Chuck Wiggins, Construction Resources Construction Resources is giving a shout out to an amazing employee at Atlanta Glass & Mirror. Chuck Wiggins has been working hard over the years, and we are proud to have such a dedicated worker on our team.

Chuck Wiggins has been the General Manager with Atlanta Glass & Mirror since 2001. His main responsibilities include purchasing, oversee payroll and managing everyone. He says that being close friends with his colleagues makes working here very enjoyable. “I have a lot of close friends that I have grown up with, everyone is great to work with,” explained Chuck. Read More→

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Home for the HolidaysAtlanta’s favorite wintertime tradition is back with the Home for the Holidays designer showcase and marketplace. Formerly known as the Christmas House, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays is an annual showcase where visitors are invited to tour a beautiful home designed by the city’s leading designer industries. This year, Construction Resources installed stunning countertops to many rooms in this home inspired by the 1890s to 1920s English Arts and Crafts style of Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Many of our stones were installed in several rooms including many bathrooms, the kitchen and pantry, main level bar and in the upstairs and main level laundry. For the bathrooms, the Arabescato Marble, Calacatta Gold Marble and Bianco Levantina were used to create a luxurious spa-like retreat. In the kitchen, the wonderful Taj Mahal Quartzite was used for the countertops, pantry and back splash. In the upstairs and main level laundry, the modern silver soapstone was used for a clean look. Read More→

Sunshine on a Ranney Day's Austin and HannahTo many around Georgia, Saturday, Nov. 1 was just a regular day, and a cold one at that. But, for two special kids and their families in Cumming, their lives were full of warmth and happiness as Sunshine on a Ranney Day revealed their home’s makeover. Construction Resources is honored to have had a hand in the project, donating granite vanity tops and sinks for Hannah and Austin’s accessible bathroom.

Hannah and Austin are a very unique brother and sister. In 2009, at the age of five, Hannah was diagnosed with a rare neuromuscular disorder called Friedreich’s Ataxia. This life-altering disorder causes muscle weakness and loss of coordination in the arms and legs requiring wheel chair utilization, vision and hearing impairments, slurred speech, diabetes, aggressive scoliosis and a life threatening heart disease called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Now, in her preteen years, Hannah is in a wheel chair and wears a back brace.

This horrific disease is genetic; however, when Austin was younger, he had not shown any signs and testing was delayed. That all changed three years later when Austin was playing soccer and his parents noticed the familiar struggle for him to manage his own feet. Shortly after, Hannah’s brother was diagnosed with the same disease.

Sunshine on a Ranney Day, a non-profit organization based in Atlanta dedicated to creating dream room makeovers for children with long-term illnesses, heard about the siblings and decided to renovate spaces in Hannah and Austin’s current home. Renovations included making the home wheel-chair accessible by adding a ramp, widening doorways, installing appropriate hardwood flooring and more. The Azul Platino granite vanity tops and Chemcore Lotus sinks from Construction Resources were even installed at lower level, allowing Hannah and Austin to have easy access.

Today, Hannah and Austin have a space where they can feel safe, comfortable and relaxed. To find out more about Hannah and Austin’s story, visit www.sunshineonaranneyday.com. For more information about Construction Resources, visit www.crhomeusa.com.

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Construction Resources, new baby VictoriaTwo new birthdays are being celebrated at Construction Resources as we celebrate the birth of two precious babies from our hardworking employees, Simone and Angelique! We are very excited to hear that Victoria and Coleman James have been born healthy and beautiful babies!

Baby Victoria was born on October 30 at eight pounds, five ounces and 20 inches long. This is Simone’s fourth child and a wonderful surprise. Victoria will be joining her older, teenage brother and tween twin sisters. Simone works in the billing department at Construction Resources, and we are excited for her and her gorgeous girl. Both Simone and Victoria are healthy and very happy.Construction Resources, new baby Coleman James

Coleman James was born on November 4 at eight pounds, three ounces and 21 inches long. AngeliquConstruction e is very delighted for her second child, and Coleman James’ new big sister is happy too! Before taking off for maternity leave, Angelique worked at the Construction Resources’ Home Design Center as the Design Director. When she returns, she will be returning in a sales capacity.

Please join us as we celebrate the birth of these two precious babies, and congratulations to the happy moms, Simone and Angelique! You both are terrific employees and wonderful mothers, and we are thrilled for both of you. Happy Birthday to Victoria and Coleman James from your Construction Resources family!

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White Marble from Vermont Quarries CorporationConstruction Resources is proud to announce there has been a shipment of large slabs of gorgeous white marble from Vermont Quarries Corporation, the most prestige producers of white marble in North America. We are excited to now have four distinctive colors of this beautiful and durable stone.

The four new colors will allow buyers to update their kitchens or bathrooms with classic elegance. There are many different options to consider when choosing the perfect slab of marble to put in your home. The veins of the marble can be different colors as well as in a variety of sizes, from a light to medium veining or a medium to heavy veining. The cut of the slab is also important and impacts the direction of the veins. Read More→

Counters for a Cause truckConstruction Resources is proud to announce a $5,879 donation to Homes for Our Troops after its recent Counters for a Cause sale during October 24 and 25.

This year marked the fourth annual Counters for a Cause event designed to raise funds for specially built homes for severely injured soldiers returning from active duty. The two-day special sales event involved discounted name brand products and other promotional deals with a portion of sales going to Homes for Our Troops.

“We are really pleased with how well the event went this year,” said Sonny Hires, co-owner of Construction Resources. “We had a high community response and are so excited to be able to make this kind of donation.”

Giveaways included a free Cambria cheeseboard or a free faucet to the first 10 countertop purchasers. Special sale prices were available for countertops, vanity tops, bath tubs, tile, carpet, hardwood, showers, shower wraps and more.

To date, Homes for Our Troops has built 168 specially adapted homes and has 53 home construction projects underway across the nation. Starting November 8 through December 20, Homes for Our Troops will host individual ceremonies with 10 veterans as they receive keys to their new homes in time for Christmas.

For those unable to attend the event in October but still interested in supporting Homes for Our Troops, donations may be made online at www.hfotusa.org. For more information about Construction Resources, visit www.crhomeusa.com.

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Consumers' Choice Award 2014The VoteAtlanta.Biz campaign to determine Atlanta’s favorite local businesses has concluded with over 15, 000 votes, and Construction Resources, Inc. is proud to announce that Atlanta Kitchen, Inc. has been recognized as a Consumers’ Choice award recipient, winning the 2014 Custom Countertop Supplier/Installer award.

Through nominations, voting surveys and an ethic review, the Consumers’ Choice Award is dedicated to identifying and promoting businesses that exemplify superior customer service, integrity and professionalism. Additionally, for over 25 years, the Consumers’ Choice Award has been considered a business seal of excellence that represents trust and loyalty of customers.

“We are very honored that Atlanta consumers have voted once again for Atlanta Kitchen, Inc. as one of their favorite local businesses,” stated Mitch Hires, co-owner of Construction Resources. “We always strive for the best customer service satisfaction, and we will continue to do so.”

Held at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center, winners will be attending the Atlanta 2014 Consumers’ Choice Award Winner’s event to celebrate on Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014.

During this event, Brian Carter of The Brian Carter Group will be the keynote speaker. Carter is one of the best known names in digital marketing and social media and is respected as an international authority on how organizations can generate better business results using digital marketing.

For more information about Construction Resources, please visit www.crhomeusa.com.

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Cambria CollybrookeConstruction Resources is proud to announce the renovation of the Cambria Gallery in Alpharetta, Georgia. Set to reopen in late November, this gallery will display vignettes with selective Cambria countertops. The gallery will host many Cambria designs from their Waterstone, Coastal, Desert and Marble Collections.

The Waterstone Collection brings together dynamic designs inspired by the stormy relationship between sea and shore. Featured in the Waterstone Collection, the Berwyn is a beautiful stone with swirls of whites, ivories and creams with subtle gray veins and delicate shimmers of gold and silver. The Hollinsbrook design will make a bold statement to any room. The black, chestnut, gray and white colors intertwine to create the look of water tumbling over rocks. For a subtle pop, the Nevern provides a striking contrast of creamy taupes and browns with wisps of berry and a silver shimmer that flows beautifully together. Read More→

Recently, team members from Construction Resources traveled to Minnesota for a two day event at Cambria University. Cambria UniversityThey had a great time and learned more about the products and services that Cambria has to offer.

Comprised of facility tours and classes, the team was treated to tours of the manufacturing plant in La Seur, the fabrication facility in Belle Plaine and the New Sweden Dairy. Students learned about the Davis family, the founders of Cambria, and their history in the food ingredient and cheese industry where strict FDA standards for food transferred into a successful quartz countertop business. Additionally, students gained insight into the Cambria name. The Davis’ Welsh heritage and the love of the Cambria Mountains led to the naming of Cambria, and UK cities and towns are used as names and inspirations for new Cambria designs. Read More→

HomeAid AtlantaConstruction Resources, Inc. is honored to announce that it will once again be partnering with HomeAid Atlanta to aid in the construction of Rainbow Village. The company’s Atlanta Glass & Mirror, Inc. will be donating vanity mirrors, wire shelving and bath hardware; Atlanta Marble Mfg., Inc. will be installing cultured marble vanity tops for the project; Atlanta Kitchen, Inc. will be supplying Corian kitchen tops and Builders Floor Covering & Tile will be doing the flooring.

HomeAid is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building transitional homes for temporarily homeless families and individuals. This project will be the organization’s third apartment building at Rainbow Village, a long-term housing community for homeless families in north metro Atlanta. The six-unit apartment building will add 36 beds for families in need. Each apartment will include three bedrooms, kitchen, living room and two bathrooms.

Most of the residents at Rainbow Village are women who have fled lives full of domestic violence and poverty. While staying at Rainbow Village, residents can find refuge, recover and learn how to rebuild their lives with support from a community-based family surrounding them.

Construction is set to begin in October as part of Phase III of Rainbow Village’s “Building strong communities, one family at a time.” Once completed, the campus will have 30 family “villages” with a community center and family service center.

With the goal to break the cycles of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence, Rainbow Village will teach adults and children how to believe in themselves again as they start a new chapter in their lives.

For more information on the services offered by Construction Resources and Atlanta Glass and Mirror, visit www.CRHomeUSA.com. To find out more about HomeAid Atlanta, please visit www.homeaidatlanta.org.

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