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REMODEL ATLANTA

ATLANTA’S PREMIER REMODELING RESOURCE GUIDE

BUCKHEAD TREE HOUSE 2009

OBIE AWARDS MASTER SUITE

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ATLANTA’S TOP REMODELERS PAGE 33

AN OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE GREATER ATLANTA HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION AND ATLANTA REMODELERS COUNCIL


CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE WE’VE COME A LONG WAY FROM ROCCO SINISGALLI, CGR

ATLANTA REMODELERS COUNCIL BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2009 CHAIR Rocco Sinisgalli 2010 CHAIR John Beach AT LARGE Amy Bryan, Al Capogrossi, Mike Turner Melina Wilkinson, Jacquie Heslep, Kelley Conway

GREATER ATLANTA HBA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PRESIDENT Les Stumpff VICE PRESIDENT Mike Smith TREASURER Richelle Losch SECRETARY Dean Cowart PARLIAMENTARIAN Steve King BUILDERS AT LARGE Neal Davis, Steve Goodsell, Phil Gressly, Steve Palmer ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT Mitch Hires ASSOCIATE AT LARGE Carol Stone

ith 2010 just beginning, the real estate market is showing signs of improving. The remodelers in Atlanta have modified the business to better meet their customers’ needs. The state of Georgia, the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and the Atlanta Remodelers Council have risen to meet the needs of our members through education classes, programs to help with the changing economic market, design trends, and training to deal with weatherization and new federal regulations on working with lead-based paint removal. Our clients demand professional training and experience, cutting-edge products and excellent customer service. Additionally, the green movement is driving some of our clients in a new direction. There was a time not so long ago that the terms “green remodeling” and “sustainable building” conjured up thoughts of earth homes or solar panels on the roof. What exactly does it mean to build green, and how practical and/or expensive is it? Fortunately, we’ve come a long way, and we’ve been led along that path by building and remodeling professionals who have defined green remodeling as an all-encompassing approach to making a home healthy, comfortable and energy efficient. Energy-saving changes such as replacing old windows with newer, more efficient ones can have an immediate impact on your bottom line. In this issue of Remodel Atlanta, several home owners share their remodeling stories. Kitchens and baths are still one of the biggest investments in our homes, and they often bring the most return on investment. For most of us, our home is our most valuable asset, and improving it makes it more valuable over the long term. For more information about the Atlanta Remodelers Council and to locate a member for your next project, visit www.atlantahomebuilders.com/councils/remodelers. We welcome your questions or comments.

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Rocco Sinisgalli, CGR 2009 Chair, Atlanta Remodelers Council Oneida Builders, Inc. 1532 Dunwoody Village Parkway, Suite 130 Dunwoody, GA 30338 770-396-1002

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VICE PRESIDENT David Ellis MEMBER SERVICES DIRECTOR Monica Saunders COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER Nancy Meeks GREATER ATLANTA HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION 1484 Brockett Road Tucker, GA 30084 Phone: 770-938-9900 Fax: 770-934-8363 www.atlantahomebuilders.com Remodel Atlanta 3


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Chairman’s Message Certified Experts Code of Ethics It Pays To Be Energy Efficient Why Remodel Now? 2009 OBIE Awards Master Suite Retreat Historical Green In Buckhead Buckhead Tree House: A City Oasis HBA Remodelers Member Specialties

ATLANTA REMODELERS COUNCIL 2009 CHAIR...............................................Rocco Sinisgalli, CGR 2010 CHAIR .............................................John Beach, CGP, ECH MEMBER SERVICES DIRECTOR ........................Monica Saunders COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER................................Nancy Meeks

GREATER ATLANTA HOME BUILDERS ASSOCATION PRESIDENT..............................................................Les Stumpff

4DMI PUBLISHER ............................................................. Kevin Ford EDITOR.............................................................. Sharon Glorioso CONTRIBUTING EDITOR .......................................... Troy Blewett CREATIVE DIRECTOR ............................................. Pete Moretta OPERATIONS DIRECTOR ............................................ Ruth Ford MARKETING DIRECTOR ............................................. John Ford OFFICE MANAGER...................................................Allyson Geier

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CERTIFIED EXPERTS PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS SET PROFESSIONAL BUILDERS AND REMODELERS APART hen choosing a builder or remodeler, you want someone with the knowledge and expertise to do the job right the first time, but in a crowded marketplace, identifying a qualified professional can be difficult. That’s why the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association offer professional designations that help consumers identify builders and remodelers who have committed themselves to continually improving their skills and bettering their profession. When a home owner selects a builder or remodeler with a professional designation, he is getting a professional with superior training, practical experience and in-depth knowledge in their chosen field. Following are descriptions of designations specifically for builders and remodelers.

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CERTIFIED AGING-IN-PLACE SPECIALIST (CAPS) Demographic data suggest that an increasing number of people are choosing to stay at home as they get older. While these older home owners’ addresses may not change, their needs certainly do. In response to these changing needs, NAHB joined forces with AARP and several experienced remodelers to develop the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) certification. The designees are trained to understand and respond to the unique needs and concerns of older home owners. CERTIFIED GRADUATE REMODELER (CGR) The Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) designation is designed to emphasize business management skills as the key to a professional remodeling operation. The CGR designation requires that graduates meet prescribed standards of business practice; have a minimum of 5 years’ remodeling industry experience; have a proven track record of successful project management; complete a comprehensive education curriculum; and pledge to uphold the program's code of ethics. The CGR designation shows a high level of professional credibility, and those who earn it can be considered industry leaders. GRADUATE MASTER REMODELER (GMR) The Graduate Master Remodeler (GMR) designation allows Certified Graduate Remodelers (CGR) to attain further recognition for educational excellence and longevity in the remodeling industry. Qualifications include 15 years of remodeling experience; completion of 5 required courses; and having an active CGR for 9 years or an active Certified Remodeler (CR) designation from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry for 10 years.

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CERTIFIED GREEN PROFESSIONAL (CGP) The 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. Class work leading to the designation provides a solid background in green building methods and techniques to enable the contractor to translate these principles into a variety of projects. CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL HOME BUILDER (CPHB) The Certified Professional Home Builder program is the only voluntary builder certification program of its kind in Georgia. Administered by The Housing Institute, Inc., the CPHB program is a non-profit subsidiary of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and is governed by a board of directors from such organizations as the Better Business Bureau, Georgia Association of Home Inspectors, local county building inspectors, real estate agents, builders and other industry-related fields. A Certified Professional Home Builder has met stringent requirements that include passing a written building codes exam; providing 14 written references; meeting insurance requirements; having their customers surveyed annually; completing 16 hours of continuing education annually; providing a written warranty; having a dispute resolution process in place; and more. Visit www.cphb.org for more information. EARTHCRAFT HOUSE (ECH) Created in 1999 by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (HBA) and partner Southface Energy Institute, EarthCraft House is a voluntary building program that provides a model for healthy, comfortable homes that reduce utility bills and help protect the environment. The EarthCraft House certification process follows a checklist designed to verify that each home addresses specific guidelines and performance standards that include an energy-efficient building envelope and systems; high-performance windows; properly sized heating and cooling equipment; and energy-efficient lighting and appliances. Any size or style of home can be newly built and/or remodeled to meet EarthCraft standards. When a home meets the required standards, it achieves EarthCraft House and ENERGY STAR certification at the same time. NAHB has named EarthCraft House the National Green Building Program of the Year in 2004 and again in 2008. Visit www.earthcrafthouse.com for more information.


HBA REMODELERS Member Designations AVALAN HOMES, LLC .........................................................770-393-9248 Richard Dunkerley, CPHB BENEDICT HOMES INC......................................................770-431-0231 William Benedict, CGP CABINET DISTRIBUTORS OF GEORGIA, INC. ......................404-361-5200 Todd Whiddon, CGP, CAPS CALHOUN PROPERTIES, INC. ............................................770-952-9090 Lawson Calhoun, CGP, CPHB, ECH CONCEPT CREATORS ........................................................770-469-7299 Al Capogrossi, CGR, CGP, CAPS CRUICKSHANK REMODELING.............................................404-235-0988 Brad Cruickshank, ECH FORTENBERRY CONSTRUCTION SERVICES LLC..................770-222-3215 Christine Fortenberry, CGP, CAPS, CPHB GLENN SIMS REMODELING CO. .........................................770-953-5959 Glenn Sims, ECH HAMMERTIME CONSTRUCTION, INC. .................................404-525-3332 Ali Herriot, ECH HANDCRAFTED HOMES, INC..............................................770-642-1010 Judy Mozen, CGP, CPHB, ECH HARBOUR TOWNE CONSTRUCTION, INC. ...........................770-455-1930 Tom Dwyer, ECH HARCREST HOMES, LLC ....................................................770-831-6670 Danny Childress, CPHB HOLLAND RENOVATION & RESTORATION, LLC ....................404-557-9492 William Holland, ECH HOMES BY BRUMBY, LLC ..................................................678-619-9662 Duvall Brumby, CPHB HOMES BY BRUMBY, LLC ..................................................770-619-9662 Carolyn Moore, CPHB THE HOME SERVICE STORE, INC. ......................................770-261-7114 Andrew Remm, CAPS, CGA J. WERHO & ASSOCIATES, INC. .........................................770-477-8983 Jeffrey Werho, CAPS

JOHN WESLEY HAMMER CONSTRUCTION CO. INC. .............404-378-3885 Wesley Stone, ECH JOHN WILLIS HOMES, INC.................................................770-623-1496 John Willis, CPHB, ECH KATHLEEN DAY & ASSOCIATES ..........................................770-446-1500 Rob Wagner, CPHB, ECH ONEIDA BUILDERS INC. ....................................................770-396-1002 Rocco Sinisgalli, CGP, CGR, ECH PACES CONSTRUCTION CO., LLC.......................................404-841-8841 John Beach, CGP, ECH PANTHEON PROPERTIES, LLC ...........................................404-538-5511 Tracey Rutherford, ECH PROFESSIONAL INTERIORS INC. .......................................404-379-9660 Cayenne Barnes, ECH RENEWAL DESIGN BUILD ..................................................404-378-6962 Peter Michelson, ECH REVIVAL CONSTRUCTION, INC...........................................404-888-9886 Wright Marshall, CGR RLS CONSTRUCTION, INC. ................................................404-846-9600 Rich Sokolowski, ECH SPECIALTY BUILDERS REMODELING, LLC..........................770-496-0635 Richard Hoffman, CAPS TCB - THE CUSTOM BUILDER ............................................404-233-2530 Patricia Byce, CPHB TOM MURDOCK CUSTOM BUILDERS, INC...........................770-296-0225 Tom Murdock, CGR TUSCANY CONSTRUCTION CO., INC...................................770-945-1987 Nick Mastrogiovanni, CPHB WATERFORD HOMES, INC..................................................770-448-2175 David Clough, CPHB, ECH WICKSTEADWORKS ...........................................................404-315-1995 Frank Wickstead, CGP, CGR, CAPS, ECH WINDOM CONSTRUCTION CO. INC.....................................404-622-7171 Robert Windom, CGP WINDSONG PROPERTIES, LLC...........................................770-516-3409 Steve Romeyn, CPHB, ECH

CODE OF ETHICS Members of the Greater Atlanta HBA are committed to an established Code of Ethics. It reads: Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association members believe and affirm that: home ownership can and should be within the reach of every American family; American homes should be well designed, well constructed and well located in attractive communities with educational, recreational, religious and shopping facilities accessible to all; and American homes should be built under the free enterprise system. To achieve these goals, we pledge allegiance to the following principles and policies: our paramount responsibility is to our customer, our community and our country; honesty is our guiding business policy; high standards of health, safety and sanitation shall be built into every home; members shall deal fairly with their respective employees, trade contractors and suppliers; as members of a progressive industry, we encourage research to develop new materials, new building techniques and improved methods of home financing to the end that every home purchaser may get the greatest possible value for every dollar; all sound legislative proposals affecting our industry and the people we serve shall have our informed and vigorous support; we hold inviolate the free enterprise system and the American way of life; we pledge our support to our associates, our local, state and national associations and all related industries concerned with the preservation of legitimate rights and freedoms. We assume these responsibilities freely and solemnly, mindful that they are part of our obligation as a Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association member company.

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ENERGY EFFICIENT f you are considering a remodeling project with an eye toward making your home more energy efficient, there has never been a better time. Right now, the purchase of many energy-efficient products or renewable energy systems may qualify for a federal tax credit. You’ll not only capture the longterm energy savings of these products, but there is an immediate tax benefit.

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TAX CREDIT DETAILS Home owners may qualify for tax credits up to $1,500 (in most cases) for home improvements made between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2010. Whether you are building a new home or remodeling an existing one, there are ways to take advantage of this tax credit. For existing homes, tax credits are available at 30 percent of the cost, up to

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$1,500, in 2009 and 2010 for windows and doors, insulation, roofs, HVAC systems, water heater (non-solar) and biomass stoves. For existing and new homes, tax credits are available at 30 percent of the cost, with NO upper limit through 2016 for geothermal heat pumps, solar panels, solar water heaters, small wind energy systems and fuel cells. To qualify for the credit, the home improvements must be: • installed and in use some time between Jan.1, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2010 • in use in the taxpayer’s principal residence, except for geothermal heat pumps, solar water heaters, solar panels and small wind energy systems where second homes qualify • certified through a Manufacturer Certification Statement

Home owners should save all purchase receipts and Manufacturer Certification Statements, as well as record all installation dates. For more information on how to qualify for and apply for these tax credits, visit www.energystar.gov/taxcredits. WINDOWS AND DOORS Energy-efficient windows can greatly reduce your home’s energy costs. In addition, new windows provide comfort, style, and improved property value as well. To be eligible for the tax credit, windows must be rated, certified and labeled for both U-Factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) in accordance with the procedures of the National Fenestration Rating Council. Qualifying windows must have a U-factor less than 0.30 and a SHGC less than


HVAC Selecting the right heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system for your home can have a significant impact on your energy bill. In fact, the HVAC system may account for as much as 50 percent of your home’s total energy cost. A qualified HVAC contractor such as the companies listed in this publication can help you select and install the optimum HVAC system for your home. For example, Shumate Air Conditioning and Heating in Atlanta, can help you select and install the optimum HVAC system for your home.

HVAC TESTING EQUIPMENT. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF: PACES CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

0.30. Tax credits do not include installation costs. Pella Impervia windows and patio doors combine beauty and durability to be virtually impervious to all weather conditions. Made of Pella’s patented fiberglass composite called Duracast, most Pella Impervia products with low-E insulating glass and SunDefense insulating glass meet or exceed ENERGY STAR guidelines and qualify for the tax credit. (Editor’s Note: For the third consecutive year, the Pella Corporation has earned the 2009 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Partner of the Year Award for their commitment to manufacturing energy-efficient products and educating consumers about them.) Marvin Windows & Doors offers more products that qualify for the $1,500 energy efficiency tax credit than any other manufacturer. Key to its offerings are a variety of energyefficient glass options, including a Low E II double metallic coating on the inside glass surface to reflect or absorb the sun's warmth and reduce damaging UV rays and a LoE3-366® Glass that features three metallic layers of silver on the glass, which rejects solar heat and features a lower Solar Heat Gain Coefficient than Low E II. This product is recommended for warm climates where cooling costs are high and for areas where intense sun exposure is an issue.

In addition, a wide variety of HVAC components and systems qualify for the existing tax credit. CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONERS AND AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS Central air conditioning, commonly referred to as “central air,” is an air conditioning system that uses ducts to distribute cooled and/or dehumidified air to more than one room. Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners in moderate climates. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house; during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Look for models that offer a high level of energy efficiency, denoted through their SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) and EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) numbers. The SEER and EER numbers necessary for a central air conditioner or heat pump to qualify for the current tax credits vary depending on whether the product is part of a split system or packaged system. The Infinity air conditioner by Carrier provides an extremely high level of energy efficiency. With up to 21 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) and up to 14.5 EER (Energy Efficiency

Ratio), the Infinity air conditioner is ENERGY STAR® certified. This product features the WeatherArmor Ultra™ protection system, enabling it to withstand the elements. And operating with the Silencer System II™ noise reduction system, the Infinity air conditioner is as quiet as it is efficient. A copper Microtube™ coil transfers heat outside to help maximize indoor cooling, and the Infinity electronic control board allows the homeowner precise control of the two-stage operation, working directly with the Infinity Control thermostat. The Infinity heat pump by Carrier is an ultra-efficient unit with up to 19 SEER, far above the industry minimum of 13 SEER. This high rating ensures consumers they are purchasing one of the most efficient heat pumps offered. The Infinity heat pump features two-stage operation and IdealHumidity™ technology. This innovative humidity management function enables homeowners to maintain ideal comfort in their home. The SEER and EER necessary for a central air conditioner or heat pump to qualify for the current tax credits vary depending on whether the product is part of a split system or packaged system. A split system central air conditioner has three components: an outdoor metal cabinet that contains the condenser and compressor; an indoor cabinet that conRemodel Atlanta 11


tains the evaporator coil; and an air handler that sends the cool air through the duct system. If your home already has a furnace but no air conditioner, a split system is the most economical central air conditioner to install. A packaged central air conditioner has the evaporator coil, condenser and compressor, located in one cabinet, which usually is placed on a roof or on a concrete slab next to the house's foundation. Packaged air conditioners often include electric heating coils or a natural gas furnace. This combination of air conditioner and central heater eliminates the need for a separate furnace indoors. NATURAL GAS AND PROPANE Natural gas or propane furnaces use the combustion of fuel and air to create heat. To qualify for the tax credit, a gas furnace must have an AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) of 95 or more. The G71MPP variable capacity gas furnace from Lennox is among the most efficient furnaces available. It uses Lennox’s Precise Comfort technology to produce only the exact amount of airflow and heat to provide even temperatures without over conditioning and wasting energy. By constantly monitoring and automatically adjusting fan speed, heat and airflow, the G71MPP can modify output from 40 percent of rated capacity to 100 percent, in increments as small as one percent or more for precise comfort control.

Other HVAC products that qualify for the tax credit include: • advanced main air circulating fan • oil furnace • gas, propane or oil hot water heater • Again, products must meet specified energy efficiency requirements to be eligible for the tax credit, and the credit includes installation costs. INSULATION In existing homes where HVAC equipment and duct work are located in a vented attic space, the energy performance of the house can be improved by converting the vented attic into an unvented attic. “The temperature in a vented attic can be well over 100°F in the summer,” says Phil Brown, manufacturer’s representative for Icynene. “As a result, the HVAC equipment and duct work will be exposed to high temperature and humidity, which will reduce its operating efficiency, and any duct leakage will be to the outdoors. “In addition, it’s tougher to cool the inside of the home because it’s like having an oven on the roof,” he adds. An unvented attic space is a space between the ceiling joists of the top story and the roof rafters where an airimpermeable spray insulation like Icynene is applied directly to the underside of the structural roof deck and is tied into the insulation located in the walls. As a result, the roof system becomes part of the insulated

building enclosure. This attic space becomes indirectly conditioned space as a result of air leakage and heat transfer through the uninsulated attic floor. “By converting to an unvented attic as part of a remodeling project, the attic will become an indirectly conditioned space, which will place the HVAC equipment and duct work in lower humidity and temperature, typically within 5°F of the living space below. All duct leaking will now be into conditioned space,” Brown explains. “The end result is a more comfortable indoor environment and an HVAC system that doesn’t have to work as hard.” An insulation contractor, like Woodman Insulation, can apply Icynene spray foam. In a remodeling situation, insulating with Icynene will take a day or two. The newest Icynene product is LD-R-50, an HFC-free, low-density spray foam and air barrier that has been formulated using a high-yield castor oil. Icynene LD-R-50 contains more than 7 percent renewable content in the insulated foam. To qualify for the tax credit, insulation products must meet 2009 International Energy Conservation Code Standards, and the credit does not include installation costs. Sources for this article Champion Windows of Atlanta 3700 DeKalb Tech Parkway Atlanta, GA 30340 770-817-1953 ENERGY STAR www.energystar.gov Icynene, Inc. Contact: Phil Brown www.icynene.com Lennox Indoor Comfort Systems www.lennox.com

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Marvin Windows & Doors www.marvin.com Pella Corporation www.pella.com Shumate Air Conditioning & Heating www.shumatemechanical.com Woodman Insulation www.woodmaninsulation.com 12 Remodel Atlanta


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WHY NOW?

BY LORRAINE HART

There are several reasons not to hold off on your next remodeling project. ometimes we allow forces outside us to dictate our decisions, plans and actions. This has never been as true as it has been in this current economic climate. Rather than lamenting the lemon that life or the economy has thrown at you, look at how you can make lemonade. There are a lot of reasons to do that home improvement project now, especially if you choose an Atlanta Remodelers Council member of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association as your contractor. Now that the economy is slower and there are less people doing work, it may be easier to schedule your dream project. And prices will go up—so do it now before the costs increase. For those of you who decide to go ahead now, you will not only end up with a home that is worth more in the future, but you will have added months and years of enjoyment of your remodeled home. For those of you with children, keep in mind that their childhood doesn’t last forever, so why not maximize their time in their remodeled home? Look around and ask yourself what changes you would like to make so that your home will be more enjoyable to you and your family. These changes may

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include an upgrade to your landscape, a facelift to the exterior of your house, interior renovations that will add comfort and fun for you and your family or even a complete remodel. Keep in mind the project doesn’t have to be huge to create the effect you need and want. A professional Atlanta Remodelers Council member can help you create that vision, whether it’s a large remodel, a medium renovation or a simple facelift. Do it now so you can enjoy it sooner. There are several reasons why it is a good idea to remodel your home. Some of the most common reasons include: • maintenance and repair of a leaky or deteriorating roof or siding • inefficient windows, doors or insulation • a growing family that requires more space • expansion to a two-family home for parents or children • outdated and inefficient kitchens and bathrooms • adding a home office • adding new or expanding existing decks to extend living and entertaining area • adding or improving a home media center

MAINTAINING YOUR HOME Maintenance and repair of any home should be addressed promptly. Unfortunately, an economic downturn prevents many people from repairing or replacing items such as roofing, siding, gutters and the like. Home owners should be careful to maintain and update their investment if they want to reap the benefits later. A neglected or outdated home is a much tougher sell in any economy and will always bring bottom dollar to the seller. Energy-efficient features, up-todate kitchens and bathrooms and lowor no-maintenance features will always attract buyers. Now is definitely the time to tackle these projects; there are many great new products on the market to fit any budget. According to Richard Hoffman, CR, CAPS of Specialty Builders Remodeling, now is an excellent time to remodel. “With today’s market, many contractors are not as busy as they would like to be and are offering more competitive pricing,” Hoffman says. “They may also have a shorter waiting list of projects to start. Building materials are lower than they have been in the past. With tax incentives, home owners can recoup up to $1,500 on energy-saving projects like insulated replacement windows.” Additionally, according to Melina Wilkinson of Oneida Builders, more and more people are choosing to stay in their current homes rather than moving in today’s current economic state. “We are seeing even in the tough times right now, clients are wanting to improve their homes instead of moving to a new home because they like their lots or school district so they are adding living space by doing an addition or finishing the basement or renovating to an open floor plan to increase the size of their kitchen,” Wilkinson said. “We are also finding that we have more time to give our clients better customer service, so they don’t mind paying for it.” SAVING ENERGY SAVES MONEY According to Pella Windows and Doors, replacing old windows can significantly decrease heat and energy

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here are a lot of companies that offer so-called “bargains.” Remember, you get what you

pay for. It’s as simple as that. Consumers should get everything in writing, and the contractor should take his time to review all the details before the contract is signed and again before construction starts. Like any other business, remodelers and landscapers have to make money, especially if the customer wants them to be around after the project is completed in case any warranty issues arise.

bills, especially during the winter and summer months. Additionally, if you replace your home’s old windows and doors before Dec. 31, 2010, with select energy-efficient windows and doors, you may qualify for a tax credit of up to $1,500 on your 2009 and/or 2010 federal income tax return. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 allows for home owners to receive a tax credit of up to 30 percent of the cost for qualifying energy-efficient upgrades, to a maximum of $1,500. An energy-efficient home saves money every day. Replacing windows, doors, siding, insulation and mechanical systems will save the home owner in the long run. Examples of how this can save you money include: Old kitchens and bathrooms waste a tremendous amount of water every day. This costs the home owner money and adds undue stress on a resource that is quickly being depleted. Inefficient appliances and old wiring also drain a home owner’s pocket while increasing their carbon footprint. Installing solar and photovoltaic systems helps both the home owner’s pocket and the environment. Some building materials and appliance manufacturers are also offering rebates on purchases of their products for energy-efficient upgrades to homes.

BEYOND THE DOORS And don’t forget the space just outside your front and back doors. It is always a good time to begin a landscape project. Landscaping companies work with home owners year round to ensure they get the most from their property. Typically, plants respond to transplanting better in the Fall or Spring due to the cooler weather, rather than the hotter months of July and August. When companies are hired to do Summer planting, clients are advised to keep to a rigorous watering schedule, and a Fall or Spring planting can somewhat ease this. During the Fall and into the Winter months, crews begin to slow down. When warmer weather arrives, their calendars begin to fill up immediately. A landscaper’s busiest time is usually from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Spring and Fall are a great time for home owners to make landscape improvements, as they know what worked for them in the past seasons and what didn't. Also, designers begin to have more availability, so starting a design in the Fall or Spring allows you to have more scheduling options for design and installation. Then you can get onto their calendar for early Spring or Fall the next year, getting a jump on your enjoyment of a well maintained yard. Additionally, in terms of masonry, as long as the ground is not frozen, crews typically work well into Winter.

REAPING THE BENEFITS Professionally landscaped homes traditionally receive about a 10 percent to 15 percent increase in their resale value. Given the tightening of belts by home buyers, a professionally landscaped home, with outdoor lighting and irrigation, can help you sell your home faster, attracting a more savvy buyer looking for these upscale amenities. Even if you are not selling your home, the beauty of a professionally landscaped yard cannot be understated. A well designed yard adds to your family's enjoyment by fitting your needs to your property and not the other way around. Sources for this article Oneida Builders Inc. Contact: Melina Wilkinson 1532 Dunwoody Village Parkway, #130 Dunwoody, GA 30338 770-396-1002 Pella Window and Door Company of GA 4772 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Suite 300 Atlanta GA 30338 678-300-0094 Specialty Builders Remodeling, LLC Contact: Richard Hoffman, CR, CAPS 2582 Lake Capri Drive Conyers, GA 30012 770-496-0635 Remodel Atlanta 15

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GREATER ATLANTA HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION 2009 OBIE AWARDS

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n Nov. 7, 2009, the Sales and Marketing Council, in conjunction with the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, presented the 29th Annual OBIE Awards. The OBIE Awards, which began in 1980, have grown throughout the years to now feature more than 100 building, remodeling, marketing and personal achievement categories in which to enter. Each year, the categories change to reflect new and growing aspects of this industry. In 2009, the OBIE Awards Committee was excited to implement Green Building Awards, as well as add options to the e-marketing categories available. The OBIE Awards are the highest honor given to companies in the Atlanta housing industry. Winners not only gain industry recognition but attract promotional opportunities. The SMC Awards Committee recruited numerous volunteers to help sort and prepare the entries, which were judged by judges brought in from all over the country. The Sales and Marketing Council and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association are proud to recognize the outstanding companies that are recipients of the 2009 OBIE Awards.

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Visit www.atlantahomebuilders.com to find more about the OBIE Awards.


G R E AT E R AT L A N TA H O M E B U I L D E R S A S S O C I AT I O N 2 0 0 9 O B I E AWA R D S

KITCHEN UNDER $75,000 GOLD

Company: Grady Design & Development, LLC Contact: Bill Grady

Phone: 678-644-8931 www.bgrady.com

KITCHEN UNDER $75,000 SILVER

Company: Intown Renovations Group Contact: Barry Wright

Phone: 404-806-1494 www.intownrenovations.com

KITCHEN OVER $75,000 GOLD

Company: SunDog Renovations LLC Contact: Kathy Tonner

Phone: 404-625-9995 www.sundoggroup.com

KITCHEN OVER $75,000 SILVER

Company: Grady Design & Development, LLC Contact: Bill Grady

Phone: 678-644-8931 www.bgrady.com

Visit www.atlantahomebuilders.com to find more about the OBIE Awards.

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G R E AT E R AT L A N TA H O M E B U I L D E R S A S S O C I AT I O N 2 0 0 9 O B I E AWA R D S

BATHROOM GOLD

Company: Intown Renovations Group Contact: Barry Wright

Phone: 404-806-1494 www.intownrenovations.com

BATHROOM SILVER

Company: Pine Creek Construction, LLC Contact: Marc Caputo

Phone: 770-231-7468

ADDITION GOLD (TIE)

Company: Cardinal Construction, Inc. Contact: Charlie Hipple

Phone: 770-814-7331 www.cardinalatlanta.com

ADDITION GOLD (TIE)

Company: Handcrafted Homes, Inc. Contact: Judy Mozen

Phone: 770-642-1010 www.handcraftedhomes-inc.com

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G R E AT E R AT L A N TA H O M E B U I L D E R S A S S O C I AT I O N 2 0 0 9 O B I E AWA R D S

ADDITION SILVER

Company: Cardinal Construction, Inc. Contact: Charlie Hipple

Phone: 770-814-7331 www.cardinalatlanta.com

WHOLE HOUSE RENOVATION UNDER $250,000 GOLD

Company: Pantheon Properties LLC Contact: Tracey Rutherford

Phone: 404-538-5511

WHOLE HOUSE RENOVATION UNDER $250,000 SILVER

Company: Summers and Sons Development Co. Contact: Fred Summers

Phone: 770-934-2700 www.summer-sons.com

WHOLE HOUSE RENOVATION $250,000 TO $500,000 GOLD

Company: Pantheon Properties LLC Contact: Tracey Rutherford

Phone: 404-538-5511

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G R E AT E R AT L A N TA H O M E B U I L D E R S A S S O C I AT I O N 2 0 0 9 O B I E AWA R D S

WHOLE HOUSE RENOVATION $250,000 TO $500,000 SILVER

Company: Intown Renovations Group Contact: Barry Wright

Phone: 404-806-1494 www.intownrenovations.com

WHOLE HOUSE RENOVATION OVER $500,000 SILVER

Company: Holland Renovation and Restoration LLC Contact: William Holland

Phone: 404-557-9492 www.hollandrenovation.com

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Master Suite Retreat hen Nancy Bour purchased her 1970s split level, three bedroom, two bath home back in 1983, she knew that eventually she’d want to remodel several areas of the home’s interior. “It just was outdated, and it needed quite a bit of renovation,” explains Bour. Several years ago, she began looking into area remodeling companies, and she received a referral—CSI Kitchen & Bath Studio in Norcross, GA—from one of her sister’s friends who had also just recently remodeled her kitchen. After first having her kitchen remodeled, Bour decided to tackle her home’s upstairs bathrooms, as well as the master bedroom.

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PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF: CSI KITCHEN & BATH STUDIO © JOHN UMBERGER

ORIGINAL MASTER BATH RECONFIGURED Her original master bathroom had ugly wallpaper that was very dark. She also wanted more closet space, and she wanted to open things up a bit and bring more light into the area. “The original master suite wasn’t built like master suites are built today. I wanted to update it and make several changes,” Bour said. The original bathroom had a shower/bathtub combination. “I’m not really into taking baths, so I decided to get rid of the idea of having a tub in the master suite,” Bour explained. “There’s a bathtub in the other bathroom; I wanted a larger, more luxurious shower area in the master suite.” To accommodate her wishes, the wall between the bath and adjoining master bedroom was moved about 12 inches into the bedroom. By “bumping out” the room, this allowed space to lengthen the vanity by relocating the toilet. It also created a corner to make a large shower with an angled glass door by Matt Prewett of H2H Installed Solutions. The key to the design was using triple sliding opaque glass doors between the bedroom and bathroom, as well as the opposite bedroom wall, which houses the closet. The results create the illusion of a much larger space. The doors came from Germany and they are very easy to move back and forth. Contemporary frameless cabinetry was chosen in keeping with the elegant Remodel Atlanta 21


Master Suite Retreat HOUSE 2 HOME INSTALLED SOLUTIONS H2H (House 2 Home) Installed Solutions was

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Solutions provides cutting-edge shower doors and mirrors, whether you are remodeling an in-town condo or a suburban home. The company can also make your closets fit for royalty with melamine, creative wire and custom wood shelving designs. H2H’s commitment is to provide superior service and expert advice that extends to all customers: builders, remodelers and home owners alike. Located in the Southeast, H2H currently serves metro Atlanta,

design, and they contain plenty of storage with two banks of drawers, a sink base and a narrow angled pullout with shelves next to the sink. This pullout echoes the angle of the shower door. The vanity surface is a travertine countertop with an under-mounted lavatory. A low-flow toilet with a self-closing lid was chosen for its simple, easy-to-clean-around shape. A frameless mirror behind the wall has contemporary sconces mounted to it, and a magnifying mirror is set on the wall for convenience. The focal point of the master bathroom is the tile. “After looking at many different tiles, I decided to go with a silver travertine. I really liked it and it turned out beautiful,” Bour said. The floor and shower is also completely covered with travertine tile chosen for its aesthetic appeal. The shower features a luxurious combination of shower options from the hand-held showerhead to the body massager to the rain shower in the ceiling. There is even a seat and a niche for toiletries tucked on the vanity side. Additionally, they used matching floating shelving in the master suite, and it makes the rooms flow nicely together, Bour said. FROM START TO FINISH The project took about 10 weeks to complete. Bour said that there were no real surprises, and they stayed on schedule. “I am very happy with the work CSI Kitchen & Bath Studio did. They stand by their work.” Sources for this article H2H Installed Solutions Contact: Matt Prewett 940 Sherwin Parkway, Suite 100 Buford, GA 30518 678-482-9686 www.h2hinstall.com 22 Remodel Atlanta

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Historical Green in Buckhead One of Atlanta’s Largest EarthCraft Eco-Friendly Renovations. his charming Buckhead home built in the 1930s was completely renovated by Paces Construction, of Atlanta, to the latest energy and technology standards for today’s modern lifestyles. “This home had many great features and a real sense of place not found in new construction, but also some disadvantages of older homes”, said Paces Construction Partner John Beach. The location was perfect—a desirable street of quiet, tree shaded homes about two blocks from the Georgia governor’s mansion in Buckhead, but with little daily traffic. The public rooms—entry, living, and dining rooms—were oversized for entertaining with high ceilings and features like custom parquet flooring, a marble fireplace, and arched inset bookcases. These rooms even had hand “cast-inplace” plaster moldings as part of the fine period workmanship. The house also had

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solid granite block foundations about 20" thick and heavy lumber framing from an earlier homebuilding era. HOUSE NEEDED UPDATING “What the home did not have was a generous kitchen/ family living space or needed bedrooms and baths,” said Atlanta Architect Norris Broyles. The three-bedroom house was in an area of large, million dollar homes especially desirable for the many great schools nearby. The house had no insulation in the old walls or windows, outdated mechanical systems, and a dinosaur of a commercial HVAC system. Because of these limitations and the location, it might have been considered ripe for a new McMansion. Paces Partners John Beach and Richard Everett both grew up in Buckhead, and hate to see these graceful, older homes torn down. “Demolishing a house like this

is the least sustainable thing builders can do—basically putting 30 or more large dumpsters into our landfills and then using more natural resources to rebuild something very similar. It doesn’t make good environmental sense,” says Beach. COMPANY IS AN EARTHCRAFT RENOVATOR Paces Construction is an EarthCraft renovator—a joint program of the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association and Southface Energy Institute. EarthCraft trains builders on eco-friendly construction practices, including energy efficiency, indoor air quality, durability, water conservation, and waste reduction. The EarthCraft technical advisors review construction plans and make recommendations using a renovation worksheet, test, and then certify green construction projects based on features and a points system.


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A blower door was used to pressurize the house. The inability to create positive pressure in the home indicated leaks in the walls, floors and ceilings.

When Paces got ready to renovate this house, they called Southface to test the home and review plans for the remodel. Southface installed a computerized test device in the house, using a special temporary blower door to pressurize the house and test for air leakage. After sealing the HVAC vents and closing all doors and windows, their blowers could create no positive pressure in the house, meaning hot and cold air could move freely through numerous leaks in the walls, floors, and ceilings. Not good. Even more surprising were the same results when they tested the ductwork and furnace system and found they couldn’t pressurize these either. But they were still amazed when they climbed into the attic and saw an older industrial heat pump, something they’d never seen before in a home. Southface reviewed the plans architects Norris Broyles and Candace Carlson developed, recommended starting over with the HVAC systems, and made suggestions on how to build out the project while keeping it environmentally friendly. ADDING A SECOND FLOOR That solid granite foundation was one key to the renovation plans, since an engineer said they could support an additional story. “Rather than expand the home further on the ground, the most effective solution was to add a second floor overlaying the footprint of the first; this easily added three additional bedrooms and baths, with laundry and storage upstairs while also bringing more natural light into the dark core of the house via stairwell skylights, says Architect Broyles, who also grew up nearby. Paces added the second story (Beach calls this type of job a “poptop”) and reconfigured about half the ground floor space. In addition to remod-

eling the existing baths, they added a powder room, combined three rooms to create a new, larger kitchen, and updated family, den, and sunrooms. Now the house includes six bedrooms and six and one-half bathrooms, sunroom, study, and open family room with designer kitchen. Even with the addition of more than 2,000 square feet the house façade still comfortably fits the lot and retains its charm by using front dormer windows with a drop roof. New mahogany French doors, cedar shingles, and a lattice-work entry complete the sophisticated exterior look. But much of what makes this house so special is not readily visible. The plans called for modifying many of the exterior walls with new windows and doors, and Paces used insulated, low-e, argon gas filled windows to save energy and eliminate hot and cold interior areas. They also hired Woodman Insulation to spray coat exterior walls and the new upstairs roof with Icynene expanding foam insulation, encasing the home like a cooler to keep conditioned air inside. Icynene provides much better thermal insulation

within a wall than fiberglass, and seals all the air leaks: it also tightens up the house and makes it amazingly quiet. Because the roof is completely insulated, not the attic floor, there are no soffit or ridge ventilation openings, and standing in the attic in August or January is comfortable. HOUSE NOW USES HALF THE ENERGY Three extra high-performance HVAC units were carefully sized using ManualJ worksheets to make sure they run long enough to manage humidity, since so little heating and cooling time is needed. Along with its Energy Star appliances, the house uses less than half the energy of similar sized older houses nearby. Paces also installed a smart home advanced wiring distribution system to handle phone, video, and computer connections throughout the home. For water savings Dianna Prescher of European Sink (Atlanta) supplied new low-flow showerheads, fixtures and high-efficiency 1.2 gpf Toto toilets made here in Georgia. Where products are made can be important to the enviRemodel Atlanta 25


Historical Green in Buckhead ronment, since shipping building products across the country and world is an environmental factor through extra transportation energy usage and pollution. And while the home has a sprinkler system, it is needed less since the grass was removed and primarily native plants and ground covers were installed, also requiring less maintenance. Jeff Reed of Diversified Cabinet Distributors supplied cabinets from Shiloh, an ESP (Environmental Stewardship Program) member. Other eco-friendly but hard-tosee features include natural carpets, lower VOC latex paints, and water-based floor coatings that emit fewer air quality pollutants. Also not visible was Paces efforts to recycle jobsite materials, such as donating removed plumbing and light fixtures to Habitat’s ReStore, recycling appliances, and giving items like cabinets to subcontractors. They also saved and reused framing lumber where possible, cutting old beams for reuse as new wall supports, for example. Between 30 percent and 40 percent

of our landfill volume is now construction debris, so every bit recycled helps. Simple jobsite items like plastic water bottles and drinks cans were recycled, and several carpenters on the job carpooled together from their homes north of Atlanta. A REMARKABLE DIFFERENCE So how did the project rate? The final testing showed a remarkable difference, even with the large addition of another floor the house proved very tight. Paces Construction scored about twice as many points as needed to meet EarthCraft certification requirements. They did not count points for some extravagant features, such as the second Energy Star dishwasher in the kitchen or his and hers low-flow shower heads in the master bath double shower. Paces also didn’t use technologies without an obvious cost advantage in this remodel, shying away from high-profile solar panels and geothermal technologies. It’s a home for everyday living with high-end systems to provide a healthy,

comfortable environment, not just an exercise in sustainability. “This is an outstanding example of a quality, energy-efficient remodeling and addition project on an historic home,” said John Kane, EarthCraft House Technical Advisor. Everett and Beach are pleased with the results, especially since most of Paces Construction’s work is in these older neighborhoods filled with similar homes. “We grew up and now raise our families in these neighborhoods, and often know the houses and neighbors,” says Beach. “It’s gratifying to see these graceful, older homes that have served generations of Atlantans ready to handle another century in Buckhead style.” Sources for This article: Paces Construction Company Partners: John Beach and Richard Everett 3325 Paces Ferry Road Atlanta, GA 30327 404-841-8841 www.pacesconstruction.com

ICYNENE SPRAY FOAM HELPS AIR LEAKAGE AND INSULATION n Atlanta, one of the area’s top insulation contractors, Woodman Insulation, suggests looking into Icynene® spray foam. Icynene has been used to create unvented attics in such high profile renovation projects as the 2005 EarthCraft Remodeling showcase home, 2006 Southern Building Show Renew Showcase project, and the 2009 Southern Building Show EarthCraft renovation. Used in this project, John Beach said Icynene was chosen because it could solve the air leakage and insulation challenges of this job, using a single product. “Technically, this older house had really leaky diagonal 1x6 slat exterior sheathing (remember the blower door test referenced in article), and the labor and material costs to caulk every seam on the whole house would have been higher than tearing off the sheathing and replacing with OSB, also not very sustainable,” John said. “By spraying Icynene inside the existing exterior walls, we created a great air and vapor seal as part of the insulation process in a single pass that really tightened up the house, and provided higher R factors than traditional fiberglass insulation. For this project Icynene turned out to be one of the lower-cost solutions.” One of the company’s most recent product innovations is ICYNENE LD-R-50™, an HFC-free, low-density spray foam and air barrier product that has been formulated using a high-yield castor oil. ICYNENE LD-R-50™ contains over 7 percent renewable content in the installed foam. This exceeds USDA Bio-Preferred and ICC-SAVE requirements for a rapidly renewable product. ICYNENE LD-R-50™ is CHPS E.Q. 2.2/Section 01350 Compliant and meets low emitting material requirements for use in schools and residential buildings. It was recently listed as an NAHB Green-Approved product and is the only insulation product that contributes 53 Maximum Possible Points toward the NAHB Green Standard.

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BUCKHEAD TREE HOUSE:

A CITY OASIS By Sylvia Small esigned by architect Henri Jova, Diane and Gary Bush's modern four bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom home sets on a private road in a lovely Atlanta neighborhood. Initially attracted to the house by the amazing view of the Chattahoochee River, the couple set about reclaiming the landscaping one section at a time after they purchased their home in 2004. Once that was accomplished, they recruited Atlanta-based MOSAIC Group Architects and Remodelers to fill in a space in the architecture that seemed open. Living in Buckhead, this family prized their unique, woodsy setting along the Chattahoochee River. With so many wonderful views, they wanted to create

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an outdoor living room that was screened in from annoying mosquitoes but took advantage of the sweeping river views and tree-top setting. The new porch needed to blend with the home on all levels. Creating a design that blended with the structure’s contemporary architecture was key to maintaining the home's integrity. “What makes this project special is how the porch complements the house proportionally and from a materials perspective,” says Rick Goldstein, coowner of MOSAIC Group. “The home didn't take advantage of the lot before. The new porch overlooks the L-shape section of the lot that looks out toward the river.”

REFERRAL BUSINESS The home owners interviewed four companies as part of the design/build process. MOSAIC's Outdoor Living Division was referred to the Bushes by a local landscaping company that had previously done work for the couple. “Rick saw the same thing I did,” says Gary. “We wanted something that was set aside from the house that not only fit into the architecture but also fit in with the ‘tree house, back-to-nature’ look. We liked the first [design] so much, we didn't look at any other.” Adds Goldstein, “I understood what Gary was looking for and could interpret it for him. The design process flowed together really easy for me. Sometimes you're faced with something difficult, and you wrestle with it and never get it, or sometimes inspiration just happens. This is one of the times I saw it and it came together. Everybody loved it.”

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KEEPING THE NATURAL VIEW The goal was to add a new screened-in porch to the back of the existing home. An important consideration was to incorporate the new porch into a similar style of the home and position it to take advantage of the tree-filled area and river views. The enclosed area is built off the main living level of the house. With the Chattahoochee River just steps away, the magnificent views needed to be captured. By positioning the new addition on the back side of the garage, an unused and dead space, the sweeping river views are framed by the new structure. The grade of the back side of the property was very steep and needed to be addressed. “It was difficult to access the area for transporting materials and constructing the porch because it was fairly high off the ground,” Goldstein explains. The existing home’s roof lines posed the most difficult challenge. Due to the contemporary style and the multiple 28 Remodel Atlanta


PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF: MOSAIC GROUP © JOHN UMBERGER

angles and levels, finding the right solution was key to creating a seamless and integrated screened porch. The final screened porch is approximately 20 square feet and features a Tigerwood (Brazilian hardwood) floor. The tongue and groove pine ceiling has a natural finish on it. The project also incorporated an enlarged open deck area, transitional staircases and a new cable railing system. The nearly invisible cable railing system lets the view be the star. “We had a really interesting Keuka railing custom fabricated for this project,” adds Goldstein. It’s a metal railing with stainless steel rails, and the custom balusters are designed to help make the railings disappear, allowing a transparent view from the house, deck and porch. The transitional staircases, which can often look bulky, are virtually hidden in a nook behind the new structure, making them nearly invisible and keeping the focus on the beautiful surroundings. The home is literally surrounded by woods and natural fauna, which the home owners loved and wanted to preserve. Two very important Bald Cypress trees were growing extremely close to the existing deck; the MOSAIC Group built the new extended deck right up to their trunks so that Gary and Diane didn't have to lose this rare species in Atlanta.

area for a grill and a stainless steel cooler. It also affords a more comfortable traffic pattern when entertaining. The final screened porch was uniquely designed to blend the contemporary architecture of the home and varying roof lines with the elegant natural surroundings. The extended decking created a better flow for entertaining, and the nearly invisible cable railing system lets the view shine. “The Bushes were great clients and receptive to our ideas,” says Goldstein. “We think the space turned out beautifully.” The final screened porch was uniquely designed to blend the contemporary architecture of the home and varying roof lines with the elegant natural surroundings. The

extended decking created a better flow for entertaining, but the best part of all was the client’s reaction to the completed project. “It’s like it was always meant to be like this,” says Gary. “It wasn’t complete before, but now it's perfect.” Source for this article MOSAIC Group Outdoor Living Division Contact: Rick Goldstein 2358 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30341 770-670-6022 Sylvia Small Communications & Marketing LLC Contact: Sylvia Small 404-841-8168 Mobile: 404.245.8416 Photos: John Umberger

OUTDOOR LIVING ROOM The finished project is a delightful outdoor living room for the family. The amazing river views are now captured and framed by a unique structure custom designed to match the existing home. By utilizing a dead zone behind the garage, some of the best views of the river and trees are now realized. The new space includes seating and dining areas that make you feel like you are in a tree house. The adjacent deck was extended and widened to create an Remodel Atlanta 29


HBA Remodelers Winter 2009/Spring 2010

Member Specialties REMODELERS

Water Damage Repair & Resoration

Additions

Whole House Renovation

E. C. Moccia Builders................................404-252-4248 J. Werho & Associates ...............................770-477-8983 Paces Construction Company, LLC ..............404-841-8841

Aging-In-Place J. Werho & Associates ...............................770-477-8983

Parker Young Construction & Firestar ..........770-368-1000 E. C. Moccia Builders................................404-252-4248 Hortman & Associates ...............................770-577-1179 Oneida Builders Inc. .................................770-396-1002 Paces Construction Company, LLC ..............404-841-8841 Panama Properties Inc. .............................770-977-4674 SunDog Renovations, LLC..........................404-625-9995

Basement Remodeling E. C. Moccia Builders................................404-252-4248 Oneida Builders Inc. .................................770-396-1002 Panama Properties Inc. .............................770-977-4674

ASSOCIATES

Bathroom Remodeling

Custom Closets

Hortman & Associates ...............................770-577-1179 J. Werho & Associates ...............................770-477-8983 Panama Properties Inc. .............................770-977-4674 SunDog Renovations, LLC ..........................404-625-9995

House 2 Home .........................................678-482-9686

Cabinets & Countertops

Woodman Insulation .................................770-442-9089

Panama Properties Inc. .............................770-977-4674

Commercial Remodeling

Energy Audits Jackson EMC............................................800-462-3691

Fireplaces Garage Doors

SunDog Renovations, LLC ..........................404-625-9995

House 2 Home .........................................678-482-9686 Woodman Insulation .................................770-442-9089

Custom Homes

Garage Storage Systems

Panama Properties Inc. .............................770-977-4674

House 2 Home .........................................678-482-9686

Design/Build

Gutters

E. C. Moccia Builders................................404-252-4248 Oneida Builders Inc. .................................770-396-1002 SunDog Renovations, LLC ..........................404-625-9995

Woodman Insulation .................................770-442-9089

Duct Cleaning Parker Young Construction & Firestar ..........770-368-1000

Fire & Water Restorations Parker Young Construction & Firestar ..........770-368-1000

General Contracting J. Werho & Associates ...............................770-477-8983

Green Remodeling Paces Construction Company, LLC ..............404-841-8841

Kitchen Remodeling E. C. Moccia Builders................................404-252-4248 Hortman & Associates ...............................770-577-1179 Oneida Builders Inc. .................................770-396-1002 Paces Construction Company, LLC ..............404-841-8841 Panama Properties Inc. .............................770-977-4674 SunDog Renovations, LLC ..........................404-625-9995

Home Warranty 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty Corp...............800-232-5842

House Wrap James Hardie Building Products .................678-485-0794

Insulation Woodman Insulation .................................770-442-9089

Metal Roofs Woodman Insulation .................................770-442-9089

Patio Doors Champion Window Company of Atlanta .......770-817-1953

Shower Doors House 2 Home .........................................678-482-9686

Siding James Hardie Building Products .................678-485-0794

Sunrooms Champion Window Company of Atlanta .......770-817-1953

Remodeler

Trim

Brunning & Stang .....................................404-266-0723 E. C. Moccia Builders................................404-252-4248 Hortman & Associates ...............................770-577-1179 J. Werho & Associates ...............................770-477-8983 PB Construction .......................................404-379-3512 Specialty Builders Remodeling LLC ............770-496-0635

James Hardie Building Products .................678-485-0794

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Utilities Georgia Power Company ............................404-506-1934

Windows Champion Window Company of Atlanta .......770-817-1953


HBA Remodelers Winter 2009/Spring 2010

Membership Directory CONTRACTORS Absolute Best Construction, LLC 2301 Loganville Highway, Suite B Grayson, GA 30017-7831 Contact: Scott Dodson Phone: (770) 995-8288

Absolute Best Construction, LLC 2301 Loganville Highway, Suite B Grayson, GA 30017-7831 Contact: Jewade Ford Phone: (770) 995-8288

Archway Construction Services, Inc. 4305 State Bridge Road Suite 103-125 Alpharetta, GA 30022 Contact: Daniel Wiehl Phone: (678) 575-2163

Artisans of Atlanta, Inc. 2890 Mountain Breeze Road Marietta, GA 30064 Contact: Douglas Locker, ECH Phone: (404) 377-3350

Assurance Restoration Group 3712 Spring Street Atlanta, GA 30341 Contact: David Cooper Phone: (678) 758-4817

Atlanta Building Company P.O. Box 948 Grayson, GA 30017-0018 Contact: John Southwell Phone: (770) 783-0960

Avalan Homes, LLC 1612 Withmere Way Atlanta, GA 30338 Contact: Richard Dunkerley Phone: (770) 393-9248

Benedict Homes Inc. 3012 Wellington Ct SE Atlanta, GA 30339 Contact: William Benedict Phone: (770) 431-0231

Bildon Construction, Inc. PO Box 20051 Atlanta, GA 30325 Contact: Richard Fierer Phone: (404) 803-0415

Blake Shaw Homes 1859 Duke Road Atlanta, GA 30341 Contact: Blake Shaw Phone: (404) 202-9225

Boxwood Homes Group, LLC 5400 Laurel Springs Parkway, Suite 701 Suwanee, GA 30024 Contact: Tim Bell, Jr. Phone: (678) 455-7003

Brunning & Stang Construction Management, Inc 3091 Maple Drive, Suite 220 Atlanta, GA 30305 Contact: Geoffrey D. Brunning Phone: 404-266-0723 www.brunningandstang.com Brunning & Stang is an award-winning, design/build company with more than 30 years of experience. We offer design and construction services ranging from small renovations to total makeovers and new construction. Our team of specialists will guide you through the process, taking away the burden of complicated selections. Customer satisfaction and attention to details are the foundation of our company.

Burney Homes, Inc. 9650 Red Bird Lane Alpharetta, GA 30022 Contact: Barry Burney Phone: (678) 624-1194

By Hammer & Hand Builders, LLC

PB Construction has been providing professional services throughout the Atlanta area since 2002. Our goal is to provide World Class Service at an affordable price. We have a team of professionals to complete any project from start to finish. We have built a solid reputation with our clients and vendors by consistently exceeding expectations and guaranteeing our work.

PB Construction LLC 1816 Fair Oaks Place Decatur, GA 30033 Contact: Peter Brannigan Phone: 404-379-3512 www.pbconstruct.com

688 Cresthill Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30306-3613 Contact: Ronald Bokinskie Phone: (404) 815-9994

Custom Quality General Contractors, Inc.

Calhoun Properties, Inc.

Design-Construction by Craftmaster, Inc.

263 Village Parkway Marietta, GA 30067 Contact: Lawson Calhoun, CGP, CPHB, ECH Phone: (770) 952-9090

195 Chaseland Road Atlanta, GA 30328 Contact: Edward Levin Phone: (404) 252-8560

Colquitt Construction Inc. 3022 Majestic Circle Avondale Estates, GA 30002 Contact: Tom Colquitt Phone: (770) 498-1602

Concept Creators 5262 Poplar Springs Road Stone Mountain, GA 30083 Contact: Al Capogrossi, CGR, CAPS, CGP Phone: (770) 469-7299

7450 Morning Dew Drive Cumming, GA 30040 Contact: Michael Chunta Phone: (770) 781-8822

XAVA `Évv|t BUILDERS E.C. Moccia Builders

1140 Churchill Downs Road Atlanta, GA 30319 Contact: Earl C. Moccia Phone: 404-252-4248 Cell: 404-644-9565

Cowart Homes, LLC P.O. Box 767910 Roswell, GA 30076 Contact: Ronald Cowart Phone: (770) 641-9379

Cruickshank Remodeling 1079 Alco St NE Atlanta, GA 30324 Contact: Brad Cruickshank, ECH Phone: (404) 235-0988

Custom Dwellings, Inc. 3030 Dara Drive Marietta, GA 30066 Contact: Russell Ives Phone: (678) 560-0600

We are an award-winning design/build firm in north Atlanta since 1981. From the simplest projects to whole house renovations, we always focus on the desires and needs of the homeowner. Our team of skilled and conscientious workers ensure that the client is happy and satisfied beyond expectations. Remodel Atlanta 33


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Winter 2009/Spring 2010

Etter Construction and Home Services, Inc.

Hammertime Construction, Inc.

Home ReBuilders, Inc.

4895 Rivercliff Trace Lilburn, GA 30047 Contact: Michael Etter Phone: (770) 630-2120

534 Eastlake Drive Decatur, GA 30030 Contact: Ali Herriot, ECH Phone: (404) 525-3332

1629 Monroe Drive Atlanta, GA 30324 Contact: William Bartlett, ECH Phone: (404) 876-3000

Fortenberry Construction Services LLC

Handcrafted Homes, Inc.

PO Box 70 Powder Springs, GA 30127 Contact: Christine Fortenberry, CGB, CAPS, CPHB Phone: (770) 222-3215

505 Boulder Way Roswell, GA 30075 Contact: Judy Mozen, CGP, CPHB, ECH Phone: (770) 642-1010

Harbour Towne Construction, Inc.

GER Construction Co. 4933 Meadow Lane Marietta, GA 30068 Contact: Gerald Rand, Jr. Phone: (770) 973-2606

3990 Flowers Road, Suite 510-A Atlanta, GA 30360 Contact: Tom Dwyer, CR, ECH Phone: (770) 455-1930

Glenn Sims Remodeling Co.

Harcrest Homes, LLC

2160 Kingston Court SE, Suite H. Marietta, GA 30067 Contact: Glenn Sims, CR, ECH Phone: (770) 953-5959

2060 Buford Highway, Suite 106 Buford, GA 30518 Contact: Danny Childress, CPHB Phone: (770) 831-6670

Grady Design & Development, LLC

Hawthorn, Inc.

2001 Kinderton Manor Drive Duluth, GA 30097 Contact: Bill Grady Phone: (678) 644-8931

PO Box 8250 Atlanta, GA 31106 Contact: Steven Prittie Phone: (404) 325-1004

Ground Up Restorations LLC

Holland Renovation & Restoration, LLC

PO Box 301 Conyers, GA 30012 Contact: Chuck Russell Phone: (770) 826-1188

455 East Paces Ferry Road NE, Suite 330 Atlanta, GA 30305 Contact: William Holland, ECH Phone: (404) 557-9492

We specialize in all types of fiberglass batt and blown insulation and alternative insulation solutions like wall sprayed cellulose and sprayed foam insulation for both residential and commercial applications. We also offer several varieties of house wraps, soundproofing methods, mineral wool and air infiltration packages. Our solid reputation and superior customer service has helped make us one of the premier insulation companies in the Southeast.

Homes By Brumby, LLC 10405 Old Alabama Road Connector Suite 201 Alpharetta, GA 30022 Phone: (770) 619-9662, ext. 24 Fax: (678) 397-0540

Improving Your Biggest Investment A family owned and operated company since 1990, Homes by Brumby is dedicated to providing integrity, value and quality in every home renovations project. We are the “one stop shop.” No job is too big or too small.

HORTMAN & HORTMAN Hortman & Associates, Inc. 3121 Big Oak Drive Winston, GA 30187 Contact: Richard Hortman Phone: 770-577-1179 www.hortmanandassociates.com

Woodman Insulation Co., Inc. 1230 Samples Industrial Drive Cumming, Georgia 30041 Phone: 770.442.9089 Fax: 770.442.9188 www.woodmaninsulation.com

Strengthen your bids by providing a 2-10 HBW® Home Improvement Warranty. With our innovative sales support tools to market the fact that you offer a warranty on your work, you will rise above the competition and increase your remodeling sales; while reducing liability exposure as well as limiting administrative time related to homeowner calls upon completion of the project. 34 Remodel Atlanta

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty Royal Peachtree Corners 3587 Parkway Lane Norcross, GA 30092 Phone: (800) 232-5842 Fax: (770) 242-3847 www.2-10.com

We are a full-service remodeler serving Northside, Cobb, Douglas, Fulton and DeKalb. We have 28 years experience and are happy to provide references. We provide kitchen and bath remodeling services, as well as whole house renovation. We feature quality products from StarMark Cabinetry and offer cabinet door replacement services. Call us today to find out how we can make your home new!

J. Walter Coursey Construction, Inc. 3436 Briarcliff Road NE Atlanta, GA 30345 Contact: Walter Coursey Phone: (404) 388-5359


M. Deane Johnson, Inc. 3715 Northside Pkwy Bldg 200 Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30327 Contact: M. Deane Johnson Phone: (404) 816-4420

J. Werho & Associates, Inc. 2923 Emerald Drive Jonesboro, GA 30236 Contact: Jeffrey A. Werho, CR, CAPS Phone: 770-477-8983 jwerho@bellsouth.net

Maloney Remodeling & Design 615 South Shore Place Roswell, GA 30076 Contact: Steve Maloney Phone: (770) 993-5253

MGM Custom Homes, LLC 506 Saddlebrook Place Canton, GA 30115 Contact: Carl McCain Phone: (678) 493-0024

Moon Bros., Inc. 1662 McLendon Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30307 Contact: Karl DeSantos, ECH Phone: (404) 377-6006

Mosaic Outdoor Living

Award winning. Experienced. Customer-oriented. Trustworthy. Dependable. Licensed. We have served our clients for more than twenty years with personal, focused attention to our clients’ wants and needs. It is your home-we will enhance your life. A better functioning kitchen, a luxurious master bath, a cozy family room. Small projects or large, we give the same focus and attention.

2358 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30341 Contact: Rick Goldstein, ECH Phone: (770) 455-7712

Jeff Hatala Construction, LLC 4144 East Jones Bridge Road Norcross, GA 30092 Contact: Jeff Hatala Phone: (770) 449-9839

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J.V. Page Construction, Inc. P.O. Box 1517 Roswell, GA 30077-1517 Contact: Victor Page Phone: (770) 403-0188

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Oneida Builders Inc. 1532 Dunwoody Village Parkway, #130 Dunwoody, GA 30338 Contact: Melina Wilkinson Phone: 770-396-1002 Fax 770-396-1036 www.oneidabuilders.net

John Wesley Hammer Construction Co. Inc. 118 Barry Street Decatur, GA 30030 Contact: Wesley Stone, ECH Phone: (404) 378-3885

John Willis Homes, Inc. 3763 Rogers Bridge Road Duluth, GA 30097 Contact: John Willis, CPHB, ECH Phone: (770) 623-1496 x3005

Kathleen Day & Associates 4725 Peachtree Corners Cir. Suite 300 Norcross, GA 30092 Contact: Rob Wagner, CPHB, ECH Phone: (770) 446-1500

Kirk’s Home Improvements Inc. 3616 Casteel Road Marietta, GA 30062 Contact: Kirk Smith Phone: (770) 565-0489

Kirk’s Home Improvements Inc. 3616 Casteel Road Marietta, GA 30062 Contact: Vann Hamby Phone: (404) 787-1120

HGTV home expert Pat Simpson

Oneida Builders is a multi faceted construction firm specializing in restoration of residential properties. The owner, Rocco Sinisgalli, a master craftsman and his team Corporation Director and Interior Designer Melina R. Wilkinson, Project Manager Bill Lacik, and Estimator Pat Nevitt. Prides there business on the highest quality workmanship and personal one to one customer service. Typical projects include custom home renovations from kitchen and bath to basement finishing and complete home additions. We begin with providing the client a computerized estimate, a complete design plan, a detailed construction agreement, references, certificate of insurance and we offer a company warranty with every job. We offer a level of commitment that is unmatched.

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Winter 2009/Spring 2010

Oneida Builders Inc.

Paragon Construction Inc.

Site Modern Corporation

1532 Dunwoody Village Parkway, Suite 130 Dunwoody, GA 30338 Contact: Rocco Sinisgalli, CGP, ECH Phone: (770) 396-1002

1390 Cobb Industrial Way Marietta, GA 30066-6613 Contact: Douglas Pilcher Phone: (770) 529-1082

209 Marion Place NE Atlanta, GA 30307-2729 Contact: Andrew Barber, ECH Phone: (404) 849-5292

Pine Creek Construction, LLC PO Box 3385 Suwanee, GA 30024 Contact: Marc Caputo Phone: (770) 231-7468

Pinnacle Custom Builders, Inc.

Paces Construction Company 3325 Paces Ferry Rd. Atlanta, GA 30327 (404) 841-8841 Ph (404) 806-7365 Fax http://www.PacesConstruction.com Info@PacesConstruction.com John Beach Jr, Partner Richard Everett Jr, Partner

123 Jefferson Place Decatur, GA 30030 Contact: Robert Soens, ECH Phone: (404) 373-7027

Professional Interiors Inc. 223 Gibson Street Atlanta, GA 30316 Contact: Cayenne Barnes Phone: (404) 379-9660

Property Masters Inc. 1860 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 204 Marietta, GA 30066-7839 Contact: Scott Berezo Phone: (770) 792-5533

Quality Minded Remodelers, Inc. 1022 Swathmore Dr. Atlanta, GA 30327 Contact: Scott Sizemore Phone: (404) 216-3789

R.L. Hayes, Inc. 1150 Alpha Drive, Suite 160 Alpharetta, GA 30004 Contact: Norman Shafer Phone: (770) 667-1518

Specialty Builders Remodeling, LLC 2582 Lake Capri Drive Conyers, Georgia 30012 Contact: Richard A. Hoffman CR, CAPS Phone: 770-496-0635 Fax: 770-484-7769 Email: specialtybuilders@earthlink.net Website: www.specialty-builders.net Specialty Builders, an award winning remodeling company operating in metro Atlanta since 1985, focuses on kitchens, baths, new additions, and whole house remodeling. Licensed Residential Contractor and owner, Richard Hoffman a NARI Certified Remodeler (CR) and Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) values customer satisfaction and best practices in remodeling. Design assistance available.

Sterling Works 324 West Parkwood Road Decatur, GA 30030 Contact: Philip Trapkin, ECH Phone: (404) 992-4030

Stone Mountain Construction, Inc. 6051 Rockbridge Road Stone Mtn, GA 30087 Contact: Anthony Long, CGR Phone: (770) 465-9733

Renewal Design Build Paces Construction Co. is an award winning Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Vinnings, & Brookhaven area remodeler. John Beach and Richard Everett custom build homes and additions, and renovate existing spaces. Paces is an EarthCraft builder, and Remodelers Council and Georgia Trust member.

Pamela Foster & Associates, Inc. 4710 Kitty Hawk Place Atlanta, GA 30342 Contact: Pamela Foster Phone: (404) 303-0260

Pantheon Properties, LLC 1899 Anjaco Road Atlanta, GA 30309 Contact: Tracey Rutherford, ECH Phone: (404) 538-5511

124 South Columbia Drive, Ste A Decatur, GA 30030 Contact: Peter Michelson, ECH Phone: (404) 378-6962 x108

Renovations 708 Jett Rd Woodstock, GA 30188 Contact: Richard Eley Phone: (770) 475-9452

Revival Construction, Inc. 1991 Rockledge Road NE Atlanta, GA 30324 Contact: Wright Marshall, CGR Phone: (404) 888-9886

Riverbank Group P.O. Box 71581 Marietta, GA 30007 Contact: Nelson Jones Phone: (770) 973-6239

RLS Construction, Inc. P.O. Box 550148 Atlanta, GA 30355 Contact: Rich Sokolowski, ECH Phone: (404) 846-9600

S.C. & M., Inc. 3198 Cains Hill Pl NW # 200 Atlanta, GA 30305 Contact: George Cooke Phone: (404) 365-7757 36 Remodel Atlanta

SunDog Renovations, LLC 5214 Vernon Lake Drive Atlanta, GA 30338 Contact: Kathy Tonner Phone: 404-625-9995 www.SunDogGroup.com SunDog has over 20 years experience in the Design & Construction industry. Services include Residential & Commercial Space Planning, Interior Architecture, Interior Design, Construction, Renovation and Consulting. We are committed to setting and upholding high standards for quality of life through design excellence. SunDog possesses the experience and credentials required for a professional design-build solution.

Sunrise Enviroments, Inc. 1084 St. Louis Place NE Atlanta, GA 30306 Contact: Betsy Berman Phone: (404) 876-6954


TCB - The Custom Builder P.O. Box 190547 Atlanta, GA 31119 Contact: Patricia Byce Phone: (404) 233-2530

Tecton, Inc. 651 Dallas Street, Suite A Atlanta, GA 30308 Contact: Alan Glickson Phone: (404) 659-1516

The Construction Company Milton 16485 Hopewell Road Alpharetta, GA 30004 Contact: Bryan Elliott Phone: (770) 231-0520

The Excelsior Group, Inc.

ASSOCIATES 4th Dimension Media, Inc. W298 N1004 St. James Way Waukesha, WI 53188 Contact: Kevin Ford Phone: (262) 646-6325

Atlas Demolition & Disposal

AVI / Architectural Vision Inc. 1873 McFarland Pkwy Alpharetta, GA 30005 Contact: Peter Diehl Phone: (770) (262) 8776

P.O. Box 191401 Atlanta, GA 31119 Contact: Will Newton, III Phone: (770) 245-6499

Braden Fellman Group, Ltd.

The Home Service Store, Inc.

Bridgette Boylan Interiors, Inc.

1701 Barrett Lakes Blvd., Suite 220 Kennesaw, GA 30144 Contact: Andrew Remm, CGA, CAPS Phone: (770) 261-7114

The Home Service Store, Inc. 1701 Barrett Lakes Blvd., Suite 220 Kennesaw, GA 30144 Contact: Mike Turner Phone: (770) 261-7145

Tom Murdock Custom Builders, Inc. 2083 Hamilton Mill Parkway Dacula, GA 30019 Contact: Tom Murdock, CGR Phone: (770) 296-0225

Tuscany Construction Co., Inc. P.O. Box 2107 Buford, GA 30515 Contact: Nick Mastrogiovanni Phone: (770) 945-1987

Waterford Homes, Inc. 5880 Live Oak Pkwy, Suite 180 Norcross, GA 30093 Contact: David Clough, CPHB, ECH Phone: (770) 448-2175

Wicksteadworks 933 Church Street Decatur, GA 30030 Contact: Frank Wickstead, CGR, CAPS, CGP, ECH Phone: (404) 315-1995

Windom Construction Co. Inc. 512 Park Avenue Atlanta, GA 30312 Contact: Robert Windom, CGP, ECH Phone: (404) 622-7171

Windsong Properties, LLC 120 Colony Center Dr., Suite 300 Woodstock, GA 30188 Contact: Steve Romeyn, ECH Phone: (770) 516-3409 x102

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5497 N Main Street Acworth, GA 30101 Contact: Kyle Tripp Phone: (678) 762-1088

931 Ponce DeLeon Avenue, NE Atlanta, GA 30306 Contact: Preston Snyder Phone: (404) 876-6432 4006 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite #100 Norcross, GA 30092 Contact: Bridgette Boylan Phone: (770) 447-5800

Bruce Shafer Contractor 762 Rockbridge Road NW Lilburn, GA 30047 Contact: Bruce Shafer Phone: (770) 921-9257

Builder Specialties, LLC 6582 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Norcross, GA 30071 Contact: Beth Coetzee Phone: (770) 255-1400 x1417

Cabinet Distributors of Georgia, Inc. 5158 Kennedy Road, Suite B-1 Forest Park, GA 30297 Contact: Todd Whiddon Phone: (404) 361-5200 x308

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Cabinet Resources Partners, LLC 4189 Capital View Drive Suwanee, GA 30024 Contact: Bobby Dulin Phone: (770) 932-9910

Carolina Lumber & Supply Co. 504 Plaster Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30324 Contact: Merritt Huber Phone: (404) 873-2676

Cofer Brothers Inc.

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2300 Main Street Tucker, GA 30084 Contact: Steve Young Phone: (770) 938-3200

Construction Resources, Inc. 246 Rio Circle Decatur, GA 30030 Contact: Mitch Hires Phone: (404) 378-3132

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Founders Kitchen and Bath, Inc. 1755 Founders Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009 Contact: Robbie Baron Phone: (770) 752-8118 x500

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H2H Installed Solutions 940 Sherwin Parkway, Suite 100 Buford, GA 30518 Contact: Sales Phone: 678-482-9686 www.h2hinstall.com

Winter 2009/Spring 2010

Jackson EMC, Corporate

National House Care, Inc.

P.O. Box 38 Jefferson, GA 30549 Contact: Amy Bryan Phone: (706) 367-6111

2572 Alvecot Circle SE Smyrna, GA 30080 Contact: Gary Krajecki Phone: (404) 838-8311

Jackson EMC, Corporate

Peek Design Group

P.O. Box 38 Jefferson, GA 30549 Contact: Ann Pierce Phone: (770) 963-6166

3950 N. Cobb Parkway, Suite 501 Acworth, GA 30101 Contact: Dale Peek Phone: (770) 222-4345 x232

Pella Window and Door Company of GA 4772 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30338-5553 Contact: Deborah Woody Phone: (678) 300-0094

James Hardie Building Products

PMC Building Materials, LLC

938 Pine Way Dallas, GA 30157 Contact: Josh Herring Phone: (678) 485-0794 www.jameshardie.com

2009 Dorsey Road Marietta, GA 30066 Contact: Doug Helm Phone: (770) 427-9770 x256

Reliance HVAC 1694 Hwy 138 NE Conyers, GA 30013 Contact: Michael Bilbrey Phone: (770) 886-1998

H2H Installed Solutions and our team of highly qualified sales and installation staff can make your dreams a reality. H2H specializes in afterpaint building hardware, the finishing details that make a house into a home. We offer a full line of Shower Doors, Mirrors, Locks, Door and Bath Hardware, Garage Doors and Wood or Vinyl Shutters. It is our desire to help you achieve your goal and bring your vision to life. H2H, turning your house into a home.

Richelieu Hardware 3280 Green Point Parkway, Suite 100 Norcross, GA 30092 Contact: David Gunter Phone: (770) 326-9457

Rinnai Corporation

461 Swanson Drive Lawrenceville, GA 30049 Contact: Mark Faircloth Phone: (770) 822-3211

James Hardie Building Products manufactures durable, low-maintenance, non-combustible siding with the beauty and character of wood without the maintenance problems. Its proprietary fiber-cement formulation provides resistance to fire, moisture, severe wind, impact damage and termites. For more information, please visit www.jameshardie.com.

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Law Offices of Kevin Veler

PO Box 490250 Lawrenceville, GA 30049 Contact: Will Moyers Phone: (770) 845-4063

11770 Haynes Bridge Road, Suite 205-337 Alpharetta, GA 30009 Contact: Kevin Veler Phone: (770) 752-0990

Image Doors Inc

Lummus Supply Co.

1170 Tidwell Road, Suite 108 Alpharetta, GA 30004 Contact: Dennis Easter Phone: (770) 740-9030

1554 Bolton Road NW Atlanta, GA 30331 Contact: Don Barnett Phone: (404) 794-1501

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1765 San Andra Drive Marietta, GA 30062 Contact: Jacqueline Heslep Phone: (610) 392-3258

Mayford Beveled Glass Doors & Windows 6733 Jones Mill Court, Suite B. Norcross, GA 30092 Contact: Skip Ford Phone: (770) 446-1196

Metro Home Products 1000 Cobb International Blvd, Suite F Kennesaw, GA 30152 Contact: Tripp White Phone: (770) 425-1080

103 International Drive Peachtree City, GA 30269 Contact: JJ Grimes Phone: (770) 719-1952

Seville Consulting 333 Adams Street Decatur, GA 30030 Contact: Carl Seville Phone: (404) 597-7782

Superior Indoor Comfort, Inc. 13955 Highway 9 North Alpharetta, GA 30004 Contact: Carlin Hodges Phone: (770) 664-9098

Sutter, McLellan & Gilbreath 1424 North Brown Road, Suite 300 Lawrenceville, GA 30043 Contact: Herbert Gilbreath, Dawn Pogue Phone: (770) 246-8300, (678) 533-2206

The Kitchen Gallery of Stone Mountain 1532 Stone Ridge Drive Stone Mountain, GA 30083 Contact: Charlie Rolader Phone: (770) 938-3508 x30

Traditions in Tile and Stone 3065 Trotters Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30004 Contact: Jenny Hammond-Kunze Phone: (770) 239-9186

VELUX Skylights 2077 Six Branches Dr Roswell, GA 30076 Contact: Tim Borden Phone: (704) 975-0883 x6503


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*The assessment must be performed and the improvements must be completed by a qualified contractor participating in Georgia Power’s Home Performance with Energy Star® program. The contractor may charge a fee for the initial inspection. Determination of eligibility for rebates will occur as a result of the assessment, and all work is subject to third party verification. Any agreement on improvements is between the customer and the contractor. Georgia Power takes no responsibility for the agreement between the customer and the contractor for the improvements. Prices for the contractor’s work are set by the contractor. The full $1900 in rebates referenced above may not apply as the customer’s home may not be eligible for all qualifying improvements. All reimbursement forms must be signed, submitted and reviewed for accuracy before a rebate is paid. Rebates are subject to limitations and are subject to change.


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With energy costs taking such a huge bite out of the monthly budget, it's little surprise that insulation and energy efficiency are the top considerations among homeowners who are thinking of remodeling. ICYNENE® insulates and air-seals your attic space to help minimize drafts and allow your HVAC system to operate in a more optimal environment, significantly reducing your monthly energy costs. And the savings don't stop there. Now homeowners can qualify for up to a $1500 federal tax credit due to the new Economic Stimulus Package.

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