On the Level: Recent Professional Development & Engagement
In late October, we held an outdoor kitchen seminar for builders at our showroom in Raleigh. We saw a great turnout, with more than 20 attendees coming out to learn more about designing and selling outdoor kitchen solutions to their customers. Mitch Slater, President of Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens, presented several ideas on how builders could help their customers improve their lifestyles by improving their outdoor living spaces.
In other news, Josh Mauney and I just returned from the Remodelers Advantage Technology Summit in Dallas, Texas and are fired up to implement some new things to improve our systems to serve customers better and more efficiently. For example, Builder Trend, our online scheduling system, keeps adding more and more features that we will be training our team to use to become more efficient. Our project managers use Builder Trend to document a daily log of each job, and keep our subcontractors up to date with any schedule changes. Meeting with the vendors at these trade shows lets us express what new features we would like to see in their software to benefit our business--and our customers.
This month's recipe:
"Ham, Turkey, Brie Panini"
Check out this recipe as well as many others from "The Kitchen Casanova."
Outdoor Kitchen Lunch 'n' Learn a Huge Success
We had a wonderful Outdoor Kitchen Lunch ‘n’ Learn for builders and remodelers last month. The event was held at our showroom in Appliance World at 5910-125 Duraleigh Rd. Raleigh NC 27612. Click here to see some of our pictures.
"Jim and I would like to thank you and everyone at Distinctive Remodeling for their great work creating and implementing our kitchen remodel and bathroom changes! Distinctive Remodeling took all of the changes and challenges of a kitchen remodel and met each one with better than ever expectations!" — Betsy and Jim Lovejoy
Remodeling a Childhood Home
It’s not very often that we have the opportunity--and big responsibility--to remodel the home someone grew up in. We recently started a project for Gus and Colleen Gustafson, designed to give Gus’s childhood home a new lease on life.
The home, located off Wade Avenue, was originally built in 1957 and, true to form for houses built in that era, had a traditional floorplan with small bedrooms and a very compartmentalized feel.
When Gus and Colleen originally contacted Josh Mauney, they were looking for a remodeler who could be trusted to not only give them a new space with the flow and features they were desiring, but also who would respect and leave unchanged the things they loved best about the home. Both Gus and Colleen were excited to hear about Josh joining the Distinctive Remodeling team and the combined resources that Josh and Eddie were going to be able to bring to the table. Read More
Raleigh Woman Gets New Deck from Remodelers Council
In October, 77-year-old Mary Bobbitt (seen 3rd from the right) took the first swing at bringing down the screened-in porch that caused her so many frustrations. Mary has gotten a new screened-in porch and deck thanks to the Remodelers Council, a group that's part of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County.
The Remodelers Council, which Eddie Casanave co-founded in 1993, reached out to ABC11 News after seeing the mess Mary was left with when she paid an unlicensed contractor $18,000 to build her a screened-in porch and deck. Licensed contractors said the entire structure was built incorrectly and is unsafe. Read More
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