Category Archives: Remodeling Industry Information

How Did Design Build Pros Begin?

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Neil Parsons Design Build ProsBeing in the remodeling industry in several different capacities over many years, I have witnessed many mistakes that contractors made and the poor decisions that homeowners made.

With the intent to make remodeling projects more professional and pleasant for all those involved, we created Design Build Pros. Our unique, award-winning project design and development process offers homeowners a smarter approach to home remodeling. We prepare our clients with design options, accurate budgets, detailed work scope, scheduling, and product selections. From there, we discuss the next step, which is how to get the project built. A homeowner can choose to build themselves (DIY), GC or manage the project themselves, hire their own contractor, or work with our recommended remodeler from the DBP Preferred Network. Continue reading

Do You Know Neil Parsons

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Parsons Construction Clark NJIn the category of “It’s a small world”

Last week a Clark, New Jersey homeowner called a remodeler about getting some work done. The woman asked, “Do you know Neil Parsons?” The 25 year old remodeler answered, “Yes, I do!” She explained that Parsons Construction did work on her home almost 30 years ago.

The moral of the story: In business it is important to build a brand. Be memorable, leave an impression, and hopefully, most often, it’s a good impression. Continue reading

How to Love Your Home Again With a Remodel

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How to Love Your Home Again With a Remodel

How to Love Your Home (1)This is a guest blog done by Kathi Fleck of LoneStar Property Solutions. You can read an interview she had previously done with Design Build Pros here.

“The most important aspect for remodeling your home is to have the look and feel that works best for you.” – Kathi Fleck, Renovate, Remodel… Relax!

One of the major reasons a homeowner wants to remodel their home is to find new ways to love it again. But with this sort of commitment, there are sometimes doubts that may arise that make people hold off on going forward. Here are some possible answers to four common questions that homeowners ask their remodeler before getting started.

 

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Don’t Put Off Home Repairs

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Don’t Put Off Home Repairs

Don't Ignore Home Repairs (1)This is a guest blog done by Kathi Fleck of LoneStar Property Solutions. You can read an interview she had previously done with Design Build Pros here.

“It is most important to take care of repair items as they occur, whether inside your home or on the exterior. I regularly see homes needing repair in addition to the desired updates the homeowner requests.” – Kathi Fleck

There is nothing that holds up a project like unexpected repairs. Even if the repairs were known about, it’s completely possible for homeowners to put off maintenance tasks until a major project is being done. When going into a remodeling project, it’s usually fairly obvious if maintenance has been deferred or not. If it’s been put off for too long, the overall cost of the project the homeowner wants to do becomes greatly increased by the necessary repairs that will need to be done along with it.

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A $3,000 Bathroom Remodel

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DISCLAIMER: This article, nor I, have the answer to what A $3,000 Bathroom Remodel is or exactly would include. Read my rant below to understand the basis for this article’s title.

Award winning NJ bathroom remodel - Design Build ProsA homeowner can choose to have almost any budget, high or low for a project. The question is then, “What do you get for that particular budget?” The factors are many, such as DIY (do it yourself) or hire a professional. Check out our informative article about Who Will Build Your Remodeling Project. The extent of the work scope is also a major factor. For instance, in a bathroom remodel the project may call for a complete demolition and gut of the walls and floor. Doing this allows for checking the in-wall plumbing connections and electrical wiring then updating as needed. Plus, any rotted wood or mold can be addressed. New insulation and fresh, moisture resistant drywall and cement board can be installed. Some may opt to forgo these steps and tasks and simply do a bathroom makeover where the fixtures and tile are replaced and the wall components listed prior remain. Continue reading

Unclogging Your Sink

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Hi There, Fellow Gardeners!

This is Becca.

unclogging your sink - Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne Indiana (1)Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be sharing information on Unclogging Your Sink.

Cleaning out a congested drain can be an unwanted hassle – and costly. We at Organic Gurlz Gardens have a few tips for unclogging the sink pipes.

One of the most obvious ways to prevent clogging is to avoid placing hair or large items down the drain. Washing down the sink with hot water also aids in keeping the drain from obstacles.

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Home Shows vs Houzz

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Are you planning a home remodeling project? Where do you start gathering information and ideas? Two of the most common options are the internet and home shows. Both venues can offer great insight to projects, companies, products and design ideas. While both are viable, they have a different set of pros and cons and may cater to different audiences.

Design Build Pros at the Remodeling home show (1)Home shows are a group of company exhibits set up in a building, typically for a weekend, for consumers to visit and view. Admission for an adult will range from free to perhaps $12. Often there are coupons or discounts available from either the show promoter or individual exhibitors. While attending, homeowners can see the displays of the companies that may range from full service, general contractors to individual trades people like painters, electricians, architects, designers, siding installers…etc. There may also be suppliers there displaying products that may include appliances, tile, windows, generators…etc. Continue reading

Design Build Pros Video Profile on Houzz

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Neil Parsons and Allison Tom for Houzz video interview (1)In November, 2015 the staff at Houzz invited Neil Parsons to do a video interview in New York to illustrate the unique project design process and the acclaimed success of Design Build Pros.  Below is the 60 second Houzz video.

The experience was fun and rewarding. It will also serve as a platform for the Design Build Pros system to expand into other territories and markets. DBP offers homeowners a project design and budget service up front to well prepare them to have their project built by a third party. The process paves the way for a professional and pleasant remodeling experience for all involved. Continue reading

Design Build Pros Awarded Best of Houzz 2016 for Design and Customer Service

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Design Build Pros Awarded Best of Houzz 2016 for Design and Customer Service

Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World.

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January 12, 2016Design Build Pros of Red Bank, NJ has won “Best Of Design and Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. This unparalleled project design firm that offers a “smarter approach to home remodeling” was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. Continue reading

Keeping Your Countertop Clean

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Hi There, Fellow Gardeners!

This is AnnahMarie.

keeping your countertop clean ~ Design Build Pros (4)Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be sharing information on keeping your countertop clean!

The breakfast bar – the commonplace in the kitchen for entertaining, enjoying a delicious meal, and an abundance of family fun. We at Organic Gurlz Gardens appreciate fun-times and scrumptious suppers, but could “normal” procedures in preparing meals be hazardous to one’s health?

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