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Take advantage of these resources—as well as those listed on the sidebar to the left— to help streamline and improve your remodeling process.
A Homeowner's Checklist for Remodeling Success will help you spend your remodeling dollars with the right contractor. Order this free report and learn from a contractor’s four decades of experience in the home remodeling industry. Learn the key things you must know about remodeling your home, before you give any contractor your hard earned money.
The Remodeling Planning Design Guide leads the homeowner step-by-step through the design process, from finding sources of inspiration to choosing the right architect.
Return on Investment (ROI) Report gives a guideline to how the costs of a remodeling project can add value to your home. Is remodeling the bathroom or expanding the kitchen a better investment? Find out here.
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Want to learn more about home design and remodeling in general? Here are some books we recommend.
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Green BuildingGreen from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home ConstructionGreen from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home Construction
by David Johnston and Scott Gibson
Eco-friendly housing used to be thought of as expensive, ugly or just plain weird. Now it's becoming common. David Johnston and Scott Gibson offer guidance on environmentally sensitive home building in Green from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home Construction. The book helps builders and homeowners create houses that conserve natural resources and are energy-efficient and healthful. It's packed with information, tips, illustrations and case studies that offer wisdom earned from experience.
by Sarah Susanka
Since first published in 1998, this book's simple message—that quality should come before quantity—has started a movement that is changing the way people think about the American home.
by Terence Conran
Featuring over 600 photos to guide and inspire, The Ultimate House Book offers an invaluable, comprehensive compendium covering everything from buying to building, improving to decorating, furnishing to fitting out.
by E. L. Lutyens
The classic book of 1913 which helped establish the name of Lutyens in British domestic architecture. It was written by the then architectural editor of 'Country Life'. This book is a handsome reprint of the one that is still very much in demand over 80 years after its publication.
by Michael Snow
Porches extend living and entertaining space, as well as create a sense of welcome and an appealing transition from indoor to outdoor. In this book, homeowners are invited to discover the simple pleasures these additions can bring to their life by envisioning the various design possibilities available as well as gaining an overview of the porch creation process.
by Christopher Alexander
The second of three books published by the Center for Environmental Structure to provide a "working alternative to our present ideas about architecture, building, and planning," A Pattern Language offers a practical language for building and planning based on natural considerations. Extraordinarily thorough, coherent, and accessible, this book has become a bible for homebuilders, contractors, and developers who care about creating healthy, high-level design.
by John Abrams
Rejecting the myth that short-term profits are the only indicator of business health and wealth, John Abrams shows how building a company to serve the needs of people (employees and owners), community, and the environment can be a successful business plan as well. Part entrepreneurial business plan, part guide to democratizing the workplace, and part prescription for strong local economies, The Company We Keep marks the debut of an important new voice in the literature of American business.
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Hopkins & Porter is affiliated with the following associations.
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
NARI is the recognized authority in the remodeling industry. It brings together people who work in and with the remodeling industry. Membership enables remodelers to grow by learning from one another. NARI is also a great resource for homeowners who are interested in remodeling. www.nari.org
GuildQuality provides customer satisfaction surveying and performance reporting for over 500 homebuilders, remodelers, and contractors in North America. GuildQuality collects feedback from our customers and reports it back to us in real-time. As an independent third-party, GuildQuality helps us to see where we excel and helps us to identify opportunities for improvement. We use GuildQuality to ensure that we're delivering an exceptional experience for you, our valued customer. Check out our latest satisfaction results. www.guildquality.com
The Remodelers Advantage
The Remodeler’s Advantage is the remodeling industry’s most comprehensive support organization for remodeling business owners. They have helped thousands of remodelers, from start-ups to $30 million firms improve company performance and quality of life. www.remodelersadvantage.com
American Institute of Architects
Since 1857, the AIA has represented the professional interests of America's architects. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures the client, the public, and colleagues of an AIA-member architect's dedication to the highest standards in professional practice. www.aia.org
Montgomery County Builders Association
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Green Advantage is an organization that educates members of the design/build industry about the latest green innovations and products. They offer Residential Environmental Certifications for Carpenters and other building professionals. See www.greenadvantage.org for more information.
Habitat for Humanity
Hopkins & Porter supports Habitat for Humanity in its efforts to reduce substandard housing by providing a hand-up rather than a handout to realize the dream of homeownership. www.habitatmm.org
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For over 100 years, BBB has helped people make smarter decisions and is evolving to meet fast changing marketplace needs. Hopkins & Porter is a BBB Accredited Business and earned an A+ rating. Here is our review. www.bbb.org