Construction Industry News, Architects, and Home Builders
NEWS: (TOLEDO, Ohio) Three Ohio cities, including Toledo ranking fourth, were reported by the Economic Innovation Group as being among the country's most distressed communities. In an effort to provide a catalyst for change Residential Renovations launched the official 'Home and Neighborhood Revitalization Day' at their Toledo, Ohio showroom on Saturday Feb. 27, 2016 with an Official Proclamation from Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson.
NEWS: (SARASOTA, Fla.) John Cannon Homes was the most recognized home builder in this year's Parade of Homes 2016, sweeping the competition with sixteen awards including four in the category of 'Best Overall,' in a presentation held Thursday by the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association.
NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Nationally known law firm Weitz and Luxenberg P.C. secured a verdict of $5.2 million in damages on behalf of an 82-year-old Orange County, California, man and his wife who sued a Fortune 500 company they charged with contributing to his increased risk of developing mesothelioma, Weitz & Luxenberg announced today.
NEWS: (CHICAGO, Ill.) As policy debates rage in states from Michigan and New Hampshire to New Mexico and West Virginia, researchers from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute, Colorado State University-Pueblo, and Smart Cities Prevail have just completed the first ever national study on the economic, social, and project cost impacts of state prevailing wage laws.
NEWS: (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) Integrated Comfort, Inc. (ICI) has expanded. In June 2015, ICI moved from Vacaville, Calif. to a larger office and production facility in West Sacramento, Calif. ICI also opened a facility in Phoenix, Arizona to provide manufacturing and logistical support in one of our higher concentration areas for DualCool installations.
NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Ken Glanton has joined the firm's Birmingham-based National Energy Construction Practice as a Risk Consultant. Glanton joins a rapidly growing team of risk management and insurance professionals serving larger, complex construction and energy companies across the country.
NEWS: With the opening of 'The Mindera,' a $2,299,990 luxury estate, custom-design homebuilder John Cannon marks his return to Newland Communities in Apollo Beach, Fla., as the exclusive builder in the Bay Estates Preserve at MiraBay, a neighborhood of estate-size waterfront and preserve home sites.
NEWS: 'Late summer/early fall is the perfect time to check your roof for damaged shingles or possible areas of leakage,' said Aaron Zarling, manager of the King County-based Eco Roof Service. 'A roof check (and potential repair or replacement) is especially important to do now, before the big rains set in. Even small leaks can lead to big damage - mold and rot - if they are not fixed in time,' he noted.
NEWS: Kurt Emans has joined Energy Optimizers, USA in Ohio, as a senior project manager, effective Sept. 1, 2015. In this role, he will take the lead in implementing projects in the field, including developing full-scale project plans; defining project scope, goals and deliverables; and ensuring projects meet overall client expectations.
SARASOTA, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The Avianna, a luxury model home built by John Cannon Homes at The Concession Golf Club and Residences in Florida, has sold for $2.3 million. The 4,954-square-foot estate opened as a model in November 2014.
TIPP CITY, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Through its partnership with energy services firm Energy Optimizers, USA, Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools has become the first school district in Ohio to retrofit all interior and exterior lighting to LED.
LANSING, Mich. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: New research by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute, Colorado State University Economist Kevin Duncan and Smart Cities Prevail - a leading construction industry research organization - has revealed that Michigan's proposed prevailing wage repeal would eliminate more than 11,000 jobs, $1.7 billion in economic output, and $28 million in local and state tax revenue.
CANTON, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: David Bartley II and John Bartley, principals of Ohio Gratings, Inc. were among those receiving the 2015 'Northeast Ohio Smart 50 Award.' The awards are presented by Corporate College, a division of Cuyahoga Community College through a partnership with Smart Business Magazine.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that claims advocate Dana Ingber and health, safety and environmental consultant Victor Lamb have both joined EPIC's Birmingham-based National Energy Construction Practice - a specialty risk management team serving large, complex construction, energy and distribution companies across the country.
REPORT: How Weakening Wisconsin Prevailing Wage Policy Would Affect Public Construction Costs and Economic Growth
MADISON, Wis. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Just completed research by Colorado State University Economist Kevin Duncan and Smart Cities Prevail Researcher Alex Lantsberg reveals that Wisconsin's proposed prevailing wage repeal (AB 32) will cost the state nearly 9,000 jobs, $1.2 billion in economic output, $77 million in tax revenue, and will export an estimated $500 million in construction investments out of state.
California Competes Initiative Helps Gordon Brush Plan Massive Expansion for Third Quarter 2015 with New Facility
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Gordon Brush Company, which boasts one of the world's largest selection of industrial brushes, has acquired a new building and will move its factory and offices from its current 51,000 square foot facility at 6247 Randolph Street in Commerce, CA, to a 182,000 square foot building in the City of Industry, CA, located at 3737 Capitol Avenue.
Weitz & Luxenberg urges Lumber Liquidators Laminate Flooring Installers to Contact Them About Health Issues
NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Lumber Liquidators' (NYSE:LL) Chinese-made laminate flooring has dangerously high levels of formaldehyde, a toxin so harmful that Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. filed a class action lawsuit in March against the company on behalf of consumers who installed this highly toxic flooring in their homes.
COSTA MESA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: In response to the surge in EB-5 applications from mainland China, the U.S. State Department has announced a cutoff date for immigrant investors from mainland China applying for permanent residency in the U.S. through the EB-5 visa program, according to PDC Capital Group.
Helping Hand Back Again: Mueller Inc Offers a Metal Building to Deserving Texas Non-Profit Organization
BALLINGER, Texas /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Mueller, Inc., a leading manufacturer of steel buildings and residential metal roofing, wants to extend a helping hand again this year to a Texas non-profit in need of a new facility. The campaign is called 'Helping Hand.' One organization will be selected to receive a new Mueller steel building up to 4,000 square feet through applications received by May 19, 2015.
NEW ORLEANS, La. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: On a day already associated with bad imagery and taxes - April 15 - golf ball sized hail was reported near New Orleans, La. Melissa Henriquez, exterior design specialist with American Roofing and Building Supply in Metairie, La., said, 'The golf ball sized hail that hammered the area in Garyville, LaPlace and larger hail that battered Kenner, Metairie and New Orleans is something that is becoming a far too common occurrence in spring and early summer storms.'
SARASOTA, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: When John Cannon first started building luxury homes in the Sarasota-Bradenton area, gasoline was 89 cents a gallon, disposable contact lenses had just come onto the market and the 'Simpsons' made their television debut. A lot has changed since 1987. But one constant is John Cannon Homes as a finalist in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune's Reader's Choice poll for 'Best Builder.
TIPP CITY, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Ohio's Oak Hills Local Schools partnered with Energy Optimizers, USA, to launch an ambitious $4 million energy conservation project, expected to generate at least $373,835 in savings annually. The savings will be recognized in the district's general fund on utility and related maintenance costs, assuming usage consumption and utility rates remain at current levels.
NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: New York-based Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., on Wednesday filed a class action lawsuit seeking to make Lumber Liquidators, Inc. (NYSE:LL), pay restitution to consumers who purchased from the home-improvements retailer certain brands of laminate flooring found to emit high levels of health-harming formaldehyde, the law firm announced.
ARLINGTON, Mass. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: SunBug Solar, an Arlington- and Somerville-based solar installer and SunPower Commercial Dealer, has received the SunPower 'Commercial Regional Dealer of the Year' award for its outstanding performance in 2014. SunBug has been a consistent and engaged SunPower partner since 2011.
SOUTH LONDONDERRY, Vt. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The Cabin Kings of the popular National Geographic reality TV program, 'Building Wild,' have joined forces with Jamaica Cottage Shop to build one of their 20x30 rough cut timber frame cabin kits - also known as the sugar shack. The show is expected to air on April 7, 2015.
SARASOTA, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Winning 24 awards at the annual Parade of Homes Awards Presentation, John Cannon Homes in Sarasota, Fla., was the most recognized custom home builder in this year's competition of 93 single family home entries. 'Our award-winning models showcase our attention to architectural details and feature different levels of finish,' said John Cannon, President.
Weitz & Luxenberg Probes Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc Toxic Flooring Claims after 60 Minutes Expose
NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: A '60 Minutes' expose this week of Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (NYSE:LL), alleging the home-improvements corporation made profits by selling laminate flooring that emits harmful levels of formaldehyde, prompted Weitz and Luxenberg P.C. to announce today it is investigating claims from consumers who purchased the hazardous Chinese-made product.
COSTA MESA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Emilio N. Francisco, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of private equity firm PDC Capital Group, this week announced that Mr. Pat Brown is joining senior housing real estate company SummerPlace Development as Project Manager overseeing the development of SummerPlace Assisted Living and Memory Care projects.
METAIRIE, La. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Louisiana's American Roofing Supply will be the only family owned roofing supply company from the greater New Orleans area to have an exhibition booth at the International Roofing Exposition held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center February 24-26, 2015.
Remodel or Move’s US Remodeling Sentiment Report 2015 finds Increase in Renovations – Bathrooms and Kitchens Remain Favorite
SUNNYVALE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The latest 'US Remodeling Sentiment Report' from Remodel or Move indicated that the continued economic recovery has favorably affected homeowners. Homeowner respondents report their average home equity is now over $165,000, up from $115,000 in 2013, which combined with continued low interest rates and pent-up demand for home repair and improvements, is fueling growth.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kent Collier, J.D., LEED AP BD+C, has joined the firm's Greyling Insurance Brokerage Division as an associate client manager. Greyling is a highly regarded specialty insurance broker and risk management consulting team serving architects, engineers, contractors, environmental service firms and law firms across the country.
SEATTLE, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Everyone wants a good return on an investment, and one sure bet is to add new attic insulation to your home, advises Aaron Zarling, general manager of Eco Roof Service in the Seattle area. 'Whether you are installing a new roof or simply want to upgrade your home's attic insulation, this investment has a proven track record, with no risk.'
TIPP CITY, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The owners of Ohio-based Energy Optimizers, USA have sold its affiliate company, Lighting Optimizers, USA, to Eco Engineering. This decision was made to ensure continued world-class service for Energy Optimizers' clients, while allowing the company to focus on and expand its core business of vendor-neutral energy efficiency projects.
Louisiana Contractor and Homeowner Supplier, American Roofing Supply, relocates with Grand Opening Feb. 2, 2015
METAIRIE, La. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: American Roofing Supply (ARS) has relocated and kicks off its grand opening February 2, 2015 at its new showroom and warehouse at 2009 Hullen St. in Metairie. We have doubled the size of our showroom and created an attractive design center which is very home owner and contractor friendly.
DENVER, Colo. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: In the world of medical and commercial office leasing, corporate offices, multifamily homes, and other buildings, such as hotels, there has always been a problem of reconfiguration, says Deferred Tax Benefits, Inc. Green Zip(R) is a demountable drywall joint tape, that at remodel or inner wall maintenance time, allows drywall to be demounted easily, moved, and reused - saving time, materials, and the environment.
Energy Optimizers, USA to help Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools save more than $178K annually through partnership
TIPP CITY, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools in Ohio has partnered with Energy Optimizers, USA, to launch a $1.8 million dollar energy conservation project that is expected to generate at least $178,375 in savings annually on utility and related maintenance costs.
Cambridge City Schools energy conservation project to save more than $133K annually with Energy Optimizers USA
TIPP CITY, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Cambridge City Schools in Ohio has partnered with Energy Optimizers, USA, to complete an energy conservation project that is expected to save the district $133,111 annually, allowing for more dollars to be directed to students and classrooms.
TRENTON, N.J. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Thomas S. Perrino, AIA, LEEDap, a principal at Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc., has been appointed to the new position of managing principal. Perrino will have operational oversight in expanding the firm's markets, geography, and client base. In conjunction with his new responsibilities, he will continue to support the higher education and corporate/commercial markets.
Nationally prominent mesothelioma victims champion Perry Weitz to Co-Chair Perrin Conferences Asbestos Symposium
NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Perrin Conferences has selected nationally prominent mesothelioma victims champion Perry Weitz of Weitz and Luxenberg to co-chair its fourth annual asbestos-litigation symposium Dec. 2 at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan, the law firm today revealed.
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Earth Conscious Apps today announced the release of 'Landscape Lighting Toolkit' for Android and iOS mobile devices. Landscape Lighting Toolkit is a collection of electrical calculators and tutorials that assist landscape lighting designers and DIY enthusiasts in creating efficient outdoor LED and halogen lighting systems at lower installation costs while increasing long-term safety.