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Page 13 of Construction and Building News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Homeowners Test Their Survival Skills in New Online Video Game Homeowners’ Revenge

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Nov. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — JAF Industries, creator of the E-Cap designed to protect exposed PVC pipes in the home, announces the release of a new online game that educates homeowners about the perils of nature and allows them to combat these issues through its new video game – Homeowners’ Revenge.

Charlie Allen Restorations Principals Achieve Aging-in-Place and Green Remodeler Certifications

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Charlie Allen, founder and president of Cambridge-based Charlie Allen Restorations, and Mark Philben, the firm’s project development manager, have recently been named Aging-in-Place specialists by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). In addition, Philben has completed the green remodeler certification course offered by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

Dallas Cowboy Ring of Honor Inductee’s Son Tackles Innovative New Construction Business Multivista Construction Documentation Arrives in Dallas

DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Multivista LLC, the nation’s leading construction documentation company, announced today the opening of Multivista Dallas. ‘There has been an overwhelming response for the Multivista service nationally and we have worked hard to secure the opportunity to bring it to Dallas,’ said David Jordan, one of the firm’s partners and son of Dallas Cowboy great LeeRoy Jordan.

Congressional Solar Energy Tax Credit Bill Creates Affordable Renewable Energy Systems for Homeowners

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A part of the bailout package recently passed by the U.S. government included a generous solar energy tax credit bill which will dramatically reduce the cost and hasten the payback to homeowners for installing residential solar energy systems. The Renewable Energy Division of S+H Construction, Inc. designs, integrates and installs solar electric power (PV), solar thermal hot water, and geothermal heating and cooling systems.

Van Millwork Presents Third Annual Festival of Wreaths to Benefit The Room to Dream Foundation

NEEDHAM, Mass., Oct. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Van Millwork, New England’s largest interior millwork specialist, is proud to host the third annual Festival of Wreaths which opens on Saturday, November 29 and continues through Saturday, December 13th. This open house fundraising event is bigger and better than ever with a new design competition element. The event takes place at the Van Millwork Showroom and benefits the Room to Dream Foundation.

Van Millwork Announces New Custom Shop Manager

BELLINGHAM, Mass., Oct. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Van Millwork, New England’s leading millwork and interior products supplier, is proud to announce the addition of Kevin Connors as the new Custom Division Central Manager. Kevin Connors, a native of Bedford, New Hampshire, comes to Van Millwork from Colonial Woodworking Inc., one of New England’s most highly respected designers and builders of custom stairs and rail systems.

15-Percent Decline in Home Remodeling Activity in 2008 – Biggest Decline in Areas Where Homeowners Have Less Home Equity

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the Remodelormove.com fall 2008 Remodeling Sentiment Report, an online publication of ABCD Publishing LLC, the amount of equity homeowners have is influencing their remodeling plans. Homeowners participating in this most recent survey reported an average of more than $190,000 of home equity and average home values of $390,000.

Farrell Appointed to Alabama Iron and Steel Council

ANNISTON, Ala., Oct. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alabama Governor Bob Riley has appointed Jim Farrell, President of Blastcrete Equipment Co. in Anniston, Alabama, to the Alabama Iron & Steel Council. With the completion of the ThyssenKrupp plant in Mobile, the state of Alabama is expected to become the second largest steel producer in the U.S. by 2010.

Notre Dame’s Luck of the Irish Extended Twice to Southern Bleacher with Soccer and Lacrosse Stadium Wins

SOUTH BEND, Ind., Oct. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The nationally acclaimed men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse programs at Notre Dame will be looking to continue their winning ways in 2009 and beyond in newly constructed stadiums; thanks in part to Notre Dame’s $1.5 billion Spirit of Notre Dame capital campaign.

Van Millwork Introduces New England Retailers to the Van Mantel Collection

BELLINGHAM, Mass., Oct. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Van Millwork, a leading provider of fine cabinetry and architectural millwork, is pleased to bring to the retail market the Van Mantel Collection – 14 distinct traditional and contemporary mantel designs plus four adjustable mantel styles. The Van Mantel Collection complements Van Millwork’s custom cabinetry, coffered ceilings, paneled walls and other elaborate architectural millwork products.

Mitchell Construction Group Named to 2008 Qualified Remodeler Top 500

MEDFIELD, Mass., Sept. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mitchell Construction Group, Inc., a multi-award winning design and renovation firm located in Medfield, is pleased to announce they have been named to the 2008 Top 500 list of remodeling firms in the country by Qualified Remodeler Magazine. This marks the fifth consecutive year Mitchell was named to the list.

Chicago Faucets ECAST(TM) Line Allows California Schools to Immediately Address Latest Lead-Free Safety Standards for Drinking Water

DES PLAINES, Ill. and SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ongoing efforts by state legislators to provide the safest drinking water possible to the residents, and especially to the children of California, has resulted in the creation of California Assembly Bill 1953 (AB1953). Slated to take effect on January 1, 2010, this new bill requires residential and commercial faucets that dispense water for human consumption must not exceed a total weighted average of 0.25 percent maximum lead content.

Arclinea San Diego Wins Two National Design Awards

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two residential kitchen remodels designed by Arclinea San Diego have won prestigious national design awards. The kitchen design firm has won a Grand Award in Remodeling magazine’s 2008 Remodeling Design Awards, for their bold, contemporary design for an 1898 historic Victorian- and a Gold Award in the 2008 Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards sponsored by Qualified Remodeler magazine, for their sleek, all-stainless steel design for a 1950s California ranch.

Lone Star Brewery to Reopen as Mixed-Use Living Destination

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — B. Knightly Development, an Austin-based residential and mixed-use development company today announced completion of the purchase of the historic Lone Star Brewery and the commencement of development operations. Plans are already underway to convert the massive 23-acre site into a modern living destination complete with 190 residential units, an Olympic size pool and on-site amenities.

Van Millwork Adds Hardwood Flooring to Product Offerings

NEEDHAM, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Van Millwork, New England’s leading millwork supplier and interior specialist, announced today that they will now be offering a wide variety of hardwood flooring to their expanding design center product lines. The hardwood flooring – from all leading manufacturers including Bruce, Stuart, Hawa and BR-111 – comes in an array of exotic woods, unfinished, prefinished, and bamboo.

Two American Families Passionate About Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Gold Coast are Creating an Innovative Residential Resort Community Overlooking the Pacific

Playas del Coco, Costa Rica, July 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On 139 acres of lush, forested mountainside looking out on the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica’s spectacular Guanacaste Province, Jim and Gina Correll and their CR Development Group partners Julian and Karen Rembert are developing Coco Bay Estates.

Interior Designer Gerald Pomeroy Featured in Latest Issue of ‘Traditional Home Magazine’

BOSTON, Mass., July 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gerald Pomeroy Design Group, one of the Boston area’s premier interior design firms specializing in creating residential spaces reflecting client’s individual style and personality is pleased to announce that company president Gerald Pomeroy is featured in the September 2008 issue of Traditional Home Magazine.

Chrisicos Interiors Bathroom Project Featured in Distinctive Kitchens and Baths Magazine

BOSTON, Mass., July 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chrisicos Interiors, a leading interior design company serving discerning clients throughout New England, is pleased to announce one of their projects is featured in the current bi-annual 2008 edition of the national shelter publication Distinctive Kitchens & Baths. The feature story is on a bathroom renovation in Boston, Massachusetts.

Asheville Architecture Firm Building for the Future by Going Green

ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Carlton Architecture ascertains there are many benefits to going green when designing new homes. ‘Clients benefit from the reduced operating costs of a green building, while at the same time the planet benefits from the reduced environmental impact,’ says Mr. Rob Carlton, the President of Carlton Architecture.

Chrisicos Interiors Recognized by the 2008 ReBrand 100 Global Awards

BOSTON, Mass., July 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chrisicos Interiors, a leading interior design company serving discerning clients throughout New England, is pleased to be honored with Notable Recognition in the fourth annual ReBrand 100 Global Awards competition. This distinction is for Chrisicos’ rebranding campaign, designed and implemented by JDCommunications, Inc. and Lauziere Design.

S+H Construction Announces Renewable Energy Division

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — S+H Construction, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of the greater Boston area’s premier residential renovation and custom home building companies, is proud to announce the company recently created a Renewable Energy Division. With this new division, S+H can meet the rising tide of residential demand for solar energy.

E-Cap from JAF Industries Can Save Homeowners Thousands of Dollars on a $10 Purchase

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., July 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Atop your roof are up to half-a-dozen vent pipes, each one open to rain, dust, debris, insects, birds, and nocturnal animals, but a new inexpensive product has arrived to provide protection. It’s the E-Cap from JAF Industries. (VIDEO – VNR)

Van Millwork Presents the 3rd Annual Festival of Wreaths Call for Entries – Design Professionals

NEEDHAM, Mass., July 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Festival of Wreaths is a major annual fundraising event benefiting The Room to Dream Foundation, whose mission is to create healing environments for children and adolescents facing chronic and debilitating illnesses. This year’s event will be even more exciting with a design competition element.

Jamaica Cottage Shop Inc. Donates Shed to Women’s Crisis Center

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., June 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc. will work with the women’s crisis center to donate an 8×10 Vermonter, one of their most popular designs, which the women will use for storage of donated goods outside their facility.

Zip-Ez(TM) HVAC Fasteners are GreenSpec Listed

WARWICK, N.Y., June 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — J.T. Products’ Zip-Ez(TM) the revolutionary fastener for H.V.A.C. insulation has been GreenSpec Listed and will be featured in BuildingGreen Inc.’s GreenSpec Directory(R). The GreenSpec Directory lists environmentally preferable products with an objective to list only the top 5-10 percent environmentally preferable products.

Synthetic Ice Brings Olympic Experience to North Carolina Kids

GREENVILLE, S.C., June 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ice Rink Engineering is making it possible for kids to enjoy hands-on hockey play this summer at the Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, N.C. The Marbles Kids Museum will be opening their Marbles Olympics summer exhibit, featuring the EZ Glide 350(TM) synthetic ice rink as Center Ice on July 12. The games will take place through August 24.

Arclinea Boston Wins 2008 Chrysalis Award for Best Kitchen Remodel

BOSTON, Mass., June 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A North Kingstown, Rhode Island kitchen designed by Arclinea Boston has won a Chrysalis Award for Best Kitchen Remodel in the Northeastern United States. ‘To win an award in this highly competitive category is quite an achievement,’ says Ken Kanline, director of the Chrysalis Awards.

Charlie Allen Restorations Wins 2008 Chrysalis Award for ‘Best Residential Interior’

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Charlie Allen Restorations, the Cambridge, MA – based full service design-build firm, has won a 2008 Chrysalis Award for the best residential interior renovation in the Northeast United States. The company previously won Chrysalis Awards for Best Historic Renovation Design-Build in 2006 and Best Commercial Historic Renovation in 2004.

Kathie Chrisicos of Chrisicos Interiors Appointed to Local Leaders Advisory Board

BOSTON, Mass., June 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chrisicos Interiors – a leading interior design company serving discerning clients throughout New England – is pleased to announce that company President Kathie Chrisicos has been recently appointed to the LocalLeaders.com Advisory Board.

New Garage Solves Storage Problems

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y., May 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Architect Donald J. Berg, author of 15 books on building and landscaping, has just designed plans for a new expandable garage to help solve home storage problems. The Oakville Garage Plans can be downloaded for free. ‘Are there too many cars and bikes in your driveway and too many boxes in your attic?’ asks Berg. ‘Build the Oakville Garage to add value to your home and solve your storage problems once and for all.’

New Tile Testing Laboratory

LYNN, Mass., May 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Trusty-Step International, a manufacturer of slip-resistant floor chemicals, announces the opening of their new tile testing laboratory. The new laboratory will test all types of hard mineral surfaces, including tile, marble, granite, etcetera.

Charlie Allen Restorations Named to Remodeling Magazine’s ‘Big 50’ List

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Charlie Allen Restorations, the Cambridge, MA firm specializing in the meticulous restoration of period homes, has been named to Remodeling magazine’s annual Big50 List. The company was specifically recognized for ‘Fine Design,’ a category honoring remodelers with particularly high aesthetic standards.

Are Green Toilets Going Mainstream?

FRESNO, Ohio, May 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just a few years ago, if you mentioned composting toilets, people would go, ‘A what toilet…?!?’ You either quickly changed the subject, or went into an ever-lasting explanation about what it is, how it works and especially why on earth anybody would want to have a toilet that doesn’t flush. ‘Things are changing,’ says Peter Andersson, President of BioLet USA.

Van Millwork Announces New Employees

NEEDHAM, Mass., May 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Van Millwork, New England’s leading millwork supplier and interior specialist, located in Needham, Massachusetts, announced the addition of six professionals to their team: Jennifer Driscoll, Marketing Director, John Coulombe, Territory Manager for Essex County, Southern NH and Southern ME, William McIntosh, Territory Manager for CT, Debra Skelley, Business Development Manager, Judy Walzer, Showroom Manager, and Karen McDonald, Executive Assistant.

Brighten Up Your Yard with Resin Furniture

PORTERSVILLE, Pa., May 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stacking resin chairs and tables from Adams Mfg have many advantages over other, more expensive options for the patio. They’re strong, comfortable, and easy to store when they’re not being used. And, they are all 100-percent recyclable. Now, with bright new colors and styles to choose from, they are the best option for the porch, patio, or deck.

First in the Northeast, Paul Morse of Morse Constructions, Inc. Achieves the NARI Green Certified Professional (GCP) Designation

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paul Morse, GCP, CR, CAPS is the first builder/remodeler in the northeast, and the third in the nation, to receive the National Association of Remodeling Industries (NARI) Green Certified Professional designation. Morse receives this certification after one and a half years of study with NARI, facilitating their Green Remodeling study group, and practicing sustainable building for over 3 decades.

Arclinea San Diego Wins National Honors in Kitchen + Bath Business Design Awards

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arclinea San Diego, and its full-service kitchen design showroom, has won a national design award by Nielsen’s Kitchen and Bath Business (K+BB) magazine in the publication’s annual awards program. In evaluating new showrooms from around the country for design excellence, the magazine selected Arclinea San Diego as one of the nation’s best, awarding the firm its ‘K+BB 2007 Design Awards, Merit Award.’

Arclinea Boston Wins Watermark Award for Contemporary Kitchens Designed for Multi-Unit Condominium Development

BOSTON, Mass., April 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arclinea Boston, the Italian kitchen design showroom, has won a Watermark Grand Award for kitchens it designed for D4, the luxury condominium development in Boston’s South End. Produced by BUILDER and Custom Home magazines, the Watermark Awards honor excellence in kitchen and bath design. Jurors for this year’s competition reviewed nearly 150 entries.

There Are All Kinds of Resin Furniture – Which One Works Best for You?

PORTERSVILLE, Pa., April 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Adams Mfg Corp asks, ‘Which colors are best?’ For the big, comfortable resin chaise lounges, white is the best color. Dark colors absorb heat more quickly, and can be uncomfortable to use on sunny days. Anyone who’s sat on a hot chaise lounge while wearing a bathing suit will insist that their chaise lounges be white and only white.

Gerald Pomeroy Selected to Participate in Boston Design Center Dream Home 2008

BOSTON, Mass., April 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gerald Pomeroy of the award-winning firm Gerald Pomeroy Design Group, is one of the distinguished designers featured in the Boston Design Center (BDC) Dream Home 2008. Mr. Pomeroy is designing the Dining Room.