Raleigh Wake Remodelers Council on the Today Show
The 12th annual Remodelers Home Tour April 28-29th introduced more than 5,800 visitors to the best of the best remodeling projects across Wake County. Many visitors toured multiple houses on the tour with 119 Hudson Street (Distinctive Remodeling’s project) welcoming 350 equipped with questions for both Distinctive Remodeling experts and the homeowners themselves. Click here for to see the write up from the News and Observer.
In 1993, I went to the president of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County and told him I wanted to start up a local Remodelers Council. All he said was "OK, go ahead". I invited 4 other remodelers to my office to show them how I did business, told them I wanted to make the Remodelers Council an active group. Our focus is educating consumers, improving our professionalism, recognizing the great work that our members do, and community service projects. Our council has grown from 5 when we started, to around 140 members.
Recently, council members and I rallied to complete a whole house renovation project (in eleven days) for Rachelle Friedman and Chris Chapman. Click Here to see the coverage that was on the Today Show and Click Here for an article in the News & Observer. More coverage of the whole project aired on "George To The Rescue" show on NBC April 2nd, 2012.
The talent, generosity and compassion of this group is outstanding. This is one of the reasons that I feel a huge sense of pride seeing the great work of our Remodelers Council as well as being a part of the team that makes projects like these happen.
About: News: A Worthy Upgrade: HBA Remodelers Council enhances kitchen at Raleigh shelter by Lara P. Wilson
The Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County is committed to various charity and community service events as a way to support homeownership. So when the opportunity arose for the organization’s Remodelers Council to contribute to a worthy cause — upgrading the kitchen at the New Bern House, part of the Helping Hand Mission — the choice was an easy one.
The New Bern House is a 9,200-square-foot transitional home and food shelter that serves an average of 100 to 300 meals per day to both its residents and those hurt by economic conditions. Time and years had left its kitchen with holes in the floors and walls, minimal working appliances, limited storage, and an uncomfortable work space. So last fall, the council gave the mission house a significant kitchen upgrade.
“The New Bern House provides a family with stability during times of uncertain transition,” says Nathan “Doc” Harley, Ph.D., assistant director of Helping Hand Mission. “We can house up to 65 residents, where most are small families, so the kitchen plays a vital role in this facility both for our residents and the homeless, who we also serve.” Read more...