 McFarland Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30004 770-475-0004 info@premiersurfaces.com http://www.premiersurfaces.com Custom Countertop Fabrication & Installation. Granite & natural stone, Craft Art Wood, DEX, Caesarstone, metal, Silestone. ONLY Fabricator in GA Accredited by Marble Institute of America! Visit newest location in Phipps Plaza! ProBuild Jeff Pogue 3165 Pleasant Hill Rd Duluth, GA 30096 678-417-2280 jeff.pogue@probuild.com http://www.probuild.com Lumber and building materials, windows, replacement windows and doors. Professional Home Improvement, Inc. Dennis Delashmit 304 Ansley Brook Drive Lawrenceville, GA 30044 770-256-1618 Contractor’s License #: RBI000360 dennis.delashmit@gmail.com http://www.phicompanies.com Personable, knowledgeable, service-

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Quality remodeling/renovation, design/build since 1998. Whole houses, basements, additions, kitchens, bathrooms & sunrooms. Serving Buckhead & N. Atl. RD Endeavors, LLC dba Battle Renovations Mary Battle 4922 Summer Oak Drive, Suite B Buford, GA 30518 770-586-0200 Contractor’s License #: RLCO001132 marybattle1@gmail.com http://www.battlerenovations.com Specializing in Exterior Replacements; siding, windows & doors, roofing, decks & outdoor living & interior renovations: additions and basement finishing. Recentered Pieces LLC Lori Sturgess 400 Kendemere Pointe Roswell, GA 30075 678-429-3005 lsturgess@recenteredpieces.com http://www,recenteredpieces.com Our company facilitates the creation of sculpture for rent, lease or purchase made from used building materials, factory parts, and miscellaneous items. Some sculptures may earn LEED credit for Innovation in Design category. Remediation Group, Inc. Fred Rodriquez 1500 Southland Circle, NWSuite C Atlanta, GA 30318 404-214-1470 frodriquez@remgroupinc.com http://www.remgroupinc.com Certified Professional Mold Remediation Firm specializing in residential and commercial indoor air quality, moisture, humidity, and mold issues.

   

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Renewal Design Build Peter Michelson 124 S. Columbia Dr. Decatur, GA 30030 404-378-6962 Contractor’s License #: RBI003117 peter@renewalDesignBuild.com http://www.renewaldesignbuild.com Full service general contracting & renovation firm serving Metro-East, Metro-Northeast Atlanta market. Revival Construction, Inc. Wright Marshall , CR, CGR 1991 Rockledge Road Atlanta, GA 30324 404-888-9886 Contractor’s License #: RLQA001900 wright@revivalconstruction.com http://www.revivalconstruction.com General remodeling contractor specializing in kitchens, baths, additions and whole house renovations in the in-town Atlanta area. Rexi Contracting, LLC Michael Rothman , CR, UDCR 595 Chestnut Hall Lane NW Atlanta, GA 30327 404-597-7416 Contractor’s License #: RBQA004611 rexillc@yahoo.com http://rexillc.com We are a full service remodeling company putting the wants and desires of the customer first. Reynolds Renovations and Restoration, Inc. Simon Reynolds, CR 1360 Miller Reed Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30315 404-580-6730 Contractor’s License #: RBI003234 simonreynolds@bellsouth.net Inspired additions & whole house renovations by experienced general contractor committed to customer satisfaction. RJK Renovations Bonnie Thompson 4862 Cherokee St., Bldg. 500 Acworth, GA 30101 770-592-3328 Contractor’s License #: RLCO002886 BThompson@rjkrenovations.com http://www.rjkrenovations.com We are a premier Atlanta builder and remodeling company. We provide you with a staff of, designers, kitchen and bath specialists, project managers and estimators working together to provide you with the top quality services they deserve. Our portfolio of work ranges from complete home renovations and large additions to single room remodels of kitchens and baths. RL Hayes, Inc. Royce Hayes , CGR, CLC 1150 Alpha DriveSuite 160 Alpharetta, GA 30004 770-667-1518 Contractor’s License #: RLQA001417 royce@rlhayesinc.com http://www.rlhayesinc.com Room additions, second story & attic additions, basement finishing, garage additions, kitchen & bath remodeling, pool houses. RLS Construction, Inc. Rich Sokolowski , CR PO Box 550148 Atlanta, GA 30355 404-846-9600 Contractor’s License #: RBQA000024 info@rlsatlanta.com http://www.rlsatlanta.com A quality construction company dedicated to providing superior construction services for architects, designers and homeowners in Atlanta. Roofing Supply of Atlanta John Fountain, Jr. 6835 Southlake Parkway

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Sims Remodeling Co. Glenn Sims , CR 2160 Kingston Ct., Suite H Marietta, GA 30067 770-953-5959 Contractor’s License #: RLCO001740 Sales@SimsRemodeling.com http://www.SimsRemodeling.com Since 1973, we have been performing high quality residential and commercial remodeling and building custom homes. Small Carpenters at Large, Inc. Daniel Feig-Sandoval , CR 884 Lake Avenue Atlanta, GA 30307 404-688-7665 Contractor’s License #: RLCO001034 danny@smallcarpenters.com http://www.smallcarpenters.com Providing in-town Atlanta with over 25 years of award-winning Design/Build remodeling projects. Southface Steve Lindsley 241 Pine Street Atlanta, GA 30308 404-604-3638 slindsley@southface.org http://www.southface.org Energy Institute. Southface is a nonprofit organization that for more than 30 years has promoted energy, water and resource-efficient workplaces, homes and communities throughout the Southeast. Specialty Builders Remodeling, LLC Richard Hoffman , CR, CAPS, UDCR 2582 Lake Capri Drive Conyers, GA 30012 770-496-0635 Contractor’s License #: RBQA003637 richard@specialty-builders.net http://www.specialty-builders.net Award winning contractor since 1985 specializing in additions, kitchens, baths, whole house remodeling. Certified Remodeler, Certified Aging in Place Specialist, Universal Design Certified Remodeler. Design assistance available. Specialty Tile Products Tami Mohamed 1275-D Oakbrook Drive Norcross, GA 30093 404-264-0727 tami@specialtytile.com http://www.specialtytile.com Tile distributor, retail tile showroom. SpeedHeat US LLC Peter Newman 120 Arnold Mill Park, Suite 100 Woodstock, GA 30188 678-391-3244 pnewman@speedheat.us http://www.speedheat.us Distribution and installation of electric radiant floor heating. Stock Building Supply Celia Shaw 399 North Point Pkwy Acworth, GA 30102 678-439-3328 Celia.Shaw@stocksupply.com http://www.stockbuildingsupply.com The nation’s leading distributor of building materials to professionals. Stonecrafters USA, Inc. Alci Costa 401 Wallace Road Marietta, GA 30062 770-973-0344 Becky@stonecraftersusa.com http://www.stonecraftersusa.com Fabricate and install granite, quartz or marble. Struby Construction Neil Struby 127 Jefferson Place Decatur, GA 30030

404-373-3900 Contractor’s License #: RBQA002350 neil@strubyconstruction.com http://www.strubyconstruction.com Residential renovations, additions and new construction. Sub-Zero Wolf Southeast, Inc. Diane Coker 3280 Peachtree Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30305 404-661-5182 diane.coker@subzero.com http://www.westyegroupse.com Southeast Distributor of Sub-Zero built-in refrigeration, Wolf cooking appliances, Best ventilation in Atlanta. Visit our new showroom in the Terminus Building at the corner of Peachtree St. and Piedmont Rd. in Buckhead. Summers & Sons Fred W. Summers , CR, CGR, CGB, CAPS 1700 Montreal Circle Tucker, GA 30084 770-934-2700 Contractor’s License #: RLQA001216 fred@summers-sons.com http://www.summers-sons.com Innovative solutions for whole house, accessible renovations, 2nd story, family & bedroom additions, kitchens, baths & basements. EarthCraft certified. Summit General Contracting, Inc. Brian Robison 73 Price Quarters Rd. Suite 184 McDonough, GA 30253 678-463-0120 Contractor’s License #: RLCO002116 Brian.summit@gmail.com http://summitgeneralcontracting.com We are a licensed and insured residential general contractor. We provide high-end residential remodeling. Sunrise Environments, Inc. Betsy Berman 1084 St. Louis Pl. NE Atlanta, GA 30306 404-876-6954 Contractor’s License #: RLQA000917 baberman@mindspring.com 28 years of quality remodeling. In-town older home specialist, whole house, additions, second stories, kitchens, baths, basements & outdoor living areas. Sutter, McLellan & Gilbreath, Inc. Dawn Pogue 1424 North Brown Road, Suite 300 Lawrenceville, GA 30043 678-533-2206 Dpogue@smginsurance.com http://www.smginsurance.com Insurance agency specializing in the construction industry. We write Worker’s Compensation, General Liability and other related coverages. T & R Fixtures LLC., dba Artisan Custom Closets Lisa Wisneski 210 Commerce Drive Dallas, GA 30132 770-790-5368 lisa.carlquist@gmail.com http://www.artisancustomclosets.com Custom closets, offices, garages, pantries, hobby rooms, and more. We are locally owned and operated and manufacture all of our parts at our facility in Dallas, Georgia. Direct pricing and lifetime guarantee. T Square Remodeling, Inc. Ron Sanford , CR 292 Hills Bridge Road Fayetteville, GA 30215 770-719-9114 Contractor’s License #: RLQA000705 ron@tsquareremodel.com http://www.tsquareremodel.com Winner 2009 regional CotY award for kitchens over $100,000. We also do additions, sunrooms and basements. Serving Atlanta and south metro Atlanta. www.atlantahomeimprovement.com

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The Counterpoint Group, Inc. Marc Tyson 1406 Forest Lane SE Marietta, GA 30067 678-445-9339 Contractor’s License #: RBQA002424 marc@counterpointgroup.com http://counterpointgroup.com Remodeling Contractor specializing in kitchen, bath, additions and cabinetry. The Macallan Group, LLC Mike Minutelli 1820 The Exchange, Suite 350 Atlanta, GA 30339 404-603-8833 Contractor’s License #: RLQA000895 mike@macallangroup.com http://www.macallangroup.com Renovations, additions, teardowns and new construction. Serving areas from downtown Atlanta to historic Roswell. The Marcus Corporation Marcus Hoge P.O. Box 921207 Norcross, GA 30010 770-446-1080 Contractor’s License #: GCQA000857 marcus@themarcuscorp.com http://www.themarcuscorp.com/ Family owned remodeling contractor serving Metro Atlanta for over 37 years. Let us earn your business and add your name to our long list of satisfied customers. The Remodelers Inc. Michael Jordan 1750 Old 41 Hwy NW Kennesaw, GA 30152 770-425-5822 Contractor’s License #: RBQA001292 mj@theremodelersinc.com http://www.theremodelersinc.com NARI Certified Remodeler, NKBA Kitchens & Bath Specialist, Certified DrySnap Installer, 37 years in business, free estimates. The Sherwin-Williams Company Chuck Reagan 2191 Northlake Parkway, Suite 23 Tucker, GA 30084 770-616-8817 chuck.reagan@sherwin.com http://www.sherwin-williams.com The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of coatings to professional, commercial, and retail customers. Tom Williams Residential, Inc. Tom Williams 227 Sandy Springs Place, Suite D-233 Sandy Springs, GA 30328 404-255-5224 Contractor’s License #: RBQA002592 tom@tomwilliamsresidential.com http://www.tomwilliamsresidential.com Residential custom home renovation. Top South, Inc. Kim Dobbs 830 Pickens Industrial Drive Marietta, GA 30062 770-422-4009 x751 kdobbs@topsouth.com http://www.topsouth.com Fabricating and installing quality custom countertops since 1989. Top South is about customer satisfaction...that is why our business is a success.

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Totally Dependable Contracting Services, LLC Donald Hagemeister 4048 Omra Drive Marietta, GA 30066 770-509-7498 Contractor’s License #: RBQA001982 donh@totallydependable.com http://totallydependable.com Full-serve, award-winning remodeling and new construction firm specializing in major renovations since 1987. Handy man service available. Traditions in Tile and Stone Jack Haynes 3065 Trotters Pkwy Alpharetta, GA 30004 678-746-1709 jack@traditionsintile.com http://www.traditionsintile.com Traditions in Tile and Stone provides design, style and value to clients through designer showrooms by professional designers in 10 locations.

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Appliances Builder Specialties Inc. ............770-255-1400 Georgia Kitchens........................678-482-5150 HADCO ...........................................770-932-7282 Sewell Appliance Sales and Service Co., Inc..........................404-255-0640 Sub-Zero Wolf Southeast, Inc. ...................................................770-921-9373

Architectural Design KauffmanDesign Services.........................................678-772-9290

Attorneys Law Office of Kevin M. Veler, Esq. ..................................................770-752-0990

Brick Manufacturer North Georgia Brick .................770-866-6555

Cabinets Bell Custom Cabinetry............. 404-405-5219 Cabinet Resources.....................770-932-9910 Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio................................... 404-261-0111 Diversified Cabinet Distributors, Inc. .................................................. 770-447-6363 Founders Kitchen and Bath, Inc. ..................................................770-569-4499 Insidesign, Inc. ........................... 770-673-0721

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Kitchen Fronts of Georgia, Inc. .................................................. 770-455-3139 Pranit Inc., dba Stone Unlimited .......................................678-381-2006 Schuon Kitchens & Baths, Inc. ..................................................770-643-9000 TrueSource Cabinets, Inc. .....770-956-8899 Wellborn Cabinet........................256-354-7151

Closet Systems Custom Glass Atlanta, Inc......770-960-9622 First Glass Inc. ............................ 678-425-2254 T & R Fixtures LLC., dba Artisan Custom Closets .......................... 770-790-5368

Concrete Repair Amazing Improvements, LLC ...404-433-0195 B-Level, S.E. .................................770-516-4476

Countertop/Solid Surfaces AA Marble & Granite, LLC.......770-931-2244 Architectural Stone Accents.........................................770-865-5029 Construction Resources, Inc. ...................................... 404-378-3132 x1101 Diversified Cabinet Distributors, Inc......................... 770-447-6363 Founders Kitchen and Bath, Inc. ..................................................770-569-4499 Marmi Natural Stone ................770-921-7601 Oldcastle Surfaces, Inc........... 404-355-3108 Premier Surfaces ......................770-475-0004 Top South, Inc...................770-422-4009 x751

Architectural Visions, Inc. ......770-262-8776 Atlanta Specialty Millworks .....................................404-856-5481 Window Replacements of Georgia..........................................404-844-0999 Window Traditions of Georgia, LLC ................................ 770-926-2962 Window World ........................... 770-303-0757

Dumpsters/Roll-Off Arrow Waste................................770-441-3037

Electric Radiant Floor Heating SpeedHeat US LLC.....................678-391-3244

Custom Glass Atlanta, Inc......770-960-9622 Drexler Shower Door Company........................................404-351-4141 First Glass Inc. ............................ 678-425-2254 Precision Glass & Hardware, Inc. ....................................................404-512-2117

Handyman Able Quality Remodeling, Inc ... 678-392-7962 HANDY HUSBAND ................... 770-234-0424

Home Automation Systems Devcon Security ........................404-956-9623

Inspection Services

Electrical Contractors/Suppliers

Inspectors Associates, Inc. D/B/A We Teach House ............770.552.1224

MasterPiece Lighting .............. 404-897-9977

Insulation

Elevators

Atlanta Insulation & Contracting Services, Inc. ...............................770-760-0797 EcoMech LLC...............................678-270-0151

American Elevator .....................770-300-0011

Fireplaces Builder Specialties Inc. ............770-255-1400

Flooring Amazing Improvements, LLC ...404-433-0195 Bertolli Floors, LLC ................... 678-887-9955 Daltile............................................. 404-355-0158 Great American Floors ..... 770-399-9110 x11 Moda Floors and Interiors...... 404-477-3744

Insurance/Warranty Iliad Financial Services ............678-614-2205 Sutter, McLellan & Gilbreath, Inc. .................................................. 678-533-2206

Interior Designers Boylan Enterprises dba Bridgette Boylan Interiors ......................... 770-477-5800 Designs by BSB..........................404-456-8799

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Landscape Contractor/Maintenance Innovative Outdoors LLC ........ 770-995-6795 Outside Landscape Group, LLC ................................................... 770-754-1188

Classic Bars, Inc........................404-350-9806

AquaGuard Basement Systems ..........................................770-419-9111 B-Level, S.E. .................................770-516-4476 Trotter Company ........................ 770-458-0810

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Garage Doors

MasterPiece Lighting .............. 404-897-9977

AZEK Building Products ......... 678-614-6234 PMC Building Materials, LLC ...................................................770-427-9770 RainAway Deck Drain Systems, Inc. ...................................................770-928-7246

Overhead Door Company of Atlanta...........................................404-872-3667

Lumber and Building Suppliers

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Glass/Mirror Construction Resources, Inc. ...................................... 404-378-3132 x1101

Lighting

American Wholesale Building Supply Co .....................................404-355-4666 Carolina Lumber and Supply Co. ................................................... 404-873-2676

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Marble/Granite/Slate AA Marble & Granite, LLC.......770-931-2244 Architectural Stone Accents ...770-865-5029 Marmi Natural Stone ................770-921-7601 Oldcastle Surfaces, Inc........... 404-355-3108 Pranit Inc., dba Stone Unlimited .......................................678-381-2006 Premier Surfaces ......................770-475-0004 Stonecrafters USA, Inc. .........770-973-0344 Top South, Inc...................770-422-4009 x751

Millwork and Mouldings Atlanta Specialty Millworks...404-856-5481 Mill Works Furniture .................678-662-4815 T & R Fixtures LLC., dba Artisan Custom Closets .......... 770-790-5368

Moving/Storage UNITS Mobile Storage of Atlanta...........................................678-838-6556

Online Services Kudzu.com ................................... 678-645-4726 Noodlehead Studios, Inc. ....... 770-620-2279

Home Depot.................................770-384-5783 The Sherwin-Williams Company........................................770-616-8817

Security Systems

Trade Shows/Organizations

Devcon Security ........................404-956-9623

Atlanta Home Show / SEMCO Productions .......................770-998-9800 x234

Permit Services

Cinergy Roofing dba The Roof Lady......................................770-696-4820 Duracraft of Georgia Siding & Window Company.................. 770-921-1992 Excel Restoration & Construction, Inc.......................770-945-4889 Mill Works Furniture .................678-662-4815 Nehemiah ReConstruction, LLC .................................................. 678-990-6921 Roofing Supply of Atlanta............................................ 770-961-1995

Permit Management Group ....404-247-0652

Plumbing/Contractors/Suppliers Cowan Supply..............................404-351-6351 DeVore & Johnson, Inc. ...........678-714-9232 Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.......770-442-1800 LUXE Linear Drains, LLC ..........770-398-8110 MTI Whirlpools .......................... 800-783-8827 Pinnacle Sales Group............... 863-353-4313 Plumbing Distributors, Inc. .... 770-963-9231 The Bridge Agency, Inc.............770.313.5675

Pools/Spas LUXE Linear Drains, LLC ..........770-398-8110

Publications Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine......................................404-303-9333 Atlanta Media Publishing dba TheHomeMag of Atlanta ........ 404-257-8800 Wieland Communications...... 678-319-4433

Remediation Remediation Group, Inc. .......... 404-214-1470 Able Quality Remodeling, Inc ... 678-392-7962 Wallace H. Clark, Inc.................770-795-1280

Roofing

Recentered Pieces LLC...........678-429-3005

Cinergy Roofing dba The Roof Lady .............................770-696-4820 Excel Restoration & Construction, Inc. ..................................................770-945-4889 McClure-Johnston of Atlanta...........................................770-438-8500 Roofing Supply of Atlanta ....... 770-961-1995

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Screens

Earthly Matters Contracting, Inc. ..................................................770-346-0203

Phantom Screens - Screens of Georgia..........................................404-624-0202

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Steambaths Cowan Supply..............................404-351-6351

Stucco/Stone/Brick Boral Stone Products .............. 256-463-1099 Fieldstone Center, Inc. ............770-483-6770

Sunrooms/Greenhouses Champion Window Company of Atlanta, LLC .................................. 770-817-1953

Support Services Innova One Productions ......... 678-290-8953

Tile Daltile............................................. 404-355-0158 Moda Floors and Interiors...... 404-477-3744 Specialty Tile Products...........404-264-0727 Traditions in Tile and Stone............................................... 678-746-1709

Video Production Innova One Productions ......... 678-290-8953 Noodlehead Studios, Inc. ....... 770-620-2279

Waterproofing AquaGuardBasement Systems ..........................................770-419-9111 Everdry Waterproofing of North Georgia .............................. 678-741-2900 RainAway Deck Drain Systems, Inc. ...................................................770-928-7246 Trotter Company ........................ 770-458-0810

Windows Architectural Visions, Inc. ......770-262-8776 Carolina Lumber and Supply Co. .................................... 404-873-2676 Champion Window Company of Atlanta, LLC .................................. 770-817-1953 Duracraft of Georgia Siding & Window Company...................... 770-921-1992 McClure-Johnston of Atlanta...........................................770-438-8500 Nehemiah ReConstruction, LLC .................................................. 678-990-6921 North Georgia Replacement Windows, Inc...............................770-888-1604 Pella Southeast...........................678-697-1880 Stock Building Supply..............678-439-3328 Window Replacements of Georgia..........................................404-844-0999 Window Traditions of Georgia, LLC............................................770-926-2962 Window World ..................... 770-303-0757

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Dixie Plywood and Lumber Company....................................... 678-957-4500 Home Depot.................................770-384-5783 Insidesign, Inc. ........................... 770-673-0721 PMC Building Materials, LLC.... 770-427-9770 ProBuild .........................................678-417-2280 Randall Brothers, Inc. ..............404-892-6666 Stock Building Supply..............678-439-3328

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resource for homeowners, designers and contractors alike. Their in-house design team will offer exceptional attention to detail to meet every client’s needs.

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Traditions in Tile and Stone (www. traditionsintile.com) is a leading distributor of tile and stone products since 1936. Traditions offers thousands of items in stock at competitive prices. Visit the showroom and see stunning backsplash displays to inspire your next project. Premier Surfaces (www. premiersurfaces. com) is the ideal source for granite countertops in Atlanta. Their friendly staff and fully-trained installers will help you choose from the largest selection of slabs in the region. Premier considers customer satisfaction their top priority. Visit the showroom and experience for yourself their commitment to happy clients.

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environmental degradation, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Not to mention the potential cost savings and return on investment. Sounds too good to be true, but going green may be easier than you think. It can be as simple as switching out incandescent light bulbs with LED or CFL bulbs, a oneday project that can generate big results. Or, if a more extensive project is in the works, a Certified Green Remodeler or other green service provider can make sure eco-friendly practices are implemented from start to finish. To make going green even easier, we have identified eco-friendly options for every room of the house. Use this guide as a checklist to get the best results.

Green Home

Air Sealing and Insulation ❍

To increase energy efficiency and prevent conditioned air from being lost or wasted, get a BPI-certified (Building Performance Institute, Inc.) home energy assessment, or energy audit, to identify areas where air is escaping and insulation may not be adequate.

Select insulation made from recycled, natural or eco-friendly materials.

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Cellulose insulation made from 100% recycled paper. Fiberglass insulation made from 30% recycled glass. Spray-foam insulation that uses a bio-based blowing agent such as water.

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GREEN HOME guide Basement Remodel Makeover: EcoCustom Homes, (404) 303-7280, www.ecocustomhomes.com Location: Sandy Springs

Green Elements • The hardwood countertop and cabinetry are made from fallen white oak trees harvested in Atlanta. Trees were processed, kiln dried, milled and finished within a 50-mile radius of the job site. • Cork floors are from U.S. Floors. • Paint is a lime-based, no-VOC paint by San Marco USA that also absorbs VOCs from drywall. Photo courtesy of EcoCustom Homes

Look for low- or no-Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)

and formaldehyde-free insulation and air sealants. Refer to the “Green Exterior” section of our guide for additional tips

If carpet is preferred, look for wool or a synthetic that is GreenGuard certified. (www.greenguard.org)

on air sealing and insulation.

Choose a new flooring product that contains primarily renewable and sustainable materials, and avoid buying products made in countries with low environmental

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning ❍

efficient temperature setting throughout the day. If members of your household suffer from allergies or unexplained respiratory symptoms, have air ducts inspected to determine if they need to be cleaned. Dirty air ducts can pollute indoor air and decrease energy efficiency.

Buy flooring from a local manufacturer to reduce the emissions and costs associated with shipping and

Install a programmable thermostat or add temperature control to a home automation system to maintain an

standards.

transportation.

Make sure any glues or chemical finishes are lowemissions and low-VOC.

Select a flooring product that is long-lasting, easily repaired or able to be refinished.

Find out if the flooring is easy to clean and if non-toxic

Consider replacing an old hot water heater with a newer,

cleansers can be used on it.

more efficient model. Options include gas, propane, electric,

Eco-friendly flooring products to look into include:

solar and tankless hot water heaters. The most efficient

option depends on size, costs, fuel type and availability. See “Air Sealing and Insulation” and “Green Exterior” sections of our guide for more HVAC tips.

American hardwoods that are grown locally such as oak and cherry

Bamboo. Solid and pre-finished is best because bamboo grows quickly, and pre-finished products are cured in the factory, reducing chemical emissions in

Flooring ❍ ❍ ❍

Consider refurbishing existing flooring. Salvage or recycle old flooring if it cannot be refurbished. Select solid surface flooring, which lasts longer than carpet.

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Kitchen Remodel Makeover: EcoCustom Homes, (404) 303-7280, www.ecocustomhomes.com Location: Grant Park

Green Elements • Floors are 100 year-old reclaimed heart pine refinished with Bona X water-based polyurethane finish. • Cabinets are locally sourced poplar painted with a water-based, lowVOC finish. • Most appliances are from Habitat for Humanity ReStore. • Repurposed leaded glass transom window is from Scott Antique Market. Photo courtesy of EcoCustom Homes

Paint ❍ ❍

Choose low- or no-VOC interior and exterior paints. Water-based paints are preferable to oil-based paints, as

contain recycled tile, paper or glass.

resource, or recycled materials, and stainless steel

Avoid fungicides and biocides in paint, which can be toxic.

countertops, which are recyclable.

Dispose of unused paint only at designated recycling centers to prevent it from entering the water system.

Lighting ❍

Replace incandescent light bulbs with CFL bulbs, which

Cabinetry ❍ ❍

or LED bulbs, which produce less heat and are durable

Refinish or reface existing cabinetry. Use old wardrobes, tables and shelves for kitchen storage.

are long-lasting, energy-saving and provide soft lighting,

Other eco-friendly countertop materials include ceramic and porcelain tile that contain clay, an abundant natural

they contain fewer VOCs.

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For composite countertops, look for products that

For new cabinetry, select FSC plywood, look for

and energy efficient.

GreenGuard certification, and select low- or no-VOC

Install dimmers, motion sensors and programmable

finishes.

lighting systems to conserve energy use.

Appliances

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Keep refrigerators clutter-free for optimal air flow. Only run clothes washers, dryers and dishwashers when they are full.

Choose an exhaust system that circulates sufficient air back into the house. (Consult a professional Building

Select durable, GreenGuard certified materials.

Performance Institute analyst about combustion safety.

Check salvage yards for discarded pieces.

Visit www.bpi.org for information.)

For wood countertops, look for salvaged woods that are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, and be sure

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GREEN HOME guide Guest Room Makeover: EcoCustom Homes, (404) 303-7280, www.ecocustomhomes.com Location: Sandy Springs

Green Elements • Daybed was carved in Bali from antique reclaimed teak. • Shoji screens are made with natural rice paper and manufactured locally.

Photo courtesy of EcoCustom Homes

Green Bathroom

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Install moisture-resistant drywall to prevent mold. Choose tile made with natural clay or recycled materials. Select eco-friendly countertops and cabinetry

See Green Kitchen section for more information.

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Cover windows with curtains, blinds and/or shades to keep heating and air conditioning from escaping.

Turn off and unplug electronics when not in use to avoid wasting energy. Use a power strip to deactivate multiple devices at one time.

Choose low-flow or WaterSense-labeled models. Consider reusing gray water collected from sinks and showers in toilets.

Green Basement ❍

Select linens, mattresses and textiles made with natural fibers such as bamboo, hemp, soy and organic cotton.

Toilets, Faucets, Shower Heads ❍ ❍

Repair rather than replace.

Encapsulate your crawlspace to increase household energy efficiency.

Green Exterior Roof ❍

Make sure the attic has adequate insulation to increase household energy efficiency.

Select a roofing material that contains recycled or eco-friendly ingredients, and consider the environmental impact of transportation costs for

Green Living Room/ Bedroom ❍ ❍

Choose high-quality furniture constructed with

those.

Understand the durability and life cycle of the roof material, and be aware of required maintenance.

Choose a light-colored roof, which reflects light, lowers

FSC wood.

outdoor temperatures and minimizes heat transferred

Upcycle. Take materials usually considered waste and

into the home.

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Finding a roofing material that meets all environmental criteria is unlikely, but choose one that best reflects your commitment and parameters.

Windows ❍

Consider Low E (emissivity) windows or glazing, which blocks UV rays and decreases heat transfer.

Seal any air leaks, and replace weatherstripping to increase energy efficiency.

Photo courtesy of Solar Energy USA

Weigh your roofing options:

• • • • •

Shortest lifespan Least eco-friendly

High insulative value

for natural ventilation and to improve indoor air quality. However, be careful to not turn the heat or air conditioning on and off frequently, as re-warming and re-cooling a house is an energy drain. Try going without for an extended period of time.

Doors ❍

Seal any air leaks, and replace weather-stripping to increase energy efficiency.

Choose a door made with an insulating material that is long-lasting and contains recycled or renewable content.

Natural resource Expensive Usually don’t pass fire codes unless treated, which decreases environmental value

Green Landscape ❍

Expensive

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GREEN HOME guide Is It Green? Ways to evaluate eco-friendly claims “Greenwashing” is a term that describes “the intentional or unintentional act of misleading consumers about the environmental benefits or practices of a company or service,” according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. When considering a green purchase, check claims using these “7 Sins of Greenwashing,” which are based on a 2010 report by TerraChoice Group Inc. (www.sinsofgreenwashing.com). 1 Hidden Trade-Off: Does the product focus only on one or two environmental issues while ignoring others that may also be important? Every product has multiple environmental impacts and truly greener products try to address them all. 2 No Proof: Does the product offer evidence of its claim, either on the package or on the company website? Company websites and respected certifications can provide proof. 3 Vagueness: How specific is the claim? Does it provide details that explain the overall environmental impact of the product such as type of packaging and manufacturing process? 4 Worshiping False Labels: Does the product use words or images that give the impression of third-party certification or endorsement when none exists? 5 Irrelevance: Are the green claims true of all products in the category? Remember: Many products are ‘recyclable’, and CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons, which cause ozone depletion) were banned 30 years ago. 6 Lesser of Two Evils: Is the claim trying to market a product category that is basically ‘ungreen’ as green such as organic tobacco? 7 Fibbing: Can the manufacturer back up certified organic or green claims? Can they prove their certification?

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RESOURCES Amazing Improvements 3469 Parsons Greene Landing Powder Springs, GA 30127 (770) 908-3333 www.amazingimprovementsllc. com See ad on p. 48 Architectural Visions, Inc. 1873 McFarland Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30005 (770) 262-8776 www.avimarvin.com See ad on p. 57 Atlanta Design and Build (770) 565-8999 www.atlantadesignbuild.com See ad on p. 49 Atlanta Kitchen, Inc. 246 Rio Circle Decatur, GA 30030 (404) 378-3132 www.atlantamarblemfg.com See ad on p. 41 Cowan Supply 3032 Bankers Industrial Drive, Suite A Atlanta, GA 30360 (404) 351-6351 www.cowansupplyatlanta.com See ad on p. 54 Cruickshank Remodeling 1079 Alco Street, NE Atlanta, GA 30324 (404) 235-0988 www.cruickshankinc.com See ad on p. 51 Daniel Floors (678) 768-4888 www.danielsfloors.com See ad on p. 84 Decks and More (770) 235-6929 See ad on p. 34 Ferguson Enterprises 764 Miami Circle, Suite 150 Atlanta, GA 30324 (404) 495-9919 See ad on p. 58 Floor & Décor Multiple Locations See ad on p. 74

Hansgrohe USA 1490 Bluegrass Lake Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30004 (770) 360-9880 www.hansgrohe-usa.com See ad on p. 35 Kain Landscape 3729 Clairmont Road Chamblee, GA 30341 (770) 451-0849 www.kainlandscape.com See ad on p. 79 Metro Mechanical Heating & Air 1395 Old Mcdonough Hwy. SE Conyers, GA 30094 (770) 388-0737 www.metromechanicalHVAC.com See ad on p. 7 MODA Floors & Interiors 1417 Chattahoochee Avenue Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 477-3744 www.modafloorsandinteriors.com See ad on p. 62 Myers Carpet 1500 Northside Drive Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 352-8141 www.myerscarpet.com See ad on p. 17 PDI Plumbing & Lighting Multiple Locations (770) 963-9231 www.relyonpdi.com See ad on p. 59,65 Specialty Tile Products 1275 D. Oakbrook Drive Norcross, GA 30093 (770) 246-9224 www.specialtytile.com See ad on p. 77 The Blind Ladies (678) 957-6969 www.theblindladies.com See ad on p. 84 Window World 2125 Corporate Drive, Suite 101 Marietta, GA 30067 (770) 263-1839 See ad on p. 44,45

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Grow Upside Down Looking for a fun, upscale way to incorporate houseplants into your décor? The Boskke Sky Planter adds a striking architectural element in addition to creating oxygen. The planter hangs from the ceiling, saving space and conserving water with a specially designed reservoir that waters the plant as needed. “Greenery brings more life to your environment, and the Sky Planter has little hassle with all the rewards,” says Becky Sue Becker, owner of Designs by BSB (www.designsbybsb.com) in Atlanta. You can use the planter with a variety of plants, but some of the best ones are orchids, geraniums, peace lilies, Boston ferns, mint and other herbs.

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To Your Health Going green can be interpreted quite literally: Houseplants are a beautiful addition to your home that also come with eco-friendly benefits. Plants convert carbon dioxide to oxygen, providing clean air, and they also trap and absorb some of the pollutants inside our homes, according to Bodie Pennisi, an extension floriculture specialist with The University of Georgia (UGA) Extension Service. While you can’t rely on plants to completely rid your home of these pollutants, they definitely can’t hurt. Plants can do more than just clear the air. They can also reduce stress. “As a succulent and cactus grower, working with plants definitely improves my mood,” says Kurt Straudt, owner of Southeast Succulents (www.southeastsucculents.com) in Atlanta. “And if you enjoy gardening, then doing so will lower stress, which, of course, is the root of many illnesses.” Succulents such as aloe vera can also help heal cuts and burns.

Picking Plants So how do you choose which plants are best for your home? Visiting your local garden center is a good place to start. Ask an expert which ones are best for your home based on how much space you have, how much maintenance you’re willing to do and, of course, what look you’re going for. You can select from indoor trees, small shrubs, flowering plants and a variety of succulents. A 2009 study led by UGA horticulture researcher Stanley Kays revealed that some plants are especially good at removing VOCs from the air. The study examined 28 houseplants to see which were best, and the Purple Heart plant came out on top. When it was placed in an experimental environment, the Purple Heart plant was able to remove four out of five major VOCs from the air. The study also found a few other plants are good at removing VOCs:

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Minimal Maintenance While those without green thumbs may worry about killing indoor flora, caring for houseplants is not as difficult as you might think. The most important things to consider are light and water. Plants need strong light to survive and thrive indoors, according to Atlanta gardening expert Walter Reeves (www.walterreeves.com). When shopping for plants, consider the level of light in the spot where you would like to place it. The plant’s label should tell you how much light it requires. If your plant needs more light than your home gets naturally, you can also use an artificial light source such as fluorescent or incandescent light. If you’re using a fluorescent bulb, Reeves says to make sure it’s as close to the plant as possible; if it’s more than four feet away, it probably won’t do any good. Water is also important for houseplants. Be sure to read the plant’s label and research it online

Living Art Living walls, or walls made entirely of a variety of plants, are being used more and more in office buildings and even homes. If you don’t have room for a whole wall, you can still try a little vertical gardening. Some plants, especially succulents, can be placed in frames and hung on the wall as art. Use different varieties to create unique patterns.

to see how much it requires. You don’t want to under- or over-water. If you’re afraid of watering correctly, try succulents or cacti. They have added eco-friendly benefits because they conserve water and thrive in many types of soil. More eco-friendly options include organic houseplants and edible plants such as herbs that can double as food. Editorial Resources begin on page 85.

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Garage doors Image Doors .................................... 5 Window World ......................... 44,45 “Simply the Best for Less”

Glass/Mirrors Chattahoochee Shower Doors ................................................ 4 We Can Custom Build a Shower to Fit Any Type Opening.

Drexler Shower Door. ................. 28 Custom glass shower and tub enclosures, mirrors, restoration glass, and much more

Echols Glass & Closets................ 12

Green Remodelers Products & Services

Amazing Improvements ..................48 Architectural Visions, Inc. .......... 57 Atlanta Kitchens, Inc........................41 Cowan Supply ...................................54 Daniel Floors .....................................84 Decks and More ................................34 Ferguson Enterprises .......................58 Metro Mechanical Heating & Air .........................................................7 We Listen Then Deliver.

➚ Myers Carpet ............................... 17 ➚ PDI Plumbing & Lighting ....... 59,65 Specialty Tile Products ............... 77 The Blind Ladies.......................... 84

Gutters Rainaway Deck Drain Systems............................................. 77 Underdecking creates dry and livable space under the deck.

Window World........................ 44,45 “Simply the Best for Less”

Handyman Handy Husband .......................... 59

Hardscape Boral Building Products .............. 29 Kain Landscape Inc. ................... 79 Sunbelt Pools ............................... 10

Hardware Architectural Visions, Inc. .......... 57

Home Builders Aycock Properties........................ 54

Goulding Design Group .............. 81 MODA Floors & Interiors ............ 62 Myers Carpet ............................... 17

Kitchens

Cornerstone Furniture ............... 15

Oldcastle Surfaces ...................... 36

Decks & More............................... 34 Masterworks .................................. 9

Floor & Decor Outlets ................. 74

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Flesher’s Flooring ........................ 78

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Cornerstone Furniture ............... 15

Flesher’s Flooring ........................ 78

Amazing mprovements ............. 48 B-Level Concrete ......................... 58

Countertops

MODA Floors & Interiors........................................ 62 Myers Carpet ............................... 17 Traditions in Tile ........................ 60

Flooring Installers

CTI ................................................. 11 Mudjack ........................................ 78

Chattahoochee Shower Doors..... 4

➚ Cowan Supply .............................. 54 ➚ CSI Kitchen & Bath Studio ......... 63

Quality & Service Are Our Priorities.

➚ Cabinet & Stone City .................... 2

Home Decor

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Boral Building Products .............. 29

➚ Metro Mechanical Heating & Air .... 7

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Flesher’s Flooring ........................ 78 Floor & Decor Outlets ................. 74

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Oldcastle Surfaces ...................... 34

➚ PDI Plumbing & Lighting ....... 59,65 Portis Building & Interiors ......... 62 Raymac Remodeling ................... 48 Traditions in Tile ......................... 60

Landscape/Maintenance Goulding Design ......................... 81 Innovative Outdoors ...................... 27 J. Linder Design & Consultants ..................................... 84 Kain Landscape Inc. ................... 79 Outside Landscape Group ...............53 Sunbelt Pools ............................... 10

lighting ➚ PDI Plumbing & Lighting ....... 59,65

marble & granite Atlanta Kitchens, Inc. ................. 41

Masonry ➚ Mudjack Atlanta .......................... 78

Mattresses Cornerstone Furniture ............... 15 North Carolina Prices Without The Drive!

nari Contractors Arrow Waste ................................ 55

➚ Atlanta Design & Build............... 49 Transforming Homes - Enriching Lives! Call Today!

➚ B-Level Concrete ......................... 58 We Lift Concrete. Call For a Free Estimate.

➚ CSI Kitchen & Bath Studio ......... 63 Quality & Service Are Our Priorities.

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Sunbelt Pools ............................... 10

Designs by BSB ............................ 59 Home Forge Remodeling ............ 64 PDI Plumbing & Lighting ................................... 59,65

Organization Artisan Custom Closets ............. 87 Echols Glass & Closets................ 12 Spacemakers of America ............. 4

Outdoor Furniture/ Accessories Cornerstone Furniture ............... 15 North Carolina Prices Without The Drive!

Outdoor Kitchens

Professional Assoc. Consult-a-Home-Pro (CAHP)........................................... 85 National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)............................................ 78

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Siding Boral Building Products ............. 29 Window World....................... 44,45 “Simply the Best for Less”

Sunrooms

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Luxury without the expense.

Studio ........................................... 63 Quality & Service Are Our Priorities.

Decks& More................................ 34

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Ferguson Enterprises .................. 58 Hansgrohe .................................... 35 PDI Plumbing & Lighting. ...... 59,65

Lighting ................................... 59,65 Portis Building & Interiors........................................ 62 Raymac Remodeling ................... 48

➚ Cabinet & Stone City .................... 2

Cruickshank Remodeling........... 51

CTI ................................................. 11 Decks & More............................... 34

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Drexler Shower Door. ................. 28

Bires Remodeling ........................ 59

➚ Masterworks .................................. 9

Ferguson Enterprises .................. 58

Pools/Spas

Grade A Contracting ................... 80 Harbour Towne Construciton .... 47 Home Forge Remodeling ............ 64

➚ Masterworks .................................. 9 From Conception to Completion, Your Full Service, Design/Build.

Tile/Ceramic Floor & Decor Outlets ................ 74 Largest In-Stock Selection. Lowest Prices On Hard Surface Flooring.

➚ Myers Carpet .............................. 17 Specialty Tile............................... 77 Traditions in Tile ........................ 60

Underdeck Systems Rainaway Deck Drain Systems............................................77 Underdecking creates dry and livable space under the deck.

utilities Georgia Power. ............Back Cover

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Water Gardens/Ponds Kain Landscape Inc. .................. 79

Wine cellars

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Grade A Contractors .................. 80

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editorialresources HOME FRONT P. 13-16 BuilderLink, www. builderlink.com. Carolina Lumber & Supply, 504 Plasters Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, (404) 873-2676, www.carolinalumber.com. Cengage Learning, www.cengagebrain. com. Epic Development, 2215 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 1, Atlanta GA 30341, www. epicdevelopment.com Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, 1484 Brockett Road, Tucker, GA 30084, (770) 938-9900, www. atlantahomebuilders.com. Heirloom Design Build,1270 Caroline Street, Suite D120-433, Atlanta, GA 30307, (404) 537-1827, www.heirloomdesignbuild.com. Keep Atlanta Beautiful, www.keepatlantabeautiful.org. Kleber & Associates, 1215 Hightower Trail, Building C, Atlanta, GA 30350, (770) 5181000, www.kleberandassociates.com. MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers], 2358 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30341, (770) 670-6022, www.mosaicgroupatlanta. com. Nichiha, www.nichiha.com. Renewal Design-Build, 124 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30030, (404) 378-6962, www. renewaldesignbuild.com. Seville Consulting, 333 Adams Street, Decatur, GA 30030, (404) 597-7782, www.sevilleconsulting.com. Thrive Homes, 1990 Hosea Williams Drive, Atlanta, GA 30317, (404) 474-4814, thrivehomesatlanta.com. homefront

Expert Tips, News and Happenings from Atlanta’s Home Improvement Community COMPILED BY KALI MALLARD

New Chairman Elected to Atlanta Green Building Council

Expert Q&A

Photo courtesy of Heirloom Design Build

The Atlanta Green Building Council of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association has voted in a new chairman, Dave Radlmann, CGC, LEED AP BD+C and CEO of the commercial general contracting company Urban Eco Group and the residential design build company Heirloom Design Build. Radlmann has served on the board for two-and-a-half years, since he helped found the Green Building Council with 11 others in 2009.

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Why choose fiber

A:

It gets a big bang for

cement siding for home exteriors?

the buck, delivering a 78% return on

investment, according

Radlmann’s goal for 2012 is to help the board continue to support and advocate green building certification and practices. He also hopes to introduce a new series of programs called “The Builder’s Toolbox for the New Economy.� This four-part series will feature roundtable discussions with top professionals in related fields and help businesses discover solutions to grow and be profitable in 2012. For more information, visit www.atlantahomebuilders.com/councils/GreenCouncilEvents.cfm.

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magazine’s 2011-

2012 “Cost vs. Value� report. Some fiber

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usable material out of landfills. Plus, it

is low-maintenance,

To facilitate real-time communication on projects, pricing, inventory and more, builders and suppliers are turning to BuilderLink, a free online community and software solution. “More than just a social site, this powerful system connects you with other professionals, keeps you up to date on industry news and is a portal to the popular BuilderLink Estimating Module,� writes Allen Hanahan, vice president of sales at Atlanta-based Carolina

available in a variety

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curb appeal, which

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is important when buying or selling a home.

—Michael Cobb, vice president of sales and marketing, Nichiha USA (www.nichiha.com)

Lumber & Supply (www.carolinalumber.com), in a post on the company’s blog. “This module allows you to get prices, estimates and inventory status from Carolina Lumber whenever you want.� Carolina Lumber adopted the tool in August 2011 to keep up with the fast-paced needs of their building customers and has experienced positive results.

“With BuilderLink, the contractor can be onsite, update old estimates, get new ones and find out if the lumber yard has what they need in stock without waiting for sales people to call them back or manually check their stock,� says Mark Pearsall, BuilderLink’s board chairman and an industry veteran. “It’s all online, so it saves everyone time and money.� For more information on BuilderLink or a demonstration, visit www.yourbuilderlink.com or contact Angel Menchaca at 877-228-0884 or angel@yourbuilderlink.com. www.atlantahomeimprovement.com

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GREEN Eco-friendly remodel turns clock back in style By Alma Hill

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reen remodels are to homes what the little black dress is to fashion: They never go out of style, are affordable on any budget and work on any home regardless of age.

Newly constructed mini-mansions that leave a super-sized footprint are so last decade. Many Atlantans are choosing instead to remodel their existing homes with eco-friendly updates that conserve water and use energy efficiently. “A lot of folks are renovating homes instead of buying new ones because of the economic conditions,� says Tyler Jones, EarthCraft House program manager at Southface Energy Institute in Atlanta. “Consumers as well as builders are starting to become more aware of energy efficiency, water durability and indoor air quality – all elements that not only improve quality of life, but also save money.� However, going green is not a one-size-fits-all concept. Every home has different opportunities to improve sustainability, depending on the architectural style of the home and the scope of the remodeling. That’s why it is important to hire a certified Home Energy Rater to perform an energy audit of your home. The rater will work with your contractor to determine what energy-efficient improvements need to be done based on the results of the audit and the characteristics of your home.

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GREEN HOME GUIDE P. 66-71 Earth 911, www. e earth911.com. Earth d i u Eco-friendlyG Advantage Institute, I www.earthadvantage.org. EarthCraft House, www. earthcraft.org. EcoCustom Homes, (404) 303-7280, www.ecocustomhomes. com. Energy Star, www.energystar.gov. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), www.fscus.org. National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Atlanta Chapter, 3227 S. Cherokee Lane #1320, Woodstock, GA 30188, (770) 516-2091, www.nariatlanta.org. National Green Building Program, www.nahbgreen.org. Renewal Systems Solutions, 124 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30030, (404) 378-6962, www. renewalsystemsolutions.com. SawHorse, Inc., 432 Calhoun Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, (404) 256-2567, www.sawhorse. net. Sierra Club Green Home, www.sierraclubgreenhome.com. Southface Energy Institute, 241 Pine Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, (404) 872-3549, www.southface.org. TerraChoice, Inc., www. sinsofgreenwashing.org. Touch the Future, www.touchthefuture. us. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, www. hud.gov. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov. U.S. Green Building Council, www.usgbc.com. GREEN HOME guide Basement Remodel

By Stacy Baca

Makeover: EcoCustom Homes, (404) 303-7280, www.ecocustomhomes.com Location: Sandy Springs

Green Elements

• The hardwood countertop and cabinetry are made from fallen white oak trees harvested in Atlanta. Trees were processed, kiln dried, milled and ďŹ nished within a 50-mile radius of the job site. • Cork oors are from U.S. Floors. • Paint is a lime-based, no-VOC paint by San Marco USA that also absorbs VOCs from drywall.

how to make your next project

f a remodel or home improvement project is on the horizon, now is the time to make plans to include green, or eco-friendly, products and services. Why

go green? It increases long-term energy efficiency, conserves water and other resources, improves indoor air quality and reduces waste, pollution and

environmental degradation, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.



    



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Not to mention the potential cost savings and return on investment.

Sounds too good to be true, but going green may be easier than you think. It can be

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as simple as switching out incandescent light bulbs with LED or CFL bulbs, a oneday project that can generate big results. Or, if a more extensive project is in the

works, a Certified Green Remodeler or other green service provider can make sure eco-friendly practices are implemented from start to finish.

Look for low- or no-Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)

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Air Sealing and Insulation

If members of your household suffer from allergies

or unexplained respiratory symptoms, have air ducts

ducts can pollute indoor air and decrease energy efficiency.

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solar and tankless hot water heaters. The most efficient

Select insulation made from recycled, natural or eco-friendly materials.

option depends on size, costs, fuel type and availability.

Cellulose insulation made from 100% recycled paper.

See “Air Sealing and Insulation� and “Green Exterior� sections of

Fiberglass insulation made from 30% recycled glass.

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Breathe Easier A home full of houseplants is healthy and eco-friendly

By Laura Judy

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depending on the level and length of exposure, according to

the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Since most of us

spend around 90% of our time indoors, the air we breathe there

is vitally important. While some of the danger can be avoided

by switching to low- or no-VOC products, there is something even

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Eco-friendly flooring products to look into include:

repaired or able to be refinished. cleansers can be used on it.

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American hardwoods that are grown locally such as

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Bamboo. Solid and pre-finished is best because

oak and cherry

our guide for more HVAC tips.

bamboo grows quickly, and pre-finished products are cured in the factory, reducing chemical emissions in

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Find out if the flooring is easy to clean and if non-toxic

emissions and low-VOC.

Spray-foam insulation that uses a bio-based blowing agent such as water.

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Make sure any glues or chemical finishes are low-

Select a flooring product that is long-lasting, easily

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Consider replacing an old hot water heater with a newer,

more efficient model. Options include gas, propane, electric,

insulation may not be adequate.

Buy flooring from a local manufacturer to reduce the

emissions and costs associated with shipping and transportation.

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Consider refurbishing existing flooring.

Salvage or recycle old flooring if it cannot be refurbished.

Select solid surface flooring, which lasts longer than carpet.

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HOUSEPLANTS P. 72-74 Boskke, www. boskke.com. Designs by BSB, (404) 4568799, www.designsbybsb.com. Southeast Succulents, (404) 314-8374, www. southeastsucculents.com. The University of Georgia Extension Service, (800) 275-8421, www.extension.uga.edu. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov. Walter Reeves, www.walterreeves.com.

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To increase energy efficiency and prevent conditioned air from being lost or

wasted, get a BPI-certified (Building Performance Institute, Inc.) home energy

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renewable and sustainable materials, and avoid buying

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products made in countries with low environmental

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and formaldehyde-free insulation and air sealants.

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