On the Level: A STAR-Studded Night Out
On Thursday night, August 20, I attended this year’s STAR Awards gala, which was emcee’d by ABC11/WTVD’s Diane Wilson. Wilson, also known as The ABC11 Troubleshooter, remarked that she “always knows about the bad contractors because that’s who viewers bring to my attention. Who I don’t hear about often are the good companies.”
Simply put, the STAR Awards exist to recognize “the good companies.” Over the years, we’ve won numerous STAR Awards and 2015 was no exception. I’m very proud of the entire team at Distinctive Remodeling for doing the amazing work that they do, day in and day out. Their tireless commitment to excellence is the key reason we walked home with three awards this year: “Best Kitchen over $150K” for the Robinson kitchen, “Best Bathroom from $35-45K” for the Weiss bath, and “Best Room Renovation under $20K” for the Crow laundry room.
Thanks to everyone who made this year’s STAR Awards such a showcase of the best remodelers that the Raleigh area has to offer. To view photos of the event, courtesy of Brian Mullins Photography, click here. To see the full list of winners with photos, click here. To see our pictures, click here.
Eddie Casanave and Josh Mauney Join Forces
Eddie Casanave of Distinctive Remodeling and Josh Mauney of Paragon Building Group are excited to announce that they are rolling out a new partnership. Casanave and Mauney first met while serving in their respective roles with the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County / Remodelers Council, where Casanave is an original founder and long-time active member and Mauney is the current chairman.
“Eddie and I realized right away that we had a lot in common,” says Mauney. “We both have a similar commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, we both got started in construction while still in college, and we both bootstrapped our businesses from the ground up.”
Seconding that, Casanave adds, “I have respected Josh, the homes he builds, and his work ethic since I met him and had the opportunity to see some of his work firsthand. Having Josh and his team join the Distinctive Remodeling team makes a lot of sense for our businesses and for our customers because we will now be able to serve more clients in more markets (Raleigh and Wilmington) while remaining as dedicated to the level of craftsmanship, attention to detail, and service levels that our customers have enjoyed all along.” Read More
Is There Such a Thing as a Custom Modular Home?
Though a “custom modular home” might sound like an oxymoron, the reality is that modular homebuilders have started partnering with custom builders like Distinctive Remodeling to offer a whole new suite of options to residential customers. Forget whatever you thought you knew about cookie-cutter modular homes constructed quickly by cutting corners and amenities. Today’s custom modular homes combine the best of both worlds: affordability, efficient construction, quality materials, and lots of options when it comes to design.
Eddie Casanave elaborates: “We are in the process of becoming certified as an authorized Excel modular homebuilder because we’ve seen just how far modular homes have come in recent years. As the largest custom modular homebuilder in the nation, Excel Homes offers quality construction and nearly limitless options on their modular homes. In other words, you can draw up a house plan on a napkin and Excel can build it, and build it well. We are already hearing a lot of buzz from people here in the Raleigh area who are thinking of going custom-modular for a vacation or rental property at the beach.” Read More
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