Questions To Ask Before You Replace Tile
There are many different types of floor tile to fit any room style. It’s extremely versatile which makes it a super popular material. Tile flooring can remain functional for many years -- and replacing it can be an inconvenient experience
Raise Your Roof with an Addition
If you need more space it may be better to improve rather than to move. Adding a second story onto your home can be more challenging than a typical addition. However, the rewards are great, as you can double the
GREATER HOUSTON BUILDERS ASSOCIATION (GHBA)
GREATER HOUSTON BUILDERS ASSOCIATION (GHBA) is dedicated to organizing, influencing and improving the economic, political, social and educational opportunities for all segments of the construction industry and the communities that it serves.
TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF BUILDERS (TAB)
TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF BUILDERS (TAB) directs its efforts and provides representation on the state level with the primary purpose of working with the Texas legislature when it is in session. Bruce A. Sommers is an active participant in the continuing efforts
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS (NAHB)
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS (NAHB) is a trade association whose mission is to enhance the political climate for housing and the building industry, and promotes policies that keep housing a national priority. Our goal is to provide and expand
CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL BUILDING DESIGNER (CPBD)
CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL BUILDING DESIGNER (CPBD) to qualify for this credential an individual must first possess a minimum of six years of educational and professional design experience. After a thorough review of qualifications and testing the individual must also receive the
Platinum Design Award
Professional Remodeler – Platinum Design Award 2014 – Whole House Renovation
Texas Institute of Building Design Head to Head Design Competition
Texas Institute of Building Design Head to Head Design Competition 3 rd place.
Lone Star Award – Best Design Build Whole-House Renovation
Lone Star Award – Best Design Build Whole-House Renovation $100,000 – $250,000
Where Do You Start?
Do you want to add on to or remodel an existing home or other building? Do you want to renovate? Or, is it just some maintenance or repairs that need attention? Maybe you’re looking to build a new home or
Apples to Apples – Why Are Plans Necessary?
If your project is an Addition a Remodel or a New Home, you really will need a plan. What I mean is you’re going to need plans, something that will show the contractors what you want, where you want it
Design Bid or Design Build – What’s Right for You?
Design Bid or Design Build? There is a difference! Which is best for you and your project? The traditional Design Bid process involves selecting someone to design and prepare plans, usually an architect or Building Designer. They need to “plug” into
Qualifications and Professionalism
How do you determine if you’re dealing with a professional? The term “Professionalism” is thrown around rather easily, but what does it really mean to be a professional? Think about your first visit to a doctor’s office. What do you look
Hiring the Professional
Getting Started - Finding the appropriate design, building or Design Build professional for your project is not a difficult task. The steps are similar to those you would take in locating any qualified professional. First, you will need to compile
Codes, Permits and Inspections
When are permits and inspections required, who gets or calls for them? What is the benefit of a third-party inspection? Inspections help protect your property value and life safety. The building industry is constantly changing there are new materials and systems
Insurance – What You Should Know and Look For
I am not an insurance expert and the following is based on my own understanding of what you should know and look for. You should consult with a licensed insurance professional if you have any questions. Your builder should at least
Site Selection & the Pit Falls
A New Home or Building is going to require a site. Do you have existing property or are you going to purchase a new site. Site selection should involve a real estate professional, but they don’t always tell you about