SmartMoves #11

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A Ship-Shape Refurbishment What do you do with unfinished attic space that overlooks a beautiful intracoastal vantage point? You create a kids’ room that resembles a ship – complete with crow’s nest, a bow for watching wildlife along the water’s edge, and awesome bunk beds with authentic nautical lighting. Charles Croom, VP of Operations said, “This project was not only one of the most creative renovations we’ve completed, it was also an engineering challenge that proved well worth the effort.” The new quarters provide plenty of room for the homeowners’ grandkids to roam the deck, store their treasures in expertly carved bow drawers, and comfortably sleep four. Kids of all ages love the clever use of space.

For the adults, the new outdoor waterfront living area (see cover) is just as fun. Croom Construction’s team formed a beach along the waterway for easy launching of kayaks. A stunning infinity pool, full outdoor kitchen with pizza oven and beer tap, and a poolside, all-glass workout room fulfills the homeowners’ vision for their retreat. This major renovation also included creating a more open floor plan in the main living area that allowed a clear view from the entrance all the way through to the river. Not only did our crew remove

walls in the foyer, we raised the entire structural concrete beam by over a foot. Croom worked closely with the structural engineer as we removed sections of load-bearing walls and added a multi-ton structural beam to carry the load of the second floor and roof during the process. “It took an army of us to install the beam, but the end result was phenomenal,� Charles said. New kitchen cabinets and a large island were also designed and installed, which included a beautiful LaCornue stove and a state-of-the-art coffee system. From the kitchen to the living rooms to the

outdoor entertainment area, the total refurbishment was everything the homeowners envisioned – and a true reflection of their outgoing personalities and lifestyle.

smartmove #19 A professional paint job is not only beautiful, it’s also your first line of defense against the weather and water intrusion. A smart regimen executed by experienced contractors ensures long lasting finishes backed by manufacturers’ warranties and careful attention to preparatory work. Precision Painting & Waterproofing is known for their commercial and residential painting experience and superior results along the Treasure Coast. Contact JC Choquet at 772.567.1221 for more details.

smartmove #36 The official start of storm season is June 1st. Plan ahead by scheduling professional installation of storm panels and storing of outdoor furniture and exterior lights that can cause damage during high winds. Contact Whitehall Professional Property Management for a personal consultation at 772.299.4559.

Quality Investment Marilyn Kolar has been with Croom Construction Company since 2006, following years of design management experience at McKenzie-Childs. Known as the master of details, she assists our clients with all hardscape material selections inside their home. Clients often comment how easy Marilyn makes the process for them, which we attribute to her superb organizational skills and keen eye for details. Marilyn Kolar, Material Selection Coordinator

Mike Rhue, Repair Division Supervisor and Project Manager

Marilyn earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ithaca College. She is active in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer where she is recognized as a member of The Pacesetter’s Club for achieving “extraordinary fundraising results.” She also volunteers her time at Riverside Theatre. Mike Rhue joined Whitehall Professional Property Management in 2013 after earning years of experience as a construction superintendent and custom homebuilder in Michigan and Florida. He is a State Certified Residential Construction Contractor and an invaluable member of the Whitehall team. Mike and his wife, Julie, and their daughter, Lily, reside in Vero Beach and are actively involved in the community.

On Solid Ground Many professionals in the construction industry view Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 list as a benchmark for the industry’s economic health. Judging by the 18 percent jump in gross revenue between 2013 and 2014, the industry as a whole is on a firm foundation. The number of remodeling jobs nationwide also increased by approximately 7 percent. Ranked 59th

Ranked 10th

As a full-service remodeler with 37 years in business, Croom Construction Company ranked 59th on the 2014 Top 500 list of qualified remodeling companies. The national list includes companies that sell materials for remodeling jobs, like windows and doors. By comparison, in Remodeling magazine’s list of general contractors whose forte is remodeling and building whole homes, Croom Construction Company ranked 10th in the nation. Congratulations to our entire crew and staff that helped us grow strong and remain on solid ground. | 772.562.7474 | 772.299.4559 | 772.567.1221

Cover: Spectacular renovation for riverfront outdoor living and entertaining follow us on Facebook smartmoves issue 11, 2015