Pocono Pines Real Estate & Home-Style Guide

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REAL ESTATE & HOME-STYLE GUIDE July / August 2016 Summer Issue


The Manton Home, 3230 Tall Timber Lake, truly lakefront luxury. 2013 award winning home, showcasing gorgeous lakeviews and fine detail. Call 570.646.7463.



Office: 570.646.PINE (7463) • Cell: 570.977.8685 • www.PoconoPinesLiving.com • RE License # RB068349 Claire Dembinski ~ Real Estate Broker

Dear Pocono Pines Neighbors & Guests, Happy Summer! We are pleased to introduce to you the 1st edition of the Pocono Pines Real Estate & Home-Style Guide. We hope this guide serves as your “go-to” resource for Pocono Pines real estate listings, new home designs, renovation ideas, as well as finding trusted local home service providers. Pocono Pines has always been home to me, and my goal is to continue to maintain the historic charm and character of our area that we all are fortunate enough to call home. I look forward to seeing you at the lake this summer! fi

Michael Michael Dembinski Rinehimer Construction Inc.

Pocono Pines

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Dembinski Realty Company - Pocono Pines Luxury Real Estate Specialists Affordable Comfort Contracting - For All Your Heating & Cooling Needs Huffman’s Electric - Your Local Electrical Experts Rinehimer Construction - 2016 New Home Trends at the Lake

Automated Lifestyles - Be in Control When You Are Away 12 Lake Naomi Club - A Platinum Club Recreational Community E-Z Mountain Rustic Furniture - For All Your Home Furnishing Needs 13 Rinehimer Construction - Lake Naomi Renovation Before & After 14 Erb’s Landscaping - Meet Karyn Murphy of Erb’s Landscaping 16 Critical Systems - No Power. No Worries. Button Oil & Propane - Propane Sales & Service 17 Rinehimer Construction – New Home Designs by MossCreek 18 Erhlich - Your Pest Control Experts 20 Mountaintop Lodge - Mountain-Style Bed & Breakfast The Pocono Pines Real Estate & Home-Style Guide Produced by Dembinski Media Group Post Office Box “D,” Pocono Pines, PA 18350 Phone: 570.807.4434 Graphic Design by Jeanne B. Daubner



The Rarig Home, 2150 Red Spruce, Lake Naomi, delightul blended living with impressive screened porch open to great room. Call 570.646.7463.



Office: 570.646.PINE (7463) • Cell: 570.977.8685 • www.PoconoPinesLiving.com • RE License # RB068349 Claire Dembinski ~ Real Estate Broker


The Donoghue home, 6289 Lakeview, Lake Naomi, a gorgeous young home with a premium location close to Judge’s Pond. Call 570.646.7463.

DEMBINSKI REALTY COMPANY Office: 570.646.PINE (7463) • Cell: 570.977.8685 • www.PoconoPinesLiving.com • RE License # RB068349 Claire Dembinski ~ Real Estate Broker



The Stein home, 117 Wild Pines, Pinecrest Lake Golf & Country Club shares fine architectural design with striking interior accents throughout. Call 570.646.7463. .



Office: 570.646.PINE (7463) • Cell: 570.977.8685 • www.PoconoPinesLiving.com • RE License # RB068349 Claire Dembinski ~ Real Estate Broker


The Bradley home, 2113 Blue Ox, Timber Trails, beautifully situated, this custom home boasts tremendous living space, close to amenities. Call 570.646.7463.

DEMBINSKI REALTY COMPANY Office: 570.646.PINE (7463) • Cell: 570.977.8685 • www.PoconoPinesLiving.com • RE License # RB068349 Claire Dembinski ~ Real Estate Broker


Huffmans Electric…

An electrical contractor you can depend on! Huffmans Electric has been serving the Poconos for nearly 40 years, providing electric service installation and repair to both residential and commercial properties. From new construction, renovation or simple repairs, call Chris Bowers to arrange a free estimate with competitive pricing and uncompromised service. Huffmans Electric is fully insured and family owned since 1972.

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LEFT: Team Photo (Tom, Chuck, Larry) CENTER: Touchscreens showing outside cameras and whole house automation RIGHT: Audio Video Cabinet “Command Center” in a nearby home

Meet Larry Supon Automated Lifestyles Can you provide our readers with a brief background of your company, years in business, etc. as well as your professional background before opening Automated Lifestyles? Automated Lifestyles was started in 2000 (16 years ago). Our goal was to automate (and therefore simplify) our customer’s lifestyle so they didn’t need to worry about leaving the water valve open or frozen pipes if the heating unit failed. Today, they manage everything—including security, cameras, temperature (to warm up the house prior to arrival), audio/ video equipment, lights, door locks and more from their smart phone. More importantly, they can make a single phone call and we can handle all electronics including hooking up TVs, sound systems, Wi-Fi. Our technicians are well-trained, professional, and we are certified by CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association). Prior to starting Automated Lifestyles, I was an electrical and automation engineer for a company who built cement plants and gold/copper/diamond mining facilities.


For those owning a second home in Pocono Pines, specifically what services does your company offer that meet the needs of those looking for safety, convenience, and enjoyment? Our customers press a single button on their phone to arm security, shutoff the water, lower the heat set point, turn off ceiling fans or lights, turn off all TVs and AV equipment and lock the door. Vehicle detectors, unlike motion detectors which can be activated by animals, alert them if someone pulls into the driveway so they can check the cameras instantly. Lighting control randomly can turn on a few lights to make a dark home look lived-in. If they have contractors, they can unlock the door remotely without leaving a key there or giving away the alarm code. When at the lake, you can enjoy Wi-Fi at the beach, music on the deck, surround sound for late night movies and just a single remote control to turn on your entertainment system! While all of this may sound complicated, it’s actually easier than having 6 remotes to operate your TV system for example.

Are there specific services that you offer for those looking to make their home more energy efficient? We take energy efficiency seriously. We offer smart thermostats, automated window shades (which can help stop intense sun in summer to help AC bills yet let in sun during the winter), lighting control that dims lights so they aren’t on at 100%, and music amplifiers that automatically shut-off 5 minutes after no music is played. For someone interested in your services, what’s a starting budget amount that you could work within? The best thing about our products is that you can start small and build on the system over time. Typical starting budgets are $3000. Are there any visual demonstrations you can provide for anyone wanting to learn more? Yes, we have a video on our home page (www.Automated-Lifestyles.com) with an overview of the technology and capabilities. Call Automated Lifestyles at 800.570.7789 to see how your life can be easier, safer and more enjoyable.


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Karyn Murphy Erb’s Landscaping Can you give readers a brief history of your career in landscape design? I grew up in Potter County, PA - which if you are familiar with that county, you would know why its nicknamed “God’s Country.” Graduating from an Agricultural based high school and growing up where I did, I knew early on I would not thrive in an office environment. It was my love of horticulture and my artistic personality that lead me to pursue a degree in Landscape Contracting at The Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus. I also must admit, I have an extreme love of winter sports and considering I may have a more relaxed schedule during my favorite season was a huge bonus of my chosen study. Immediately upon graduation I took my first job as a Landscape Designer in Raleigh, North Carolina. The sky was the limit with plant material in that region and I’m so grateful of my time spent down there to learn and understand a vast majority of the landscape plants available in this industry. My love of the seasons and family quickly pulled me back up north. I resided in the Philadelphia area for over 12 years were I successfully continued my Landscape Design career by being recognized with design awards, earning construction and horticultural certifications, gaining guest designer appearances on national and local televised shows, and most importantly, meeting and working with a vast number of homeowners, all with unique and challenging projects. Now my family and I have the opportunity to live in this beautiful area and I couldn’t be more pleased with the distinctive style and fun challenges landscaping in the Poconos brings. I have found my niche and am truly grateful to Dan Erb and the fantastic crews I work with who bring my designs from paper to reality. What outdoor landscape features are most customers contacting you for in Pocono Pines? I find most of my potential clients are looking for indigenous and sustainable landscapes that Erb’s Landscaping SHINES at installing. We specialize in natural stone and boulder fire pit areas, natural stone and paver patios and steps, native plantings and truly special pondless water falls.


Landscape design by Erb’s Landscaping at the Forde-Fuerst property in Lake Naomi. Specifically at the Forde-Fuerst property in Lake Naomi, what plants/shrubs were used and why. Are certain types of planting suited better for our area? At the Forde-Fuerst Residence, there are so many environmental factors I had to consider prior to even starting a design; harsh winters, minimal topsoil, invasive wildlife, dense foliage, and the dreaded septic field - just to name a few. My list of plant material that I trust will survive in Lake Naomi is extremely small, but I find if I stick with the native and locally grown plants, I can give my clients enough seasonal interest to make their landscapes stand out and “WOW”. The real trick is to not focus on the plant material so much as to define spacial relationships and use the natural surrounding and materials to give you your design elements of balance, texture, color, rhythm, proportion and shape. If you can capture these, you have a pretty awesome outdoor space. Dennis and Bryan trusted our company and my design experience, and in return we were able to install a beautiful landscape incorporating native planting beds, beautiful evergreen tree screens, natural stone fire pit with sitting boulders and a pretty awesome dry river stone creek bed. I’m extremely proud of the installation.

Before a customer contacts Erb’s Landscaping, what are some of the things they should be thinking about ahead of time or what questions should they be prepared to answer at your initial consultation? • •

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Define how you use your space. That is extremely helpful to me in my design process. Let me know if you have favorite colors or plants. I always do my best to try and incorporate them or at least find a comparable substitute. Let me know if you have a particular style... if you are not sure, let me step inside your home - I will figure it out! Tell me a little about yourself. It is important for me to know you, so I can reflect that in your landscape. Budget. We at Erbs Landscaping believe everyone deserves a beautiful landscape, no matter what your budget is. I can work with any reasonable budget and together we can move forward to your landscaping goals.

To start planning your perfect outdoor oasis, contact Karyn today at 570.460.7225 or karyn@erbslandscaping.com




ERB’S LANDSCAPING | 513 old route 940, pocono pines, PA | PHONE 570-839-8901


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Meet Steven McDonnell, Service Center Manager, Ehrlich How long as Erhlich been serving customer’s homes specifically in the Pocono Pines area? Erhlich has been providing pest free living since 1928. Ehrlich has provided innovative solutions to home and commercial pest problems. Technicians have an average of eight years on the job and that experience means that they understand how to put the latest materials and methods to work for you. And this means they will look for the cause of your pest problem, not just treat the symptoms. This requires a highly trained individual who understands the biology of pests that can infest your business or home. Pest free living all year long....we have been keeping that promise since 1928.

What are the main services that you have been providing to Pocono Pines residents for their homes ? Our services include: • Residential Pest Control • Pest free 365 program • Bedbug Services • Mosquito and Tick Services • Bird and Bat Control • Termite Control • Vegetation Management • Wild Mammal Trapping • Bioremediation Are there other services that you offer residential customers that they may not be aware of?


Our Pest Free 365 Program provides proactive pest prevention and protection from the 36 most common pest, home owners can take advantage of numerous benefits, including: • Regularly scheduled inspections • Unlimited service calls • Preventive services designed to stop infestations before they start • Easy scheduling - Service scheduled at your convenience • Convenient payment options - Ehrlich’s EZ Pay plan automates payment, so you don’t have to worry.

For someone living in Pocono Pines, what’s the easiest way to coordinate pest control services? They can contact us by phone at 570-646-1510 or on the web at www.jcehrlich.com, Your Local Pest Control Experts What would an average site visit or annual maintenance contract cost? Call us for a free quote or we can provide onsite Pest Inspection. Ehrlich Pest Control 2756 Rimrock Dr Stroudsburg Pa 18360 570-646-1510

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