Summerhill from Cambria's Coastal Collection that will be used in Melissa Carter's kitchen remodelIf you listen to the radio in the mornings, then you’ve probably heard Melissa Carter from B98.5FM talking about how much she loves Cambria lately. And with Cambria’s 124 trend-setting, durable designs, what’s not to love?

On a recent trip to the Cambria Gallery in Buckhead, Melissa got to see Cambria’s diverse design palette and the kitchen and bath vignettes that showcase the wide variety of uses for Cambria in the home. Melissa was impressed with the full-size stone slabs on display and had a blast playing with the light table, saying she would secretly use it when her son wasn’t looking. Don’t worry, Melissa, we won’t tell!

Melissa loved Cambria so much, that she was inspired to use it in her own home. After making a tough decision, Melissa chose the Summerhill design from Cambria’s Coastal Collection for her kitchen countertops. Cambria’s long-time fabrication partner, Atlanta Kitchen, will be installing the materials in her redesigned kitchen.

Be sure to stay tuned for updates during Melissa’s kitchen remodel and to see the finished product. To see a video of Melissa and the light table in the Buckhead Cambria Gallery, visit the Construction Resources Facebook page.

Experience the beauty of Cambria in person, and have some fun with the light table like Melissa did, by visiting the new Cambria Gallery in Buckhead located across the street from the Buckhead Atlanta Retail District and a few doors down from the Buckhead Theatre. Cambria Gallery at Buckhead Atlanta is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Sunday.

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Emily NuckolsThe Construction Resources team is growing again! The company is excited to welcome Emily Nuckols to the CR Home Design Center in Decatur. As a design consultant, she will help customers select the perfect products for their kitchen and bath needs.

This Santa Barbara, California native brings over 13 years of design experience to the team. Emily attended Santa Barbara City College and recently worked at the corporate level of a large home retailer. There, she supported kitchen designers and customers across the country.

“With a strong foundation in the residential and commercial building and remodeling industry, Emily will be a fantastic asset to our company,” said Mitch Hires, co-owner of Construction Resources. “We are certain that our customers will appreciate her design knowledge and expertise as much as we do.” Read More→

Construction Resources installs Cambria Praa Sands conference table at Emory University's newly-redesigned MARBL In the heart of Emory University’s main Atlanta campus is the Robert W. Woodruff Library; and on the highest floor of that building you’ll find the Manuscript, Archives and Rare Books Library (MARBL). This closed-stacks library is a place where students, faculty, scholars and visitors from the Atlanta community can browse rare books and other primary source materials. 

To match the distinction of, and to encourage engagement with the unique collections, MARBL recently underwent a transformation that will allow a rediscovery of the importance of this library. The newly-renovated space features an expanded reading room, interactive exhibit areas, panoramic views of the University and the Atlanta skyline and many other beautiful and technologically-advanced additions. Read More→

Proud Supporter HomeAid AtlantaAs a proud partner of HomeAid Atlanta, Construction Resources is excited to announce the completion of a new apartment building at Rainbow Village in Duluth. The company’s Atlanta Glass & Mirror, Inc. donated vanity mirrors, wire shelving and bath hardware; Atlanta Marble Mfg., Inc. put in cultured marble vanity tops; Atlanta Kitchen, Inc. supplied Corian kitchen tops and Builders Floor Covering & Tile installed the flooring.

“HomeAid’s efforts, with the support of donors like Construction Resources, helped save Rainbow Village approximately $225,000 on overall construction costs!” said Jean Hilyard, Director of Community Engagement for HomeAid Atlanta. “That money will go a long way in helping resident families.”

Rainbow Village is a transitional housing community for homeless families with children. Most of the heads of households are women fleeing lives of domestic violence and poverty. Rainbow Village offers a long-term program that includes support services for families, such as life skills training, character building, counseling, career development, after-school programs, financial education and more. The new three-story, six-unit building will add 36 beds to the campus. Each apartment includes three bedrooms, a kitchen, living room and two bathrooms.

For the past 14 years, HomeAid Atlanta’s core belief has been that every individual has worth, human dignity and deserves the basic provision of shelter as a necessity of life. The organization works in partnership with the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, as well as companies like Construction Resources. To date, HomeAid Atlanta has completed 53 housing, remodel and care day projects.

“We have enjoyed working with HomeAid and look forward to seeing the continuation of great, life-changing programs at Rainbow Village,” said Sonny Hires, co-owner of Construction Resources. “We hope that our contribution will help famRainbow Villageilies craft a new life, knowing that the whole community is behind them with love and support.”

For more information about Construction Resources, visit For more details about HomeAid Atlanta and its services, visit

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New Brittanicca design from Cambria's Marble CollectionIn continuation of its commitment to producing beautiful, industry-leading designs, Cambria has recently announced the expansion of its Marble Collection with the unveiling of two new designs. With the addition of Ella and Brittanicca, the extensive Cambria palette totals 124 stunning designs within eight collections.

“Cambria’s palette remains second to none in the industry and is the result of hard work, American ingenuity and continuous innovation that have become the hallmark of Cambria,” said Peter Martin, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Partner Services.

That ingenuity is apparent in the new Ella and Brittanicca designs, where Cambria has revolutionized its production process to infuse veining throughout the thickness of the entire slab, creating a superior appearance and edge detail.

Ella and Brittanicca offer customers the timeless, sophisticated look of marble at the same price point without the worry of constant maintenance.  Featuring a dimensional lattice of dove-gray streams throughout a cloudy marbled backdrop, Ella provides a delicate touch of elegance that will brighten up any room. For a moreNew Ella design from Cambria's Marble Collection dramatic look, Brittanicca’s velvety marbled background of neutral white makes the intertwining gray streams and ashen veins with veiled charcoal sparkles pop.

“The beauty you see in our new designs represents a dedication to the art of stone no one else can match,” said Martin.

Cambria offers the broadest design palette available and is the largest, most preferred stone source for homeowners, retailers, architects, contractors and designers.

The new samples are now available for order online at More information about Cambria installations can be found at Customers can also see the beauty of Ella and Brittanicca at the new Cambria Gallery in Buckhead, located across the street from the Buckhead Atlanta Retail District and a few doors down from the Buckhead Theatre at 3096 Roswell Road.

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Construction Resources Hosts ASID's Wine Wednesday event at the new Cambria Gallery in BuckheadOn August 5, Construction Resources hosted the American Society of Interior Designers’ (ASID) Wine Wednesday event at the Cambria Gallery in Buckhead. Guests of the networking event included members of ASID, industry partners, students and those considering a membership with the organization.

As guests mingled, they enjoyed wine, appetizers and a presentation on workplace design trends by Craig Anderchak of VeenendaalCave, an Atlanta-based interior design firm that offers a full range of interior planning and design services.

Those in attendance loved hearing Anderchak’s discussion, noting that they could have listened to him present all night. Highlights of the presentation included learning about the “three C’s” that define the workspace: collaboration, concentration and community. “These three C’s can be seen at Construction Resources and its affiliated companies,” said Antonette Copeland, Design Director of Construction Resources. Read More→

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Transform your laundry room with beautiful, hard-working Cambria and these organization tipsWe all know how quickly laundry can pile up, so why not have a beautiful surface to put it all on? For those with Cambria in their laundry room, laundry is transformed from an undesirable chore to an activity they can look forward to.

Cambria creates unique quartz surfaces that are as hard-working as you are, without compromising beauty or elegance. And with more than 126 designs to choose from, the possibilities for your dream laundry room are endless.

Surfaces crafted by Cambria are made to stand up to the scratches, stains and stresses of everyday life. Made with 93 percent pure quartz, American-made Cambria can withstand more wear and tear than granite countertops that are made with porous, weaker materials. Cambria’s durability also means you can be more creative with it, making it the perfect addition to any room of your home.

Countertops are magnets for germs, but because Cambria is nonporous and nonabsorbent, they don’t harbor bacteria. Additionally, Cambria gives off no harmful emissions of any kind, making it one of the safest surfaces for use in your home.

Caring for Cambria is also easy. There’s no need for periodic sealing, polishing or reconditioning; all you need is warm water and mild soap to maintain the beauty of your countertops.

Keep up the look of your laundry room with cabinets and shelving that complement your new countertops and can hold all your laundry and cleaning supplies. Organization bins on open shelves help maintain a streamlined look and can hold smaller items such as a sewing kit, safety pins and all those missing socks. If you’re doing laundry for the whole family, personalized laundry baskets will help keep everything organized. For those items of clothing that just can’t stand the heat, a fold-out drying rack is the perfect space-spacing addition to any laundry room.

Find the perfect surface for your laundry room or other at-home projects at the new Cambria Gallery in Buckhead located across the street from the Buckhead Atlanta Retail District and a few doors down from the Buckhead Theatre. Customers can stroll through the Cambria Gallery and view the endless ways to incorporate Cambria into a home. For more information on Cambria installations, visit

Nico de OlanoConstruction Resources, Inc. is proud to announce that Nico de Olano has joined Atlanta Kitchen as its newest Cambria Brand Officer. He will be responsible for promoting the Cambria brand to builders and deepening relationships with current customers.

Nico de Olano will also work closely with the sales team to drive traffic to the new Cambria Gallery in Buckhead. To do so, he will help plan and host events at the gallery so that attendees can experience the Cambria difference.

“We welcome Nico to the Construction Resources family and look forward to working with him to grow the Cambria brand,” stated Mitch Hires, co-owner of Construction Resources. “He is an all-star when it comes to sales and will be a huge asset to our team.”

Growing up in Spain, de Olano went to high school in Santiago, Chile and earned a degree in International Business and Economics from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Before joining Atlanta Kitchen, he worked for four years at McDonald’s Corp. in operations. There, he ran multiple business units including $2.6, $3.1 and $4.2 million restaurants. His accomplishments include breaking sales records by taking a restaurant to over $4 million in sales, a first in the Georgia market; and changing an underperforming restaurant with several years of negative sales to one ranked first in growth in the Georgia market with cash flow increasing over 20 percent from the previous year. It now ranks 196th out of 1,790 corporate restaurants.

Before McDonald’s, de Olano worked at Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and served as the district manager for the Marietta market. There, he was a top producer and brought more than 160 companies on board to ADP’s suite of services.

He has three children, ranging in age from nine months to four years, and a tri-athlete wife, Mila, who is originally from Brazil. de Olano spends his time off trying to keep up with them and likes to hunt, fish, read, bike, boat and travel.

For more information on the products and services provided by Construction Resources, visit For more details about the Cambria Gallery in Buckhead, click here.

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Enjoying a Minnesota Twins game from the Cambria Suite on the Cambria Experience TripRecently, a team of builders and designers went on a one-of-a-kind trip to the Cambria production facility in Le Sueur, Minnesota. Held on July 8 and 9, the Cambria Experience Trip gave them a chance to see the production process of the beautiful countertops for which Cambria is known.

Led by Atlanta Kitchen Director of Cambria Sales Leah Carson and Cambria GA Market Representative Blake Belue, the group had a fantastic time. Attendees included builders Randy Glazer and Bob Fitzgerald, salesperson for Construction Resources Paul Reckamp, Bill Fielder of Commercial Cabinetry and Tom Marrietta.

Tatiana Brose, a designer for the Construction Resources showroom, and Cambria Brand Officer Nico de Olano were also in attendance and couldn’t wait to share their experience in a Q&A: Read More→

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Moen representatives visit Construction Resources to talk about product innovations MotionSense and M-PACTMoen, a revolutionary faucet brand bringing reliable products and timeless styles to North America for more than 75 years, recently stopped by Construction Resources to talk about their products and design innovations. Topics of the presentation included the MotionSense and M-PACT lines, bringing thoughtful and convenient designs to Atlanta new homes.

Because life gets messy sometimes, Moen designed an intuitive, hands-free faucet that makes performing tasks in the kitchen as easy as a wave of the hand. Set the water in motion by waving your hand over the Wave Sensor at the top of the spout, and turn it off by waving your hand over the sensor again. At the base of the faucet, the Ready Sensor identifies when a cup or your hand is placed beneath the spout and only runs water until you exit the sensor zone. This product’s ingenuity is continued to the handle, where you can adjust the temperature and water flow to your comfort level. Even when the handle is in the off position, a safety feature resets the water temperature so it’s never too hot. If the batteries die or the power goes out, the faucet can still be used. To learn more about MotionSense faucets from Moen, visit

For those who would like to update the look of their home and don’t want to call a plumber or perform invasive labor, the M-PACT line from Moen is the perfect solution. Using just two simple tools, you can update and enhance your bathroom style without replacing any of the plumbing. This innovative system is available in a variety of styles and finishes, so you can change things up in your home just as often as you change your personal style. Visit for more information about the M-PACT line.

Construction Resources offers a full line of sinks and faucets and is a proud carrier of Moen products. Customers can personally experience the convenience and beauty of MotionSense faucets at Construction Resources’ Design Center in Decatur at 224 Rio Circle. For more information on Construction Resources and its products, visit

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