Ed GarrettWith over six years at Atlanta Glass & Mirror, Ed Garrett has made a huge impact on Construction Resources. A natural leader, Ed is the dispatch manager for 14 crews. We cannot be more proud to have him on our team!

A native Atlantan, Ed went to college in Flint, Michigan to study industrial engineering. He moved back to Atlanta because he didn’t like the cold. In 1974, he started as a warehouseman at a Mary Kay distribution center in Tucker for $2.50 per hour. Every time he tried to leave to go back to school, they gave him a raise and promotion. His boss, a part-time minister, decided to leave to go into ministry full time, so the company’s vice president instructed Ed to hold the warehouse together until they could fill the position. Ed wound up running the warehouse as regional distribution manager for 20 years. Read More→

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Wine WednesdayJoin us at the Cambria Gallery in Buckhead for Wine Wednesday on September 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is a chance for you to see our amazing Cambria products while you unwind with a bottle of wine.

“We’re so excited to bring this amazing opportunity for people to network and enjoy themselves, while relaxing at the same time,” said Nico de Olano, our Cambria Brand Officer. “We hope that everyone enjoys our gallery and has a great experience.”

The Cambria Gallery opened this past summer in July. Cambria is an exclusive family-owned, America-made natural quartz producer in North America. The Cambria Gallery offers 126 Cambria designs, the broadest selection of quartz designs available in the world. Read More→

Jessica TilseConstruction Resources, Inc. is excited to welcome Jessica Tilse to the team as the new Cambria Gallery Manager. She will handle the day-to-day operations of the Cambria Gallery in Buckhead, which opened in July.

A Georgia native, Tilse went to Chattahoochee Tech and Kennesaw University before moving to New York City for work. Prior to Construction Resources, she worked for SCI as an Area Sales Manager. There, Tilse assisted with branding and public speaking engagements along with training and selling with her sales staff. Before working for SCI, she started her career in real estate over 15 years ago as a sales agent for a new home builder. Tilse was promoted to the Internet Marketing Manager for the southeast. She worked closely with the marketing department and helped with online marketing, SEO and creating marketing collateral for the region.

“With a strong background in sales and marketing, Jessica has a unique way of understanding our business, as well as seeing the creative side of projects too,” said Mitch Hires, co-owner of Construction Resources. “She was the perfect candidate for us to put in charge of the new gallery, and we know that she will make it one of the bests.”

An East Cobb resident, Tilse was recently married this year. She and her husband, Charlie, have five children and a dog named Westie. On her free time, Tilse volunteers for her church. She also has accomplished several triathlons and enjoys expressing her creativity by drawing and dancing. She is skilled in tap, ballet and ballroom dancing.

The Cambria Gallery in Buckhead 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. Appointments can be made by calling 404-419-1250.

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

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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.

For more information on Cambria installations and Atlanta Kitchen, visit www.CRHomeUSA.com.


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 www.crhomeusa.com. For more details about HomeAid Atlanta and its services, visit www.homeaidatlanta.org.

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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 www.CambriaUSA.com. More information about Cambria installations can be found at www.CRHomeUSA.com. 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 www.CRHomeUSA.com.