Artisan Group Trade ShowAs a member of the Artisan Group, we are excited to announce the success of their third annual Industry Trade Show and Membership Meeting in Austin, Texas. The April event allowed the Artisan Group’s members to share their best practices and showcase their companies through exhibitor booths. Attendees had the opportunity to display their booths, listen to a guest speaker and socialize and network over Texas music and barbeque.

The key note address was given by the author of “The Power of Understanding People,” Dave Mitchell. Mitchell is a powerful public speaker who uses engaging humor to emphasize the importance of team building and strong sales techniques. Afterwards, country music performances were provided by Django Walker and Grammy award winner Drew Womack. Read More→

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Stockett Tile & GraniteThis spring, Stockett Tile & Granite joined the Artisan Group, an elite North American network of 35 independent countertop professionals. Members own their own brands while also maintaining high fabrication credentials.

As a member ourselves, we know that this honor is exciting as it gives an edge to differentiate Stockett Tile & Granite in a competitive market. The company plans to exclusively offer the Artisan Group’s Artisan Stone Collection– the first and only granite countertop with a residential limited lifetime warranty.

This year marks Stockett Tile & Granite’s 40th year of business. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the company is known as the Valley’s leader in fabrication, installation and restoration of natural stone and tile. Read More→

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Piedmont HospitalConstruction Resources is pleased to announce that Atlanta Kitchen has recently finished installing high-end kitchen products at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital’s cafeteria, Collier Café. The cafeteria, which serves patients, visitors and hospital staff from 6:15 a.m. until 7 p.m., now features Cambria Sussex countertops at its center stage, self serve and veggie stations.

Cambria countertops have the look and feel of traditional granite but have non-porous stain-resistant surfaces. They are also stronger and more durable than granite, making them perfect for Collier Café’s abundance of daily traffic.

“When it comes to restaurants and dining areas, you cannot go wrong with Cambria countertops,” said Mitch Hires, co-owner of Construction Resources. “Whether they’re in a home kitchen or a hospital cafeteria, these beautiful countertops provide years of quality service.”

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital was named the top acute-care community hospital in metro Atlanta by U.S. News and World Report, and it consistently ranks among the top five metro Atlanta hospitals in patient satisfaction scores. With 488 beds, 1,000 physicians and 4,000 other health care professionals, this not-for-profit hospital sees thousands of people each day pass through its doors.

“Piedmont Hospital’s staff has always provided the Atlanta community with excellent and attentive health care, and we are proud to be able to provide the hospital with great kitchen products for its popular cafeteria,” said Hires. “Anyone interested in looking at all of Atlanta Kitchen’s Cambria countertops should visit one of our Georgia design centers in Decatur, Alpharetta, Atlanta or Buford.”

To learn more about Atlanta Kitchen and other products and services offered by Construction Resources, visit www.CRHomeUSA.com.

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Built to Honor homeThis spring, Construction Resources, Inc. has assisted with PulteGroup’s Built to Honor program in partnership with Operation FINALLY HOME, a non-profit that builds mortgage-free homes for wounded veterans. As a trade partner, the company donated and installed bathroom countertops in the newly-built, designer-decorated home in Sugar Hill for Army Sergeant Perry Haley and his family.

Surprised by the PulteGroup on a CNN segment in February, Sgt. Haley was selected for the program because of his honorable service to the country. He spent 13 years in the military after graduating from high school in 2000. He was injured while serving in Iraq and Korea and has also dealt with various health issues resulting from a brain tumor. Sgt. Haley has been commended for his commitment by receiving the Army Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the Army Superior Unite Award.

“When the PulteGroup asked us to be one of their trade partners, we were honored,” explained Mitch Hires, co-owner of Construction Resources. “Sgt. Haley has done so much for this country, and helping put this brave veteran and his family in their dream home is the least we can do. We hope our contribution to the program can help make a difference in the lives of this deserving family.”

Construction Resources’ Atlanta Marble Mfg., Inc. provided cultured marble countertops for the Haley family’s new home in Barrington Estates, a PulteGroup community in Sugar Hills off Suwanee Dam Road. The natural tone of the marble provides the home’s bathrooms with a sophisticated yet serene look. Marble is naturally softer than many types of countertops, so they will remain pristine with low maintenance for years to come. Additionally, Construction Resouces’ Atlanta Glass & Mirror installed framed mirrors, upgraded bath hardware, a nickel semi-frameless shower door and shelving.

“We are excited for the upcoming home turnover,” continued Hires. “It’s been such an amazing process, from the groundbreaking to construction to decorating. It will be such a blessing to help welcome the Haleys into their new home.”

Sgt. Haley and his wife Autumn have three daughters, Georgia, Eva and Hannah, ages 12, eight and three.

To learn more about PulteGroup’s Built to Honor program, visit their website at www.pultegroupinc.com.  For more information about Construction Resources and its products, visit www.CRHomeUSA.com.

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CR Home AlabamaConstruction Resources, multiple year winner of Consumers Choice awards and holder of the exclusive Marble Institute of America’s accreditation, is growing! This time through the opening of CR Home of Alabama, Inc. in Birmingham, Alabama to complement our four facilities in Atlanta, partners in Florida and satellite expansion in South Carolina.

Opening in June at 223 West Oxmoor Road, the CR Home of Alabama will be led by Lisa Chapman who brings over 25 years of experience in the countertop industry with her.  Read More→

Vern Yip Installation

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Last year, one of our two Florida companies, Florida Bath & Surfaces had the honor of installing Collybrooke by Cambria in interior designer Vern Yip’s beach house! The countertops will make a debut on Yip’s HGTV special, “Live in Vern’s House,” on Saturday, July 12 at 2 p.m.

Working with Yip, who has appeared on TLC’s Trading Spaces, was on the panel of judges for HGTV’s Design Star and hosted four seasons of HGTV’s Deserving Design, was a HUGE honor. He chose to install Collybrooke by Cambria because of their smooth, beach-worn feel – perfect for a beach house. Plus, he knew that Cambria is durable and more resistant to surface damage than other stone.

“Vern was a pleasure to work with from start to finish,” said Bob Schoen, President of Florida Bath and Surfaces. “We offered our expert advice and ensured that his countertops were installed on time with precision and care. The project turned out great, and we can’t wait to see our work on TV!” Read More→

Mellow Mushroom Cambria InstallConstruction Resources is excited to announce that Atlanta Kitchen has installed kitchen and bath products in the new Mellow Mushroom in downtown Cartersville. The restaurant, which features six different designs of Cambria countertops, opened Monday, June 2, 2014.

Sold and installed by Atlanta Kitchens, Cambria countertops look and feel like granite but have greater strength and durability, as well as a nonporous, stain-resistant surface, making them perfect for food preparation and dining. Out of approximately 100 designs to pick from, Mellow Mushroom chose Parys, Bristol Blue, Rosslyn, New Haven, Snowden White, Minera and Braemar quartz to top its bars and high top tables, as well as the host’s stand and the bathroom sinks.

“We’re proud to work with Mellow Mushroom and to be a part of their opening summer season,” said Mitch Hires, co-owner of Construction Resources. “Cambria countertops are one of our most popular construction items, and they look amazing with the restaurant’s chic and edgy décor.”

Mellow Mushroom opened its doors Monday in the heart of historic downtown Cartersville at 28 South Wall St. The front of the building, painted with a lively pink and purple swirl design, drew in many customers off the streets, as well as pizza enthusiasts who had come specifically for the opening. The inside of the restaurant is equally well-decorated, Mellow Mushroom Cartersvillefeaturing rock n’ roll and saloon-themed rooms, as well as a Parisian café-like balcony and porch.

“Anyone interested in looking at all of Atlanta Kitchen’s Cambria designs should visit one of our Georgia design centers in Decatur, Alpharetta, Atlanta or Buford,” said Hires.

To learn more about Atlanta Kitchen and other products and services offered by Construction Resources, visit www.CRHomeUSA.com.

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Alpharetta Atlanta KitchenAs much as we talk about the splendor of the 30,000 square foot design center and indoor slab gallery in Decatur, our other locations are ready to offer you the same level of quality service! Our Alpharetta location is very convenient for those north of the I-285 perimeter and offers amazing design services in a compact space.

Right from the entrance, you are greeted with displays of granite countertops, two walls of kitchen and bathroom models, and the many materials offered by Construction Resources. Visitors can browse countertops from Atlanta Kitchen, bath set ups from Atlanta Glass and Mirror, backsplashes, stainless steel and Silgranit sinks, various edge profiles, kitchen islands, tile sizes and ready-to-go mosaics, tub surrounds, and much more! The Construction Resources material displays showcase signature surfaces like Cambria, Vetrazzo, Piedrafina and Artisan Group surfaces, as well as a wide variety of granite options and materials by other top-tier countertop manufacturers. Read More→

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Karin VoycePart of what makes Construction Resources one of the most well-regarded and smoothly-running home improvement companies is that the family-owned and operated business actually works like a family, cherishing their members and helping them reach success together. We are proud to share information about one of the CRHome family members, Karin Voyce!

Karin Voyce works as the lead designer at the Alpharetta design center, and has been working in design, decor and home improvement in the Alpharetta and John’s Creek area for over a decade and found her home at Construction Resources three years ago. Karin’s proficiency in design runs in her blood, as was born into a family of homebuilders in the Florida Keys. With a homebuilder father and interior designer mother, Karin was learning the craft of making homes look their best throughout her childhood. Read More→

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Finance by Cambria home improvementAs a Lexus Partner of America’s finest quartz countertop product, Cambria, Construction Resources is proud to offer the Finance by Cambria option to give our customers flexible payment options for their home upgrade. The program is quick and friendly, and has a paperless application that can be completed during a showroom visit to help you expand your options while you work with one of our talented designers. Even better, you can know in as little as 10 minutes if your credit application is approved.

Finance by Cambria is an extraordinary program that offers up to $55,000 through a secure line between Cambria financing and Construction Resources. These loans are customer-friendly with no down payment, so you can start your home improvement project today. For upgrades, you could also make planned improvements with better materials or add-ons in one project rather than in stages, which can often lead to more disruption and design problems.

There are more benefits to the Finance by Cambria offers, including:

  • No application fees
  • No closing costs
  • No prepayment penalties
  • Same-as-Cash Loans
  • No Interest
  • No Required Monthly Payments
  • Reduced Interest Loans
  • 6.99% fixed interest rate
  • Five, seven and 10-year terms

On top of these great benefits, the money from the program can be used on Cambria countertops, cabinets, hardware and much more! To learn how you can take advantage of this offer, stop by one of our design centers today or you can visit the Finance by Cambria website!