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Cary Bonus Room Project

Progress update for the Cary Bonus Room Project. 

Insulation was installed and the roof has been finished this week.  The roofers were real troopers in the heat, THANK YOU guys for your hard work.  This upcoming week we will see drywall installation and the stucco siding will begin.  This will be a huge week visually.  Normally about 4 weeks from completion once the drywall is installed.

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Cary Bonus Room Project Update – we had a visitor

Hi everyone, Just before the insulation is complete on any of our projects we go through and photo all of the open walls.  That way if the drywall people inadvertently bury an outlet we can find it easily.  It also gives us and the homeowner some way of knowing what is behind a particular wall.  Once the project completes the owner gets a CD with all of the accumulated photos including the final photo shoot session.  In this case while I was at the home, we had a visitor.  At first I thought it was one of the inspectors but he wasn’t carrying a clipboard.  Not really a good conversationalist either.  Follow the link in the title to see other photos of this project which will be going into drywall at week’s end.  Dramatic change, I’ll post more pictures.  Today and tomorrow the roofers are there putting on the cedar shakes.  I hope they are careful in this heat.  If we can help you with your project just let me know – John@blue-ribbon-construction.com

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Cary Bonus Room Addition

Update on the progress of the Cary Bonus Room Addition by Blue Ribbon.  We have plumbing drain lines and tomorrow we’ll have water lines, then on to the inspection.  The cedar shingles for the roof should arrive tomorrow. 

Termite trails

Whoa, what a beam, in case of a storm, stand under here

Plumbing drain lines, water lines tomorrow

More termite trails, they really ate this house up, must have been tasty
Plumbing drains

The framing is nearly finished and OBTW, the framers uncovered significant termite damage at the entry way.  If there is water intrusion in the walls or around doors and windows this is the spot that termites love to hang out.

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Remodelilng Raleigh NC – Cary Bonus Room Project

New photos of the Cary Bonus Room Project by Blue Ribbon Residential Construction.  This is a very typical remodeling project that is done in the Raleigh and surrounding area.  The framing will conclude Tuesday or Wednesday and the mechanical work will begin this week as well.  We have ASK Plumbing, Briggs Electric, and Blinson Services on the schedule.  These fine trade contractors have worked with Blue Ribbon for many years and do great work.  Pics of their portion of the project coming up later.  Click the title to go to the Picasa site with more photos.

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Cary Bonus Room Project

Video from the main house looking toward the front showing wall framing – This is from Tuesday morning – by now the guys are setting the rafters and hopefully by tomorrow will have a plywood cover over the project.  Next comes mechanicals and roof next week.

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New project with an open roof – the rain, hail, and wind got us last night

When Blue Ribbon opens a home to the elements and tries to keep Mother Nature out with a simple blue tarp it is sometimes iffy.  On Friday the guys wrapped their work up like a gift but on Sunday night a short but powerful storm hit taking out the pretty blue gift wrap.  The water got into the ceiling of the garage so now we take the ceiling out and install new, finish and paint the ceiling.  Could have been much worse.  I’ve not taken the “after” pictures of the damage but here are the pretty gift wrapping set.

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Great News – Blue Ribbon has a new business Facebook page

For everyone visits our two tour homes during the Tour of Remodeled Homes weekend and who “Likes” us on our new Facebook page will be entered into a drawing for a Calphalon cookware set or a beautiful orchid from Atlantic Orchid and Garden Center.  Also, if we reach 250 “Likes” we will also contribute $500 to the Japan relief effort.  If you would like to see all of the homes on the tour click the heading to be taken to a post on Google Docs.

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Charleston Style Attic Progress

Looking toward the lake, windows still not here yet.

This hole (old attic stair) has been our only access since the project started.

If you can read between the lines this is the new bathroom.

Oh Yea, stairs

We’ll need to build a window seat to house the duct work under the window.

The attic project in Cary that is styled as a Charleston is well under way.  the mechanicals started this week and hopefully we’ll be through our inspections by week’s end.  Then on to insulation.  It looks like a mess in the photos but with everyone working in the small space it is a bit crowded.  The one milestone that the owner really appreciated this week is the stair installation, now she doesn’t have to climb a ladder to see the progress.  The project is turning into an absolute mint, you’ll see, I promise.

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Oh My, So much to tell you!!!!

Last Thursday evening was the STAR Awards banquet.  The whole gang was there along with their significant others.  Of the six entries we were graciously awarded three gold awards.  Best Accessible Remodel, Best Attic, and Best Room Addition.  Special shout out and thank you to all of our clients who allowed us to bring the judges into your homes and for taking the time to complete the customer questionnaire.  This is one of the few remodeling competitions where the owners get to comment and the judges actually visit all of the jobs.  There were 96 entries this year (amazing considering the economy) which amounts to $12 million in remodeling activity.

****** Blue Ribbon was also surprised with a special honor.  Each year an Associate and Remodeler member is selected to receive special recognition.  This award is bestowed on the business and owner for their support of the Remodelers Council as well as the promotion of the industry in the eye of the public.  This year Blue Ribbon and me (John Sperath – in case you didn’t know) were given that recognition.  This was a total shock which we weren’t expecting.  Thank you all who contributed to Blue Ribbon’s success again this year in the Star Awards.
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