To create our 2014 Dream Home, we relied on the skill and expertise of the best in their field. From the builders and decorators to the landscapers and those who helped kick off touring, the combination of their efforts resulted in a home of the highest quality. Whether you are looking to update your house or begin building, those featured on the following pages can help make the dreams for your home become a reality. The information in this section is provided by the advertisers and has not been independently verified by Fort Worth, Texas magazine. Durango Doors of DFW CONCENTRATION: Our business model has evolved since we opened our doors in 2003. We now offer a variety of exterior products that are used to build the character of a home. We think of ourselves as an architectural products boutique, where one can go and get a level of personalized service that is not offered at the big-box retailers, lumberyards or millwork companies. The newest addition to our product lines is Western Window Systems. Western offers storefront-looking windows and doors that span floor to ceiling to accommodate today’s contemporary architecture. Other products we sell include decorative steel doors, wine gates, stair railings, gas and electric lanterns, bi-fold door systems, Loewen Wood Windows, and Millennium steel doors and windows. PHILOSOPHY: We always strive to exceed our customers’ expectations through personalized service, creative design and industry knowledge. INNOVATIONS: Our Millennium line of steel doors and windows has become the product of choice for contemporary and transitional architecture. The minimum stiles and rails maximize glass size to provide a sleek open look. We now offer Millennium doors in bi-fold configurations as well. DREAM HOME: In the 2014 Dream Home, we provided a traditional decorative iron door for the entry and three Millennium doors in the great room. PICTURED: Jill Dragonetti and Scott Pereth. CONTACT INFORMATION: 4015 W. Vickery Blvd. • Fort Worth, Texas 76107 817.368.5709 • Fax: 817.732.1690 firstname.lastname@example.org • durangodoors.com HGC Residential Development FOCUS: HGC Residential Development is an organization dedicated to the development and construction of leading-edge custom and speculative properties. It offers such services as land assemblage, acquisition, design, development, construction, accounting, marketing and sales. AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS: Most recently won every award it was in the running for at the Fort Worth Builders Association Kaleidoscope of Homes including Best Craftsmanship and Best in Show. MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS: Fort Worth Builders Association, National Association of Home Builders, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: During the economic downturn, our company continued to build and warrant homes for our customers — 14 years of standing behind our quality work. MISSION: To provide clients with the highest level of service possible. Our success is measured not by volume of sales, but by the number of satisfied clients. FREE ADVICE: Choose a builder that has been in business awhile. You want a builder who will be there through thick and thin. BIGGEST MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE WHEN BUILDING A HOME: In reality, most people may only build one or two homes in their lifetime. We always encourage people to enjoy the creative process and watching the home come to life. It is really exciting to watch someone’s dreams become reality. PICTURED: Rob Cocanower, Karl Hahnfeld, Rick Wegman, John Giordano. CONTACT INFORMATION: 200 Bailey Ave., Ste. 309 • Fort Worth, Texas 76107 Rick Wegman: 817.584.7033 • John Giordano: 817.991.1862 IMC by The Stone Collection FOCUS: IMC’s focus has always been to provide our customers with a vast array of beautiful, high-quality natural stone slabs and tile that will enhance their home and their environment. AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS: Voted Best Slab Showroom by ASID Designers’ Choice Award in 2012. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: American Society of Interior Designers, National Kitchen and Bath Association, Dallas Builders Association, Fort Worth Builders Association, North Texas Stone Fabricators’ Association, National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Marble Institute of America, Hispanic Contractors Association, American Institute of Architects. GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: IMC has been dedicated to providing the largest selection of natural stone, experienced sales team, and excellent customer service for almost 30 years to the DFW Metroplex and Southern U.S. BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY: Our philosophy is simple: Provide the largest product selection and highest quality material, build strong relation ships with our customers and provide outstanding service. FREE ADVICE: Our best advice is to follow your instincts. Don’t be hesitant to select a stone that is bold or unique. Natural stone is like a piece of artwork. If you love it now, you will love it forever. BIGGEST BUILDING MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE: Unfortunately, many times the natural stone slab is selected after all other decorative decisions have been made. Each slab is a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork that can add warmth, color and beauty to a room if selected earlier in the process as an integral part of the design plan. PICTURED: (left to right) Elliot Fischer, Leslie Wadle, Vickey Ward, Carlos Cordero, Kenneth Wright, Lela Alford, George Gonzales, Michael Fernandez. CONTACT INFORMATION: 2100 Handley Ederville Road • Fort Worth, Texas 76118 817.698.5500 • Fax 817.595.5816 email@example.com • imcstone.com Texas Tile Roofing Co. LLC FOCUS: Our focus is to be the leading tile, slate and metal roofing company in North Texas concentrating on installing quality roofs with high standards. RECOGNITIONS: We have been given the Golden Hammer award 2008 and 2009. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: NTRCA, NRCA, FTW Home Builder’s Association, Dallas Home Builders Association and TRI (Tile Roofing Institute). PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Our greatest achievement has been our ability to grow with the market in the ups and downs that it has had in the last 10 years. BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY: Our philosophy is giving customer service long after the roof is installed. Also paying it forward. We are very blessed to have grown in this business when other companies in our industry have not fared as well. We pay it forward with donating to various charities and organizations such as Soldiers Angels, veterans organizations, police officers and a few others when we can. BIGGEST BUILDING MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE: Not doing thorough research on their builders/contractors and also their sub-contractors. The cheapest bid is not always the best value. You pay peanuts, and you’re going to get monkeys. PICTURED: Renee Cremean, Mary Cremean, Larry Cremean, Jennilee Draper, Lazaro Castillo, Kendra Rushing, Miguel Sandia, Brooks Todd, Javier Sosa, Evencio Gaona, Elmer Campos-Garcia. CONTACT INFORMATION: 2616 Weaver St. • Haltom City, Texas 76117 817.838.6100 • Fax 817.838.6104 texastileroofing.com Aaron Iron Works, Inc. HISTORY: After 29 years serving the Metroplex and all parts of Texas and the surrounding states, Aaron Iron has continued to flourish through the range of economies that they have faced in that time. A commitment to industry excellence, safety and quality has taken this company from a local supplier of homeowner driven products such as hand-forged driveway gates and railings to the increasingly demanding arena of commercial construction. This turn of events has grown us into not only a shop providing the decorative elements to complete a structure, but also a shop that erects the structure itself. WHAT SETS US APART: Our ability to design, engineer and create gives us the creative license to take and handle the full metal package on a new project from I-Beams to forged rails. This understanding of the metal aspect on any level gives Aaron the edge in information and performance when considering your next project. And, we still value our local homeowner market! PICTURED: This hand-fabricated stair and railing system, designed by the project architects Architexas, involved the creation of hand formed I-Beams, a custom cast poured stair system and handforged railings. It is the centerpiece of the Grapevine Convention and Visitor Bureau’s new facility. The engineering, detail and craftsmanship of this project begs the question: “Why call anyone but Aaron Iron to handle our project?” CONTACT INFORMATION: 3501 Locke Ave. • Fort Worth, Texas 76107 817.731.9281 aaronornamental.com Advanced Architectural Stone FOCUS: Advanced Architectural Stone manufactures product for both commercial and custom residential projects. The company also does high-end remodel and renovation projects. Advanced Architectural Stone teamed up with AG Builder to create this unique fireplace. AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS: Firms that work in the masonry industry receive craftsmanship and manufacturing excellence awards known as Golden Trowel Awards. Advanced Architectural Stone has received Golden Trowel Awards every year for the past six years. Recently, we received awards for the renovation to the home originally owned by Byron Nelson. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Cast Stone Institute, the certifying organization for quality assurance; Texas Masonry Association, the organization of professional masons. GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: The recognition from professional organizations received for consistency in quality, craftsmanship and manufacturing excellence over many years. BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY: We want the owner of our projects to be satisfied with our products since they are permanent. FREE ADVICE: Spend your time and money planning your project to the last detail. A wellthought- out project should not be rushed. BIGGEST BUILDING MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE: They need the help of professional architects and designers. They will make a big difference in the finished product. Experience does matter in home construction. PICTURED: Art Romero, Susie Lindsey, Troy Schafer. CONTACT INFORMATION: 115 Lee St. • Fort Worth, Texas 76140 817.509.1152 • Fax 817.568.2882 firstname.lastname@example.org advancedcaststone.com Ajax Glass – Mirrors – Builders Hardware CONCENTRATION: Full-service glass company offering: mirrors, shower doors and tub enclosures, broken glass replacement, commercial storefronts, builders hardware, glass furniture and glass artwork. AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS: We are third generation family owned and operated. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Fort Worth Builders Association, Fort Worth/ Tarrant County Better Business Bureau, Benbrook Chamber of Commerce. GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: We have longevity and the “know-how” to provide service after the sale. Too many firms are unable to last in both strong and poor economic periods, and we are often asked to provide follow-up needs to finish another firm’s projects. BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY: “We Service What We Sell.” FREE ADVICE: Deal with established professional contractors. BIGGEST BUILDING MISTAKE: Do you homework as much as possible to know what you want. Changing work after it has been installed can become unnecessarily costly. PICTURED: Owners: Arthur Moses and Buddy Moses. CONTACT INFORMATION: 6200 Southwest Blvd. • Fort Worth, Texas 76109 817.732.3359 • 1.800.870.5629 • Fax 817.732.3339 ajaxglass.net Blooms Landcare, Inc. Dale Jackson Ty Wilschetz FOCUS: Our team’s focus is to create natural environments from concept, design, installation and best maintenance practices. AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS: Kaleidoscope of Homes 2011 winner “Best Exterior, Design, & Elevation.” PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS: TNLA, Fort Worth South, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. MOTTO: Our motto is simple, “Quality is in our roots.” FREE ADVICE: Educate yourself on the products and plants landscape contractors install at your home. BIGGEST MISTAKE WHEN BUILDING A HOME: Not allowing appropriate budget in construction for quality irrigation and landscape installation. CONTACT INFORMATION: 825 W. Vickery Blvd. • Fort Worth, Texas 76104 817.688.5352 • Fax: 817.484.1087 email@example.com • bloomslandcare.com CWI Design L.L.C. FOCUS: Our company’s focus has been to implement the clients’ vision and personality into every aspect of their home so that the space becomes an extension of who they are. RECOGNITIONS: Published in: Coastal Living, First Green, Healthy Home, Milwaukee Journal, Chicago Tribune, Palm Beach Post and numerous appearances on Fox television. AWARDS: 2011 Kaleidoscope of Homes Best Interior Design. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: CWI Design L.L.C is a full-service interior decorating firm servicing residential and commercial projects. It is also a member of the HGC family of Companies. In addition to CWI, Celeste Wegman is the owner and co-founder of The City Farmer, which is a furniture and home accessory store in Ephraim, Wis. GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Seeing the spaces we have created withstand the test of time and having repeat customers time and time again. BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY: Our business philosophy has always been to exceed our clients’ expectations by merging their style with the function and livability of seamless design. FREE ADVICE: Be true to what you desire and envision for your home, and find a designer that is willing to make it a reality. BIGGEST DESIGN MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE: Overdecorating and not following the rule of “less is more.” PICTURED: Celeste Wegman, Mariana Johnson, Summer Kalahiki, Lori Engle, Candace Colman, Daniel Soria. CONTACT INFORMATION: 200 Bailey Ave., Ste. 309 • Fort Worth, Texas 76107 817.336.5172 cwiinteriordesign.com DWR Contractors Inc. CONCENTRATION: DWR Contractors is a turn-key drywall contractor, concentrating on both residential and commercial drywall systems. Providing services for metal framing, suspended ceilings, Insulation, sheetrock, tape bed and texture along with specialty finishes including hand trowels and Venetian and clay plasters. BIGGEST MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE WHEN BUILDING A HOME: Not hiring a qualified and experienced builder with a great team of subcontractors to help make their dream home a reality. GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: “We have been successfully servicing builders and general contractors in the DFW Metroplex for more than 18 years.” BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY: “We understand the importance of quality and service, as well as seeing the job through until the end with all lines of communication open to our customers.” PICTURED: Wade Roberson. Photo location: 2014 Dream Home, HGC Residential Development. CONTACT INFORMATION: 5401 Wichita St. • Fort Worth, Texas 76119 817.535.3629 • Fax 817.536.6722 Wade Roberson 817.296.3118 Wade@DWRContractors.com Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery SPECIALTY: Dreaming of a new kitchen or bath? No one helps homeowners bring their vision to life better than Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. See, touch and compare top-selling lighting, appliances, and bath and kitchen products in our state-of-the-art showrooms. Let us help make your dream a reality. WHAT SETS US APART: Whether you’re renovating an outdated bathroom or building your dream kitchen, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery offers the best selection of products from today’s most recognized brands. Our state-of-the-art showrooms and product experts ensure that your kitchen, bath and lighting selections are perfect for your project. At Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, you can see, touch and compare top-selling bath, kitchen and lighting products in our state-of-the-art showrooms. Our product experts help bring your vision to life by providing product knowledge and world-class customer service unmatched by anyone in our industry. PICTURED: (left to right) Danielle Urbina, Consultant; Allison Simons, Consultant; Greg Haczynski, Showroom Manager; Mallory Daleiden, Consultant; Kayla Isbell, Consultant; Missy West, Outside Builder Sales; Tammy Morgan, Outside Builder Sales. CONTACT INFORMATION: 3433 W. 7th St. • Fort Worth, Texas 76107 817.348.8489 ferguson.com/showrooms Interceramic Tile & Stone Gallery CONCENTRATION: Tile, porcelain, marble, granite, travertine, limestone, decorative accents and setting related materials. AWARDS/ RECOGNITIONS: Green certifications; fourth year to receive recognition as a Socially Responsible Company; voted one of the Best Managed Companies in Latin America by Forbes; recognized in Floor Focus magazine as a leader in design for ceramic tile. GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Providing 4,200 great jobs, producing $500 million in sales, providing great financial stability even in difficult times, establishing a large franchised retail network in Mexico and China and having the best family-friendly environment for all employees to work in! MISSION STATEMENT: To provide our customers in North America with the most innovative, high-quality ceramic tile and related products, as well as world-class customer service by employing a highly qualified team, innovative sales strategies and an efficient technology- driven distribution network. FREE ADVICE: When buying or building a home, it’s wise to invest in good brands, to carefully review your options of what the best materials are when it comes to quality and design, and to find the most reputable place to buy them for good service and guarantees. It’s worth the investment in the long run! One more tip: replace all the carpet you can with Interceramic tile because of the low maintenance and durability. PICTURED: Bret McIntire, Don Scruggs. CONTACT INFORMATION: 6318 Airport Freeway, Ste. A • Fort Worth, Texas 76117 817.834.8491 • Fax: 81 J&S Air, Inc. FOCUS: J&S Air is a full-service air conditioning and heating company that has served Texas since 1991 and specializes in the design, installation and service of residential and commercial systems. Impeccable service and quality for a competitive price is the main focus. J&S Air proudly services DFW, Austin and San Antonio markets. RECOGNITIONS: One of the top Trane dealers in North Texas, 12 Year Top Ten Dealer Award Winner, achieved the elite Comfort Specialist status. J&S Air is an A+ Accredited Business with the BBB and a 10-time award winner for the top voice of the customer award through at-home services. CHARITABLE WORK: Habitat for Humanity Homes in North Texas, Santa Fe Youth Services, the ABC Extreme Makeover Home Edition, The Home Depot makeover projects, Toys for Tots, SafeHaven, the Community Services “Beat the Heat” Program, as well as the YMCA. PHILOSOPHY: To provide our customers with the best indoor comfort possible through innovative design, quality installation and the highest level of service while maintaining integrity and providing our employees opportunities for success within our company. SPECIAL THANKS: A special thanks to Standard Supply for partnering with J&S Air with their generous donations of Amana equipment and materials needed to make the Dream Home project possible. J&S Air has been involved with the Dream Home for four years in a row. PICTURED: Grant and Ashley Hall. CONTACT INFORMATION: 7307 Business Place • Arlington, Texas 76001 817.695.1840 • Fax 817.652.3268 firstname.lastname@example.org • jsair.com The Kitchen Source SPECIALTY: Our team at The Kitchen Source is dedicated to providing the finest products and service for the kitchen and bath including Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry, Brookhaven by Wood-Mode, Sub-Zero/Wolf and Miele appliances, and many other extraordinary materials. By creating and producing the most functional room for each of our clients and their needs, we provide a working space that fits their specific lifestyle. AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS: Legacy of Design awards for kitchens and baths, Wood-Mode’s Platinum Level Award for being one of the top 25 dealers in the nation. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Industry partners with ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association), NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry), & DBA (Dallas Builder’s Association). GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Reaching our 20th anniversary in 2011. BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY: Our goal is to give each of our clients an Exceptional Experience throughout their remodeling or building project. BIGGEST BUILDING MISTAKE: Committing to the cheapest bid. Just because someone has come in with a lower bid doesn’t mean they’ve included all of the same work or materials as the other bids. Make sure you’re comparing apples to apples. CHARITABLE WORK: Communities in Schools, Tarrant County’s SafeHaven, Cystic Fibrosis, Fort Worth Can Academy, CityArtCal, Wish with Wings. PICTURED: (left to right) Priscilla Valentine, Allied Member ASID; Wendy Mayes, ASID, CKD; Amber Paulk, CKD; Elizabeth Tranberg, AKBD; Amanda Ziehme, LEED AP. CONTACT INFORMATION: 3116 W. 6th St., Ste. 101 • Fort Worth, Texas 76107 817.731.4299 • Fax 817.731.3939 email@example.com Loveless Modern Gutters, Inc. SPECIALTY: Seamless 1/2 Round Aluminum, 1/2 Round Copper, 5-inch and 6-inch Ogee Gutter Systems. MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS: BBB, Builder Association. BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY: “We take the time to do it right.” FREE ADVICE: Meet with subs to check all options available. BIGGEST BUILDING MISTAKE: Not being involved enough. CHARITABLE WORK: Dream Homes, House for Cooks Children’s. PICTURED: James Loveless, Dannie Loveless and Robin Loveless. CONTACT INFORMATION: P.O. Box 905 • Colleyville, Texas 817.590.2583 • Fax 817.284.4936 lovelessgutters.com New Leaf Foam Insulation LLC COMPANY FOCUS: Our focus is to offer the client quality work and materials at all times and at a fair price. When we insulate a job, our main focus is the families living in that house — they deserve to receive the best service, because at the end of the day, they will be living there. AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS: The honor to participate on the Dream Home project. GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS: The Dream Home and the Gatehouse at Grapevine. COMPANY PHILOSOPHY: Honesty and quality service. BIGGEST MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE WHEN BUILDING A HOME: Before choosing your contractor, you may want to check on references. Ask for homeowners’ and builders’ references. PICTURED: Hector and Laura Huerta. CONTACT INFORMATION: P.O. BOX 112814 • Carrollton, Texas 75011 469.774.6426 • Fax: 214.483.6713 firstname.lastname@example.org • newleafinsulation.com Overhead Garage Door LLC FOCUS: Overhead Garage Door LLC is an overhead and garage door sales, repair, installation and replacement company. We are a comprehensive company that provides all commercial and residential services, as well as a wide selection of products to suit any customer’s needs. GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Overhead Garage Door LLC has become one of Texas’ premier overhead and garage door companies. With only three years in existence, the company has more than 10 locations throughout Texas and Oklahoma. See our newest locations in Houston and Oklahoma City on our website, ogdllc.com. BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY: The mission of Overhead Garage Door is to provide top-quality residential and commercial overhead and garage door services. The company will seek to provide these services in the most timely manner, with unparalleled professionalism and 100 percent customer satisfaction. APPROACH: Overhead Garage Door has teamed up with custom cedar door fabricator Architectural Overhead Door to build beautiful and affordable custom doors. BIGGEST BUILDING MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE: Not considering the aesthetic value of a garage door on a new home. For a little extra, a custom door can drastically improve the appearance of a home. PICTURED: (left to right) Brian Kirksey, Carter Bechtel, Deana Massey, Bret Westbrook, Preston Prine, Sean O’Daniel, Ross Elmore. CONTACT INFORMATION: 1709 White Settlement Road • Fort Worth, Texas 76107 817.713.5519 ogdllc.com Pierce Decorative Hardware & Plumbing FOCUS: Satisfying the needs of architects, designers, contractors and homeowners by offering access to the finest hardware and decorative plumbing products for your unique project. AWARDS/ RECOGNITIONS: Certified 3-Star Toto Showroom, authorized Dornbracht, Franke, Blanco, Rohl and DXV Showroom, in addition to dozens more. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS: Decorative Hardware and Plumbing Association (DPHA), ASID, NKBA, NAWIC, Salesmanship Club. MISSION: Our spacious showrooms bring together the finest selection of quality decorative hardware and plumbing products in the Southwest. We invite you to see for yourself at any of the three convenient locations in Fort Worth, Dallas and Frisco. Those with an eye for quality and style will find their design solutions whether building a new home, remodeling or just plain updating a room. Exceeding your expectations is the goal of Pierce’s professional staff, where you’ll find several decades of industry experience. PHILOSOPHY: Since our inception in 1937, our goal is to establish and maintain a long-term relationship between our clients and our professional showroom consultants. We create a level of comfort, ease and satisfaction as clients make their selections for their dream home. We draw from decades of experience and freely offer advice that will save our clients time. PICTURED: Jim Wilcox, Paula Roberts, Keith Bell, Karen Visage, Lenny Russo, Karla Richardson. CONTACT INFORMATION: 4030 W. Vickery Blvd. • Fort Worth, Texas 76107 817.737.9090 Prewitt Electrical Services, Inc. FOCUS: Prewitt Electrical Services, Inc. is a family owned and operated business that specializes in all phases of electrical work serving both commercial and residential clients. Our company is your best source for value-driven, honest and professional electrical services. Our goal is to provide prompt electrical service, of the highest quality, with the finest technical expertise possible. AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS: Prewitt Electrical was a proud partner in building the 2012 Habitat for Humanity home and the 2008 Kaleidoscope of Homes. We were also honored to be awarded with the Fort Worth, Texas magazine 2012 Dream Home. BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY: Customers are our highest priority. Their safety and satisfaction are on the top of the list. We strive to meet all their needs and go above and beyond their expectations. FREE ADVICE: Do your research when it comes to hiring any contractor. Check their references, licensing and insurance. A little bit of digging goes a long way. BIGGEST BUILDING MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE: We believe the biggest mistake when building a home is cutting corners. You can count on Prewitt Electrical to never cut corners and always do the job right. PICTURED: Jeff Prewitt, owner; Michelle Prewitt, office manager; Bailey and Natalie Prewitt, Daddy’s little princesses. CONTACT INFORMATION: 3809 Parchman St., Ste. D • N. Richland Hills, Texas 76180 817.589.1050 • Fax 817.576.3049 email@example.com prewittelectrical.com Pro Serve Plumbing LLC Kenneth and Melissa Golden COMPANY FOCUS: To provide exceptional quality plumbing services with attention to detail. We want our customers to feel confident in selecting us and to know that we will provide them with professional service every time. GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: We have created a company that continues to experience professional growth, and our employees really like working for us. We have created long-lasting relationships with them, which allows us to provide our customers with the knowledgeable and professional workmanship that we promise. MOTTO: We take care of you so you can take care of what is important. FREE ADVICE: Do your research and ask questions. Nobody knows you like you know yourself. Most of the time, people know what they want, and it helps in the overall building process if they are able to convey that to their contractor. BIGGEST MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE WHEN BUILDING A HOME: Not making timely decisions. CONTACT INFORMATION: 11255 Camp Bowie W., Ste. 120 • Aledo, Texas 76008 817.244.0614 • Fax: 817.244.4897 firstname.lastname@example.org • email@example.com proserveplumbers.com The Sherwin-Williams Company CONCENTRATION: Sherwin-Williams is the nation's largest specialty retailer of paints, stains, supplies ans coating solutions. AWSRDS/RECOGNITIONS: Sherwin-Williams recevied recoginition fron JD Powers and Associatyes as the "Highest Customer Satisfaction Paint Retailer Of the Year" in 2013 and 2014. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Sherwin- Williams recently created a partnership with Pottery Barn to make color pairing and coordinating easir with multiple color palerres. We have a line of HGTV products and color schemes to help guide the do-it-yourselfer to create a beautiful space. PHILOSOPHY: Our company is dedicated to supporting the consumer with excepitional products, resources to make confident color selections and expert personalized service that is focused on the do-it-yourselfr's unique project needs.FREE ADVICE: Visit your local Sherwin-Williams store before your next project. Our experts will give you the information you need to get you project done right.PICTURED: Becca Morgan, John Gowan, Galo Abril, Matt thomson, Chris Shepard, Steve Worsham, Jason Jones. CONTACT INFORMATION: 5042Trail Lake Drive.For Worth Texas 76133 817.292.3911. Fax 817.292.7944 2801 Alta Mere Drive. Fort Worth, Texas 76116 817.738.1941. Fax 817.763.0721 4806 Camp Bowie Blvd. . Fort Worth, Texas 76107 817.989.8000. Fax 817.989.8009 sherwin-williams.com Texas Designer Flooring SPECIALTY: Texas Designer Flooring specializes in custom hardwoods, unique tile and stone, and luxury carpeting. COMPANY HISTORY: Masters Flooring Fort Worth re-branded as Texas Designer Flooring in January 2013 but is proud of its long history of serving the area. We’ve been part of the Dream Home project for more than 10 years. Jessie Boyd, owner of Texas Designer Flooring, is proud to provide top quality service from the design to installation of your new flooring. PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: We’re proud to be part of something as prestigious as Fort Worth, Texas magazine’s Dream Home and always enjoy working on these unique projects. It’s a project we look forward to every year. This is a great opportunity to showcase our quality craftsmanship to the people of Fort Worth. PROFESSIONAL APPROACH: On a project like Fort Worth, Texas magazine’s Dream Home, the devil is in the details. PICTURED: Jessie Boyd. CONTACT INFORMATION: Texas Designer Flooring 4727 Camp Bowie Blvd. • Fort Worth, Texas 76107 817.732.7600 texasdesignerflooring.com firstname.lastname@example.org Universal Systems CONCENTRATION: To provide a comprehensive solution to our customers’ home/office electronic needs: hi-definition home theater, wall-mounted flat screen Tvs, house music, WiFi networks, automated lighting and window shades, and security systems. CHARITABLE WORK: Universal Systems has donated to the KIDMIA Foundation and to Cook Children’s Hospital as well as participating in multiple Dream Homes benefiting various charities throughout the years. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: State licensed for alarm installations since 1981; THX certified audio dealer; in-house Crestron Control dealer/programmer; Lutron lighting/window shade dealer; Panasonic dealer. CERTIFICATIONS: Each of our formally trained installation staff members has achieved the following: Certified Electronic Systems Technician; ISF video calibration certified; TIA Network certified and Home Acoustics Association certified. GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Growing a family business with a unified team of specialists that caters to our customers’ ever-changing electronic needs. PICTURED: Gary Dilling, Davis Collier, Allen Mueller, Shawn Holcomb, Hank Lohmer, Dorenda Lohmer. CONTACT INFORMATION: 2960 Wesley Way, Fort Worth, Texas 76118 817.589.9966, Fax 817.589.0390 email@example.com uni-sys.com Vintage Floors FOCUS: We specialize in custom wood floors, tile, stone and carpet. AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS: Our greatest reward is the smile on the faces of happy, satisfied clients. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: National Wood Flooring Association, Greater Fort Worth Builders Association, Custom Builders Association, Better Business Bureau, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA); ASID Industry Partner. GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Our ability to maintain a large, loyal client base. We are so privileged to work with wonderful people who refer and recommend us to others. MOTTO: Quality products, trusted service. FREE ADVICE: When making selections for your home, always invest in quality products. Remember, “the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of a low price is forgotten.” BIGGEST BUILDING MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE: Being in a hurry to complete the project. When building a new home or remodeling an existing one, please be patient. You can’t rush quality. Unforeseen delays can occur, but you must allow the necessary time to properly complete the project so the quality and craftsmanship are not compromised. PICTURED: Tim York, general manager; Bryan Page, president. CONTACT INFORMATION: 1112 Norwood St. • Fort Worth, Texas 76107 817.877.1564 • Fax: 817.882.1162 firstname.lastname@example.org vintagefloors.com Visionary Founders The men who founded Sweeney Lumber Co. Had a clear vision of what and how they wanted the business to run. Their successors still do. In order for builders to satisfy their customers, they must be able to meet construction schedule deadlines. This means delivery on time of the products they need at a quality level satisfactory to their specifications. It would seem to be a given that lumberyards would understand this and make every effort to meet a customers’ needs. But it wasn’t always so — and that led to the founding of Sweeney Lumber Co., located between Riverside and Beach in Fort Worth. It is a supplier to the trades, not to the general public. Robert E. Sweeney and Hal P. Hughes, friends from Paschal High School, founded the company on Jan. 1, 1960. Both are now gone. But their vision and principles are reflected every day in the operations of Sweeney Lumber Co. Employed by different lumberyards at the time, they saw an opportunity in a marketplace dominated by a single player. They recognized that service and quality would be the keys to their success. Quality would be easy to deliver. Great service would take effort and commitment, combined with dedicated employees treated with respect and fairness. Unless you are in the trade, you may never have heard of Sweeney and Hughes — that was by design. They were low-key men who wanted to remain behind the scenes and were not publicity seekers at any level. They just wanted to do a good job meeting the needs of their customers. The company they founded is now employee-owned. While Sweeney and Hughes no longer can check in daily, they are a palpable presence in the operation. Highly respected in their trade when they were alive, Sweeney Lumber remains highly respected today. Quality wood is a function of supply. Anyone working with wood today will tell you that the product now generally available is of lesser quality than it once was. Much of the traditional old growth forests are gone and lumber today comes from tree farms where the emphasis is on quick turnaround. As a result, the trees are grown faster and harvested smaller. “We try to buy from mills that we know historically produce a better product.” says President Don DeGroot. Sweeney and Hughes recognized this as they planned their business. How they handled this issue is an example of their far-sightedness. They knew that without an established buyer of West Coast forest products, they wouldn’t be able to compete. They also knew that they didn’t know enough people to call a mill, and buy a carload of lumber, especially on credit. They went to Joe Moore, a retired buyer from one of the other lumber companies in town, and asked him to come to work for them. Moore agreed, and then he named his price. When the company was formed, there was a third partner involved, and Moore’s salary was more than the three partners combined were taking in salary. “They knew that with Joe Moore, they were going to create the opportunity whereby they could prosper, and without him, they wouldn’t do so well. To put egos aside and know that was the wise thing to do helped them become really successful " Says DeGroot. “It wasn’t just the buyer, they also knew a dispatcher they felt was the best and hired him as well.” It is consistent quality and service which sustain a lumberyard — and builders — through the sometime vicious swings of the marketplace. Sweeney and Hughes started planning their company a year before they opened so that they could have customers lined up and orders in place from the first day. “They went to builders and said, ‘We’re going to start our own lumber company. Here’s what we’ll provide — quality materials, fair price, delivered on time.’ All those value-added things weren’t being provided in the marketplace,” DeGroot said. Sweeney Lumber handles a wide variety of softwoods and panel products and manufactures pre-fabricated roof and floor truss systems through its lumber division. Sweeney Hardwoods provides ash, birch, cherry, mahogany, soft and hard maple, red and white oak, pecan and walnut and plywood finished in those and other woods as well. Through its Resdoor division, it offers quality woodwork prehung and handcrafted custom doors, moldings, trims and windows. Sweeney Lumber Co. Supplied all of the lumber for the 2014 Dream Home. Sweeney management has a simple business plan. “Provide superior products, delivered on time, at the right price and do all the little things right. That’s what we do.”
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