2014 Dove ShootLast weekend was the perfect start to dove hunting season! Mitch and Sonny Hires, owners of Construction Resources, hosted their 31st annual dove shoot on Saturday, September 6.

Held at the Hires’ family farm in Good Hope, Georgia, the event started at 11:30 a.m. with a catered lunch. Then, from 1 to 6:30 p.m., attendees were able to practice their shooting skills in the fields.

The dove shoot was not all about sportsmanship; though, it was also about spreading the word about Alliance for Lung Cancer, an organization near and dear to Mitch and Sonny’s hearts since the passing of their father, Fred Hires, Sr.

Alliance for Lung Cancer is dedicated to saving lives and advancing research by empowering those living with and at risk for lung cancer. The organization conducts nationwide education campaigns about the disease, offers personalized support through dedicated staff members and advocates for increased lunch cancer research funding. To learn more or to make donations in Mitch and Sonny’s father’s name, visit www.alcase.org.

If you missed the event, meet Mitch, Sonny and the rest of the Construction Resources team at the Cambria Celebration on Thursday, September 25. You’ll be able to see the brand new Cambria designs and enjoy a delicious lunch from a variety of food trucks, snack on popsicles or poptails (made from tasty alcoholic beverages) from King of Pops and listen to music from live bands. The event will be held at 224 Rio Circle in Decatur from noon to 8 p.m.

To find out more about Construction Resources, visit www.crhomeusa.com.

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

Cambria As a proud partner, we are beyond excited to announce that Cambria has introduced “Jumbo”-sized slabs!

With these 65.5” by 132” (60 total square feet per slab), we will now be able to improve yield, facilitate color-matching, minimize seams and optimize design capabilities for your projects. That means you will be able to create even more beautiful spaces in kitchens and baths than before!

Plus, the slabs come in all 109 Cambria designs, including the company’s six new designs. Featuring light, medium, dark, marbled, varied and neutral design palettes with 19 edge options, there is something unique for each of your project needs.  Read More→

Fall Atlanta Home ShowConstruction Resources’ Builders Floor Covering and Tile is excited about exhibiting at this weekend’s 31st Annual Fall Atlanta Home Show at the Cobb Galleria Centre!

Georgia’s largest fall home show, the Centre transforms with over 300 vendors, taking up an equivalent of three football fields of space, to create a one-stop-shop for all of your home improvement needs. Featuring kitchens, baths, gutters, shutters, windows, doors, siding, roofing and more, including an Outdoor Living Expo, you will find it all.

Builder Floor Covering and Tile’s booth, their largest one ever, is sure to be a hit just like their award-winning “Best Booth” at the 36th Annual Spring Atlanta Home Show. They will have Mohawk, Cambria and many other popular products on display that you won’t want to miss. Plus, you can sign-up for an in-home measurement for a chance to win a FREE carpet installation! Read More→

Cambria Experience Trip Last week’s Cambria Experience Trip in Minneapolis was a success! Led by Atlanta Kitchen Director of Cambria Sales Leah Carson and Cambria GA Market Representative Blake Belue, all had a fantastic time.

From seeing the Minnesota Twins win an afternoon baseball game against the Cleveland Indians to enjoying cocktails at the Cambria Design Gallery on 7th Avenue, the first day was packed through with fun. Attendees even got to see all of the different applications that Cambria can be fabricated in. Then, the group feasted on a delicious dinner at Seven Steakhouse and Sushi.

On the second day, attendees ventured to the Cambria Production Facility in Le Seour, Minnesota. All loved the plant tour and seeing the slabs and jumbo slabs being made. The tour was followed by delicious oven-baked pizza at Friendly Confines. Then, the group took a tour of the Cambria FabShop.

Though the group had a lot to see in just two days, they all got to experience the family-owned company of Cambria and see first-hand how it produces its quartz countertops, known for their strength, durability and elegance.  That’s why Atlanta Kitchen hopes to do another Cambria Experience Trip soon!

Read about the first trip here. Then, find more information on Cambria and Atlanta Kitchen, Inc. by visiting www.crhomeusa.com.

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Quality Enclosures ClassEach month, the sales associates and installers at Atlanta Glass & Mirror gather together for a continued education class. While enjoying delicious donuts and steaming hot coffee, the team learns from some of the best.

Recently, Quality Enclosures, Inc. sponsored one of these classes. Part of the shower door industry for the past forty years, the company offers a complete line of shower enclosures, mirrored closet doors, class table tops and shelves, beveled mirrors and tempered glass. Read More→

QuartziteThinking about installing new countertops but don’t know which material to go with? Well, since our most popular requests are for quartz, granite and quartzite, we thought we’d break them down and fill you in on some of the benefits of these great products.

Quartz: If you want the ultimate combination of beauty and durability, Cambria is the way to go. A family-owned and American made producer of natural quartz surfaces, Cambria offers amazing quality. Natural quartz is one of the hardest minerals on Earth. While it has the look and feel of granite, it features superior strength. Additionally, quartz is nonporous, perfect for food prep, and will resist stains from common household spills such as coffee, tea and wine. With over 100 designs, see the company’s six newest designs at our Cambria Celebration on September 25! Read More→

Paul FarleyConstruction Resources is excited to welcome Paul Farley to the team. Paul joins Atlanta Kitchen and Atlanta Marble Mfg. as a senior estimator for the commercial division.

“Paul will be a great addition to sales and estimating,” said Mitch Hires, co-owner of Construction Resources. “We are beyond thrilled to have him on board. Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and contacts throughout the industry, and we look forward to expanding with his help.”

Paul has a total 21 years of experience, including 15 ½ years as a senior commercial salesperson and estimator at Oldcastle Surfaces. There, he sold over $30 million in stone and solid surface products. He also trained multiple sales people and led a team of two to three estimators with average sales of $4 million to $6 million a year. Read More→

Paul PassmoreConstruction Resources, Inc. announces that Paul Passmore has joined the team as the new project manager for Atlanta Kitchen and Atlanta Marble Mfg.

“We are very excited to welcome Paul to our staff,” said Mitch Hires, co-owner of Construction Resources. “His background and expertise will assist in the continued success of Construction Resources and its affiliated companies.”

Prior to accepting a position with Construction Resources, Passmore worked for the construction department of Georgia Power. He had also served as a firefighter and EMT for the Newton County Fire Department.

Handling sales and project management for both Atlanta Kitchen and Atlanta Marble Mfg., some of Passmore’s responsibilities include maintaining and building relationships with builder, remodeler and retail customers, participation in the measuring and ordering process, assisting with estimation, helping with design center and showroom duties and handling dealer accounts.

“I look forward to learning as much as possible about all aspects of the company this year, so that I can be a very valuable and effective employee,” explained Passmore. “My favorite part so far is the interaction with customers and my coworkers. I’m a people person, so I’ve liked getting to know everyone.”

Raised in Conyers, Georgia, Passmore attended Salem High School and graduated Georgia Perimeter College with a business administration degree. He currently lives in Newborn with his wife and five-year-old son.

For more information on the products and services offered by Atlanta Kitchen and Atlanta Marble Mfg., visit www.CRHomeUSA.com.

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ASIDConstruction Resources is thrilled to announce that it is now an industry partner of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). The company will join Builders Floor Covering & Tile, an honorary member under Mohawk, as part of the Georgia Chapter.

Founded in 1975, ASID is the oldest and largest professional organizations for interior designers. The organization currently has 48 chapters and more than 24,000 members. ASID strives to advance the interior design profession and the power of design through education, advocacy, community building and outreach.

As an industry partner, Construction Resources will be able to share its knowledge of kitchen and bath products along with its services. More than just a supplier of products, the company has a staff of designers that bring plans into focus, fabricators and a state-of-the-art production facility to create beautiful and precise countertops and installers to provide professional, on-time and courteous service.

The whole team is excited about joining ASID’s Georgia Chapter and many are planning on attending the annual meeting at The Pink Castle in Atlanta on September 11 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will be an evening of networking, introductions to the new Board of Directors and learning the history of The Pink Castle. Guest speaker Rodney Mims Cook, Jr. will do the honors of telling the stories from behind the walls of this Italian-style villa.

Additional details about ASID can be found at www.asidga.org. For more information about Construction Resources, visit www.crhomeusa.com.

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KwikSet Lock TrainingThis week, Construction Resources’ Atlanta Glass & Mirror held a continuing education class with its sales associates and installers. Special guest Ray with Kwikset discussed techniques to assure a better install and sales advantage to the SmartKey system.

This information was beneficial because one of the company’s clients, local builder Stonecrest Homes, currently uses this product.

“I see this as a big advantage to us, the builder and homeowners all in one as the key can be changed with a simple tool and another key to allow an easy rekeying,” said Joseph Horne, owner of Atlanta Glass & Mirror. Read More→