Issuu on Google+


Spruce Up Guide


2 H Spring Spruce Up - Home Improvement H March 26, 2014 H

Hurricane Preparedness -- is your roof ready?


ou don’t have to wait until the rain is coming into your home to find out your roof needs repair! Hurricane season, June 1st, is quickly approaching and now is the time to have your roof checked. Joe Rangel of Allegiance Roofing (a division of Joe Rangel Cntracting LLC) will do a FREE roof inspection to let you know if

your roof needs repairs. Allegiance’s roofers are experts in all matters regarding your roof including roof repairs, roof replacements, new roofs, small roof repairs, roof insurance claims and even roof tax credits. The entire Allegiance team from management, sales representatives, and installers, have passed the CertainTeed Shingle Quality Master Exam and the Master Shingle Applicator Exam and

have earned the elite certification of “Select Shingle Master Company.” Only 1% of roofing contractors in the United States are authorized by CertainTeed to offer 3 star, 4 star and 5 star extended warranties. Joe and his team believe in putting your peace of mind first. That’s why they deal directly with the insurance companies, offer only the best quality products and stand behind their work 100%! Allegiance Roofing is Licensed/Bonded and affiliated with the BBB as A plus accredited. Your roof is only as strong as it’s weakest point and literally covers everything you own! Allegiance Roofing is a certified Select Shingle Master with CertainTeed, and is also a certified installer with GAF Shingles, giving their customers a choice of the two leaders in the shingle industry. They take pride in getting the job done efficiently and effectively. Joe Rangel has been in the roofing business since 2004 and knows his business! Allegience Roofing is licensed, bonded has an A+ BBB rating that Joe is very proud of. Joe realized early on that his customers were always asking for advice on related projects and preferred to work with one person coordinating everything. Allegiance Roofing can do it all! Roofing, siding, windows and doors, painting, whatever your house needs Allegiance Roofing can take care of it. Customers like dealing with one company instead of many to have all of their repairs taken care of. Joe lives in Richmond, Tx. with his family and stays involved in his local community organizations. He is a member of the Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance and Richmond Rotary. He proudly sponsors Lamar Little

Joe Rangel of Allegiance Roofing (a division of Joe Rangel Cntracting LLC)

League, RoseRich Girls Softball, Lamar Hornets, Little League Football and the Katy Girls Softball Association and has been recognized by the Latino American Who’s Who and also the Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance Hispanic Business Division for his sponsorship in the Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser for the Fort Bend Meals on Wheels program. You can deal directly with Joe by calling him at 281-232-9100. You can also find Allegiance Roofing on facebook or at Don’t wait till for the rainy day -- call Joe today!

Aquarius Home Service stays on top with over 40 years of personal home service


amily owned and operated, Aquarius Home Service is very proud of the fact that they have been serving Southwest Houston, Sugar Land and Missouri City’s air conditioning, heating and plumbing needs since 1971. Missouri City resident and owner, Peter Haselow, credits the company’s longevity to providing quality work at a fair price. Peter says, “Although we are a small company, our customers know us and we know them and we realize that during the current economic downturn, our success would not be possible without their continued support and referrals.” Peter also

adds, “Our customer don’t like being treated like a number, so that is one of the most important differences between us and other service companies. After all, isn’t it great to call a company who knows who YOU are?” Celebrating over 40 years in business, Aquarius Home Service boasts and A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau and is also featured as an American Standard Customer Care dealer. If you and your family would like to find out more about Aquarius Home Service and the services they provide, please contact them at 281-561-8400.

Spring Spruce Up - Home Improvement H March 26, 2014 H H 3

Interior • Exterior Painting • Hardie siding • Gutters




• Roof Repair • Roofing Contractor • CertainTeed Roofing • Small Roof Repair

• Roof Insurance Claims • Roof Re-Decking • Roof Conversion • Roofing Tax Credit


500 OFF



Minimum purchase $8,000

50 OFF


• Hardie Siding • House Painting • Windows & Doors


Minimum purchase $350



OWNER Joe Rangel

Hail and & Wind Damage • Insurance Specialists

4 H Spring Spruce Up - Home Improvement H March 26, 2014 H

State Bank of Texas Independent and Strong


HE STATE BANK of TEXAS is an independent and strong community bank that is locally owned. The bank is conveniently located at 13010 Murphy Rd. in Stafford, TX 77477. The main office is located in the Spring Branch area at 3330 Antoine, Houston, Harris Co., TX 77092. We are a commercial community bank focusing on consumers and small to medium size businesses. We offer the same services a larger bank offers on a smaller scale with better and more personalized customer service. As community bankers we work with customers on many levels providing service beyond expectations. We enjoy working with people and enjoy the challenges that come with today’s environment. Management experience exceeds 100 years. The bank enjoys doing banking somewhat in the old fashioned way. When you call the bank you reach a live person, the bank doesn’t have voice mail. When you need assistance the employees and officers of the bank enjoy working with the customer. Yet, the bank is sophisticated and understands the customer needs.

Loan applicants receive timely responses to their loan requests because loan decisions are made locally. Lending ranges from auto loans to revolving lines of credit, accounts receivable and inventory loans, equipment loans, business acquisition, interim construction (residential and commercial) and more. Consumer and Commercial deposit account products are not complicated. They are simple and basic. Senior lenders have been employed at the bank since 1987, they are bankers you can depend and trust. The bank will never request that you provide personal or financial information via unsecured email. The bank makes every effort to prevent identity theft, conveying to its customers how to safeguard their confidential information. Don’t be surprised when you visit the bank and you are greeted by a golden retriever. It has become a tradition for the bank to have a golden mascot at the bank. You may see customers bringing their dogs into the bank or through the motor bank to retrieve their treat. Quirky? Customers don’t think so. They love this friendly and old fashioned bank!

State Bank of Texas, Murphy Road Branch staff: McKenzie Beglau, Tatiana Gutierrez, John Wofford, EVP/Branch President-Nicki Black, Michael Plant, Sandy Martinez, Officer Alejandro Delafuente and Gracie.


500 BEST


Visa Gift Card


with purchase over $10,000

10 2,996 $


All Major Brands offered! Installed up to 96UI


Expires May 30, 2014

Expires 5/30/14

Ask About Our 0% Financing For 12 Months

281-852-1866 888-335-2036 BEST INVESTMENTS

HardiePlank Siding • Insulated Replacement Windows Room Enclosures • Patio Covers Stonework • Sunrooms • Pergolas • Roofing



12314 F.M. 1960 • HOUSTON, TX 773366




Spring Spruce Up - Home Improvement H March 26, 2014 H H 5

Independent And Strong Community Bankers with Your Interest at Heart!

Simple and Basic Answers to your Banking Needs • Consumer and Commercial Deposit Accounts • Residential and Commercial Interim Construction Loans • Consumer Loans • Business Loans


13010 Murphy Road, Stafford, TX 77477 • 281.494.6686 3330 Antoine, Houston, TX 77092 • 713.681.2265

Nicki B. Black - Executive Vice President / Branch President and greeter Gracie

6 H Spring Spruce Up - Home Improvement H March 26, 2014 H

Fort Bend Habitat Restore turns donated materials into affordable housing


pring is upon us and with that comes the age old pastime of spring cleaning. So, what do you do with all the items that are to good to throw in your local landfill? Why not help a family in need by donating your unwanted, useable, home improvement items to the Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore? The ReStore is a non-profit, discount, home improvement store that takes in gently used building materials, appliances, furniture, light fixtures and more and resells them to the public and contractors at deep discounts. It is not just a donation site, it should also be your first stop for any and all home repairs and improvements you want to make on your home. You can virtually rebuild, redesign and/or remodel your home with the offerings at ReStore! Everything you need to repair and remodel your home, from floor to ceiling is available. Those blinds need replaced? You can find new ones. Floors looking worn and need refreshed? Restore carries new laminate, hardwoods, tile and more. Just looking to repaint and refresh

a room or two? Check out the wide variety of paints and painting accessories available. How about that back door - has it seen better days? Yep, they have those and everything else -- including the Kitchen Sink!! There is no limit to the treasures you will find here! Just be sure that when you are shopping you have your ‘honey do’ list ready to go, if you don’t it will surely have grown much longer by the time you leave the store!! There are just too many great deals to pass up! The monies generated at the ReStore are used to purchase land and materials to construct decent, affordable housing for families in need within Fort Bend County. The good that is done with unwanted home improvement items is unbelievable! Who would have thought that donating that left over lumber, paint and home improvement items, that you purchased but never got around to fixing, could actually provide a home for a needy family! It’s true! This is one way to help. Many have always wanted to be part of the wonderful Habitat for Humanity

world but have not had the opportunity to actually work on a home -- well here is your opportunity without even pounding a nail! Don’t worry about having items you want to donate but are unable to get them to the ReStore? Just call Restore’s donation hotline at 281-403-0708 and they will arrange for your donated goods to be picked up. You can also drop them off at 13570

Murphy Road in Stafford. Either way, not only will you get a tax receipt for your goods, you will help make a difference by helping the ReStore turn your donated goods into a home for a family in need. For more information about donations, or to help on the actual home construction, you can call your local Restore in Stafford at 281-403-0708. Happy Spring!

SHOP. DONATE. VOLUNTEER. Appliances • Furniture • Cabinets • Blinds • Paints • Doors • More!

Special Order Cabinets Now Available SEVERAL TO CHOOSE!

Home Improvement Discount Store

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 13570 Murphy Road Stafford, Texas 77477


Tuesday through Friday 10:00 am- 6:00 pm • Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm





Spring Spruce Up - Home Improvement H March 26, 2014 H H 7

HS Services Your One Stop for all Home and/ or Business Repair and Remodeling needs!


arge enough to handle your needs but Small enough to give you the attention you deserve! HS Services is a family owned and operated repair, remodel and construction business serving Houston and the surrounding areas. We take a little different approach to the construction industry by looking at your needs and our experience as a collaboration. We listen to you and do our best to make your repairs or additions trouble free and limit your inconvenience as much as possible. At HS Services we provide service to the Residential, Commercial and Multifamily Market, We’re insured and highly experienced. The success for many jobs comes in the details and we pride ourselves in paying attention to the details. Give us a call today to schedule your Free Estimate and let’s discuss making your house into the retreat and

paradise you have been dreaming of. HS Services has business operations in Texas and Internationally offering: • KITCHEN AND BATH REMODELS • ROOM ADDITIONS • WINDOWS & DOORS • SIDING REPLACEMENT & REPAIR • ROOFING – NEW AND REPAIRS • PAINTING • SHEETROCK • TILE • PLUMBING • ELECTRICAL • A/C HANDYMAN SERVICES FOR THE SMALL JOBS References • Insured • Experienced Contact Us: Phone: 832-596-2267 Email:, Web:

The Best Investment you can make for your home!


erry Gerald has been working hard at the Siding and Window business for over 37 years! There is no denying that Jerry is the BEST in the business! He just won the “Contractor of the Year Award for 2014” to add to the previous 38 other awards he has won doing what he does BEST! Why would all these awards be so important to Jerry’s customers? They’re like statistics to a baseball player: they show measurements of success. Best Investments Siding and Windows provides insulated, double-pane windows with Low-E argon gas, that fills the dead airspace in between the two panes of glass. “What we’re trying to do is help people get their home fixed up and help them lower their energy bill,” Jerry states. Best Investments Siding and Windows does predominantly residential work, but can provide commercial services as well. In fact, Jerry offers what could be described as a ‘yearly special’: 10 windows for $2996. Of course, there’s a size limit of 96 U.I. All of the windows have a lifetime warranty. “We offer a good, better and a BEST,” Jerry explains. This is our good product, the 10 windows for $2996 installed. These are insulated windows, that is taking out the old windows

Jerry Gerard among the awards that his company, Best Investments Siding and Windows, has received.

and putting the new windows in, including sales taxes, that’s everything, that’s a very fair price.” Best Investments Siding and Windows covers almost everything around the exterior. “We do doors, insulated patio doors, we even do hurricane impact windows, we do roofing, siding, patio covers, little room enclosures and we do stone work,” Jerry says. “We’re a name you can trust and a company that backs it’s warranty.” To contact Jerry at Best Investments Siding and Windows please call, 888-852-BEST or 281-852-1866, or check out his web site at Jerry will always give you his very BEST!

The Star will publish the Skeeters 2014 Game Schedule on April 16th. Your FULL-COLOR ad will be delivered to every home in The Star’s delivery area. CIAL SPE N SECTIO

E L U D E H C S L mes L o A h 0 B 0 E 0 BA S st 40, o m l a to red


Delivered: April 16th Deadline: April 10th



LET US HELP YOU CREATE YOUR PARADISE! At HS Services we provide service to the Residential, Commercial and Multifamily Market. We’re insured and highly experienced. Call today!

Kitchen & Bath Remodels Room Additions Windows & Doors Siding Replacement & Repairs Roofing - New & Repairs Painting Sheetrock Tile Plumbing Electrical A/C Handyman Services for the Small Jobs

Call for FREE estimate today!

832-596-2267 References • Insured • Experienced

2014 Spring Spruce-Up