Friday, February 20, 2009

Area Contractors Showcasing Award-Winning Ideas for the Northwest Home at the Seattle Home Show 2009


Remodeling on the Rise as Northwesterners Opt to Improve Homes Rather Than Move

With today’s economy, Northwesterners are placing more emphasis on staying in place and improving their current homes rather than moving. For home and condo owners seeking top-notch ideas for remodeling their homes, there are a host of award-winning contractors showcasing examples of their work at the Seattle Home Show 2009. Here’s just a sample:

SBC Construction. At the SBC Construction booth you will see virtually floor to ceiling walls of photos of this company’s award-winning Timberframe custom homes and addition remodels. SBC combines the beauty of centuries-old Timberframe construction with modern technology to create state of the art homes and addition remodels that are both beautiful and highly energy efficient. Owner Rick Stockman routinely incorporates structured insulated panels, also known as “SIPs”, radiant floor heating, geothermal heating systems and other leading edge technologies into his designs. Headquartered in Bellevue, Stockman has recently opened an office in Portland, Oregon as well to serve his growing clientele.
Shirey Contracting. Builders of the Zero Energy Idea House at Bass Cove, Shirey Contracting is showcasing examples of its award winning residential remodeling and custom home projects. Headed by Donna Shirey, former president of the Master Builder’s Association of King & Snohomish Counties and only the second woman to hold the position, Shirey Contracting is a design/build firm that provides innovative solutions, with a commitment to environmental responsibility. Whenever possible, Shiriey uses energy efficient and sustainable materials, and is a leader in Built Green and SIPs technology. A full remodel more than what you want? No problem - Shirey also offers a handyman division to help you with those smaller projects.

Chermak Construction. Chermak Construction is another example of a contracting company that continues to thrive during this economy. This 29 year old company can share with you some of the ideas that helped it become a multiple winner of Remodeling Excellence Awards in both 2007 and 2008. Chermak offers design services, residential remodel, handyman/small projects, electrical design and deck services.

City Builders. Another repeat winner of the Remodeling Excellence Awards, this 21 year old full service residential remodeling firm is showcasing some of its award-winning projects and designs. At the City Builders booth you’ll see photos of projects along with artistically mounted samples of tiles and other materials used in the individual projects. City Builders does everything from full residential remodels to kitchens, baths and custom homes.

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