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Home Building & Remodeling Showcase The Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders is a Not-For-Profit Association

Friday, February 9th through Sunday, February 11th






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76. Chairman’s Message

Zeke Keel of Southern Window Supply welcomes you to the Home Building & Remodeling Showcase.

80. Open Concept Done Right A look inside an open concept from Case Design/Remodeling.

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82. Fierce Dedication Clint Lovette founded Lovette Construction 11 years ago with a simple mindset, be fiercely dedicated.

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84. Project Profile Precision Homecrafters’ projects: Outdoor Oasis and The Lake House Kitchen.

92. Quality and Craftsmanship The people behind J. Wright Building Company truly love the art of home building.

The Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders (GBAHB)

Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders (GBAHB) 500 Grantswood Road, Suite 240 Irondale, AL 35210 Phone: (205)912-7000 138. Chairman’s Message Fax: (205)451-0201 Consistent and open communication

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ON THE COVER: Precision Homecrafters bathroom remodel in Inverness



GBAHB Remodelers are committed to an established Code of Ethics. It reads:

Members of the Council shall observe the highest standards of integrity, frankness, and responsibility in dealing with the public, adhering to the following principles: • All advertising statements shall be accurate and free of capacity to mislead or deceive the consumer. • Accuracy shall be required of all sales people in their descriptions of products and services, both written and verbal. • All contracts executed shall be fully descriptive and fair to all parties.

• All contracted obligations shall be fulfilled in a reasonable period of time. • All work shall be performed in a manner compatible with recognized standards of public health and safely applicable laws. • Members shall not perform, or cause to be performed, any act which would tend to reflect on, or bring into disrepute, themselves, this Council, or the industry.


Lovette Construction is not your average remodeling firm. Clint Lovette founded the company over 12 years ago with a simple mindset: Be fiercely dedicated to your clients, employees and the industry, and everything else will take care of itself. This shows throughout their projects, customer reviews and the multiple awards that they have received throughout the years. In fact, Lovette was just awarded the 2017 Young Professional of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders and in 2016 was awarded the coveted Best In Show for the Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards. Clint and his team are constantly

striving to make the remodeling industry more professional and as such, he is the Past President of the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders and will serve as the 2018 Chair of the Remodelers Council. A home is often the single, largest investment of a lifetime. Touching such an important asset is a huge responsibility and one Lovette Construction takes very seriously. Whether you are looking to increase your living area, remodel a kitchen or bathroom, or redesign outdoor space, Lovette Construction will do whatever it takes to provide the results you expect and deserve.

2030 Columbiana Road | Birmingham, AL 35216 | 205.401.2488


GBAHBR REMODELERS GBAHB REMODELERS OFFICERS Chairman Clint Lovette, Lovette Construction


Welcome to the Show

Chairman Elect Wrendon Davis, Davis Plumbing Company, Inc Secretary Joshua Dean, Precision Homecrafters, LLC Treasurer Rick Nelson, R. K. Nelson Construction Immediate Past Chair Zeke Keel, Southern Window Supply At Large Nick Miles, Saunders Bradford Phil Stephens, Webb Concrete Kenny Fikes, AllSouth Appliance Group


Fish Fry & Steak Cookout George Williams, Precision Homecrafters, LLC Fast Pitch Mike Kelley, Kitchen & Bath Dimensions Public Relations Matt Tyson, Alabama Power Company Governmental Affairs Wrendon Davis, Davis Plumbing Company, Inc. Roddy Sample, Roddy O. Sample & Associates, Inc. Skeet Shoot Roddy Sample, Roddy O. Sample & Associates, Inc. George Williams, Precision Homecrafters, LLC


President Marshall Newport, Newport Builders, LLC 1st Vice President Colt Byrom, Byrom Building Corp 2nd Vice President/Treasurer Elliott Pike, ELM Construction, LLC 3rd Vice President/Secretary Patrick Gilbert, ELM Construction, LLC Treasurer Levi Mixson, ELM Construction, LLC Associate Vice President Peggy Turner, Land Title of Alabama Past President Clint Lovette, Lovette Construction


Executive Vice President Alicia Vincent Director of Finance Jody Joiner Executive Assistant Linda Gulsby Director of Sales and Promotion Shannon Humenansky Event and Council Coordinator Faye Wallin



On behalf of the Birmingham Remodelers, welcome to our spring edition of Remodel Birmingham. Our focus in this issue is the Home Building & Remodeling Showcase, scheduled for February 9 though February 11 at the Hoover Met Complex. There is no time like the beginning of the year to plan a major improvement to your home and no better place to get the nuts and bolts details than our Showcase. The Showcase will give attendees a chance to connect with some of the premier businesses in the area that can help with home building and home improvement projects. The Showcase is also the perfect opportunity to hear from experts in the field who can offer insight on making your home more beautiful and efficient. If you are planning a new home remodel or even just a new home project, you can find inspiration as well as education at the Home Building & Remodeling Showcase. We are excited about the variety of vendors and products our vendors have to offer. The Showcase provides each attendee an opportunity to touch and feel products, to talk to the teams who will be executing your home project, and to experience classes that make you more knowledgeable on topics related to home building and remodeling. See you at the Show. Clint Lovette

GBAHB Remodelers Chair Lovette Construction


GBAHB Remodelers

Certified Experts Professional Designations Set Professional Builders and Remodelers Apart When choosing a builder or remodeler, you want someone with the skill and expertise to do the job right. In a crowded marketplace, however, identifying a qualified professional can be difficult. That’s why the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) created professional designations that help consumers identify builders and remodelers who have committed themselves to continually improving their skills and being committed to their profession. When a homeowner selects a builder or remodeler with a NAHB professional designation, they are getting a professional with superior training, practical experience, and in-depth knowledge in their chosen specialty. Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) The CGB designation means your builder has met the prescribed standards of practice, possess at least two years building industry experience, has a proven track record of successful project management, has completed a comprehensive education curriculum, and pledges to uphold the program’s code of ethics. The CGB course is designed to emphasize business and project management skills as the key to a professional building operation. Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) The CGR course emphasizes the development of business management skills as the key to a professional remodeling operation. Remodelers holding the CGR designation meet prescribed standards of business practice, possess a minimum of five years remodeling industry experience, have a proven track record of successful remodeling projects, compete a comprehensive education curriculum, and pledge to uphold the program’s code of ethics. Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) The CAPS designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential for remodelers doing home modifications for the aging-in-place. The NAHB Remodelers Council, in collaboration with the AARP, developed this program to provide comprehensive, practical, market-specific information about working with older and maturing adults to remodel their homes for agingin-place. Certified Graduate Associated (CGA) The CGA Certificate program offers associate members an opportunity to enhance their 78


knowledge of the fundamentals of the home building industry. Modeled after the CGB curriculum, this designation is attained by completing three required and three elective courses that focus on improved management skills and business performance. The CGA designation is maintained by completing one course annually. Certified Green Professional (CGP) The National Association of Home Builders’ Certified Green Professional™ designation recognizes builders, remodelers, and other industry professionals who incorporate green building principles into homes—without driving up the cost of construction. Classwork leading to the designation provides a solid background in green building methods, as well as the tools to reach customers, from the organization leading the charge to provide market-driven green building solutions to the home building industry. Master Builder (MB)/Master Remodeler (MR) The purpose of the Master Builder/Master Remodeler Program certification of the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders is to further enhance the professionalism of participating members and to provide the consumer with contractors of the highest professional standards. Members of the program must pass a rigorous entry process in order to receive the designation as Master Builder or Master Remodeler. They are screened by a committee of their peers who review customer, supplier, and subcontractor references; check for any current or pending litigation; and verify full liability and workman’s compensation insurance coverage. Membership is reviewed on a yearly basis, and failure to meet the program’s requirements can warrant disqualification from the program. Graduate Master Builder (GMB) The ultimate designation for the building professional, the GMB designation is for experienced veterans only. Before beginning the GMB designation process, candidates must have the CGB designation, CGR designation, CGA designation with five years of building experience, or ten years of building experience, and have competed three CGB/CGR/CGA courses. GMB course topics include risk management and insurance, negotiating, financial management, and quality construction, to name a few. They are more advanced with in-depth instruction geared for experienced building professionals.

Member Designations Andrew Wells, CAPS Alabama ReBath


Rob Baugher, CGB Baugher, Inc. (205)283-1955

Kelly Watson, CGP

Bluestone Building LLC (205)874-1188

Tom Coan, CGR, MR

Case Design/Remodeling (205)968-6000

Mike Kelley, CGA, CGR

Kitchen & Bath Dimensions (205)664-3587

Elliott Pike, CGR, CAPS, MR ELM Construction, LLC (205)378-7965

Casey Campbell, CAPS, CGP Gibson-Anderson Company, Inc. (205)823-7714

Britt Thompson, CAPS, MR

HB Thompson Construction Services, Inc. (205)965-9758

Rob Mackercher, CAPS

The Home Remodeling Group, LLC (205)639-9252

George Kurtts, GMB, MB, MR Kurtts Construction, Inc. (205)991-5719

Clint Lovette, CAPS,CGR Lovette Construction (205)401-2488

Michael McKay, CAPS, CGR, MR Oak Alley, Inc. (205) 669-3334

George Williams, CAPS, CGP, CGR, MR Precision Homecrafters, LLC (205)733-9583

Roddy Sample, CAPS, CGR, Certified Lead Renovations

Roddy O. Sample & Associates, Inc. (205)621-6621


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natural gas stove ensures whatever you cook for dinner makes it to the table – even when the power is out. Water Heating. Natural gas water heaters can heat twice as fast as electric. What does that really mean? It means not having to choose who gets a warm bath or shower or prioritizing clean dishes, clean kids or getting the grass stains out of Sunday bests. Natural gas water heaters outperform electric models time and time again, cost less to operate and reliably provide hot showers for the entire family – even when the power is out. Home Heating. Natural gas furnaces deliver warmer, more comfortable heat than a standard electric heat pump. In fact, most heat pumps require supplemental or “emergency” heat when temperatures fall below 35 degrees. With

heat 25 degrees warmer coming out of the vent, natural gas furnaces provide consistent, reliable comfort –no matter what the temperature is outside. Laundry. Doing the laundry may not be your favorite thing to do, but natural gas dryers can help you finish the job quicker, often times drying clothes faster than electric. In fact, you can save up to 48 hours of drying time a year – that’s the equivalent of six days of vacation! Couple that with the fact that natural gas dryers cost less to operate and you might find reason to finally whistle while you work. Before you start your next remodeling project or buy a new house, consider the benefits of natural gas. Thanks to the reliable warmth it provides, natural gas can help you turn that house into a place you can comfortably call… “home.”

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Your kitchen and family-living space are cut off from each other. Entertainment events don’t feel the way you want them to. Time for an open concept remodeling project, right? It can result in a wonderful life-style change, but it can also be an expensive disappointment. Here’s how to make sure yours is a smashing success. First things first. Does the value equation make sense? Before you invest time, energy and emotion in what might be, get the advice of a company well-experienced with open concept projects. A combination of discussion of your vision combined with an on-site review of the space, will yield a preliminary investment range before you’re in too deep.

Detail the full range of project requirements. Capture both lifestyle goals (example: Counter area for casual dining in sight of the TV), and technical requirements (examples: How much storage for what types of items? Type and size of appliances. Lighting needs. Furniture pieces being used. Foot traffic patterns). Explore multiple design options. Experienced designers

can show you a range of schemes that meet the project requirements. They can also clearly explain the trade-offs in terms of value, performance and appearance so you can select an optimal design for you. Make sure you see the most promising designs rendered in 3D. It is the only way to get a visceral feel for the how the new space will feel. Select materials that are functional and delight you. Kitchens, baths, laundry rooms and even closets are very much fashion-driven areas of a home. Some folks have the time and talent to serve as their own decorator but, for most, the sheer volume of product and the dramatic range of price, performance, color and style is daunting. Mistakes are usually difficult and expensive to fix so best to get a professional to help you by providing edited assortments that meet your taste and budget goals. Prepare yourself with realistic expectations about the inconvenience of construction. Even with the best of builders, multi-room projects take longer and are more disruptive than anyone would like. Make sure your builder communicates how long things will take and the nature of disruptions you’ll face along the way.


DESIGNER’S NOTES: The style of this kitchen is driven by Alabama white marble countertops, white perimeter cabinets with shaker style cabinet doors and slab-fronts drawers around an Iron Ore color shaker island with beadboard insets and a custom hood to match. Morning fog grey vintage-style backsplash tile from countertop to ceiling in a herringbone pattern provides the backdrop for professional-grade appliances and stainless apron-front sink. Open, lantern-style pendants at the island and coordinating chandelier at the dining table complete the sophisticated look.



Case Design/Remodeling 4220 Cahaba Heights Court, Suite 116 • Birmingham, AL 35243• 205-968-6000 •


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Lovette Construction is not your average remodeling firm. Clint Lovette founded the company over 11 years ago with a simple mindset: Be fiercely dedicated to your clients, employees and the industry, and everything else will take care of itself. This shows throughout their projects, customer reviews and the multiple awards that they have received throughout the years. In fact, in 2016 Lovette Construction was awarded the coveted Best In Show for the Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards and awarded Remodeler of the Year by the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders. Clint and his team are constantly striving to make the remodeling industry more professional and as such, he serves as the 2017 President of the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders. Navigating the design-build process of a remodeling project can be complicated and frustrating. Let the professionals at Lovette simplify this process and deliver the project of your dreams!



Precision Homecrafters PROJECT PROFILE PROJECT NAME: Outdoor Oasis GOALS AND SCOPE OF WORK: The goal for this project was to create an outdoor living space for use year round and to entertain the couple’s teenage daughters and friends. To accomplish this, Precision Homecrafters created a 26’ x 22’ outdoor space that features a living area with tv and fireplace and a dining area. It also has an uncovered cooking station near the dining area. The owners wanted this new structure to blend with their existing house and also be transitional. A landscape design from a local landscape architect was incorporated into the outdoor plan as well. The result is a whole new room added to the house that provides the perfect place for teenage birthday parties or just an area to hang out. Family and friends are also enjoying the perfect place to grill out and watch football games in the fall. They can also catch the news while having a cup of coffee first thing in the morning or have a relaxing dinner while breathing fresh air for some quiet time. An initial concern was how to add a space onto the original structure and not cover the 2nd floor windows. The solution was a design that incorporated a short roof line connecting the existing house to the freestanding structure. The owners also wanted to incorporate a wood burning fireplace to be able to use it more throughout the year. TIME FRAME: Spring 2017 PRODUCT USED: The grilling station features custom concrete countertops and appliances. The Komodo Joe gas grill and built-in stainless steel drawers are from Southern Kitchen and Bath and the Big Green Egg was the owners’ previous model. The black ceiling fans were from Mayer Lighting and the teak furniture is from Summer Classics. DETAILS: Features of the outdoor living space include open rafter tails, exposed beams and roof decking, bullet lights to highlight the structure and a TV over the fireplace. The floors are pressure-treated pine that have been kiln dried, resawn and kiln-dried a second time. This results in a much more stable product with fewer knots and cleaner wood. Remote-control ceiling fans were also installed to create a comfortable atmosphere in the warmer months.

Photos by Stacy Allen with Mountainside Photography

Precision Homecrafters PROJECT PROFILE

PROJECT NAME: The Lake House Kitchen GOALS: To maximize the existing space for the client by creating a kitchen with organization and a place for all of their cooking utensils and kitchen accessories. Precision Homecrafters accomplished this by creating custom cabinet organization with drawer dividers, pull-out trays, lazy susans, appliance pull-outs and hidden/recessed outlets. SCOPE OF WORK: PHC reused the existing square footage of the kitchen to create a more custom, luxurious, high-end kitchen for the clients. They also refinished the hardwood floors on the first level. TIME FRAME: Spring 2017 PRODUCT USED: Appliances: Allsouth Appliance provided all of the appliances which feature a 48� Wolf cooktop and custom hood, a Wolf double oven and an undercounter wine refrigerator and ice maker. The built-in refrigerator is a Sub-Zero with custom cabinet panels. The countertop and backsplash are Cambria quartz in the color Ella. Both were provided by CR Home. The farmhouse sink, faucet and the pot filler are all Kohler. The island pendants are from Mayer Lighting. The hardware and appliance pulls are from Schaub. FEATURES OF THE KITCHEN: Among the main features are the hidden outlets located throughout the kitchen. There are over twenty total of them and these are located within the island, recessed under the upper cabinets and are even in the hood corbels. A Keurig pull-out with k-cup tray compartment is to the right of the hood. Custom drawers are underneath the Wolf cooktop for larger pots/pans. The pantry has a lazy susan on one side and shelves on the other. There is also a custom cutting board pull-out over the trash cans. There are several appliance pull-outs in the kitchen including one for the mixer to raise up and be level with the island countertops. There is also a 2-tier flatware tray with silverware on the top and knives below. 205-733-9584



Banks Home Building Stuart Banks 4206 Brasher Drive, Birmingham AL 35243 (205) 967-8922 Baugher, Inc. Rob Baugher, CGB 527 Currie Way, Homewood, AL 35209 (205) 283-1955 Bill Harris Realty, Inc. Bill Harris 616 B Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35235 (205) 836-7407 Bluestone Building, LLC Kelly Watson, CGP 4 Office Park Cir. 314 Birmingham, AL 35223 (205) 874-1188 Case Design/Remodeling Tom Coan, CGR, MR 4220 Cahaba Heights Ct. Ste 116 Birmingham, AL 35243 (205) 968-6000 Champion Window Co. of Birmingham, LLC David Sanders 309 H Cahaba Valley Pkwy. Pelham, AL 35124 (205) 444-0096 Curtis White Companies Katie McLaughlin 8132 Parkway Drive, Leeds, AL 35094 (205) 699-2283 Day Star Construction Inc Stephen Dorsky 4005 2nd Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35222 (205) 591-0751 Disaster Restoration DKI Ken Pate 1915 Courson Court, Leeds, AL 35094 (205) 699-5932 Dogwood Design & Remodel LLC Michael Armstrong 527 Currie Way, Homewood, AL 35209 (205) 541-2017 Drake Homes Andrew Lange 2700 19th Pl. S. Ste 200 Homewood, AL 35209 (205) 637-3646 86


Dreamworks Home Construction 2116 Old Montgomery Hwy. Pelham, AL 35124 Brent Cate (205) 369-4541 7046 Bradstock Ct., Birmingham, AL 35094 (205) 500-9585 KAM Construction Co., Inc. Richard Keydoszius ELM Construction LLC 2103 County Road 46.,Montevallo, AL 35115 Elliott Pike CGR, CAPS, MR (205) 668-4339 4100 Autumn Ln #104 Vestavia Hills, AL 35243 Ken Underwood Development, Inc. Ken Underwood (205) 368-3109 577 Shoal Ridge Drive, Leeds, AL 35094 (205) 702-2726 Foundation Repairs & Home Improvement, Inc. Kitchen Potential, Inc. Greg McBride Michael Schuster 500 N. 13th Street, Bessemer, AL 35020 3800 2nd Avenue South (205) 426-2770 Birmingham, AL 35222 Gibson & Anderson Construction, Inc. (205) 870-8467 Earl Gibson 2539 Rocky Ridge Road Kurtts Construction Inc. Birmingham, AL 35243 George Kurtts, GMB, MB, MR P.O. Box 380067, Birmingham, AL 35238 (205) 823-7714 (205) 991-5719 Grace Klein Construction, Inc. Jason Waltman Lorino Construction, Inc. 1678 Montgomery Hwy Ste D304 Gaeton Lorino Vestavia, AL 35216 1270 Parliament Lane, Birmingham, AL 35216 (205) 365-0621 (205) 390-2211 Lovette Construction Grayson Construction, LLC Clint Lovette, CAPS, CGR Adam Packard 2030 Columbiana Road 1945 Patton Chapel Road Birmingham, AL 35216 Hoover, AL 35226 (205) 401-2488 (205) 790-8938 Newport Builders, LLC H. B. Thompson Marshall Newport Construction Services, Inc. 5800 7th Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35212 Britt Thompson, CAPS, MR 780 2nd Street, Helena, AL 35080 (205) 807-4757 (205) 965-9758 Oak Alley, Inc. Harwell Building Company Michael McKay, CAPS, Barry Harwell CGR, MR 3120 Green Valley Rd, Birmingham, AL 35243 PO Box 157, Chelsea, AL 35043 (205) 296-2100 (205) 669-3334 Historical Home Crafters, Inc. James Wagnon 932 Copena Drive, Pelham, AL 35124 (205) 991-9694

Precision Homecrafters, LLC George Williams, CAPS, CGP, CGR, MR 1215 Lake Forest Cir., Birmingham, AL 35244 (205) 733-9583

Holsombeck Construction, Inc. Stan Holsombeck 249 York St., Trussville, AL 35173 205-369-5708

R & R Construction Russell Luccasen 2809 Crescent Avenue, Ste 7 Homewood, AL 35209 (205) 503-2535

Home Maintenance Associates Inc. Eddie Dorough 4000 Eagle Point Corporate Dr. Birmingham, AL 35242 (205) 956-1820 Homes By Indianwood, Inc. Bill Kinnebrew

R.R. of Alabama, Inc. James G. Walton 123 Clark Street, Pelham, AL 35124 (205) 988-9194

Ray Building Company Stephen S. Ray 13 Office Park Circle, Suite 17 A Mountain Brook, AL 35223 (205) 868-6800 Rigsby Construction Company Inc. Daniel R. Friday 421 1st Street North, Alabaster, AL 35007 (205) 663-1456 RK Nelson Construction, LLC Rick Nelson 3905 Woodhaven Road, Hoover, AL 35244 (205) 370-3110 Roberts Building Group, Inc. Mike Roberts 137 West Glenwood Drive Homewood, AL 35209 (205) 901-9301 Roddy O. Sample & Associates, Inc. Roddy Sample CGR, CAPS P.O. Box 1844, Pelham, AL 35124 (205) 621-6621 Saunders & Bradford, LLC Mitch Bradford 4100 Autumn Lane #108 Vestavia, AL 35243 (205) 337-0007 Shearer Building Co. Inc. Cleve Shearer 6 Office Park Circle Suite 100 Birmingham AL 35223 (205) 229-1104 Slate Barganier Ben Gardner 3121 Blue Lake Drive, Ste 201 Vestavia, AL 35243 (205) 637-3373 Steve McGuire Construction Co., Inc. Patrick McGuire PO Box 130968, Birmingham, AL 35213 (205) 595-2355 Taylor Burton Company Inc Taylor Burton 3239 Lorna Road, Suite 108 Birmingham, AL 35216 (205) 365-1373 Twin Construction, Inc. David Siegel P.O. Box 59611, Birmingham, AL 35259 (205) 802-3920


Waller Home Improvement, LLC Mike Waller 6596 Lynne Avenue, Leeds, AL 352094 (205) 478-6246 Williams Ryan William Lee Kinnebrew 928 Jackson’s Gap Way Jackson’s Gap AL 36861 (205) 337-0007 Willow Homes, LLC Jason Hale P.O. Box 660851, Birmingham, AL 35266 (205) 516-0552

Suppliers & Manufacturers

AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists Steve Scates 9070 US Hwy 78 Leeds, AL 35094 (877) 340-8479 Alabama Brick Delivery Jeff South PO Box 5462, Birmingham, AL 35207 (205) 323-1560 Alabama Cabinet Company, Inc. Tim Pollard 95 Third Avenue N. Birmingham, AL 35204 (205) 326-3190 Alabama Homescapes Joel Flournoy 3767 Chestnut Ridge Lane Birmingham, AL 35216 (205) 365-7454 Alabama Power Company Alisa Summerville P.O. Box 2641 Bin # 3S - 1615 Birmingham AL 35291 (205) 226-1442 Alabama ReBath Andrew Wells, CAPS 3411 Lorna Lane, Hoover, AL 35216 (205) 623-3080 Allegion Schlage Lock Company David Estreicher 3313 Stone Ridge Dr. Birmingham, AL 35223 (205) 224-6910 AllSouth Appliance Group Inc. Tyler Hillman 345 State Farm Pkwy. Birmingham, AL 35209 (205) 942-0408 Amercian Wall Zone Supply Malcolm Byers 2520 Pelham Pkwy Pelham, AL 35124 88

B-METRO.COM (205) 663-5553 Archadeck of Birmingham Derek Crews P O Box 382495, Birmingham, AL 35238 (205) 970-0121 Avondale Specialty Hardware/ HGH Hardware Jeff Seabolt 3912 2nd Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35222 (205) 510-4232 B-Metro Magazine Cathy Fingerman 1314 Cobb Lane, Birmingham AL 35205 (205) 202-4182 Bin There Dump That Scott Klesius 633 Stuart Lane, Pelham, AL 35124 (205) 406-5850 Blueprint Financial Partners Joey Mure 3125 Blue Lake Dr. Birmingham, AL 35243 (205)370-8460 Brandino Brass Co. Eric Brandino 2824 Central Avenue Suite # 100 Birmingham, AL 35209 (205) 978-8900 Brian’s Flooring & Design Brian McCarver 2928 6th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35233 (205)581-1788 Brik Realty Amanda Parker 2216 Marion Street, Hoover AL 35226 205-470-2936 Cahaba River Trading Company, Inc. James Hayes 421 1st Street North, Alabaster, AL 35007 (205) 663-1456 Cambria, Inc. Jeff Stewart 31496 Cambria Ave., LeSueur, MN 56058 (800) 226-2741 Cary Insulation Company Steve Lester 4501 1st Avenue N., Birmingham AL 35222 (205) 595-1000 Champion Window Co. of Birmingham LLC David Sanders 309 H Cahaba Valley Pkwy., Pelham AL 5124 (205) 444-0096

Classic Closets, LLC Barry Tidwell P.O. Box 398, Haleyville, AL 35565 (205) 486-9023 Coleman-Russell & Associates Morris Kay P O Box 100217, Birmingham, AL 35210 (205) 833-0700 Consentino USA-Silstone Lurenda Avery 2004 Eagle Crest Court Birmingham AL 35242 (205) 757-8287 CR Home of Alabama, Inc Lisa Chapman 223 West Oxmoor Rd. Birmingham, AL 35209 (205) 943-0680 Creative Cabinets and Design Jennifer Thompson 285 Lyon Lane, Birmingham, AL 35211 (205) 423-5510 Dale of Alabama, Inc. Tommy Patton 410 Governors Drive Southwest Huntsville, AL 35801 (205) 297-0173 Davis Designs Cindy Davis 5560 Cahaba Valley Road Birmingham, AL 35242 (205) 991-2929 Davis Plumbing Company Inc. Wrendon Davis 5600 Cahaba Valley Road Birmingham, AL 35242 (205) 991-2022 Don’s Carpet One Angie Little 3541 Vann Road Birmingham, AL 35206 (205) 655-8777 Door Exchange Tony Benton 2637 Pelham Parkway Pelham, AL 35124 (205) 621-2323 Douglas Cooling & Heating Jay Douglas 8752 Helena Road Pelham, AL 35124 (205) 988-3706

Durante Home Exteriors Jason Durante 2512 Commerce Square West Birmingham, AL 35210 (205) 956-4110 Eco Three, LLC Jonathan Handey 1500 1st Avenue North Unit 8 Birmingham, AL 35203 (205) 314-3500 Edwards Chevrolet Company, Inc Marty Phillips 1400 Third Ave North Birmingham, AL 35203 (205)716-3323 EZ Roof & Restoration Gerry Rotter 2677 Valleydale Rd Birmingham AL 35244 205-968-1034 Ferguson Enterprises Inc. Kevin Caton 2800 2nd Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35233 (205) 254-3454 Fixtures & Finishes Harriet Alley 2500 2nd Avenue S Birmingham, AL 35233 (205) 323-5616 Floor Coverings International of Birmingham Lindsay Murphy 2010 Old Montgomery Hwy Birmingham, AL 35244 (205) 332-1460 Foundation Repairs and Home Improvment Greg McBride 500 North 13th Street, Bessemer, AL 350215 (205) 426-2770 Four Hearts, LLC dba Advanced Roofing and Metal Works Jim Butters 3898 Park Lane, Bessemer, AL 35022 (205) 822-3231 Gateway Mortgage Group Josh Phillips 2700 Corporate Drive Birmingham, AL 35242 (205) 690-5617 Graphic Designs and Promotions Peggy Turner 4237 Woodvale Road, Birmingham AL 35222 (205) 591-4063

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Grow V Landscapes Bobby Garove 112 Elm Terrace Helena AL 35080 (205) 240-2294

Mayer Lighting Showroom Susan Burks 3200 3rd Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35222 (205) 583-3400

Renasant Bank Bruce Sladick 2001 Park Place North Suite 650 Birmingham AL 35203 (205) 824-3801

Hendrick Chevrolet Hunter Pickett 1620 Montgomery Hwy. Hoover, AL 35216 (205) 823-5120

McGowin-King Mortgage John McCabe 2 Office Park Circle #103 Birmingham AL 35223 (205) 451-0671

Holcombe Doors & Windows Stafford, Edward 7008 Champion Blvd Suite 107 Birmingham, AL 35242 (205) 991-3667

O M Hughes Insurance Inc. Mark Hughes 300 Union Hill Drive Ste 300 Birmingham, AL 35209 (205) 956-4500

Robert F. Henry Tile Co. Andrew Buchanan 4500 1st Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35222 (205) 592-8615 Rustic Mountain Restoration Andrew Davenport 420 Rosewood Street, Irondale, AL 35210 (205) 999-3595

HomeSphere Ashley Statum 14142 Denver West Pkwy Suite 255 Lakewood, CO 80401 662-874-7140

One Call Roofing, LLC Lori Krauss 840 Ballantrae Pkwy., Pelham, AL 35124 (205) 370-9450

Homewood Carpet and Flooring Fuad Shunnarah 813 Greensprings Hwy, Ste 150 Homewood, AL 35209 (205) 518-6423 Inline Lighting and Electric Stacey Summerville 2721 Pelham Parkway, Pelham, AL 35124 (205) 982-7511 Kitchen & Bath Dimensions, Inc. Mike Kelley, CGA, CGR 2726 Chandalar Place Drive Pelham, AL 35124 (205) 664-3587 Land Title Company of Alabama Mary Steadman 600 North 20th St., Suite 100 Birmingham, AL 35203 (205) 251-2871 Larson Plumbing Sean Larson 109 Shelby Forest Rd., Chelsea, AL 35043 (205) 789-3680 Lighting Concepts Nancy Adcock 570 Simmons Drive Trussville, AL 35173 (205) 655-7285 Loan Depot Debbie Echols 300 Riverchase Galleria, Ste 630 Birmingham, AL 35244 (205) 706-4316



Owl Services, LLC Jerome Howell 7529 Narrows Road, Pinson, AL 35126 (205) 681-4247 Pella Windows & Doors Jillian Mullan 101 Distribution Drive Homewood, AL 35209 (240) 601-9836 Pentoir, Inc. Jonathan Stephens 404 Business Center Drive Birmingham, AL 35244 (205) 682-4458 Premier Surfaces Mitchell McElroy 1350 McCain Pkwy Pelham, AL 35124 (205) 664-1440 ProSource of Birmingham Melissa Pancner 197 Chandalar Place Dr Pelham, AL 35124 (251) 533-4514 PSA dba The System Shop Ashley Nelson P.O. Box 380755 Birmingham, AL 35238 (205) 408-0140 RealtySouth Michele Baker 3946 Village Center Drive Hoover, AL 35226 (205) 569-3779

Sherwin Williams Company Doug Martin 2524 Valleydale Road Ste 101 Birmingham, AL 35244 (205) 981-2370 Siano Appliance Distributors, Inc. Ralph Siano 5372 Pleasant View Road Memphis, TN 38134 (205) 560-0777 SK Electrical Service Company Shad Kimbrell 2407 Rose Hill Rd., Nauvoo, AL 35578 (205) 544-4487 Southern Bath & Kitchen Jeff Rodgers 300 35th Street N., Birmingham, AL 35232 (205) 581-8600

TM Construction Services, LLC Cesar Valle 4264 Brookforest Drive, Bessemer, AL 35022 (205) 259-3349 Team Elevator, LLC Arthur Steber 5440 Woodford Drive Birmingham, AL 35242 (205) 252-0912 Teeter Cabinets Randall Teeter 495 First Street Southeast Graysville, AL 35073 (205) 674-0233 Trans Load Ren Heartsill 5149 Meadow Brook Rd., Birmingham, AL 35242 (205) 849-6125 Triton Stone Group of Birmingham Jonathan Lambert 4500 Fifth Ave South Birmingham, AL 35222 (205) 592-0202 USAmeriBank Daryl Spears 1100 Corporate Pkwy., Birmingham, AL 35242 (205) 408-2000 VW Gallerie at V & W Supply Megan Fitzpatrick 3320 Second Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35222 (205) 324-9521

Southern Stone Design, LLC John Miller 715 Thames Ct., Pelham, AL 35124 (205) 685-8441

Weathertech Distributing Co., Inc. Tim Upton P.O. Box 100609, Irondale, AL 35210 (205) 956-5400

Southern Window Supply Tim Flynn 155 Winslett Rd., Pelham, AL 35124 (205) 945-9832

Weber Mortgage Clay Brunson 1442 Montgomery Hwy., Vestavia, AL 35216 (205) 296-6679

Spire Reynolds Anderson 2101 6th Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203 (205) 834-6780

Webb Concrete and Building Materials Phil Webb P.O. Box 35, Heflin, AL 36264 (800) 600-2195

Streamline Home Services Bryan Noland P.O. Box 661461, Birmingham AL 35266 (205) 795-3030

Will and Pierce Agency David Walker 237 Kensington Lane, Alabaster, AL 35007 (205) 807-6484

Surface One Bruce Land 2421 Hwy 11, Pelham, AL 35124 (205) 621-1125

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Troy Arnold 210 Wildwood Pkwy., Homewood, AL 35209 (707) 619-1415

Choosing the Right Sign Reputation is key in all industries. A strong reputation is what builds and with stands your business year after year. 97% of our business is through referrals and from Drake Homes signs posted on front lawns within the Birmingham area. Drake Home signs are simply grey and blue but what they stand for says so much more. Our strong reputation is what sets us apart from our colleagues. Drake Homes was founded in Birmingham, has beautified the area landscape for numerous years, and looks forward to future opportunities to serve our community as

a leading homebuilder. Ask our previous and current clients why they chose Drake Homes. An independent firm surveys our clients and the outcome is this… Drake Homes delivers on design, quality, and an overall positive client experience. And, we have been honored to receive multiple consecutive year awards recognized by the Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards (AREA) that reflect it, as well. Call us today and set an appointment to discuss remodeling or building your home.


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Live In the Quality and Craftsmanship of a J. Wright Home

At J. Wright Building Company, we truly love the art of building. We are designers and builders of fine artisan homes who take pride in our work, from the materials we use to the finished product. Due to our extensive knowledge and experience, excellent reputation, and focus on clients wishing to build custom homes, we are honored to have been hand picked as a member of the highly selective Southern Living Custom Builder Program. As members of this prestigious program, we are well regarded for possessing an ability to bring dream homes to life. We start with your specific ideas about what you envision in your dream home. After that, we strive to create a truly custom home, designed specifically with you in mind, from

the ground up. The end goal is a home that uniquely fits your individual needs, ideas, and budget. We believe that the process of building a home should be an exciting experience for homeowners. We are committed to providing clients with a pleasant building experience and excellent customer service throughout the process. If you are in the market for a pleasant home building experience with builders who truly enjoy providing high quality custom homes, look no further than J. Wright Building Company.

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Find the perfect ideas for your perfect remodeling project at the annual Home Building and Remodeling Showcase this month. Spring is just around the corner. More than an impending change of seasons, the coming of spring for the homeowner means the imagination fires with potential projects­—remodeling the kitchen, redoing the outdoors landscaping, or making an old room new again. Or perhaps it is time to begin a whole-house remodel. If you are planning a new home remodel or even just a new home project, the Home Building & Remodeling Showcase Friday, February 9th through Sunday, February 11th at the Hoover Met Complex is sure to provide inspiration as well as education about where to begin. The Showcase will give attendees a chance to connect with some of the premier businesses in the area that can help with home build-

How to Get the Most Out of a Home Show This time of year inspires lots of families to start thinking about ambitious exterior, landscape, interior and other home improvement projects. In anticipation of the coming renovation season, you can find home shows are going on everywhere. 94


ing and home improvement projects. The Showcase is also the perfect opportunity to hear from experts in the field who can offer insight on making your home more beautiful and efficient. Tickets are $8 each, and children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available for purchase online at and at the door. All major credit cards are accepted. All current and former Military personnel will receive free admission with military ID. Hours of operation, Friday, February 9th through Sunday, February 11th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit or Home Building & Remodeling Showcase on Facebook for more information. The Hoover Met Complex is at 100 Ben Chapman Dr. in Hoover.

These exhibitions feature an array of product vendors and professionals, so homeowners can check out the newest trends and meet the experts who can bring those ideas to life. All that information comes at a price though. Home shows can be daunting for the uninitiated. Large buildings, plenty of vendors and limited time make it hard to determine where to go, who to talk to and what questions to ask. So what should homeowners look for when attending home shows? What questions should they ask?

First you need to determine what you are after: product info, design ideas, pricing queries, or an accurate view of what your return on investment might be. Maybe you are interested in green/sustainable products or plans. No matter what you are interested in, it also helps to understand background like how square footage, utility bills, and other things can be impacted by renovation plans. Home shows are a good way to see some of the new trends and products that are out there. When you go in with the game plan of visiting a vendor whose products tie into your renovation plans, you can maximize


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: George is a past president of the GBAHA and his company has won numerous remodeling awards over the past 19 years.

ASK GEORGE Q. How do I make selections on items that are more timeless in nature than the latest trend, but still produces a wow factor. A:Try to make selections that are more neutral such as lighter cabinetry or walls which tend to provide more options for spaces (or furniture) in the future. Heavier, more complicated or busy patterns on countertops, walls or even tile can “date” a space. Keeping it simple with regard to selections allows for more variety later on down the road.

Q. I have several rooms in my home that get limited natural light and are dark all the time. What options are available to brighten this space. A: If you have limited natural light in your space, you will need to focus on lightening the room with paint. You could use whiter tones such as Sherwin Williams Snowbound or a neutral, but light taupe, Collonade Gray. You could also focus on lighter (in color) furnishings and going with sheers or translucent shades instead of heavier drapes. Adding 6” can lights in the ceiling is also a great way to create more lighting within the ceiling itself.

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your focus. There will likely be products and approaches you have not seen before in a home improvement store. Interacting with the professionals in vendor booths is a great way to get a sense of their personality and how well they communicate. That is a major concern if someone is going to be working on your home for a significant amount of time. Go for inspiration, keep your mind open to new possibilities, but do your homework after the show. Home shows are a terrific place to start your research as you can gather as much information on companies and their products/services as you want and need. You are able to visit with representa-



tives from various companies and get their expert opinions on your upcoming project. But remember you will really learn the most after a more thorough home visit for estimating purposes. But the home show is an excellent start. You might go to the show armed with a photo album containing photos of the potential project space, and also a fact sheet containing critical information about the project. You can’t do too much planning when it comes to a remodeling project, and that mantra should extend to the home show itself. Make a plan. You know why you’re going, so plan out your time at the show. Have

an idea of which exhibitors (or which types of vendors) you want to visit and find out where they are located on the show floor. From there, you can formulate a plan of attack. Go back for seconds. Make another pass and if you’re interested in a product, stop and talk with the exhibitor and set up an appointment to meet at a later date. Get ideas. One of the best things about home shows is the opportunity vendors have to showcase new products and designs that spur inspiration among homeowners. So even if you don’t have a specific project in mind when you arrive at the show, you just might by the time you leave.


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Remodel Smarter: Five Ways to Save with Energy Efficiency Renovating or remodeling a home requires planning and careful consideration about the design, materials and improving your quality of life. Make changes today that will maximize energy efficiency and save money in your renewed spaces. Where to begin? Remodels can be daunting. Here are five easy ways to improve comfort from your remodel:

1. Design: Design matters. Layout and placement can have a direct result on how energy moves through your home. Start with window placement – position windows where you can benefit from cross-ventilation and access to light. Attic ventilation can have an impact on roof design and landscaping. A strategically-placed deciduous tree (one that loses its leaves in the fall) can provide shade in the summer and allow in warming sunlight in the winter.

2. Windows: Choose energy-efficient windows such as double- or triple-paned models. The additional panes of glass

create trapped air space, providing a higher insulating value. Even more efficient windows use argon gas between the panes for increased insulating values. Low-emissivity (low-E) windows incorporate a coating applied between panes that absorbs and reflects radiant heat and ultraviolet rays.

3. Appliances: If you’re upgrading your home, chances are it’s time to upgrade your appliances. Choose Energy Star® products, which can use 10-50 percent less energy than standard models. In addition to refrigerators and ovens, consider upgrading to electric induction cooking.

4. Heat pumps: Energy-efficient heat pumps are essential for remodeling flexibility. No flames or fumes mean you don’t have to add vent pipes or flues that take up space. Plus, you’ll have more flexibility in placing the indoor portion of the heat pump system. Maximize your new system’s energy efficiency with a programmable thermostat.

5. Water heaters: Electric water heating is fast, clean, quiet and efficient – something you want for the second-largest energy user in your home behind heating and cooling. Electric water heaters are matchless – they have no pilot light to light or re-light. Plus, there are no gas fumes to worry about and no need for venting. This allows you to locate the equipment almost anywhere in your home. Heat pump water heaters are a smart choice because they are the most efficient way to heat water. Cut hot water costs in half with this energy-efficient technology, amounting to over $150 in savings year after year for the average household.

When renovating these days, think about how smart home technology can work to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient. Learn how smart technology works in the home and purchase smart technology products at Find more money-saving tips for homebuilding and for daily energy usage at


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Imagine Your Dream... Embrace Every Possibility... Create Your Happiness... VW Gallerie showrooms feature the most current trends as well as classic favorites. With a wide variety of styles on display, including traditional, transitional and contemporary, you will find the perfect plumbing products and accessories to create the bath or kitchen of your dreams. We have multiple suites featuring numerous kitchen and bath fixtures, including Aging in Place and water conservation products. Our Birmingham showroom offers interactive displays, including a working shower that demonstrates technologically advanced showerheads, digital controls, and steam units. You may also experience

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