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Keeping up with the latest technologies at IBS

IBSlogoNAHBblack_20150518081903I’m getting excited about going to Vegas for the IBS, (International Builders Show), this month.
Going to trade shows is by far the best way to maintain that cutting edge and keep up on all of the new products and technologies being offered.

The IBS is now teaming up with the KBIS, (Kitchen and Bath show), to offer 2 great presentations in one place.
I’m more excited than ever this year because I will be conducting interviews with some of the product vendors who’s products I’ll be using on my upcoming LEED Certified Residential project which is now under way.
I’m filming an awareness documentary featuring the process of building a net zero energy, LEED platinum home.
I’m really looking forward to creating a comprehensive presentation that will take you step by step through the process and explain the benefits along the way.
Stay tuned and let me know if you have any sustainable products or features that you would like to see illustrated.
Till next time.

International Builders Show
The International Builders Show Las Vegas

Bungalow Kitchen Makeover

Well we made it.
We were faced with a challenging deadline to get this project completed before the owners annual party. Fortunately we were able to submit the plans and acquire a permit without any delays.
This project included-

  • new flooring
  • cabinets
  • appliances
  • paint
  • granite counter tops
  • subway tile backsplash
  • lighting
  • plumbing fixtures.

We were able to get this one done 2 weeks ahead of schedule and the new kitchen was a huge hit at the party. Yes, yours truly was there to enjoy the festivities.

Watch the video of the completed project here-

Where do we go from here- A Remodeler’s Perspective

One thing is for sure, “Only the Strong will Survive”
As the reality sets in for remodeling pros that this economy isn’t going to come back around any time soon, we begin to realize that the old ways of doing business just aren’t going to work anymore. And those who are unwilling or unable to make the necessary adjustments have already begun to fade away.

Yes, it’s true folks, housing foreclosures are still on the rise Continue reading Where do we go from here- A Remodeler’s Perspective

Prayer for the Homeless

Last night I dreamed I was homeless and all I had to my name was a sleeping bag and a pillow. As I ran across a very busy street I dropped my pillow but I had to keep running as the cars were coming at me very fast. When I reached the other side I turned and watched in horror as a car ran over my pillow. All that remained was a rectangular pile of dust.
As I stood there staring at this pile I was very sad because I knew how much I would miss that pillow on those cold dark lonely nights.

Researching Haiti Rebuilding Opportunities

I’ve recently begun researching opportunities available in the Haitian relief efforts. Realizing that the actual rebuilding is  a little ways down the road I wanted to stay on top of any opportunities that may become available. I was hoping to share some ideas here on how I/We might get involved. Architecture for Humanity‘s web site has a lot of valuable information on this topic and I will continue to monitor their efforts. If anyone knows of any positions available for people like me I would love to hear about it. I have 30+ years experience building custom homes and remodeling with  18 years experience designing with various cad programs including Autodesk Autocad Architecture and Revit. I am a Certified Green Building Professional and willing to relocate.