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Doug King

President and General Contractor King Contracting License No. 1520433 www.dougkingcontracting.com 727-410-9829 Doug has over 25 years of experience in production management, product development and sales for multiple industries. He prides himself on being a highly respected and trusted remodeling and construction business. Doug’s work has been featured in many local publications such as Remodeling Today, Tampa Bay Business Journal and Remodel Tampa Bay. He earned his bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School in Atlanta. Doug is a state certified General Contractor (CGC#1520433) and an EPA Certified Renovator. His expertise in working with Research and Development professionals and manufacturing staff while calling on Fortune 500 companies has given him the skills and passion for understanding customers’ wants and needs and matching those to available products and services that are important to a successful remodeling project. He was recognized as the National Association of the Remodeling Industry Tampa Bay’s 2010 Remodeler of the Year, past President and Chairman of The Board of the NARI Tampa Bay Chapter.

Greg Nelson

President & General Contractor Nelson Construction & Renovations Inc. License No. CBC1255512 www.nelsonconstructionrenos.com 727-596-9006 A Florida State Certified General Contractor for ten years, Greg has a passion for building works of art, bringing projects off on time, and creating unique and usable spaces for people. Greg has extensive experience in running large, 100-man crews and has over 15 years’ experience in construction management of multi-million dollar commercial/residential projects and over 23 years’ experience in the trades. He is trained in Critical Path Management and has extensive experience running budgets and managing engineers and architects to bring projects off under budget and on time. He is also a long-time experienced carpenter, drywall and finishing mechanic and is highly experienced in ornamental plaster and concrete flatwork. He has several years’ experience in historical restoration of old homes. He recently dove into concrete pre-cast and has been fabricating concrete furniture and countertops for over four years. Greg is also a dedicated father, a musician, an artist and a motocross fanatic. When he is not working or spending time with his family, you can find him dirt biking through various state parks and training for the Trans-America Trail.

Art Treimanis

General Contractor ALT Construction, LLC (727) 466-7140 altconstruction.fl@gmail.com FL# CGC1518653 EPA RRP Certified# NAT-F106900-1 BBB Accredited Business I was raised in St. Pete Beach, FL; with strong family values. I like to treat my customers with an equal amount of respect and attention. I take the time to understand their individual remodeling goals. As the owner of ALT Construction, we work hard to provide quality and cost-effective service. I want everyone to be enthusiastic about showing off their new space and walk away with the most pleasant experience possible. ALT Construction, LLC is comprised of contractors with decades of construction experience dedicated to offering a variety of services to our customers. Our services include all construction phases from new construction and additions to complete remodels. ALT specializes in bathroom and kitchen remodels in everything from condos to multifamily homes. We would love to have you join our satisfied cliental and bring your vision to reality.

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Total Kitchen Remodel GROUP PUBLISHER Edd Suyak

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Kayleen McCabe

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Historic 1920’s Rebuild

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Affects and the Effects of Unlicensed Construction & Remodeling in Florida

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President’s Message, NARI Information

ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER CJ Cooper CREATIVE DIRECTOR Rob Stainback EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Danielle Topper ADVERTISING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Ryan O’Neil Published By

Professionals you can trust.

NARI Tampa Bay Certified Professionals

National Association of the Remodeling Industry - Tampa Bay Chapter

Under Construction: Building a Sound Investment Philosophy

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Old South East Beach Drive Makeover Splurge Versus Save Habitat for Humanity Defining home improvement ROI: It’s not just about the money FEATU R E

Two Outdated Bathrooms Resurrected 2015 NARI Tampa Bay Area Member Directory

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President’s Message

Professionals You Can Trust

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elcome to the 2015 second edition of REMODEL TAMPA BAY. This Fall/ Winter edition represents the best of the industry’s contractors, professionals, and suppliers in our area. NARI has been an industry name since 1935 nationally and locally since 1983. One of the primary goals of this organization is to ensure the safety and well-being of the general public by providing a streamlined way of connecting homeowners with licensed individuals for their remodeling needs. In addition to undergoing a rigorous background check, each company/ member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry is pledged to observe high standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility in the conduct of business. Finally, all of NARI’s members adhere to a code of ethics, offering a professional job at a competitive price. NARI gives homeowners the peace of mind knowing that they have hired an educated, licensed professional that will listen to their needs to give them the perfect space they have been looking for. Many of NARI’s members hold specialized certifications in order to keep up with the latest and greatest industry information, product knowledge and construction techniques. Florida is one of the more stringent States in the country when it comes to building codes and permit requirements, especially along our coastal regions which includes Tampa Bay. You can be assured that your NARI team members are up-to-date on local and State-wide building code requirements. Beware of unlicensed activity NARI Tampa Bay has been actively involved in our community for many years now, and even more so over the past few months. The Tampa Bay Chapter of NARI has been working hand-in-hand with the City of St. Petersburg

Police department to assist in the crack-down against unlicensed construction activity in our community. Not only can hiring an unlicensed individual be a risky endeavor for the homeowner from an aspect of quality of work but can also mean inviting unwanted criminal individuals into your home. Check your contractors’ background! At NARI, we perform this research for you as our members are licensed individuals which have passed rigorous background checks! Helping those in need As a non-profit organization, we at NARI Tampa Bay feel it is our duty to help those in need. Many of our members have recently assisted one of our country’s Iraq veterans whom was wounded in combat and returned to his home here in St. Petersburg with lasting effects of his injuries. The remodel of his home went tremendously wrong after hiring an unskilled individual for his project. After taking his money and then tearing apart his home, the homeowner was left without a kitchen and working restroom facilities for many weeks. Members of our chapter provided materials and labor to complete this Iraq war veteran’s project in record time. A complete list of our members can be found within this magazine (page 34) as well as on our website at www.nari-tampabay.org. Let NARI assist you with all of your remodeling needs to ensure your next project results in a striking realization of your dreams. Eric Glinsboeckel, ALA, NCARB, ByAK President, Tampa Bay Are Chapter of NARI G2 Design, LLC 2227 49th Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33710 (727) 280-6234

Each member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry is pledged to observe high standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility in the conduct of business by:

2. Making all advertising and sales promotion factually accurate avoiding those practice which tend to mislead or deceive the customer; 3. Writing all contracts and warranties such that they comply with federal, state and local laws; 4. Promptly acknowledging and taking appropriate action on all customer complaints;

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O FFIC ERS President Eric Glinsboeckel, NCARB, ALA, ByAK G2 Design, LLC 1st Vice President Doug King, CGC King Contracting, Inc. 2nd Vice President Jim Macholz, CR, CBD Jamco Unlimited, Inc. Secretary Jeffry E. Baughman, Esq. Spartan Law Group Treasurer John Lusk Pella Windows & Doors Past President & Chairman of the Board Arlen Tillis Tibbetts Lumber Company BOAR D

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NARI Code of Ethics 1. Promoting only those products and services which are functionally and economically sound, and which are consistent with objective standards of health and safety;

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Jeffery Wolf, GCP Jeffery M Wolf General Contractor, Inc

5. Refraining from any act intended to restrain trade or suppress competition;

NARI Mission Statement

6. Obtaining and retaining insurance as required by federal, state and local authorities;

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the homeowner’s resource for finding quality contractors, design-build firms, suppliers and other related professionals in the area. NARI’s Core Purpose is to advance and promote the remodeling industry’s professionalism, product & vital public purpose.

7. Obtaining and retaining licensing and/ or registration as required by federal, state and local authorities; 8. Taking appropriate action to preserve the health and safety of employees, trade contractors, and clients.

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he National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the only independent national association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry. NARI’s focus is on professional conduct, continuing education and training, and fair and ethical treatment within the industry. NARI certification of professional remodeling contractors serves as the association’s recognition of remodeling professionals who have met stringent criteria for experience and pledged a commitment to high standards of practice and NARI’s Code of Ethics. Among the factors to consider when selecting a remodeling contractor, in addition to NARI certification, is your assessment of and satisfaction with the remodeling contractor’s workmanship, reputation and integrity, durability of materials used, and equipment. Before hiring any remodeling or home improvement contractor, visit and inspect similar projects that he or she has completed, and establish that you will be able to communicate well with each other to ensure your complete satisfaction with the final product.

What does NARI Certification mean to you?

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eciding to remodel your home is a big decision. Outside of buying your home, it may be the single biggest investment you make. You need to know that the remodeling contractor you choose is a full-time, dedicated remodeling professional. NARI’s certification program offers this assurance through its extensive screening, training and testing process. In addition, NARI certification programs require on-going education and training to maintain certification status. Only full-time, professional remodeling contractors are eligible for certification by NARI. You can be assured that any time you hire a NARI certified remodeling contractor, you are hiring an individual who has made a strong commitment to the professionalism of the remodeling industry and to his or her business. And because remodelers are not eligible for certification until they have been actively involved in the remodeling industry for at least five years, you know that the NARI certified remodeling professional you hire for your home improvement project has had many years to develop the experience and skills that can only be gained through extensive hands-on practice. Isn’t it good to know that your remodeling contractor has a long-term commitment to his or her work?

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Certified Professionals Green Certified Professional (GCP) Neal Fiske TriplePoint Design Build

Don Strobel Strobel Design Build

Byron Hood Osinga Construction, Inc.

Jeff Wolf Jeffery M. Wolf General Contractor, Inc.

Wes Jenkins Blue Diamond Builders Joe Renda Air Quality Control, Inc.

Susanne Van Selow Van Selow Design Build

Certified Remodeler (CR) Daniel Ashline Daniel E. Ashline, Inc.

Joseph Logar AAA Services of Central Florida, Inc.

Kathe Bierhoff Herr Contracting Company, Inc

John Marzuli Emerald Contractors, Inc.

Anthony Bracilli Strobel Design Build

James Macholz Jamco Unlimited Inc

Mick Collins Pinellas Technical Education Center

Mike Miano Sun Bay Builders, Inc

Neal Fiske TriplePoint Design Build

David Mueller Mueller Remodeling, Inc.

Byron Hood Osinga Construction, Inc.

Rick Novak Daniel E. Ashline, Inc.

Dean Jarvis Florida Renovators, Inc

Wally Osinga Osinga Construction, Inc.

Wesley Jenkins Blue Diamond Builders

Walter Osinga Osinga Construction, Inc.

Jack Johnson Jack W. Johnson, Inc.

Terry Perkins Terry G. Perkins Construction, Inc.

Kenneth LaDelfa KEL Construction Company

Don Strobel Strobel Design Build

Chris Lenz Strobel Design Build

Lawrence Voss Cove Builders, Inc

Doris Logar AAA Services of Central Florida, Inc.

Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC) Larry Anderson TriplePoint Design Build Mike Devine Strobel Design Build Glen Harper AAA Services of Central Florida, Inc. Dave Hill KEL Construction Company Thomas Koagel Daniel E. Ashline, Inc. Kenneth LaDelfa KEL Construction Company

Nick Lambiase Aluminum Craftsmen/Thomas Construction Robert Lawson Herr Contracting Company, Inc Mike Miskus Strobel Design Build Andrew Reitwiesner Strobel Design Build David Taylor TriplePoint Design Build Kris Vantine JTR Contractors, Inc.

Certified Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeler (CKBR) Mary Sue Eads Bay Breeze Enterprises, Inc.

Frank McConnell Residential Transformations LLC

Kevin Fritz Strobel Design Build

John Mihalik Bay Breeze Enterprises, Inc.

Jonathan Greaves Greaves Construction, Inc.

David Mueller Mueller Remodeling, Inc.

George Heppelle Strobel Design Build

Scott Mueller Mueller Remodeling, Inc.

Dean Jarvis Florida Renovators, Inc

Andrew Reitwiesner Strobel Design Build

Wes Jenkins Blue Diamond Builders

Don Strobel Strobel Design Build

John Marzuli Emerald Contractors, Inc.

Susanne Van Selow Van Selow Design Build

Pete Masone Strobel Design Build

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Under Construction: Building a Sound Investment Philosophy Scott Jarred, CFP, CEO of Jarred Bunch Consulting

The game of investing is a tricky one. Practice may not always make perfect, because investors are at the mercy of a vast information processing hub: “The market.” Numerous factors impact market performance daily. Information can change hourly. And don’t forget its biggest weapon that is every investor’s kryptonite: Volatility. Why: Because volatility can drive irrational behavior in investors.

Money is Emotional Successful marketers understand that the most effective messages stimulate consumers emotionally. While this article isn’t about marketing, it gives us a unique look at the human psyche: Emotions drive behaviors. One would be hard pressed to prove that money isn’t an emotional object. Enter volatility, the predator that feeds on our emotions. Now enter its partner in crime, the resulting behaviors. Prompted by spikes in volatility, emotions drive investors to endlessly try and craft the winning formula for market performance. And everyone has an answer for what works and what doesn’t. However, it’s precisely because of this fact that investors fail at consistently crushing it in the market.

Just How Vulnerable Are We? If financial behavior has taught us one thing, it’s that we’re more vulnerable than we know. This is because we have a hard time realizing when we’re being manipulated, especially when it comes to investing. Interestingly enough, we’re just as easily manipulated by others 12

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(noise) as we are by ourselves (emotions). When this financially deadly combination unites, irrational behavior is sure to follow. Now that we know our weaknesses, it’s important to understand popular detrimental behaviors, the emotions that cause them and how to overcome them.

Information Overload “Dow Plummets 331, Oil Drops Below $50.” “Stocks Slide on Oil, Economic Fears.” “Dow’s Charge Turns the Year Positive.” “Dow Soars 323 Points, Erases 2015 Losses.”* All of these statements were headlines that ran in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today in January, 2015. When the catastrophic headlines dropped into investors’ laps stomachs churned. Losses were immediately assessed and thoughts of damage control no doubt started swimming in many heads. Would you be surprised that the booming headlines followed the catastrophic ones by only two days? For many investors, this ray of hope came too late; driven by the fear of what may be coming next, investors who acted rashly two days prior were now tending new wounds. Volatile times in the market are magnified by the noise surrounding investors. And the problem is that each talking head thinks they’re right. Not stopping until they’ve convinced you, they effectively manipulate investors into thinking they’re acting with the best intentions. Just remember this: Disaster can result from even the best intentions.

Track Records & Forecasting Investing is usually done to preserve our future. Investing also carries risk. What a conundrum; no wonder investors will listen to every source of information they can. This behavior is largely driven by the fact that financial loss is felt much deeper than financial gain. Hence why investors go to great lengths to avoid risks, more so than finding the right times to capitalize. Increased volatility triggers these emotions, enticing investors to regularly seek the advice Fall | Winter 2015


of market forecasters. Many also endure arduous journeys on investment selection based on comparisons of past performance. Here’s my dirty little secret: No one can tell you when chaos will ensue, when earnings will explode, and past performance has no impact on tomorrow. Everyone has a solution: talking heads in the media know when doomsday is coming, your friend knows the next hot stock, your advisor knows just when to get in and when to get out. But attempting to time the market or forecast its behavior can cause you to get burned by huge losses. A wise man once said, “Market forecasters will fill your ear, but never your wallet.” Thanks for the tip, Mr. Buffet.

Active Trading The battle of active versus passive management has raged on for decades. Rather than picking one or the other, we would do well to realize that elements of both are necessary. Unfortunately, volatility screams for us to act when positive spikes occur and to question why we’re holding when drawdowns happen. This is the exact moment where optimism and confidence can enact irrational behavior. While these are essential personality traits for happy human functioning, volatility can quickly blur the lines between optimism and realism, confidence and cocky. Regularly trading stocks in order to beat the market only guarantees one thing: A high friction portfolio with large fees coming out of your pocket. History has proven time and again that a large portion of fund managers regularly trail the market. Instances of out-performing the market are rare, and even harder to duplicate. Time IN the market should be your first priority (passive), while adjusting for risk tolerance, time frame and tax impacts along the way (active).

Build Your Personal Investment Philosophy The majority of investors would say their goal is this: to make their money last forever. Now, where’s the plan? Remember, a goal without a plan is simply a wish. Finding your “why” is a critical first step in building your personal investment philosophy. Why are you investing? Why is money important to you? Why do you value certain principles over others? Putting many things into perspective for investors, this helps them understand three vital points in formulating a sound reasoning behind their actions: 1. Where their money is. 2. What their money is doing. 3. W  hy their money is where it is and doing what it is doing. This ensures that our investing behavior aligns with our personal philosophy and no one else’s. Yes, it’s hard to leave emotions out of investing. But when we understand the “why” behind our choices, the self-destructive impact of emotionally driven impulse can be overcome. We may not be able to say when or how volatility will strike, but I can tell you this: Storms will happen. It’s how you weather the storms that separate success from failure. And our clients are well prepared to stand on the side of success. Disclosure: *Headlines found in the online archives for the Wall Street Journal and USA Today newspapers.

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Kayleen McCabe, former star of DIY Network’s “Rescue Renovation” and the 2009 Stud Finder winner. She is a licensed contractor that found her passion for remodeling after tackling an entire kitchen renovation in her early twenties. Today, Kayleen is using her unique combination of gutsy innovation and expert trade tricks to take on an even larger home improvement challenge… vocational training in America’s schools. She has teamed up with NARI, traveling America one school at a time with her same resilient never quit attitude showing America’s young adults how a career in the trades can be lifelong and extremely rewarding. She recently made her stop in Florida. Kayleen teamed up with the NARI Tampa Bay Chapter and spent a week speaking at some of Tampa Bay’s best vocational programs. NARI members and Kayleen spoke at several schools like; St. Petersburg High School, Career Academics of Seminole and Boca Ciega High. We asked Kayleen, at a recent NARI function, why has this become your passion? She answered, “Learning the trades as young adults not only provides a valuable skill set for today but for many it could be lifelong. Currently, all across America we have a shortage in skilled trained workers for positions in vocational based jobs, high paying jobs. It is my mission to shine a light in every school I can. With help from organizations like NARI, my mission is that much stronger.”

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Kayleen McCabe Former DIY Network’s Rescue Renovation Host showing America’s Students how to survive and prosper in the trades… With college or not!

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see it in peoples’ faces when we meet. Whether we’re shaking hands at a trade show or they recognize me from TV, their expression gives it away: They want to find out how I ended up doing this. This thing that, based on reactions, is maybe best compared to a cow going for a swim: Not entirely amusing or impressive, exactly, but just surprisingly… surprising. Why wouldn’t a cow want to go for a dip? No good answer, right? But somehow you never imagined the two going hand-in-hand. That’s the best analogy for what it feels like to be a woman in the trades: People notice it. And then they realize it’s a silly thing to notice. Or isn’t it? No one’s sure. Hey, has this always happened - have cows always enjoyed the occasional lap? Should I alert someone that there’s a cow treading water? Or should I, like, take a picture and post it online? MAYBE I’LL ADD A PUNCHLINE AND IT WILL BECOME A VIRAL MEME, like Grumpy Cat. Okay, I think it’s time to back up a bit: My name is Kayleen, and I’m the cow – er, a general contractor. I build and construct and remodel for a living, and even had the good fortune of doing it on television for awhile - on DIY Network’s Rescue Renovation,

where I swept in and saved doomed home renovations for several seasons as the show’s contractor host. That’s another question I get a lot: “What’s it like to be on TV?” I tell them the truth – mostly surreal, always crazy hectic, glamorous about once every three months. It’s rarely the time and place to say what I really want to say: Being on TV was great. Except the part where I partly felt like a sideshow act. You see, before ending up on TV, I didn’t realize the sight of a woman wielding a sledgehammer or leaning over a table saw was usually seen as one of two things: 1) An anomaly, or 2) Grounds for college humor. People think I’m exaggerating when I say that, or putting forth some insincere I-didn’t-knowI-was-different social plea at the advice of an agent or PR rep. I’m not. In many other ways, gender lines in my home growing up were pretty traditional. But in the garage and shed and workshop, my urge to shadow my dad and learn from my grandfather wasn’t cute. It wasn’t encouraged in the interest of photo opps, or so my mom could tell the acquaintance at the grocery story how tomboyish Fall | Winter 2015


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little Kayleen was. It was wholeheartedly and unaffectedly encouraged. And I took to it like a cow – er, fish – to water. Jump ahead some fourteen or fifteen years. Using a circular saw by the age of four and helping with a full home renovation at eight were highlights of my young life. Yet as a halfwaydecent high schooler student, every message at that time (the late 1990s) told me the same thing: Enroll in college prep courses – not that vocational nonsense that’s there for the lazy and not-so-bright. Take SAT prep courses. Then the SATs. Go to college. Get a respectable job. Pay someone else to do the grunt work – probably those kids who take shop classes, and who will wish they had your life. Maybe squeeze in the occasional DIY project between washing the car and wiping down your riding mower. Because those are the things you aspire to – and deserve - when you earn grades higher than Cs. So I did all those things. Some more than once, in the case of enrolling in college! Let’s just say this: A few institutes of higher education and a lot of tuition later, it became pretty obvious that I’m happiest on job sites. Not on academic research websites. So I dropped out. My lit professors were probably really happy to never read another essay full of sheetrock and drywall metaphors again (especially when those papers were supposed to be about Shakespeare…). My mom? Not quite as happy, but she came around. But what’s a girl to do when the thing – 16

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the career - she wants is in a historically and currently male-dominated field? In the case of this girl, she took a bunch of dead ends until she returned fully to that first love: Working with her hands on contracting jobs that eventually landed her a TV show. I know. I’m still pinching myself over the TV part. Hosting a cable show gave me countless travel and training opportunities I never dreamed of. But back to my initial point, it also provided to be a double-edged forum in which I received that look – those questions – on a regular basis. To the cable-watching public, the unspoken question always seemed to be this: It’s cool that you’re a woman tackling skilled labor head on.

The market’s collapse finally validated what I’d heard murmured among many for years: How will this systemic push toward traditional higher education sustain itself? Who will unclog the pipes and replace transmissions when anyone deemed intelligent is pushed toward college – not to mention saddled with the debt that often comes with it? Okay, since we’re here: I’ve met so many people who attended four-year colleges because it’s the so-called respectable thing to do, only to change their minds later, switching gears to become a general contractor, electrician or a plumber. Sometimes this trial and error cost them a lifetime’s worth of student debt. Today’s emerging young workforce has all the liberal arts knowledge a culture could dream of, and all the financial shackles that keep them from embracing it. Okay, has the swimming cow overstayed her welcome? A few parting words before she towels off for now: You probably won’t be surprised to hear that my goal is two-fold: To fan the fire that burnt down the pervasive ‘college > trades” mentality, and to encourage America’s students – America’s smart, strong students – to consider careers in the trades. Wanna defy our nation’s obesity epidemic? Check. Earn a steady living? Check. Be unlikely to lack for work, considering the United States is facing a severe skilled labor shortage? Check. The times I’ve presented these goals of mine at industry events, I see company CEOs nod in agreement. I’ve learned from conversations with them that some companies are so short on qualified labor, they’re forced to submit specific curriculum requests to vocational schools just to get the workforce they need. For respectably-

“...it became pretty obvious that I’m happiest on job sites. Not on academic research websites.” But let’s get down to it: Why are you REALLY doing this? That insinuation – that this career choice is not only questionable for a woman, but incongruent with what it means to be one – lies at the heart of America’s vocational problem. As does the assertion that vocational pursuits should be thought of as leftovers to be gobbled up only if management-track roles are all filled by the smarter set. Remember 2008? A bad year for many, but something happened in 2008 that I swear will benefit vocational labor for decades to come.

paid jobs! Jobs that shouldn’t be so hard to fill in an economy where countless grads with bachelor degrees are facing a one-two punch of joblessness and astronomical student loans. Could the push toward the trades be any more logical? No. It couldn’t be. I look forward to the revolution about to take place – a revolution to reintroduce vocational education as a viable, respectful choice for our nation’s up-and-coming workforce – male and female alike. I hope you’ll join me.

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Contractor Issues and Solutions

• To open the kitchen and living area into one very large open space • Opening the area to rear of house which is where the pool is located with a wide water canal view • Homeowner wanted to add a gas cooktop • Ultimately, the homeowner’s vision was an open floorplan that was inviting and good for entertaining while allowing them to enjoy their water view

•R  elocating the kitchen about 12’ and removing a multitude of walls, some load bearing • Installing a new beam, a flat roof tie-in at a pitched roof prevented us from hiding the beam in the attic •A  dding the gas cooktop had its challenges. We had to run a gas line all the way from garage •W  e needed to install one column for a beam and the column landed right in the middle of the kitchen •W  e designed the island around the column, centered the sink, and used backsplash material to decorate the column and tie-in with remaining kitchen areas

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•C  entered the fridge under the beam to make the upper cabinets work with the beam •D  esigned the island with a curve to help keep the eye away from the column and made for more intimate conversations with guests sitting at the bar • L ighting was expertly placed to offer ample, yet balanced lighting over bar top of island, around beam and sink position •U  sed wood plank tile throughout the house to tie-in all areas

•W  e cut a new opening in the block wall to add a window and installed ThermaTru Full Lite French doors to take advantage of the beautiful view from the back yard. •W  e used KraftMaid cabinets with a unique mixture of glass tiles in the backsplash which provided a warm finish and an eclectic feel with a traditional tone •T  he single deep bowl sink allows plenty of room for storing before dinner starts, keeping the bar top open for more entertaining!

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Q and A with the Home Owner, Theresa Baggett How do you you feel about the overall remodel? Doug and his team did a phenomenal job with the project. I interviewed 4 contractors and felt really comfortable with Doug from the time we met. Communication was an important factor for me since we live out of town and would not be there to oversee the project. I really liked the builder trend website so I could see the schedule and progress photos. He kept in constant communication with me and was quick to respond when I had questions.

Would you recommend King Contracting?

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Yes and I have! As a matter of fact he is working on a large remodel project down the street from our house now!

I LOVE MY NEW KITCHEN! DOUG KING AND HIS TEAM MAKE MIRACLES HAPPEN. - Theresa Baggett, homeowner

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Would you use King Contracting again? Yes, I’m hoping to get our bathrooms remodeled next and then we will be done!

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Affects and the Effects of Unlicensed Construction & Remodeling in Florida DOES UNLICENSED REMODELING AND CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY REALLY MATTER? WHY CAN’T A GUY OR GAL EARN A LIVING WITHOUT HAVING BIG-BROTHER WATCHING OVER THEM?

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ell, for starters, does one wish to have a lay person, acting as a doctor, perform open heart surgery or remove your bladder? How about a “handy-man dentist” to perform a root canal or extract a tooth? Of course you would not, those are regulated professions, as is the construction industry. And for most people, homeownership is probably the largest or second largest investment of a lifetime so why would a person put that investment at risk by hiring unlicensed individuals to perform work on that investment? So let’s take a look on how unlicensed remodeling & construction activities affect the community and the effects that this activity causes. Homeowner – Hiring unlicensed workers presents many issues, some are even quite dangerous: • Work not properly completed because unlicensed and uninsured individuals cannot pull permits; therefore there is no oversight of their work. Issues include potential fire from incorrect wiring, flooding due to improper plumbing, injury (possible death) due to improper structures erected, just to name a few. • In Florida, there is NO legal relief from improper work or defective materials used if the work and/or materials were provided/installed by an unlicensed individual or firm. • Anyone who is injured on your property can sue the homeowner and/ or your estate for medical expenses and lost wages if they do not have Workers Comp. insurance or exemptions from the State. • If you hire unlicensed workers, in Florida, it is against the law AND you are liable to pay their unemployment, Workers Comp and FICA taxes. • Based on sting operations and other data from government agencies, most unlicensed people have a prior criminal background that include child molestation and other sex crimes, burglary, Grand Theft, just to name a few. Not exactly the kind of people you want in your house, working on YOUR investment.

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The Community – Unlicensed firms and individuals cannot pull permits. And because there is no oversight of them, they also do not buy insurance. The net result is that we have our buildings where we work, live and play put at risk. • Because permits are not being pulled, the revenue normally generated to support the municipality charged with overseeing construction work is much less. Less funds = less service due to building official personnel layoffs and cut-backs. • Property insurance costs increase overall for a community because the claims that are filed due to the effects of poor or incorrect workmanship by unlicensed/uninsured workers often do not appear for years. Therefore, the 2nd or 3rd generation owners are making claims and often see their rates increase as a result. • Injuries and resulting chronic illness and/or disabilities sustained on the job site by uninsured workers also taxes the system. The community at-large is paying for those Individual’s medical care costs because there were no premiums being paid into the system for Workers Compensation. • Loss of premiums by the insurance industry for general liability coverages is an additional negative effect. Take thousands of firms and individuals NOT paying insurance that would typically cover losses that do occur, even when the work is done correctly; because accidents do happen. The community, once again, is called upon to shore up those losses. • Individuals who do not bother with getting proper licenses and insurance are also less likely to properly account for their income. The losses at the county, state and federal level would be staggering, if measurable. •T  he lack of enforcement by local law enforcement encourages unlicensed workers to converge on those areas, thereby further increasing all of the negative effects for both homeowners and the community as listed above.

The information above is provided by the Tampa Bay Chapter of The National Association of The Remodeling Industry.

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BEFORE

Old South East Beach Drive Makeover

STROBLE DESIGN BUILD WAS PRESENTED WITH THE TASK OF MODERNIZING A 1951 COLONIAL STYLE HOME WITH HINTS OF DECO ARCHITECTURE WHILE KEEPING THE INTEGRITY OF THE ORIGINAL DESIGN.

The Home:

The Result:

The Neighbors Reaction:

• Built in 1951 • Two-family Home • Beach Drive Waterfront • Colonial Style with hints of Deco Architecture

• Amazing Modernized Deco Inspired Waterfront Single Family Home • Large Inviting Front Porch Expanding the full width of the Front of the home • Concrete and Metal Horizontal and Vertical lines were used to enhance the look • A marquee was added to really represent the Art Deco Era • New Paint using colors that modernized while still maintain the Deco inspired design

“Wow, you really brought the SOLE back to that Home!”

The Task: • Modernize with keeping in true Deco form • Transform from a two-family into a single family home •C  reate inviting outdoor front porch for friends and family to enjoy the waterfront view

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Splurge versus save: High end kitchen design that won’t break the bank

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inety-eight percent of people believe good design enhances their daily lives, and they’re willing to pay more for products

that truly reflect their own personal style and aesthetic, according to a new study from Dwell. Drawing the line between “splurging” on those premium items that bring a design vision to life and finding ways to “save” money on the backend can sometimes be a bit challenging, though. The same study notes that 73 percent of people prefer to have fewer, higher quality items in their lives. But, when it comes to quality-versus-quantity in kitchen design, you really can have it all if you know where and how to look - particularly when it comes to the latest design and technological advancements that enhance our everyday lives. “When designing a high-end space, it’s

for clients. The effect is so great, no one will know

important to remember that you’re shaping more

you didn’t spend a fortune on new cabinets.”

than just a living environment; you’re laying the

When it comes to appliances, look for premium

foundation for a future community of friends and

stainless models at the best you can afford, Berkus

family,” said Michela O’Connor Abrams, president

noted. Hardworking appliances that can go the

and CEO of Dwell, the award-winning design

distance are worth every cent.

media company. “Design elements that marry

“The new LG Studio line that I advised on

beautiful aesthetics, intuitive technology and

In conceptualizing and creating a high-end

functionality - and are reflective of your authentic

kitchen, Berkus offers a few suggestions to

taste and personal style - should always rise to the

consumers on which aspects of kitchen design

For dressing up your kitchen, shop your home

top when deciding which products to introduce

require a large investment and where they can

and use things you already own. Objects from your

into your home.”

afford to hold back.

travels, framed photographs, ceramic bowls or

Dwell on Design 2015, America’s largest design

First off, if you have the budget, Berkus

show, just wrapped up in Los Angeles. A highlight

recommends dishing on a well-made marble

of the 10th annual show was the launch of the new

counter top.

features pro-style design elements that instantly make a kitchen feel high end,” says Berkus.

hand-woven baskets are all things that personalize a space and make it feel layered. “I love the idea of doing something unexpected

LG Studio line of appliances inspired by renowned

“It’s such a classic piece but also very durable,

in the kitchen, like creating a seating area in your

designer, Nate Berkus. The new appliances blend

meaning it will still look great for years to come,

kitchen space,” says Berkus. Shop your weekend

best-in-class technological innovation with an

which is what a forever kitchen is all about,” he says.

flea market or online for a vintage sofa and coffee

uncompromising approach to design, delivering

Lighting, on the other hand, is an opportunity

table and set up an area for your family to relax in.

integrated and timeless styling that embodies high design tailor-made for any kitchen aesthetic. “Every family has a different sense of personal

to save. “The trick is to take the time to shop for vintage sconces and light fixtures. They will add loads of

“I love the idea of doing something unexpected in the kitchen...”

“It’s all about creating moments like these that help you live more beautifully,” adds Berkus. Where consumers can splurge instead is in technology, like the new LG Studio gas slidein range. Its patented ProBake Convection and EasyClean Express technologies allow for more even cooking across every rack and, once the baking is done, quick and easy clean-up in just

style, and the beauty of design is seeing that

character to your home but don’t have to cost a

a matter of minutes without using any harsh

personality uniquely reflected in each home,” says

lot,” says Berkus.

chemicals.

Berkus, LG Studio’s artistic advisor. “When we were

Another way to add character to your kitchen is

It’s important to remember the goal is always to

designing the new line of appliances, I wanted to

flooring. Think vintage wood flooring, said Berkus.

design a kitchen that won’t feel dated in one year,

help people create a kitchen that was hardworking,

It’s a splurge, but so worth it. You can then save on

or even five years from now. Every element of your

but also handsome - a space they would love now

new cabinetry by painting the existing ones in a

kitchen needs to go the distance, whether you

and in the future. The best interiors are ones that

black lacquer or gray.

splurge - or save - on those desired elements that

tell a story and are assembled over time.” Fall | Winter 2015

“I’ve done this in my own home renovations and

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Save a trip to the landfill...

Donate reusable home items to the Habitat ReStore! One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Never has that been more true than at a Habitat for Humanity Restore!

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hether you’re renovating or redecorating your home, or just cleaning out the garage, your salvaged large household items and excess building materials can be donated to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, where proceeds from all sales benefit Habitat’s home building program. In addition to keeping reusable items out of our county landfills, your donations are recycled and find new homes with ReStore shoppers, bargain hunters and many of Habitat’s homeowners, while generating much-needed funds that keep Habitat building for families in our local community! The Habitat ReStore is a home improvement discount and donation center that sells gently used home items and building materials to the public at a fraction of retail prices to raise money to build Habitat for Humanity homes for Pinellas families. The Habitat ReStore accepts everything from kitchen cabinetry, working appliances, plumbing and light fixtures, doors and windows, gently used furniture, lumber, flooring and other construction materials. For the past 30 years, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County has been bringing together volunteers, donors and supporters to build modest, affordable homes in partnership with limited-income families in need of better housing. Since 1985, Habitat Pinellas has built more than 340 homes for families in our Pinellas community. This year, Habitat Pinellas has a goal of providing affordable homeownership opportunities to 45 local families. By donating your gently used household items and building materials, you’re not only helping Habitat Pinellas in its mission, you’re being environmentally responsible. The Clearwater ReStore alone

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keeps more than 550 tons of material out of the Pinellas County landfill each year, and the Palm Harbor ReStore, which opened its doors in September, will keep even more items from the same unnecessary fate. It’s a win-win-win. Donors get tax deductions and feel good about “going green,” buyers save money, and it all works to help Habitat build homes for more families throughout Pinellas County. So if you’re in the midst of giving your home a makeover and have some unwanted items, here are three simple words you need to remember: don’t dump them. There are two Habitat ReStores in Pinellas County: 13355 N. 49th Street N., Clearwater, at the corner of 49th Street and Ulmerton Rd., and 31541 U.S. Highway 19 N., Palm Harbor, between Curlew and Tampa Rds. Clearwater hours are Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Palm Harbor hours are Tues. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more details and a complete list of items accepted, visit HabitatPinellas.org/ ReStore. Donations can be dropped off at the ReStore, or call 727-2092199 to arrange pick up for oversized or bulk items. Fall | Winter 2015


Remodel. Recycle.

DON’T DUMP IT! DONATE IT! We accept gently used or new home improvement items

Your donation helps build Habitat homes in our local community!

and building materials: • kitchen cabinetry • furniture • working appliances • plumbing fixtures • electrical fixtures • windows • doors • molding • flooring • lumber • construction materials Visit our website for a complete list of items we accept:

HabitatPinellas.org

The Habitat ReStore is a discount home improvement center where donated home items are sold to the public to raise money to build affordable Habitat for Humanity homes for low income families in Pinellas County.

Donations are tax-deductible and you’ll save money on disposal costs! Plus, recycling helps the environment! Last year, Habitat Pinellas kept nearly 500 tons out of the Pinellas County landfills!

TWO LOCATIONS IN PINELLAS!

727.209.2199 CLEARWATER: 13355 49th St. N. (corner of 49th Street N & Ulmerton) Clearwater Hours: Mon–Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat 9 am - 4 pm, Closed Sunday

PALM HARBOR: 31541 U.S. Hwy 19 N (between Curlew & Tampa Rds.)

Palm Harbor Hours: Tues–Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat 9 am - 4 pm, Closed Sunday & Monday

pickup@HabitatPinellas.org • HabitatPinellas.org

DONATE • SHOP • VOLUNTEER

FREE PICK-UP for qualifying donations!


Historic

Photos by Russell Missonis - www.russellmphoto.com

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1920’s Rebuild

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his project began as a full-scale remodel to an old pool house (built around 1920) that had been used for storage for years. The clients wanted to turn the unusable structure into a guest house and outdoor dining area to enhance their pool area with combining a European cottage look with a contemporary style and functionality, while maintain the historic motif. We built a covered walkway from the main house to the pool house. To maintain the historic motif, we matched all the old rafter tails and tied the roof in with the pool house. We also re-did the roof of the pool house. During demolition, while pulling the old plaster off, we discovered, much to our surprise, that the sill plate of the exterior walls was a 4x4 heart pine sitting directly over the dirt with no foundation. Perhaps the original builder was trying to save money in this pre-Depression era. After discovering this, we supported the structure in place by constructing wood shores and diagonal bracing. We removed the old sill plate around the entire perimeter, had our architect draw proper details for a new monolithic footing with stem wall, and then we dug the new footing, installed the new sill, got it inspected and poured it. After that, we reinstalled a new, pressure-treated sill plate over the new foundation and re-connected all the exterior wall studs. The final result was stunning. The outdoor planter serves as a divider 28

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between the pitched driveway and the level surface of the dining area, in addition to providing an herb garden for the clients, who love to cook. The outdoor kitchen was created by our designer to fit the clients’ specifications exactly. We used some of the reclaimed wood from the old floor joists to build the stairs into the bedroom. Needless to say, the clients were delighted with the results. The outdoor kitchen is perfect for hosting barbecues and cocktail parties, and the pool house boasts a gorgeous kitchen in marble and chrome, a cozy guest room and a luxurious bathroom. Included in the remodel was the adjacent climate-controlled garage for the man of the house (a sports car lover), and a nearby storage room. The clients’ feedback was as follows: “Thank you so much for helping create our dream backyard!!! We could not be happier and we plan to use your company on any upcoming project we have. I will never use any other company again.” Nelson Construction & Renovations Inc. License No. CBC1255512 727-596-9006 www.nelsonconstructionrenos.com Fall | Winter 2015


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Defining home improvement ROI: It’s If home improvement was only about increasing a home’s resale value, perhaps more people would live in homes that had steel entry doors, manufactured stone veneer and/or vinyl siding and interior walls that were a uniform beige. But when you’re calculating the potential return on investment of any home improvement project, you need to consider more than just the cost. 30

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n addition to resale value, your ROI calculations should also take into account the emotional satisfaction of a project, how it will affect your enjoyment of your home, and its impact on the house’s livability. Some projects definitely return more of their investment at the time of resale - like that steel front door. But not everyone will fall in love with how a steel door looks, and may find the richness of wood more aesthetically satisfying. Other projects may really boost your enjoyment of your home, but be problematic when you one day want to sell; inground pools come to mind. While some improvements you do because you have too - such as replacing the roof - a few home improvements positively affect resale value, increase a home’s livability and elevate your enjoyment. These are the projects that you also do because you want to. Here are a handful of home improvements that meet all the criteria for a great investment not only when you sell but while you’re living in the home:

Skylights In the realm of home improvements, adding skylights is one of least expensive upgrades you can choose for the functionality and appearance benefits they provide. You get a healthy nudge in resale value plus significant emotional and aesthetic benefits. Skylights, which are particularly popular in kitchens and baths, admit more natural light into a home - which is always appealing to buyers - so when you’re Fall | Winter 2015


selling, rooms with skylights will appear bigger, airy and more inviting. While you’re still living in the home, you’ll reap the psychological and health benefits of more natural light and ventilation. Opt for Energy Star-qualified, solar-powered, fresh-air skylights, like those from Velux America, and you can use the skylight not only for natural light but to provide passive ventilation that improves indoor air quality. You’ll enjoy the skylights even more since they come with programmable touch pad remote to operate not only the skylights but also energy-efficiency-boosting accessories like blinds in designer colors and patterns. What’s more, solar powered skylights and blinds, along with installation costs, are eligible for a 30 percent federal tax credit. To learn more visit www.whyskylights.com.

Kitchen Remodel A minor kitchen remodel of around $20,000 returns nearly 80 percent of your investment when you sell your home, according to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report. Upgrading your kitchen can also be deeply satisfying emotionally, giving you a chance to express your creativity while achieving gains in usability at the same time. In practical terms, new kitchen appliances tend to be more featurerich, usable and energy-efficient than older models. The same is true of kitchen faucets, which can allow you to waste less water or even thwart the spread of germs. New cabinets and countertops expand storage and work space while redefining the entire look of the kitchen.

Bath Remodel Bathrooms help sell homes, and remodeling yours can recoup 70 percent of the investment cost when you sell your home, according to Remodeling

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Magazine. Since bathrooms are far more important than their practical purpose, an improved bathroom can realign how you feel about your living space. A soaking tub, great shower experience, fresh finishes and even fresh paint can all deliver more positive feelings about your bathroom. What’s more, replacing older faucets and fixtures can actually give you the satisfaction of reducing your water bill. Newer toilets, showerheads and faucets use less water to deliver the same quality of experience as older, less efficient models. Curbing water waste can save you money - and that’s something anyone can feel good about! Consider adding fresh air skylights to both rooms - in the kitchen for light and to vent cooking odors and heat and in the bath for more light, ventilation and privacy. They are cost effective upgrades that deliver both functionality and resale value. Just as you would never take a job based only on the salary, you should never undertake a home improvement solely on its monetary value. Instead, consider all the elements of ROI - from cash to emotion before deciding how to spend your home improvement dollars.

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Two Outdated Bath

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he existing bathroom in this beach front condo was dated and uninviting. The goal of its owners was to increase storage throughout the bath, as well as creating an elegant, spa- like atmosphere that highlighted the beautiful ocean views. One highlight of this bathroom is the walk-in shower. The back wall glass tile was chosen to match the gorgeous tones of the ocean water and create an aura of calmness. The 12� rain shower, as well as the modern hand-held shower with slide bar, cascades down to the Carrara marble shower floor, which was also installed throughout the floor of the entire bathroom, creating a timeless look of elegance and relaxation. The granite shower bench allows seating in the shower, and the tiled niche allows storage of shower soaps and accessories. Just outside the frameless, 3/8� thick glass enclosure lays a towel warming rack, providing the homeowners with freshly-warmed towels upon exiting the spa shower. Another highlight of this bathroom is the addition of two custom-built cabinets. The contrasting dark wood of the sixteen drawers and the two large mirrored cabinet doors allowed for a tremendous amount of storage in the bathroom while retaining the spacious feel of the space. Additional custom oak shelving was also added to the walk-in closet, leaving our clients with lots of storage throughout the bathroom. Another exciting feature of this bathroom is the new custom-made vanity mirror. This mirror contains hidden storage cabinets on each side of the vanity, each with a convenient electrical outlet for bathroom accessories. Finally, a modern lighting fixture was added above the dresser, pulling together the entire look with its matching brushed nickel finish that is shown throughout.

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hrooms Resurrected

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he existing bathroom in this Clearwater home was outdated and cramped. The shower was small and difficult for our elderly clients to enter as well as maneuver in. The main goal of our clients was to create a spacious bathroom that not only was easy to use, but also to create a space for them to relax in. The highlight of the new bathroom is the luxurious walk-in shower. With no shower curb and a frameless glass wall, the shower is easy to enter. The French drain at the back of the shower paired with the slight slope of the shower floor retains the water within the shower. The brushed nickel safety bar, matching the updated shower fixture, adds both ease of use and elegance to this shower. The spa theme is continued in the shower with the cascade of spiced-stone pebbles down the shower wall and onto the shower floor. Another highlight of this elegant bathroom is the soaking tub. Complete with a spout and handles that match the shower fixtures, this large tub also has an additional safety bar for easy access and use, making it perfect for the wants and needs of our clients. The tub is also accented by gorgeous wainscoting tile that matches the bathroom floor as well as the shower walls. The next focal point of this bathroom is the new custom vanity cabinetry. This vanity features updated faucets as well as all-plywood box construction, with 5-piece drawer fronts as well as slow close doors and drawers. The lower portion of the vanity consists of three large storage drawers and four full height doors. The accenting countertop cabinet provided our client with even more storage, with its attractive, “water drop� glass door. Additionally, this cabinet contains another slow-close drawer that contains a convenient power strip for bathroom accessories. The countertops, knee wall and window sill were accented with an elegant, unique 3cm granite, pulling colors from the shower pebbles, the custom cabinetry and the tile wainscoting and floors. Finally, the bathroom was illuminated through the installation of modern recessed lighting above the shower, as well as decorative brushed nickel pendant lights on each side of the vanity. Van Selow Design Build, LLC Lic: CBC1252610 727-391-2959 www.vanselowdesign.com

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ferguson.com Contact: Mark Babbage 813-299-0580 mark.babbage@ferguson.com Contact: Jennifer Hettich 727-521-2691 jennifer.hettich@ferguson.com Pinellas Park Location: 727-521-2691 6600 49th St. Pinellas Park, FL 33781 Tampa Location: 813-251-1690 302 N. Willow Ave. Tampa, FL 33606 Tarpon Springs Location: 727-938-1971 41916 US Hwy 19 N. Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 Your home is a reflection of you. Ferguson’s product experts are here to listen to every detail of your vision, and we’ll work alongside you and your designer, builder or remodeler to bring it to life. Schedule a one-on-one consultation with us today.

TAMPA (813) 251-1690

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Florence Marble and Granite Inc florencemarble.com Anthony D’Angelo 813-888-9977 ann@florencemarble.com

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Whether you’re renovating a tired kitchen or bath or creating your dream home, nobody helps homeowners bring their vision to life better than Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. Our 16,000 square-foot Tampa showroom offers an unparalleled selection of lighting, appliances, bath and kitchen faucets, fixtures and accessories from today’s most recognized brands. We also have knowledgeable product experts that understand the remodeling process and work with you to ensure projects stay on track and within budget. Call for an appointment today.

Decks and Docks Lumber Decks-Docks.com Steve Kern 727-647-9252 Steve@Decks-Docks.com

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G2 Design, LLC g2darchitecture.com 4675 30th Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33713 Contact: Eric Glinsboeckel, AIA, ALA, ByAK, NCARB, NARI Phone: 727.280.6234 info@g2darchitecture.com License #: AA26001821 Your project needs and deserves a Licensed Architect! Architects are educated, tested and trained in all aspects of building design and construction. Our staff has over 35 years of collective experience in residential and commercial design. We listen closely to you so that your dreams may be realized. We work hand-in-hand with contractors, resulting in stunning projects that exceed expectations. Areas of expertise: • New residential + commercial construction + remodels • Green/sustainable design • Universal/ADA compliant design • Broad knowledge of current Florida Building & Accessibility Codes • Extensive knowledge of local zoning and land development regulations • Well versed with FEMA regulations for coastal construction

Florida Forest Products TheTrussPro.com Rick Cashman 727-585-2067 rcashman@ffptruss.com Fusion Cabinets, Inc fusioncabinets.com Michelle Manzini 727-686-8200 michelle@fusioncabinets.com H.A.S. Construction Solutions Inc Matt Brooks 727-415-1700 hasflorida@hotmail.com Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County ReStore habitatpinellas.org Doug DuPont 727-209-2199 restore@habitatpinellas.org Home Res-Q, Inc www.homeresqinc.com Amanda Walsh 727-863-7377 homeresq@gmail.com Innovation Cabinetry innovationcabinetry.com Brent Houghtaling 727-535-7667 brent@innovationcabinetry.com J2 Solutions Inc j2solutionsinc.com Jess Fronckowiak 941-270-6050 jessf@j2solutionsinc.com

Jamco Unlimited Inc. jamcounlimited.com 1183 Cedar St. Safety Harbor, FL 34695 James Macholz, CR, CBC Linda Macholz Showroom 727-412-8524 Fax: 727-412-8526 jim@jamcounlimited.com License #: CBC1255679 Jamco offers many services throughout the tri-county area. We call ourselves unlimited because we are just that. From kitchen and bath remodels to windows or doors – even an outdoor oasis with an outdoor custom surfboard shower, we do it all. We even do green projects! We are certified Safety Tub installers and can provide an array of universal designs to help anyone live comfortably despite physical limitations. We are State and Nationally Certified, Members of the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce, and serve on the board of directors for NARI Tampa Bay. Come in and see us and let Jamco be your one-stop shop for all youe remodeling needs.

Jack W. Johnson, Inc Jack W. Johnson 727-656-9219 or 398-0716 jjohns17@tampabay.rr.com Jeffery M. Wolf General Contractor, Inc jmwolf.net Jeffery M. Wolf 727-895-4858 jwolf@jmwolf.net

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Jerel McCants Architecture, Inc. jmccants.com Jerel McCants 813-631-4575 jerel@jmccants.com

Mueller Remodeling Inc mueller-remodelinginc.com David Mueller 727-421-5747 muellerd@katewwdb.com

Palm Builders Gulfcoast Inc PalmBuildersInc.com Tim Schoenberger 727-458-3746 Tim@PalmBuildersInc.com

JS Perry & Co Inc. jsperryandco.com Steve Perry 727-479-2104 jsperryco@earthlink.net

Munyan Painting Service munyanpainting.com Tim Burke 727-442-5062 amanda@munyanpainting.com

JTR Contractors Inc jtrcontractors.com Jeff (J.R.) Radtke 813-661-3150 jtrcontractors@aol.com

NARI Tampa Bay Area Chapter Nina Berkheiser 727-578-2207 Nina@NARI-TampaBay.org

PCCLB/Pinellas County Construction pcclb.com Rodney Fischer 727-421-7159 rfischer@co.pinellas.fl.us

KEL Construction Company Kenneth E. LaDelfa 727-458-7499 kelconstco@aol.com Kerns Family Construction Company, Inc. 8139960772 lstarrkerns@kernsconstruction.com

NARI Tampa Bay Chandra Tracy 727-642-9000 naritampabay@gmail.com NewSouth Window Solutions newsouthwindow.com Earl Rahn 813-626-6000 earlrahn@newsouthwindow.com

LanCo Construction LanCo-Construction.com David Lance 727-409-2284 david@lanco-construction.com Lansing Building Products, Inc lansingbp.com Michelle Brown 813-309-8716 m.brown@lansingbp.com Logical Restoration, LLC logicalrestoration.com Stephen Pashoian 727-820-1300 steve@logicalrestoration.com McClure Contracting mcclureremodeling.com Kevin McClure 727-417-5911 kevin@mcclureremodeling.com Midway Services midwayservices.com Rick Devers 727-399-6459 rdevers@midwayservices.com Morgan Exteriors Inc morganexteriorsinc.com Cheryl Morgan 813-931-4663 ckmorgan@ morganexteriorsinc.com

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King Contracting, Inc. dougkingcontracting.com 943 Tyrone Blvd. St. Petersburg, FL 33710 Contact: Doug King, CGC Phone: 727-410-9829 doug@dougkingcontracting.com License #: 1520433 Are you thinking about remodeling your kitchen or bathroom or do you need more space such as a room addition or garage conversion? Whatever your home remodeling project involves, we can help you get started and understand the process. We specialize in singlefamily homes, town homes and condos. Call us today!

Nelson Construction and Renovations, Inc. nelsonconstructionrenos.com 1174 Court Street Clearwater, FL 33756 Greg Nelson 727-596-9006 dominique@nelsoncr.com License No. CBC1255512 Our family owned and operated business has been building beautiful homes since 2006. With over 50 years’ combined experience in commercial and residential design and construction, we believe that the design-build process should be pleasant and fun, not stressful. Our award-winning team is dedicated to making your project smooth, providing ample communication to keep you informed every step of the way. Our services include: • In-house design services • Large remodels • Custom new homes • Home additions • Light commercial work

Pella Windows & Doors pella.com John Lusk 727-585-4007 LUSKJJ@PELLA.COM Pinellas County Job Corps pinellascounty.jobcorps.gov Jeremy Kennebeck 727-551-2917 kennebeck.jeremy@jobcorps.org Pinellas Technical Education Center myptec.org Mick Collins 727-893-2500 x1079 collinsmi@pcsb.org Premier Outdoor Living & Design, Inc. premieroutdoorlivinganddesign. com Dan Ebert 727-741-7922 grillmandan@gmail.com ProBuild probuild.com Julie Bell 727-535-6435 julie.bell@probuild.com Professional Home Supply theprohs.com 727-433-8776 jason@theprohs.com

Nina Google Log In 7278222484 yournonprofitadvisor@gmail.com

Progressive Builders Inc progressivebuilders.com Michael Spreckelmeier 239-939-5411 martha@progressivebuilders.com

Olde World Cabinetry Inc oldeworldcabinetry.com Nancy Braamse 727-530-9779 kabinetdesigner@gmail.com

Pyramid Aluminum Inc pyramidaluminum.com Wayne Popiolek 727-585-8441 wayne@pyramidaluminum.com

Osinga Construction Inc osingaconstruction.com Wally Osinga 727-586-4118 osingaco@aol.com

Quality Marble Inc qualitymarble.com Mark West 727-527-1676 Mark@qualitymarble.com Fall | Winter 2015


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Randall Mullins Construction, Inc mullinsconstruction.wordpress. com/about/ Randall Mullins 727-538-4140 rmullins3000@gmail.com Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay rttb.org Jose Garcia 813-878-9000 jgarcia@rttb.org Res Q Contractor Services dba Home-Aide Services Jeff Miller 727-809-5802 i12resqu@gmail.com Ronald E. Rybolt, Inc greenperformanceremodeling.com Ron Rybolt 727-585-3019 ron.rybolt@gmail.com Service-Tech Corporation service-techcorp.com Paul E. Keller 727-539-7000 pkeller@service-techcorp.com Silver Palm Developers, Inc. silverpalmdevelopers.com Charles Dawson 727-420-6693 chuck1silverpalm@ tampabay.rr.com Spartan Law Group spartanlawgroup.com Jeffry E. Baughman 727-772-7826 jeff@spartanlawgroup.com

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Strobel Design Build strobeldesignbuild.com 2716 6th Ave. South St. Petersburg, FL 33712 Don Strobel, CR, CKBR, GCP Phone: 727-321-5588 Fax: 727-323-3239 don@strobeldesignbuild.com License #: CBC028160 Strobel Design Build has been designing and remodeling award winning projects in the Tampa Bay area since 1984. Our creative team of designers and craftsmen will commit to your project and deliver you an outstanding remodeling experience you’ll be proud to show off to your friends. Visit our website today. Call to make an appointment to visit our design center. 2015 CotY 1st Place Award for Residential Historical Renovation Under $250,000 and Residential Exterior Over $200,000.

Sun Bay Builders Inc sunbaybuilders.com Mike V Miano 727-525-2405 sunbaybuilders@verizon.net Terry G. Perkins Construction Inc tgperkins.com Terry Perkins 727-409-9817 Terry@tgperkins.com Tibbetts Lumber Company tibbettslumber.com Arlen Tillis 727-844-4314 Arlen.Tillis@TibbettsLumber.com

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TECO Peoples Gas tecoenergy.com Sheryl Long salong@tecoenergy.com 813-917-5634 mromano@tecoenergy.com TECO Peoples Gas has been serving greater Tampa Bay homes and businesses with reliable, economical and carbon-friendly natural gas for well over a century. We are dedicated to continuing and enhancing our tradition of excellence in customer service. For more information, visit peoplesgas.com.

Total Professional Installations Inc ttl-pro.com Mark Ningard 813-630-1706 x202 mark.tpi@verizon.net Tradesmen International Inc. tradesmeninternational.com Bruce Carlson 813-885-6700 Bruce.Carlson@ tradesmeninternational.com TriplePoint Design Build triplepointdb.com Neal Fiske 727-302-9116 neal@triplepointdb.com Tuscany Tile Inc Anthony B. Angel 727-459-7900 anangelto@msn.com US Building Construction usbuildingconstruction.com Jason Kromolicki 727-534-0344 jason@ usbuildingconstruction.com

Van Selow Design Build L.L.C. vanselowdesign.com Susanne Van Selow susanne@ vanselowdesign.com 727-391-2959 “Quality Construction with a Woman’s Touch” Our company is designed to help you achieve your dreams of restoring luster to your used spaces. Call today to join our family of satisfied customers! Visit us on Houzz. com to see our NARI CotY award winning projects.

Versaggi Realty aka Urban Edge Development VersaggiRealty.com Russ Versaggi 813-254-1900 russ@versaggirealty.com Wise Business Advisors wisebusinessadvisors.com Lynn Wise 772.834.8513 lynn@wiseba.com Your Nonprofit Advisor Eva Kloostra 727-501-9081 eva@yournonprofitadvisor.com Your Nonprofit Advisor Marylou Schaffer-Horan marylou@ yournonprofitadvisor.com

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Quality Construction With A Woman’s Touch!

Whole House Remodeling Kitchens

Bathrooms Additions

Outdoor Spaces

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Visit our website: www.VanSelowDesign.com License #I-CBC1252610


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your kitchen or bathroom or do you need more space such as a room addition or garage conversion?

Whatever your home remodeling project involves, we will help you understand the process to get started.

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Remodel Tampa Bay Fall-Winter 2015  

Remodel is the Official Publication of The Tampa Bay Area Chapter of The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)

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