Construction Resources Recognizes Paul Reckamp at His RetirementOn December 22, 2015, Paul Reckamp began his journey into retirement. As a project manager with Construction Resources for 42 years, Paul was recognized at his retirement celebration as well-liked by all, a successful salesman, a good leader, and an all-around great man by his co-workers, customers, and family.

“Paul will be missed by everyone at Construction Resources,” said Sonny Hires, co-owner of Construction Resources. “He had many loyal customers, and the entire team benefited from his knowledge of life and the industry, as he took many team members under his wing to share his wisdom.” Read More→

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KBIS 2016Construction Resources, Inc. is excited to announce that Cambria Gallery – Buckhead is one of 15 finalists in the second annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) Innovative Showroom Awards.

Close to 50 kitchen and bath showrooms from across the country submitted a nomination to be considered among the most innovative. Submissions were segmented into five categories, for a total of 15 finalists. A winner will be chosen in each category, with one chosen as the overall Innovative Retail Showroom.

“We are honored to be nominated for this prestigious award,” said Mitch Hires, owner of Construction Resources and an exclusive Cambria Lexus Partner. “To be part of this distinct recognition of kitchen and bath showrooms throughout North America showcases the uniqueness of the Cambria Gallery – Buckhead and highlights the hard work of our employees.”

The Cambria – Gallery Buckhead is competing in the Multi Location Retail Showrooms – Medium (2,500 to 5,000 square feet) category and is running against ANN SACKS of Chicago and Coburn Supply Company Inc. of Lafayette, Louisiana.

Opened in July 2015, The Cambria Gallery – Buckhead is located at 3096 Roswell Road, in the heart of the prestigious Buckhead Atlanta shopping district, home to many high-end design shops. Cambria is the leading innovator in stone with the broadest selection of quartz designs available in the world. On display at the gallery are various applications incorporating Cambria, including a bar, vanity, conference table, custom tile and slab flooring, half and full-sized slabs and unique, custom applications.

The Innovative Showroom Awards Advisory Board, comprised of leading retail showroom design experts, prior award winners and industry veterans and influencers, will review the finalists and determine the 2016 winners.

The public will also have the chance to cast their vote for favorite showroom for the new People’s Choice Award. The vote will occur the week following KBIS, January 27 to February 5, 2016, via the KBIS Facebook page.

This year’s awards are exclusively sponsored by the American Standard Brands and GROHE, who are returning to KBIS as part of LIXIL Water Technology.

“Retail showrooms are tasked with providing a memorable experience while educating and engaging consumers,” said Brian Pagel, VP Kitchen and Bath Group, Emerald Expositions. “The importance of showroom design and the need to elevate and evolve these spaces is vital to the industry. This year’s finalists embody the elements of what makes a showroom truly memorable.”

The winners will be announced from the KBISNeXT stage on January 19, 2016 at 3:45 p.m.

For more information about the Innovation Showroom Awards, visit www.KBIS.com or www.kbispressroom.com. For more details about the services and products offered by Construction Resources and the Cambria Gallery – Buckhead, visit www.CRHomeUSA.com.

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Cambria Fire Truck Stops in Atlanta

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This year, Le Seur, MiFire Truck at Cambria Gallery - Buckheadnnesota-based Cambria teamed up with like-minded Matter – a nonprofit on a mission to expand access to health next door and around the world – to improve the wellbeing in local communities and spread holiday cheer. In addition to providing a record number of healthy meal boxes to 900 Minnesota families, the two worked together to donate a one-of-a-kind, #CambriaQuartz fire truck to the city of David, Panama.

Though, the city will not get any ordinary fire truck – Cambria decided to give the truck a paint job to raise awareness of Matter’s efforts and provide the city with something unique and truly revamped. This important, life-saving community resource was painted black and decked out with the Cambria and Matter logos and, of course, top-of-the-line technology.

On its journey from Minnesota to Panama, the truck stopped in Atlanta on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 at Atlanta Kitchen’s new Cambria Gallery – Buckhead. Customers and employees were able to get a first hand glimpse of the truck, take photos and learn more about Cambria and Matter’s partnership and mission.

Construction Resources’ Atlanta Kitchen is an exclusive Cambria Lexus Partner and opened the Cambria Gallery – Buckhead in July 2015. The gallery provides consumers and trade professionals with a beautiful venue to inspire, collaborate and experience the versatility of Cambria, the leading innovator of stone with 126 quartz designs. On display now are various applications that incorporate Cambria, suchCambria Fire Truck as a bar, conference table, custom tile and slab flooring, half and full-sized slabs and more.

Fire departments in the U.S. interested in donating equipment or supporting firefighters in the city of David are encouraged to contact Matter at info@mattermore.org. For more information on Construction Resources and Cambria, visit www.CRHomeUSA.com.

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Stella & Dot Fundraising Event for Atlanta Children's Shelter at the Cambria Gallery - BuckheadRecently, the Women’s Giving Circle of the Atlanta Children’s Shelter (ACS) shopped for a cause at the Cambria Gallery – Buckhead. The special event was hosted by Michelle Livingstone, ACS board member and vice president of supply chain transportation for The Home Depot, and was planned as a way to strengthen the bond within the Circle while benefitting the ACS.

As members of the Women’s Giving Circle shopped a variety of gorgeous jewelry, handbags and other gift items from Stella & Dot, they enjoyed complimentary wine and appetizers. The #Shop4ACause event was a success, and 15 percent of profits went directly to the ACS to help provide homeless families in the Atlanta area find independence through loving, quality child development and support services. And, since the event was so successful, Stella & Dot has agreed to keep the order link active through Dec. 21 so ACS can continue to reach its $1,000 goal. You can shop the ACS trunk show online at www.stelladot.com/ts/xcub6. To see pictures from the recent event at the Cambria Gallery – Buckhead and to learn more about the foundation, visit the ACS Facebook page. Read More→

Lunch and Learn at the new Cambria Gallery - Buckhead Are you looking to update your countertops for the New Year? Do you want to know why Cambria is the ultimate surface material for your home? Then join Cambria on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at the new Cambria Gallery – Buckhead for a Lunch and Learn session. During the event, you’ll learn all about the benefits of Cambria, take a tour of the brand new gallery and enjoy a delicious taco lunch.

There are numerous reasons why so many choose Cambria, and with 126 unique designs, the options for your home are as limitless as the benefits you’ll get when you use this natural quartz product. The quality, durability and beauty of Cambria are unmatched, allowing you to transform any room to be as unique as you are.

Not only is Taco Tuesday a chance to learn why Cambria is the best choice for your countertops, but it is also the perfect opportunity to see all of Cambria’s designs on full stone slabs. This is especially important so you can see up close what the finished products look like and how the designs look on a large scale.

The Taco Tuesday Lunch and Learn will be held at the new Cambria Gallery – Buckhead on Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. You can RSVP by calling the gallery at 404-419-1250.

The Cambria Gallery – Buckhead is located at 3096 Roswell Road across from the Buckhead Atlanta Retail District and a few doors down from the Buckhead Theatre. Daily hours are 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, visit www.CambriaUSA.com.

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Home for the HolidaysDon’t forget – Home for the Holidays is next week! Hosted by Construction Resources at the Cambria Gallery at Buckhead on Dec. 9, 2015, the event will be from 5 to 9 p.m. and is open to designers and architects. There will be cocktails, appetizers and a gingerbread house contest!

The contest will consist of ten teams of two. Each team must incorporate one Cambria 3×3 and three items from their firm into the gingerbread house’s design.

To make it even more festive, team names will be given that go along with the holiday theme. Towards the end of the night, the top three teams will be awarded with one of many prizes.

The party does not stop there, though. The gallery will also be accepting unwrapped gifts for the Atlanta’s Children’s Shelter. Some items needed include:

• Gift Cards
• Young Adult Books
• Make Up/Nail Polish
• Hair Accessories
• Jewelry
• Electronics
• Toy Cars & Trucks
• Legos
• Dolls and Accessories
• Arts & Crafts
• Holiday Decorations
• Wrapping Paper & Bows
• Tape
• Alarm Clocks
• Large Black trash Bags
• Children Books
• Stuffed Animals
• Bed in a Bag (Twin or Double)
• Bibs
• Plastic Baby Bottles
• Diapers & Pull-Ups
• Bath Wash & Toiletries
• Interactive & Sensory Toys

Additionally, the gingerbread houses will go on display in the Atlanta’s Children’s Shelter for all of the children to enjoy.

Space is limited, so RSVP today! Just contact Jessica Tilse, gallery manager, at 404-419-1250. For more information about Construction Resources, visit www.crhomeusa.com.

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Sinks on sale at Construction ResourcesWith the New Year fast approaching, this is the perfect time to take advantage of all the end-of-year specials at Construction Resources. From now until supplies run out, Construction Resources is having a sale on select sinks. You can finish your remodeling projects by the end of the year and still remain under budget!

For $129, you can own one-piece steel construction sinks that originally retail for more than $350. These luster-finish sinks feature an exclusive sound-absorbing system that reduces unwanted noise and vibration and optimized front-to back dimensions that maximize the amount of countertop material behind and in front of the sinks. In addition, the single bowl sink has rear-oriented drain locations that maximize useable basin and storage space under the counter, while the double bowl sink offers a deep side for large items and a shallow side for small items.

Save more than 50 percent off MSRP on both single and double bowl sinks that will go perfectly in any home’s kitchen, laundry room or wet bar. High luster satin finish sinks are on sale for $75 (single) and $120 (double). Advantages of these sinks are the undermount installations and full spray on sound shields with bottom pads.

The $129 single bowl sink is available in the Construction Resources slab gallery for viewing, so you can see in person just how great it will look in your own home.

Not only will the CR Home design experts help you find the perfect sink, but they will also help with every facet of your home’s remodeling project. The CR Home design center is located at 224 Rio Circle in Decatur, Georgia and is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and closed on Sunday. For more details, visit www.CRHomeUSA.com.

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Cambria New Designs 2015Construction Resources, Inc. is excited to announce that the Cambria Gallery – Buckhead is now offering two new Cambria designs, the Oakmoor and Roxwell from the Oceanic Collection.

Each design is influenced by the tides with unique linear movement in each slab. The earthy and organic Oakmoor captures muted tones of cream, tan and caramel drifting alongside waves of graduated grays reminiscent of stately wood aged to perfection.

The complex and flowing Roxwell presents elegant serpentine swaths of gray dappled with white, black and charcoal flecks. It impresses with a hint of sparkle to create the fascinating effect of a wave-kissed sandy beach.

With the launch of the two new designs, Cambria, the only family-owned, American-made producer of quartz surfaces in the United States, now has a total of 126 designs on the market. Cambria is a stain resistant, nonporous surface that is harder, stronger, safer and easier to care for than other stone surfaces.

Check out slabs of Oakmoor and Roxwell today at the Cambria Gallery – Buckhead. Located across the street from the Buckhead Atlanta retail district and a couple of doors down from the Buckhead Theatre at 3096 Roswell Road, this upscale gallery provides endless inspiration for kitchen and bath projects.

The Cambria Gallery – 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 Sunday.

For more details about the new Cambria designs, visit www.cambriausa.com. To learn more about the products and services provided by Construction Resources, go to www.crhomeusa.com.

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The Remodelers Association of the GBAHB Annual Skeet Shoot The Remodelers Association of the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders (GBAHB) recently hosted the Remodelers Skeet Shoot on Oct. 27 at Selwood Farm in Alpine, AL. Teams in both the morning and afternoon flights were awarded prizes for best scores, and raffle prizes such as shotguns, YETI coolers and more were given away to attendants at the end of the event.

“This was such an exciting event, and we are thankful to everyone who came out and participated,” said Liz Kennedy, sales representative for CR Home of Alabama. “We love bringing the community together for networking events like the annual skeet shoot, and we are looking forward to having an even better turn out next year!”

With more than 225 participants, this year’s skeet shoot saw almost twice as many participants as last year, and it was an extremely successful event for both networking and business. Those who participated were top remodelers in Birmingham, as well as vendors and local new home builders. CR Home of Alabama and Cambria sponsored the Turkey Shoot and were able to have one on one time with individual shooters.

The GBAHB provides the voice of the housing industry, advocating for quality-built homes and promoting the highest level of professionalism. They are one of the top five local home builders associations in the country, and they have the potential to expand organizations customer bases and awareness of the home building industry.

For more information about the Remodelers Association of the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders, visit www.birminghambuilder.com.

 

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Home for the HolidaysDesigners and architects – You’re invited to come celebrate the holidays with us on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Cambria Gallery at Buckhead Atlanta. There will be cocktails, appetizers and even a gingerbread house contest!

For the contest, there will be ten teams of two. Team names will be given that night to go along with the holiday theme. There are just a couple of simple rules:

1. Include one Cambria 3×3 into the building of the house.
2. Bring three items from your firm to use in the design of the house. Read More→