Vermont Marble Choosing a countertop for the kitchen can be a daunting task. There are many stones to choose from including granite, quartz, travertine, limestone and more! With so many choices, how can you decide on just one? For many years, marble has been the preferred stone for those who want a luxurious gourmet kitchen with an elegant touch. Construction Resources’ Vermont Quarries offers beautiful marble stone that is sure to add such elegance to any kitchen.

Marble is a rock that is made from limestone that has been subjected to pressure for a long period of time. This pressure is what turns the limestone into marble. Like all marble, the Vermont Marble is a durable material that will last a long time. Another interesting quality about marble is the absorption rate. Some marbles have a low absorption rate, lower than many types of granite, which is an important aspect when considering a countertop for your kitchen. Read More→

Todd Robertson, Vermont QuarriesAt Construction Resources, we love renovating a room and giving it new personality. With paints, flooring and tiles you can create any mood you want! Same goes for countertops in the kitchen. Countertops are wonderful because not only are there many different types of durable material, but they also come in an array of color and designs. Many love granite; however, why not chose a different stone that will be just as durable and beautiful? Marble is an elegant stone that has been trending for years and is also used in Europe! Interior Designers and Builders are welcome to learn more about this classic stone at our Marble Use in the Kitchen event, a presentation at Construction Resource’s Home Design Center. On Jan. 21, designers and builders can visit our design center in Decatur, Georgia to hear a presentation from Todd Robertson from Vermont Quarries. The presentation will begin at 10 a.m. and will last till noon. During this presentation, you will learn about the increasing trend of marble use in the kitchen, the unique design elements that marble countertops have and the protective treatments to use on them. Plus, you will expand your ability to set the proper consumer expectation. There will be a Q&A segment after the presentation, and lunch will also be provided. This will be one event you don’t want to miss! Vermont Quarries is a prestige marble production company, producing stunning marble in North America. Todd has been working with Vermont Quarries for 16 years. Having been in the stone business for 21 years, previously the Director of Marketing for Colorado Yule Marble, Todd is very knowledgeable about marble and passionate about teaching others about this beautiful stone. To RSVP to this event, designers and builders can visit here. For more information about Construction Resources, visit www.crhomeusa.com. Originally posted on www.AtlantaRealEstateForum.com, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.
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Construction Resources is excited to announce they, along with Cambria, will be sponsoring the 18th Annual Atlanta Party presented by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Georgia Chapter. This gathering will be the perfect kick-off for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 from 9 p.m. to midnight at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in Las Vegas. Read More→

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Sunshine on a Ranney DayConstruction Resources brought sunshine to two special families this holiday with a toy drive. On Dec. 24, the toys were given to Hannah and her brother Austin along with Tashawn “Ta” and his sister Alissa. In the past, Atlanta Kitchen donated countertops to these families through Sunshine on a Ranney Day, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating dream rooms to children with long-term illnesses. We were excited to see their smiles once more as they opened their presents. Read More→

Cynthia Hurst, Builder Flooring Covering and Tile At Construction Resources, we enjoy working with people who have passion. Today, we are welcoming Cynthia Hurst to the Builders Flooring Covering and Tile team. Joining with over ten years in the tile and stone industry, we know Cynthia will exceed in her new role as the Buckhead Showroom manager and designer.

Cynthia’s role at the Buckhead Showroom is a big responsibility. Her daily tasks include overseeing the designs and products that are in the showroom and assisting sales representatives, homeowners, builders and remodelers. She enjoys being creative with her job and leading others to do the same. Read More→

Cambria at the AvalonConstruction Resources is excited to announce that it has installed beautiful Cambria countertops at Alpharetta’s newest attraction, Avalon. Throughout Avalon, brand new one to two bedroom apartments by North American Properties and single-family residences by Monte Hewett Homes are just seconds from the shops and restaurants. To give each of these spaces a distinctive look, Construction Resources used a variety of designs.

At the apartments, Cambria countertops were put in the fitness room, club room, leasing office and business office rooms and were installed by Atlanta Kitchen. In the fitness room, the Whitney creates a clean contemporary look. The white countertop is infused with glossy silver and gray specks. The club room features the elegant White Cliff, a pure white. This design lends a stunning backdrop for any décor. The Braemar was installed in the leasing office for a warm, elegant look. With gray, black and cream quartz crystals, the design is playful and contemporary. Additionally, for the business office conference rooms, the Newport brings subtle sophistication with a crisp white look. National Stoneworks also supplied the kitchen and bath countertops for the apartments.

In the single-family residences by Monte Hewett Homes, Atlanta Kitchen provided countertops for the kitchens and the bathrooms. The kitchens include the Cambria White Cliff, Bianca Venatino Marble, Statuario Marble, Fantasy Brown Marble, Cappuccino Marble, Silver Brown Wave Marble, Calacatta Gold Marble or Statuario Extra Marble. For the bathrooms, the Cambria Tenby Cream, Templeton, Whitehall, Cambria Cuddington, Devon, Torquay and White Cliff were installed. In addition, African Fantasy Marble, Statueto Marble, Calacatta Gold Marble, Arabescato Marble, Cappuccino Marble, Avalon Marble and the Viscount White Granite were used.

In addition to the countertops, Builders Floor Covering & Tile installed all of the flooring and tiling on the walls, including the fireplaces in the Monte Hewett single-family homes. Glass shower doors were also installed at the apartments at Avalon by Atlanta Glass & Mirror. These doors consisted of 80 inch tall, clear glass framed doors with chrome metal and 80 inch frameless doors with 3/8 inch clear glass and chrome metal.

For more information about the products at Cambria, visit www.cambriausa.com. For more information on Construction Resources, visit www.crhomeusa.com

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Atlanta Kitchen, Chad Brown At Construction Resources, we value and appreciate our employees. We would like to welcome back Chad Brown to the Atlanta Kitchen team! Working in the sales department, Chad will continue to concentrate on the Intown market.

After graduating college from the University of Georgia in 1995, Chad began his journey when he started working for Atlanta Kitchen 16 years ago. Two years later, Chad moved to another company, Hanson Aggregates, and was there for 14 years before coming back to Atlanta Kitchen.

“I like to sell and I really believe in the products that Construction Resources has available,” explains Chad. Chad’s main responsibility is being a representative of all of the products and educating the public about the products. Read More→

Karastan Designers of Distinction Construction Resources is proud to announce that Builders Floor Covering & Tile will be partnering with Karastan in a new design program to help drive new businesses to designers’ stores. The Designers of Distinction program will reward businesses with social media and website features through different levels of sales.

To enter this program, managers or designers must register online at www.karastan.com/designers. Once approved, there will be full access to the program. Designers will also enter the Karastan broadloom/bound carpet purchases on this site and be able to track their progress. Designers are encouraged to do this in their store to ensure they will be rewarded for their purchase. Read More→

Construction Resources, New Hire Abbey GibboneyConstruction Reserves is always looking for new talented team members. Just a couple of weeks ago, Builders Floor Covering and Tile had the pleasure of hiring a new Outside Sales Representative, Abbey Gibboney. With her past experience in design, we are confident Abbey will do a wonderful job in her new role!

Since starting with Builders Floor Covering and Tile, Abbey has been helping assist in the Buckhead showroom with the retail and designer clients. For the next couple of months, she will continue to familiarize herself with the products and meet with vendors. After, Abbey will focus on commercial designers and builders.

As an Outside Sales Representative, Abbey is responsible for meeting with clients and helping them select the best products suited for their projects and designing layouts. While helping to pick the best products, Abbey quotes projects, measures and will place necessary orders to meet the customer’s needs. Other responsibilities include ordering and supplying samples to the clients when needed, staying current with product knowledge, following up with leads and bringing in new leads, assisting with showroom walk-in traffic and looking for new ways to improve the business.

Abbey has immensely enjoyed her first days at Builders Flooring and Tile and meeting her new colleagues. “Everyone has been so friendly and helpful,” explains Abbey. “I do love the amount of teamwork I have observed over the past couple of weeks. It shows that everyone really does care about the success of the company and each other.”

Prior to working with Builders Floor Covering and Tile, Abbey graduated from Bauder College with an interior design degree. Upon graduation, Abbey worked for G&L Marble for eight years until their closing in 2010. Afterwards, she worked for Bottega Stone until her present job with us. These jobs have gained her experience and knowledge in helping designers, builders and architects with the selection and design of countertops, flooring and walls.

Abbey currently resides in Mableton with her amazing husband and three children, two beautiful daughters and a new handsome 3-month-old son. When she is not working, Abbey enjoys scrapbooking, reading, playing softball and spending as much time as she can with her family.

Join us in welcoming Abbey Gibboney to the Builders Floor Covering and Tile team!

For more information on the products and services offered at Construction Resources, visit www.crhomeusa.com.

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Atlanta Glass and Mirror at Quality EnclosuresConstruction Resources’ Atlanta Glass and Mirror is always staying on the latest trends in our growing industry. Recently, team members visited Quality Enclosures in New York to find out more about sand blasting on glass and its capabilities.

There, the team learned that new automatic blasting technology can create endless designs and achieve great detail. Quality Enclosures also taught the group that public demands for thicker glass, such as the new 1/2-inch Starphire glass doors, over the standard 3/8-inch glass is growing. In New York, customers are requesting the Starphire brand, also known as Ultra Clear, because it has a clean and clear edge instead of the traditional edge found in 3/8-inch standard glass. The team saw that this process was achieved by lower iron content in the substrate.

Atlanta Glass and Mirror is excited to share this information with customers that have already been interested in Starphire glass doors and with those that do not yet know about the brand. Benefits include a very clean and crystal clear surface, added integrity and a straighter installation because the product has less of a chance of bowing. Additionally, Starphire glass doors are outfitted with solid brass eight inch handles over the six inch hollow handles. Again, this gives a new experience of excellence over the standard 3/8-inch glass units.

In New York, the group also underwent a training session on HydroShield. This is glass protection that closes the “micro pores” and makes the glass super slick, not allowing water and soap containments to attach to the glass. Also, HydroShield glass protector on the front and back of the door assures that the door will stay bright and haze free, with proper care. Atlanta Glass and Mirror will now be offering HyrdroShield in its premier line, so ask for it on your next order!

Atlanta Glass and Mirror appreciates Quality Enclosures for allowing their team to stop by for a visit and looks forward to sharing new products with customers. For more information on Atlanta Glass and Mirror and Construction Resources, visit www.crhomeusa.com.

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