Cambria at Parade of HomesConstruction Resources, an Atlanta based company that offers a variety of kitchen and bath products, is excited to announce that CR Home Alabama and its partner Ridgecrest Properties recently won a Gold award for their showcase home for the 2015 Birmingham Parade of Homes.

The luxury home is located in The Preserve master-planned community in Hoover. The 3,433 square foot, semi-custom home features four bedrooms and three baths. This marks the first time for Ridgecrest Properties to use Cambria in a Parade home and is the only Cambria-exclusive home in the entire Parade.

The 2015 Parade of Homes showcases beautiful homes, the latest new home features and the best in construction by the area’s top builders and construction professionals. The Parade takes place throughout the Birmingham Metropolitan area and is open to the public and free to tour.

CR Home is installing Cambria’s Torquay and Templeton designs in the home. An unassuming gray with tiny toffee-colored flecks, Templeton is both relaxed and rugged like the old stone cottages of Templeton Village. Torquay is an instant classic, offering a beautiful marble-like appearance that’s both posh and continental, much like this English Riviera town itself.

The Preserve, located in highly sought-after Hoover, is one of the South’s best-loved neighborhoods, with authentic southern Birmingham Parade of Homeshometown architecture, oversized sidewalks and porches to enjoy neighborly views, 250 acres of scenic trails through beautiful Alabama woodlands, parks and resort-style amenities.

CR Home Alabama has been rapidly growing, with expansions underway at its design center and operations facilities. In addition, all of the Construction Resources’ brands such as Cambria, Vetrazzo, Piedrafina and many more will be offered at this new location. For more information about CR Home of Alabama and the products and services it offers, visit www.CRHomeAL.com.

Originally posted on www.AtlantaRealEstateForum.com, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.

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Randy GilmoreAtlanta Glass & Mirror is thrilled to announce its newest team member. Randy Gilmore joins the Newnan location, the company’s newest division, as the Warehouse Manager and Dispatcher.

“I am ever excited to have Randy a part of our team,” says Joseph Horne, owner of Atlanta Glass & Mirror. “Randy brings us a wealth of experience and knowledge, and I know he will do us a great job leading the Newnan location.”

Randy attended DeVry Institute of Technology but still cheers on the Dawgs. He enjoys bass fishing, wood working and riding his Harley Davidson in his spare time. Read More→

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MIAConstruction Resources, an Atlanta based company that offers a variety of kitchen and bath products, is proud to announce that its Florida division, Florida Bath and Surfaces, Inc., has earned the coveted designation of Marble Institute of America (MIA) Accredited Natural Stone Fabricator. Accredited Natural Stone Fabricators are companies that fabricate and install natural dimension stone.

To become an Accredited Natural Stone Fabricator by the MIA, Florida Bath and Surfaces successfully completed three phases of application. Phase one was the completion of a lengthy application that required Florida Bath and Surfaces to provide various documents and references which ensure that it was in compliance with the 10 standards of accreditation as laid out by the MIA  Accreditation Commission. Phase two required the company’s qualifying agent to pass a 200 question multiple choice test. The exam tested the applicant’s knowledge and application of material usage, installation, fabrication, restoration, care and maintenance, administration, legal/contracts and jobsite and shop safety. The third phase was a comprehensive site visit, which included a facility review, document review and one or more installation site visits.

James A. (Jim) Hieb, CAE, Executive Vice President/CEO at the MIA said, “Florida Bath and Surfaces, Inc. is now able to proudly display the accreditation seal, symbolizing that they are among the finest in the natural stone industry with respect to craftsmanship, safety and business practices.”

Along with Construction Resources’ Atlanta Kitchen, Florida Bath and Surfaces joins a prestigious group of 78 total MIA Natural Stone Fabricators nationally.

For more information about Construction Resources and its products and services, visit www.crhomeusa.com.

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Caroline Sunshine on a Ranney Day Just like most teenage girls, Caroline loves shopping, make-up, cheerleading, going to the beach and Starbucks Frappuccinos. Born with a rare neuromuscular disease, Caroline has Arthogryposis along with other medical diagnoses that can make these simple tasks a challenge. Sunshine on a Ranney Day is back to create another fantastic room makeover for Caroline with the help of a few Construction Resources companies including Mohawk, Atlanta Kitchen and Builders Floor Covering and Tile.

Caroline relies on her family for assistance with daily activities; however, being a teenager means she also desires independence and privacy. Sunshine on a Ranney Day plans to make Caroline’s dream a reality by renovating her bedroom and her bathroom to accommodate her wheelchair.

For her new bedroom, Builder’s Floor Covering & Tile will be installing Mohawk’s SmartStrand Forever Clean Carpet in Crystal Stream. This luxurious gray carpet uses the most advanced fiber innovation for the highest level of beauty, comfort and performance available. With built-in Nanloc spill protection technology, cleanup is a breeze. To help make her bathroom more wheelchair-friendly, Atlanta Kitchen will be installing Cambria countertops at an appropriate height for Caroline. The Bellingham design will add elegance to Caroline’s bathroom with marble-like waves of dark grey and black swirls on a cream canvas. Read More→

Spring Clearance Sale 2015This weekend, make Mom happy and save BIG at our Spring Clearance Sale! On Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., stop by our design center located at 224 Rio Circle in Decatur to purchase products for kitchens and baths at discounted prices.

Our specials include:

•    15 percent off Cambria countertops in stock
•    25 percent off select Cambria designs
•    15 percent off all 12 Piedrafina Recycled Marble countertops in stock
•    Granite remnants from $19 per square foot – ready to install
•    Stainless steel sinks from $19 Read More→

frameless shower glass doorAtlanta Glass & Mirror, a Construction Resources company, offers home owners a variety of products for the perfect home renovation. As the design center for Atlanta Glass & Mirror, the CR Home Design Center is a one-stop-shop for any home buyer’s needs and installations.

From a traditional framed vanity mirror to a modern glass wall, Atlanta Glass & Mirror offers a wide selection to choose from. Glass products, mirrors and hardware are the icing on the cake for bathrooms or kitchens. For the master retreat, no shower or tub is complete without the perfect glass door. As an exclusive to Atlanta Glass & Mirror, the Tuxedo Series offers a sliding glass door, semi-frameless glass door or the heavier, frameless style shower doors. In the kitchen, adding glass to a few cabinets is a wonderful way to showcase your beautiful china! Atlanta Glass & Mirror offers distinctive art glass panes with different finishes. Choose from Baroque, a swirling pattern, Seedy, elongated bubbles evoking an antique look, or anything in between! With so many choices, it’s easy to add style and personality to your kitchen. Read More→

Construction Resources Cambria CountertopTo celebrate Earth Day, Construction Resources invites you to go green with environmentally-friendly countertops. Piedrafina, Vetrazzo and Cambria countertops are all made from recycled materials. Not only are these products perfect for Earth Day, they are also the perfect choice for your next kitchen or bath renovation!

Created with recycled marble, Piedrafina is a luxurious countertop material that is easy on the environment and on the budget. Piedrafina Marble combines nature with innovative engineering and provides 13 stunning colors in the ideal size and quality. Construction Resources even has the exclusive rights to all 13 colors in the Southeast! Read More→

Haley Carroll Atlanta Kitchen Haley Carroll joins Construction Resources as the new Design Consultant at the Design Center for Atlanta Kitchen, a Construction Resources company.

Haley is passionate about art and design, and as a Design Consultant, she works with clients to help them fulfill their visions for kitchen and bath renovations.  Whether a client is just updating a few products or creating an entirely new space, Haley enjoys seeing the designs and helping the products come together to personalize a room that meets the client’s vision.

“I enjoyed helping my parents when they were building their home. Seeing it all come together from the ground up was fun. In high school, I always loved art, but I played travel soccer so I never had time to really focus on art or design. When I decided I did not want to play soccer in college anymore, I looked at the ending of my soccer career as an opportunity to finally explore something that I was always passionate about,” says Haley. Read More→

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Mohawk's SmartStrand carpet for Sunshine on a Ranney Day renovation.

Determined to bring joy and sunshine to a precious four-year-old girl, Mohawk Flooring is partnering once again with the nonprofit organization, Sunshine on a Ranney Day, to create a dream room makeover for Grace Cantrell. Mohawk Flooring will donate Dramatic Flair carpet in Artist’s Canvas, a beautiful neutral color that will be perfect for Grace’s new room.

Mohawk’s Dramatic Flair carpet is designed with SmartStrand Forever Clean technology and offers the highest level of beauty, comfort and performance available. This carpet uses Nanoloc spill protection technology and is the only carpet with permanent built-in stain and soil protection for quick and easy cleanup. The soft and luxurious carpet is made with renewable plant-based materials such as Dupont™ Sorona® polymer, which is OEKO-TEX® certified free from harmful substances. Not only does this help reduce energy consumption in manufacturing, but SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet is safe and healthy for your home. Read More→

ASO Decorator Showhouse AtlantaSpring has arrived in Georgia with flowers blooming, warmer weather and the opening of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Decorator’s Showhouse event. Mark your calendar to attend “Château Soleil,” the 2015 Show House from April 18 to May 10.  This year marks the 45th anniversary of this event and Construction Resources is pleased that product from Atlanta Glass & Mirror can be seen at the French-style estate.

Atlanta Glass & Mirror installed frameless shower doors in one of the bathrooms in this majestic home. Frameless shower doors really showcase the beautiful tile shower while creating a spacious roomy feel. This product provides a perfect solution for homes of any price point.  Known as an Atlanta spring tradition and the largest event of its kind in the Southeast the ASO Decorator’s Showhouse features the grand estate that was built in 1998 by architect William T. Baker. His representation of European-style craftsmanship can be seen throughout this home. Sitting on two beautifully landscaped acres, this French estate boats a 14,000 square-feet featuring six bedrooms, seven baths, hour half-baths, three family rooms, a separate library and study, a 26-foot domed marble entrance and a Versailles-inspired grand living room with a regal marble fireplace and dining room with 16-foot ceilings. The outdoors is just as grand with a terraced garden that compliments the saline swimming pool with walking paths and large motor court at the entrance of the estate.

Those who wish to beat the crowd can visit this European estate on Opening Night on April 17. During this event, guests will be a part of a ribbon cutting ceremony, house tour, dinner and silent auction. Special guests will also make an appearance including Atlanta-based designer, Vern Yip who has appeared on TLC’s Trading Spaces and on HGTV. Tickets for this grand event are $150 and can be purchased here.

This ASO Decorator Showhouse is open for tours from April 18 to May 10 on Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets for this event are $30 per person and available immediately at Advanced Ticket Locations across metro Atlanta or at the door. All proceeds from this event support the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its community outreach and education programs. During this event, children under eight are not allowed and flat shoes must be worn. Parking is not available at the house nor on the street or in the surrounding neighborhood. Free parking is available at the Medici and Forum buildings with a complimentary shuttle service.

For more information about the ASO Decorator’s Showhouse event, visit www.decoratorsshouse.org. 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.