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RESIDENTIAL

BUILDING A R O U N D T H E C A P I TA L R E G I O N

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2019 MEMBERS OF THE YEAR Builder, Remodelr & Associate of the Year 15

BEST IN BUILDING AWARDS 2019

Celebrating excellence and innovation in residential building, remodeling, design, marketing and more 7

O F F I C I A L P U B L I C AT I O N O F T H E C A P I TA L R E G I O N B U I L D E R S & R E M O D E L E R S A S S O C I AT I O N


Setting New Standards for Professionalism Specializing in additions, kitchens, bathrooms & fireplaces

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CONTACT

Ken Sherman, Owner HIG Construction 518.590.0417 HIGconstruction.com KenatHIG@yahoo.com


CRBRA HEADQUARTERS 10 OLD PLANK RD, CLIFTON PARK, NY 12065

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Editor & Layout Kristen Egelston Executive Officer

2019 CRBRA Board of Directors Executive Board

A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT KEN SHERMAN THANK YOU BEST IN BUILDING AWARD SPONSORS AND THE WINNERS ARE... CONGRATULATIONS MEMBERS OF THE YEAR CRBRA SAVE THE DATES & PARADE OF HOMES BUILDER INFORMATION

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Contact CRBRA 518.579.0066 Published for Capital Region Builders & Remodelers Association 10 Old Plank Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065

Ken Sherman, HIG Construction PRESIDENT Gregg Biche, Quality PM VICE PRESIDENT Greg Galla, Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, PC ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT Billy DeOrazio, Bellevue Builders Supply SECRETARY Steven Stiansen, TPL Flooring TREASURER Michele Brown, Belmonte Builders IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Maureen Abele, Abele Builders BOARD OF DIRECTORS REPRESENTATIVE

2019 CRBRA Board of Directors Andrew Gutman, Bennett Contracting Jason Hover, Esq., Hover & Mackowski Rich Keating, Curtis Lumber Brandon Marini, Marini Homes Luke Michaels, Michaels Group Homes Annemarie Mitchell, Legacy Timber Frames Ken Mortensen, Security Plumbing & Heating Supply Nick Otterbeck, Otterbeck Builders Dot Peyron, Amedore Homes Paul Pipino, Pipino Builders Christine Raible, Best Tile Adam Zima, Capitol District Supply

Please note: Editorial and contents of this magazine reflect the records of the Capital Region Builders & Remodelers Association. CRBRA staff has done their best to provide useful and accurate information, but please take into account that some information does change. Camelot Print & Copy Centers, publishers and CRBRA take no responsibility for the accuracy of the information printed, inadvertent omissions, printing errors, nor do they endorse products and services. CRBRA takes no responsibility regarding representations or warranties concerning the content of advertisements of products/services for a particular use, including all information, graphics, copyrighted materials, and assertions included in said advertisements. The reader is advised to independently check all information before basing decisions on such information.

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A MESSAGE

FROM OUR PRESIDENT

PRESIDENT KEN SHERMAN

Breaking Records and Setting the Bar High It seems like just yesterday I was writing to you about the Parade of Homes. As I write this column, the leaves have long gone from the trees. Summer in the Capital Region passes much too quickly…

While sharing what their committee does, committee members encouraged the nearly 100 members in attendance to pledge to complete a specific micro-volunteer task. I was speechless to learn that 100 commitment cards were collected!

As we have all been busy in the building industry, CRBRA has been quite busy as well. As usual, the Golf Tournament was well-attended in July. The annual Day at the Track in August was such a success that tickets sold out faster than ever before and we reached a record-high attendance. One of the goals in our Strategic Plan this year was to create more micro-volunteering opportunities to encourage member involvement at a variety of levels. Our committees and councils did a great job identifying micro-volunteer opportunities and gathered at the General Membership Meeting at Pat’s Barn in October to represent their respective committee. While sharing what their committee does, committee members encouraged the nearly 100 members in attendance to pledge to complete a specific micro-volunteer task. I was speechless to learn that 100 commitment cards were collected, with many members volunteering for multiple tasks. The commitment and dedication of our members never fails to amaze me.

Speaking of our members amazing me with their dedication, volunteers from CRBRA’s Board of Directors recently came together to complete a small project on relatively short notice. Things of My Very Own, a non-profit in Schenectady, provides crisis intervention services to children impacted by extensive abuse or neglect. In anticipation of the upcoming holiday season, they were in need of shelving at their location to house the items they collect. Thank you to Quality PM, Pipino Builders, Bellevue Builders Supply and Curtis Lumber for stepping up to the plate providing supplies, building and installing the shelves in record time. CRBRA is proud to be hosting one of the gift giving trees for Things of My Very Own this holiday season. Please don’t be shy about stopping in to pick up a tag for someone in great need. Many of you will be receiving this magazine at the Best in Building Awards event, which has quickly become one of the highlights of the year. Each year, this committee works for months to make this event better than the year before. The event is breaking records again this year thanks to the support of our members who sponsored, entered submissions and plan to attend the event. I can’t wait to see everyone’s wonderful work! Thank you to everyone…big and small...who takes time from their busy schedule to be involved with CRBRA. I look forward to seeing you at this year’s remaining events.

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THANK YOU

2019 BEST IN BUILDING AWARDS SPONSORS

EVENT

KEYNOTE

DIAMOND

CATEGORY

PLATINUM

GOLD • BDB Paving

• Signature One Realty Group

SILVER • • • • • • •

Ballston Lake Gutters CMC Design Studio Granite & Marble Works Holbrook Lumber Owens Corning Quality PM Wolberg Electrical Supply Co.

BRONZE • • • • •

Appolo Heating AZEK Building Products Jankow Companies M&T Bank NYSBA


FEATURE

AND THE WINNERS ARE... Kristen Egelston

Photo courtesy of Mark Morand, Mainframe Photography

7th Annual Best in Building Awards 48 award winners from 28 companies

The Best in Building Awards recognizes CRBRA members for their excellence and innovation in residential building, remodeling, design, marketing and more. In its 7th year, this much-anticipated annual event drew a record number of entries from members showcasing their talents. Submitted projects ranged from kitchens and bathrooms to closets, showrooms and social media efforts. Of the 54 possible awards that entries could be submitted for this year, CRBRA received entries in 48. Since its inception, the Best in Building Award entries have been judged blindly by out-of-market industry experts to maintain objectivity. This year was no different with judges as far west as Washington State and down south to Charleston, South Carolina. Each award category was judged by at least three of the judges who were asked to review all entries before awarding any scores. Their scores were based on a scale of one to ten, with one being the lowest and ten the highest. The judges scores were then averaged to declare a winner. The judges task was not an easy one. Judge Christopher Klick, owner of CK Contracting in Charleston, said “Everyone should be proud of their work and the efforts made to help clients achieve their needs and wants. There’s no place like home and it shows through these photos!” As we go to print on this special Best in Building Awards issue, we’re anticipating more than 200 attendees for the event at the New York State Museum on Thursday, November 14. General William C. Martin, President and Founder of The Initiatives Group, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in leadership development, will deliver this year’s keynote remarks. A first this year includes the addition of an emcee, WNYT’s Sports Anchor Chris Onorato.

2019 OUT-OF-MARKET EXPERT JUDGES: Christopher Klick CK Contracting, LLC Builder/Remodeler, South Carolina David O’Sullivan O’Sullivan Architects, Inc. Architect; Massachusetts John Rod John Rod & Company Marketing Expert; New Jersey Justin Ross Design Doctors Construction, LLC. Builder/Remodeler; Washington Bill Sager Sager Family Homes Builder; Washington Jessica Steeves Builders Design Interior Designer; Maryland

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BUILDER AWARDS BEST NEW BASEMENT

BEST NEW BATHROOM

Kohler Builders

Bella Home Builders

BEST NEW/UPDATED DESIGN CENTER Belmonte Builders

BEST NEW KITCHEN Witt Construction

BEST NEW MERCHANDISED MODEL Belmonte Builders

BEST SINGLE-FAMILY HOME Bella Home Builders

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BEST TOWNHOUSE PROJECT Kohler Builders


REMODELER AWARDS BEST AGING-IN-PLACE REMODEL Bennett Contracting

BEST HISTORICAL REMODEL CGM Construction

BEST BATHROOM REMODEL UNDER $40,000

BEST BATHROOM REMODEL OVER $40,000

Hinman Construction

Quality P.M.

BEST KITCHEN REMODEL UNDER $75,000

BEST KITCHEN REMODEL OVER $75,000

FLATBROOK & CO.

C&J Custom Builders

BEST UTILITY SPACE REMODEL

BEST OVERALL REMODEL

Teakwood Builders

Quality P.M.

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DESIGN AWARDS BEST BATHROOM DESIGN UNDER $40,000

BEST BATHROOM DESIGN OVER $40,000

FLATBROOK & CO.

Best Tile

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN

MOST CREATIVE HOME FEATURE

Plum & Crimson Fine Interior Design

CMC Design Studio

Urban Industrial Design

BEST UTILITY SPACE

BEST NEW CONSTRUCTION FLOOR PLAN UNDER 2,500 SQ. FT.

BEST NEW CONSTRUCTION FLOOR PLAN OVER 2,500 SQ. FT.

Bella Home Builders

Verdant Architecture

BEST AGING-IN-PLACE DESIGN Michaels Group Homes

CMC Design Studio

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DESIGN AWARDS: KITCHENS BEST KITCHEN DESIGN UNDER $20,000

BEST KITCHEN DESIGN $20,000 - $39,999

BEST KITCHEN DESIGN $40,000 - $79,999

Curtis Lumber - Delmar

Kohler Builders

FLATBROOK & CO.

BEST KITCHEN DESIGN $80,000 - $119,999

BEST KITCHEN DESIGN $120,000+

Zobel & Co. Kitchens

Columbia Cabinets

OUTDOOR LIVING AWARDS BEST ATTACHED/UNCONDITIONED OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE

BEST OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE UNDER $50,000

BEST OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE OVER $50,000

Redbud Development

Redbud Development

Redbud Development

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ASSOCIATE AWARDS BEST CUSTOM CLOSET

BEST CUSTOM MILLWORK

BEST NEW/UPDATED SHOWROOM

California Closets

Plum & Crimson Fine Interior Design

California Closets

BEST USE OF EXTERIOR MATERIALS

BEST USE OF SOLID SURFACE MATERIAL, GLASS OR STONE

SD Atelier Architecture

Precision Upstate

GREEN BUILDING AWARDS 12

BEST ENERGY EFFICIENT PROJECT/ MECHANICAL SYSTEM Aztech Geothermal BEST GREEN/SUSTAINABLE/NET-ZERO PROJECT Bruns Realty Group LLC

Special thanks to the Best in Building Awards Committee: Christine Raible, Best Tile, Chairperson Frank Barbera, Barbera Homes, Immediate Past Chair Joe Decker, Pella by Crawford Michelle Mangini, California Closets Ben Nathan, Witt Construction Angela Sperry, Granite & Marble Works


ASSOCIATE MARKETING AWARDS BEST BILLBOARD CAMPAIGN

BEST COLLATERAL PACKAGE

BEST NEW/UPDATED LOGO

Exit Realty Empire Associates

Curtis Lumber

Verdant Architecture

BEST TV OR ONLINE VIDEO AD

BEST TV OR ONLINE VIDEO AD

BEST WEBSITE

Curtis Lumber

Curtis Lumber

Best Tile

BUILDER/REMODELER MARKETING AWARDS BEST NEW/UPDATED LOGO

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

BEST WEBSITE

Marini Builders

Belmonte Builders

Quality P.M.

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Congratulations

MEMBERS OF THE YEAR 2019

Voted on by their fellow members, these individuals exemplify true leadership, positive member involvement and heavy participation in CRBRA activities, events committees and councils.

BUILDER OF THE YEAR GREGG BICHE´ QUALITY PM, OWNER Biche first got involved with CRBRA by participating as a builder in the Parade of Homes. Since joining the Board of Directors in 2017, Biche has led the Building Renovation Committee. In 2019, Biche serves as Vice President of CRBRA and has been nominated for 2020 President.

REMODELER OF THE YEAR JUSTINA AUER BENNETT CONTRACTING, PROJECT DESIGNER Auer first got involved in CRBRA through the Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council. After a few years actively involved in PWB, Auer took on the role of Co-Chair in 2018 and currently holds this position. Under her leadership, CRBRA’s PWB was awarded second place in the Legislative & Political Advocacy category at the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show.

ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR GREG GALLA TEAL, BECKER & CHIARAMONTE, CPAs, PARTNER Galla first got involved with CRBRA through the Future Industry Leaders group. Since joining the Board of Directors in 2016, Galla has gone on to serve as Associate Vice President (2017-2019) and is currently the Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee.

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CELEBRATE WITH CRBRA

SAVE THE DATES 12/3 2019

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

1/30 2020 6 - 10 p.m.

HOLIDAY PARTY CRBRA HQ, 10 Old Plank Rd, Clifton Park

Stop in to celebrate the holiday season with your fellow CRBRA members and grab a tag off our giving tree for Things of My Very Own. ($25/member)

INSTALLATION DINNER Brown's Revolution Hall, Troy, NY Join us to celebrate the contributions of the 2019 leadership and install the 2020 leadership team. $75/member

Register at CRBRA.com or email deedee@crbra.com.

PARADE JUNE 6-7 & 13-14 of HOMES 2020 CALLING ALL BUILDERS & REALTORS®! Unique marketing opportunity

Reach targeted buyers

More than $50,000 in marketing value to attract new construction home buyers to your home across two weekends! Exposure includes: • TV coverage & advertising • Social media and radio promotion • Robust website & mobile app • Parade of Homes magazine • Sponsor involvement

• REALTOR® Preview Party • Expert judging • Awards Celebration with industry colleagues

Support the Center for Disability Services BUILDER ENTRY FEE: Members: $4,000

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Contact DeeDee Enides at deedee@crbra.com or 518.579.0066.

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