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Collins Plumbing Family business serving northeast Oklahoma since 1969
Collins Plumbing Co. has a long history in Claremore. Started in 1969 by Billy Collins, today the business is owned by his son, Grayson. “I started working for dad in junior high during the summers,” Grayson said. “I bought the company from him in 2000.” Today, Collins Plumbing employs around 16 people, including two brothers of Grayson’s and three nephews. “We’ve got qualified, licensed employees and on most projects, we have a family member on the job,” he said.
The growing business continues to meet and exceed customers’ expectations. The number of repeat customers exemplifies that work ethic. “We’re actually still working for a lot of people that we have been working for since before I was born,” Grayson said. “That’s because we work hard to maintain the trust of those customers who have used us from day one.” Collins Plumbing serves residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout northeast Oklahoma. “We do a lot of design work,”
Grayson said. “We’re involved in a lot of projects from the planning stage on. It’s something that sets us apart from other companies.” The business is widely diversified. “We have a fabrication facility where we fabricate plumbing components for other companies,” he said. “We’re also one of very few companies that’s med gas certified, meaning we do medical and industrial plumbing. That’s kind of our specialty.” For more information about Collins Plumbing, call (918) 3416089.
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Green Homes Hi, I’m Brent Green with Green Homes. With interest rates moving higher, now is the time to build the home of your dreams, and we want to help. We believe a great home is not just about boards, bricks and shingles; it is about you getting what you want and what is important to you; it is about family and friends; it is about comfort, safety and security. The first step of the building process is to find a professional that can be your guide, start to finish. To better serve our customers, we have developed and refined our approach to how we build homes. We have simplified and streamlined the process, adding services to assist you with financing, plan creation,
interior design and construction. Let us be your guide. If you are considering building a new home, you deserve the best. Let us put the best of our knowledge, tradition and professionalism to work for you. We have a limited number of spots available in 2013, so call today. We have broad and rich experience in the following: •Residential Home Design •Vision Creation •“Green Building” and Energy Efficient Features •Construction and Permanent Financing •Interior Design Consultation •Building Envelope Science •Building Technology
•Project Management •Site Selection and Preparation •Scheduling and Communication •Building Codes and Standards •Insurance Requirements •Working with Lenders and At-
torneys •Project Accounting •Customer Service and Communication •Jobsite Safety •Navigating the Building Process
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Quality Home Builders
The mission of Quality Home Builders LLC is to develop outstanding housing communities and build affordable homes with superior quality and craftsmanship. Brett Knapp has been in the homebuilding business for over 25 years. He established the business with a commitment to provide quality, integrity and value along with outstanding customer service. Knapp has built more than 200 homes throughout Northeastern Oklahoma. If you are looking to custom-build he is available to sit down and talk with you. Quality Home Builders subdivision, Prairie Lake, located at the corner of Sioux and Lowry Road is 90 percent built out. We only have about 9 lots left. We currently have two houses under construction available, both are in the sheet rock stage. Just about all color selections could still be made on these two homes. Prairie Lake Subdivisionsâ€™ success has
been location, location, location. Quality Home Builders newest subdivision is the Woodlands at Westin Park. It is located on the corner of EW 500 and Lone Elm Road. This subdivision offers 25 three-quarter acre lots. We currently have two customs under construction and will be starting the model home for the subdivision in August 2013. This subdivision is the first in the area to offer high-speed, fiber-optic phone, cable, and internet. The subdivision also offers a half- acre private park for the residents and their guests which will have playground equipment and a private fishing pier overlooking a three-quarter acre lake. Knapp has been president of the Rogers County Builders Association four times and has served on the board of directors for over 20 years. He has been an active member since 1991 and has received numerous awards for various achievements. The purchase of a new home is one of the
most important decisions you will make. Quality Home Builders understands this and strives to make the experience a pleasant one. Whether moving next month or next year, Quality Home Builders has a home that will exceed your expectations. You can purchase a home that is already finished or build one from the ground up and make your home distinctly yours. Quality Home Builders LLC has properties for rent as well. If
you have sold your home and are looking to build, rental options are available for short-term leases. Quality Home Builders also offers a mini-storage facility and has a remodel division that works with home owners that need to prepare their house to sell. Quality Home Builders is located at 9382 E Hwy 20, Ste C in Claremore. For more information you can reach the office at (918) 342-5424 or visit knappqualityhomes.com.
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Denny Haddox of Sooner Carpet & Floor Covering in Claremore can help you with all your carpeting and floor covering needs. Sooner Carpet & Floor Covering is located at 2239 North Highway 88.
Sooner Carpet & Floor Coverng Looking for floor covering? Whether it’s carpet, tile, laminate, vinyl or wood you don’t have to look any further than Sooner Carpet & Floor Covering, Inc. in Claremore. Sooner Carpet, owned and operated by Denny and Nancy Haddox, has four decades of experience. Denny has been installing carpet and vinyl in Claremore since 1962. Denny built the current building which houses Sooner Carpets & Floor Covering, and he opened the
retail business in November 1983. Sooner Carpets’ lead installers have been with the business since the retail business was started. With personal service, excellent installation and years of experience to back them up, Sooner Carpets & Floor Covering is set to handle all your floorcovering needs. For more information, call 918342-5080 or stop by their showroom at 2239 N. Highway 88 in Claremore.
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David Merriman State Farm Agent True or False? Test Your Coverage IQ
Only 45 percent of Americans feel confident enough to make insurance decisions, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Where do you stand? There’s no time like the present to enhance your insurance literacy. The more you know, the better able you are to protect yourself, your family and your largest investments. Test your knowledge and learn more with this short quiz: TRUE OR FALSE? 1) Your homeowners coverage should equal the estimated replacement cost of your home, not the purchase price 2) Your homeowners insurance policy covers flood damage. 3) A solution for people who want extra levels of liability insurance protection above the limits provided by their Auto and Homeowners Policies is called an Overflow Policy.
4) Your address may impact your auto insurance rate. 5) Your life insurance policy should cover 10 times your yearly income. ANSWERS 1. True. It’s up to you to choose the coverages and limits that meet your needs, but it’s best to insure your home for at least 100 percent of its estimated replacement cost -the cost of repairing or replacing your home to restore its original condition. Estimated replacement cost is different from market value or purchase price. If you select a coverage amount lower than the estimated replacement cost, certain coverages may be unavailable to you. Periodically review your coverages and limits with your agent and notify your agent of any changes or additions to your home. 2. False. Homeowners policies typically exclude flood coverage. Adding coverage may be worth looking into, no matter where you live. According to the
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), more than 20 percent of all flood claims happen in moderate- to low-risk areas. State Farm agents enrolled in the NFIP Direct Program are able to write and service flood insurance coverage for qualifying homes directly through the federal government program, NFIP Direct. 3. False. A Personal Liability Umbrella Policy layers on top of your existing underlying policies to provide extra protection when home and auto liability limits are exhausted. Your agent can help explain how a Personal Liability Umbrella can help ensure that your family and financial health are protected in the event of an accident or lawsuit. 4. True. People who live in densely populated areas-noted for higher occurrences of accidents and theft-will likely pay more for auto insurance than those who live in rural areas, where accidents and theft are less prevalent. Other factors that may influence the cost of auto insur-
ance: Vehicle type, coverage, and driving record. 5. False. There is no “one-size-fits-all” formula for selecting life insurance coverage-it’s a personal matter. The State Farm Life Insurance Calculator can estimate the amount of coverage you may need to help protect your family. Want to know more? Enhance your knowledge of insurance by talking to your State Farm agent. Establishing an open dialogue with your State Farm agent is the best way to answer any questions you may have. Because insurance protection is a contract, any coverage descriptions in this article are general only and are not statements of contract. All coverage are subject to all policy provisions, including applicable endorsements. State Farm agent David Merriman is located at 1490 W. Blue Starr Drive in Claremore. For more information, call David at (918) 342-3266.
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Windows can enhance or detract Windows come in many styles, from the beauty and energy effifrom double-hung and casement to ciency of any home. Make a wellbaby, bow or garden windows. informed selection to ensure Double-hung windows are the satisfaction for years to come at most common in homes today. Champion Windows in Tulsa. These windows are desirable beCONSIDER THIS cause both sashes can be opened for When replacing old or poorly ventilation, and they tilt-in for easy performing windows, cost is a cleaning. Casement windows are major factor for easy to operate and most homeowners. a popular option However, initial for more vertical cost should not be openings or as a the only deciding combination with a factor, because the picture window or least expensive bay and bow winchoice may save dow. Style, elegance and energy efficiency are possible from the winmoney in the shortBay, bow and dows you choose, and Champion Windows of Tulsa offers a term, but end up garden windows wide variety of choices to fit your home and your lifestyle. costing more in the can add extra light long-term. and style to the sash and frames for strength and ENERGY SAVINGS If the window is home. “Up to 30 percent of your energy durability. A quality spacer, which poorly constructed, Bay windows loss can be through your windows,” separates the two panes of glass Champion’s 8000T Tilt-andyou can end up are three-lite pro- said Sebastian Birke, division man- around the edge, will reduce heat Turn windows are I-Strut, paying more for jection windows loss and minimize condensation. ager of Champion Windows, Sun frequent replace- thermally-broken windows with a fixed picFoam filling in the vinyl frame proRooms, Roofs and Home Exteriors ment costs over the are ideal for any home. ture window in vides additional insulation. of Tulsa. years. the center and Select a window company that “With today’s rising energy costs, The final cost for a replacement side windows that can be fixed or that can cost you a lot of money,” he offers free, no-obligation, in-home window will vary based on several operating with double-hung or case- said. “Choosing Energy Star-rated consultations and a factory showfactors, among them, the brand, the ment winroom with life-size, operating rereplacement size, and the type. In general, steel dows. Bow windows with placement window styles so you and wood are the most expensive windows are can see, touch, and test the quality. Comfort 365 choices, fiberglass costs less than units made up Select Champion Windows. glass will resteel and wood, and vinyl is the of four to six Champion Windows also offers a sult in lower least expensive material. windows in a graceful arc shape utility bills and being more comfort- large selection of choices in vinyl Maintenance-free virgin vinyl with a shallow insulated seat area. siding, sun rooms, doors, and roofable in your home year-round.” windows are a good investment that Typically found in kitchens, garing. Champion Windows is at 5899 Comfort 365 glass in windows will save you time with no painting den windows can bring a little of South Garnett Road in Tulsa. also blocks 95 percent of harmful or scraping required. These replace- the outdoors inside with extra light For more information or to ultraviolet rays, reducing the probment windows will not warp or rot and shelving for plants or other dec- lem of fading in carpets, drapes, and schedule a free in-home estimate, over time so they will continue to orative features. Most window contact Champion Windows at your furniture. operate like new for many years to openings can be converted to one of (918) 771-4371 or visit them online When selecting vinyl replacecome. IN STYLE these options. at www.championwindow.com. ment windows, look for welded
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